Junior Sports Star of the Week – Sam Gearing

Sam is really enjoying his first cricket season with the Campbells Creek Colts.

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

Age: 12

Sport: Cricket

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 ldennis@midnews.com.au or calling 5472 1788.