THERO — HE’S GOT IT

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Gizelle Ghidella

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

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