Peter-Daniel Allan is latest finalist in the Gympie Sportsman Association’s Sports Star of the Year award.
Peter-Daniel Allan is latest finalist in the Gympie Sportsman Association’s Sports Star of the Year award. Craig Warhurst

Allan is the next to star

SPORTS STAR: Enduro motorcycle rider Peter-Daniel Allan is the fifth finalist of the Gympie Sportsman Association's Sports Star of the Year award.

Allan is the November finalist after some great performances on his bike during 2011.

He joins tenpin bowler Stephen O'May, hockey player Patrick Barnes, futsal player Ella Flack and javelin thrower Liam O'Brien as the current finalists.

The 15-year-old started riding motorbikes when he was four years old and had a stellar 2011 after a great 2010.

"We have always lived on an acreage on which I ride almost daily," Allan said.

"I have always loved motorbikes and started riding club days several years ago."

He said his family noticed how much he loved riding, so in 2010 he started racing all the Queensland Enduro events.

"I came out with some good results," Allan said.

"I was racing a Honda CRF150r and this year I have been racing on a Yamaha YZ250f in the Queensland Enduro events.

"I am currently leading in all of the events."

The Saint Patrick's student has just completed the Australian Off-Road Championships finishing third outright for his age group despite missing the last two races with a broken finger.

"My ultimate goal is to travel overseas to race throughout the USA and Europe," he said.

Allan takes home a $100 McDonald's gift voucher and Cooloola Fitness Centre vouchers for his monthly win and will line up against 12 other young sports stars for a share of more than $3000 in prizes and trophies in July.

The Gympie Times has teamed up with the Sports

man's Association and generous sponsors Apex, Zinc FM, McDonald's, Nestle, Cooloola Fitness Centre and Charlies to run the annual competition. There are three major prizes in the Sports Star of the Year award.

The overall winner takes home $1000 plus a trophy.

The Junior Sports Star of the Year award winner gets $500 and a trophy.

The All Rounder receives $300, a trophy and 12 months gym membership at the Cooloola Fitness Centre.

One lucky athlete could win all three and take home more than $1800 in prizes.

Gympie Times


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