Fisher to pull on Maroon jersey

Coach Tahnee Norris with instructions for the players. Photo: Colleen Edwards / QRL

by Jessica McGrath

One of the Burnett’s own rugby league players will be pulling on the Maroons jersey for the interstate clash.

Traevonnah Fisher was named as one of the final 18 to play for the Harvey Norman Queensland Under 19s team.

Maroons Under 19s coach Kelvin Wright released his line-up to play the Blues on Thursday, 17 June.

Fisher plays for the Wide Bay Bulls, has played in the South Burnett Rugby League competition and went to Murgon State High School.

The upcoming interstate clash will feature some of the game’s leading talent who will now gear up to showcase their skills before the senior Ampol State of Origin match at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

The young Queenslanders will come together on the Sunshine Coast this Sunday to prepare for the 25 June clash.

Wright will be supported by Central Queensland Capras head coach Amanda Ohl and former representative player Deanna Turner.

The Under 19s girls extended squad of 24 players was first announced following the all-Queensland Under 19 grand final during May. The squad was then trimmed down to 18 after the first couple of weeks of training.

Here’s the full line up for the Harvey Norman Queensland Maroons Under 19s:

Zoe Cook – Mackay Cutters

Jetaya Faifua – Burleigh Bears

Jada Ferguson – Tweed Seagulls

Traevonnah Fisher – Wide Bay Bulls

Fiona Jahnke – West Brisbane Panthers

Keilee Joseph – Sydney Roosters

Ebony Laing – Burleigh Bears

Hannah Larsson – West Brisbane Panthers

Jordii Mahendrarajah – Townsville Blackhawks

Tyesha Mikaio – West Brisbane Panthers

April Ngatupuna – West Brisbane Panthers

Emmanita Paki – Central Queensland Capras

Jasmine Peters – Mackay Cutters

Nakita Sao – West Brisbane Panthers

Sara Sautia – West Brisbane Panthers

Courtney Tamati (Sydney Roosters)

Jazmon Tupou-Witchman (Sydney Roosters)

Makenzie Weale (West Brisbane Panthers)