THERO — HE’S GOT IT
REMEMBER the name Thero Boyd – this young gun was chosen to play for the Cape York Crusaders in the Queensland School Sports Championship in his first season of AFL.
The firey 11-year-old, from Wonga Beach State School, showed such potential during the carnival he made the Queensland Country team.
Crusaders coach Greg Walker was very impressed with Boyd, naming him one of the best. “He was really good, he was one of only two of our players to get selected to play for the Country team.
“He has time and poise, he just seems to read the play really well. He’s very skilful.
“He might not be the quickest but he just makes the right decisions, he can jump and he’s hard at it, he shows he wants the ball more than anyone else,” coach Walker said.
“We were really impressed with him on and off the field.
“He’s a quiet kid but once he gets on the field he’s very vocal and shows good leadership qualities,” Walker said.
Thero’s father Mick is pretty happy seeing his son come this far. “Yeah it’s great, I’m pretty proud of him,” he said.
The only thing stopping him from making the State team was his age and coach Walker says he’s confident Thero would make the team next year with his skill level.
It’s possible young Thero could make a career out of this.
The Gold Coast Suns Academy coach watched a few games and was impressed with the way Boyd handled himself on the field and plans to keep an eye on him as he progresses through the years.
Thero loves playing footy. “It’s fun and I like going to other places,” he said.
The midfielder has big dreams and hopes to one day play for the Sydney Swans.
He might not be the quickest but he just makes the right decisions, he can jump and he’s hard at it, he shows he wants the ball more
Crusaders Coach Greg Walker
Thero Boyd: has his eye on the Swans