Young sports star honoured
MT PERRY State School’s sportsperson of the year, Bailey Nicholson, scooped up an extra award on Monday.
Bailey took home the Junior Sports Award at the Australia Day celebrations.
The keen sportsman represented his school at district level for shot-put, and for Gin Gin in junior rugby league.
A man of few words, Bailey said he was proud to win the accolade and planned to continue his sporting prowess at Gin Gin State High School this year.
His mother, Maryann, said during the footy season, they took Bailey to Bundaberg twice a week.
When her two older sons – now aged 22 and 20 – were competing in hockey and football, the family clocked up to 1000km a week on the road.
PROUD AS PUNCH: Bailey Nicholson’s sporting prowess earned him the Junior Sports Award at the Australia Day celebrations.