Hannah jumps to Aussie gold

BANKSTOWN Sports Athletics Club star Hannah Sorojevic competed on the big stage at the 2023 All Schools Australian Championships in Perth and scored a gold medal.

She nailed the U14 Girls 80m Hurdles, finishing in first place and achieving a personal best of 12.44m and the title of 13 years’ National Champion. Trained by parents Steve Sorojevic and Catherine Horder, great niece of NRL great Harold Horder and who herself competed for Australia as a junior in Europe, Hannah was also selected for the NSW Touch Football team to compete in the nationals late last year and was named top try-scorer despite her team being knocked out in the quarter-finals.
She also plays AFL and is part of the GWS Giants’ U14 Girls elite side, with Steve saying that the Mount St Joseph Catholic College Milperra student puts 100 per cent into everything she does.
“She’s a real pocket rocket and we couldn’t be prouder,” he said.
“We knew her skill at Hurdles was developing well but we weren’t expecting her to come away with a gold at the All Schools Australian Championships.
“She just put her head down and did it.”
Also parents to Maverick, 18, who was part of the Sydney Swans Academy before taking up boxing and now mixed martial arts, Steve says Hannah is enjoying a break but will soon have her hands full again.
“She’s got the State Touch Football Cup titles in Wagga in February, the GWS Giants Academy starts back in March and then it’s on to defend her national Hurdles title in South Australia in April,” he said.
“We’re just grateful that she enjoys her sport and is doing so well.”