Clouston enjoys bumper season

TIN Can Bay Aussie rules hot shot Jack Clouston dreams of one day playing for the Brisbane Lions and after a standout year, it's a goal steadily appearing within reach.

Clouston, 14, broke through this year to be named in the Under 14 Sunshine Coast Power squad.

Relishing the opportunity to take his game to an entirely new level, the Gympie athlete was showered in honours at the club's season ending presentation night last Friday.

The presentation ceremony was held at the Maroochydore RSL and Clouston walked away with three awards.

The awards included Under 14 team player of the year, being named in the Sunshine Coast honour team of the year and receiving the Ross Allen Scholarship.

Clouston was left feeling in awe of his achievements.

“It was really good to get that kind of recognition,” he said. “I've worked really hard this season and it's paid off.”

Proud mum Lee was thrilled with her son's achievements.

“He was just so stoked about it and I'm really proud because he works very hard,” she said.

Making the honour team in the position of ruck for Under 14, 16 and 18 age groups was a particular highlight for Jack.

“I normally play in the backs so it was surprising to be named as a ruck, but I want to be a utility because it gives you more options,” he said

The Ross Allen Scholarship, meanwhile, provides Jack with financial support to help his education of footy.

“I'm not sure how I will use the scholarship but it will be a big help for sure,” he said.

Jack thanked his parents and the Sunshine Coast Power coaching staff for their support.

Gympie Times

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