The Castlemaine Junior Sports Star of the Week is Campbells Creek Colts cricketer and talented soccer player Sam Gearing.
Name: Sam Gearing
School: Winters Flat Primary School
How long have you been training? This season is my first! I joined Campbells Creek Colts.
Can you tell us about some of your sporting highlights? I got two wickets in my first ever match and I recently got an award for the best hit of the match.
Who is an athlete you admire? Kylian Mbappe from Paris-St Germain football team (international soccer).
What are your sporting goals? To bowl a maiden over in cricket. In soccer, to kick my first goal. (I’m usually a defender).
Do you play any other sports? Yes, soccer! I love it.
Any highlights in soccer? I’ve played for Castlemaine Goldfields Football Club (soccer) for two years and it’s my favourite sport. My team improved a lot in 2023 and I’ve loved making so many new soccer friends to start secondary school with in 2024.
Sam wins $50 cash from our new Sports Star sponsors Dominos and can pick up his certificate and prize money from our office at 13 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine. Do you know a sports star Under 16 deserving of recognition? Nominate them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 5472 1788.