Yenda Blueheelers junior Blake Wood has returned from a successful trip to New Zealand with the Country Rugby League under 16s side.
Wood made quite the impression during two game tour and played a significant role in the sides two games against Canterbury and West Coast setting up and scoring important tries.
It was two convincing wins for the side as they defeated Canterbury 50-8 while against West Coast they scored 50 unanswered points and held the New Zealand side out for the full eighty minutes.
The talented youngster was able to bring back experiences which will help him develop into a better footballer.
“I met a lot of new guys and took a lot from playing with them,” he said.
“I was able to develop my skills from playing with them.”
Wood has received feedback from the coaches he feels will take on board as he looks to follow his dream.
“They were really happy with how I played,” he said.
“I think on a whole it was a really successful tour for the team.
“Defiantly have some stuff I can work on for the last part of the season with Yenda.”
Coming back for the end of the season with the Blueheelers, Wood will look to help the side fight for the top spot heading into the finals as they currently sit one point behind the undefeated Leeton Greens.
The Blueheelers only have two games left in the regular season which concludes with a showdown against Leeton which could decide top spot.
Wood has enjoyed a successful season with the under 16s Yenda side having scored six tries and is currently leading his team's point scoring with 38.
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