En­thu­si­asm pays off for power player

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

FOR Jaxon Maw­son, play­ing Aus­tralian rules footy is about the peo­ple not the points.

The Young Sport­ing Spirit nom­i­nee is known on the field for his ex­em­plary team men­tal­ity.

The 10-year-old Oakhurst player was voted the Best and Fairest out of the com­pe­ti­tion in his age bracket last year.

Jaxon’s man­ager at the Rooty Hill Power Ju­nior Aus­tralian Football club, Vanessa Dixon, de­scribed him as an en­thu­si­as­tic player.

“He is truly a team mem­ber and en­cour­ages his team mates to push them­selves and set the bar higher,” Dixon said.

“As a more skilled and ex­pe­ri­enced player, Jaxon men­tors and guides new and younger play­ers on and off the field. He is well­liked and re­spected by team­mates and par­ents of our club.”

While he wants to play for the GWS Giants, for now Jaxon said he just en­joys the game.

“I like get­ting out there and play­ing and help­ing the kids and just hav­ing fun,” Jaxon said.

NewsLo­cal’s Ju­nior Sports Star Awards are spon­sored by Rebel and 7 News is the of­fi­cial media part­ner. To nom­i­nate some­one visit ju­nior­sportsstar.com.au or email jss@newslo­cal.com.au.

En­tries close Oc­to­ber 23.

Pic­ture: CARMELA ROCHE

Jaxon Maw­son loves be­ing part of a team.

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