DETERMINATION and passion are both attributes which sum up The Morning Bulletin 2005 Senior and Junior Sport Stars for the month of April.
Alton Downs equestrian competitor Kirstie Fossett is The Morning Bulletin/CHR Senior Sport Star for April after representing the Australian under-21 team in an international competition in New Zealand.
Rockhampton's Kristie Mahon excels at any challenge and it was the athletics success which has earned Mahon The Morning Bulletin/ Frenchville Sports Club Junior Sport Star for April award.
Mahon, who is preparing for the 2005 Cerebral Palsy World Games in the USA in July, competed on the national stage in April, winning five gold medals and one bronze while setting four national junior age records.
Across the Tasman Fossett was one of two Queenslanders in the team, the Australians placed second in cross-country and won the show jumping to take the overall title while Fossett placed second over all in the individual points.
Other high achievers during April were weightlifter John Walz, road cyclist Mark Chadwick, table tennis star Colin McKenna, kickboxing talent John Holland, hockey player and coach Lee Tunny and Evelyn Denney and indoor cricketer Sarah Harris.
April's other junior achievers included cricketer Michael Simmers and trampolinist Jarrod Spear.
Nominations for sporting achievements during the month of May are now open and close on Monday, June 6.