Hudson strides the world softball stage
FORMER Trinity Catholic College student John Hudson is about to hit the world stage in softball when he travels to Canada in June to compete in the World Under-19 Softball Championships.
John and his mother, Beverley Hudson, are no strangers to travel, having attended games all around the country since John's first representative honour in the Far North Coast's Under-14 team which continued to Under-16s and then, at the age of 15 gained selection in the Northern NSW Country Under 19 team.
Since he was in Year Two, John has played softball every Friday night. If he wasn't away with a representative side, then for the Lismore Dodgers.
John also played in the Open Division of the Waratah League. This involved playing six games each weekend for five weekends in Sydney, Newcastle, Kempsey and Tamworth. This was in addition to regular trips to Sydney for NSW Under 19 team training for the national titles each year for the past four years.
John and Beverley travelled to most of these venues by car, but were always back by early Monday morning to be on time for school and work.
Despite his devotion, talent and training in the sporting arena, John managed to fit in study for his HSC last year and also achieved great results.
Now, this quiet, unassuming young gentleman is about to enjoy his upper most goal of representing his country in softball with the impending competition in Prince Edward Island, Canada.