France tour reward for a great season
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.