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2000 Sportstar of the Year Awards

These Awards, sponsored by The Cairns Post, are an annual event,
and are based upon the athlete's achievements for the year 2000

As the photos below show, Brett was selected as one of the Senior Finalists
However, the Award was won by Cameron Cairncross, another baseball player from the Cairns area

(see the video below)

Brett won the Junior Division of these Awards in 1995
Click here for all the details and photos




The Awards Night - to be held on Friday 16th February 2001 - the Master of Ceremonies is John McCoy


Brett's nomination - Wednesday 20th December 2000


Selected as a finalist!!! - a letter from the Cairns Post - Tuesday 23rd January 2001


A finalist!!! - copy of the article on Brett which appeared in the Cairns Post - Wednesday 7th February 2001


As a finalist, Brett was required to submit the details of his activities during the year

Part One - a copy of the above article - used as an introduction by Brett

Part Two - the off-season program, Spring Training, promotion to "High A", Olympic selection

Part Three - playing a game in Cairns, the Australian Baseball season

Part Four - Australia Day Sporting Award, the future


"Judgement Day" has arrived!!! - a copy of an article on the Awards which was in the Cairns Post on Friday 16th February 2001


Sharon and Brett - on the night of the Awards


The twelve finalists - photo of the display that was at the entrance to the venue......

......and a copy of Brett's photo used in this display


"Roll of Champions" - and includes Brett as a past winner - in 1995


Each of the twelve finalists received a trophy, and were interviewed by John McCoy

#01 - Brett receiving his Award - two photos

#02 - during the interview - two photos

#03 - and another two photos taken during Brett's interview


The Winners - Junior, Senior and Masters Divisions


All of us!!! - photo taken at the Awards Night - and published in the Cairns Post on Wednesday 21st February 2001

Original of the above photo - in color .......... a great photo of all of us!!!



Right at the start of this video Brett is being interviewed as one of the Nominees

Cameron is then announced as the Senior winner,
plus the segment includes details on the Junior and Masters winners


(web site notes - this video was uploaded on Thursday 25th June 2009 and is in 'flv' format - the video
file name is '0video26.flv' and the full address is 'http://www.ronebergcairns.com/0video26.flv' - the
associated player, which also has been uploaded to the same directory, has the file name of 'player.swf')