Paddington Colts Match Report Round 15

Hi Colts Family,

Paddington Colts v North Ryde Griffins, Sunday 5/8, Sir Thomas Mitchell Reserve, Dundas

Victory 28 – 6

Another trip to Dundas marked another strong performance by the U10’s against a formidable North Ryde Griffins team. A good pre-game preparation contributed to a strong start from our boys, and it wasn’t long into the match before we broke through on the edge to post early points. We need to give credit to our forwards who pave the way each week and lay the platform for our outside backs. Rugby League is a team game, and while we all like to score tries, it’s not how it (usually) works. Each boy has a role to play that contributes to our overall team success; tackling, earning good field position and assisting with a try is just as important as scoring a try.

Having said that, it would be remiss to not mention Kubi’s length of the field try from the second half kick-off. We’re blessed with some blistering speed out wide, and Kubi’s effort exemplified this perfectly, and deservedly earnt him the Solo Man can for the week, which he gave away as he doesn’t like Solo. The remainder of the second half wasn’t all smooth sailing, as the Griffins, who have a few large boys in their team, continued to run the ball with purpose through the middle. It took a collective effort from the Colts to stand firm and keep them at bay, on the field and on the scoreboard. In the end, it was another workman-like performance from the boys, and we’ll gladly bag the two points (cliché credit to Richard).

To other matters, thank you to Ben (Harry’s dad) for arranging access to the fantastic new Rugby Australia facilities at Moore Park for our training session this week. It was a brilliant experience for the boys, and no doubt something they should remember for quite a while. Several boys suggested we adopt these training arrangements on a more permanent basis, which we’ll take to the Colts Board for consideration. Thank you also to Troy (Max O’s dad) for providing pies and drinks from the House Of Pie Maroubra (get down there & tell them your Colts family), and Bec Gilligan (Fynn’s mum) for providing the amazing fruit platters, although the inclusion of cucumbers was controversial.

This week’s game marks the final round of the normal competition. We are scheduled to play Leichardt at 2.10pm at Rozelle, although I have requested an earlier game so keep an eye on Team App. Let me know if anyone needs a lift. Unfortunately, we do not yet know the schedule or structure for the finals, which should be announced next week once the normal competition is over. Apologies for this, as I know quite a few families have other commitments which they are trying to coordinate.

See you on Sunday

Cheers, Jimmy Vesper
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