Friday, 14 March 2014

Lewis Thompson of Kensington recipient of the NSW Government State Representative Award

Ron HoenigMP & Lewish Thompson
I was delighted to attend  a whole school assembly at Waverley College and present rising track and field star, Lewis Thompson of Kensington with the NSW Government State Representative Award for his achievements at the 2013 Australian All Schools Athletics Competition.

I also on behalf of Waverley College presented to Lewis, a Year 8 at student, with an Outstanding Sporting Achievement Award from the NSW Combined Independent Schools Sports Council at a whole school sports assembly.

Lewis Thompson, is a promising talent in the track and field disciplines of hammer throw and discus, has the makings of becoming a future Olympian for Australia. 

I was honoured to have been invited to Waverley College to present these awards to a truly remarkable young man.

At last year’s National Titles in Track and Field, Lewis finished 16th in the Under 13’s Discus and an impressive 3rd in the Under 16’s Hammer Throw events, competing with athletes three years his senior.

Lewis threw the longest distance in hammer throw for a 13 year old in Australia in 2013 at the Championships.

Lewis’s first taste of track and field was at the age of 6 at his local Randwick-Botany Little Athletics Club. 

Eight years later he has proven to be a promising talent that all of NSW can be proud of.

Lewis is a natural sporting talent who has also shown great promise in rugby and has the potential to become a future Wallaby. He is a member of the Under 13’s rugby A-side of Waverley College. 

Lewis will again represent NSW at this year’s Australian All Schools Athletics Championships which will be held this weekend at the Homebush Olympic precinct. I wish Lewis all the success at the meet.

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