By Samantha Rogers
For Kyle Renton, his dream became a reality when the 14-year-old Wanneroo teenager was invited to represent Australia in the 2015 International Snooker championships in Romania.
According to Kyle, there is no better feeling than the pride of representing your country.
“For me to compete in a world championship playing for Australia, it was truly one of the most special and proudest moments of my life,” he said.
Unfortunately his performance didn’t earn him the under-21 world championship but he was pleased with how he went.
“My opponents were literally the best from around the world and had much more experienced over me, so to lose in Romania was not something to be disappointed about,” Kyle said.
Another achievement was the honour of being allowed to wear the Commonwealth Coat of Arms during the competition.
“I was just shocked and overwhelmed really, I had been practising so hard to receive this opportunity and when the call came in I was ecstatic.
“I couldn’t stop thinking about it for a few days to follow and to receive this opportunity at such a young age too made it all the more special,” Kyle said.
Sibling rivalry is at its peak at the pool table, but sister Tahlia makes Kyle play left-handed to even the odds.
“Most of the time I refuse to even play him, being beaten by your brother six years younger than you is not my idea of fun.
“I am beyond proud of him though, he’s worked so hard to get at the level he is and I can’t explain the pride I feel when I see him competing, its amazing,” Tahlia said.