A strong contingent from Cronulla ventured the 400km’s to Tamworth for the 2012 U14 State Championships.
The group rounds played over Friday and Saturday saw our Boys and Girls Blue teams compete very strongly. The girls remained undefeated through these rounds while the boys met a very good team in Hunter and suffered their only loss in the group games.
Our boys Black team, did very well, wining two of their round games to finish second in their group, a great effort for a second team, while our Boys and Girls White teams competed strongly but were unable to get over the line during the group games, although they did come close a couple of times.
The Boys Blue and Black teams played their Quarter final qualifiers on Saturday afternoon, with the Blue team successfully defeating Alstonville while the Blacks couldn’t quite get there against Ovens & Murray.
As with all State Championships, Sunday is what it is all about. Our Blue girls continued their winning ways with a strong win over SNB in the Quarter Final and a close 1 goal victory over UNSW in the Semi Final. Our Blue boys had a great quarter final win over Drummoyne which resulted in a re-match with Hunter in the semi. Unfortunately for the boys, the result was the same as the round games with a very strong Hunter team proving too good.
Also on Sunday, our Boys White, who became affectionately known as the ‘mighty whities’ enjoyed their first victory with a win over Ryde. Our White Girls finished their tournament with a draw against Syd Uni and our Black boys had a close loss the Alstonville in their final game.
Sunday 3.15pm saw our Girls Blue play a strong Ovens & Murray team. Despite their best efforts our girls had to settle for silver as O & M ran out winners 9 – 4.
Congratulations to Ovens & Murray in the girls and Hunter in the boys on their victories. While it hurts Cronulla weren’t the victors, it is a State Championship so it is good to see the sport strong around the state.
Thank you to the teams, coaches and managers for representing our club proudly and a special thank you to the support crew who made the weekend an enjoyable time for all, especially the kids.
Finally, congratulations to all the boys and girls selected in the U14 State Squads & U13 Development Squads. Good luck to the U14’s with the selection process and we look forward to seeing as many sharks as possible representing NSW.
We were fortunate to have 7 girls, 5 boys & 2 reserves selected in the U14 Squad and 5 girls and 11 boys selected in the U13 Squad.