St John's College plays host to Olympic captain

AUSTRALIAN water polo captain Sam McGregor visited St John's College recently to work with some of the students involved in the rugby league program.

McGregor recently returned from the London Olympics as a member of the national water polo side which were placed seventh.

He had previously attended the Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008) Olympic games.

While at the college he took time to work with the rugby league boys in the gym, then had a question and answer session. The boys were very keen to hear about the life of an elite athlete who has played 240 games for Australia and spent five years playing professional water polo in Spain.

Although water polo is his preferred sport, he spoke of a passion and interest for rugby league, and the boys appreciated his stories and comments.

The easy going and likeable role model has a St John's College connection, as his father Peter taught social science at the college in the late 1980s.

Sam and his wife Erin have recently returned to Dubbo to live.

He had just had surgery on his shoulder and was currently in rehab getting ready for the national season, which he will commute from Dubbo to play in.

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