COOMA has a future NSW Blues State of Origin star in the making. Nic Zusak, a Cooma Colts U12 player and Year 6 student at St Pats, headed to Sydney over the Easter long weekend to take part in a four-day Junior Blues Camp.
The Camp was held at the NSW Centre of Excellence, Narrabeen. Nic enjoyed playing, training and making friends with other boys from all over NSW.
Over the four days, the youngsters were put to the test through tackling technique drills, ball skills, as well as doing fitness obstacle courses, all run by assistant coaches for the NSW Blues and NRL Clubs.
They were split into teams for an intercamp comp and were undefeated up to the grand final but unfortunately lost.
Nic's goal is to work hard, keep improving, and to one day play in the NRL. Nic, who lives in Berridale, also recently made the Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocesan Representative team as halfback.