Conor took up the Javelin in 2011 and last month won the Queensland State Championship throwing the javelin over 60m and in the process breaking the Australian record for his age group. Conor is only 14 years old.
He now has the opportunity to travel to Perth in March to compete in the Australian Junior Athletics Championships.
We need your help sending Conor to Perth. Anything you can pledge to help Conor on his way would be much appreciated.
The Australian Junior Athletics Championships
The 2013 Australian Junior Athletics Championships (AJAC) will be held on March 13-17 2013 at the WA Athletics Stadium in Perth. The best junior athletes from around the country will congregate for the championships at one of the premier athletics venues in Australia.
So how good is he?
One of the most well known javelin throwers is a Norwegian by the name of Andreas Thorkildsen. Andreas was the European Champion in 2006 and 2010, the World Champion in 2009 and the Olympic Champion in 2004 and 2008.
In 1996 Andreas broke the Norwegian national record for 14 years’ class with a throw of 53.82m. Conor has thrown 61m in competition and 69m in training and he is also 14 years old.
Strength is not everything
We all know that to become a world class athlete it takes more than brute strength. It takes dedication, commitment and a great attitude.
Conor trains every week and in between this has managed to maintain good grades at school and he is recognised as one of the most hard working students in his school.
Please help us nurture (potentially) the next Australian and World Champion.
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