Dickson nominated for talents in the surf

NOMINATED: Morgan Dickson of Shearwater has been nominated for the female Junior Sportsperson of Year award in 2017.

NOMINATED: Morgan Dickson of Shearwater has been nominated for the female Junior Sportsperson of Year award in 2017.

Morgan Dickson is passionate about surf lifesaving. 

The Shearwater junior has proven to those around her that she is determined, athletic and works tirelessly to pursue her passion for the sport. 

For her recent efforts she has been nominated for The Advocate/IGA Female Junior Sports Award for 2017. 

The 15-year-old is a member of the Port Sorell Surf Lifesaving Club and has recently been recognised for her talents and dedication to the sport. 

The teenager has been described as a quiet achiever who has excelled in surf lifesaving and swimming over the last few years to consistently compete at a high level. 

Since obtaining her bronze medallion in swimming, Dickson has volunteered at her local club in Port Sorell in beach patrol and has also competed across the state in the sport. 

Most recently she was selected to represent Tasmania in the 2017 National Youth Development Challenge team which competed on the Sunshine Coast against the best junior surf lifesavers in the country. 

She was the only North-West Coaster selected in Tasmania’s female under-15 team alongside Carlton Park pair Lucy Eade and Ella Visentin.

Dickson was also joined by Finlay Murfet from the Port Sorell Surf Lifesaving Club in selection as well as seven other junior Coastal athletes. 

Dickson’s nomination also mentioned her dedication to her sport, studies, training and volunteering. 

Most recently she was recognised for her academic achievements at St Brendan-Shaw College in their annual ceremony acknowledging students for academic excellence. 

Dickson will join a strong list of nominees already with The Advocate/IGA Junior Sports Awards nomination period now open for 2017.

Athletes can be nominated for an award in female and male junior sportsperson of the year, male an female rising stars as well as club of the year, team of the year and service to sport awards. 

It won’t just be victories, medals or trophies that will help decide the Junior Sports Awards winners for 2017 with a numbers of factors helping with judging.

Commitment and passion to their chosen sport and representing themselves, their sport/club/association and the North-West Coast in the correct fashion will be taken into consideration when deciding the winners.

All sports, athletes, officials and volunteers will also be considered for the awards and are asked to nominate here: http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/4444657/junior-sport-awards-2017-entry/ 

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