SHE is proof of the effort it takes for a country girl to reach the heights of her beloved sport, but this paid off in grand fashion on Monday morning when Dante Leydon received an award from the NSW government.
RUGBY union did not become a professional sport until 1996, but for one of Queanbeyan's own former Wallabies players it was the camaraderie and spirit of the national squad before this time that lead them to some of their greatest moments.
THE people of Queanbeyan have rallied behind a local father of two and the recent victim of a serious assault by selling out the Acacia room of the Kangaroos Club to raise much-needed funds as local basketballer Andrew McInnes recovers from a brain injury.
Riverside Plaza Telstra Shop franchisee Neil Kennedy said engaging with the Queanbeyan community was too good an opportunity to miss when signing as the naming rights sponsor for this year's Queanbeyan Gift.
SOME of the best ideas come from those Sunday afternoon discussions with your friends. For two local mums, Heather Foggett and Teresa Hancock, it resulted in the creation of not for profit charity, Capes 4 Kids.