Under 13 footy
For the past two years I’ve been the Team Manager of my son’s junior Aussie Rules football team. This year was Under 13s, and we actually ended up with a great group of boys that won most of their games and made it through to the Grand Final. Unfortunately we didn’t get the win, but everyone is really proud of how hard they fought, the sportsmanship they showed and the way the conducted themselves on and off the field.
Sometimes being involved with junior footy can be frustrating. Getting the kids to show up to training when its pouring rain, finding volunteer parents to help with the various game day roles, players going on family holidays mid season, and many other challenges, can make getting a team on the field interesting to say the least.
The rewards of junior footy, like most kids sports, is seeing them having fun and being active with their mates. For our boys, seeing them graciously congratulate the winning players and proudly accepting their Runners-Up medals made the season worthwhile.
Well done boys! Lets hope we can go one better in the Under 14s next year.
Runners Up Medal – Under 13 Grand Final