Story and photo courtesy of the Mackay Daily Mercury.

ALPHA Sports scholarships are set to help two talented Mackay players make their mark on the AFL scene.

Tyler Jones and Nabako Stow are set to benefit from the tune of $1000 each to further their AFL careers.

Jones, who currently plays for the North Mackay Saints, will use his scholarship money to fund his relocation to Brisbane next year.

The 16-year-old who plays as a halfback/flanker is looking forward to the challenges the Brisbane AFL competition will present.

“I have a school-based traineeship in Brisbane and I will be playing for the Redland Bombers nexy year,” Jones said.

“It’s a new pathway for me and a chance to try and take my game to the next level.

“I’m really looking forward to the challenge of playing football at a higher level in Brisbane.

Like Jones, Nabako Stow has been playing Aussie Rules for about eight years and will use his scholarship funding to supplement his schooling in Mackay.

‘The scholarship will be a really big help for me,” Stow said.

The 16-year-old- who plays as a halfback/flanker for the Mackay City Hawks plans to put his scholarship towards the various expenses accrued playing the game he loves.

“There is a lot of travel involved when I’m playing for the Scorpions so this scholarship will help with that.

“Playing those games is important because I’d really like to take my game to the next level.

“But at the moment I’m just happy to take things as they come and see what happens.”

Stow and Jones are also members of the Scorpions under-18 squad.

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