World-class star to take on top competitors in Ukraine

Matthew Denny is a throwing athlete who trains at Fairholme College, Thursday, September 20, 2012. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle
Matthew Denny is a throwing athlete who trains at Fairholme College, Thursday, September 20, 2012. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle Kevin Farmer

ALLORA field events star Matthew Denny is ranked first in the world in his age group in discus and set to compete in the World Youth Championships in Ukraine next year.

Denny has a 2012 world best in 16 years discus of 65.89 metres which he threw in breaking state and carnivals records at the Greater Public Schools carnival this year.

He competes for Toowoomba Grammar School where he is coached by Grahame Pitt.

Last weekend, Denny threw 75.83m in hammer in a club competition at the Gold Coast to set a new national record for his age.

In the annual GPS championships, he also won the shot put for the Toowoomba Grammar team which finished second. His father John Denny said he was extremely proud of Matthew's dedication.

"He has given away footy so as to reach his goals in athletics," John said.

Matthew won a player of the final award in a premiership-winning Wattles underage rugby league team and was awarded best player in a Mustangs Challenge where he broke his collarbone, a factor in his decision to concentrate on athletics.

This year, Matthew broke records in winning hammer, discus and shot put titles at the Queensland Secondary School Championships in Brisbane and will compete in Hobart this weekend in the under-18 age group in the national school championships.

Matthew will then compete in a Toowoomba Grammar School team in the national knockout school competition in Launceston on Monday.

Topics:  allora athletics discus matthew denny track and field

WATCH: Men welcomed to women's group

Bev Hall, Diane Walsh, Denise Maycock and Margaret Grayson at the QCWA Scarf and High Tea day. Photo Sophie Lester / Warwick Daily News

Major change for nation's largest women's group

Rooster needed: too many eggs

ROOSTER HUNT:  Rhans Campbell and Alex Haynes were at the Pig and Calf Sale in search of a rooster.

THEY'VE already got themselves quite the menagerie at home.

Warwick welcomes newest citizens

NEW CITIZENS: Cr Rod Kelly and Mayor Tracy Dobie welcomed 18 of the newest Australian Citizens to the Southern Downs in an official ceremony in Warwick on Wednesday.

Southern Downs councillors welcome newest citizens

Local Partners

Australia Day Award nominations now open

ALL those who know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the Warwick community is encouraged to nominate them for an Australia Day Award.

WATCH: NASA space station is live, see the view from above

In this picture taken from NASA's International Space Station from April 2015, the SpaceX Dragon is captured with the 57.7-foot-long Canadarm2 robotic arm before its installation to the Harmony module.

See the world from a new perspective as space station passes Rocky

Events you need to be at this week...

Some Australian sevens rugby squad members will be in Warwick this weekend.

It won't be all rodeo in Warwick this weekend

He's here for the Melbourne Cup of campdrafting

David Thorn from Cootamundra on Oh How Foxy.

David Thorn is here to make the most of the Warwick Rodeo.

RECAP: The Bachelorette S2E12 - the finale

Georgia Love pictured in a scene from The Bachelorette finale.

GEORGIA chooses Lee and leaves Matty J heartbroken.

The Bachelorette finale: Georgia declares her love for Lee

Georgia Love with The Bachelorette winner Lee Elliott.

MATTY J left heartbroken in emotional grand final.

Buy your own brothel: Scarlet Harem for sale

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: The Coast's first brothel, Scarlet Harem at Kunda Park, is up for sale.

Coast brothel madam sells up

Tom Cruise credits success to Scientology

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise credits his success to Scientology

Hacksaw Ridge leads AACTA Awards nominations

Andrew Garfield and Teresa Palmer in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

MEL Gibson's wartime drama opens in cinemas next week.

ABBA to reunite for virtual live experience


ABBA have confirmed they are to reunite - in virtual reality form

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June