Preparing for Australian Junior Athletics Championships

Just months after realising his dream of wearing the green and gold when he competed for Australia at the Oceania Athletics Area Championships in Fiji, teenage track talent Josh Wigmore is already working hard to achieve his next goal.

The 17-year-old South West Academy of Sport athlete is preparing for the Australian Junior Athletics Championships that are being held in Sydney in March.

The young gun, who recently recovered from an injury, hopes a standout performance at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre during the event will act as a springboard to further opportunities.

“My main goal is under-20 worlds in Finland in July,” he said.

If he qualifies for the IAAF World U20 Championships, an impressive performance could open the doors to college in the USA through a student-athlete scholarship, and competing at even higher representative levels.

“I’ve just got to take it day-by-day. And not jump the gun so to speak,” he said.

The Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School student is staying true to his word, training three times a week on the track, two days a week in the gym and jogging where he can in the lead-up to junior nationals.

Local residents can support Wigmore’s journey by putting a donation in the tin at Officeworks, Wish Hair Studio and The Happy Herb Shop in Bunbury.