Jano's a real star
IN ONE week young Jano Kirchner showed how just talented he is on a sporting field.
Over four days the 11-year-old Bundaberg Christian College student achieved feats in four different sports.
After taking out the most runs award in the under-12 Bundaberg cricket season, he then backed it up the next day by winning gold in U11 javelin at the Little Athletics state championships.
Throwing a distance of 32.93 he won by over a metre as he became the fourth best athlete in Australia for his age group.
Kirchner wasn't finished though as in the next two days he dominated softball and hockey.
Using his cricket skills he qualified for the Bundaberg school hockey team before taking on a new sport for the first time and qualifying for the Wide Bay softball team.
Despite being a budding star of the future the modest, humble and shy Kirchner said it was good to perform well.
"It was a good feeling get all those sports results in one week," he said.
"I like throwing balls and stuff and it's almost the same in every sport so that helps me."
While pleased with his results in all sports, he was particularly proud of his cricket performance and wants to one day play for Australia or South Africa.
"I just like working hard in the nets with my batting and bowling," he said.
With Jano playing plenty of sports, he only recalls one stage where he got confused between sports.
"Well I have once in South Africa," he said.
"In hockey I played a cricket shot and thankfully they didn't really see it."
Proud of his son's achievements his father Len Kirchner paid tribute to his hard work.
"For the last month he got up at 5.30am each morning before school to train in javelin," he said.
"Not once did he complain when I woke him up."
"He's always worked so hard and is so humble with his sporting achievements."
Jano will now focus on the state softball championships starting in September.
GETTING TO KNOW JANO
Hero: A.B de Villiers
Favourite Sport: Cricket
Dreams: Playing cricket for Queensland and Australia