Beaudesert Rangers achieve Queensland honours

QUEENSLANDERS: Lewis Steindl, Jessica Barnes, Jim Plattell, Tahlia Thomson, Kane Neuendorff, Shania Thomson, Sam Kullrich and Emily Moore will represent Queensland at the Christian Football Federation Association National Titles. (Absent: Joe Nilon).
QUEENSLANDERS: Lewis Steindl, Jessica Barnes, Jim Plattell, Tahlia Thomson, Kane Neuendorff, Shania Thomson, Sam Kullrich and Emily Moore will represent Queensland at the Christian Football Federation Association National Titles. (Absent: Joe Nilon).

The selection of nine players in Queensland teams has put the icing on a successful season for the Beaudesert Rangers Soccer Club.

The talented nonet will face teams from all over Australia and New Zealand when they represent their state at the Christian Football Federation Association National Titles at Redcliffe from September 30.

Each earned his or her spot after starring for the south-east zone at State Titles held for the various age groups in May.

President Theresa Rooks said the club was extremely proud of its maroon contingent.

“They all have worked hard and done lots of extra training, not only this season but over several years,” she said.

“Some have been there before and for others, this is their first state selection.

“It’s fantastic for themselves and for the club.”

Even more remarkable is the fact, five of the nine were chosen to lead their respective sides, with Kane Neuendorff (under 16) and Sam Kullrich (under 14) named vice-captain, and Joe Nilon (under 18) given the honour of captain.

LEADER: Joe Nilon is set to captain the Queensland under-18 soccer side.

LEADER: Joe Nilon is set to captain the Queensland under-18 soccer side.

Lewis Steindl (under 23) and Jess Barnes (senior women) were also picked in leadership groups.

Other Rangers to don maroon include Shania Thomson and Emily Moore (under 16 girls), Tahlia Thomson (senior women) and Jim Plattell (senior men).

To top it all off, Gidget Berg and Josh Brown are heading to the Sydney International Cup from September 29 to October 2 as part of under-13 state development squads.

“It’s astonishing,” Mrs Rooks said.

“The whole club is abuzz at the moment with the success of these players.”

Mrs Rooks said the selections capped a remarkable season for the club during which multiple teams secured minor premierships and championships.

“The club is super proud of the achievements of its individuals and teams, which is the ultimate goal, but everyone has worked extremely hard to make it possible,” she said.

“Thank you to the coaching teams and managers, and to the community for its support.”

FUTURE STARS: Gidget Berg and Joshua Brown will travel to Sydney as members of the state under-13 development squad.

FUTURE STARS: Gidget Berg and Joshua Brown will travel to Sydney as members of the state under-13 development squad.