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Nanango's Taj Jones is a true all-rounder

WONDERFUL FOR WIDE BAY: Nanango's Taj Jones with his trophies for winning the Wide Bay School Sport's Primary Sportsperson Of The Year.
WONDERFUL FOR WIDE BAY: Nanango's Taj Jones with his trophies for winning the Wide Bay School Sport's Primary Sportsperson Of The Year. Aiden Burgess

NANANGO's Taj Jones is a true all-rounder.

The 12-year-old has been awarded the 2012 Wide Bay School Sport's Primary Sportsperson of the Year.

The Nanango State School student received the Roy Wechsel shield at the South Burnett Primary School sports night recently.

Jones also received the award for the South Burnett Primary School Sport's Athlete of the Year.

He has represented Wide Bay in aquathlons, Australian Rules, rugby league, swimming and also in touch football.

But the crowning achievement of his great sporting year has been representing Queensland as a ruck-rover in his favourite sport, Australian Rules football.

The talented junior sportsman said he is honoured to win the Wide Bay award.

"I was a bit surprised and it's just good to show that all the hard work has paid off," he said.

Jones said sport plays a big part in his life.

"It is about getting outdoors and mainly having a ball in your hand and to be with your friends," he said.

The youngster's goals for 2013 include making the Wide Bay Australian Rules under-15 team as an U13 player and to make the Queensland Triathlon team.

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