Two former members of the Hallam Senior College Sports Academy have continued the unbelievable run of success the school has recently enjoyed.
Rugby league graduates Kenneath Bromwich and Mahe Fonua have been selected in the 17-man National Youth Cup Team of the Year, for outstanding performances throughout the season in the National Rugby League under 20 competition, the Toyota Cup.
The accolades and recognition haven’t stopped there, however, as Bromwich and Fonua secured a ticket to the big time in the form of a Melbourne Storm playing contract for next season … and a chance to play alongside the likes of Dally M medallist, Billy Slater.
In 2009, Bromwich captained the Melbourne Storm under-18s in its inaugural season in the SG Ball Cup, a competition that has been played between the traditional NSW clubs since 1965, and led the team into the grand final that year, losing to the Canterbury Bulldogs.
He then gained a contract to play for the Storm in the Toyota Cup under 20s and has since been developing his skills in the second row and lock positions.
The naming of Fonua in the NYC Team of the Year has been especially pleasing, given that he is a born and bred Victorian who has come through the Storm development program.