PROUD: Glen Fisher with his mum after winning the Queensland championships with the Central Crows under-16 team.
PROUD: Glen Fisher with his mum after winning the Queensland championships with the Central Crows under-16 team. Contributed

Cherbourg player does his family proud with state win

CHERBOURG'S Glen Fisher has proved that hard work and persistence pays off.

He has returned home from the Queensland Rugby League championships as part of the winning Central Crows under-16 side.

The championships on the Sunshine Coast was the first time pulling on a Crows jersey for Glen and the three days of footy was what he expected and more.

"All the boys were big, tough and played well,” he said.

While it was Glen's first time in teal he has pulled on a Wide Bay jersey for three consecutive years and has been working hard alongside Broncos development coaches as part of an elite training squad and embracing opportunities with the Western Mustangs.

Jack Reed presented Glen Fisher with his Central Crows jersey.
Jack Reed presented Glen Fisher with his Central Crows jersey. Contributed

Glen made his presence felt on the wing for the Crows instead of playing at five eight like he does each week for the Murgon Mustangs U16s in the Toowoomba Rugby League.

"It was different but it worked out in the end because I got involved a lot and scored some tries for the team,” Glen said.

Glen scored two tries in the Crows 22-10 point win over Southeast Queensland White and another try in the Crows 28-12 win over Northern.

The Crows faced Northern in the grand final and fought back in the second half to win 22-20 after being down by four points at half time.

Glen had the support of his parents on the sideline at the Sunshine Coast and his family and friends cheering him on from home.

"It was good because some friends were watching the live stream and my parents were there which meant a lot,” he said.

Glen Fisher after winning the Queensland championships with the Central Crows under-16 team.
Glen Fisher after winning the Queensland championships with the Central Crows under-16 team. Contributed

His dad Barry couldn't be more proud of what Glen has achieved and is excited for what the future holds for Glen.

Glen was thankful for the support of the Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council and CRAICCHS.