Junior Rep Football

2019 saw our under 16 and under 18 teams again competed in the Gumbuya World Cup at Yinnar. Our under 18’s team saw a number of late changes but despite this still managed a second placed finish behind a very strong Gippsland League team. Playing Gippsland League in the final match of the day, the boys played some good football and challenged the eventual champions, unfortunately going down 8.1.(49) to 3.5.(23). The under 16 division was but a mirror image of the under 18’s with the boys accounting for all other leagues comfortably but were unable to overcome Gippsland League, losing their match 5.3.(33) to 1.3.(9) and finishing in second place. Both age groups represented WGFNC incredibly well and we congratulate all the boys on their efforts during training and on the day. We must thank and congratulate our coaches Shaun Sparks and Brendan Hickman who once again did a fantastic job leading the boys. Special thanks to our team managers Alicia Chatfield and Lisa Kane who were instrumental in gathering all the information required and organising everything on game day, head trainer Michael (Juicy) Jesse and his crew for ensuring the players had everything they needed to run out on the ground and to all the other volunteers.