NWJFL. The Circular Head Giants’ junior squads wrapped up a notable season on Sunday with their final contest at Ulverstone.
In their inaugural season, the Under 12s have shown considerable improvement throughout the year and despite not recording a win, have continued to decrease the deficit margin with each round.
Coach Wayne Tuxworth praised the young side for their level of competitiveness and determination.
“They trained hard every week [and] all made personal gains throughout the season, whether it be enhanced skills, increased fitness or just learning the game and how it’s played in more detail,” he said.
A slow start ensued when the Giants met competition leaders Ulverstone in the final round, but soon knuckled down to focus on the team goals outlined for the day.
“The players were encouraged to leave nothing on the field in their last game for 2016,” Tuxworth said.
“Most gave a very solid effort and completed their assigned roles.”
The Giants now turn their focus to next year with the club encouraging aspiring young footballers to join the local squad.
“With our aim being development, we will now concentrate on planning for 2017 and will begin our campaign with some training runs later in the year,” Tuxworth said.
The U/14s and U/16s also met Ulverstone in their ultimate NWJFL contest on Sunday.
While unlucky to leave with a loss, U/14s coach Kahlan Williams has proudly seen his side progress throughout the season.
“This year was not about winning or losing, it was about improving as a player, a team and as a person,” he said.
“Compared to the first game, the last game showed significant signs of teamwork and leadership from not only the older boys but young ones also.”
Williams congratulated the side on their personal and team improvements throughout the year, wishing the future talent all the best in their playing endeavours.
The Circular Head Giants wish to thank all parents and supporters who helped in any capacity throughout the season.
The junior vote count and trophy presentation will be held on Sunday August 14 at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre from 12pm.