Nathan Harwood

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Rugby
August 25, 2005

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About Athlete

I love to play rugby and hope to continue developing my skills and knowledge of the sport through college and use this to establish my own sports business.

GPA

Year 10 Christian, Religious and Values Education C

Year 10 English B

Year 10 Mathematics B

Year 10 Science B

Year 10 History B

Year 10 Health and Physical Education B

Year 10 Design and Technology B

Year 10 Outdoor Education C

Year 10 Personal Learning Plan C

Advanced Athlete Development Program B

SAT Total Score
pending
TOEFL Total Score
pending
Teams

2021 Onkaparinga Devils Rugby Union Academy

2021 NRL SA Bulldogs Spring 9’s U17 team

2021 Onkaparinga RUFC U16 team

2020 Onkaparinga RUFC U16 team

2019 South Australia 7’s U15 representative team

2019 Adelaide University RUFC U14 team

2019 SA Schools Rugby Union Harlequins U14 team

2017 Katherine Cowboys Jnr Rugby League U12 team

2016 Katherine Cowboys JRL U12 team

2016 School Sports NT Big Rivers Region Rugby League U12 representative team

2016-2017 Katherine South Primary School Rugby Academy

2015 Katherine Cowboys JRL U10 team

2014 Katherine Cowboys JRL U10 team

2013 Katherine Cowboys JRL U9 team

Championships

2021 Rugby SA U16 grand final premier (Onkaparinga RUFC): semi finals score 19-14 (09/12/202), grand final score 33-31 in which I made an overtime match point try (09/19/2021).

2021 NRL SA Spring 9’s U17 Tournament Premier (Bulldogs).

2019 Rugby SA U15 Rugby 7’s representative travelling team Interstate Champion against the Northern Territory and ‘Hottest 7’s in the World’ U15 Tournament Premier.

2019 South Australian Schools Rugby Union U15 grand final player (Harlequins mixed school team)

2016 School Sport NT U12’s Luke Kelly Cup Champion, Player of the Tournament and MVP for Katherine South Primary School team.

Additional sporting info

2021 School Sports SA, 3rd place athletics relay team.
Fitness stats:

100m sprint 12.98 seconds (May 2021).
10m 1.74 seconds (Aug 2021)
40m 5.64 seconds (Aug 2021)
7’s experience: I have represented the state of South Australia in the 2019 Northern Territory Hottest 7’s U15 competition (international and Australian teams represented, playing in high temperature and humidity conditions). We won both the tournament and representative game against the NT.

My biggest strengths are defensive, with tackling being the strongest part of my game. So far, I’ve been able to stop every player I’ve come across. This comes from being fast and also strong. This tackling ability also plays a part in my offensive plays, as I’m able to use my game knowledge to read plays and apply pressure. I work well with other team members, pay attention to coaching advice and apply this to the game.

Personal Best

2021 Rugby SA U16 Season Premier (Onkaparinga Devils), awarded team Best on Ground for semi- and grand finals

2016 Katherine Primary Schools Luke Kelly Cup Player of the Carnival and MVP featured in the Katherine Times newspaper

What makes you different?

I grew up in outback Australia where the environment developed physical and mental toughness that helps me play hard and cope well in difficult situations. I’m physically suited to playing rugby, with well-developed lower body strength and able to produce both speed and power. I’m also a quick study, easy-going and have great people skills.

Why do you want to compete in college?

I’d love to build a career around rugby and college provides a lot of opportunities while also challenging me to become the best I can

College Goals?

Sporting wise, I’d love the opportunity to develop myself and far as I can go.

Academically, I hope to study sport science and combine this knowledge with my sporting interest as a foundation for building my own business.

Anything else we should know?

Other qualifications:

9/15/21 South Australian Sports Medicine Association Level 1 Sports Trainer Accreditation (Accreditation No 506451)

10/14/21 Accredited First Aid Training

Education

2023
Tatachilla Lutheran College