Young champions beat the odds

Marlee Mickle is an inspiration to her peers.
Marlee Mickle is an inspiration to her peers.

The impressive pair won awards in the Community Newspaper Group HBF Junior Sports Heroes competition announ-ced on February 19.

About 120 children, parents and supporters attended an awards ceremony hosted by Community Newspaper Group editor-in-chief Greg Thomson.

Each winner received a glass trophy and $1000, with runners-up taking home $500 and a HBF teddy bear.

Marlee won the Inspirational Achievement Girls award after her sister Meaghan nominated her for her success in judo and cricket despite battling a thyroid illness.

Meaghan said her sister ‘never ceases to amaze me ‘