Tigers cub with a big fu­ture ahead

YOUNG TIGERS HALF­BACK LOVES HIS LEAGUE

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Danielle Jarvis

He’s played for the Western City Tigers for six years but the ex­cite­ment of play­ing rugby league has not worn off for Young Sport­ing Spirit nom­i­nee Jye Lawn.

HE’S ran out for the Western City Tigers for six years, yet the ex­cite­ment of play­ing rugby league has not worn off for Jye Lawn.

The 12-year-old fiveeighth from Has­sall Grove said he loves his po­si­tion.

“I like be­ing in the halves be­cause I get to pass the ball,” Jye said.

Ac­cord­ing to his mother Faten Lawn, even in the off­sea­son Jye’s mind was on the game. “He is pretty con­fi­dent on the field,” she said.

“He never wants to miss out on train­ing and in his spare time all he wants to do is go down to the fields and kick his ball around.”

Jye’s speed, agility and goal kick­ing are highly val­ued by his team­mates and coach, and his team men­tal­ity has won him player of the week twice this year.

Com­ing from a fam­ily of sports fa­nat­ics, it was only a mat­ter of time be­fore Jye would fol­low suit.

“Our fam­ily’s very sporty ... I kind of ex­pected him to be into sport,” Mrs Lawn said. “He’s come a long way in the game.”

And in keep­ing with a long fam­ily tra­di­tion of sup­port­ing Can­ter­bury, Jye said his favourite NRL team was the Bull­dogs.

“I like Trent Hod­kin­son be­cause he plays half back. I like his kick­ing and I want to be like him,” he said.

Pic­ture: ADAM YIP

Rugby league star Jye Lawn is this week’s Young Sport­ing Spirit nom­i­nee.

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