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.
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.