COOPER LINDSAY-A RISING YOUNG KIWI SPORTS STAR

He’s just 11 years old but already Cooper Lindsay has stamped his mark on Auckland rugby and athletics.

The difference a day makes

At just two years of age he began competing at the Pakuranga Athletics Club and since then has won a host of titles and medals at club level and representing Counties Manukau and Auckland with sprints events his main strength.

However his real sporting passion is rugby. Playing out of the College Rifles Club for the last five years, he began in Rippa rugby then transitioned to tackle and each season he’s taken out the Most Valuable player award for his team.

His speed and crunching defence are a feature of how he plays and although halfback is his preferred position he’s happy to play anywhere in the backline, his speed being a major asset.

Not surprisingly, Cooper’s favourite rugby player is Auckland Blues, Tasman Mako and All Blacks halfback Findlay Christie.

TRY TIME-COOPER LINDSAY-About to touch down for another try for College Rifles

His sporting talents are many and at school he also plays cricket, touch rugby, netball, orienteering and soccer.

Away from main stream sports, he’s very much an outdoor youngster, enjoying boating, fishing, snorkelling and motorbike riding. The heaviest fish he’s landed so far, a 15lb snapper.

GOT EM-catching big fish is just one of Cooper Lindsay’s skills

Cooper’s dad James Lindsay also excelled in sport in his schoolboy days, playing in an Auckland Grammar first 15 rugby team which included a future All Black Doug Howlett and he represented Auckland at under 14, 15 and 16s. 

James and Doug were great rivals on the athletics track as well as part of a national record breaking sprint relay team from Auckland Grammar.

Cooper’s mum Anne of course is a big supporter doing what great mums do making sure their kids are organised and get to training and games and he has a younger brother, eight year-old Ashton.

Listen to my (John Alexander) interview with Cooper and James, it’s always great to see youngsters doing well in whatever sport or endeavour they are into.

Interview & Story by John Alexander | Supporting Images sourced by Absolutely Famous.

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