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The Romsey Junior Football Club has marked its first season as a stand alone club with some very exciting milestones and awards. The club had 4 teams playing off in final series and 3 players receiving awards in the RDFL votes as well as a number of players representing the Riddell District Football League in the Interleague series. A huge ‘congratulations’ to everybody; the committee, coaches, parents, supporters, sponsors and most importantly all the players who participated this
year in making our junior club an unprecedented success.

Interleague Representation

Over and around the Queens Birthday weekend the club had players from the under 12, under 13 and under 14 age group represent the Riddell District League in the Interleague series they were: Under 12 Seamus Whelan, Rowan Stott, Under 13 Alec Penberthy, Jake Lever and in the Under 14’s they were Nathan Blair, Angus Storey and Ben Schuette who unfortunately was injured and could not participate. Congratulations to all you guys! Great effort.

The Final Series

Under 12 orange: Rod Deans lead his team into the finals series which was no mean feat as 9 of the team members had never played football before, the guys worked hard and try as best they could but could not win through to the next round. Bad luck guys but we are so proud of your effort and the commitment to your team mates it was awesome!!!!

Under 10 Blue:

Our youngest team that were eligible to play finals led the way and won the right to play in the under 10 age group’s first grand final. The team coached by Darren Lingard defeated Riddell in an exciting but one sided match and earned the Romsey Junior Football Club’s 1st Premiership Cup of the “New Era”. The sheer exhilaration of the win reverberated throughout the community and the players proudly wore their well earned medals and jumpers for days.

Under 12 Blue:

Finishing on top of the home and away ladder our 12 blue team were very workman like in gaining a grand final spot going straight in after the first week of finals. Michael Richardson coached the players brilliantly to win a tight game against Riddell and bring home more silverware, Well done guys a fantastic result for a fantastic season.

Under 14 Blue:

The guys went into the Grand Final as huge underdogs being beaten by Sunbury Kangaroos 3 times this year but determination and a ‘never say never’ attitude won out in the end with a very sweet premiership win indeed. Well done guys on a magnificent result.