It would be hard to beat a bacon and egg roll in the sunshine, overlooking Lake Jindabyne on a perfect autumn day. However, watching some impressive football from some enthusiastic junior teams topped it all off.
A big day of rugby for the U10's as we met the furthest away team in our competition Batemans Bay. Thirteen players caught the bus at 7am for a 12pm kickoff. It was a big ask of our team after sitting for four hours.We had a few great runs and scored 2 trys,1 to Jackson Bucknell and a try and conversion by Patrick Broe, another solid 40 min of rugby earned Patrick coaches choice for this week. Batemans Bay won 29-12.
Coby Slater was awarded this weeks Player of the day for his awesome tackling.
A huge thanks to Freebs for driving the bus and also to the parents who came along to support the piglets.
Until next week, The Falconers.
Written by Fletcher Thew.
The under 11 Jindabyne Piglets played Marist Blues. It was a perfect sunny day for a good game of footy. It was a good clean game with a huge score of 66-0 in the Piglets' favour. Everybody gave it their all and some of the players even helped Marist who were short two players so it showed good sportsmanship. Everyone ran hard and tackled well. There was a good crowd cheering them on. Scorers were Ky Clare with 3 tries plus 1 goal, Griffin Swan 1 try plus 1 goal, Harry Linton 1 goal, Paddy Burn 1 try, Pat Pendergast 2 tries, Fletcher Thew 1 try, Flynn Duggan 2 tries, Reagan Holiday 2 tries. The rest of the team also helped make this great score.
The Jindabyne Under 12's first division side travelled to Canberra to play Wests. It proved to be a tough encounter from the outset with our boys giving it their best against a dominant Wests side.
Jindabyne improved in the second half with some good rucking and mauling and a couple of good breaks and were unlucky not to get across the line. At the completion of the game in true Jindabyne spirit they gave a rousing rendition of their team song proudly wearing their new jumpers with sponsor Jindabyne Real Estate across the front. Thankyou to all the parents who came along to support the team, Coaches James and Jim and Team Manager Mandy for all their hard work and Fez for driving the bus.
Saturday saw a bright Autumn day for Vikings Canberra to visit Jindabyne to play the under 16s first home game of the season.
A big thank you to the parents, Miss Piggies, Bushpigs and supporters who turned up to support the boys.
The team were able to show everyone how much they had improved in the last three weeks. The most pleasing aspect for coach Tommy Granabetter is how well they are coming together as a team and establishing a strong team ethos.
Captain Jack Hall and vice captain Drew Turner should be given a lot of credit for this cementing of team spirit which has seen boys from a variety of schools and backgrounds coming together and developing friendships. The best example is prop Danial Cross who was injured in last week's victory over Radford turning up to support his mates knowing he couldn't play this week.
It was hard to single out individual efforts in the first half as the boys combined well and backed up strong running to have an imposing first half lead of 46 to 5 over Vikings.
Vikings improved their game in the second half which resulted in a final score of 65 to 12 to the Piglets. The boys listened to the on field instructions of their half back Alex Dickson and capitalised on the hard running of Bailey Farmer and Lochy Wallis to dominate Vikings. The team also learnt to place trust in goalkicker Lochie Colin who had a strong game with numerous conversions of the teams' tries.
The under 16s have a hard game this coming Saturday against Marist College at home. It will be great to see supporters come to enjoy seeing this future batch of bushpigs take on the second placed team in their competition. Look forward to seeing you at John Connors Oval.