Young gun sets bar for sports­man­ship on field

Ten-year-old takes home top spot at his first golf tour­na­ment

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

A WHIZ on both the cricket pitch and the golf course, St Clair’s Blake Hodges is an ath­lete to keep an eye on.

In his first golf tour­na­ment, the 10-year-old took out top spot and be­came the youngest ever mem­ber of Dun­heved Golf Club to get a hand­i­cap.

On top of this, Blake re­cently won the Syd­ney West PSSA golf cham­pi­onship with a per­sonal best score, beat­ing teens up to three years older.

If this isn’t enough, Blake is also one of St Clair’s best young crick­eters, se­lected for Pen­rith Ju­nior Cricket’s un­der-11 rep­re­sen­ta­tive side when he was just nine.

Blake has been nom­i­nated as this week’s Ju­nior Sports Star, and St Clair Hawks pres­i­dent Natalie Brad­bury said he was one of the best up and com­ing ath­letes in the club.

“What I love about Blake is his en­thu­si­asm and pas­sion to­wards all of his sport­ing en­deav­ours,” Mrs Brad­bury said. “What­ever he tries, he gives it 100 per cent.

“He is also in­cred­i­bly re­spect­ful and po­lite and shows great sports­man­ship; I have a feel­ing we’ll see great things from this young man in the fu­ture.”

Rebel is the ma­jor spon­sor of the Ju­nior Sports Star.

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