Ponting takes his game to a new level

Josh Ponting

Josh Ponting

JOSH Ponting played in a senior premiership with NTFA club Rocherlea last year and would love to win a State League one with North Launceston.

The 19-year-old greenkeeper comes from famous sporting stock as the nephew of former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting and was part of the Northern Bombers colts TSL premiership in 2012.

‘‘I played most of my junior footy at North before going to Rocherlea and came back to the club this year to see what I can do with my game at the highest level,’’ Ponting said.

‘‘I usually play a half-forward role and try to get the boys up and about and get to the contests.

‘‘I think I’ve been pretty consistent this season and have kept my spot so I’m happy with that.’’

Ponting said he was looking forward to the Bombers game against the Western Storm tomorrow night and hoped North could go deep into finals this season.

‘‘It’s a big game for them and for us, so I can’t wait.

‘‘We believe we can do it and there is a bit of biff there with them having a lot of former South players and there is that mutual rivalry there, which is good for us and State League.

‘‘We look forward to these games and these are the ones we circle on the calendar.

‘‘It would be great to play in a senior grand final if we can get that far and I believe we can and the boys believe we can.’’

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