Parramatta Eels junior representative player Bailey Biondi-Odo has been named in the Queensland Rugby League Under 18 Emerging Origin squad and will take part in a camp from December 12-15 in Brisbane, supported by the Queensland Academy of Sport.
Biondi-Odo is one of 27 talented young players selected in the U18 Emerging squad to be coached by Kurt Richards, with the players exposed to key elements of Queensland’s elite performance program with a focus on preparation, consistency and resilience.
Contracted with the young Blue & Gold over the last few years, the halfback played in the Eels Harold Matthews side and completed several Eels preseasons and training camps whilst staying committed to finishing schooling in Cairns.
In 2018, he played in the Mal Meninga Cup in Queensland (the NSW equivalent of the SG Ball competition).
Biondi-Odo has been selected in the Eels 2019 Jersey Flegg squad and is still eligible for the SG Ball competition this upcoming season.
Queensland Emerging Origin Under 18s Squad
Name NRL affiliated into 2019**
Aaron Moore North Queensland Cowboys
Adrian Trevilyan Townsville Blackhawks
Alofiana Khan-Pereira Gold Coast Titans
Bailey Biondi-Odo Parramatta Eels
Brad Zampech South Sydney Rabbitohs
Brendan Piakura Brisbane Broncos
Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow North Queensland Cowboys
Heilum Luki North Queensland Cowboys
Jack Howarth Melbourne Storm
Jack Martin Brisbane Broncos
Jake Simpkin Brisbane Broncos
Josh James Brisbane Broncos
Juwan Compain* Gold Coast Titans
Lance Bagon Brisbane Broncos
Myphala Ah Chong Brisbane Broncos
Reece Walsh Brisbane Broncos
Ryan Garner Canterbury Bulldogs
Sam Walker Brisbane Broncos
Stepharn Holo Sydney Roosters
Tesi Niu* Brisbane Broncos
Toby Sexton Canterbury Bulldogs
Tom Dearden* Brisbane Broncos
Trent Loiero Melbourne Storm
Tristan Powell Gold Coast Titans
Vaughn Kim North Queensland Cowboys
Will Evans Gold Coast Titans
Xavier Coates Brisbane Broncos
*Unavailable due to Australian Schoolboys
**Information correct at time of publication – November 16, 2018