Malakai is on the ball for big fu­ture on the footy field

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

TEN-YEAR-OLD Malakai Tuip­u­lotu is one tal­ented rugby league player.

In a game that played out eerily sim­i­larly to this year’s cel­e­brated NRL grand fi­nal, the Ju­nior Sports Star nom­i­nee was able to score the win­ning try in his grand fi­nal dur­ing golden point time.

This year’s win made it the fourth year in a row Malakai’s team were named pre­miers.

Hav­ing played rugby league for St Marys Rugby League Club since he was six, Malakai has now be­come one of the dis­trict’s top point scor­ers.

Malakai was nom­i­nated in the young sport­ing spirit cat­e­gory by his mother Aimee Tuip­u­lotu, who said he al­ways gave his very best.

“Malakai just loves any team sport, he even plays touch (football), Oz­tag and net­ball in the off sea­son,” she said.

The awards are spon­sored by Rebel and 7 News is the of­fi­cial media part­ner.

To nom­i­nate some­one, visit ju­nior­ or email jss@newslo­

En­tries close Oc­to­ber 23.


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