Athlete Report: TAYLOR MATTHEWS - JAVELIN Dec 2013
The season is just starting up and Taylor has had about 3 throwing sessions using the 800g javelin. His throws have been measured around the mid 50m mark. By the end of this season his goal is to throw 65+ metres with the 800g javelin. The Don Oliver scholarship has provided a number of opportunities, improving core strength focusing on fine tuning. Having access to the Arena gym and time to work on technique will help Taylor work towards his 65 metre goal. Technique is everything and learning to adjust has been difficult but making the corrections will reduce the risk of injury. Taylor has been able to upgrade his training equipment, confidence is a big key to being successful and this will give him that boost that he is looking for when heading into competition.