Ever since he played juniors in Auskick, Hudson Kaak played and fell in love with Aussie Rules football.
He loved it so much he would often practice kicking and handballing with his big brother Indi in the backyard, and then when Indi wasn’t around, Hudson would often be found refining his skills on his own.
Hudson originally played for Yea Junior Football Netball Club in the under-12 competition and won the Seymour District Junior Football Netball League’s (SDJFNL) best and fairest in 2013.
Hudson moved to St Mary’s for under-14s and thrived on the training programs and inspiring coaches, such as Darren Cook and Murray Bushrangers coach Ben Davey.
Consistent and determined play contributed towards further representation and accolades — he was awarded the SDJFNL league best and fairest at both under-14 and under-16 level.
Hudson has represented the SDJFNL on four occasions, and has been a stand out in all competitions.
Identified as a candidate for the V-Line Cup, and Murray Bushrangers’ talent camps, Hudson excelled and proved that those superlative marking and kicking skills were worth the effort.
Selected for the Murray Bushrangers as co-captain, the prodigious young footballer was then selected into the top-50 Victorian Country squad to try out, and was recently selected into the final 25.
To be nominated into the squad is an achievement in itself, but to be selected for the final Victorian Country Squad is simply outstanding.
The amount of talented footballers seeking selection across Victoria numbers in to the thousands.
St Mary’s Junior Football and Netball Club, and his proud parents, would like to extend their warmest congratulations to this young man for his recent achievement, and we wish him all the best for the nationals to be held in Queensland later in the year.
You see, some dreams can come true, so to those youngsters out there, in whatever sport you play in, dare to dream, but be prepared to work very hard at that dream, like Hudson Kaak.
— Wayne Aldous