Miller's Crowning Night

The meteoric rise of Georgia Miller continued on Thursday night with the Newport athlete crowned NSW Young Athlete Of The Year during a gala ceremony at Marsfield’s historic Curzon Hall.

Nineteen-year-old Miller beat a red-hot field to take home the gong in the highly competitive youth category at the 20th anniversary of the NSW Sports Awards.

“I had no expectations of winning this award as there are so many outstanding athletes in this field, so this genuinely a surprise for me,” Miller said.

Miller was recognised for her consistent performances at a club, state and international level throughout 2014.

“I’ve had a really enjoyable but busy year with many exciting challenges. It began when I started at a new club, and continued when went to France for Rescue with the Australian team and was fortunate enough to perform well over there.”

With the season winding down Miller could be forgiven for taking some time to reflect on her many achievements, but that just wouldn’t be her style.

“I recently qualified for next season’s Nutri-Grain Ironwoman series which has been a dream of mine for many years,” she said.

“I will be competing at State next month and then the Aussies in April before taking a short break and then it’s back into training straight away.”

Miller was far from alone at the gala ceremony as she was joined by Paul Lemmon and Dori Miller who were in contention for Master Athlete of the Year. The successful 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships was also recognised after they were announced as a finalist in The Event Of The Year award.

Surf Life Saving NSW congratulates Georgia, Paul, Dori, and everyone in the movement who by participating, volunteering, and supporting made the State Championships such a roaring success.

Fri 20 Feb 2015