Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Moya Stevens

SIX­TEEN-YEAR-OLD Moss­man High stu­dent Len­nox Schonenberger is head­ing off to Bris­bane this week to play in the Un­der 19s Penin­sula Team in the Qld Ju­nior Rugby Cham­pi­onships.

Len­nox was cho­sen from a field of around 100 other play­ers at tri­als in In­n­is­fail.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited about this op­por­tu­nity. I’ve been train­ing ev­ery week in Cairns with the rest of the team,” Len­nox said.

“It ap­pears we have a strong and con­fi­dent side and I think we will go well at the car­ni­val.”

The Penin­sula Team cov­ers the whole north­ern re­gion from Tully to Tor­res Strait Is­lands and west to in­clude the Ather­ton Table­lands.

Len­nox has been play­ing with the Sharks since he was five, but un­til this re­cent de­vel­op­ment he treated the game as a hobby.

“When I got picked for the Penin­sula Team I de­cided to be re­ally com­mit­ted,” he said, “so I spent a lot more time in the gym.”

His fam­ily has been busy fundrais­ing to send Len­nox to the car­ni­val with meat and chook raf­fles at the Post Of­fice Ho­tel in Moss­man.

Do­na­tions were also re­ceived from the Moss­man Bowls Club, Kil­laoe’s Scrap Shack, Moss­man Cus­tom Kitchens and the Post Of­fice Ho­tel.


Len­nox Schonenberger

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