Footy skills earn Daw­son spot on Wide Bay U14 team

League stars of­fer Bron­cos schol­ar­ship

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT - ❏ Erica Mur­ree

DAW­SON Cross, of Mun­dub­bera, has im­pressed and gained se­lec­tion in the Un­der-14 Wide Bay Bulls rugby league team to play in Pittsworth in late June.

Petero Civon­iceva and Mario Fenech were im­pressed with his speed and ball skills when they were in the area in early April.

In fact, they were so im­pressed, Daw­son was of­fered a full schol­ar­ship with the Bron­cos.

Mum Auriel Cham­bers said they turned it down as he was only in Year 9 and it would have meant mov­ing to Bris­bane.

“Maybe af­ter he com­pletes Year 10 we can relook at it,” she said.

Daw­son plays for the Cen­tral Bur­nett Brumbies un­der-14 team on week­ends in the South Bur­nett com­pe­ti­tion.

His form gained him se­lec­tion in the South Bur­nett team that re­cently played in the 47th Bat­tal­ion in Mary­bor­ough, where hewas se­lected, along with Brooweena’s Jack Gauld, in the Wide Bay team.

“Therewere at least 10 boys from the Cen­tral Bur­nett who trav­elled down for se­lec­tion in the South Bur­nett team and it was dis­ap­point­ing only Daw­son was se­lected,” Mrs Cham­bers said.

Daw­son has also been se­lected in the CQNRL Bid Squad.

“They are hop­ing that by the time th­ese boys are play­ing un­der-20 then they should have an NRL side,” she said.

Photo: Ai­den Burgess

TOP PLAYER: Daw­son Cross puts on a big hit dur­ing the Cher­bourg Hor­nets v Cen­tral Bur­nett Brumbies un­der-14s match.

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