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One has overcome early setbacks at Newcastle to go on and captain the 16s NSW Indigenous team, while the other continues to impress even though he is just 14 years of age.


Together Heath Gibbs and KC Edmonds are perfect examples of Knights' juniors achieving good things on the footy field.


This will continue on Saturday, when Gibbs and Edmonds represent the NSW 16s Indigenous side to take on their Queensland 16s rivals at Hunter Stadium.


Gibbs, who originally hails from Bourke in western NSW, has been in the Club's system for three years and is a strike centre or five-eighth with enormous potential.


Knights' High Performance Unit Coach Troy Pezet says Gibbs' rise to captain his state is living proof that hard work and persistence pays off.


“Heath is a wonderful story," Pezet says.


"When he first came in, he was getting into a little bit of strife.


"But he has just really turned the corner and he is just a really good trainer, a really polite kid and he works really hard.


“He has shown great leadership qualities all week in the camp too.


“The coach has been in contact and Heath has been teriffic for a a lot of the younger and less experienced kids.


"So we are very proud of him and everything he has done.”

Pezet and the Club are equally proud of Edmonds, a front-rower who at just 14 is already six-foot-three.


"KC is a kid who we’ve identified from Inverell when we went out there last year and did some coaching," he explains.


"He came in and trialled against our 16-year-olds and we’ve now put him on a little scholarship and he’ll come in now and do a bit of high performance work.


"He can also play on an edge and he still has plenty of growing to do, so the potential for him is endless."


In other junior news, the Knights' 15s and 17s will play trial matches against the Far West Academy 16s and 18s sides at Dudley Oval on Saturday.


The Club's 15s will play the Far West Academy's 16s side from 10am, while the 17s clash with their 18s outfit from 11.30am.