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1 jack hale and stawell on Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:43 pm


just heard on abc radio .Stawell are negoitiating for jack to run in gift,
jack strained hammy last week at newcastle meet pulled out of sprint relay.and possibly ballarat
with the publicity generated by halestorm will be big event this year????

2 Re: jack hale and stawell on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:40 pm


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Any chance that the athletics community can let this kid grow up and develop into all that his potential has to offer? Or must we risk his injury and burn-out in the chase for hype and short-term gain?

3 Re: jack hale and stawell on Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:03 am


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I agree ToM, it appears whoever is looking after him seems determined to cash in on his new found celebrity at the detriment of his development and well being.

4 Re: jack hale and stawell on Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:36 am


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Tom I couldn't agree with you more & have been staggered at the management of this lad over the last few months.

5 Re: jack hale and stawell on Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:38 am


May also be the responsibility of clubs to not throw big $$$ at him to appear? Hard to say no in a sport with very little money. I'm not worried about the attention he is getting, he can handle that. More the amount of racing.

6 Re: jack hale and stawell on Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:17 am


Getting a bit precious aren't we? This kid could not have been better managed. Bet he's making more cash than the average 16yo working at McDonalds. He's probably the only athlete in Australia right now earning more money for competing than he is getting handouts from the government.

Burn out? What about the kids chucked into the pressure cooker of professional sport like tennis. 14yo kids leaving their families to try out with Chelsea or Manchester United? Aussie Rules kids at 16 playing up to 30 games per year with school, club and rep games?

Give me a break.
Jack Hale only has to run a couple of 120's or 100 at a running meet and earns $$$ that go into a trust und for him. Kids today are resilient and a lot more savvy about the big wide world out there.

Honestly, who on this forum, wouldn't wish to be in Jack Hales' position right now? He's living the dream.

7 Re: jack hale and stawell on Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:26 pm


Agree with WhataboutmeMrHandicapper. We hear of Hale getting a slight hammy strain, and we're wrapping him up in cotton wool. This concern may be warranted;- he may be our next great Aussie hope. I hope so. But I'm certain that the amount of racing he has been doing isn't going to hurt him. Most of the consistent pro runners on the various circuits race more than he has in the season thus far. If anything, I'd be tipping his long jumping may be a catalyst for his injury, and is anyone going to tell him to give it up? Highly unlikely at 16, and I wouldn't think discouraging him from anything to do with aths would be the smartest course. He'll be right.

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