lessandro De Nuntiis has won plenty of Taekwondo titles in NSW and Australia and now he wants to test his skills overseas.
That takes money, so Campbelltown Catholic Club is helping him out.
The Gledswood Hills teenager is the latest winner of the club’s monthly Sports Hot Shot award. That comes with $500 to help with his family’s expenses.
“Thank you so much to the Catholic Club for supporting my journey,” Alessandro, 19, said.
“I have been doing martial arts since I was four years old and have won four Australian national titles and six Australian titles. I have also been working as a martial arts instructor since I was 12.
“I have a love for the sport and I am so honoured to be able to be a representative at this level.”
Alessandro trains five days a week under the duel Australian Olympic coach Ali Khalil at Global Martial Arts Prestons.
His proud mum, Anna, said at times it is hard to fundraise as you spend most of your time working, training and tournaments.
“So any grants that I can get to go towards my trips is really of great assistance. Thank you.” We all wish him well.
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