Our best stars are great globetrotters

REPRESENTING Australia was a common theme for The Morning Bulletin 2005 July and August Sport Star winners.

Leading Rockhampton touch football player Gavin Shuker captured The Morning Bulletin/CHR Senior Sport Star award for July.

Shuker gained selection in the Australian open men's team for last month's All Nations tournament in New Zealand where he captained the national side.

Blackwater rugby league product Dave Taylor, currently touring France and England with the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport) under-18 rugby league team, took out The Morning Bulletin/Frenchville Sports Club Junior Sport Star for July.

Taylor helped steer the Australian schoolboys to a 42-24 win over the Junior Kiwis in Melbourne.

In August, Yeppoon marathon runner Dave Cundy and rising Rockhampton tennis star Cory Jacobs were crowned Senior and Junior Sport Star winners respectively.

Cundy joined the 55-59 years field at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Spain and Jacobs was the youngest member of the Queensland team to finish runner-up at this year's National Primary Schools Championships in Darwin.

Both Shuker and Cundy collect $200 for winning the monthly award and are now in the hunt for the $3600 overall prize.

Each junior monthly winner receives $250 and is eligible to win the overall prize of $3000.

The September and October monthly award winners will be announced this week.

Nominations are now open for the November monthly junior and senior sport star winners. Email details to tmbsport@capnews. com.au or fax 4930 4366 outlining the nominee's name, a contact number, category and their achievements during November.

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