Around the Traps: Two Blues and Hunter dominate State Champs but rival clubs are circling

By Mark Cashman

The story Around The Traps had in mind when we trawled our way through the results from the NSW Junior State Championships over the King’s Birthday weekend was of the tsunami of talent that is coming through the Two Blues system.

The Two Blues won the Under 14s and Under 15s titles, many of these age groups stringing together a number of titles in recent years, but the reality of the situation is far from being as simple as that.

I’ve been told that the footy talent scouts are already circling - in the past they wouldn’t start to show interest until the final couple of years of school - and now kids in those Under 14s, 15s and 16s age groups and their parents are being actively courted.

From the Two Blues Under 14 rep squad that played through the Long Weekend, six have already been offered deals (support, school fees etc) to join other Shute Shield clubs.

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