JUNIOR HITS GOALS
Success runs in youngster’s family
MARBAM Wichmann is following in the footsteps of his older brother, winning selection in the NSW under-12 rugby league team for a mini State of Origin-style clash against Queensland.
The Plumpton 11-year-old is relishing the prospect of travelling to Canberra for the Australian championships, especially his team’s opening match against Queensland set for July 31.
“I feel very excited and very proud,” said Marbam, whose dream is to play NRL football for Penrith.
“Hopefully they do better than the real NSW Origin team,” said brother Hyrum, of the Eels under-16s.
Marbam, a Year 6 student at Plumpton Public School, hails from a sporting family, with his older sister a representative netballer.
He has represented NSW in oztag for the past two years and helped Penrith win the under-12 State Cup in touch football this year.
The speedy halfback has won two titles since starting in the local St Marys team as an under-8, before his dad Bam switched him to rivals Glenmore Park.
On the field he is very vocal, directing the team and encouraging his mates
“He can be a bit shy and lost for words sometimes,” his father said.
“But on the field he is very vocal, directing the team and encouraging his mates.”
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Marbam Wichmann has been selected for the NSW PSSA rugby league team.