Local trio picked for Otago U17s

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Waitaki Boys’ High School’s Nathan Smith and Llewellyn Johnson and St Kevin’s College’s Brady Kingan have been selected to the Otago under-17 15-man training squad.

The local trio performed well at the recent Otago District under-17 tournament.

North Otago finished third after mustering two draws and a loss against Dunedin Metro, Southland Metro and Otago Country.

Waitaki Boys’ High School First XI manager Hamish McMurdo praised the boys for their consistent performances.

“They performed well enough against other First XIs in the region so they were always on the radar,” he said.

“It shows that if you play well enough locally you can still make it.”

By JAMES FORD

PHOTO: SUPPLIED – Fourteen-year-old Llewellyn Johnson has been selected to the Otago under-17 team.