Leaps up to tackle world

BANKSTOWN Sports Athletics Club (BSAC) will have eight athletes representing Australia at the upcoming Oceania Track and Field Championships in Fiji from June 2-9.

Spearheaded by newly crowned, Australian U17 110m Hurdles Champion, Oliver Facer and U17 100m and 4 x 100m U18 relay Champion, Zavier Peacock, all athletes – which also include Aiden Princena-White, Jessica Kann, Joel Harlor, Ella Colusso, Manaia Coulter and Gypsy Waterson – will be looking to impress on the international stage.
Georges Hall resident Oliver will be showcasing his incredible talent in the U18s 110m Hurdles at a height of 91cm.
From Bankstown to Fiji, he’s trading his local colours for the prestigious Green and Gold of Australia in his debut international competition.
At just 15 and with only five races under his belt at this level, Oliver’s determination and skill are truly remarkable with a massive shoutout also due to the fantastic Speed and Agility Coaches NSW, Steve, Cath and Tad – this is a historic moment for them too, as they watch their very first Australian representative take on the world stage.
BSAC President Col Whitbread said it was a significant achievement for the local club to have so many exceptional, junior athletes selected to represent our country at such a prestigious international competition.
“These selections follow our club’s outstanding performances at the recent Australian Track and Field Championships in Adelaide, where our athletes won seven gold, two silver and three bronze medals,” he said.
“Massive congratulations to those athletes soon to be travelling to Fiji and a particular acknowledgement to their superb coaches for the dedication and commitment they provide to our athletes.”