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Shimmer of silver for local athletes

SELECTED: Athletics coach Poly Fung (centre) with athletes Kel Shaw, 12 and Cassidy Ormiston 14.
SELECTED: Athletics coach Poly Fung (centre) with athletes Kel Shaw, 12 and Cassidy Ormiston 14. Contributed

LOCAL athletics coach Poly Fung has continued his run of success with two of his athletes selected to represent NSW at a national level.

Ocean Shores Primary's Kel Shaw, 12, and Cassidy Ormiston, 14, from Mullumbimby High School both won silver medals in long jump.

Kel took silver with a personal best leap of 5.07m and is off to the Primary Schools Australian All Schools Athletics Carnival in Tasmania.

Cassidy will go to Adelaide in December to compete in the Secondary Schools Australian All Schools Athletics Carnival.

Both athletes train with Poly twice a week and have done so for the past two years.

The athletes and their families will be out and about over the next few weeks selling raffle tickets to help them fund their trip.

Kel was one of three Year 6 primary school boys who competed at NSW State Athletics making it through to the Nationals.

He will compete in the 12/13 year long jump on the same team as his former rival Panha Doung from Byron Bay Primary School.

At the same carnival Oliver Cronin, from Ocean Shores Primary School, took silver in the high jump with a leap of 1.55m.

Topics:  athletics, mullumbimby, ocean shores


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