Pair gains Queensland squad berth
GYMPIE football is in good hands with juniors Kurt Rowlands and Dean Feldmeier the latest to gain state selection.
The pair competed for Wide Bay in the state championships earlier this year during the June school holidays.
While Wide Bay missed out on claiming the state title, instead coming second, the Gympie pair went on to bigger and better things.
Both were identified by talent scouts and chosen for the All Stars team at the carnival’s conclusion.
Staying on for a few extra days of training allowed the pair to make their claim for Queensland selection.
Late last month, letters arrived in the post advising of their selection.
Mum Kim Webber said she was proud of her son Kurt.
“It’s his first time playing for Wide Bay and being picked for a Queensland team,” she said.
“It’s very exciting and we’re just very proud of his efforts.”
It was also the first time Feldmeier had been selected to play for Wide Bay, let alone Queensland.
The pair now travels to Coffs Harbour next month for nationals, where Australia’s best and brightest young football talent will be looking to make a mark.
In the meantime, both are continuing to train hard with the top Gympie men’s team on a weekly basis in the hope of honing their skills to peak in time for the national competition.