Wally Warner’s latest crop of running stars are making their dent on the long distance running scene.
The Tamworth primary school-aged kids – who attend a range of different schools – have all progressed to the next cross country stage of their various school systems after plenty of hard work.
Warner trains the children several nights a week and said they were an impressive bunch.
“I’m here five nights a week. I do it 11 months a year,” Warner said.
“[These kids are here] up to three, sometimes four, nights each week.
“Mostly three [nights] because I don’t like to take them away from their other sports. They play oztag, they play touch, they play hockey.
“They’ve trained very hard and very consistently, too.
“They’ve got a lot of potential these kids.”
It’s not just in the long distance side of things that Warner sees the potential, either.
Athletics carnivals have started kicking off all around the region and Warner said the kids had the potential to succeed there as well.
“They’re especially doing well in the cross country but they’re going to do really well in the sport carnivals, too,” Warner said.