Perth homeground to Albany trio
The Western Force may be considering their future, but for three Albany boys there has never been any doubt where they would be each weekend.
Ewen Brown Jr, Lleyton Brown, and Jac Coe have made the trip to Perth every weekend since April to play for their respective rugby union clubs in the Rugby WA under-16s competition.
The Brown brothers play for Palmyra Rugby Union Football Club, while Jac plays for Wests Scarborough Rugby Union Football Club.
Though unable to attend twiceweekly training commitments, the boys have grown throughout the season to be regular field players, contributing to the various positions they each hold within their teams.
Jac has scored two tries so far this season.
The Albany Junior Rugby Club have tried to create an atmosphere and playing ability for all under-18s players within the lower Great Southern.
But due to attendance numbers, only the under-10 and under-8 squads have been able to meet regularly to compete against fellow players.
The AJRC have met teams from Busselton and Bunbury, and represented their club at competitions in Bunbury and Perth.
The three boys would like to see other Albany under-18 players participate in the Perth competition, while the idea of an Albany team competing in Perth each weekend would be a great outcome — it would give them the opportunity to train locally with their team.
Palmyra did not make it through to the finals this season, while Wests Scarborough met Wanneroo RUFC during the weekend’s semifinals play-off to determine who went through to the finals.
Wests Scarborough were defeated 3-12 by Wanneroo, who face Kalamunda in the preliminary finals this weekend.
Ewen Brown Jr, Jac Coe and Lleyton Brown play rugby in Perth.