2021 Sports Awards

Senior Sportsman of the year - Jake Earnest

Jake has competed on the national stage in two sports this year, Mountain Biking and BMX. Jake consistently achieved top 10 placings at various national events in Mountain Biking, with his best result coming at the New Zealand Downhill Open where he placed 5th. 

But, it is in BMX where Jake has really shone this year. Competing at the BMX Nationals, Jake placed 3rd in the highly competitive 16-year-old boys' category and later earned selection into the Cycling New Zealand BMX Performance Hub. The Performance Hub is a pathway programme for selected riders aged between 16 and 21 towards High Performance Sport. 

For school, Jake placed 5th at the North Island Secondary School Mountain Bike Championships and was a key member of both the Senior Boys Football Team and Senior Boys Volleyball B Team. Jakes presence in goal for the football team was keenly felt this year as the team competed in the Auckland A4 Grade. Jake pulled off some big individual performances this year to keep his team in several games, always putting his body on the line to make crucial saves. He was also awarded the Senior All Rounder award for his commitment, dedication and never-say-die attitude. As a member of the Senior Boys Volleyball Team, Jake was an outstanding leader as Captain, a role which was selected by his teammates.