Young Eel selected in Queensland U18 Emerging Origin squad

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.

Congratulations Bailey!

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

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