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Kadeyn sets his sights on Sydney

Masterton scooter exponent Kadeyn Blackwell [pictured] hopes to be among the international talent this October, when Sydney will play host to the 11th Annual World Scooter Championships.

“This is quite literally my life goal”, he said of the opportunity to compete at the “Worlds”.

Times-Age reported on Blackwell’s successes earlier this year when he placed second in the open grade of the New Zealand championship of the Australasian Scooting Association in Napier on January 28, which qualified him for the Sydney event.

Now that the competition is drawing closer, his fundraising efforts are amping up.

Blackwell’s mother, Jenna, has set up a Givealittle page and is excited that he gets to represent New Zealand and Masterton.

“It’s quite a huge achievement for him and he’s been training like crazy,” she said.

With the support of his friends and family behind him, Blackwell’s excited to show the world what a young man from Masterton can do.

Nobody from the town has ever qualified for the Worlds, and this opportunity could help “put Masterton on the map”.

His passion for scootering started eight years ago when he completed a triathlon, and his spot prize was a scooter.

Although it all began as something to do for fun, and Blackwell admits the local skatepark originally wasn’t “very good”, recent developments have allowed Blackwell to hone his skills.

Blackwell also wanted to thank the Fresh Choice supermarket in Greytown for their “very generous” donation of $1000 earlier in the year.

“Blown away” by that support, he hopes the rest of Wairarapa can get behind him as he represents the region on the world stage.

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