As the Rain and wind rolled into Port Macquarie so did the Junior Cyclones Teams Under 14 Boys – Under 14 Girls – Under 16 Girls – Under 18 Girls
We had wins, we had losses, their were games that defined us and games we would like to forget but the Teams, players , parents and spectators set an example of how a Club should be.
Win, Loss or Draw, we did it together and we did it enjoying the game we love. The Rain could not wash our enthusiasm away and the mud could not cover up our smiles, thunder could not drown out our laughter. It may have been raining out side but the sun was shining in the Cyclones Tent.
Thank you to everyone who represented the Cyclones with Pride – “Play it because you love it
The 14 Boys playing their special kind of touch started off in controversial game with Manly where the score was 5-4 – Referees rated as 4-4 – Manly had 4-4 as they complained about a Try with 7 players on the field and with this the campaign began.
The boys did great with two wins 1 Draw and 3 losses – with most games having a one or two try difference. Played some great Touch and should be proud of thier first effort in the Cyclones Colours
Their Results are below
Under 14 Girls consisted of a lot of new Girls and some experience ones. They started off a bit shaky playing the power house team of Nelson Bay, but as the Tournament went along improved with every game and was coming home stronger and stronger.
The Girls results are below with 1 Win – 3 Losses – 1 Draw
Under 16 Girls had one of the toughest Draws I have ever seen in State Cup, but they approached each game giving every they had in every game and competed to the end.
With each game came a new confidence and determination.. their defining moment was the attitude and commitment they put in to against Parramatta. The result did not go their way but it did define what they could do as a team.
Under 18 Girls started their campaign off with a Win. The sad thing about the 18’s is that is the oldest age group of the Juniors which many some of the payers will not be able to play next year-however in this team we had many young players and a lot of the will be able to play – seeing some of the talent we had in this years team and some of the players that will come up from 16’s its looking good.
The U18 was competitive in every game and showed what they could do when they have confidence in themselves (Game against Balmain). They had many great individual performances and should be proud of the way they played and the attitude they took into every game.
Lily Tomlin (U14 Girls)
U16 Girls Danni Banichi
U18 Girls Emily Lewis
More Images to Remember the Day (Thanks to Mick Goggins who took most of them)
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