Album: Nrl Clubs Sound-out Schoolboy Sprint Star

This isn&#039;t really deserving of it&#039;s own thread, but hey it&#039;s the off-season and we&#039;re starved for news.<br /> <br /> And this youtube clip of him running is excellent. Article below clip.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> IF you are a fan of rugby league or athletics, write down the name James Gallaugher. <br /> This gifted 12-year-old indigenous schoolboy from the south coast town of Ulladulla already has four NRL clubs interested in his talent - and the potential to be &quot;the greatest sprinter we have ever had&quot;.<br /> That statement belongs to his athletics coach Scott Richardson, himself one of Australia&#039;s fastest men.<br /> A three-time national age champion who won a Pan Pacific Games gold medal, Richardson has trained and competed against the very best sprinters over the past 20 years.<br /> Asked where this current 100m and 200m primary school champ ranks on raw talent, Richardson said without hesitation: &quot;James is a standout. I wouldn&#039;t just say it because he is someone I coach. He is a freak and I mean that in the very best way.<br /> <br /> &quot;When I talk about him with my wife and my family, we just say he is going to be the greatest sprinter we have ever had if he keeps improving at the rate which he is.&quot;<br /> James&#039;s times back up his coach&#039;s astonishing assessment. To put his personal best of 11.72sec in the 100m and 23.76sec in the 200m into context, it would make him as fast as any kid his own age in the United States - which is probably why the Michael Johnson Spire Athletics Institute in Ohio has made contact.<br /> &quot;They said they are more than willing to have him go to school there or attend a training camp,&quot; his mother Samara said.<br /> &quot;I think he is too young to go to school over there so we are going to send him over in July next year for a training camp.&quot;<br /> But James&#039;s biggest hurdle down the track could be his talent in rugby league. After helping Ulladulla win the state primary schools titles in league and touch football this year, NRL talent scouts also made their intentions known.<br /> &quot;He still doesn&#039;t know all the rules but he has go



Nrl Clubs Sound-out Schoolboy Sprint Star

Updated Dec 23, 2012
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This isn't really deserving of it's own thread, but hey it's the off-season and we're starved for news.

And this youtube clip of him running is excellent. Article below clip.




IF you are a fan of rugby league or athletics, write down the name James Gallaugher.
This gifted 12-year-old indigenous schoolboy from the south coast town of Ulladulla already has four NRL clubs interested in his talent - and the potential to be "the greatest sprinter we have ever had".
That statement belongs to his athletics coach Scott Richardson, himself one of Australia's fastest men.
A three-time national age champion who won a Pan Pacific Games gold medal, Richardson has trained and competed against the very best sprinters over the past 20 years.
Asked where this current 100m and 200m primary school champ ranks on raw talent, Richardson said without hesitation: "James is a standout. I wouldn't just say it because he is someone I coach. He is a freak and I mean that in the very best way.

"When I talk about him with my wife and my family, we just say he is going to be the greatest sprinter we have ever had if he keeps improving at the rate which he is."
James's times back up his coach's astonishing assessment. To put his personal best of 11.72sec in the 100m and 23.76sec in the 200m into context, it would make him as fast as any kid his own age in the United States - which is probably why the Michael Johnson Spire Athletics Institute in Ohio has made contact.
"They said they are more than willing to have him go to school there or attend a training camp," his mother Samara said.
"I think he is too young to go to school over there so we are going to send him over in July next year for a training camp."
But James's biggest hurdle down the track could be his talent in rugby league. After helping Ulladulla win the state primary schools titles in league and touch football this year, NRL talent scouts also made their intentions known.
"He still doesn't know all the rules but he has go
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