Video: Will's quick hands stack him against the country's best

THERE is no denying Will Richardson is quick with his hands.

So quick in fact that he's is one of Victoria's fastest sport stackers and today the Merrivale Primary School pupil will take on Australia's best sport stackers at the national championships in Melbourne.

Sport stacking is where competitors stack and unstack 12 specially designed cups in a pre-determined sequence.

Competitors race against the clock for individual times and compete in relay teams.

At his first competition in October Will, 12, was runner up in the 12 and under cycle sequence by 30 milliseconds.

He brought home medals for the 11 and under 3 6 3 runner up, the 18 and under time relay winner and the 12 and under 3 6 3 runner up.

Will said his teacher Ben Logan got him interested in the sport after a demonstration at school.

"They were really amazed at how quick I was," he said.

"It's kind of easy.

"I just like to beat my personal record.

"When I started I was slow but now I'm the fastest in my grade.

"It's fun seeing my friends have a go"

His mum Cathryn said since his success last month he has been training more regularly.

"He put them away a year ago and then just brought them out," she said.

"When we were in Melbourne they said we will have to take him to the world championships in America, but I don't know if we'll go there."

"We're just very proud of him."

cquirk@standard.fairfax.com.au

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