When it comes to sport, Holbrook teenager Jim Grills is Mr Natural.
Whether it be Australian rules, rugby league, rugby union, polocrosse or cricket — Grills can just about pick up any sort of ball and excel in whatever game he plays.
But luckily for Holbrook, he chose to concentrate his energies on football.
“When I was at school I used to play Aussie rules as well as rugby league and rugby union for the Steamers,” Grills said.
“But when I turned 15 I decided to concentrate on Aussie rules.”
Grills made his senior debut for the Brookers as a 16-year-old in 2011 and has since stamped himself as the most dangerous small forward in the Hume league.
The left-footer kicked three goals in Holbrook’s losing grand final against Jindera in 2011 and was among his side’s best.
He spent most of last season playing for the Murray Bushrangers and NSW-ACT Rams as well as a handful of matches for the Brookers.
Grills was named among the Brookers best in all three finals matches last season, including their preliminary final loss against Osborne.
The 19-year-old was targeted by several Ovens and Murray clubs over the summer but knocked back offers to stay with his home club.
Grills has enhanced his reputation as a September specialist in the Brookers’ first two finals wins, with 12 goals including seven in the first semi-final.
But the livewire was kept goalless in last week’s preliminary final against Henty for one of the rare times in his 40-odd game career.
That could spell danger for Brock-Burrum on the weekend with Grills set to play in his second senior grand final in three years.
Grills missed the final two matches of the home and away season as he indulged in his other passion of polocrosse.
He represented the national under-21 polocrosse team at Warwick, Queensland.
“My sister, Lucy, and I have played polocrosse since I was about six,” he said.
“We have both represented NSW and Australia and it’s something the family is right into.
“My parents own a horse stud and breed horses and that’s how we got involved in the sport.
“The footy club has been awesome about it and it has worked out well.
“I want to play footy at the highest level possible but I am pretty proud to say I have represented my country in polocrosse.”
Grills has set his sights on making the World Cup team in South Africa in 2015.
But his immediate focus is helping the Brookers win their first flag since 2004.