Fight­ing for na­tion­als

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

CHAM­PION kids in Childers are on the rise as an­other young lo­cal has been se­lected to rep­re­sent the state in sport.

Austin Sav­age boxed his way to the top to book a spot on the Queens­land team for the na­tional ti­tle in box­ing last Satur­day night in front of a huge crowd in Bris­bane.

Proud father Jim Sav­age said he beat an­other top young boxer from Mackay to qual­ify for the na­tion­als.

“The na­tional ti­tles are a huge tour­na­ment, runs for five days and is as big as it gets,” Jim said.

“Austin is with­out a doubt Aus­tralia’s num­ber one in his weight and age divi­sion,”

Austin ded­i­cates all his spare time to train­ing and is aim­ing high in the sport.

Mr Sav­age is ask­ing for cash do­na­tions to en­sure his son gets to the na­tion­als.

The cost to get cham­pi­ons to events puts ten­sion on bud­gets and the fam­ily is look­ing for help.

“I’m des­per­ate to raise at least $1000 be­fore then to make sure he com­petes,” Mr Sav­age said.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, phone 0428 656 646.

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