Four Cathedral College students make QLD Rugby League team
THEY'RE the same age, attend the same school and play for the same club, but The Cathedral College Year 10 students Tom Farr, Liam Grant, Ethan Bullemor and Harry Leerentveld are at completely different spectrums when it comes to their representative history.
Queensland under-15 rugby league squad members, the four boys head to Sydney later in the year to contest the Australian Secondary School Rugby League Championships at St Mary's Stadium.
Farr and Grant are both Queensland representative touch footballers, earning selection in the 2014 club ranks and are aiming to prove themselves at an elite level.
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On the other hand Bullemor, a former state rugby league representative, and Leerentveld a two-time Queensland country rugby union player are full of confidence ahead of the trials.
"We are really looking forward to the experience. Representing your state at a higher level is always a privilege," Leerentveld said.
"It's exciting that we have all been picked together. We know each other so it will be easier to feed of each others playing styles in both attack and defence."
Capricornia finished second overall at the Queensland Secondary School trials in Roma last weekend, going down to South Coast 30-4 in the grand final.
"We had a pretty good carnival we finished with three wins over Met East, Met West and Met North in the rounds," Bullemor said.
"As a team we played really well but Tom, Liam, Harry and I are the only boys who were selected to represent Queensland from Rocky."
The Rockhampton Brothers team-mates will turn their focus to club rugby league this weekend when they contest the Rockhampton Junior Rugby League semi-finals.
"We train four days a week, two for school and two for club," Farr said.
"But we are separated into two different club teams, Brothers White and Brothers Blue, which means we could face each other in the grand final."
TCC Rugby League co-ordinator Steve Parle said he was impressed with the outcome from the state championships, commending all four boys on their efforts.
"To have four from one school, in any state side, in any sport, is an outstanding achievement. We are very proud of these boys' selections," Parle said.
"The players are very committed and talented and the rugby league program with our coaching staff is achieving great results.
"Three of the players have been with us since grade eight and Ethan is a boarder at our new boys' boarding.
"The 15 years team at TCC is a very talented and cohesive unit."