Snooker: Teen takes titles on table

Healey White is making a name for himself in snooker circles. Photo by Sally Rae.
Healey White is making a name for himself in snooker circles. Photo by Sally Rae.
Healey White has been playing snooker for only 10 months but he has already won two national junior titles.

Healey (13), a year 9 pupil at Waitaki Boys High School, won the under-13 and under-15 titles in Auckland during the school holidays, at only his second major tournament.

The only time he got "real nervous" was when the score was 1-1 in the under-21 semifinal, which he lost 2-1 to a 20-year-old. He also made the under-17 semifinal.

Healey is coached by his father, Stewart White, who often plays snooker, and Jason Todd, who has represented New Zealand internationally. He practises twice a week and also plays twice a week.

Healey said he would like to compete overseas in a sport he enjoyed.

"I like the game. It can be harder than any other sport," he said.

Healey also plays rugby and basketball.

 

 

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