Christian Today Australia (CTA) is an on-line non-denominational daily news sheet whose aim is to provide a Christian world view of daily news.
As a 'world first', CTA has been providing a daily sports news column since February this year after consulting with Well-Being Australia's Mark Tronson who is a CTA advisor.
One of the young sports writers for CTA is Clayton Hinds who was interviewed on the Australian Missionary News IPTV by anchorman Jeremy Dover.
Clayton Hinds told Jeremy Dover that his father is a Baptist Minister who has been involved in sports chaplaincy for 25 years and sports was part of their life. The three boys along with their father thought they were faster off the mark and stronger than they actually were and it created great camaraderie in the family.
Sports was always a big part of the family's activities Clayton Hinds explained, especially Rugby league, Rugby and Cricket. They ate sport for breakfast, lunch and dinner and their dad being a sports chaplain encouraged this dynamic of how sport has many positive attributes for life as a Christian.
Clayton Hinds noted that the role of writing a weekly sports article for Christian Today Australia came up when Mark Tronson rang his father Russell, as they knew each very well, with Mark saying that he had three sons, and one of them needs to come on board as a sports writer.
He was very interested in this and so he became the sports writer out of the three sons of Russell and Kaye Hinds.
Clayton and Anna Hinds returned from Zambia in Africa last year having spent two and a half year in Mission serving disadvantaged young people. Zambia is situated in the centre southern part of Africa where poverty and suffering is remains a part of life, particularity in rural areas of the country.
As to any advise he might offer to young people, are three words, "Just do it" - if you feel called of the Lord to serve His cause, whatever it is, school chaplaincy, becoming a missionary in a third world country, regardless of what it is, "Just do it".
Christian young people today have no better opportunity to "Just do it" than ever before as they are mobile, technological literate and have a get up and go. So, "Just do it".
Clayton Hinds interview can be viewed on the Australian Missionary News IPTV at