Young sport stars Madisson Wilson and Adrian Baker.
Young sport stars Madisson Wilson and Adrian Baker.

Dynamic duo are on the rise

THE school itself may still be in its infancy, but already Bogangar Public is producing some of Tweed's best sporting talent.

Eleven-year-old Madison Wilson and 10-year-old Adrian Baker are two such stars.

Young Madison is a budding soccer sensation who was recently selected at right-back for the North Coast representative side that will travel to Gosford for the NSW State titles this weekend.

She's been playing soccer for five years, moving from Pottsville to Kingscliff Soccer Club last year, and thinks her sport is a great game for all kids.

“It's a fun game and it keeps you fit,” Madison said.

“It helps you get better skills with your feet too.”

Foot skills are something this active youngster needs too, because when she's not tackling people on the pitch she's dancing up a storm in he dance classes.

She must have some talented plates of meat!

Adrian's gifts lie in rugby league, and his extraordinary ability to elude players has secured him a spot in the centres of the North Coast team.

The speedy year 5 student has been playing league for three years with the Tweed Coast Raiders after changing over from rugby union.

His uncle is New Zealand Warrior's legend Clinton Toopi, and young Adrian hopes to follow in his uncle's footsteps.

“Clinton was a centre like me and I hope to play like him,” he said. “I get nervous sometimes but it's always fun. I like training and doing passing drills.”

Adrian scores a lot of tries in the Group 18 Junior Rugby League competition on Saturday's and hopes his side have a good season.



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