Congratulations to Scots Prep Rugby Captain Nathan Zylstra on his selection in the NSW PSSA Rugby Union team and also winning the Primary Schools Sports Association National Championships.
The state’s up and coming rugby stars have proved themselves the best in Australia, taking victory at the Primary Schools Sports Association National Championships in Melbourne at the weekend.
Selected from over 250 youngsters who took part in the PSSA State Carnival held in Armidale last month, the 22-strong squad drawn from 20 schools across the state took part in a number of weekend camps in preparation for the National Championships. Their determination and enthusiasm paid off, with handsome victories against ACT (49-5) and South Australia (88-0) securing their passage to the Grand Final, where they came from behind to record an emphatic 48-12 win over Victoria.
Having met HSBC Waratahs’ flanker Pat McCutcheon and former Wallabies and Waratahs’ legends Tim Gavin and Tim Wallace at last month’s State Carnival, the squad drew further inspiration for their successful 2012 campaign from a visit to Waratahs Rugby HQ, where they received a personal message of support from the new HSBC Waratahs’ head coach Michael Cheika and were presented with their jerseys by Club Captain McCutcheon before enjoying a behind the scenes tour of the squad’s IBM Centre elite training base.
A number of the current HSBC Waratahs squad members have come through the PSSA system, with Tom Kingston and new signing Michael Hooper among those to have represented NSW at the PSSA National Championships.