WALLY Warner has been working his young group of athletes hard in recent weeks preparing for this weekend’s NSW All Schools at Homebush in Sydney.
And the Tamworth athletics coach thinks all of his young charges have good shots at their various events as well as making the NSW team to compete in the Australian All Schools.
“They should all acquit themselves well,” Warner said yesterday.
“The primary students have to finish first, second or third to go to nationals while the seniors have got to finish first or second.
“They are all capable of it.
“We’ve been training really hard, been putting in five afternoons a week.
“They’ve done the hard work and they have the determination – it’s all up to them now.”
Sisters Sophie (1500m and 3000m) and Ella Heeney (400m and 800m) are talented distance runners, Warner said.
Emma Klasen (100m 200m), Mykenzie Semple (800m), Melanie Young (200m), Havannah Elsley (100m 200m), Lia Mills (200m 400m), Sam Ellicott (100m), Emily Sheppard (100m 200m), Emily Gray (400m), Cameron Barber (800m) and Jasper Thomas (200m) are all outstanding young prospects, he added.