Harry’s legacy to continue

11-07-2018 by admin

HARRY Scouller will continue to inspire young athletes now and into the future.

The vastly talented runner died from an epileptic seizure in December last year after hitting his head after falling in the bathroom of his Wollongong flat.

He had a proud and longstanding relationship with the Nowra Athletics Club and the club’s committee decided the name Harry Scouller must be remembered.

The club instigated the Harry Scouller Memorial trophy for excellence and each year a young outstanding athlete will get this prestigious award.

Harry’s parents Sharon and Laurie were toldabout the club’s desire to remember Harry and they gave the award their full support.

Laurie was on-hand on Saturday night to present the inaugural Harry Scouller award to Jye Edwards, an athlete similar to Harry Scouller.

A few tears welled in people’s eyes as club stalwart Rod Gibb, at the presentation night, spoke about Harry Scouller’s talent and desire to do well.

Each raceHarry Scouller impressed and he wore the green and gold of Australia when in June 2012 he was selected to compete in the open 800m at the Oceania Championships in Cairns, which he won in 1:52.76.

At the December 2011 Australian All Schools, Harry, madehis national championships debut, won bronze in the 400m and 800m events in quick times of 49.31 and 1:54.24.

He was also proud to run for Shoalhaven High School,competing in the state cross country and distance events from 800m to 3000m.

Harrywill be rememberedas a great young man taken too early.

WORTHY WINNER: Rising young athlete Jye Edwards (above) excepts the Harry Scouller Memorial trophy for excellence from Laurie Scouller.

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