Teen soars to na­tional win

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Jil­lian McKee

AT ONLY 14, Shan­tarna McPher­son-Brem­ner is the un­der-15 na­tional wake­board­ing cham­pion.

Hav­ing mas­tered the Aus­tralian wake­board­ing scene, the Year 8 stu­dent is now jet­ting off to com­pete in the Asia and Ocea­nia wake­board­ing com­pe­ti­tion in Tai­wan this week.

Lead­ing up to the com­pe­ti­tion, Shan­tarna spent ev­ery day of the school hol­i­days train­ing at Ca­bles Wake Park.

“This is my first trip over­seas. I am ex­cited and ner­vous – I just don’t know what to ex­pect,” Shan­tarna said.

Shan­tarna has been nom­i­nated for NewsLo­cal’s Ju­nior Sports Star award by her mother, who said she ex­celled at the sport in­stantly.

NewsLo­cal’s Ju­nior Sports Star awards are spon­sored by Rebel, and 7 News is the of­fi­cial me­dia part­ner.

To nom­i­nate some­one in the awards pro­gram, visit ju­nior­sports star.com.au or email jss@news lo­cal.com.au.

En­tries close on Oc­to­ber 23.

Pic­ture: MATT SUL­LI­VAN

Shan­tarna McPher­son-Brem­ner is the na­tional un­der-15 wake­board cham­pion.

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