SELECTED: South Burnett players impress at 47th Battalion
RUGBY LEAGUE: With 10 seconds on the clock the South Burnett Eagles under-16 team scored to level scores with Fraser Coast in the junior 47th Battalion.
The pressure was on captain Glen Fisher to kick the conversion, and he delivered.
"He (Glen) had worked so hard and I am so so glad he got to experience that. Hopefully it is something he remembers for the rest of his life,” coach and NRL development officer Blake Mara said.
For many it players it was their first win the South Burnett jersey and it was no surprise to Mara.
Six players from the U16 earned selection in the Wide Bay Bulls side as well as four each from the U12 and U14 boys' teams.
"I think the players who made it picked themselves with the hard work with the training they had done,” Mara said.
"They have to walk away happy with themselves and knowing working hard will have its rewards.”
The South Burnett Eagles U16s proved the future is bright for women's football in the region claiming the overall win at the carnival for the second consecutive year.
"They put in 110 per cent and I couldn't be prouder of them, of how they played, how they acted on the field and their respect for the referees and other players,” coach Nathan Dean said.
Five players from the U16s and seven from the U14 team were selected for the Wide Bay Bulls.
"They stood out on the day and deserved to be there but for the ones that didn't it is not a reflection of how they played on the day it is just a tough process.”
Dean said the strong representation of South Burnett players in the Wide Bay Bulls side is a positive sign of things to come this season with the U14 and U17 girls playing in the Toowoomba competition for the first time.
Mara said Saturday's carnival in Murgon was also a great reward for the hard-working volunteers.
"I was super happy for our volunteers because they are always putting in the effort for the kids,” he said.
SOUTH BURNETT PLAYERS SELECTED FOR WIDE BAY BULLS
U13 Boys Nathan Roderick, Kevin Langton, Christian Simpson, Travis Larner
U14 Boys Joel Fewquandie, Thomas Oram, Dominique Sandow, Bayden Alexander
U16 Boys Steven Walsh, Matthew Springate, Glen Fisher, Lennox Bligh, Christopher Kerkow, Joshua Peterson
U14 Girls Faith Ramsay, Sadie Langton, Lillyanna Railton-Thompson, Britni Soutter, Lily Millar, Keturah Murray, Lacey Lee
U16 Girls Reuban-Jayne Cuthbertson, Traevonah Fisher, Rashida Scott, Aimee Barron, Bridie Prendergast