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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : August 27 2008
56 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, August 28, 2008 MB Inner-West Weekly Sport Liam shoots some hoops SHIREEN KHALIL JUNIOR SPORTS STAR LIAM Pitty is shooting up the ranks in hopes of playing professional basketball one day. When it comes to passion, deter- mination and motivation he has it all.His obsession with basketball came at a very young age and since then Liam has spent a great deal of time training to be the best he can be. ''I started playing when I was eight years old and what drew me in is that it is a true team sport and you have to work together to achieve results,'' he said. Liam started training at his local basketball club in Concord until the age of nine and at age 10 he landed a position with the representative team the Sydney Comets. He says he owes it all to his father. ''He trains me really hard and I am very grateful for it because his motivation has played a big part in my success in getting me into the state team,'' he said. Liam has a very impressive train- ing schedule for a 12-year-old. ''I do basketball four times a week for about two hours a day and also do circuit training three times a week and I run nearly every day,'' Liam said. ''Apart from that I also referee, mainly for under-14s at the Sydney Comet stadium and at Marrickville PCYC.'' Liam said he felt he was giving something back to the sport when he refereed. He was awarded the Best Defens- ive Player in his team last year and, as well as playing at a state level, Liam was also involved in the Pacific School Games -- an inter- national sporting event with com- petitors from the Pacific region. Liam looks up to two professional basketball players and hopes to follow in their footsteps one day. ''Andrew Bogut of the Boomers in Australia is a really good player and Carmelo Anthony who plays for the Denver Nuggets in America is fan- tastic because he is a all rounder and is a true team player,'' he said. ''I would love to play for America one day because they have the best players and a secured future.'' Liam is this week s Junior Sports Star nominee and is in the running to win a medal and $1000 Basketballer Liam Pitty is aiming for success. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP183284 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 31st August 08 or until stocks last! • Limited rights reserved. Trade not supplied. asfresh asitgets. . . 2087244i iww wk09 Large Red Capsicums $199 KG Brussel Sprouts $249 KG Packham Pears F $149 KG No1 Grade Desiree Potatoes $249 5KGBAG Sweet Navel Oranges 99¢ KG Locally Grown Truss Tomatoes $399 KG
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