dance / “Orb”. Sydney Dance Company. At Canberra Theatre May 25–27. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS.
THE amazing Hamish Sanz-Pellatt, of Belconnen, is one of Canberra’s most versatile young athletes.
At only 13 he proved himself an outstanding catcher and leading batter for the ACT – and the Public Schools – softball teams at last year’s Pacific School Games in Adelaide.
He was the leading try scorer for the West Belconnen Leagues Club in his age group and voted players’ player of the year. This led to his being selected for the initial Canberra Raiders junior training squad.
And he’s just been selected in the ACT under-15 softball team for the National Championships in Brisbane in January.
Unsurprisingly perhaps, he has won the 2016 Lord’s Taverner’s Scholarship of $800 for Young Athletes with a Disability, which is being used to assist his travel to competitions around the country. Oh, I should mention: he was born without a left hand.
A Lord’s Taverner’s spokesman said: “As well as his great sporting ability, he’s a very personable and delightful boy.” He is also a pretty remarkable athlete.