Beaudesert Kingfisher junior William Hamblin selected for state team

STAR: After training on the Gold Coast for the South Coast rep team, William Hamblin is back on the home paddock with his Kingfisher team mates. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
STAR: After training on the Gold Coast for the South Coast rep team, William Hamblin is back on the home paddock with his Kingfisher team mates. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

KINGFISHER William Hamblin has taken the next step in his rugby league career after being selected for the Queensland team at the school sports state championships held June 24 to 28.

The 12-year-old's mother Rachael said her son started playing soccer when he was in prep and moved to rugby league for the love of the sport, joining his brother Matthew who plays for the U15 Kingfishers team.

"Will loves rugby league, it's his dream to be a professional NRL player," Ms Hamblin said.

"The Queensland team was meant to go to Perth for the nationals but they have been cancelled, so it's a big disappointment. It would have been a really great experience for him."

Hamblin said he wanted to play for the Cowboys one day and his inspirations were Johnathan Thurston and Greg Inglis.

"My favourite player at the moment is Valentine Holmes from the Cowboys but I think the best player at the moment is Tom Trbojevic from Manly," he said.

Hamblin's coach Brenden Frazer said the fullback had natural talent.

"He's also super humble," Frazer said.

"He doesn't even know how talented he is."