Thomas Beaumont is not one to sit idle.
Rather, the East Launceston 13-year-old is grateful the sporting seasons fall as they do so he can pursue all three of his choice pursuits.
“They interchange between seasons so it’s footy in winter, basketball for me goes all year round and then cricket in summer,” Beaumont said.
“I mainly rotate between those because I can juggle those so they’re not all at once - if they were all at once it would be pretty hectic.”
Since starting Auskick and Milo cricket at the age of four, the Launceston Church Grammar student has gone on to represent the state twice at under-12 level, travelling to Darwin for football last year and Cobram in January for cricket.
Fourteen hours after wrapping up his cricket commitments he flew to Albury to play for Tasmania’s under-14 basketball team in the Country Cup.
“Darwin was a lot of fun because we all stayed at the same hotel, we all had a great time together just playing football.
“I enjoy all my sports, I learn a lot from all my coaches and I’ve got many different coaches for many different sports so it’s really good.
“Darren Best, my basketball coach, came all the way from Queensland to help me and my team out with our division 1 future development program stuff.
“He’s moved our whole team a long way from there, but all of my coaches have been really good and helped me with all my skills.”
Eventually the Launceston pace bowler and South Launceston midfielder hopes to play one of his three sports at the top level.
In the meantime, school is the priority.
“I just hope that I can keep all my grades up and keep going the way I’m going because I think I’m on a really good path at the moment.
“If I keep my studies and sports skills up I think I could go really well.”
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