Sports Stars – Boston Mazlin (Basketball, Athletics, Touch, Oz Tag and maybe Aussie Rules.

Sports Stars – Boston Mazlin (Basketball, Athletics, Touch, Oz Tag and maybe Aussie Rules.

This weeks star is Boston. Boston can do it all, and at his age he is having trouble deciding what sport he really wants to pursue. He is outstanding at Basketball, Oz Tag, Touch and Athletics. Aussie Rules is interested because of his athleticism, yet through it all he has remained very grounded. It is an interesting balancing act that his parents go through with all the sports that he is involved in. That goes for all the parents we have interviewed so far, the balancing act of allowing the kids to pursue sporting ambition while still being active on the school front. ls: What sports do you play?bm: Basketball, Oz Tag, AFL, Soccer.ls: What clubs do you play for?bm: Whirlwinds Basketball, Black Hawkes Oz Tag and AFL Hawkesls: What position do you play?bm: Point Guard. ls: How long have you been playing?bm: 7 yearsls: Who is your sporting hero?bm: Kevin Durant from the Oklahoma City Thunderls: What representative honours have you achieved?bm: Oz Tag I’ve represented Townsville and Queensland and in Basketball, Townsville and North Queensland.ls: How did you get involved in these sports?bm: Both my parents played basketball.ls: How much time is involved?bm: Training 3 time a week and shoot everyday.ls: What is the best part of playing sports?Lauren: Team mates and the trips away.ls: What is the worst part of playing sport?bm: Long hours training.ls: What was your favourite event?bm: The Classics (Basketball), travel with the team and play for a week in tournaments.ls: Why did you choose these sports?bm: I chose basketball because my parents played it and AFL because my cousins play itls: What is your biggest...
Sports Stars: Lauren (Rowing & Netball)

Sports Stars: Lauren (Rowing & Netball)

Our week 3 sports star in Lauren, a student at Saint Margaret Mary College in Townsville. Leiden Studios has been fortunate enough to have know Lauren since she was very young and have watched her develop into who she is today. ls: What sports do you play?Lauren: Netball & Rowing.ls: What clubs do you play for?Lauren: Phoenix Netball and Saint Margaret Mary College Rowing.ls: What position do you play?Lauren: WD, GD, GK (Wing Defense, Goal Keeper and Goal Defense) & I row in 3 seat.ls: How long have you been playing?Lauren: 6 years netball and this was my first year of rowing.ls: What representative honours have you achieved?Lauren: Div 1 Townsville Netball 2012-2013, Div 2 TCNAI 2013. I won the under 14 single sculls rowing at the Queensland State Titles  earlier this year.ls: How did you get involved in these sports?Lauren: With netball, my mother started watching and encouraged me to join. With rowing my brother, Tom, had started the year before and I was determined to give it a try ls: How much time is involved?Lauren: When both sports are going it is about 18 hours a week, only including the official training sessions.ls: What is the best part of playing sports?Lauren: The feeling that you have achieved something you never thought was you could accomplish.ls: What is the worst part of playing sport?Lauren:The worst part is making a mistake that affects the whole team.ls: What was your favourite event?Lauren: I loved the State championships because of the friends going and because of the bus ride and competition.ls: Why did you choose these sports?Lauren:I chose netball because it is fun and always challenging. I chose...
Sports Stars 2 – Chloe  (Netball)

Sports Stars 2 – Chloe (Netball)

Our week 2 sports star is Chloe, who currently plays for the Phoenix Netball club in Townsville. She plays in the under age team and the Premier League. She has represented Townsville at the State Championships and made North Queensland sides. She is currently going through the trials process to made the QLD state side. Chloe attends Saint Margaret Mary School. We sad down with Chloe and her grand mother to talk about what she has achieved so far in Netball. ls: What sports do you play?cc: Netball & Touch.ls: What clubs do you play for?cc: Phoenix Netball and Brothers Touch.ls: What position do you play?ls: GD & GK (Goal Keeper and Goal Defense)ls: How long have you been playing?cc: 8 years.ls: Who is your sporting hero?cc: Laura Geitz from the QLD Firebirds and Australia. (Laura is currently the captain of the Australian Netball side) ls: What representative honours have you achieved?cc: Townsville, North Queensland and QLD Netball Squad.ls: How did you get involved in these sports?cc: Through my mother and friends. ls: How much time is involved?cc: 6 days a weekls: What is the best part of playing sports?cc: Going away to carnivals with my teams.ls: What is the worst part of playing sport?cc: Having to balance sport with school work.ls: What was your favourite event?CC: Going away with my North Queensland netball team.ls: Why did you choose these sports?cc: I chose to play netball as my older sister played netball and my mum loved the sport. I chose to play touch because I wanted to participate in a fun sport with all my friends.ls: What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?cc:...

Christmas is Close

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