The College would like to congratulate Harry (Year 11) who has been selected by Athletics Australia to represent Australia at the U/18 Oceania Athletics Championships in Fiji in July.
This is a major international IAAF competition involving 22 nations and Harry is one of only four WA athletes selected. At presents Harry trains five times a week, this involves a combination of a technical session, fitness and lactic sessions and strength and conditioning sessions including gym work and plyometrics.
Harry’s participation in the competition is completely self-funded and while he has been offered ‘athlete sponsorship’ through a couple of local gyms, is raising funds to get himself to Fiji through a Gofundme fundraising page at www.gofundme.com/25ss9h33.
Since 2013, Harry has been able to compete at National level and competitions. Listed below are his results:
- WA Little Athletics 2013 - U/13 State High Jump Champion and Gold Medallist
- Australian Little Athletics Championship 2013, Canberra – National High Jump Champion and Gold Medallist
- WA Little Athletics 2014 - U/14 State High Jump Champion and Gold Medallist
- International Tri Nations (Singapore, Malaysia and Australia) 2014 Singapore - U/14 High Jump Silver Medallist
- WA Little Athletics 2015 - U/15 State High Jump Champion and Gold Medallist
- International Championship (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia) 2016 Kula Lumpur – U/15 High Jump Gold Medallist
- WA State All Schools – U/16 State High Jump Champion and Gold Medallist
- WA Little Athletics 2016 - U/16 State Champion and Gold Medallist for High Jump, Long Jump and Triple Jump and Discus silver medallist. State High Jump Record Holder
- Athletics Australia 2016 National U/18 Bronze Medallist
- Athletics WA 2016 State Open High Jump Champion and Gold Medallist
Harry's ultimate goal is to represent Australia in High Jump at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, and at the 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Japan. He would also like to compete in numerous World Championship and Diamond League events.
We wish Harry well in the upcoming international competition and anticipate hearing more from him as he strives to achieve his goals.