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23-07-11, 08:54 AM
Junior Titans selected for Australian Schoolboys

Jetstar Gold Coast Titans continue to reap the rewards of the club?s successful Junior Pathways Program, with two junior Titans winning selection in the Australian Schoolboys team.

Titans Mal Meninga Cup Under-18s halfback Kane Elgey and five-eighth Jamal Fogarty were both named in the Australian Schoolboys team after starring for Queensland Schoolboys at the 2011 Australian Schoolboys Under-18s Championships at St Mary?s, Penrith last week.

Both talented juniors are currently attending Palm Beach Currumbin High School and are products of the Titans? catchment area with Elgey a Tugun junior and Fogarty hailing from Beaudesert.

In a further sign of the club?s talent in their junior ranks, Titans contracted players made up eight of the 20-man Queensland Schoolboys squad, with Elgey and Fogarty joined by Nene McDonald, Ben Marui-James, Tom Rowles, Sam Harrold, Jeremiah Nia and Jahrome Hughes in Maroons colours.

It follows on from a string of Titans contracted juniors winning selection in a variety of different representative teams this season including:

AUST SCHOOLBOYS: Kane Elgey, Jamal Fogarty

QLD SCHOOLBOYS UNDER 18s: Kane Elgey, Jamal Fogarty, Jeremiah Nia, Tom Rowles, Sam Harrold, Beni Marui-James, Jahrome Hughes, Nene McDonald.

QLD UNDER 18s: Mitchum Ardler, Hymel Hunt

QLD UNDER 18s MAROONS: Zac Friend, Jordan Tighe

QLD UNDER 16s: Shaun Hudson, James Iodice, Sam Gee, Nathan Wilson

QLD INDIGENOUS: Aaron Thompson, Jason Byrnes, Rhys Duke

NSWCCC SCHOOLBOYS UNDER 15s: Nic Burns, Max Elliott

NSWCIS (Combined Independent Schoolboys) UNDER 15s: Levi Harm

QLD SCHOOLBOYS UNDER 15s: Sam Swift, Dylan Pelo, Daymeric Pelo

Titans Junior Football Operations Manager Mark Gee said the future was bright for the club?s next generation.

?We are pretty excited about our next groups of juniors coming through from the under-18s and under-16s,?? said Gee.

?The next few years will be promising as they move through the under-20s and beyond.

?With the Gold Coast being such a fertile nursery for producing quality young players, it?s a constant battle to retain all of our juniors ? particularly when some NRL clubs are approaching players as young as the age of 13 and 14 ? but we?re working hard to give them the best possible pathway.??

The Junior Pathways Program aims to provide a clear and structured pathway for junior rugby league players from under 13's right through to NRL level.

The Junior Pathways Program commences with a Titans Summer School for under 13s and under 14s before moving on to the club?s Cyril Connell Cup (Under 16s) and Mal Meninga Cup (Under 18s) teams and progressing through to the National Youth Competition (Under 20s) and NRL.

These squads are put together to assist the Jetstar Titans in developing not only future NRL players but also fine young men, who no matter what level they achieve, will benefit from the club?s physical, performance and most importantly personal development programs.


22-09-11, 09:04 AM
Nene McDonald has been called into the Australian Schoolboys team due to injury

02-09-12, 01:12 AM
And the closer they get to the A's the more endangered they become ... in case they pick up bad habits.

Sydney Titans Fanatic
02-09-12, 03:51 PM
wow the under 18 Queensland schoolboys are gonna get thrashed 78-0....NOOOOO