It was a big day of footy at Ack Weyman oval last weekend for the Junior Sharks.
With cool winds and the sun shining down, a full compliment took to the field with all age groups having a run.
First up, as always, was the Under 7s. Coach Colebrook has the little ones firing on all cylinders and once again a great display of footy was on show.
With the two games on the books, they lit up Ack Weyman oval with some exciting footy that had the crowd cheering.
Coaches awards went to the new signing, Mitch "The Axe" Whipp, and Nathan "Smiles" Weyman.
The Under 8s were up against a strong Narooma side, but still racked up a few tries on the back of some classy footwork.
Missing a few troops, the 8s had help from a few of othe 7s and put together a great show of football. Big mention to Kye Woodford, who put on a step that bamboozled pretty much everyone, including players and spectators, and then ran the length of the field to score a sensational try. Coaches award went to Dusty Irving.
The Under 9s were up next, once again impressing coach Gwynne and everyone else. With speed, defence, footwork, ball skills and determination, this team plays like they've been around the game since Parramatta last won a premiership. Coaches award went to Cody Clarke-Huntly.
The Girls once again proved a force to be reckoned with, going try for try with a determined Narooma outfit. With some slick ball movement and some last ditch efforts in defence, the girls kept right up with their opposition from start to finish. With some fairly audible encouragement from the sidelines, the girls showed what they are capable of by never giving up the whole game. The final score was 16-20. Coach’s award went to Alarna Perez.
Coach Davison’s Under 10s were impressive in their second match against Narooma this year, but it was a completely different scoreline this time around. The 10s were a far more competitive outfit for our neighbours from the south in only going down by a scoreline of 12-30. A big effort from last time and one that the boys and girls should be proud of. Coach’s award went to Edward Atkinson.
The Under 12s took to the field next, and – like the 10s – took it to the Devils. It was a seesawing game that saw the Sharks put it to Narooma with gritty defence and some quality footy, only going down by two points in the end with the final score 16-18.
Coach Zutt was proud and visibly animated about the boys’ efforts. They have come a long way since the start of the year. Coach’s award went to Ryan O'Meley.
Coach Griffith’s 14s were the big surprise of the day, putting in a monumental effort in taking down the Devils 28-14 with only 11 players.
From the side’s previous encounter, today's efforts were above and beyond expectation. The boys showed they can still be a force to be reckoned with and have the will to win. Well done boys. Coach’s award went to Ryan Fullerton.
Speaking of improving on previous efforts, the 16s finished off the day with a big win over their opposition. Racking up a score of 40-4, Bobby’s boys were far too good for the Devils, turning on a powerful display of football in attack and defence. Considering these lads didn't even get to finish last time these two teams met, this was a massive effort. Thanks to Michael, Cayden and Will who played up for the game as well. Coach’s award went to Jayden Young.
A big day of local footy can't happen without a lot of help so thanks to everyone who pitched in. It is appreciated and it’s great to know that others are willing to help out to make the club successful.
The next game is against Tathra at Tathra after the school holidays.