Tigers cub with a big future ahead
YOUNG TIGERS HALFBACK LOVES HIS LEAGUE
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.
Rugby league star Jye Lawn is this week’s Young Sporting Spirit nominee.