NT Rugby pathways manager Paul Healy has unveiled the state’s brightest rugby talents of 2023, naming three strong squads ahead of next month’s representative tour to Canberra.
The gruelling trial and selection process kicked off back in April with a 90-strong training squad and has since been whittled down 64 Territory juniors.
“We’re really pleased with the squads this year and I’d like to thank all those who were involved in the selection process – it wasn’t an easy task,” Healy said.
“It’s an exciting time for NT Rugby fans to get behind our junior stars and we’ve got high hopes for all three sides in Canberra come July.”
The 64 youngsters to have earned selection will don the Juniors Mozzies strip to tackle Australia’s best emerging players at the Southern States championship.
Kian Bosman and Noah Po-Ching will skipper the under 16 and under 14 boys respectively while Natalia Grant (captain) and Mariama Little (vice-captain) will lead the under 16 girls.
Full Squad Lists Below:
Under 16 Girls: Meighan Barker, Eva Kay, Athanasia Ikonomou, Cassidy White, Tekiysha Nadji Franey, Maizee Liddicoat, Peyton Reid, Mariama Little (vc), Zanna Roach, Natalia Grant (c), Olive Silcock, Alex Birkett, Jade Moir, Timica Miller, Annabell Kay, Emma Turton, Isabella Driffield, Peyton Camm, Robbie Butcher (Head Coach).
Under 16 Boys: Tjaart Van Der Walt, Cooper Lay, Markus Iselin, Lee Pitcher, Tennyson Phillips, Zackery Czoloszynski, Tomasi Eaton, Nate Jarrett-Wright, Jaxon Boulton, Ethan Le Mesurier, Jackson Toms, James Watt, Ilikaya (Junior) Turagavukica, Kian Bosman (c), Angus Cram, Al Ferguson, Zion Lafaele-Selio, Brady Lewis, Oliver Liddicoat, Hamish Blake, De La Rey Botha, Jias Mick, Sonny Yates, Junior Po-Ching (Head Coach), Royston Bosman (Assistant Coach)
Under 14 Boys: Ryan Carroll, Eli Nibbs, Kingston Amy Ale, Ethan Mow, Damian Cock, Kole Heikkinen, Cooper Rudd, Declan Rogerson, Mark Luta, Landon Cole, Fredrick Richards, Noah Po-Ching (c), Iseyah Keating, Isaiah Mangohig, Riggs White, Jerome Garling, Elijah Batty, Dayne Tarau, Nate Ledo, Eduardos Kourkouvas-Neal, Douglas Moore, Tua Reea, Latelle Roberson, Jamie Liddicoat & Sione Tu'a (Coaches)