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Like Father Like Son



Scott Notley's record representing Queensland speaks for itself. Now his son Jake is looking to make his own mark on the sport.

Jake is representing Queensland in the Men's 20s team for the second time and is looking to guide his side to back to back titles.

"The last series was quite close and we had a relatively young side compared to this year" Jake recalls.

"Our preparation has been pretty successful so far, the team is looking great".

"Everyone is getting along and we are all finding good combinations amongst the team". Boydy (Coach) has taken quite a firm stance in regards to how the team culture should develop and it has shown at training with all the boys putting in a lot of effort and helping each other out".

Having a series under his belt, Jake knows only to well reclaiming the title on New South Wales' home soil is going to be an extremely tough ask.

"I expect a similar series to 2014 with New South Wales fielding a quality side".

"They play are very physical, fast and aggressive game and if we don’t play the way we have been at training we could get ourselves into trouble. In saying that I’m really confident in the quality of our team and the attitude we will bring into this series".

The game has certainly changed a bit since Jake's father Scott was running around for the Queensland Men's Open team.

"The only time I really remember watching him play in person was his last series but I have also watched a few videos of games around the time I was born".

"My favourite moment would have to be the fight in one of the 1996 series games. I always tried to find where my dad was in the fight but he later told me he was 'held back' on the sideline by his coach".

Scott is proud that son Jake is taking the first steps on his way to what will hopefully be a successful playing career for Queensland.

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