Moss gathers scout?s attention
Reports By AARON KELLY ? TWO YEARS ago, Gracemere's Zac Moss sat in his Year-7 classroom and was asked to write down his sporting goals.
While most of his footy mates were certain on which NRL clubs they aspired to play for, the talented halfback set his sights on achieving his childhood dream.
"He went straight to the top ? to play for Australia,'' Zac's mum, Debbie said yesterday.
It is this attitude that has attracted the attention of legendary Brisbane Broncos talent scout Cyril Connell, who made a whirlwind visit to Central Queensland yesterday to wish one of his best finds good luck for this week's Queensland Secondary School championships in Cairns.
Connell first set eyes on the now 14-year-old pocket-dynamo on the Gold Coast last year. Connell, a former Australian halfback himself, went as far as rating Moss in the same league as a young Darren Lockyer at the same age. "We usually don't take kids so young, but we're prepared to take a chance with Zac,'' Connell said. "We think very highly of him ? he's got all the skills.'' Zac, who will play halfback and is the youngest member of the Capricornia team when the Queensland championships start tomorrow, has been placed on a Broncos' scholarship until the end of his schooling at Yeppoon's St Brendan's College. "I just love playing footy,'' he said.