Bombala Blue Heelers Junior Teams were not just playing for their club on the weekend, they were playing for a cause, supporting the McGrath Foundation for Breast Cancer and celebrating Women in League.
The boys pulled on their pink socks and headed for the field proud to be a part of this worthwhile promotion.
Unfortunately the pink socks did not bring home a win for either team on the weekend against the Tathra Sea Eagles.
The Under 7s were up first and they all worked really hard.
Each week this little team is running out stronger.
Their ball skills are improving as is their concept of game plan and how to work together.
The Sea Eagles were short three team members and Bombala rotated their boys onto the field to help Tathra make up the team.
This, however, was to be a disadvantage for Bombala with Arlen Hillier scoring for the opposition, bringing on a conversion.
River Gutherie scored his first ever try and it won’t be the last by the form he is showing.
Lachlan Reed proved he is a player to watch running in three tries for a strong performance on the day.
Once again Xander Paynter and Arlen shared their experience but it was Sam Richardson who took out the Milo Man of the Match this week.
Sam has been quietly improving but this week run the ball on several occasions and was keen to off load when he had the chance.
Under 9s had a slow start after their bye last week, however they built up some momentum as the game progressed.
The boys were a little shy of Tathra as they were beaten convincingly by this team at the Bibbenluke Carnival.
But once they knuckled down in defence and put pressure on Tathra’s attack the play started to even up with the end score being only one try the difference, taking the score to 28-22.
All the boys showed good form, however Jye Miles took out the Milo Man of the Match this week with his strong running game.
Jye always takes the ball forward with power and demonstrates his experience in the game week in week out.
Well done this week to all the boys.
It’s not easy to put on the pink but you all managed it for a good cause and all the ladies in your life were very proud.
This week is a bye and then it’s on to Bega on June 7.
Supporters are always welcome.