Congratulations to local boy Rory Atkins for being selected by Adelaide with their second pick at number 82 in last night’s draft.
Rory is a local kid from Strathmore who played his junior footy at Marby Park and has won Calder Canon’s best and Fairest Award.
I had the great pleasure in coaching Rory at cricket when he was in under 16’s at Strathmore Cricket Club. Wow can this kid hit a cricket ball!
If Rory had not chosen footy as his sport, I am sure he could have played a great level of cricket. Rory is a gun sportsman and just a lovely young man. He is one of the most polite and likeable kids I have ever met. With a wicked sense of humour and his infectiously likeable nature, I am sure Rory will go along way to succeed in his life’s pursuits.
Keep an eye on Rory Atkins at Adelaide, a future star in the making…and I already have his autograph (as is seen in the photo above…)
Hurry up and get traded to Essendon Rory, I would love to watch you play at my footy club.
Good luck mate,