Success so sweet for U13s
Rockingham Rams junior coach Dave Denny says the club’s victorious U13 team will remember last weekend’s grand-final triumph for many years to come.
Despite not having their kicking boots on in the second half, Rockingham proved too strong for the Baldivis Brumbies 4.17 (41) to 1.4 (10).
The U13 grade is the first where youngsters have the opportunity to compete in finals.
The result was just reward for a side which finished the season undefeated and the players’ joy was obvious, according to Denny.
‘‘They were happy as Larry after the game,’’ he said.
‘‘Like I said to them, ‘if you work hard, you get the rewards at the end of the season’ and that’s exactly what happened.
‘‘It was a great team effort.
‘‘I’m really proud of the boys and what they’ve done throughout the season.’’
Rockingham led by 23 points at halftime, but were kept goalless in the second half while kicking 14 behinds.
Defender Griffin Polgaze was named the side’s best player on the day.
Teammate Jack Norman also took out the association fairest and best at a vote count recently.
Rockingham’s other junior team in action last weekend was not as fortunate, lowering their colours to Halls Head in the U14 grand final.
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