Athletic success runs in the family

01 October 2019

Athletic success runs in the family
1 October 2019

• Edgewater brothers, Noah and Jacob Farrow, recently represented Western Australia

Two youngsters from Edgewater have recently represented Western Australia on teams competing in interstate championships.

Fifteen-year-old Noah Farrow, a Mater Dei College student, competed in the Australian Little Athletics Championships. This annual, two-day, event was held in Hobart this year.

Noah competed in the Australian Combined Event Championships for Under 15 athletes. His events were 100 metre Hurdles, Discus, Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, as well as running both 100 metres and 800 metres. Noah came fourth out of 28 athletes.

Eleven-year-old Jacob Farrow, who attends Edgewater Primary School, played in the Australian Football League (AFL) 12s State Championships, after competing against 500 boys for a place on the team.

This year, the championships were held in Mandurah’s David Grays Arena, home to the Peel Thunder Football Club. Jacob and his teammates played some impressive football and finished in third place.

Both boys continue on their sporting path and thank the local community for their continued support.

Comments attributed to Emily Hamilton:

“It’s my pleasure to have made a small contribution to each of the boys’ journey toward their goals.

“Noah and Jacob’s time and effort in training has resulted in excellent results. They are good examples to their peers in how to achieve their goals.

“Grassroots sport is important for the whole community, and I was pleased to hear of Noah’s and Jacob’s success.”

Media contact: Emily Hamilton 9300 3990

Photo left to right: Jacob Farrow, Member for Joondalup, Emily Hamilton, Noah