For the firs ttime since 2009, kids wearing blue and gold took to minor league fields against Moree.
The Advocate’s mighty under 8s performed extremely well, for their first game with Jake White showing great skills. The Johnsons boys played hard, with Lincoln Barton making a number of runs.
Thomas Young was supported well, with Toby White making some solid tackles. Andrew McGarrity made a number of breaks and try saving tackles. Steven Todd, Sam Mahoney and Seth Keam were very consistent throughout the match and showed great sportsmanship.
Best and Fairest points went to try scorer Jake White (3), Jack Arm-strong (2) and Tyler Greacen(1).
The under 10s suffered a loss to Moree. The players were a little overwhelmed at the start of the match with the step up to the much bigger playing field.
The second half, however, saw the players settle and they started to pass the ball out wider and complete their sets. This then allowed the team to defend more in the opposition’s half. All players got involved with Rhyce Sydenham and Timothy Johns-Bunyan having solid games. Clayton Southwell scored the season opening try with a great individual run.
Dylan McKinnon and Jack Todd performed well in defence with Cody McGarrity supporting. Joseph Smythe proved quite a handful with a number of darting runs.Thomas Honeysett (3) and Liam Mack (2) played very well in both attack and defence, deservedly pick-ing up the Best and Fairest points.
Special mention must be made of Campbell Bond who played hard all game, which gave his team mates the chance to settle in and start to gel. Campbell also picked up 1 point.