Natural talent shines through

Swan Christian College student Jade Haines on her bike. She is excelling in the sport.ALTHOUGH she has been cycling for just 12 months, Swan Christian College student Jade Haines is excelling in the sport.
Swan Christian College student Jade Haines on her bike. She is excelling in the sport.ALTHOUGH she has been cycling for just 12 months, Swan Christian College student Jade Haines is excelling in the sport.

Jade (14) is the latest nominee for the HBF Junior Sports Hero Awards.

The WA Institute of Sport asked the teenager to join its Talent Identification Squad in September 2012 and she repaid their faith in full with a gold and three silver medals at the WA Junior State track Cycling Championships.

Jade also represented WA in the National Junior Track Championships last month and recently did SCC’s charity ride from Perth to Albany across to Bunbury and home in eight days.

Mum Caroline Haines could not be prouder.

‘She’s only been riding for a year or so and we are not a biking family, so for Jade to excel how she has in an amazing thing to watch,’ she said.