OPPORTUNITY: Talented South Burnett players have been selected in Western Mustangs development teams.
OPPORTUNITY: Talented South Burnett players have been selected in Western Mustangs development teams. Claudia Williams

Opportunity for South Burnett footy talent

ASPIRING South Burnett footy players will be looking to make their mark on the rugby league field in 2019 with a number of the region's best selected in the 2019 Western Mustangs Development teams.

On the back of their performance at a development day in Nanango 10 player have been selected to represent the Toowoomba based club against the Gold Coast Titans development squads in February.

Christian Simpson and Travis Larner will play in the under-13 side and Joe Meikle will line up in U14s alongside Bayden Alexander.

The U15 side will feature South Burnett talent Bailey Cavanagh, Steven Welsh and Lachlan Zeliniski while Glen Fisher, Josh Peterson and Harry Perrett will team up in the U16 side.

The Nanango development day was one of four held in the Mustangs catchment area with aspiring players also tested in Toowoomba, Inglewood and Roma.

Western Mustangs junior co-ordinator Matthew Schulze said for the development players there will be a big focus on the fundamentals like catching and passing, as well as defence.

"It gives them the chance to prepare for future representative teams and also gives them a taste of what it's like to play against quality opposition in the Gold Coast.”

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