Congratulations to Cruz McGuiness, the 2021/22 Rugby Union Athlete of the Year!

Cruz McGuiness is a talented rugby player, taking his rugby to new heights in 2022.

Cruz was selected in the NSW Country U14s squad after his impressive performances at the 2022 NSW State and Country Championships. His training mentality and performance at NSW Country Camps led to his selection in the NSW Country team, where he was the starting tight-head prop.

Cruz represents the Illawarra District Rugby Union U14s team.

Leading by example to his cohort, Cruz was selected as an IAS Rugby Union Captain.

IAS Rugby Coach, Ian Westwood said, “Cruz has a great attitude to training, continually asking how to improve and develop as a front rower.”

Cruz gives back to his local community, volunteering through rugby and the IAS, including at the Great Illawarra Walk. Cruz is an advocate for the IAS MCR Indigenous Sports Program.

All the best for your future in rugby Cruz. Well done!

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