France tour re­ward for a great sea­son

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RUGBY UNION

EX­CIT­ING young tal­ent Tom Clarke trav­elled to France last week to be­gin his tour with the na­tional indige­nous un­der-17s rugby union team.

Af­ter a stand­out sea­son with the Whit­sun­day Raiders and a strong show­ing for the na­tional un­der-16s indige­nous team last year Tom will join with some of the best indige­nous play­ers in the coun­try for the two-week trip.

The Proser­pine Whit­sun­day Raiders ju­nior has made his mark on the rep­re­sen­ta­tive scene and also picked up a schol­ar­ship at pres­ti­gious rugby school, The South­port School, on the Gold Coast. He will travel around France train­ing and play­ing against lo­cal teams and is hop­ing to im­prove his game by play­ing which the best young indige­nous play­ers from right across Aus­tralia.

Tom and his fam­ily worked tire­lessly fundrais­ing for the trip and were also aided by do­na­tions from the Proser­pine Whit­sun­day Raiders ju­nior rugby union club.

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