Neller has his sights set on rugby

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Moss­man State High School stu­dent David Neller has a lot to show from ded­i­ca­tion to footy with suc­cess at the two-day re­gional ju­nior rugby league cham­pi­onships at In­n­is­fail.

Not only was David picked from dozens of tal­ented young play­ers to train at a Penin­sula rugby league team clinic in Cairns a few days later, he was se­lected to play with the team at Townsville later in the year. He also was of­fered a sports schol­ar­ship with Ip­swich Gram­mar School.

“It feels great that I’m be­ing of­fered a schol­ar­ship,” said David.

“It’s a big de­ci­sion about where I’m go­ing or not, but it tells me I’m play­ing bet­ter footy.”

David said he had al­ways en­joyed play­ing footy.

“I think it’s a good sport and it’s en­ter­tain­ing. It keeps me oc­cu­pied,” he said.

Mum Pet­rina Neller said it was a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity, not only for his love of the game, but for his ed­u­ca­tion.

“It’s a great op­por­tu­nity, a once in a life­time op­por­tu­nity,” she said.

“Not only for sport, but for a bet­ter ed­u­ca­tion, a bet­ter ca­reer path and fu­ture.”

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