Moore of the same as Ryan makes NSW touch squad

CITY of Orange Touch Association gun Ryan Moore has been named in the NSW Touch Association under-18 state development squad.
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GIVE ME MOORE: Ryan Moore has been included in the NSW Touch Association under-18 development squad. Photo: NICK McGRATH 0719nmtouch1

The 17-year-old has long held ambitions of making the NSW squad, but only this year got his foot in the door following break-out performances at the regionals in Parkes.

From there, Moore progressed to NSWTA trials for the 2016 development squad in Penrith last weekend, earning his place among the 14 best teenage touch footballer players in the state.

The teams will represent NSW Touch Football at the National Youth Championships inKawana, Queensland from September 14 this year.

Moore said the trials were something else.

“For staters, there was a coach, and attack coachand defence coaches …I haven’t seen that in touch before,” he said.

“To be part of it, it was all an unbelievable experience.”

The Thunder ace is pumped to be part of the NYC titles in Kawana later in the year.

“It’s going to be crazy up there,” he predicted.

“The standard at the championship was unbelievable already.”

Moore said he’s long looked up to his mother, Mandy, who is a regular on the touch football representative scene with NSW.

“I’ve always tried to do the best I can with rep touch,” he added.

“It helps having mum in the state side and doing so well. The tips she has and just learning the correct way to go about things…the support she’s given me has been great.”

NSW BOYS’ UNDER 18s:Jye Antonelli,Chris Barakat,Lawrence Bingham,Jye Ireland,Jake Lauder,Carter Lovell,Charbel Mattar,Ryan Moore,Jesse Parker,Jake Parker,Ryan Pritchard,Marley Simbolan,Ben Stevanovic,Floyd Tighe,Curtis Wilson.

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