HONOUR: Susan Pattel was named Fraser Coast’s sportsperson of the year at the Australia Day awards.
HONOUR: Susan Pattel was named Fraser Coast’s sportsperson of the year at the Australia Day awards. Alistair Brightman

YEAR IN REVIEW: The first quarter in local sport

IT HAS been a huge year for sport on the Fraser Coast.

For the next four days we will look at some of the biggest moments in sport, as well as our athletes' achievements on the local, national and international stage.

There is not enough space to get everything in so we've whittled the extensive list of achievements down to five per month.

Tell us what you think at either sport@frasercoastchronicle.com.au or on our Facebook page.

January

Maryborough hockey stars Trudi Pedersen and Jess Switzer are named in the Australian indoor hockey development team.

Matt Hauser defends his OTU Oceania Junior Triathlon Championship and our newest triathlon event is officially named Tri Fraser Coast just days later.

Dale Shilleto wins the 2014-15 Formula 500 Speedweek Series.

Shooter Susan Pattel is named Fraser Coast Sports-person of the Year at the Australia Day awards.

February

Past Grammars continue their dominance of Sugar Cities Cricket by winning their fourth title in five years.

Tom Hodge is selected in his first state team just weeks after he won the Fraser Coast Cycling Club's championship.

After a two decade drought Fraser Coast Cricket turns the breakthrough into back-to-back success as they lift the Goodchild Shield for the second consecutive year.

Rising rugby star Kirsten Fuller represents Queensland at the National Sevens Championship in Sydney.

Nine Fraser Coast juniors are selected to play for Queensland's under-10 to U15 teams after stellar performances at the Oztag Junior State Cup.

March

Champion boxer Jarrod Fletcher formally retires from the sport after 21 years in the ring. He retired with a record of 18-3.

Aztecs Apaches overcome a spirited Sparx Hyne 13-12 in a nail biting conclusion to Maryborough Softball's grand final.

Fraser Coast Cricket's John Lucas fires his final batsman after a 30-year career as an umpire as Past Grammars Brown win the Fraser Coast A-grade title to complete the double.

The first games on Hervey Bay Hockey Association's new turf are played with all teams giving the surface a tick of approval.

Hervey Bay Bowls Club wins the hotly-contested Taylor Wide Bay Classic Division 1 final 6-1 over Pialba.



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