Junior league players Caleb Kerr, Jake McClay, Dean Bull, Henry Maudsley and (front) Shaun Harris ensured Gympie junior rugby league had a commanding presence in Bundaberg last weekend.
Junior league players Caleb Kerr, Jake McClay, Dean Bull, Henry Maudsley and (front) Shaun Harris ensured Gympie junior rugby league had a commanding presence in Bundaberg last weekend. Submitted

Gympie has league talent

GYMPIE is producing rugby league talent that is some of the best on the league circuit.

It’s a statement that has the firm backing of Gympie Junior Rugby League publicity officer Celine Jackson.

Jackson has joined the Gympie rugby league community in celebrating the latest batch of representative success to emerge from Jack Stokes Oval.

Over the Anzac Day long weekend, 10 Gympie junior rugby league players travelled to Bundaberg to play in the annual 47th Battalion Rugby League Carnival.

Playing in Sunshine Coast representative teams, the Gympie boys took on players from host city Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, South Burnett and two Sunshine Coast teams – Sunshine Coast Gold and Black.

Gympie players selected in the Sunshine Coast Gold Falcons’ representative team as a result of the carnival were:

Under 13

Jordan Bull, Lachlan Smith and Joe Curran.

Under 14

Caleb Kerr, Jake McClay, Deen Bull, Henry Maudsley and Shaun Harris.

Under 15

MacKinley Jackson and Nick Gear.

The Gympie Under 13 players took out the Under 13 carnival for Sunshine Coast Black, defeating Sunshine Coast Gold by half a point.

The Under 14 players in the Sunshine Coast Black team won the Under 14 carnival over Sunshine Coast Gold by six points in a game that could have gone either way.

Finally, the Under 15 Gympie boys finished fourth in their Sunshine Coast Gold team while Bundaberg went on to claim the honours.

Jackson said the Under 13 and 14 players were also playing for positions in the Wide Bay Bulls rugby league team.

The Wide Bay team will contest the state carnival in Rockhampton during the school holidays.

“Gympie boys impressed the selectors to be successful in being (chosen) in the Wide Bay Bulls’ teams,” Jackson said.

Curran made the Under 13 side, while Maudsley made the Wide Bay Under 14 team.

“All of the Gympie boys played solid football, showing that Gympie junior rugby league is producing amazing talent,” Jackson said.

The Gympie rugby league season is well underway, with senior and junior players hitting Jack Stokes each weekend to appreciative crowds of onlookers.

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