Tannum Seagulls’ Dylan Longmuir and Nambour Crushers’ Kye Sherry.
Tannum Seagulls’ Dylan Longmuir and Nambour Crushers’ Kye Sherry.

Hundreds of kids take to the field for league cup

RUGBY LEAGUE: TAKING to the field for the Jason Hetherington Cup over the weekend, Tannum Sands Seagulls lock Tyler Keogh-Paladin took on the Crushers player that no-one else was game to.

The 12-year-old put in some hard yards and strong defence.

During their game against the Nambour Crushers a highlight for Keogh-Paladin was when he tackled one of Crusher's fastest players who had made a half-field length break.

"They were running hard and left us with not many options," he said.

"When I tackled their player who made a break it felt good, since he didn't get past. I'd watched a couple of other sides verse them and a lot of teams didn't take him on."

The weekend cup was good practice ahead of a national competition in Darwin next month. He has been picked to play alongside some of Queensland's best.

Keogh-Paladin found out he had made the Queensland side on June 30.

"I was pretty hyped up. It's going to be cool to play with an advanced side with good coaches," he said.

Keogh-Paladin has played for the Tannum Sands Seagulls for four years.