Congratulations to the following 26 players who have been selected for the 2018 Thames Valley Under 18’s Representative Team Squad.
Thames Valley, as part of the Northern Regions Rugby Council Competition Rules, have dispensation to allow U19’s players in the U18’s team for the Northern Regions Competition.
Austin Brear ~ Mercury Bay RFC
Luke Chambers ~ Thames High School
Riley Christensen ~ Paeroa Rugby & Sports
Keegan Dickey ~ Hauraki North
Baylee Edwards ~ Thames High School
Cade Eliot ~ Thames High School
Connor Emerson ~ Whangamata RFC
Zin Zan Fenton ~ Paeroa College
Zac Gregory ~ Mercury Bay RFC
Keegan Gunner ~ Mercury Bay RFC
Adrian Hayward ~ Ngatea Rugby and Sports
Vinnie Lee ~ Thames High School
PJ McClean ~ Thames High School
Trinity McQueen ~ Mercury Bay Area School
AJ Mead ~ Hauraki Plains College
Jayden Parahi ~ Paeroa RSC
Blake Patterson ~ Tairua RSC
Joe Reynolds ~ Mercury Bay RFC
Baxter Richards ~ Thames RSC
Cameron Richards ~ Mercury Bay RFC
Josh Rowe ~ Waihou RFC
Devon Shirley ~ Hauraki Plains College
Josiah Strange ~ Hauraki Plains College
Dylan Thorburn ~ Hauraki Plains College
Bryson Williams-Oka ~ Paeroa College
Darion Williams-Oka ~ Paeroa College
Commenting on the final selection, rugby development officer Bill Cooksley stated:
“The coaching group have been really impressed by the commitment, communication, skill and desire of this group to train hard. Communication with any issues regarding attendance at any of the trainings or other aspects of the programme were also taken into consideration in the selection. There will be a handful of players that will be bitterly disappointed in missing out and the coaching group will contact them in the next few days to explain why this is the case. However they are very welcome to continue to come to training to assist the group with preparation for the upcoming campaign and there are always injuries that need covered.”
Next training is on Tuesday 21st August at the Paeroa Domain starting at 6.45pm.
First game is at Boyd Park in Te Aroha on 25th August against Northland Vikings. Kick off is at 12.30pm.
Anyone unavailable is to phone Mike Voykovich on 021851627 or Dwayne Mansell on 027 602 4076 in the first instance.