Northern Inland coaches faced some tough decisions in selecting the regional academy squads for the 2021/22 season with the talent on show at Sunday's trials in Tamworth.
NICC administrator Richard Bullock said the coaches were all impressed by what they saw.
"There were some new faces too, which was great, it means we're reaching a wider audience," Bullock said.
The trials were to select the under-13s, under-14s, under-15s and under-16s squads to be involved in the academy program.
Gunnedah's Keaton Walters was successful in making the under-13s squad and Aiden King the under-16s.
They won't have to wait long to get into it, with the first academy session scheduled for a fortnight (venue to be announced).
Under-13s: Riley Alexander (Inverell), Guntas Bhuller (Tamworth), Oliver Burrows (Tamworth), Leo Eastwood (Glen Innes), Rocco Eastwood (Glen Innes), Hayden Evans (Tamworth), Riley Jones (Tamworth), Marshall Kellet (Armidale), Sinclair Little (Walcha), Lachlan Mason (Upper Horton), Archie McMaster (Tamworth), Gabriel O'Connor (Narrabri), Charlie Pickens (Tamworth), Luke Schmude (Armidale), Joshua Slack-Smith (Moree), Keaton Walters (Gunnedah).
Under-14s: Kobi Annis-Brown (Moree), Howard Eastwood (Glen Innes), Fred Finlayson (Moree), Charlie Foster (Armidale), Liam Griffiths (Tamworth), Henry Haling (Tamworth), Will Hall (Walcha), Harrison Hamilton (Tamworth), Myles Harris (Armidale), Thomas Holmes (Tamworth), Sanchit Jagadeesan (Tamworth), Nicholas Miller (Armidale), Hugh Reardon (Moree), Ethan Relf (Armidale), Oliver Stubbs (Armidale).
Under-15s: Thomas Barnes (Moree), Noah Brabant (Inverell), Preston Boyd (Walcha), Callum Cooper (Moree), John Cooper (Tamworth), Louis Grebert (Inverell), Clay Hoffman (Wee Waa), Benjamin Kelly (Cobbadah), Jordan Lewington (Tamworth), Angus Manchee (Moree), Clancy McDermott (Armidale), Benjamin Murphy (Tamworth), Blake Scicluna (Tamworth), Charlie Whale (Tamworth).
Under-16s: Ryan Campbell (Inverell), Tom Fowler (Tenterfield), Sam Frazier (Inverell), Rohan Guest (Inverell), Ben Hall (Walcha), Angus Harris (Inverell), Sid Harvey (Narrabri), Ben Keys (Narrabri), Aidan King (Gunnedah), Harry Lewington (Tamworth), Harrison Mills (Tamworth), Bernard O'Connor (Narrabri), Blake Scicluna (Tamworth), Will Slack-Smith (Moree), Cameron Stewart (Inverell), Ryan Stewart (Tamworth).