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Community Recognition Award Winner Kane Marshall

Mr WINGARD (Mitchell) (15:06): I rise today to speak about a community awards presentation I held at Patritti Wines in Dover Gardens recently. More than 100 people attended to celebrate some outstanding people in our local area. Meeting with people in the electorate, I am always hearing about people doing fabulous things for others and people who are generally doing great things for our local area. It is often the small things that make the biggest difference in a community, and I want these people to be acknowledged.

Through my newsletter, local schools and community organisations I asked for nominations to identify those who just quietly go about helping others and contributing to the local area but who are not often recognised. I had such a terrific response, and as such I acknowledge and celebrate five award recipients.

I also want to say a big thank you to Ines Patritti from Patritti Wines in Dover Gardens, who helped put on the event; Total Tools, Lonsdale, who supported it; the Warradale Hotel; Zorich Sports/Sports Power at Glenelg; and the SA Aquatic Centre. My wife, family and friends also helped support the night with some food. It was a great environment in which to acknowledge these fantastic people.

Also, thanks go to Seaview High School's school captains, Jake Beaumont and Rachael Jaala Rattus, who attended. Rachael sang and her brother played keyboard, and they were absolutely outstanding and also helped to raise some funds for operation Flinders, the Seaview chapter.

It was a brilliant night, and the second person we acknowledged was a young lad by the name of Kane Marshall, who was this year named Reynella Cricket Club's Junior Player of the Year for 2015-16. His dad, Kym, and mum, Sandra, were also there. Kane has also been heavily involved for a number of years as a player with the Reynella Football Club, the Wineflies, but this year he joined up with the Southern Football League to be a boundary umpire for 2016 season, trying to keep his fitness up so that he can continue with his cricket.

I also saw him heavily involved with the All Abilities Cricket as an assistant coach at the Reynella Cricket Club. He was always there helping out kids a little less fortunate, making sure they had a smile on their face and they were enjoying playing the game of cricket. Kane has a true passion for cricket and loves to share it with his community, and I acknowledge him for that. He was also recognised as a student leader when he attended Woodend Primary School, and now at Reynella East High School he is an active member of their Aboriginal support group, another great accolade for this young man. He is a wonderful role model to his peers and has shown what can be achieved if you work hard and set your eyes on a dream. Congratulations to Kane. 

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