The Southern Highlands is home to an 11-year old state athletics champion and it will come as no surprise she is the June junior recipient of the Berrima Sports Awards.
Half way through 2022 and Pixie Hanson has competed at the Little Athletic Regional and State Championships, the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships and the NSW IPSHA Cross Country Championships.
In June, Pixie also competed in NSWCIS (Combined Independent Schools) Cross Country Championships and placed second in the 11 years girl's event.
Another outing in June saw Pixie crowned State Champion when she won the NSW Under 12 three km event at the Athletics NSW Cross County Championships.
Pixie is a dedicated middle distance and distance runner and is a fabulous role model to her peers at Oxley College.
In August, based on her sensational performances, Pixie will compete that the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships and then travel to Adelaide for the Athletics Australia Cross Country Championships.
Gus Schofield was voted as the senior Berrima District Sports Awards recipient for June.
As a result of his stellar performance representing the Southern Highlands Hockey Association (SHHA) at the Open Men's State Championships over the June long weekend, Gus was selected in the NSW Country team.
This will be his fourth experience as a member of this state representative team. Gus heads over to Albany in Western Australia in August to compete in the Australian Country Championships.
Though he plays a variety of positions on a Friday night for his Robertson first grade team in the SHHA competition, his preferred position is back and that's where he will spend the majority of the time at the championships.
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