Charlie's always up for a challenge

Published date15 March 2023
Publication titleWest Coast Messenger, The
"We set some rules for our challenge and we were allowed to miss the odd day so long as we caught up. We were not allowed to do extra and 'bank' them in advance, though," Sarah said

So far, the challenges have been limited to just Sarah and Charlie. However, the 2022 challenge was to be a family effort with dad Keith, and 10-year-old Jack also netting 10 baskets daily.

Sadly, Keith lasted just two weeks and Jack about eight days, showing the resilience gene flowing more strongly down the female bloodline of the family.

"Jack complained that he didn't actually officially sign up for the challenge, even though he really loves basketball!" Sarah said.

"Dad said he was secretly shooting hoops but we know he wasn't!" Charlie said.

And did the Kearns girls get better at taking basketball shots? "Well, we kind of got better," Charlie said.

"But some hoops are definitely harder than others!" added Sarah. "The ones at the PERC (Pulse Energy Centre) were really hard - something to do with the rim!" The dedicated pair used hoops at St Canice's School, their home stand until it got blown over and broken in a storm, and hoops at Tahunanui.

"The highlight had to be the ones at 'Jump In' trampoline centre in Nelson," Sarah said.

"That was...

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