Bronte nominated for Australia Day youth accolades
UP-AND-coming swimmer and youth leader Bronte Beresford's sporting achievements and mature perspective earned her a nomination for the Valley's young citizen of the year.
Bronte qualified for the state swimming titles in February last year and she was also one of 10 students who attended a school leaders program in Coffs Harbour.
Her leadership style has been noted as being very mature and after attending the conference she spoke about the need to learn from mistakes.
"Leadership is like a rubber, because you learn from your mistakes," she said.
Her older sister Jesse Clare-Beresford said she was very proud to see her contribution recognised.
"She's a pretty good younger sister," Jesse said.
"She does not cause too much trouble."
Yamba Chamber of Commerce president Bev Mansfield nominated Bronte for the award.
"Bronte is a well-rounded highly respected young citizen of the Yamba community," said Ms Mansfield.
"She is well-respected by her peers, teachers and adults.
"Her sporting involvement representing her school and community associations at a young age are highly impressive.
"Her leadership skills are years ahead of her age.
"Bronte has her head screwed on right and will continue to be a great asset over the years to the Clarence Valley in whichever direction she takes herself."