Junior Raiders earn state team spots
LAST weekend the under-13 junior Whitsunday Raiders team combined with three Mackay junior players to compete in the Queensland junior rugby state titles in Emerald.
The raiders also sent under-17 player Kieran Anderson and under-16 player Jacob Cheeseman.
At the conclusion of the titles the QLD Bushrangers team were announces and a number of Raiders players will head to Brisbane in Sep- tember to compete in the 2013 junior state championships.
Kieran Anderson and Jacob Cheeseman made the cut for their respective age groups and under-13 players Ben Cornish, Jack Kearns, Jeremy Kempston and Tyrell Lafituanai also made the team.
This is the biggest community rugby participation event in Australia each year with over 40 teams playing on five ovals from September 23-25.
ON THE ATACK: Junior Raiders player Jack Kearns takes the ball forward during the Queensland junior state rugby titles in Emerald.