Braith Clark was among four year 6 students from The Sir Henry Parkes Memorial Public School representing the North West region in the NSW Primary School Sports Association Open Rugby League Championships at Salamander Bay in June, along with Will Holley, Fletcher Koch and Jamaal Jerome.
At this highest level of primary school rugby league Braith was selected in the NSW squad and attended the development camp at Narrabeen on July 2-6.
The interstate carnival is to be hosted by Victoria this year in Melbourne and will be held from August 5-12. Eight teams will compete in the SSA Exchange: New South Wales (two teams), Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory.
At the Narrabeen camp, coaches and other officials selected two teams from the squad of 34 to represent NSW at the Australian Championships.
Whilst at Narrabeen they engaged in numerous activities including skill sessions, training drills, trial games between themselves and also the uder 13 Manly Warringah Development team.
A further three-day training camp was held for each of the teams last week and Braith travelled to Maroubra in Sydney. At this camp, along with skill sessions and training drills they had a trial game against the Cronulla Sharks u13 Development Team to test their skills in readiness for Melbourne.
This is an outstanding achievement for Braith who has played for the Tenterfield Junior Rugby League since he was nine, and a great opportunity for him to increase his rugby league knowledge and skills. Some of the stars of the NRL came through the PSSA Development Program such as current NSW State of Origin captain Boyd Cordner, Jack Bird, Peter Wallace, Mark Gasnier, Blake Green, Trent Hodgson and Braith Anasta just to name a few.
Before heading to Melbourne for the championships, Braith travels to Wagga Wagga to again represent North West at the State Touch Carnival.