Kadina graduate named sportsperson of the year
DANIEL Sproule was called an elite high school athlete by one staff member at Kadina High School, from where he has just graduated and was named school Sportsperson of the Year
Daniel played soccer and cricket at Goonellabah Public School, further extending his sports involvement at Kadina from 2008.
He's competed in Combined High School baseball, athletics and cross country, and was a member of the zone champion opens touch side.
Daniel said he was a member of the CHS North Coast cricket team that made it to the state-level this year.
"We finished third from eight regions in the State carnival, and I was pretty happy with that," he said.
"I've played pretty much every opens side in so many sports.
Soccer was probably my favourite because I'd played for Goonellabah for about nine years."
School sports organiser Phil Dalli said that Daniel had earned every accolade through effort and commitment.
"He earned the Senior Boys' Sports Award because he's competed in a multitude of sports at Kadina," Mr Dalli said.
"Daniel was a member of the Northern Rivers cross country team and our 18-Years Boys cross country champion.
"He was the 17-Years Boys athletics age champion, is a member of the North Coast Open Boys' cricket team, and was a member of the Open Boys school teams in baseball, beach volleyball, rugby league, soccer, softball, touch.
"His preferred sport is Aussie rules in which he's achieved great things outside of school.
"He's excelled in sport at Kadina, and we're all proud to have been associated with him. He's a credit to himself, his family and Kadina."