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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
Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.