Young gun sets bar for sportsmanship on field
Ten-year-old takes home top spot at his first golf tournament
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.