Rachel Gould claimed gold for multi-event in championships.
Rachel Gould claimed gold for multi-event in championships. Sporting Images

Rachels serious about her sport

IT was one thing to be gifted in one sport, but to be talented at a number of sports is at a whole new level.

Rachel Gould may be only 11 years old, but she certainly has made her mark on several events in athletics.

The young Dingo girl represented the Capricornia team in the Queensland Primary Track and Field Championships held in Brisbane, October 20-21.

The all-rounded star smashed through the multi-event where she competed in the 100m sprint, 800m run, long jump and shot put.

And she showed no mercy in any event and scooped up first place in the multi-event.

But the achievement was no fluke with Gould training every week since May and travelling to

Blackwater for further

training.

Gould will now travel to Sydney and represent Queensland for the Australian Primary Track and Field Championships that starts on November 29.

It will be no surprise if we hear big results from her when she returns early next month.

All-rounderwraps it up

YOUNG Umesh Mutubandara has made his name known in the Rockhampton Grammar Red cricket team when he made some memorable moves at recent matches.

The young cricketer claimed six wickets for 11 runs out of just five overs that ultimately won the game for his team against North’s team in the under-15 side.

Coach Jason Wells said Mutubandara was an all-rounder cricketer who has shown strength in bowling and batting.

“He definitely is a young kid who has a hunger for game,” he said.

“Last week he made 50 runs and he is doing very well.”

Grammar Red has had a strong year and stands as the

undefeated team.

The competition will wrap up with grand finals in March next year.

For the love of their sport

SOMETIMES it isn’t about winning, sometimes it’s for fun.

More than 200 children gather at Rugby Park each Friday night to play their beloved sport and not for the competition, but rather for the enjoyment.

Australia Pathways rugby union tournament kicked off on October 3 with ages from eight to 12 years and will finish November 27.

Australia Pathways’ Wes Heberlein said the tournament was a chance for the locals to learn skills and play with all different teams including Brothers, Frenchville, Mount Morgan and Colts.

“It has been good so far especially for the under-12 team who has the strongest participation,” he said.

Heberlein said from the teams a single representative team was picked to compete against Central Highlands this weekend.

“This weekend will be an opportunity to give the boys a chance to play competitive rugby,” he said.

Just let us know

THAT is this week’s wrap-up for our young juniors.

Remember, if you know any talented competitors, just drop me a line on 49304261.

Have a good sporting week.



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