Young Shark a HIA finalist

In his first season at the Sharks, 19-year-old front rower Harrison Muller has impressed with is attitude, ability and work ethic while representing the clubs NYC team.

Originally from Orange in western NSW, Muller has been a welcome addition to the Sharks under-20’s roster in 2014.

However as good as he may have been on game day and at training sessions, Muller has also made a significant mark off the field in his chosen field of carpentry.

So impressive have been his efforts Muller was one of three NSW Finalists at the Home Industry Australia (HIA) Stratco Apprentice Awards, recognising his skill and technique at carpentry.

Muller narrowly missed out on the apprentice achievement award, however in being recognised as one of three nominees his accomplishment highlighted the success of the HIA-NRL partnership in relation to NYC-contracted players amongst the NRL clubs.

His employer, Craig Preston from Risen Developments, while initially sceptical about hiring a sportsman such as Muller with the training commitments which can impact his ability to work, was only too happy to sing the praises of Muller and his dedication to his chosen profession.

See what Muller, Preston, the NRL-HIA Apprentice Mentor Adrian Whitely and others had to say about the awards, Muller and the successful partnership which is providing employment options to young rugby league players.

The NRL.com video is now playing on Sharks TV.