Last updated 2:35 PM on 16 September 2015
Albion Park High School has always had a strong tradition in rugby league and we have had another successful year with a number of our teams.
Under 14's Buckley Shield Report
Our Under 14's boys CHS Buckley Shield team were regional champions and reached the final 16 in NSW. Not many teams in the school's history have reached this stage in rugby league and it is a credit to the boys, Mr Georgiou and the parents who positively support their children.
First game was against Lake, Round 2 a 18-16 win. We were up 18-0 at half-time then rested a few players for games later in the day. We had three tries in the second half and threw everyone back on. We held on for the win, more comfortable than the score suggested as their third try was very late in the game. The standouts of the game were Jack Walsh and Jack Veenstra. Round 3 was a forfeit from Warilla. In Round 4 we played Bomaderry without 4 players due to rep commitments. Another 18-16 win, this time we scored two late tries after trailing 16-6 to steal the win. Two tries to Jack Walsh and one to Jack Noveski. Noveski scored the try to level it up, with Jack Walsh hitting the conversion with a minute and a half to play to get us home. We had to make the kick to get us through as Bomaderry had scored first. Other notable efforts in that game came from Tahj Amone and Logan Stubbs. That win took us through to the last 16, where we played Punchbowl. We went down 12-8. Two tries a piece, but they hit their conversions and we didn't. A tough game, we dropped ball at key times which probably killed us. Standout performers were Jack Oldfield, Lachlan Davies and Jamie Tanti.
Under 15's Country Cup Report
Our Under 15's team have enjoyed plenty of success over the last few years in the school arena and this year has been no different. We won the Southern Illawarra section of the Country Cup then went on to win the South Coast section of this same tournament. This meant we progressed through to the Southern NSW Finals of the Country Cup, which is played down in Cootamundra. This is the second time we have travelled to this tournament so most of the boys knew we were in for a cold morning and some tough footy.
We played St Francis, Leeton in our first game. We started slowly with a bit of dropped ball and St Francis took advantage of this and raced out to an early lead and got the win. They went on to win the tournament.
In our second game we played Picton High. We usually have the wood on Picton through our annual Park Vs Picton trial, but Picton came out more enthusiastic and were in front for most of the game. We came back at Picton but it was a little too late and they ended up defeating us.
In our final game we played Red Bend College who took out the tournament when we played them 2 years ago. We were playing for pride and to the boys' credit, they came out firing and played their best football to defeat Red Bend, who are an all-boys college at Forbes, who focus on rugby league.
A big thanks goes out to all the parents who took time off work and help to transport and stay with the players. Thanks to Mr Georgiou for assisting as well. Without your help these trips just don't work and I know the boys and I are extremely grateful for your support. Also a massive thank you goes out to Mr Franke who sponsored the boys' playing shorts and socks. Your support is much appreciated.
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