We are excited to announce up and coming 15 year old go kart racer Taine Venables has just became an ambassador for Deaf Children Australia. Taine is hard of hearing, and currently races bitumen karts in the elite junior classes throughout Australia. In 2016 Taine did really well in these major championships – the Australian Karting Championships, Australian Pro Tour, Victorian State Titles, Victorian Golden Power Series and Victorian Country Series.
Taine’s mum Samantha explained how Taine chose motor sports: “Taine has been racing since he was 7 years old and we actually got him into this sport due to his deafness. He is extremely sporty but found it very difficult to hear instructions when he played ball sports. Combined with his love of sport, we fell into motor racing as it was an independent visual sport. He did not need to rely on hearing. He took to it like a duck to water and now really wants to pursue a career in motor sport!”
Taine told us, “I would like to thank Deaf Children Australia for accepting me to be an Ambassador. I am both excited and honoured to be working with you and the community to better help educate my peers.”
Check out Taine’s great bitumen go kart in the works with Deaf Children Australia’s logo and look out for an upcoming interview with Taine, or follow his Facebook page. There may also be an exciting television appearance coming up later in the year!