IN GREAT TOUCH: Gladstone's Jason Stanhope with the ball and the talented athlete has made the CQ Bulls U16 boy's team. About to pick the ball up is Matt Long who is also in the Bulls' team.
IN GREAT TOUCH: Gladstone's Jason Stanhope with the ball and the talented athlete has made the CQ Bulls U16 boy's team. About to pick the ball up is Matt Long who is also in the Bulls' team. Jann Houley

Super 16 show great Touch and get rewarded for it

TOUCH: Sixteen Gladstone players have been selected in several Central Queensland Bulls teams that will compete in the Queensland Touch Junior State Championships in Bundaberg from August 23-25.

The players showed brilliant form at the Queensland Touch Association Junior Championship in Yeppoon.

CQ BULLS JUNIOR TOUCH CHAMPIONSHIPS U16 boys: Gladstone's Matthew Long with the ball
Gladstone's Matthew Long with the ball Jann Houley

Multi-talented Jason Stanhope and Matthew Long are in the boy's under-16 team with Mack Geiger, Mitch Hansen, Jack Neucome as the shadows.

U14 boy's player of the series Tase Black, Carter Vincent and Jacob Harris made the Bulls' U14 team while the shadow players in the U14 girl's team are Zoe Geiger and Lanae Walker.

Gladstone's Lachie Lewis, Flynn Wigg and Matthew Majoram made the U12 boy's side with Leo Scofield as shadow.

Lara Cavanagh and Tara Veach make up the CQ Bulls' U12 girl's team.

Gladstone Junior Touch president Dale Harris was impressed with all of the Gladstone players.

"Collectively, they worked well together and the people knew their roles and they pushed all of the Rocky teams," Farris said.

"To make the Central Queensland elite sides is special and it's a great effort from all the team to help them get there."

Harris said the popularity of Touch has grown because of the sports exposure on the back of its affiliation with the NRL.