Good sports reap the rewards
Aerobic gymnast Honor Lock is tumbling her way to international success.
The Avondale College student is determined to make it to the world gym aerobics championships next year.
And the 17-yearold has made a very good start along the way.
She was named college sport ASB sportsperson of the year for gym aerobics in a ceremony at Eden Park.
She is thrilled with the achievement.
“This has been my best year yet,” she says.
“I feel a real sense of accomplishment.”
Honor trains up to 12 hours a week at the Vortex gym in Howick.
She represented New Zealand in aerobic gymnastics at the Suzuki world cup in Japan, placing seventh in the junior category.
She placed first in the junior division at both the Auckland and New Zealand secondary schools aerobics championships.
She also came fifth in the American National Aerobic Championships.
Avondale College volleyballer Jacob Lee was also nominated for a young sportsperson award.
While he missed out on the top award, he racked up a range of accolades throughout the year.
He was selected for the tournament team at the Auckland and New Zealand secondary schools senior volleyball championships.
He captained the New Zealand under-17 men’s volleyball team and the New Zealand under-19 men’s volleyball team.
“It’s been great,” he says.
Annalie Longo of Remuera was named overall young sportswoman of the year and Paul Snow-Hansen of Takapuna was named young sportsman of the year.
Great achievement: Avondale College students Jacob Lee and Honor Locke were nominated for the ASB young sportsperson of the year awards. Honor took out the title for gym aerobics.