Talent takes on the best
League players ‘worked their guts out’
PLAYING in the 47th Battalion at Bundaberg at the weekend was a learning experience for South Burnett junior teams.
South Burnett Rugby League president Greg Pomfrett said the under-14s including Central Burnett’s Ryley Drayton and Tyler MacDonald didn’t win any of their games.
“They did it a bit tough,” he said.
“Organisers wanted the boys to play a game Friday night at Gympie but that wasn’t practicable so on Sunday South Burnett had to play three games. “That was a lot of football. “They improved with every game but they worked their guts out.
“The boys also had to contend with the wind – it was astronomical.
“They would kick the ball and it would go backwards – I reckon the wind was 60km.”
The under-13s, including Central Burnett’s Liam Kenny, Ryan Gibbs and Warwick Pearse, drew the first game.
The U13s lost its second and third game.
But the players saved their best for last, and won their fourth game to go out on a high note.
Mr Pomfrett said the U13s had been together for a couple of years and enjoyed playing as a group.
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South Burnett Rugby League president Greg Pomfrett They would kick the ball and it would go backwards – I reckon the wind was 60km... They played their guts out.
“Last season they participated in the Gatton carnival,” he said.
“We are keen to keep them together to build as a team.”