i98 Fm And ahm Local Heroes To Be Announced This Friday!

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i98FM and Australian Health Management (ahm) along with ahm brand ambassador Steve Waugh will announce the winners of the 2010 i98FM / ahm Local Hero Awards this Friday morning at the City Beach Function Centre.

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In a joint effort to recognise Illawarra residents and their outstanding contribution to the community

i98FM and ahm Health Insurance along with ahm brand ambassador Steve Waugh will announce the winners of the 2010 i98FM / ahm Local Hero Awards this Friday morning at the City Beach Function Centre.

In a joint effort to recognise Illawarra residents and their outstanding contribution to the community, i98FM and ahm are paying tribute to local people who help and inspire others.

With 26 finalists across six categories, the nominees for the third annual i98FM / ahm Local Hero Awards are:

Local Hero Of The Year

1. Allan Carroll – Rugby League / Touch Football
2. Shaun O’Toole – Golf Coach
3. Dr. Margaret Gardiner – National Breast Cancer Foundation
4. Lance Tarrant – Surf Life Saving

Teacher Of The Year

1. Louise Hammonds – Towradgi Public School
2. Garry Cajar – St Joseph’s Catholic High School
3. Wendy Carter – St Paul’s Albion Park
4. Christine Nichols – Unanderra Public School

Volunteer Of The Year (People & Community)

1. Elizabeth Brusic – Rui’s Place
2. Carol Gribble – Warrigal Care / Mount Warrigal Retirement Village
3. Ian Picton – Disabled Surfers Association
4. Wynne Gibson – Red Point Artist Association Incorporated
5. Marion Maclean – Bandage Bear and Camp Quality

Volunteer Of The Year (Sport & Recreation)

1. Shane Dowel – Warilla Barrack Point Surf Life Saving
2. Arnaldo Mieli – Forte Boxing
3. Mark Cassel – Tullimbar Titans Junior Rugby League
4. Connie Dallas – Jamberoo Superoos
5. Craig Pusser – Albion Park Crows Junior AFL & Illawarra Junior AFL

Junior Sports Star Of The Year

1. Jack Doyle - Gymnastics
2. Shaun Langmaid - Karate
3. Sasha Roberston – Taekwon-do
4. Madelyn Bennett – Gymnastics / Acrobatics
5. Emily Rosskelly – Swimming and Surf Life Saving

Senior Sports Star Of The Year

1. John O’Connell – Triathlon / Duathlon
2. Marie Kay - Athletics
3. Terry Deegan – Touch Football

ahm Health Insurance brand ambassador and former Australian Test Captain, Steve Waugh will personally congratulate finalists as one of the judges and guest presenter at the awards ceremony on Friday morning. Popular WIN Television personality and guest judge Susie Elelman will host the awards.

Joining Steve Waugh and Susie Elelman on the judging panel is i98FM’s popular breakfast team Marty and Bianca, WIN Radio General Manager Ryan Gracie and Illawarra Business Chamber President Les Dion. The i98FM / ahm Local Hero Awards – Recognising exceptional contributions to the Illawarra Community

About ahm
ahm is the eighth largest Australian health insurance provider and has been caring for the health of Australians for more than thirty five years. In addition to the provision of health insurance, ahm has developed and delivers innovative health management programs. We employ health professionals covering key disciplines including nursing, exercise physiology, dietitians and fitness to deliver these programs.

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