Tal­ent takes on the best

League play­ers ‘worked their guts out’

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Erica Murree erica.murree@cnbtimes.com.au

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.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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