FULL SPEED: Nanango Stag player Dominique Sandow making a run for it up the field.
FULL SPEED: Nanango Stag player Dominique Sandow making a run for it up the field. Laura Blackmore

Burnett player set to make rugby league debut in big smoke

RUGBY LEAGUE: He helped lead his team to victory in the Under-14s grand final on the weekend and was greatly rewarded for his efforts.

Nanango Stags player Dominique Sandow was awarded Player of the Match, Player of the Year and the South Burnett Junior Eagle Award after beating Murgon Mustangs 14 - 10.

Now, the talented youngster is set to shine on an even bigger stage.

Dominique has been picked as one of the top 30 players for an U14s Brisbane Broncos' camp held in Red Hill later this month.

On Monday, September 23 and 24 Dominique will attend the camp along side players who have been selected from clubs across Queensland, New South Wales and New Zealand.

Nanango Stag player Dominique Sandow in action at the grand final against Murgon Mustangs.
Nanango Stag player Dominique Sandow in action at the grand final against Murgon Mustangs. Laura Blackmore

The Nanango Stag's mother Sherry Sandow said watching her eldest son play rugby league brings her so much joy.

"I always love watching Dom play footy,” Sherry said.

"He has his own style and plenty of speed behind him.

"Off the field he's not the most talkative person, but he finds his voice on the field.

"He jokingly says to me, mum you don't need to hear me when I'm playing footy.”

Nanango Stag player Dominique Sandow defending the ball against Murgon Mustangs at the grand final.
Nanango Stag player Dominique Sandow defending the ball against Murgon Mustangs at the grand final. Laura Blackmore

Based at Cherbourg Sherry said Dominique does his daily workouts to keep up his fitness and follows a Broncos style training program.

Although it's only natural that Dominique has a high level of athleticism as Sherry and her husband Dennis were both quite the competitors.

"We used to both be good runners and high jumpers,” Sherry said.

"I always say that Dom runs fast just like his mum.

Dominique Sandow being awarded Player of the Match by Rob Crow at the grand final.
Dominique Sandow being awarded Player of the Match by Rob Crow at the grand final. Laura Blackmore

"He started playing footy from U7s and has played ever since.

"Dennis and I just want him to keep doing what he loves.

"He knows he has our support 100% and we are so proud of him,” she said.

Dominique moved over to Nanango Stags this season as Cherbourg Hornets didn't have an U14s team.

Sherry said they are looking forward to their presentation day this Saturday after successful season at the club.

Nanango Stag Dominique Sandow being awarded South Burnett Junior Eagle Award by Central Queensland QRL Manager Rob Crow.
Nanango Stag Dominique Sandow being awarded South Burnett Junior Eagle Award by Central Queensland QRL Manager Rob Crow. Laura Blackmore
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