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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 3 2008
60 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, September 4, 2008 MB Inner-West Weekly Sport Star's just beaming SHIREEN KHALIL JUNIOR SPORTS STAR Isabella Araujo, 10, of Lidcombe, is this week's Junior Sports Star nominee. Picture: PHIL BLATCH PP0612925 LIDCOMBE'S Isabella Araujo is an all-rounder when it comes to sport. The 10-year-old's sporting talent extends to soccer, swimming and gymnastics. In gymnastics training at Sydney Olympic Park, the young- ster is heading for state compe- tition. With four years of artistic gym- nastics under her belt, Isabella only started participating at a competitive level last year. She has been chosen to compete in the NSW Gymnastic State Championships this month. ''Gymnastics is a sport that I really enjoy doing because it is fun, especially when you get to learn new skills,'' she said. Isabella began her soccer journey at age four with the Concord Junior Soccer Club. Six years later and she is still playing for the same club and has no intention of quitting. Despite training every Friday with the school team, Isabella also puts in the hours for after-school training on Wednesdays for her district team. ''I really love playing soccer. It makes me very happy, especially when I score goals,'' Isabella said. According to her mother, Isabella plays soc- cer with great enthusiasm, sports- manship and is well liked and respected by fellow players, coaches and teachers. In swimming, Isabella first made the regional competition when she was just seven. In February this year she came first in the 50m freestyle and 4th in the 100m heat at district level. ''I actually got a time which was three seconds quicker than my school carnival race, which I came second in,'' she said. Recognising her great talent, Isabella was awarded the Junior Swimmer trophy in 2007 by her school, Lidcombe Primary. She also competes in her school's athletics and cross country carnivals. Isabella Araujo is this week s Junior Sports Star nominee. She is in the running to win a medal and $1000. THE MANIA B'DAY SALE Shop 3, 29-45 Parramatta Rd Concord 9744 5611 Shop 2, 76 Anzac Pde Kensington 9663 5600 SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS www.floormania.com.au 2112580i iww wk10 ALL MATERIALS AND LABOUR GUARANTEED Solid Timber Flooring + Block/Mosaic Parquetry + Sanding/Polishing + Floating Floors + Cork Flooring + Vinyl + Rugs + Blinds A BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Lic. no. 180447c BUSINESS OF THE YEAR MANY MORE SPECIALS IN STORE $55/m² Blackbut 80 x 19mm $55/m² Flooded 80 x 19mm $19 .50/m² 7mm Belgium Laminate Flooring - supply only $95/m² ReadyFlor Spotted Gum 1 strip - supply only $110 Peerless Gemini maintenance kits 50%off All rugs in showroom NEW to Floormania Timber Venetian Blinds, see in store for display All prices Include GST
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