Gen­er­ous spirit nets award for Brock

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

SHALVEY’S Brock EyreNixon has taken out The Stan­dard’s Young Sport­ing Spirit award for his base­ball feats.

Af­ter count­less trips over­seas to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia, Brock said he still couldn’t be­lieve he won.

“No way didn’t I ex­pect to win, I thought one of the other kids would get it,” he said.

Brock’s mother Rochelle said she couldn’t be­lieve it ei­ther.

“We were shocked and stunned, there were quite a few kids there that were just as good as him but we were just happy to be there,” she said.

Brock trains two days a week with the NSW ju­nior base­ball team, but also gives up his time to coach his younger, dis­abled brothers.

Mrs Eyre-Nixon told the stan­dard that Brock had a self­less at­ti­tude.

“It is a gift he is blessed with, he has such a great at­ti­tude and is al­ways will­ing to help,” she said.

“Brock put his hand up to coach and man­age both his younger brothers’ sport­ing teams.”

The 14-year-old is tri­alling with NSW Base­ball for tours of Ja­pan and the US later this year.

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