Cooper and Pia continue the Calrossy Rugby factory line legacy

Photos and editorial courtesy of the Northern Daily Leader

Playing his first season with the club, the Calrossy Yr 12 student and 17-year-old is another young gun off the Calrossy factory line.

He has predominantly been playing second grade, but has had a couple of opportunities off the bench for first grade. Hall though doesn't mind where he plays, he just "wanted another game of footy for the week" (other than the Friday night competition).

He is also heading down to Sydney next year to play in the colts system there," Hall said.

"I just wanted a bit of physical footy before I went down there."

The second rower, who as part of his studies at Calrossy is doing a heavy diesel mechanic apprenticeship and is off a property between Manilla and Boggabri, will play for Randwick after being scouted by them at the 2022 State Championships.

"I had a few other offers from other clubs but once Randwick came into the picture I was 'I've got to take this'," he said. He will join Calrossy Alumni Mitch Watts, who also plays for the Club.

It was a significant moment in his rugby journey; one that he dreams will lead to one day playing professionally.

Another came in the first week of the school holidays, with Hall lacing up the boots against the best young players in the country at the Australian Schools Rugby Championships.

He played with the NSW Barbarians side, his selection in that coming after strong performances for AICES (Association of Independent Co-Educational Schools) and the Country 18's in various games.

Calrossy Yr 7 student Pia Wilson is another emerging Rugby Talent. The 12 yr old is already a part of Central North Rugby and plays in the Under 14's side. In another incredible feat, she has also just been selected in the NSW state side who will play in Maitland this weekend in the annual "Country v's City" clash and up for Australian Schoolgirl selection.

We wish Pia and Cooper all the best in their upcoming matches.  

Pia is pictured bottom left with her Calrossy side.