ON THE FOOTBALL FIELDS
Vo young forward in unsoane Rugby League football has shown greater promise this year than 21 vear-old Roy Westaway, who was
Valley's outstanding iorwara against, Northern Suburbs last Saturday. On his display, Westaway should be a certainty for Bulimba Cup selec tion against Toowoomba on May 3, though recently the B.R.L.'s selectors caused a surprise by choosing N. Pax ton in place of Westaway in the Bris bane teams against Newcastle. West away is in the militia. Big1 and husky in the tight play, and fast and spectacular in the loose, he bears all the earmarks of a State player of the future. ? * * TIM Thompson, Western Suburbs' new half back, who played such a big part in his teams' recent success 3ver Past Christian Brothers, is still In his teens. Tall for a half, and a long strlder, ne possesses remarkable speed away from the base of the pack, and throws out a beautiful service. He is a quick thinker, for he works the open as well as the blind side to advantage. ? ? * T-TOOKER J. Barnes' form for Val ley against Northern Suburbs last Saturday was one of the surprises of the match. He was up against Norris, who hooked for Brisbane against Ips ivich in the final inter-city match last season; nevertheless, Barnes displayed the skill of a veteran by outhooking Morris. Barnes' good football does not end with his hooking. He works hard in ;he rucks, -and is rarely away from ;he ball in the loose. ? * ? VEVILLE Ryrie, younger brother of Jack Ryrie. is proving ah acquisi tion to Valley's pack. Ryrie played a major part in winning the reserve srade premiership for Eastern Suburbs fast season. He resembles his brother in many phases of play, but he lacks Jack's vigour and great natural strength. ? ? ? OOSS Dlxon was a spectator when the Rugby Union season opened at the Exhibition Ground last Saturday. A call from the R.A.A.F. has arrived, and he will report on Saturday. A former Southport School athlete, he was a handy unit with P.G.S. Old Boys A team last season. He played in dif ferent positions in the back line as well as In the pack. As a South Brisbane cricketer last season he had some success with bat and ball. ? ? ? ]')ES Green, one of Windsor's for wards, is another Union player who hopes to be in uniform soon. When Mayne, his old club, did not play last season, be became a referee. '
He is an ideal club man, be cause of his keen attention to phy sical fitness which enables him to do almost as well at the end of a match as at the start. ? ? ? 1XA.A.F. is fortunate in having an enthusiastic secretary-player like Corporal Vince Tierney. He has been playing since his schooldays, and is reaching the age when football be comes hard work. Always a good pro pagandist for the code, he has done much to make it popular with Air Force men. ? ? ? QUEENSLAND Soccer Football Asso ^ ciation's young players will have inter-city veterans on their mettle for representation in this season's inter city games, Brisbane v. Ipswich, on May 3 and 5. Young players to stand out in the two fixture games decided are: — Bris- bane: J. Morris (Corinthians), D. Barry, A. Jones (Latrobe-Bardon) . H. Nielson, goalkeeper (Y.M.C.A.). Ips wich: M. Peck (St. Helens), tt. Kelly, P. Woolley, J. Bruce, J. Rush (Black stone), E. Burrum; goalkeeper (Booval Stars), J. Hare (Bundamba). ? ? ? TWENTY years ago Arthur Trinder was a foundation member of the Latrobe Club, which has been five times in succession soccer premiers. His brother, Bill, formed the Bardon Club in 1933, and its junior team was undefeated in fixtures last season. Now the Latrobe and Bardon Clubs have combined, and some of last year's Bar- don juniors are getting their chance in A grade. They include Alf. Jones, E. Jarvis, F. and W. Cansick, and D. Barry.