2018 CBR Sport Awards Night

The CBR Sport Awards Night promises to be a fantastic celebration of our city’s proud sporting culture, its champions and quiet achievers, and the passion Canberrans bring as players and supporters to their favourite sports.

Venue
National Arboretum
Date
Friday 30 November 2018
Time
6.30pm to 11.00pm
Dress
Cocktail
Meal
Three course dinner & beverages

 

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GUEST SPEAKER – DANNY GREEN

Danny Green is the only boxer from Australia to win four professional boxing world titles in three weight divisions. One of the highest profile athletes in the country, Greens laconic, affable laid-back nature outside the ring belies his fierce and intense demeanour inside the ropes, his devastating power and aggressive instincts have earned him the well-known moniker ‘The Green Machine’.

He represented his country at the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games in 1998 and then the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, winning his first fight against Brazil, then bowing out to the eventual gold medallist from Russia after giving the World Champion all he could handle! His pro career finished with a record of 36-5(28 KO’s). He was one half of arguably the biggest rivalry in Australian sport, ending the 17-year spat with domestic rival Anthony Mundine on February 3, 2017 with a points decision

For the past five years Green has been dedicated to his self-funded anti-violence movement called the Cowards Punch Campaign. Aimed at preventing the senseless and unnecessary attacks on helpless victims, his campaign has gained massive national exposure and support.

Danny’s efforts have incredibly seen the vernacular in the community and, more importantly, the media and the Courts change, seeing them now use the term ‘cowards punch’ instead of other labels such as ‘king-hit’ or ‘one punch’ that can at times glorify these sickening attacks. He is committed to the campaign long term and it’s been said that the legacy he will leave from his efforts in the community will outweigh his achievements in the boxing ring.

 

MASTER OF CEREMONIES – SAMANTHA LANE

An award-winning journalist specialising in AFL, Olympics and cycling, Samantha Lane joined Channel Seven’s AFL broadcast team in 2013. Now part of the top-rating Saturday night AFL coverage, Sam sits alongside Matthew Richardson, Cameron Ling, Luke Darcy, Mick Molloy and Basil Zempilas. Through match broadcasts she brings views, news and on-field interviews. Samantha regularly appears on Channel 7’s Sunrise program, has contributed to Channel 10’s The Project and co-hosted The Circle.

Sam’s 12 years as a journalist for Fairfax Media was highlight filled. In 2013, her work on the AFL and NRL doping scandals formed part of The Age’s group entry that won the best coverage of an issue or event. For her ground-breaking reporting on concussion in the AFL she has won the VicSport media award twice.

Sam was in Paris to report on the finals of the 2012 and 2013 Tours de France, and filed extensively on Cadel Evans’ historic Tour win. She also reported from the 2011 Giro d’Italia for Fairfax.