YOUNG STAR: Ben Hancock has been named Surat’s Young Citizen of the Year.
YOUNG STAR: Ben Hancock has been named Surat’s Young Citizen of the Year. Johanne Hancock

Benjamin Hancock named Surat’s Young Citizen

BENJAMIN Hancock has been named the Young Citizen of the Year for Surat for his “willingness to jump in and offer his assistance where he sees the need”.

The teenager has volunteered in many committees across the community, such as the Red Bulls rugby league club, Surat Diggers Race Club and the Surat Campdraft Association among others.

He has been described as “displaying leadership skills beyond his year”.

Australia Day award winners from Surat:

  • Young Citizen of the Year – Benjamin Hancock
  • Community Event – Surat Riverside Markets
  • Member Contribution – Marie Bright and Jenny Reddan
  • Sports Award – Robert Hobbs
  • Junior Sports Award – Tom Schutt
  • Cultural Award – Surat Shutterbugs
  • Achievement Award – Warroo Senior Card Group

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