Thomas Donohue may only be 14 years old.
Nevertheless the Year 9 Singleton High School student speaks on behalf of his entire Singleton Greyhound junior playing group when paying tribute to his coaches Glen and Cooper Maytom ahead of this weekend's Hunter Cup in Denman.
"Goof (Glen) and Cooper have helped fast track my development by letting me play in the under-16s against the bigger boys," Donohue explained.
"Now I'm really keen to head over to Denman and take on the other two sides.
"Last year we had a talk about NRL and what it means to wear your region's colours the night before the Country Championships.
"But then we lost the games on the Saturday so after a summer of working on speed, strength and agility I want to change the results this year."
Donohue will be one of 25 Singleton juniors who will represent Group 21 this weekend.
THE SINGLETON ARGUS' GUIDE TO THE HUNTER CUP:
The Group 21 under-12 side will play off on Field 2 commencing its campaign against Group 4 at 10am.
The line-up will then face off against Group 19 at 2pm (the two opponents will play off against each other at midday).
Games in this age group will have 25 minute halves along with a five minute half time break.
The Under 13 representative sides will also be playing on Field 2.
Group 21 will take on Group 4 (9.30am), Maitland (11.30am) and Group 10 (1.30am).
The Under 14 representative sides will remain on Field 1.
Group 21 commences its campaign against Group 10 (9am) before battling Group 4 (10.30am) and Maitland (12pm).
Games for both under-13 and under-14 representative sides will be split in 25 minute halves with no half time.
The Under 15 representative sides will remain on Field 1.
Group 21 commences its campaign against Group 4 (9.30am) before playing host to Group 19 (1pm) while the two opponents will play off against each other at 11pm.
Games for the under-15 sides will be split in 25 minute halves with a five minute half time break.
UNDER 14 - LEAGUE TAG
Singleton's junior league tag girls will commence their Group 21 campaign against Group 19 at 10am.
They will then battle Group 2 at 2pm while their two opponents will play off at midday.
All games will take place on Field 3.
UNDER 16 - LEAGUE TAG
Group 21 will make history when playing off in its first representative under-16 league tag game against Group 19 (11am) on Field 3.
The side, which will feature at least three Singleton talents, will then head across to Field 1 to playoff against Group 2 at 2.30am.
All league tag games will be played in 20 minute halves with a five minute half time break.