Rossmoyne student Samara Harding off to compete in Singapore athletics competition


Samara Harding (14) of Langford will be heading to Singapore for an athletics competition Picture: Matt Jelonek d452894
Samara Harding (14) of Langford will be heading to Singapore for an athletics competition Picture: Matt Jelonek d452894

LANGFORD athlete Samara Harding thrives in just about every sport she plays.

She is currently preparing to train to represent her state in athletics in Singapore, but has also gone to state tournaments in volleyball, and loves netball.

The 14-year-old will head to Singapore on July 12 to represent WA in javelin and shot put.

The Rossmoyne Senior High School student said she discovered her talents when she was competing at school and won multiple events and champion girl.

She said she was keen to do well in Singapore.

“I am going to work a lot, I am going to train every day,” she said.

“I just wanted to try something different at school athletics and then I won lots of events and won champion girl.”

One of the hurdles that stops athletes like Samara going overseas is finding funds.

However, a local business has chipped in to help her with costs because they “do anything to get teenagers off the couch and off their iPads, you have got to encourage it”.

Wayne and Carol Taborda own a traffic management company and work in the Gosnells and Armadale areas.

“She’s a young girl who wants to get out and we thought we’d sponsor her,” Ms Taborda said.

The pair paid $2100 out of the $2800 cost.