THREE of Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School's brightest sporting talents have excelled at representative level this year.
Ned Hoath (water polo), Cody Parry and Aidan Bermingham (rugby league) have starred in recent weeks, with Hoath earning selection in the NSW Combined High Schools water polo team.
The selection came off the back of an impressive display by the Year 11 student at the state championships, while representing the North West.
Currently a member of the NSW water polo academy, Hoath is the only regionally-based member of the NSW squad, something he said he would use to his advantage.
"It can be interesting to come together with guys you've never played with before, but being from the country it is something that you're used to," Hoath said.
"Once you get into representative teams, you make friends and it becomes pretty easy from there."
Hoath's sentiments were echoed by Parry, who said being from the country gave the trio a "bush advantage".
"I think growing up in the bush is a huge advantage - especially being at a really good sporting school like Farrer, where everyone gets behind you and supports you," Parry said.
Parry, alongside Bermingham, starred during the CHS rugby league championships earlier this month.
So much so, the duo was selected for the under-15 NSW Combined High Schools side to compete at Toronto later this month.
"I like to play five eighth or half back," Bermingham said.
"But, I will be keen to go where I'm needed and do what I can for the team going forward."
Parry said the duo would be doing their best to help their side and impress selectors during the carnival.
"We've both been working pretty hard on our own in between the carnivals to get ready for it," he said.
"My end goal is to make the NSW team after that, so I will be doing everything I can to help the side."
As for Hoath, his next port of call will be to tour America and Canada with the NSW side during the July school holidays.
"I'm sure it will be a great experience to see how they play over there," he said.
"I'm really looking forward to it, to be honest."
Hailing from Coonamble, Hoath has boarded at Farrer since he began high school and said he was grateful for the opportunities the school had offered him.
"It's like a second home for me now," he said.
"The whole school is really supportive and a great place to be."