BIG SEASON AHEAD: Gladstone Mudcrabs Fraser Bishop, 15, is optimistic about the club's season. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
BIG SEASON AHEAD: Gladstone Mudcrabs Fraser Bishop, 15, is optimistic about the club's season. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards GLA200116MUDC

Ten of the best from Muddies to BITS

TEN GLADSTONE-based footballers' have been selected to represent Capricornia Cobras' under 16 side that will play in the North Queensland Championships in April.

Fraser Bishop, Trey Dummett, Austin Walker are from the Gladstone Mudcrabs Football Club while there are seven BITS players chosen.

VIDEO: See some of the lads in action

Trent Millar, Riley Saatci, Caleb Eggmolesse, Blake Stebbings, Jackson Mangion, Jack Grangier and Kane Haua are from the Saints who will play at the championship in Airlie Beach from April 8 to 10.

Mudcrabs player Fraser Bishop is motivated to have a successful campaign on a personal level, is expecting a fierce competition against Cairns, Cape Yorke, Townsville and Mackay.

"I didn't play as well as I had hoped last year because I was a bit crook," Fraser, 15 said.

"But I think we should do well and we finished second last year."

Fraser hopes to make an impact as a running defender with spells in midfield.

BITS forward Kane Haua said the 23-man squad has gelled well together in a limited amount of time and he added that the team has several attributed in its favour.

"We have got pace and don't do anything fancy," 15-year-old Kane said.

The full forward is on the comeback trial from a serious knee injury sustained six months ago.

"I did a meniscus against Gladstone and have had to have two lots of surgery," Kane said.

"It was a slow recovery, but just great to be back."

The squad was reduced to 23 players after a training session in Bundaberg.

UNDER 16 COBRAS TEAM

1. Brad Perry (Glenmore), 2. Fraser Bishop (Gladstone), 3. Trent Millar (BITS), 4. Ari Miles (Yeppoon), 5. Victor Fitzgerald (Panthers), 6. James Richardson (Brothers), 7. Dylan Crowther (Yeppoon), 8. Riley Saatci (BITS), 9. Blake Smith (Yeppoon), 10. Jarrod Donovan (Brothers), 11. Trey Dummett (Gladstone), 12. Celeb Eggmolesse (BITS), 13. Zana Stevenson (Yeppoon), 14. Tylor Boyd (Yeppoon), 15. Lucas Leggate (Brothers), 16. Ryan McCosker (Panthers), 17. Blake Stebbings (BITS), 18. Jackson Mangion (BITS), 19. Austin Walker (Gladstone), 20. Jack Grangier (BITS), 21. Kane Haua (BITS), 22. Clifford Timms (Yeppoon), 23. Joe Palmer (Yeppoon)



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