IN CONTROL: Elliott Mangan keeps the ball under control in the trials.
IN CONTROL: Elliott Mangan keeps the ball under control in the trials. Keagan Elder

Top squad to play in championship

A NEW selection process will see South Burnett field their strongest ever representative teams.

In previous years when competing in the South West Queensland Zone Championship, the football side has been selected with an even spread of players from each team in the South Burnett competition.

But this year South Burnett Colts team coach Kieran Askin said teams would be made up from the best talent available.

"We're looking for players who excel in the South Burnett competition," Askin said.

"They did (play) last year, but they weren't very successful."

With precise timing, Callum Cook lunges into a tackle.
With precise timing, Callum Cook lunges into a tackle.

This will be the first time the South Burnett has fielded an under 18s team in the championship, held in Toowoomba over June 7-8.

"It's all a new experience for the Colts - they've been playing in the juniors," Askin said.

Askin said he expected to be the dark horse of the competition.

"I think we go under the radar as a soccer community," he said.

"I think Toowoomba takes a lot of focus in south-west Queensland."

Senior men's team coach Lauren Mangan said it would be a tough ask to gel against club sides who played together regularly.

"It'll be our rep team against their club teams, so it will be challenging," she said.

"It's a great opportunity for players to really challenge their ability."

Harry Sterling passes the ball.
Harry Sterling passes the ball.
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