Stephanie Magiros to speak at BDSA ceremony

Berrima District Sports Awards guest speaker, Australian snowboarding star Stephanie Magiros. 	          Photo supplied

Berrima District Sports Awards guest speaker, Australian snowboarding star Stephanie Magiros. Photo supplied

THE guest speaker has been announced for the 2015 Berrima District Sports Awards (BDSA) ceremony.

Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) athlete and snowboarding star Stephanie Magiros will attend the BDSA night of nights next Friday, February 27.

Magiros completed national level 10 gymnastics before trying snowboarding when she was 17.

She watched snowboarding videos of Australian halfpipe star Torah Bright and was hooked after a few weekends on the NSW slopes.

Magiros began competing on the halfpipe world cup circuit in 2011 and achieved a top 10 result in 2013 to land a spot at last year's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

On her olympic debut, Magiros snagged the last spot in the semi-finals, finishing 18th overall.

Magiros's dream of competing at an olympic games started before she turned to snowboarding.

When she was nine, Magiros was chosen to perform in the Closing Ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney 2000.

Magiros will speak at the annual BDSA awards night at the Mittagong RSL Club on February 27.

The BDSA committee recognises the best junior and senior athletes in the Highlands each month over a 12-month period.

An overall senior and junior champion will be decided at the annual awards night.

Tickets are available from Moss Vale Sports and Toys, SportsPower Bowral and at the Mittagong Risk.

For more information, call Dominic Dulhunty on 0432 793 361.

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