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Jack Wighton named finalist for CBR Sport Awards

Canberra Raiders five-eighth and reigning Dally M Medalist Jack Wighton has been named a finalist for the 2020 CBR Sport Awards.

Wighton - who enjoyed a stellar season as he helped the Raiders reach the preliminary final - is one of three finalists for the Athlete of the Year - Men's Sport category.

 Since joining the club as a teenager, Wighton made his NRL debut in 2012 and has represented New South Wales and Australia in the last 18 months.

Jack Wighton is joined as a finalist in the category by Jack Steele (aussie rules) and Alan Alaalatoa (rugby union).

The awards will be present via a virtual event on Wednesday December 16.

The full list of award finalists are as follows:

Athlete of the Year - Men's Sport

  • Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
  • Alan Alaalatoa (rugby union)
  • Jack Steele (aussie rules)

Athlete of the Year - Women's Sport

  • Vanessa Low (athletics)
  • Laura Peel (snowsports)
  • Rebecca McConnell (cross country mountain bike)

Athlete of the Year - Para Sport

  • Kathryn Ross (rowing)
  • Josh Alford (swimming)
  • Vanessa Low (athletics)

Team of the Year

  • ACT Brumbies (rugby union)
  • Belconnen Magpies Women's First Grade (aussie rules)
  • UC Capitals (basketball)

Rising Star

  • Matthew Wilson (waterpolo)
  • Chloe Bateup (triathlon)
  • Hayley Taylor-Young (soccer)

Minister for Sport and Recreation Award for Innovation

  • Rowing ACT
  • Cyclabilities
  • Orienteering ACT