SCONE student Lochie Hails has capped off a great year of achievements doing what he loves the most - playing footy.
The Year 6 Primary School Captain at Scone Grammar School has represented Combined Independent Schools (CIS) NSW for three different football sports this year - rugby union and touch football and took on the role of captain of the CIS NSW rugby league team.
Lochie's father, Brett Hails, said he worked hard at training, but also at developing his leadership skills to support his pathway in these sports.
"The way Scone Grammar School has fostered Lochie's leadership strengths has made such a difference to his ability and confidence in the captain's role," he said.
"We're grateful to the school for empowering Lochie in the area of leadership and for providing him opportunities to flourish in the things he is passionate about."
A unique program has recently been launched at the school called the Elite Performance Pathway to further develop skills for individual students who demonstrate sporting potential.
"We help each student to unlock their potential, not only in the classroom, but outside and beyond school into life," Scone Grammar School Principal Paul Smart added.
"The Elite Performance Pathway ranges from physical training, to nutrition and mapping out a path to further unlock their sporting talent.
"Students like Lochie benefit from this program to help to map out his future sporting path.
"We are extremely proud of Lochie and how he's tapped into his talents and worked hard at his training and developing leadership skills."
Lochie's outstanding record in 2019 caps off a great year for Scone Grammar School with numerous other students who represented CIS NSW during the year, including: Bridie O'Neill, Dempsey Manwarring and Hugh Firth for touch football, Harry Warner for rugby union, Jagger Leith for AFL, Callum Goodwin for rugby union and Lizzie Ray for hockey.