Wave of suc­cess

St Clair wake­boarder Shan­tarna McPher­son-Brem­ner, 15, is set to make her world ti­tles de­but in Mex­ico next month.

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE - Danielle Jarvis

JU­NIOR Sports Star nom­i­nee Shan­tarna McPher­son­Brem­ner has spent most of her wak­ing hours pre­par­ing to rep­re­sent her coun­try at the world cham­pi­onships in Mex­ico in Novem­ber.

The 15-year-old St Clair wake­boarder trains every spare minute she gets, even fin­ish­ing home­work dur­ing re­cess to give her more time.

Shan­tarna claimed her first in­ter­na­tional ti­tle last year at the Asia Aus­tralasian Games in Tai­wan and hopes to take home her sec­ond in Mex­ico.

She has won the Aus­tralian Na­tional Wake­board­ing Cham­pi­onships in 2014 and 2015.

For Shan­tarna the sky is the limit.

“I want to be­come as good as I can get,” she said.

Pro women’s world No.2 Courtney An­gus, Shan­tarna’s coach, pre­dicted the teenager could win the com­pe­ti­tion in Mex­ico.

“I’ve trav­elled all over the world and I’ve seen the tal­ent in her age group, and she def­i­nitely has a good chance,” An­gus said.

Shan­tarna’s mum Rachael said she was proud of her daugh­ter.

“She’s man­aged to be top of her class in aca­demic achieve­ment even though she gets no time to study,” she said. “She’s ex­traor­di­nar­ily ded­i­cated to her sport but it doesn’t in­ter­fere with her aca­demic achieve­ment.

“She man­ages to find time to coach for free. She coaches gym­nas­tics once a week or she coaches young wake­board­ers on Satur­day.”

Rebel is the ma­jor spon­sor of the Ju­nior Sports Star.

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