KY Lowrey is not your average 13-year-old AFL player.
As well as dedicating every spare minute to training with the Sydney Swans Academy, Ky is an avid fund-raiser for charity Try 4 Kids, which he founded at age nine.
The money he raises throughout the year from donations and sponsorship is donated to the John Hunter Children’s Hospital music therapy program.
With help, he has in the past organised for football teams to visit hospitalised children.
This year, Ky made the Newcastle AFL under-13s representative team.
He was offered a place in the Hunter Academy of Sport AFL team for the third year in a row.
To top it off, he won the leading goal and point scorer award from his club, Maitland Saints, for the second year.
Last week, he travelled to Albury to compete in the Joss State Carnival after he was selected as a member of the Northern NSW team.
His team’s 13 and 14-year-old players were named the best in the state.
Although his local club games have finished for the season, Ky continues to work hard.
He will now focus on improving his fitness with a twice a day, six-day-a-week triathlon program with TriNova Multisports until the local AFL season resumes next year.