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Son Of A Gun!

Jack Johns, the son of True Blue Matthew Johns, has been awarded a scholarship with the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS), that will see the 18-year-old join the NSW Rugby League organisation.

Johns received the ICMS-NSWRL scholarship in sports management at the ICMS Scholarship Awards Ceremony in Manly last week.

The scholarship caps off a memorable week for the teenager who claimed man-of-the-match honours for the Peninsula Seagulls in their 34-14 Sydney Shield victory over St Marys recently.

Valued at up to $30,000, Johns will receive financial support as well as invaluable experience of paid work placement at the NSWRL, likely to begin early next year.

“I have no doubt that Jack is a young man who has an exciting future ahead of him," NSWRL CEO David Trodden said. 

"He now has the opportunity to kick goals both on and off the football field thanks to this wonderful opening. I hope that NSWRL has been able to play a small part in his future with this opportunity.
 
“Education is important to career prospects and personal development and through this agreement, both the NSWRL and ICMS are making it more accessible to those involved in NSWRL-run programs and competitions.”

Applicants for the scholarship were evaluated by the ICMS Scholarship Board, consisting of NSWRL Welfare and Education Manager Greg Nichols, an ICMS academic representative and the Chair of the ICMS Professional Scholarships.

The criteria for the scholarship is someone who displays leadership qualities, who represents the NSWRL in some capacity and who has a clear vision for their future path.