Ballina's Zac Beecher breaking through Byrons defence during the Ballina v Byron Bay NRRRL Grand final. September 14, 2014.
Ballina's Zac Beecher breaking through Byrons defence during the Ballina v Byron Bay NRRRL Grand final. September 14, 2014. Nolan Verheij-Full

Ballina hooker picked to play for Wynnum Manly in Brisbane

AT JUST 18 years of age, Ballina hooker Zac Beecher has already won two first grade premierships in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League with the Seagulls.

Beecher received his final accolade of the season when he was named St John's College Woodlawn rugby league Player of the Year at the high school's presentation day.

"I was really stoked to get that award. It's been a great year," Beecher said.

"It was probably one of the best feelings I've had with mum and dad there.

"I always give dad a bit of grief because he never won a first grade grand final and I've already got two."

Beecher is moving to Brisbane next year and will play with the Wynnum Manly Under-20s, with hopes of breaking into the Intrust Super Cup.

He has spent time with Titans development teams and wants to play in the National Rugby League

"They (Wynnum Manly) were looking for a hooker and I wanted to take the opportunity," he said.

"I'm really looking forward to the experience and hopefully I can get into the Intrust Cup."

Marist Brothers fullback Mitchell Krause played first grade and Intrust Super Cup during his time in Brisbane last year.



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