Brother and sister keeping in touch
SOME families are just born to play sport. The luck of sporting genetics leaves them predisposed to be able to pick up a ball, bat, racquet, anything and look as though they've been doing it all their life. The McGrady's are one of those families as brother and sister combination Jason and Sharon prove. Like the Mortimers, Waughs and Ellas, this pair are proving a dab hand at most things they turn to, especially Touch Football. This weekend, both Jason and Sharon will be venturing to Darwin as part of their respective age group's state teams to compete in the National titles. Jason as a Toormina High student is a member of the CHS under 16s squad while Sharon, who attends Toormina Primary will be playing alongside her PSSA teammates. "The best thing that's happened to me so far is getting selected in this team," Sharon said. "I just enjoy having fun and meeting new people." That's a big call from a girl who's been to state finals in athletics before as well as being selected in the National NTRA side that will be taking on a New Zealand team early next year. Jason's selection in the CHS team actually provided a conundrum for him. He was also selected in the NSW Indigenous rugby Union team but the conflicting timetables meant that he was required to choose which team he wanted to participate in. It was a tough decision for him to make as young Jason enjoys the simple pleasures that playing sport offers. "I'm just having fun and I like the friendships you make from playing in teams," he said. "I'm looking forward to going to Darwin but we need a sponsor." If there are people interested in becoming a sponsor for jason and Sharon going to Darwin, they can contact their parents Jason Snr. and Leah on 0402 492 075.