Horsham Saints footballer Mitch Martin is the August winner in the Horsham Sports and Community Club’s Sports Star of the Year award.


Martin won his nomination after being named in the NAB League team of the season.


The NAB League is the former TAC Cup competition with Martin named as one of the best 22 U18 footballers across the competition in 2019.


This is certainly a positive endorsement of Martin’s year especially given the Rebels youngster is eligible for the AFL draft this year.


He has already been invited to a Rookie Draft Combine, which is a step in the right direction for those eligible for the AFL draft.


As the monthly winner Martin will receive a $50 gift card from The Athlete’s Foot.


Martin joins fellow AFL player Brody Pope, aerobics athlete Jaya Meadows, triathletes Kelly Miller and Ella Walsgott and tennis player Jess McDonald as the nominees for this year’s awards. All nominees are in line to collect the Horsham Sports and Community Club Title of Wimmera Sports Star of the Year as well as the $1,000 Sports Star scholarship, at a gala dinner on February 14 next year and follow in the footsteps of previous winners including Sophie Martin, Maggie Caris, Jesse Iese, Darcy Tucker, Jannik Blair, Ken Bald, Alethea Sedgman and Mark O’Brien.


Nominations for the Horsham Sports and Community Club Sports Star of the Year Award close the last day of each month and can be made online at the WRSA website


If you know of someone who is doing well at their sport and deserves some recognition, why not nominate them in the Sports Star of the Month.  All nominees in the monthly award will be presented with specially made sports star certificates and the monthly winner receives a free ticket to the annual presentation and a specially struck medallion from Wimmera Trophies and Gifts.