GROUP Three Junior Rugby league players Tylee Donovan (Wauchope) Harry Wesley (Taree Panthers) and Ryan Long (Taree Panthers) have been chosen in the Newcastle Knights under 15s high performance program squad.
They have travelled to Newcastle each week to take part in the Junior Knights Pathway Program. They were also members of this year’s successful Knights Chargers under 15s team.
The Group Three area has been a great source of talent for the Knights over the years, going back to the club’s foundation season in 1988 when David Boyd was a member of the club’s first grade team. Boyd started playing rugby league with Chatham Cundle before moving into grade with Taree United.
This year Group Three players Harry Croker, Mitch Black and Max Buderus were members of Newcastle premiership winning Harold Matthews Shield (under 16) squad, with Croker going onto represent NSW under 16s against Queensland. Croker’s brother, Matt, played in the SG Ball (under 18s) team and is now a member of the club’s under 20s team.