U14s named joint win­ner

Stanthorpe Border Post - - SPORT -

RUGBY LEAGUE: The MIT Jets/Grem­lins and Goondi­windi Blue were named joint pre­miers on Satur­day, fol­low­ing a se­ri­ous car ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a Goondi­windi player and his fam­ily on the way to the game.

“It was an un­be­liev­able year for the boys con­sid­er­ing nei­ther the MIT Jets nor the Grem­lins could field a team at the start of the year,” Peter Patti said.

With that, the de­ci­sion was made to com­bine the two teams un­der the MIT Jets colours for the sea­son.

“It was a lot of travel for the Stan­thorpe boys and their fam­i­lies but it was all worth the trav­el­ling con­sid­er­ing the friend­ships made and the great foot­ball the team played through­out the sea­son,” Patti said.

“The team, in­clud­ing Stan­thorpe boys Brock Patti, Ky Rash­leigh, Harry Wil­liams, Travis Mur­phy and Jack McMen­i­man, achieved so much this year, win­ning against ev­ery team in the com­pe­ti­tion.

“The Jets were very con­fi­dent of vic­tory on Satur­day although will now have to wait un­til next year for an­other tilt at the ti­tle.”

Man­ager Justin Heaven said the Grem­lins would like to thank ev­ery­one in­volved in get­ting the team to­gether this year, also a spe­cial thanks to Peter Bran­ni­gan who gave up so much of his time to coach the boys this year, along with Peter Patti, who wore many hats and pro­vided the team with much sup­port. Thoughts and prayers are with the in­jured player’s fam­ily.

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