Search is on for lit­tle stars

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tay­lar Amonini

Jetstar and Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Aus­tralia are tak­ing their part­ner­ship to the next level with this year’s Lit­tle Jet­stars com­pe­ti­tion, and Kar­ratha chil­dren have the chance to be in the run­ning.

The com­pe­ti­tion searches for Aus­tralia’s most pas­sion­ate young ath­letes, cel­e­brat­ing good sports­man­ship and ded­i­ca­tion.

Five lucky win­ners will re­ceive an ex­clu­sive train­ing ses­sion for them­selves and 15 friends with one of Jetstar’s big he­roes, for­mer Olympian John St­ef­fensen.

St­ef­fensen said he was very ex­cited to be a part of the pro­gram this year and get back to the grass­roots of where his ath­letic ca­reer be­gan.

“Lit­tle Ath­let­ics holds very fond mem­o­ries for me and it is such a great start for any kid who loves sport," he said.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited to be part of the Lit­tle Jet­stars pro­gram and can’t wait to have a run around with the kids.”

The first of the five Lit­tle Jet­stars com­pe­ti­tion win­ners will be an­nounced this month and the re­main­ing win­ners will be an­nounced monthly through to March. To en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion, reg­is­tered Lit­tle Ath­let­ics par­tic­i­pants need to de­scribe in 25 words or fewer who their big sports hero is and why at jet­ au.

En­tries close at mid­night on Fe­bru­ary 28.

Pic­ture: Getty Im­ages

For­mer Olympian John St­ef­fensen dur­ing the Lit­tle Jet­stars launch in Mel­bourne.

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