Commonwealth Youth Games bound Connor Bell is another immensely talented young thrower coming through the ranks here in New Zealand. Steve Landells chatted to the gifted 15-year-old to found out more about his rapid ascent.
When Connor Bell first discovered discus as a 13-year-old and began training at North Harbour Bays club his mum, Jenette, describes the uber-talented teenager as finally finding “his herd” and it is easy to see why.
Always the biggest kid in class the youngster from a lifestyle block in the small town of Kaukapakapa just north of Auckland, Connor tried a range of sports from football to rugby and cricket but struggled to find his niche.
He also tried his hand at motocross but a couple of concussions brought an abrupt end to his time competing in the two-wheeled motorsport.