Elliott and Hill win Australia Day Awards

WRAS Hockey squad members Jack Elliott and Nick Hill have taken out the Parkes and Orange Junior Sportsperson of the Year awards at the 2011 Australia Day Sports Awards.

Jack represented Australian Schoolboys in China last year, and will tour with the team to South Africa in 2011. He also achieved numerous other honours, in a number of sports.

In 2010, Nick was selected in the NSW under 16 indoor hockey team and the NSW under 18 hockey squad. He also competed in the NSW All Schools Championships as part of the NSW Combined Independent Schools team, where he went on the win selection in the NSW under 16 All Schools side to compete in the School Sports Australia National Championships in Bunbury, Western Australia.

Jack and Nick were not the only WRAS athletes who was nominated for Awards on Australia Day .  Those nominated for the Junior Sportsperson of the Year award in Bathurst included Laurence Mifsud and Haylee Lepaio (High Perfomance – basketball), Jane Perfect (Golf) and Harrison Jones (Lonestar – Cycling). Hall of Fame athlete and cyclist Mark Renshaw was also nominated for Sportsperson of the Year.

Harrison Jones also picked up an award as a member of the Bathurst Cycle Club Team Time Trial team which won the Junior Team of the Year.

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