Miller gets settled in to AIS life
LOCAL volleyball prodigy Brad Millers, now based at Canberra’s Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) caught up with The Observer to talk about the move.
A former Tannum Sands SHS student, Millers headed to the nation’s capital with a sporting scholarship in January.
Before leaving, Millers was concerned about adapting to the heavy training schedule the AIS program would have him on but the grade 10 student said the change in lifestyle was not too stressful.
“At first it was a little bit (tough) but once I settled in to the drift of it, it was alright,” he said.
Currently the youngster trains every afternoon for three hours as well as doing gym work three times a week, and that is all around school work.
Although it wasn’t all peaches and cream as a niggling knee injury prevented Millers from pushing for a spot in the World Youth Beach Volleyball squad recently. He had now turned his attention to a national competition in Perth, July 4-16.