A representative of Merewether Souths RLFC, and with immense speed to burn, Kobi likes to think of himself as the "Usain Bolt" of The Academy... however we all know it to be different - as he's quick, but not as quick as "The Pocket Rocket" 

Name: Kobi
Age: 18
Sport: Rugby League
Position: Winger
Nickname: The Kobes

How Long Have You Been Playing For:
This is only my second year and I am incredibly excited to see what it brings

What Do You Love About Rugby League:
Unlike other sports, where there is a heap of running and scoring involved – I like how in league it’s all about finding that gap in the defensive line. I love the challenge that brings. And also the physicality

What’s Been Your Biggest Accomplishment So Far:
It’d have to be being a role model to my little brother and sister. I want to be their role model and show them that as they grow up they can go on and eventually do great things

What Drew You To The Academy:
I heard it was a place with friendly people and a great environment to join. I was excited as it allowed me to keep my fitness during the off-season and feel fresh when pre-season and the new season starts

What Do You Love About The Academy:
I love that they want you to perform at the best of your ability. They want to help you reach your goals and all the others involved are amazing too

How Has The Academy Helped You So Far:
It’s helped keep me fit, I’ve gained muscle mass for footy, and it also challenges me in ways that I havn’t been challenged before – I like that

What’s Been The Biggest Mindset Shift You’ve Had Since Joining The Academy:
I’m more motivated to train and improve, because when it’s off-season most people eat poorly and relax too much. Whereas I’m now motivated to get ahead and really hit the new footy season running

If You Could Be Any Superhero, Who Would You Be:
The Flash. His speed is insane, and I think of myself as fast too. So I can relate

P.S: Kobes has an infatuation with Hayden, as Yatesy kicked the winning goal against Kobi’s team in last seasons Semi Finals… Can’t wait to see them both go at it again in 2017