Gympie boasts touch talent
GYMPIE Touch’s new season is off on the right foot, with a number of junior players having fought hard for selection in Sunshine Coast representative teams.
Gympie supplied four teams for the Junior State Cup in Caboolture in July, where Sunshine Coast teams were chosen.
Club players attending included the following:
U12 Girls – Kara Tappin (shadow)
U12 Boys – Lachlan Humphries
U14 Girls – Rachel Marsh
U14 Boys – Mitchell Humphries, Kadison Millard, Shaun Harris (shadow)
U16 Girls – Peta Dray, Timera Heaton (shadow), Ashlee Butel (shadow)
U16 Boys – Jacob Groundwater, Jacob Harney, Jericho Jackson.
Of these players, Mitchell Humphries was selected as a shadow player for the Sunshine Coast ahead of the Queensland State Cup.
Meanwhile, Gympie touch product Peta Dray is celebrating after being selected in the Under-18 women’s team taking part in the National Touch League competition in Kawana this month.
Mitchell Heaton also received a nod from the selectors, chosen as a shadow player.
Gympie Touch spokesperson Leilani Fleming said there was a possiblity of another player chosen, with details still being clarified yesterday.