Sports Star of the Week: Archie is riding high

The Castlemaine Mail Junior Sports Star of the Week is talented mountain bike rider, Aussie Rules footballer, motorbike enthusiast and keen skier Archie Culph.

Name: Archie Culph

Age: 12

School: Castlemaine Secondary College

Sport: Mountain Biking

How long have you been training? Since I was 3 years old.

Can you tell us about some of your sporting highlights? I always try my hardest and I don’t give up. This has meant some success at racing, but it also means I get to challenge myself and do some really difficult trails.

Who is an athlete you admire? I admire Angus, because he is a good mountain bike rider. I like Toby Price because he’s a great mo-torbike rider who has had lots of success and never gives up.

What are your sporting goals? To be able to do some big jumps and ride any trail, including the double black diamonds.

Do you play any other sports? I play AFL footy for the Castlemaine Magpies. I motorbike ride. I ski.

Any highlights from those? I always enjoy kicking a goal. But for the riding, I’ve travelled to some great locations and rode some differ-ent and interesting places.

Archie wins $50 cash from our new Sports Star sponsors Dominos and can pick up his certificate and prize money from our office at 13 Hargraves Street, Castlemaine. Do you know a sports star Under 16 deserving of recognition? Nominate them by emailing or calling 5472 1788.

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