JACOB ELLIS (Grafton): Named in the NSW under-14 merit cricket side.
JACOB ELLIS (Grafton): Named in the NSW under-14 merit cricket side.

Quality candidates in mix

FIVE candidates are in the running to be named Jetts Fitness Junior Sportsperson of the Month for February in tomorrow's DEX.

Blake Robertson was part of a strong contingent from Grafton Little Athletics who won a swag of medals at the Regional Little Athletics Championships at Tamworth. Blake did particularly well with gold medals in the under-10 boys 100m, 200m and 400m, including setting a new record.

Also on the track, Mitch Christiansen won gold in the 400m and silver in 200m in the T37 class at NSW Junior Athletics Championships at Homebush on February 8. His time of 62.14s broke the under-18 Australian record in that class. His time of 27.17s in the 200m was a PB and is closing in on the Australian under-20 record of 26.74s.

Hayden Ensbey won Junior Male Sportsperson of the Year with Elliott Speed in 2014. Ensbey is again nominated for the monthly award for his efforts on the cricket pitch.

The Lawrence junior was part of the North Coastal team to win the NSW Country Cricket under-14 Kookaburra Cup, and then played against St George-Georges River in the State Challenge at Bradman Oval in Bowral. Being a year younger than most of his teammates, the left-arm off-spinner was also selected to represent Northern Razorbacks under-13s at the State Challenge at Dubbo, and selected in the NSW under-13 merit side.

Westlawn cricketer Jacob "Hollywood" Ellis was a teammate in the Kookaburra Cup and represented Northern Razorbacks in the under-14 division, also named in the NSW merit side for his age group.

Nick Redhouse, 13, is an avid cricket fan who has played since under-10s. He scored his highest score of 40 and took four wickets in a recent man-of-the-match effort for Brothers against Coutts Crossing Blue.

The winner will go into the nomination pool for Junior Male Sportsperson of the Year.



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