Bullcreek Leeming Junior Football Club’s Year 11 side has true grit


The Bullcreek Leeming Junior Football Club Year 11 side.
The Bullcreek Leeming Junior Football Club Year 11 side.

IT has been a long time between drinks for the Bullcreek Leeming Junior Football Club’s Year 11 side, but that has not dented the boys enthusiasm for the game or character on the field.

Despite going winless for nearly two seasons, the team continues to turn up for training in strong numbers and the players have not allowed their heads to drop.

For that reason, they have been nominated for Community Newspaper Group’s Team Sporting Spirit gong in our Local Sports Star Awards.

Head coach Daniel Moore said the Year 11 side had grown immensely over the past two years.

“For some of the guys, this was a new game to them and seeing how happy they became when they were able to adopt new skills was pleasing for them and all of the coaching staff,” Moore said.

“For the more experienced players, it was the challenge of bringing less talented players into the game.

“Some of the more enjoyable games were when there were fresh faces in the votes for the week.”

Moore said the team remained committed to training and had developed strong friendships within the squad.

“The boys became aware of what footy is really about – mateship,” he said.

“Our group was split over five or six different schools and the boys used this as an opportunity to make new mates.

“The team was never segmented into groups and guys felt like everyone had their back on game day.

“As a coach I wouldn’t have traded the group I had for anyone.”

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