Six mini Dragons play at carnival

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

SIX boys from the Dou­glas United’s Eurotech Global Sports Un­der-10s team headed south dur­ing the school hol­i­days to Townsville to par­tic­i­pate in the Fil­lipo Mele Carnival.

The boys played in a 12-player com­bined team with play­ers from Marlin Coast Rangers, Strat­ford United and the South­ern Cross Strik­ers.

The Dragons’ rep­re­sen­ta­tive play­ers in­cluded Jack Carr, Jack Jenk­ins, Bai­ley Mor­ri­son, Char­lie Dowling, Jake Read and Con­nor White.

The team played as Cairns Sharks Gold achieved two draws and eight wins with only one loss.

The matches gave the boys some much-needed com­pe­ti­tion and al­lowed them to dis­play the high qual­ity football skills they had re­cently ex­hib­ited at the re­cent in­ter­club carnival where they were un­de­feated.

The car­ni­vals have been a great learn­ing curve in the boys’ phys­i­cal and men­tal de­vel­op­ment to un­der­stand the game and team play.

The boys are back in train­ing this week for their reg­u­lar Satur­day matches in Cairns and their ef­forts in Townsville is in­spir­ing other lo­cal club mem­bers to also train hard and im­prove their own skills and tech­niques.

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

Wor­thy cause: Sam Samp­son, Jac­quie Var­ney and Lou Pid­geon car­ry­ing Tehillah Waqamte

Good ef­fort: lo­cal play­ers in the Filipo Mele Football carnival

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