Capricornia gains fourth spot in AFL titles
A FOURTH place finish was a great reward for the Capricornia team at last weekend's Queensland Country under-14 AFL championships in Bundaberg.
Capricornia won three out of their six matches while in the rum city on their way to a creditable fourth behind winners Cairns.
Two players Joel Jeffrey from BITS and Dwayne House (Yeppoon) were rewarded for their sensational form with Queensland Country Kookaburras selection.
The fourth place finish was a big improvement on last year's seventh placing.
They defeated Townsville, Mackay and Bundaberg/Wide Bay, while close losses to the Darling Downs and Crusaders proved crucial in the final wash-up.
AFL Capricornia juniors official Craig Brice said the team were rapt with their performance across the weekend.
'The boys were really happy and they deserved to be proud, it was just a fantastic effort by them,' Brice said.
'If not for a couple of dropped marks or a bit of luck going our way, we could have finished a bit higher up.'
The Gladstone region provided seven players for the side who were Jeffrey, Tony Cunningham, Daniel Hunt, Tim Ronald, Tyson Murphy, Jason Brice (BITS) and Ben Hopkins (Gladstone).
All seven featured prominently in the best players for the Capricornia team across their six matches.
The team also enjoyed the chance to meet former Brisbane Lion triple premiership rover Shaun Hart who attended the championships.