BAY Power’s Matthew Schlein is the Fraser Coast Regional Council’s June’s Senior Sportsperson of the Month.

This article was originally published on FC Sports Media and was reposted here with permission.

Matt Schlein receives his Senior Sportsperson of the Month award from Fraser Coast Regional Council Deputy Mayor Darren Everard and Hervey Bay RSL’s Sarah Bailey-Wilkinson. PHOTO: FC Sports Media.

The player has returned from his third year of representing South Queensland in the seventh annual North Queensland v South Queensland intrastate clash in Cairns last month.

He was one of two players selected from the Wide Bay region.

“I was excited to be selected again, believing it is a reward for my efforts in the local competition,” Schlein said.

Schelin was not expecting the award and was shocked when contacted.

“I was a bit shocked, but I am proud to receive the award and for being recognised for my efforts,”  he said.

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Deputy Mayor Darren Everard congratulated Schlein on the award.

“Matt is a dedicated player who plays the game in the right way and a worthy winner of the monthly award,” Everard said.

Hervey Bay RSL’s Sarah Bailey-Wilkinson was proud that the Hervey Bay RSL supports the Fraser Coast sportspeople.

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“The Hervey Bay RSL is pleased to contribute in a small way to our outstanding local athletes,”  she said.

Schlein thanked the Fraser Coast Council and the Hervey Bay RSL for the award.

“Bay Power have a great relationship with the RSL.  We have a lot of functions here with the club,”  he said.

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He believes he will have no problem spending the $50 RSL voucher he received as part of the award.

To nominate a deserving senior or junior sportsperson for their outstanding achievements, visit the Fraser Coast Regional Council website, here.

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