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The down-to-earth style of Matthew Denny – indeed the Denny family – was to the fore on Friday night when members of the community gathered to applaud the success of one of Allora’s greatest sporting achievers.

In a relaxed atmosphere, Matthew shared a great deal of his life in a one-on-one interview with old friend Max Mason and to those under the big marquee, it was the same as being part of a lounge room chat.

In true Matthew Denny style, he praised the constant support of the Allora district community and credited his family as the source of his inspiration.

Speaking about his gold medal performance at the Bermingham Commonwealth Games, Denny said he was very relaxed.

“I was having fun – I compete at my best when I’m having fun,” he said.

Well done Sue

Congratulations to Sue Higgins on organising this wonderful evening, giving locals an opportunity to celebrate Matthew’s gold medal win at the Commonwealth Games.

Thanks go to the valuable support from local businesses, volunteers and the Southern Downs Regional Council for approving the grant to help fund the event.

See all the pictures in the issue.

Allora Advertiser 19 October 2022

This article appeared in the Allora Advertiser, 19 October 2022.

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