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Junior Sports Hotshot - Winner August 2017
Luke Small is a giant in our eyes.
The 13-year-old from Ruse hasn’t let short stature limit his abilities, smashing his way into NSW cross country circuit. This weekend, he's up against Australia’s best at the National Cross Country competition in Tasmania, from August 11-14.
Luke is the August winner of Campbelltown Catholic Club’s Sports Hot Shot award, with a $500 prize money helping he and his family to attend.
Luke attends Magdalene Catholic High School and his proud father, Michael Small, said Luke won 1st place at the recent State Cross Country. “Luke also has a disability, Achondroplasia (Short Statue), so he participates in the Para-athletes division.”
Luke told us he only started running seriously last year, while a house captain at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School.
“I don’t let [my short stature] limit me,” he said.
Luke is hoping to crack the time of 3km in less than 20 minutes and thanked the Catholic Club for its support.
Our pleasure, Luke. We’ll be cheering you on from Campbelltown.
The Club’s Sports Hot Shot award encourages young sportspeople to share their story online for the chance to win cash every month. It’s simple for any talented young local sportspeople to enter. and click on the simply click here and share your sporting story in 250 words (or less) about your junior ‘Sports Hot Shot’. Every month the Club will Award $500 for the best entry.
Article and Photography by Jeff McGill