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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : August 13 2008
56 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, August 14, 2008 Pushing his way to fame JUNIOR SPORTS STAR LAUREN MURADA NOT everyone is game enough to venture into weight-lifting but this 16 year old has earned a name for his passion. Emilio McFarland has been given a chance to represent Australia in the sport at the Commonwealth Youth Games in India in October. ''I'm very proud to represent my family and a country I love,'' Emilio said. Standing at 158cm and weigh- ing 69kg, he can lift more than his weight, a feat many people doubt. ''People say that I'm too small to accomplish anything,'' he said. The Homebush Boy's High School student started weight- lifting four years ago at Burwood PCYC. ''Originally I started to strengthen up for rugby union and the coach said I'd got better and should start doing it full time,'' he said. Since then he has taken out various state and national titles and has a personal best of 75kg in the snatch and 88kg in the clean and jerk. Weight-lifting is not the only sport this week's Junior Sports Star of the Year nominee excels at. Emilio also plays rugby league and union. As hooker in both disci- plines, he has played represen- tative grades for South Sydney Juniors in league and Briars Rugby in union. This year he also played for the North Western Zone at the NSW Combined High School championships in rugby league where the team was unde- feated. ''It's a very hard decision to pick my favourite sport but at the moment I definitely love weight-lifting,'' Emilio said. ''Because of how hard I push myself and how hard I train, I definitely think the Olympics will be a goal I'll be setting for the future.'' Emilio is in the running to win a medal and $1000 in the Junior Sports Star of the Year awards. To nominate a promising young athlete for the award, fill in the coupon on page 54 or visit www.innerwestweekly.com.au Inner-West Weekly Sport Weightlifter Emilio McFarland trains at Homebush Boys High School. He is this week's Junior Sports Star nominee. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP178032 Level 1 Shop 39 BURWOOD PLAZA Ph: 9744 2602 fresh specials, quality and price! • Open 7 days, Trading Hours: Mon - Wed 8am - 6pm, Thurs 8am - 9pm, Fri 8am - 6pm, Sat 8am - 5pm, Sun 8am - 4.30pm. • EFTPOS • Car service every day • Specials available until Sunday 17th August 08 or until stocks last! • Limited rights reserved. Trade not supplied. asfresh asitgets. . . 2087244i iww wk07 Gold Sweet Potato 99¢ KG Large QLD Pawpaw $149 KG QLD Eggplant $149 KG Garden Fresh Beans $199 KG Lg Red & Green Capsicum $199 KG New Season Honey Murcott Mandarin $199 KG
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