JUNIOR CROWS: The Whitsunday members of the Mackay Crows who played in the intraclub match at Proserpine State High School on Sunday Back: Max Manners, Bryn Hodgson, Rhys Adamson, Jacob Lowe, Mitchell Adriaans, Guage Hill, Robert Reents, Ryan Goding and Cooper Wells. Front: Jake Rabl, Burnie Brockley, Michael Galea and Brad Barnett.
JUNIOR CROWS: The Whitsunday members of the Mackay Crows who played in the intraclub match at Proserpine State High School on Sunday Back: Max Manners, Bryn Hodgson, Rhys Adamson, Jacob Lowe, Mitchell Adriaans, Guage Hill, Robert Reents, Ryan Goding and Cooper Wells. Front: Jake Rabl, Burnie Brockley, Michael Galea and Brad Barnett.

Whitsunday juniors make Crows

THIRTEEN junior Whitsunday Sea Eagles players have been selected in the under-16 Mackay Crows team to take part in the All Stars Championships to be held in Rockhampton this weekend.

The squad of Whitsunday players will merge with players from Mackay to represent the region at the championships against Rockhampton, Wide Bay, Townsville, Cairns and Cape York.

Whitsunday junior development coach Jamie Fuhrmann said it was a fantastic achievement to have so many players in the squad.

“It's a great reward for them,” he said.

“This has been a two year program which is now starting to flourish, but the guys all know that it will be a very tough competition in Rockhampton with no easy games.”

The Crows will take a squad of 26 players to Rockhampton to compete in the championships.

Here the players will strive to perform at their best to catch the attention of the selectors of the under-16 Country Queensland Kookaburra's team.

In preparation for the championships the Crows took on the under-18 Mackay City Hawks on Sunday at Proserpine High School.

Fuhrmann said the local players put in a great performance in preparation for the carnival.

With this in mind, Fuhrmann said he was hopeful some players would go on to bigger and better things in the future.

“I think we will go really well,” he said.

“This group is now at a level where nerves should not enter the equation, yet realise that they have a fantastic base to work from and now they just need to apply their skills and work ethic across the weekend.

“With staff from the Queensland State under-16 team present and also Gold Coast Suns there is plenty of extra reason to go hard in all games and leave a mark on the carnival.

“We're hopeful we will get a few chosen in the Kookaburra's team.”

Under-16s Mackay Crows

Rhys Adamson

Mitch Adriaans

Brad Barnett

Mitch Brockley

Michael Galea

Ryan Goding

Gauge Hill

Jacob Lowe

Max Manners

Jake Rabl

Robert Reents

Cooper Wells

Bryn Hodgson


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