Bright future for juniors
Girls and boys mix it up asWondai takes on the Brumbies
IN HIS first year of rugby league, Brumbies recruit Travis Larner was running hard with the ball and tackling everything that moved.
Coming in from Binjour to Mundubbera for the Brumbies verseWondai clash, Travis said he was keen to play league and his dad was keen to come and watch him play.
“This is my third game this year and I have worked out that it is better to pass the ball out with quick hands,” he said.
“I have been playing soccer for the past three years and now it is my time to play some hard football.”
Coming fromWondai, Kianna Williams ran on to mix it up with the Brumbies under 10s and showed that she was a powerhouse rugby league player.
Under 10 Kianna said she loved playing football and the fact that she got to beat up on the boys was just a bonus.
“I can’t play junior league after I reach 12 years-of-age so I want to play senior tackle as soon as I am able,” Kianna said.
“I have already been playing in the under 12 team so I know I can handle going up in the grades.”
Wondai U10 coach Jamie Ogden described Kianna as a tackling machine.
“She steps up and plays in the under 12s and she stands out in that team,” he said.
“There will be a future in the game for her if she wants it.”
Next week, the Brumbies will face another team from the South Burnett when Murgon comes to challenge the Brumbies at home.
Large crowds are expected to attend so get in early for the best spots around the field.
TRYING TO PUSH THROUGH: Declan Roth came up against Kianna Williams every time.