A pretty good day for the juniors, with 4 wins and 4 losses in a day of rain, wind and bursts of sunshine. U10s lost to Terrigal Red in a close encounter 19-17, u11s won against Ourimbah 19-12, u12s lost to Ourimbah 57-0, u13s beat Warnervale 20-5, u14s won against Ourimbah 29-5, u15s baabaas lost to Warnervale 47-12, u16s lost to Ourimbah 24-14 (although it was a much closer contest than the score indicates), and u17s played brilliantly to beat Terrigal 32-0. Cheers boys.
A great day at the Sharkpool, a bit of winter weather meant that the u16s & u17s got the rare experience of playing in the rain. They both played good rugby, the 16s just missing out against a very good Ourimbah team and the 17s picking up a bonus point win against Terrigal.. Big shout out to 17s coaches Matt Anderson & Chad Martin who are really doing a great job with the boys.
Then on to 3rd grade, who scored late in the game to seal a 17-10 win. 3 tries, 3pts & players ...player to Gareth Brown, 1 conversion to Travis Gallen. 2 points to Brendan Eather, 1 pt to Nathan Pickup - back playing for us after a few years off.
Seconds had a hard time of it, going down 0-34. The positive was a lot of young men who had played Juniors for us coming back to Rugby. Once they all get a few training sessions together things will turn around. 3 pts to John Paterson, 2pts Jesse Pavlovich, 1pt & players player to Thomas Starkey
In the 1sts the Sharks came out playing the same precision game as they did last week against Hornsby. 3 early tries and a penalty had us up 18-0 at the half. Then possession started going their way and it got as close as 21-15 before a penalty got us clear at 24-15 at close to full time and they wrapped it up from there. 3pts to Emile Thomas, 2pts Daniel Aguirre-Acevedo & Sam Fortey ( making a special guest appearance) 1pt Elliot Dawkins & Mitchell Jacob tries to Joshua Fash Meadham, Elliott Dawkins & Daniel Aguirre-Acevedo. 2 penalties to Dylan Hardaker and 1 penalty to Mitch Jacob. Blake Jacob was players player. Another special family moment for the club with twins Blake & Mitch Jacob starting first grade together for the first time!
Next week Gosford at Gosford Cheers Boys!
A big round for the Sharks this Saturday. At the Sharkpool in Seniors we take on last years runners up Ourimbah. 3rds at 12:30, 2nds at 1:40 and top grade at 3pm. Junior games start the day there at 9am with the 16s also against Ourimbah, followed by the u17s v Terrigal. No u19s this week as they have a bye for the u18 Country Championships. Good luck to Max Stewart, Sam Evans, Tyler Mcmanus and Luke Wiseman who are part of the team defending the Country & State Championships Central Coast won as u17s last year. Also our u19s coach Adam Wheeler is in charge of the Central Coast team, assisted by Cam Stewart & David Upcroft.
The other Junior teams are at few different venues: 10am u7 green v Gosford @ Gosford, 8am u7 Gold v Woy Woy Red @ JBO, 8.30am u7 white v Ourimbah @ Ourimbah, 8.40am U8 Green v Warnervale @ JBO, 10.10am U8 Gold v Woy Woy @ Ettalong, 8.30am u9 v Ourimbah @ Ourimbah, 9.20am u10 v Terrigal Red @ The Haven, u11-u14 are all Ourimbah starting at 9.20, 10.10, 11.10, 12.10 respectively. The Barbarians have the long drive to Woongarrah, playing Warnervale at 12.20pm.
Plenty of options to have a look at the Juniors, then back to Heazlett for what promises to be a great afternoon of Rugby. Don't forget to order your 40th anniversary jersey while you are there!