Congratulations to Mia Duryea from Barnawartha who was awarded the 2016 Cathy McGowan Rising Star Award.
Mia joined Barnawartha in 2015 and has made an impact with her netball from her first day. Mia was an integral member of the 2015 13 & Under Premiership team and was the winner in both the 13 & Under club Best & Fairest and the 13 & Under Association Best & Fairest.
Mia is a talented netballer, having played representative netball for Albury Netball Association, which culminated in competing at the Association championships in Melbourne.
Although only a bottom aged player, Mia has also earned selection in the North East Netball team for the Victorian State Titles to be held in October, together with being invited to trial for the North East Zone Academy.
Mia combines her netball with other sports, having represented Victoria in water polo.
Mia was unable to collect her award on the night, as she was in Sydney playing representative netball for her school, the awarded was accepted on her behalf by 2015 Rising Star Award Winner Chloe Butters-Hamilton from Barnawartha.