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Sports stars venture further afieldPosted in General School News on Wednesday, 7 June, 2017

Two Mandurah Catholic College students have impressed State and National selectors in their respective sports.

Year 12 student, Sam Oldfield (pictured, in action, at right) has been selected in the B Squad for the Australian Outback Gridiron Team, which means he is a substitute player in the national team, filling in if a player drops out or can not play due to injury. His selection follows a successful campaign with the WA Raiders (State) team which recently competed in the national championships in Queensland.  As a middle linebacker his job is to stop runs between the tackles. Locally, Sam plays for the Rockingham Vipers.

Year 7 student, Luke Gill has been selected in the U/12 State rugby team. Luke (pictured below) performed strongly in a four-day NRL WA and School Sports rugby league competition during the April holidays and was invited to train in a squad of 22. Recently, he was named in the final team of 17 to compete in the Australian championships in Melbourne in August.

Congratulations Sam and Luke!