Setting goals is Crawford pupil’s philosophy for success

2013-12-03 00:00

ANTHONY Pedlar, a Grade 9 pupil at Crawford College North Coast, has a simple philosophy in making his life a success. He plans, puts his mind to what he does and sets goals, reaching one at a time before moving to the next.

He applies this principle to his sport and academics ,and it’s a winning formula as he reaches success on the field and in the classroom.

“I enjoy most sport but play with an achievable goal in mind. One of those goals was playing KZN touch rugby and I represented the province at an inter-provincial in Cape Town,” he said. “It was cold and wet but we brought home the bronze medal.”

Next on the sporting list is hockey, with Anthony looking to earn his KZN colours here as well. He has started his quest by making the district team and went a step further by joining Riverside Hockey Club, one of the top club outfits in the country. “It was just what I needed to up my game,” he said. “There is excellent coaching and tough competition, which benefited my progress and prepared me for the next level.”

While he enjoys sport, Anthony admits his first love in life is music. He has a DJ business and is currently undertaking a DJ course to improve his skills and keep the fans rocking. Even this has taken some planning and thought from the youngster.

“I am researching the most suitable music production course to meet my advancing needs as I currently write my own music and plan to produce a CD soon,” he said. “One of my immediate music goals is to play at U-Party, the biggest U18 party event in the province. The ultimate for me is a season in Ibiza, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, known as the party capital of the world.”

Meanwhile, Anthony and some of his school pals keep busy assisting with sound and lighting for Crawford’s drama productions. In the classroom, Anthony continues as is the norm for him, classified as an “A” pupil with a particular liking for maths and computer studies.

“Whatever life throws at you, it’s worth setting targets and goals to satisfy the sense of accomplishment. You gotta make it count,” he said.

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