Week 8 – Sarah Hesp Basketball

Week 8 – Sarah Hesp Basketball

ls: This week we have Sarah Hesp from the Cannons Basketball club. What sports do you play? cbh: Basketball ls: What clubs do you currently play for? sh: Cannons. ls: What position do you play? sh: Guard/ Forward. ls: How many years have you been playing? sh: 8 years. ls: Who is your sporting hero? sh: Olivia Thompson (current Townsville Fire forward) ls: How did you get involved in these sports? sh: My school principle/teacher at a small country town school of about 50 students was the Townsville Fire’s assistant coach. He used to bring the Fire team out and our family would take them to a cane fire. He also took me too some of the games. I wanted to play ever since. So I started playing in the Burdekin. ls: This shows the impact that our state and national teams can have at grass roots levels of sport. It is important that we support teams like the Townsville Crocs, Townsville Fire and get behind the push to get the NQ Fury back into the A league. This has the double effect of providing local juniors a pathway into the elite sporting ranks that can be very difficult when competing in rural and country towns away from the main urban centers. Leiden studios has had a lot of experience photographing State events, watching local teams trying to compete against the city teams. It is often difficult for them to compete at the intensity that is required because they lack the competition in the local comps. What rep honours have you achieved? sh: Townsville Flames,U14, U16 & U18, Burdekin...
Week 7: Caitlyn Biondi-Howarth Basketball

Week 7: Caitlyn Biondi-Howarth Basketball

ls:  We have had a couple of weeks off to get images ready for the Queensland APPA’s. Images taken during this project have been submitted to the competition so we will see how it all goes. We are hoping to get a good result this year, but it will give us a guide as to how the images are shaping. We will continue to try to improve our images as the project continues. This week we have Caitlyn Biondi-Howarth from the Cannons Basketball club. I first came across Caitlyn about 3 years ago at the Queensland State under 16 Basketball Championships that were held in Townsville. She continues to make representative sides while being in the Cannon’s A team. She is also putting back into the sport by coaching at Cannons. What sports do you play? cbh: Basketball ls: What clubs do you currently play for? cbh: Cannons. ls: What position do you play? cbh: Guard. ls: How many years have you been playing? cbh: 7 years. ls: Who is your sporting hero? cbh: Renae Camino (current Opals member) Ls: How did you get involved in these sports? cbh: Watching the WNBL inspired me to want to get involved. ls: On that answer, there is an obvious improvement in participation when sports are shown on free to air TV. As proof look at how rugby, football and basketball have struggled in this country while only receiving coverage on pay TV. What rep honours have you achieved? cbh: U14, U16, U18 Townsville Flames, U16 & U18 QLD North. Ls: How much time is involved? cbh: nearly every day. Ls: What...
Tom – Rugby Union, Cricket and Rowing.

Tom – Rugby Union, Cricket and Rowing.

ls:  This week’s sporting profile is Tom Smith.  Tom is another high achieving sportsman across a range of sports. While we did the shoot for his main sports in Rugby union, cricket and Rowing, Tom has also achieved in other sports like water polo and basketball. Currently attending Ignatius Park College in grade 11 where he is active in their rowing program. Welcome to our studios Tom & Deb and thanks for your participation. What sports do you play and which is your favourite? ts: Rugby Union, Cricket and Rowing ls: What clubs do you currently play for? ts: Brother Rugby Union and Cricket and IPC rowing. ls: What position do you play? ts: No 8. ls: How many years have you been playing? ts: Started when I was 8 ls: Who is your sporting hero? ts: Scott Higginbotham (Melbourne rebels No8 and blind side flanker in the Super 15’s) ls: How did you get involved in these sports? ts: My parents wanted me to play a team sport and my friends did rowing so I joined in. ls: What rep honours have you achieved? ts: In Rugby Townsville 2011-2013, QLD Country in 2011, ARU Gold Under 17 in 2013. Cricket Townsville 2010, North Queensland 2012 ls: How much time is involved? ts: 30 hours or there about. ls: that is a lot of time, you would need to be very organised to get it all done while staying ahead in school. What is the best part of playing the sport? ts: The feeling when I succeed at something I had not yet done. ls: What is the worst...
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:...