SETH Norman of High Wycombe has been selected in the Little Athletics national team to compete in Sydney in April and Gambang, Malaysia in July.
Norman was selected after he competed in the U15 boys Heptathlon involving seven events at the Little Athletic’s State Combined Multi Event Championship where he finished third in his age group.
His mother Nicola Carvalho said her son’s commitment and attitude toward athletics was something special to watch and be a part of.
She said he trained four days a week for a minimum of 2 hours a session plus competed on a Saturday.
“He loves competing in hurdles as his main event but this year is going very well at high jump, jumping 1.75m at the state event which that was a personal best for him,’’ she said.
Last year represent WA Little Athletics in Singapore and was a member of the U14 boys, which won a gold medal in the 4x100m relay.
Norman, who attends La Salle College started in the U11 with Forrestfield Little Athletic’s Club in 2011-2012.
She said he showed natural talent at a young age, which had been fostered by his commitment and with the assistance of his coaches during the years.
“Seth has developed a great passion for both hurdles and sprints but is pretty much an all-rounder with athletics.
“I was Seth’s coach for hurdles and sprints at the beginning but as he got stronger in hurdles I needed to source another coach with a little more knowledge.
“We moved from Forrestfield Little Athletic’s club to Carlisle Rivervale Athletic’s Club in 2014-2015 season where Steven and Dennis Fare became his coaches for hurdle but I stayed on as his sprints coach.
“Seth has excelled under their guidance.’’
She said he would love to one day represent Australia in Athletics.
Last year he was selected to go to an Australian Institute of Sport camp with the U15 national team in Canberra in September but was unable to attend due to injury.