GIPPSTAR – December Winners

The December Junior Gippstar Award Winner is Ava Harrington of Denison for her achievements in Show jumping. Ava competed in the Pony Club Zone Championships in D grade showjumping. At 11 yrs of age, Ava is at the lower side of age (up to 21 years old) of competitors. She won 2 out of 2 classes making her Zone Champion for the year. Ava won Gold in under 13’s and Silver in the Open woman’s 3km at Waikato Modern Pentathlon Festival in New Zealand. She is also the Gold Medalist in under 13’s Pony club Tetrathlon in Wannon Zone.


The December Open Gippstar Award Winner is Diane Penney of Morwell for her achievements in the sport of Bocce.  Diane, from Morwell’s Italian Australian Bocce Club, paired with Antonio Biancacci to win the Asia-Oceania Confederation Mixed Doubles Bocce-Rafa Championship. They competed in December ‘22, in Kota, Malaysia at the Kelantan Sports and Youth Complex. By winning the Gold Medal, Diane and Antonio have “locked in” a slot to compete in the World Bocce-Rafa Championships next year in Algeria.


Congratulations to our Winners!!