Australia Day awards

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SPORTING accomplishments shone through at Fairfield Council’s Australia Day achievement certificate ceremony on Monday.

The six recipients have all made a contribution to the Fairfield community, from 16-year-old Felysha Namroud, to great-grandmother Enid Blair.

Mrs Blair, was nominated for the award by her daughter for dedication to her family.

Four awards were given for contributions to sport.

Yalda Sakhriah works with the Chaldean Australian Culture Society and organises the Iraqi Soccer Cup in Fairfield.

He was the assistant coach of Iraq’s football team for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Felysha Namroud has represented Mary Mackillop College in touch football, netball, softball and swimming.

Masood Khan, a Fairfield High School student, was recognised for his achievements in athletics, including being the Lansdowne Secondary School Sports Association All Round Sports Person in 2007.

Andrew Sheaves, also from Fairfield High School, has worked his way through the soccer refereeing ranks to become a division one referee .

Carmen Lazar, the principal of the Assyrian Diqlat School, was nominated for her work with the school as well as various committees, including the Nineveh Club and the Assyrian Australian Association Committees