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Beyond the Try Line

Henry McMillan: A Legacy in Motion

 

Story: People N Places Magazine   |   Photos: Red Hot Shotz Sports Photography   |   Published: April 2024

 

In the heart of Queensland, where rugby league is more than just a sport but a way of life, the SWQ Bulldogs Pathway’s Academy stands tall, shaping the dreams and destinies of young athletes. Among its ranks, Henry McMillan’s story shines brightly, a testament to dedication, family legacy, and the transformative power of sport.


With a clear vision in mind, the academy is dedicated to preparing its participants for the rigors of State-Wide Competitions, providing a stepping stone towards the ultimate dream of playing for esteemed clubs like the Western Clydesdales and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. Remarkably, the academy boasts an impressive track record, with over 10 players securing contracts with NRL clubs, seven of whom have found their home with the Bulldogs.


From the tender age of 5, Henry's journey in rugby league began, inspired by his father's prowess on the field for Brisbane Wests and his grandfather's tales of camaraderie and triumph. "Watching my Dad play and hearing my Grandad talk about his mates... that's what got me interested," Henry shares, reflecting on the roots of his passion. His early years were spent with the Wattles Warriors, laying the foundation for a future filled with promise.


"I love the mateship, the training, and the opportunities I’ve been given to play a sport that I really love," Henry reveals, his passion for the game evident in every word. His commitment to excellence extends beyond the field, encompassing every aspect of his life, from academia to personal growth.


Now, as a key member of the Bulldogs Academy, Henry's dedication and talent have not gone unnoticed. Coach Blake Mara sings praises of his commitment and thirst for improvement. "Henry is a diligent trainer, who always seeks feedback and aims to improve his game," says Mara. "He has certainly improved his knowledge of the game and general skillset in the last 6 months." Mara emphasises Henry's exceptional physical attributes, noting his ideal build for a professional athlete. With determination and continued focus on skill enhancement, the coach believes that Henry's potential knows no bounds.


"I played majority of my junior football with Wattles Warriors until dual registering with Southern Suburbs in Toowoomba last year," Henry recounts, tracing the steps of his journey. "This year, I will play all my club footy with Souths." His resume also includes stints with St Mary’s School Team, Souths U/15’s, Darling Downs U/15’s, and of course, the Bulldogs Academy.


But Henry's journey is not just about personal achievements; it's a celebration of family legacy and pride. His grandfather, Graham Butch Smith, left an indelible mark on the sport, commemorated in the annals of rugby league history. "Henry’s Grandfather played for the Toowoomba Clydesdales, beating the Great Britain touring side in 1984," his family proudly shares, highlighting the rich tapestry of rugby league heritage woven into Henry's DNA.


Henry's father, too, has left his mark on the sport, with achievements that speak volumes of his talent and dedication. "He made the Queensland U/16 Merit Side in his junior footy, won a FOGS A grade premiership with Wests in Brisbane," Henry proudly recounts, honoring his father's legacy. "He was Wattles Player of the Year in 2012 and won a premiership with Wattles in 2015."


"Exactly HOW proud of Henry are you?" his family is asked, to which they resoundingly reply, "We could not be more proud of Henry." Their unwavering support serves as a beacon of encouragement, guiding Henry through the highs and lows of his journey.


"I would love to make a Queensland Schoolboys team before I finish school," Henry reveals, his aspirations reaching for the stars. "My ultimate goal is to play State of Origin Football one day. That would be the best." With determination burning bright and the support of his family and coaches behind him, Henry's dreams are well within reach.


In the midst of his own journey, Henry remains grounded, guided by values instilled by his family. "He is self-motivated, determined, and very willing to learn," his family beams, reflecting on his character. For Henry, rugby league is more than just a game; it's a platform for growth, resilience, and the pursuit of excellence.


As Henry's story continues to unfold, it serves as a testament to the transformative power of sport, the enduring legacy of family, and the unyielding spirit of a young athlete chasing his dreams. In the hallowed halls of the SWQ Bulldogs Pathway’s Academy, Henry's journey is celebrated not just as a triumph of talent, but as a legacy in the making.

Allora Glen Henry Mcmillan Red Hot Shotz Sports Chris Munro
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