Rugby. Tasmanian Rugby Union player Eamon Gallaher recently represented the state under the leadership of a national sporting identity.
Competing in the Gold Coast Rugby Carnival in July, Eamon was coached by former Australian Wallabies player Luke Burgess.
The rising star was enthusiastic in the opportunity to learn from one of the greats of the game.
“Having [Burgess] share his experience as a world class player as well as a coach gave me a different perspective on the way the game can be played,” he said.
Eamon made his debut at the national competition last year, though was sidelined after suffering a knee injury in game two. Determined to make an impact this year, he has lived by the philosophy that you are what you eat and trained accordingly in preparation.
Proud of his national performance, he now has his sights set on a spot in the state rugby sevens side.
Eamon, who plays for the Devonport Bulls Rugby Union Club, said he would also be keen to start a rugby sevens competition in Circular Head: “I have a few mates who have shown some interest.”