Gold Rush for Layla Sharp at Australian Little A’s Championships

Layla Sharp (Cranebrook/ Emmaus Catholic College) has carried all before her at the 2023 Coles Australian Little Athletics Championships, which were held in Melbourne from the 21-23rd April.

Layla won the 15/16 Years Multi Class 100m, setting yet another personal best, along with winning two more Gold medals in the 200m and the 800m.

Layla Sharp at the 2023 Coles Australian Little Athletics Championships.  Photos supplied.

“Firstly, I’d like to thank all of the officials and managers from Little Athletics Australia, for making this a good event for all athletes and with the new inclusion of Para’s (Paralympic Athletes) this year,” said Layla.

“I came away with Gold in the 100m (with a 0.11 pb), the 200m and the 800m.

After the 100m, I was interviewed (by the television broadcasters), as I took line honours in the event, and it was a big honour to receive the Team Shield alongside Cameron Badger, in playing a part of taking out the Little Athletics NSW Champions of the AJAC competition.

“Our two names will be engraved on the shield, as we were crowned the most outstanding athletes for the competition.

“Thank you for everyone’s support, including the Cerebral Palsy Sporting & Recreation Association, Elders Real Estate Penrith / Wallacia, Lite Spikes, Run Crew, Stryke Fit Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW & ACT, Werrington Athletics and a massive thanks to Steve Hadfield in my training, to help me achieve a big personal best.”