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Junior Sports Hotshot - Winner October 2016
A smashed finger has helped Sarah Jansz jump through the hoops to be named as the Campbelltown Catholic Club’s latest Junior Sports Hotshot winner.
The 10 year old from Campbelltown loves her netball so much she has been hitting the courts as she recovers from a broken finger.
Her mum, Gidget, explained Sarah played for Campbeltown East 10's this year and got player of the week in her first game.
“Then next training session the coach was throwing the ball to each girl but when she threw it to Sarah it hit her little finger,” Gidget said.
Sarah shook off the pain and managed to play a game half court, but when she went home it was swelling so badly she had to go to hospital.
“It was dislocated, broken and had a twist on the bone,” her mum said. “I couldn't believe she continued to train with that. She couldn't play netball for 6-8 weeks she was in a partial cast.”
She was so sad about not playing because she had also made the 1st grade netball at Thomas Acres Public School. “Sarah couldn't wait until the 6 weeks were up,” Gidget said. “She went straight back to training and playing. Then her team made the semi-finals.”
She had been getting more pain lately, and it turns out the cast came off to early, so now two fingers are taped together for the next two months to heal.
“Sarah was a little trooper who didn't want to let her teams down,” her mum explained.
Sarah has been rewarded with a $500 prize by Campbelltown Catholic Club for her bravery and dedication.
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. Just 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 as $8 per year.