HARRY Kewell, Jason Culina, Dani Samuels... The list goes on and on.
Westfields Sports High School is renowned for it's sporting greats with start year 7 this week.
One of the 300 students already sprinting ahead on the track is Jason N.
Late last year, the 11-year-old from Bossley Park brought back a handful of medals at the 2005 Pacific School Games in
Melbourne. He scored himself gold for the 100-metre sprint, 4x100 metre relay and shop put and a bronze in the all-age NSW
boys medley relay.
Even Prospect MP Chris Bowen recognised the youngster's long list of sporting achievements with an igauural Sports
Achievement Award last November.
Not bad for a kid who admits he doesn't even train regularly.
But that is all about to change.
Under the watchful eye of Westfields' athletics director, Dan Suchy, Jason could be in for some hard work over the next 12
"He's been accepted into the athletics program as he's got a
Huge Potential ... Jason N of Westfields Sports High.
lot of talent," Suchy said. "He's got a lot of potential. We are looking forward to working with him."
Jason is just as eager.
"I'm excited about it," he said. about starting his athletics program.
"I just want to get better at the sport I do." Standing at 1.7 metres tall, Jason's mother Oulay has a secret ingredient for success.
"Vegemite Sandwiches for breakfast and chilli before he runs so he can go faster," She said.
All jokes aside, this proud mum believes a positive mindset is what makes her son a champion on all levels. "He just tries
his best to prove himself," she said.
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Wed 1st February 2006