NICOLA NAMED SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

After winning the Waratah Championship for the first time, The Crusaders were named Team of the Year at last night’s Sport Central Coast Gala Dinner.

Chris Ohlback is Coach of the Year, after guiding his men to an historic title 74-72.

Other recipients were Dylan Littlehales, named Athlete with a Disability, and Callum Sutton, who picked up the Junior award.

While the top prize – the prestigious Sportsperson of the Year, went to High Jump star Nicola McDermott – who has qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games with a leap of one-metre 96.

The 22 year-old received the inaugural Standing O trophy.

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Steve has been a casual sports journalist with NBN Central Coast since 2007. In his role with the National Rugby League; Steve has worked at every Grand Final since 1999, including hosting the post match presentation for channel nine from 2003 to 2010. He is also the host of a radio sports show, and has been named Best Sports Presenter Provincial at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards on six occasions. When he's not reporting on sport, he's an active participant - winning numerous Australian surf lifesaving medals at open and masters level.