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has given me con­fi­dence and taken my footy to an­other level.

‘‘It is a great ex­pe­ri­ence to be sur­rounded by great play­ers as we all learn new skills to­gether.

‘‘I just have to train hard now for Can­berra and try for the national side.’’

While some of the friends Quin­lyn has made from the acad­emy will play on the White team, oth­ers will be against him in the sec­ond Queens­land side, the Ma­roons.

Ed­u­ca­tion Queens­land Far North Queens­land sec­ondary schools rugby league de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Joe OCallaghan said all the boys from the acad­emy de­served the spe­cial recog­ni­tion.

‘‘Quin­lyn has been play­ing re­ally well all year and has been a stand­out in his role as hooker,’’ he said.

‘‘I was at the car­ni­val with him and he per­formed ex­cep­tion­ally well.

‘‘He has had a big year and def­i­nitely has the po­ten­tial to go up to the next level.

‘‘If all goes well at the state ti­tles, he could see him­self se­lected for the national team.’’

PLENTY OF PRIDE: Moss­man rugby league ju­nior Quinlan Can­non has been cho­sen to rep­re­sent Queens­land

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