Shepparton's Liam Schreck will be donning the Victorian colours in two sports during the next week, representing his state in athletics and hockey.OLIVER CAFFREY April 4, 2014 4:10am
Shepparton’s Liam Schreck will represent Victoria in two sports during the next week.
The multi-talented 15-year-old will take to the Lakeside Stadium track in Melbourne for the National Combined Events Championships, starting today.
There will not be much time to rest for Schreck, as he flies out to Perth on Thursday for the National Under-15 Hockey Championships.
The Goulburn Valley Grammar student said he was looking forward to the challenge of competing in the two sports he loves.
‘‘It’s always tough to choose between the two sports, but they’re probably equal for me,’’ Schreck said.
‘‘It’s a lot of work, but it all works out well, I get to train on different nights, you get the occasional clash on the weekends, but it usually works out all right.
‘‘I usually train Tuesday and Thursday for aths and hockey on the weekend in Melbourne and then Wednesdays as well up here.’’
This past season has been super hectic after competing at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships last month, along with various other sporting commitments.
Schreck said the under-16 heptathlon presented a test of his all-round ability, particularly his endurance.
‘‘It’s a bit of a different one, you’ve got so many events to do so you can’t really focus on one, but my favourite is usually the jumps, so I do well on them and try and use that to my advantage later on,’’ Schreck said.
‘‘We’ve gone through results from the last ones and I’m going to try and medal at the combined event this weekend.’’
Schreck finished fifth in triple jump at nationals, while he placed 18th in the 200
It will be Schreck’s debut at a national hockey championships when he takes his place as a forward in Victoria’s second team.
‘‘Hockey is a tough one, we’ve got NSW and Queensland 1 in our pool, so we’ll see how we go and hopefully get a few wins,’’ Schreck said.
A DVD about the experience of Indigenous people who settled on the river flats between Mooroopna and Shepparton from 1939 will be screened on Monday.
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.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
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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