Whitsunday Sea Eagles player Brodie Tebbutt has been selected in the under 18s Gold Coast Academy squad.
Whitsunday Sea Eagles player Brodie Tebbutt has been selected in the under 18s Gold Coast Academy squad.

Brodie makes state squad

AUSSIE RULES

2010 continues to be a year to remember for Brodie Tebbutt.

The talented Whitsunday Sea Eagles player received a letter in the mail on Tuesday informing him that he was one of 80 players from across the state selected in the under 18s Queensland Scorpions train-on squad.

Brodie said it was great to be acknowledged as one of the best players in the state.

“To fair well against the best in the Queensland is great,” he said.

“To see where I stand is a good learning curve.”

Brodie attended the first ever Gold Coast development screening camp in Townsville on October 8-11 and cemented himself as one of the most skilful in the state.

Following three days of skills testing Brodie excelled above the rest and was recognised as having the best kicking and best handballing skills of any other player there.

“I guess it just puts it into perspective that I can mix it with these guys and they're the top,” Brodie said.

“I'm now confident with where I stand.”

AFL Mackay development manager David Harding said it was an outstanding achievement for a Whitsunday player to be considered in such a high regard amongst the rising stars in the sport.

“He's a really good talent and he's only going to excel from here,” he said.

“Brodie tested really well and it is certainly a good thing for the region.” Harding also said it was important for Brodie to continue to push himself so he could gain the full potential of the opportunity at hand.

Brodie said he was now preparing to start his intense off-season training regime ahead of further screening and testing before the national titles to be held in June next year.


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