Alex Barker: the mo­tor head

Western Times - - SPORT -

ALEX Barker has been rid­ing mo­tor­bikes for five or six years.

Which is im­pres­sive when you re­alise he’s just 10.

“You go out to the trail and all that,” he said. “On Sun­days or af­ter school.” What’s he like about it? “Just the ad­ven­ture.” The trail is on Bol­lon Rd, near the archery range.

He’s also pretty keen on football. He won best back for the War­riors at the un­der-10 grand fi­nal on the week­end, a fi­nal his team won.

“I like to watch Adam Reynolds and Johnathan Thurston,” he said.

His dad rides mo­tor­bikes too – Alex says he “took af­ter him”.

“My sis­ter had a four wheeler be­fore I was born.”

PHOTO: AN­DREW MES­SEN­GER

ANOTHER PAS­SION: Alex Barker on the footy field.

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