Three step up for re­gion­als

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - Madi­son Wil­liams

THEY shoot, they score!

Three boys from the Dou­glas Shire are head­ing down south on June 2 to make their shire proud.

Toby Hull, 11, Re­gan Crees, 12, and Tyson Crees, 10, were hand-picked from the re­gion’s finest 12 and un­der bas­ket­ball play­ers to rep­re­sent the Cairns area in Mackay at the state cham­pi­onships.

It’s just the next stop on an al­ready ex­cit­ing tour for the boys who were picked at the Penin­sula tri­als in Cairns when they rep­re­sented the Dou­glas Shire and won six of their six games, tak­ing out the cham­pi­onship.

Their win at the Penin­sula games was a first for a Dou­glas clus­ter team.

From there the boys were cho­sen to be in the Penin­sula team with seven other tal­ented play­ers in the re­gion the Card­well to Tor­res Strait Is­land.

Dou­glas Heat coach Steve Hull, fa­ther of Toby Hull, said all three boys were tal­ented and ready to take on the chal­lenge.

“If the boys play well at the state cham­pi­onships they will be off to the na­tion­als,” he said.

“It was a great ef­fort from the boys from the Dou­glas Shire to get picked to rep­re­sent the re­gion in Mackay.”

The boys will be joined by their fam­i­lies in Mackay who will be of­fer­ing side­line sup­port for the Dou­glas three.

Re­gan and Tyson Crees. Right: Toby Hull, the only Dou­glas Heat player to make a Penin­sula team

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