IN FORM: Bundaberg's Ethan Jones has been selected to compete for Queensland in under-13 at the upcoming national titles.
IN FORM: Bundaberg's Ethan Jones has been selected to compete for Queensland in under-13 at the upcoming national titles. Shane Jones

All eyes focus on the titles for Jones

FOOTBALL: Bundaberg's Ethan Jones knows how to find the back of the net.

The talented striker for the Alloway Gladiators in under-14s has been terrorising defenders for the past two years, scoring 71 goals in 43 matches.

This includes 42 last year in under-12s and already 21 this season.

Now the junior has been rewarded for his success.

He will represent Queensland in under-13 boys at the upcoming national championships in Coffs Harbour.

Jones impressed while representing Wide Bay at the Football Queensland ICC championships in Mackay.

"It's amazing - I didn't expect it,” he said.

"I'm a bit nervous about the tournament but excited as well.”

Jones was surprised to be selected after surviving the final cut from 26 players to 16 at a camp for the tournament.

"I was (confident) at the start at least,” he said.

"Then I was not performing as well as what I thought.

"It wasn't (going) how I expected to play.”

Whatever he did was good enough to be selected.

Jones credited his rise to his Alloway coach Gavin Lobsey.

"Our coach is amazing, he's the best out there,” he said.

"He's focused on me a lot. I wouldn't have got where I am without him.

"I'm playing centre midfield at the minute so my role is to put through balls,” he said.

Jones said his strengths were shooting, passing and his vision and said he was planning to ramp up training.

The national titles are on from September 25-29 in Coffs Harbour.



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