Team spirit is Zakury’s aim of the game

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Jil­lian McKee

ZAKURY Maroney-Quee is only 10 but has al­ready been in four rugby league fi­nals. The Year 4 stu­dent plays for He­ber­sham Tigers and this year took out the grand fi­nal against St Clair. Zakury is not only an amaz­ing player, he also has in­cred­i­ble team spirit which is what earnt him his Ju­nior Sports Star nom­i­na­tion.

Ear­lier this year, Zakury suf­fered from ap­pen­dici­tis and spent time in hos­pi­tal. De­spite the surgery he still came to train­ing and watched from the side­lines as his team played.

His mother Me­gan Maroney said she was just happy Zakury played for such an amaz­ing club. “The team and the club are so en­cour­ag­ing and sup­port­ive; they are just like one big fam­ily,” she 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@news lo­cal.com.au. En­tries close Oc­to­ber 23.

Pic­ture: PETER KELLY

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