Young Steven Hall is a rising basketball star…and a chip off the old block.
The 12-year-old from Leumeah Public School was selected in the PSSA NSW basketball schools state team, playing recently in Darwin.
This is the same state team as his father, Steve senior, was selected for himself as a kid in 1994.
Like father, like son, we suggested.
“No, he’s a bit better than I was,” Steve senior replied.
Young Steven is the latest winner of Campbelltown Catholic Club’s monthly Sports Hot Shot award. That comes with $500 to help with his sporting expenses, winning a big thank you from his family.
Steven plays point guard or shooting guard and hopes one day to play in the NBA in the United States.
His proud grandmother, Margaret Hall, nominated her grandson.
“It was an honour for him to represent this state and we have fundraised and sold raffle tickets to get him there,” she said.
“He is an exceptional athlete who has put in hours of work to get to this point. We are proud of his achievements.”
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. 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. Stories don’t just have to be around sporting achievement. It could be about participation, overcoming personal adversity or you may have had your own ‘Steven Bradbury’ moment where you had an unexpected win against all the odds.
Entrants must live in Macarthur and the nominating parent must be a member of Campbelltown Catholic Club. Sports Hot Shot must be 21 years of age or younger. Management’s decision shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into. If you’re not already a member and want to take part in this program, you can join Campbelltown Catholic Club membership for as little as $8 per year.
Article and Photography by Jeff McGill