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Un­der 6: What a great day it was at Red­lynch on Satur­day with all the kids primed for their last game. So many out­stand­ing play­ers on the field in the first game, Zane Lang­ford, Tyler Smith, Heath Duff & Jake Broadley just to name a few, all get­ting stuck right in. But the team­work on show was most im­pres­sive. As for our Stingrays the shining stars were Brody Fitzger­ald, Ash­ton Wray, Bai­ley Evans, Oshen Gawthorne and Reckarl Hob­bler. It’s a shame the sea­son is over but it was awe­some to end it with such a great ef­fort by all the kids. Thanks to all who helped out with the kids this year, they wouldn’t have im­proved so much with­out your help. You know who you are. Bring on 2018!

Un­der 8: The Sharkies done there fam­ily, sup­port­ers and the club proud with a hard fought win over red­lynch, the team have learnt a hard les­son in the last 5 weeks of the com­pe­ti­tion that ev­ery team will play above them­selves when they play them, be­ing in top of the comp means ev­ery­one wants to beat you. There move up de­fence has won the team all there games this year and they seem to lift that side of there game when they are un­der pres­sure from the op­po­si­tion. Co cap­tains Dwayne and Kai have led from the front all year and the foot work of Chae­lyn, Flynn, Mis­eron, Davarn and Hunta have led to a big bag of tries. Coops has helped take the team to the next level, and Gemma, a first year Sharky play­ing first re­ceiver, was a very im­por­tant po­si­tion in the team and has changed the run­ning side of the team’s game. Big Alex, our only big boy, had them on the front foot all year with some out­stand­ing yardage runs. Wylem, our util­ity, will play any­where and tackle any­one. Out­stand­ing com­pet­i­tive spirit and the team’s en­forcer Leben is will­ing to do all that’s asked for from his team. Three years un­de­feated – the coach couldn’t ask for any more. So proud; well done young Sharkies.

Un­der 9: A trip to Red­lynch saw us up against the Ra­zor­backs and Sil­ver­backs, and to the team’s credit they were switched on from the get go. Be­ing our tack­ling ma­chine Tyla Ozzie Os­borne’s last game for the club it sure was an emo­tional warm up. The kids took con­trol early and re­ally set the tone for the rest of the game, win­ning the game 18 tries to 1. Ev­ery­thing we have been prac­tis­ing at train­ing for the last five months was put on dis­play, it was a real plea­sure to watch and cer­tainly a very proud mo­ment for me as the coach of this amaz­ing group of kids. Joel was again out­stand­ing with four tries, Cher­i­ne­sha and Kezron had flashy foot­work both run­ning in 3 sen­sa­tional tries each, Caleb played an ex­cep­tional game lead­ing from the front and scor­ing him­self two tries, Ol­lie Hard­head scored a great try and wouldn’t let any­thing past him in­clud­ing tack­ling his own team mate which was the high­light of the day. Sa­muel has come along in leaps and bounds this year, hav­ing an a huge im­pact when we are at­tack­ing and re­ally giv­ing his side the best chance to score ev­ery time he has the ball, Jake had one of his best games for the year set­ting up his team mates to score and scor­ing a try him­self, John al­ways does as he is asked and held down the wing po­si­tion ex­cep­tion­ally. Josh from White Rock came over to lend a hand and played fan­tas­tic, thanks mate. Lley­ton has im­proved as the sea­son got on and he al­ways gave it his best shot. We re­ally missed hav­ing Ash­ton, Harry and Rhett due to ill­ness. Thanks for a great sea­son Un­der 9s, en­joy your week off and let’s get ready for Paul Bow­man. Big thanks to the par­ents who sup­port me and bring the kids week in week out.

Un­der 10: The team nar­rowly went down to a well drilled and very pre­pared Ra­zor­backs, but not with­out an en­ter­tain­ing show of fit­ness, skills and tal­ent. With the speed and foot­work of EJ Bowen, Jer­maine Ryan, Seth Lang­ford and Zaven Salam the op­po­si­tion never knew what was next. Hard hit ups from At­ti­cus See­ber, Jet­tyler Hall and Colby Watkinson set a plat­form for these guys to work some magic. Nar­rasen show­ing great im­prove­ment with ev­ery game. Kyan Alveoen and Ry­der Smith both played their solid games to fin­ish off a great sea­son. This team has ce­mented it­self as a force to be wrecked. Huge thanks to the un­der 9s they stepped up and con­tin­ued to play skil­ful footy and hold their own as valu­able play­ers of the game.

Un­der 11: The Sharks played their fi­nal game of the sea­son on Satur­day, tak­ing on a very strong Ra­zor­backs team down at Red­lynch. The Sharks kept up their tra­di­tion of get­ting off to a bad start, drop­ping the ball in the first set of six and straight away handed Red­lynch the ball which re­sulted in points to the Pigs. This ba­si­cally set the tone for the first half and the young Sharks had to do a lot of tack­ling in very hot con­di­tions, and the half time whis­tle was a wel­come sound. The sec­ond half how­ever saw the Sharks put to­gether some good footy and a bet­ter at­ti­tude in de­fence. Kyan Alvoen was out­stand­ing with some strong charges and bril­liant tack­ling. Sarona Ma­marika played her best game of the year along with Cooper Mo­rana who showed a lot of courage against some big op­po­si­tion. Bonita Solomon showed what a great player she has be­come, lead­ing by ex­am­ple and Es­mond Bowen showed his tough­ness, scruff­ing with the big Pigs. Un­for­tu­nately the heat and a moun­tain of tack­ling took its toll, and with Red­lynch ro­tat­ing their huge bench the Pigs took a well de­served vic­tory on the day. Kyan “The Lu­natic “Alvoen got the coaches award for his ef­fort and Cooper ‘Red Man” Mo­rana was Man of the Match. A huge thanks to the kids for putting in a great ef­fort all year and to the par­ents who sup­port us ev­ery week, you guys are awe­some. Thanks to the Com­mit­tee for an out­stand­ing year, the U/11s have had an amaz­ingly fun sea­son

Un­der 13: Last game of the sea­son saw us trav­el­ling to Red­lynch to come up against the Ra­zor­backs. The boys met strong de­fence from the Ra­zor­backs be­ing held out on sev­eral oc­ca­sions the fi­nal score of 28 to 20 to the Ra­zor­backs was not a true in­di­ca­tion of how the Sharks played.The boys dug deep in hot still con­di­tions com­plet­ing most of their sets and prac­ticed plays. Points were put on the board by Flynn White Tyson Os­bourne and Justin Sa­muel. The boys have done a great job all year hav­ing to join with White­rock can­nons so we could field a team. This Saw them only be­ing able to come to­gether on game days. The boys have done their coaches and par­ents proud for pulling to­gether as a team and work­ing hard and we can’t wait to do it all again next year.

Un­der 14: The team played their best game of the sea­son when they took on the Red­lynch Ra­zor­backs on Satur­day. The Sharks started a bit slow, let­ting the Ra­zor­backs in for two early tries be­fore find­ing their mojo and get­ting onto the score­board with two of their own. The Sharks went into the half­time break 18-10 down. The sec­ond half saw the Ra­zor­backs jump out of the blocks faster than the Sharks again,putting on three unan­swered tries be­fore the Sharks got go­ing again. There were some very well put to­gether pieces of play that led to some scin­til­lat­ing tries and the Sharks were very happy with them­selves,com­ing home with a wet sail in the end to fin­ish the game 4436,be­hind on the score­board. Ev­ery­one re­ally stepped up and had some in­put in the game with Jakobi ‘the jet’ Lyall and Jaxon ‘the gi­ant’ Nor­man re­ally stamp­ing their mark on the game. Jakobi also tak­ing out Man of the Match and play­ers player hon­ours.

Un­der 16: Well boys, our game against Ivan­hoes didn’t go the way we wanted but that doesn’t mean you didn’t give your all be­cause you did. So proud of the way you kept on go­ing against some very questionable ref­er­ee­ing calls. You kept your com­po­sure and played some re­ally good Foot­ball. So glad to see Nick get a try. You boys played with spirit, mate­ship and sports­man­ship, so proud to have been your coach this year. For the amount of train­ing that we could do to­gether, we re­ally did play well. Not sure what is hap­pen­ing next year but if you all play then you should play to­gether be­cause you are build­ing a re­ally good team. With a few more play­ers, there is no doubt you can play Semi Fi­nals Foot­ball and maybe more. Re­mem­ber boys, pre­sen­ta­tion day is on at Mossman Sharks on Septem­ber 2 at 11 am. Love to see you all there. Be happy with your ef­forts this year boys you have re­ally got some­thing to build on. Man of the Match went to By­ron for an­other great dis­play and to Abela who never has a bad game and al­ways plays with great spirit. Try scor­ers were Kim, Nick, Rjay and By­ron, Goals” Mai­son (1). Pre­sen­ta­tion day is at 11 am on Septem­ber 2 – lunch pro­vided.

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