JOSH Bohan, is one of those few people who just has a knack of being very good at just about everything he tries.
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Especially on the sporting field.
Be it soccer, rugby league, zone athletics, zone swimming, touch football, surf life saving or Aussie Rules football, Josh is achieving across the board.
Whether it be competing for Wirreanda Public School or weekend sport, Josh throws himself into anything and everything.
However, there had to come a time for Josh to make a decision as to which sport he really wanted to concentrate on, and in a strange way, that decision was essentially made for him.
“From 9-11 years old he played two sports, either soccer or rugby league on Saturday and also AFL on Sunday.” Josh’s mother Nikki Bohan told News Of The Area.
“However, when he was 11 years old he tried out for the Sydney Swans AFL Academy and was successful, so he needed to make a choice.”
That choice was simple, play weekend sports at park football level, or take up the opportunity with the Swans that could lead to bigger things.
Josh chose to attend the Sydney Swans Academy.
“He made a big commitment, as his decision meant an extra training session each week in Newcastle, on top of his Port Stephens club training, as well as trips to Sydney every second Wednesday during the school term.” said Nikki Bohan.
This has been life for Josh and his family for the last couple of years, and next year life will get even busier with the fortnightly Sydney trips turning into weekly trips.
However, Josh and his very supportive family are already seeing the fruits of their labour.
“He made the Hunter Regional AFL team last year who played in Parkes as well as this year which was played in Batemans Bay.” said Nikki Bohan.
“We’ll also be heading to Canberra after Josh made the NSWPSSA school boys team to compete in the national competition in August.”
This is the same competition that many past and present AFL players participated in before they hit the big time.
We wish Josh and his family all the best.
By Rachael VAUGHAN