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Wide Bay's positive league vision

THE FUTURE of junior rugby league on the Fraser Coast is looking good.

The under-16s Wide Bay development squad trained at Urangan State High School on Thursday along with the under-18s development squad. The two squads were chosen from several league clubs in both Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

Kevin Franks put the under-16s squad through their paces and said he was pleased with the amount of talent that was on show.

“It’s quite surprising really,” he said of the level of ability the players have.

The squad, which will be a part of a team selected from Bundaberg and the Burnett region, will play against other Queensland teams and a team from the Northern Territory next year.

“They will play teams from Townsville and Rockhampton.”

With the recent decision to set up an under-18s competition within the current Friday Night competition in Maryborough, the future of junior rugby league on the Coast is looking bright.

Franks said those playing for the under-16s side would be looking towards playing in that competition in years to come: “It’s all part of developing young league players on the Fraser Coast.”



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