Falcon Taurua has returned from the Victorian Primary Schools Sports Association Track and Field championships with a bronze medal.November 7, 2012 4:21am
Lancaster Primary School student Falcon Taurua returned from the Victorian Primary Schools Sports Association Track and Field championships with a medal last week.
The 11-year-old student won a bronze medal in the shot put with a throw of 11.06
‘‘I’m really excited and proud and it was really unexpected,’’ Falcon said.
‘‘There were lots of big kids and I wasn’t really confident.’’
He also competed in the discuss.
The Year 5 student does not do Little Athletics, but instead trains by throwing a 4
It’s a training technique imparted by his dad Hone and mum Paniora who did the discipline — along with gum boot throwing — at their school’s tabloid sports in New Zealand.
Paniora still holds the discuss record in Wellington which she set when she was 14.
‘‘We all line up as a family and do it,’’ she said.
Teacher Fiona Smith said younger students at the school were definietly impressed by Falcon’s achievement.
‘‘It couldn’t have happened to a nicer kid,’’ she said.
Falcon said he was keen to join a Little Athletics club and prepare for an even better result at next year’s championship.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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