The Border Bears under 12s might have lost on Saturday against Goondiwindi but the effort during the year has placed them fourth in the leader ladder. The 12s will head to Warwick this week to take their well-deserved place in the finals run.
Key players in the 12s were marked on Saturday and the team will have to have an almighty team effort and play extremely well to move further in the competition. This week's training will fine-tune their game and give them the edge to topple the competition.
This team can do it if they all play to their potential. Train hard this week and good luck.
Goondiwindi is always a team to beat because of the numbers of players they can field in each grade but for the last game of the season the Bears gave them something to think about.
The day started with the under 7s and 8s. These boys have improved during the season and the boys kept on tackling and tackling during this game. Jayden Swan, Luke Preston, Michael Cutmore, and Minou Minowe all played well.
The under 10s were caught napping in the first five minutes and the Goondiwindi team scored two quick tries. Once the team woke up and started playing football they were very competitive.
Kynan Koch offloaded the ball well to set up tries. Campbell Saccon and Kyle Garth scored very good tries with Kyle running the ball solidly all game.
The under 14s were sensational and tough. They were a marked improvement from when they played Goondiwindi in the last round.
Tim Kelly defended well in the centres and Mitch Austin played well as fullback. Both players are new to league this year and have adapted well.
James Shaw, Matthew Clothier and Jack Evans all played well for the last game of the season.
The under 16s finished the season with a nail-biter with the score seesawing throughout the game. Our forwards Jack Waugh and Floyd Oxford were the stand-out forwards on the field and got the Bears close to the Goondiwindi Boars by their relentless running and tireless tackling. It was a tough game, only lost in the last five minutes.
Good luck to the under 12s. Any supporters who can make their way up to Warwick and support the boys would be greatly appreciated.