Mandurah Storm players embracing new challenges

Local rugby league players have hit the ground running this year with a number of the Mandurah Storm’s juniors representing the club at regional and state level competitions.

The club has contributed players to several competitions in the past month, across all age groups.

Luke Gill was recently selected to play at the School Sport WA Under 12s competition, and showcased his skills for the South West Dolphins in the Schools Sport Rugby League Competition in April.

The young gun will be travelling to Melbourne to compete in the NRL School Sports competition in August.

The Storm also had players represent the South West region for the School Sport Secondary Competition in April.

A string of under 12s and under 15s players all donned South West jerseys for the carnival.

Storm trio Vincent King, Shandon Ransfield and Creed Ruru represented the club on a national stage, after being selected to play in a cutrain-raiser match to the Melbourne Storm v South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL game as part of the West Coast Pirates extension team.

King and Ransfield were part of the West Coast Pirates academy tour earlier this year.

Back home, the Storm have fielded an under 16s team for the sixth year while it is the first season Mandurah’s senior team has had a full side of reserves.

Anyone interest in joining the Storm can call president Jade Lund on 0432 286 535 or join training sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays at Tindale Reserve.