Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Big Day for Region's Young Footy Talent

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Big Day for Region's Young Footy Talent

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DAVID

LEMS

david.lems@qt.com.au

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2017 Jets Leagues Club Development Competition grand finals on Sunday at North Ipswich Reserve.

9.30am: Under 12 -- Redbank Plains Blue v Lowood Stags.

10.30am : Under 13 -- Karalee Tornadoes v Swifts/West End.

11.30am: Under 14 -- Fassifern Bombers v Springfield White.

12.30pm: Under 15 -- Redbank Plains Bears v West End Bulldogs.

1.45pm: Under 17 -- Fassifern Bombers v Norths Gold.

Wednesday night's qualifying results

Under 12: Redbank Plains Blue def Laidley Lions 20-16, Lowood Stags def Fassifern Bombers 10-6.

Under 13: Karalee Tornadoes def Fasssifern Bombers 16-4, Swifts/West End def Springfield White 18-16.

Under 14: Fassifern Bombers def Norths Gold 34-8, Springfield White def Laidley Lions 30-26.

Under 15: Redbank Plains Bears def Laidley Lions 30-16, West End Bulldogs def Karalee/Lowood 24-0.

Under 17: Fassifern Bombers def Redbank Plains Blue 42-6, Norths Gold def Laidley Lions 22-8.

Full results review in sportnotes.

AS the region's emerging young footballers prepare to play on "the big stage,'' former Ipswich Jet Brendon Lindsay has reasons to be pleased.

A major boost, under Rugby League Ipswich (RLI)'s new junior grand final structure, is the diverse mix of Ipswich and country teams involved.

RLI manager Lindsay was also heartened to see strong support for the young players during qualifying matches at Karalee and Brothers on Wednesday night.

As someone who was played an international level and supports grassroots rugby league, Lindsay also appreciates the Ipswich Jets Leagues Club's involvement.

Eight clubs have teams lining up in under 12 to under 17 Development Competition grand finals at the North Ipswich Reserve on Sunday. They are Redbank Plains, Lowood, Karalee, Swifts, West End, Norths, Springfield and Fassifern. …

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