U16 OUR ONLY GF HOPE

Young guns carry the St Ge­orge Saints club to the de­cider this year

Balonne Beacon - - FRONT PAGE - Laura Telford laura.telford@balon­nebea­con.com.au

LEAGUE After a tough sea­son for the Saints, plagued by a string of heavy losses, our only hope for this week­end’s Roma and Dis­trict grand fi­nal are the Un­der 16 boys.

The at times for­got­ten side has strug­gled for games this sea­son with only three teams in the com­pe­ti­tion.

How­ever, coach Dan Dwyer said the boys had re­ally pulled to­gether in the past few weeks. “It has been a pretty or­di­nary sea­son for the com­pe­ti­tion to be hon­est, and with only three teams in the fix­tures they boys have found it re­ally hard to get and stay fit for games,” Dwyer said.

“We have also strug­gled to get con­sis­tent numbers to train­ing, which is also hard, but that be­ing said, the boys, when they have played, have done re­ally well.

“Par­tic­u­larly in the last few games they have re­ally come to­gether as a team and their skills have im­proved im­mensely.”

Dwyer also said at train­ing the boys who ar­rived early were eager to get into train­ing and spir­its had been high since they found out they were in the grand fi­nal.

“The boys are great, they lis­ten and are al­ways en­thu­si­as­tic to get in and play, and the boys’ par­ents are all sup­port­ive which is a great help through­out the sea­son,” he said.

With all but the Un­der 16s out of the grand fi­nal games this week­end in Roma, the boys hold the club’s only hope at se­cur­ing an over­all win for the sea­son.

“I know the boys will do me and the club proud this week­end, no mat­ter the score, as long as they give it their best shot,” Dwyer said.

❝ We have strug­gled to get numbers to train­ing, but that be­ing said, when they have played, have done re­ally well.

— Coach Dan Dwyer

PHOTO: KAREN BEARDMORE

EN­THU­SI­AS­TIC BUNCH: Our only grand fi­nal hope are the Un­der 16 boys.

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