Wade Graham's selection in the Australian Kangaroos squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup is a dream come true.
From his days growing up in the western Sydney suburb of Blacktown, to travelling to and from The Hills Sports High School each day with rugby league ball in hand, playing in the green and gold of the Kangaroos was a dream of his.
And when the 2017 Rugby League World Cup rolls around in in ate October, the Sharks vice-captain will be able to make that dream a reality.
Not only will that moment become a reality for himself however it will mean just as much to his family. A young man whose family has meant a great deal to him over his career, Graham said the moment he was selected was a fantastic achievement for those close to him who have helped him along his journey.
"It was a proud moment for me and my family when I got the message that i'd be been selected," said Graham.
Touted as a future representative player for many years now, this is a landmark occasion for Graham who has capped off a whirlwind two years.
After captaining the City Origin team in 2016 to debuting for the NSW Blues in Game III of the Series that same year to topping it all off with a Premiership, it certainly has been a great period for Graham.
With his brutal defence, deft left-foot boot and classy skills and "footy-smarts", Graham has now truly established himself in the premiere league of backrowers in the game today.
Now with the opportunity to mix it with the best in the game, Graham will be able to show his skills on the world stage and do himself and our Club proud.
"I just can't wait to get into camp and hopefully I can do myself and the Club proud."
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