He’s the Jack of throws

25 Jul 2018

He’s the Jack of throws

Javelin a “test of athleticism”

By Lawrence Machado

Canterbury-Bankstown Express, Sydney – Tuesday 26 June 2018


EARLWOOD’S talented Jack Greaves is a multiple national champion and also has four gold medals from the Trans Tasman Athletics Championships.

The highly-motivated athlete from Earlwood is this week’s nominee for the Local Sports Star Award.

The 14-year-old Trinity Grammar School student scooped up three golds at the 2018 Coles Australian Little Athletics Championships and helped NSW win the title. He represented Canter-bury Little Athletics Club.

He threw 45.75m in the boy’s javelin before winning the shot put (15.46m) and discus (47.54m) to claim the throws treble.

“Winning gold medals at the nationals is my biggest achievement this year,” Jack said.

“It was the culmination of a lot of hard work under the guidance of my discus coach David Bruce, and javelin coach, Rhys Stein.

“Representing NSW was a wonderful experience because Little Athletics put so much emphasis on encouraging one another … most of the kids in my age group have been together for many years so I feel we are all close and encourage each other. The club has always been very supportive of me.”

Jack has been chalking up victories over the years while impressing his coaches with his great work ethics.

“I prefer javelin the most because it is an overall test of athleticism,” he said. “It’s a great feeling seeing it fly out of my hand. My short term goal is to make it to All Schools Nationals again this year and long term I would love to represent Australia.”