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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : June 3rd 2009
44 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, June 4, 2009 MB Patrick gets his skates on FIONA BRADY BE IN THE RUNNING TWO AWARDS: Our Junior Sports Star of the year will receive a medal and $1000, and the Young Achiever will receive a medal and $500, sponsored by Rebel Sports and Wests Ashfield ELIGIBILITY: Sportspeople aged between 10 and 16 at the time of nomination who live in the local area TO ENTER: Fill in the nomination form in our sports section or go to www.innerwestweekly.com.au ICE-SKATING is full of thrills and spills, says Haberfield's Patrick Adderley. ''The first time I went to the ice rink, I had the record for the most falls,'' he said. ''I was trying to do a jump or two and kept falling over. ''They even gave me an award for it (at Scouts).'' But Patrick must be a quick learner. Just five years after he laced up his first pair of skates, the 15-year-old is succeeding in figure skating and ice dance competitions. Last year he won first place in the pre-primary men's division in both State Championships and the Hollins Trophy. Since going up a division in the last few weeks, he came first in the intermediate men's at the 2009 Penrith Club Championships. But while he still enjoys figure- skating, over the past 12 months Patrick's focus has switched to ice dancing -- the sport made famous by British Olympic ice dancers Torvill and Dean. ''Dance is more my forte,'' he said. His skating partner is nine-year- old Matilda Friend. Patrick says the two complement each other in height and weight. ''You need to cover each other's weak spots,'' he said. Patrick and Matilda won the Sydney Figure Skating Club and Liverpool Catholic Figure Skating Club Championships on May 2. And this weekend they'll com- pete in the pre-primary ice dance division at the Hollins Trophy, Australia's biggest figure skating competition. ToPage42 Inner-West Weekly Sport JUNIOR SPORT S STAR 2009 CUMBERLAND COURIER MAJOR SPONSOR Haberfield's Patrick Adderley, a Junior Sports Star nominee, with partner Matilda Friend at Canterbury Ice Rink. Picture courtesy of David Porter Multi Award WINNER! Inner West Weekly Business of the Year Winner- Trades & Services category ATFA- Best Timber Flooring Company Nationally WINNER 2078738K wk49 END OF FINANCIAL YEAR SALE your perfect floor
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