Mariners to trial six of Fury’s best

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - TRENT SLATTER

THE A- League has come call­ing for six of Townsville’s bright young foot­ball tal­ents.

North­ern Fury un­der- 16 play­ers Har­ri­son Lin­ning, Jar­rod Fagg, Kyren Wal­ters, Reid MacGregor, Adam Krayem and Ben Ste­wart have been in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in a two- day trial with the Cen­tral Coast Mariners.

The boys will spend the week­end at the club’s Cen­tre of E x c e l l e n c e and work with prof e s s i o n a l coaches as they look to se­cure spots on Cen­tral Coast’s Na­tional Youth team.

The Townsville young­sters were scouted at games through­out the year while for­mer Fury coach Ian Fer­gu­son, who fin­ished his play­ing ca­reer at the Mariners, also sang their praises.

Fury goal­keep­ing coach Ken Mitchell has worked with some of the boys since they first started play­ing and said it was a mas­sive op­por­tu­nity to train with the ALeague club.

“Just the ex­pe­ri­ence of be­ing in a pro­fes­sional en­vi­ron­ment and hav­ing some A- League coaches and play­ers around them is mas­sive,” Mitchell said.

“A few of them have been with the Fury from un­der- 12s. Their work ethic, dis­ci­pline and game aware­ness have really grown in that time.

“The boys have reaped the re­wards of the pro­gram and worked hard to be­come play­ers they are. Hope­fully this is an op­por­tu­nity for them to now take that step fur­ther.”

Ken Mitchell.

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