Grace Augustine isn’t stumped when it comes to her future career: she would LOVE to play cricket for Australia.
Perhaps the Year 7 student at John Therry High School is already on her way to that goal because has just been selected to represent NSW in the Girls U/14 indoor cricket team.
Grace, 12, is also the latest winner of Campbelltown Catholic Club’s monthly Sports Hot Shot award.
The Campbelltown girl has won $500 on behalf of all club members to help her family’s cricketing expenses as she proudly represents her state.
“Thank you, Catholic Club, for supporting me like this,” Grace said.
“I’d love it to be a career, and maybe play for our country one day.
“In July I'll be heading up with the NSW team to the National Indoor Cricket Championships in Toowoomba, Queensland.”
Grace is an all-rounder, but enjoys batting and fielding most.
Her proud parents, Marion and Bruce, also thanked the Catholic Club.
“In 2017, Grace represented Mackillop at the NSW State PSSA Girls Cricket championships in Maitland and captained the Camden District Cricket Association Mollie Dive Under 13’s Girls representative team,” Bruce said.
“Selection in the NSW Indoor cricket team this year is an honour that will enable her to continue her cricket development.”
We all wish her well.
The Club’s Sports Hot Shot award encourages young sportspeople to share their story online for the chance to win cash every month.It’s simple for any talented young local sportspeople to enter. Simply click here and share your sporting story in 250 words (or less) about your junior ‘Sports Hot Shot’. Every month the Club will Award $500 for the best entry. Stories don’t just have to be around sporting achievement. It could be about participation, overcoming personal adversity or you may have had your own ‘Steven Bradbury’ moment where you had an unexpected win against all the odds.
Entrants must live in Macarthur and the nominating parent must be a member of Campbelltown Catholic Club.Sports Hot Shot must be 21 years of age or younger. Management’s decision shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into. If you’re not already a member and want to take part in this program, you can join Campbelltown Catholic Club membership for as little $8.
Article and Photography by Jeff McGill