Shenton Park: Skydiving brothers to fly head first into national championships

Noah Lisle and mum Melissa practice in the tunnel, watched on by Cooper and dad Adam outside.
Noah Lisle and mum Melissa practice in the tunnel, watched on by Cooper and dad Adam outside.

TWO brothers from Shenton Park will be among the youngest competitors at this year’s Australian Open Indoor Sky Diving Championships when they represent WA later this month.

Nine-year-old Cooper and 11-year-old Noah Lisle will both compete in the kids freestyle division in Sydney on August 24 and 25.

Noah said they had been in the tunnel at iFLY in Rivervale practicing a lot but he was modest about the prospect of winning.

“It depends on how we do on the day, I guess,” he said.

Noah and Cooper Lisle.

The boys mother Melissa Lisle, who will also compete at the championships, said Cooper and Noah had spent about 50 hours in the tunnel training since they started the sport 15 months ago.

The brothers will be performing barrel rolls, lay-out, bottom loops, moon walks and the difficult head down manoeuvre.

Cooper recently became the youngest person to fly head down in Australia.

He said it was very exciting when he performed the trick.

”It was pretty exciting when I got it,” he said.

It’s really hard to learn.”

The boys agreed they would like more children to get involved in the sport.