League players kick off year
DEDICATION and commitment to training under the eye of Darren Burns and Steve Daniels paid dividends for three Gympie Junior Rugby League talents at the weekend.
Jacob Groundwater, Jerico Jackson and Shaun Wilson have all been successful in being selected to play for Central United.
Groundwater and Jackson have made the Under 16 squad while Wilson has clinched a position in the Under 18 side.
In order to make the Central United Side, the three players took part in a series of trial games.
The first hurdle to clear was trial matches in Nanango to gain selection in the Gympie/Burnett team.
From there, the Gympie boys went on to play last weekend in Wondai for places in the QRL Central Division side.
The Wondai carnival saw players attend from Bundaberg, Fraser Coast, Gympie, the Burnett region, Central Highlands and Roma and District battling it before the selectors.
Gympie/Burnett was in good form, winning all of their games in both Under 18 and Under 18 during the hotly contested carnival.
The three Gympie boys were due to travel to Roma at the weekend for a training camp, but extreme flooding forced the camp to be transferred to Maryborough.
However, widespread flooding eventually cancelled the camp outright.
The Gympie trio is now looking ahead to playing against the Mackay Cutters in Rockhampton on March 13 before travelling to Toowoomba to tackle the Central Comets on March 21.
Meanwhile, the kick-off to the Gympie rugby league season will take place on March 12.
More players are needed to top-up teams, with Under 13, 14, 15 and 16 teams hunting for more recruits.