Sunny start to a new season
Cobram Junior Soccer Association’s season kicked off on Saturday at Apex Reserve.
There were 28 teams made up of children from across the district, with age groups ranging from under-six through to under-12.
Players were blessed with beautiful weather and a great day was had by all. There were lots of oranges and lollies to share, the beginning of some great skill development and displays of great sportsmanship.
The following goal kickers started their personal goal counts for the year, with some great assistance from teammates: Under-6: Harvey Boake, Lucas Grieves Under-6 AC Milan: Antonio Under-6 Inter Xavier Anastasio Under-6 Barcelona: Loughridge Under-8 Celtic: Loughridge, Rickard Under-8 AC Massimo Startari Under-8 Juventus: Patterson Under-8 Inter Milan: Caleb Chrisafulli, Aiden Forster Under-8 Chelsea: Beau, Byron, Tyler Under-10 Girls Celtic: Emily Collins, Gemma Janssens, Lucy Wilkins Under-10 Girls Chelsea: Scarlett, Jemma, Abbey Under-10 Chelsea: George Wiles, Kerth Martin, Brock Wilson Kohen, Milan: Toby Elliott Ethan Milan: Archie Under-10 Inter Luke Kalz, Anastasio Under-10 Barcelona: Harry Daniel, Jackson Tooke Under-10 Juventus: Sam Slatterie, Lenny Power, Ethan Bentley, Cooper Mynard Milan: Rocco Under-10 Celtic: Nicholas Russo, Luca Orsida Under-10 Man Utd: Tyler Under-12 Barcelona: Archie Evans, Kohan Joseph, Roree Wallis, Zac Everingham, Angus Hay Under-12 Man Utd: Jaxon Steward Under-12 Man City: Riley Roberts, Boedi Young Under-12 Juventus: Baiden Riedell Some coaches awards were given out for outstanding performances. More awards will be available in the coming weeks thanks to sponsorship from a local sports store.
Round one awards Under-6: Henry Watmore, Harrison Fraser, Toby Loughridge Under-8: Lydia, O'Brien, Jackson Mitchell Smith, Betts, Owen Luke Smith, Oscar Stubbs, Massimo Startari, Baidan Guppy, Aiden, Caleb, Blair Under-10 Girls: Emily Collins Under-10: George Wiles, Paddy Feehan, Cooper Tout, Elijah Everingham, Kynan Knight, Matt Ashcroft, Nicholas Russo Under-12: Archie Evans. James Frazer
Teamwork: All three Betts siblings are playing this year.
Sunshine and good times: The kids were loving their first taste of soccer action for the year.
Young and old: The Stewart family has three young children playing this year, while the two older children are coaching.