Sport star lands Jan­uary nom­i­nee

Mansfield Courier - - Sport Courier -

BRIDGETTE Fox has ex­celled across mul­ti­ple VSRUWLQJ ¿HOGV LQ UHFHQW times – land­ing her nu­mer­ous awards in­clud­ing best and fairest, and run­ners-up.

How­ever, more re­cently, she has been named the Jan­uary nom­i­nee for Sportsper­son of the Year.

At 17 years old, Bridgette has man­aged to ded­i­cate her time across a range of sports – in­clud­ing football, net­ball, basketball and row­ing.

She is cur­rently com­plet­ing year 12 at board­ing school in Mel­bourne – and de­spite this, she has loaded her plate with sport.

Re­cently she was ac­cepted into the Oak­leigh Charg­ers football team ear­lier this year.

“It was al­ways a dream of hers,” said Bridgette’s mum, Ma­ree Fox.

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Ma­ree says that orig­i­nally, Bridgette started off as a football um­pire.

Through ob­ser­va­tion, she learned to love the game.

“She’s very ex­cited,” said Ma­ree.

On week­ends, she still loves to come back home to 0DQV¿HOG DQG FDWFK XS ZLWK her friends through sport.

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Back at school, she is the sport cap­tain – en­sur­ing that all things sports and ath­let­ics run smoothly.

She is a part of the row­ing team at school, and has been ex­tremely suc­cess­ful, af­ter spend­ing hours of her time train­ing.

Com­ing up, she has Head of School Girls – a row­ing event which sees all the top school row­ing teams across the state go head to head.

“She is very much look­ing for­ward to it,” said Ma­ree.

On top of this, she will also be head­ing to Sydney later this month for the Na­tional Row­ing Cham­pi­onships.

While down in school, she also com­petes in a fun basketball com­pe­ti­tion, which she loves.

Bridgette has also com­peted in ju­nior basketball and net­ball competitio­ns that KDYH EHHQ KHOG LQ 0DQV¿HOG through­out her child­hood.

“She is very ded­i­cated,” said Ma­ree.

“She’s al­ways loved sport. “We’re (Ma­ree and Stu­art Fox, par­ents) very proud of her.”

SMOOTH SAIL­ING: Bridgette Fox hits the water dur­ing one of her row­ing re­gat­tas.

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