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Hay has two flag wins in one day

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September 16, 2017

Nick Hay in action for the Deni Rovers earlier this season before he made the move to Yeppoon.

Former Deniliquin Rovers footballer Nick Hay had an incredible season in the AFL Capricornia competition, claiming two premiership flag wins for Yeppoon Swans on the weekend.

The 17 year-old was a part of the Yeppoon Under 17s side that dominated Boyne Island Tannum Sands in a 73 point victory.

The skillful onballer then lined up for the Swans’ A grade side later that day, with another emphatic win for the club, winning by 89 points to earn a second premiership medal.

Yeppoon A grade coach Mark Wallin said Hay is a talented player.

‘‘We threw Nick into A grade earlier this year and can’t keep him out,’’ he said.

‘‘He’s super fit and playing two games each Saturday doesn’t bother him.

‘‘He could definitely go onto another level, no doubt. He’s already an academy player with Gold Coast and has the potential to make an AFL list.

‘‘He’s come straight in against men and not been fazed at all. Sometimes kids are daunted but Nick hasn’t been at all.

‘‘He an explosive midfielder with courage beyond belief and runs into any challenge.

‘‘I believe he will be a league medallist within three years. He is a superstar and we’ve really seen something in him.’’

The premiership win improves Hay’s impressive footy record to six premiership wins from seven attempts, winning four flags when at the Deni Rovers and now two in the one year at Yeppoon.

Hay’s only premiership loss came when he was 12 years old, with the Rovers fourths going down to Strathmerton in the 2012 decider.

After that he went back-to-back with the fourths and the same with the Rovers thirds before relocating with his family to Queensland.

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