2020 has been a very hard year to prepare for, not knowing if we were going to have a rugby season or not. But we did! Not as much as we would have liked, but nonetheless some footy is better than none!
We had two new players join our team this year, Ryo and Mason. Ryo was new to rugby but did not play like it, he is a natural player and I hope to see him back next year. Mason took on the role of first 5 this year in charge of the backs he did brilliantly, Noah was captain he was in charge of picking who ran as I wanted the team to sort it out he was very good at making sure everyone got to touch the ball. His leadership stepped up big time this year, Nelson and Joel my big ball runners.
I swear at training whenever I said to run at me they literally tried to run over me!
Both of you have improved immensely this year with carries and defence.
Alex had his best year I have seen so far, was massive on defence with steals and tackles but also his running game scoring with almost every touch. Teo was one of the fittest and most versatile, he played lock, halfback, back five and wing, always putting his hand up for anything. Fred what a guy, his washing machine like carries almost made me cry! He took what I told him to do and he did it very well.
Kyle perhaps the fastest in our grade, when he ran on the outside of his opponent he was gone! Always chased if the other team got a runaway was great to see!
Towards the end of the season Tommy really stood up his tackles and runs were amazing to see, definitely runs harder than his dad! Ethan was quiet to begin with but once he got his confidence he was great on attack and defence, you can tell he knows what he is doing!
Last but not least Lachlan, this fending machine really took that on board, I said fend and fend he did, scoring some great tries and tackling one of the biggest kids he played against around the legs proud coach/dad!
I would like to thank James for training the kids when I was working late and the parents without you the kids wouldn't be able to make training and game days. I look forward to coaching your boys in the future and I am already excited for next year!
- Player of the yearMason Ikilei
- Cote SpiritNelson Vaka-Nau
- Most ImprovedAlex Martin
- Damian Johnstone
- Samantha Johnstone-Price
- Alex Martin
- Ethan Oldfield
- Fred Gorst
- Joel Boonzaier
- Kyle Barton
- Lachlan Johnstone-Price
- Mason Ikilei
- Nelson Vaka-Nau
- Noah Taylor
- Ryotaro Moulton
- Teodore Croll
- Thomas Morrison