On a wet and cold Saturday morning, eight little brave hearts dressed in cerise and blue took to the hallowed grounds of Redfern Oval, chasing premiership glory in the South Sydney Juniors Under 6 Division 1 competition. The opposition was Mascot, and these two teams were the stand-out teams in this year’s competition.
The Rovers kids finished the regular season on top, as minor premiers, and were always quietly confident that they could do the business if they played to the best of their ability. The kids didn’t disappoint, as they played a mighty game.
At the end of the first third, Mascot led 12-6 in a thrilling game of footy. The second third saw end-to-end running and some great defence from both teams and we went into the second break all tied at 18-all.
Some simple advice from the coach worked wonders, and the kids turned on an electric performance, holding Mascot scoreless whilst scoring four tries of their own. It was a great way to finish their season. To win a Division 1 grand final in the Souths Juniors comp is a great achievement and these kids have done what 18 other teams couldn’t do this year.
“Minor Premiers” and “Premiers” sure does have a great sound to it. These kids added premiership number 78 to the club’s bulging trophy cabinet.
At the time of writing this, two other teams from our club are still alive in the semi-finals, and, fingers-crossed, premierships numbers 79 and 80 will be added. The premiership won by the kids has added to the club’s current streak of winning at least one premiership at the club for seven years in a row – a great achievement.