Young Yamba star to test himself in new competition
FORMER Yamba Buccaneer 18-year-old Conor Young has signed with Southern Districts Rugby in Sydney for the 2014-15 rugby seasons.
Young will pack down in the front row for the Rebels' Colts team in the Shute Shield competition where he hopes to further his rugby career while studying at Wollongong University.
Young was also approached by other Sydney rugby clubs while attending Nudgee College and playing in arguably the toughest schoolboy rugby competition in Australia, Brisbane GPS Rugby.
He chose Southern Districts as it already has Buccaneer connections in local Wallaby and Waratah player Kane Douglas, his brother Jake Douglas and another Super Rugby talent Jed Holloway.
Young is finishing his final year of school as a boarder at St Joseph's Nudgee College where he captained the first XV to an undefeated GPS Premiership.
He also toured Japan earlier in the year to play in the Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament as part of the Nudgee Australia representative team to top off a great year.
He will head to Sydney in mid-January to start preseason training with the Rebels and start university in late March.
Also joining Young at Southern Districts is ex-Wollongbar junior Matt Gibbon who has also been attending Nudgee College and made the Australia A schoolboys side.
Gibbon and Young are former Far North Coast and NSW Country Cockatoo junior representatives.
Gibbon's brother, Alex Gibbon, also plays first grade for Southern Districts and was in the Australian Sevens team that recently played in the World Sevens tournament on the Gold Coast.
Yamba Buccaneers will be fielding junior teams in the under-10, 12, 14, 16 and 17 year age groups in the Far North Coast Competition in 2014.
If your children are interested why not give Peter Campbell a call on 6646 1146 to have your son or daughter's name put down in a team for the season.
Girls can play in under-10s and 12s. Girls between the ages of 13 and 18 can participate in school-based rugby union competitions through their high school.