NRL duo on the ball
By ALLAN McNEILallanm@gladstoneobserver.com.au
LUKE Murphy and Callum Wilson moved one step closer to their dream of playing in the NRL, by being named in the Under 19 CQ Comets development team recently.
Wilson and Murphy set a goal at the start of the year to make the team and were stoked to recently get the news of their selection.
"I'm really happy, it was a goal I set at the start of the year and I got there,'' Murphy said.
Their selection process began when they played in the curtain raiser for the Legends of Origin match in October.
They then travelled to Rockhampton for a possibles and probables match, where they were selected.
They were joined by fellow Seagulls team mates Reede McHugh, Trent Minton and Clayton Goldsworthy at the trials in Rockhampton recently.
Both youngsters said their families were very supportive of their goals to one day play with a top grade NRL team.
"Both my parents are really supportive and do all they can for me,'' Wilson said.
The boys Under 19 team will train with the first grade Comets team in the hope of one day stepping up to the top grade.
They are also looking forward to using the opportunity to better their league talents.
"I'm pretty excited, it's what I've been looking for since the start of the year,'' Wilson said.
Both players were part of the Under 17 Seagulls team who took out their local competition this year.
According to Wilson much of their achievement can be put down to their fellow Seagulls team mates and coach Brad Stone.
The two local 17-year-old's will start training with the Comets team in January.