Moree's Izayiah Bognar has earned selection in the NSWRL Under-16s Indigenous team to play a representative fixture this year.
The squad was selected following their participation in a training camp attended by 60 boys from 45 different towns across NSW at Narrabeen on Sydney's northern beaches in November, 2019.
NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler attended the camp and helped put the participants through skills and drills along with NSWRL player development manager Colin Sanctuary and Ian Naden, Dennis Moran, Ronny Gibbs and Nathan Blacklock.
Bognar's selection adds another achievement to his list of representative honours after making the Group 19 under-15s representative side in September, 2019.
The team will take on the Queensland Under-16s Murri team for the Steve "Bear" Hall Shield at a time and location to be announced.
The 2020 NSWRL U16s Indigenous Team is:
- Kane Bailey (Dubbo)
- Izayiah Bognar (Moree)
- Kye Cameron (Cullen Bullen)
- Shane Davis-Caldwell (Kempsey)
- Ethan Ferguson (Taree)
- Luke Hayes (Tewinga)
- Justin Kelly (Kempsey)
- Jarrah Mcleod (Nowra)
- Bayden Moran (Parkes)
- Leroy Murray (Cowra)
- Haydan Ritchie (Hamlyn Terrace)
- Michael Roberts (Tweed Heads West)
- Bailey Scholes (Wallsend)
- Lauchlyn Spicer (Fletcher)
- Elijah Suckling (Dubbo)
- Bodean Tereva (Narrandera)
- Nicholas Torrens (Maclean)
- Kade Youlten (Edgeworth)
- Coach - Anthony McBride (Tamworth)
- Assistant coach - Tim Humphries (Wagga Wagga)
- Football advisor - Scott Mieni (Coffs Harbour)
- Football manager - Ronny Gibbs (Dubbo)
- Trainer - Jody Siegwalt (Wagga Wagga)
- Trainer - Nathan Blacklock (Tamworth)