Gladstone player makes Qld team for touch football

STATE REP: Justin Cridland.
STATE REP: Justin Cridland. Contributed

RISING talent Justin Cridland was selected in the Queensland team following his strong performance on the field at the Queensland Secondary School Touch Football Championships.

He will play at the under-18 National Youth Championships at Kawana Waters in September.

"It was one of my goals for this year," Cridland said.

The Year 11 Chanel College student was the co-captain of the Capricornia team, which placed third at the recent championships.

The Capricornia side will be one to watch next year, as Cridland said his side played well and was relatively young, with many of his team-mates also in Year 11.

Cridland's strengths on the field include his ability to communicate well and his experience.

No stranger to representative sport, Justin made his first Queensland team in under-14s and has played at state level for touch football every year since.

Cridland's typical week consists of training on Sundays, playing mixed matches on Mondays, playing men's games on Wednesdays, as well as training and playing for representative teams.



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