Dolphins prepare for finals

Smiles are round from U12s who are undefeated. Photo: Rebecca Ella.

Under 13s

The Under 13 Dolphins played an amazing game on Saturday, defeating Sunshine Coast Grammar 34-19. We started off a bit slow, letting them score in the first few minutes and again soon after, so they had the lead. Then we put ourselves into fifth gear and took back the control. Finbar scored his second try for the season in an awesome contest. Will A scored two tries for the day. Alaska had a terrific intercept that allowed him to break through and score from the centre line. Both Ozie (Oscar) and Charlie S got a try as well. The team played a fantastic game sharing and passing the ball. The under 13s certainly utilised every player on the team. Once we had made our move the defence line were on fire, stopping Grammar from scoring in the second half. It was a great game and kept all spectators on their toes.

Noosa Under 12s

By hooker Toby Eller

Noosa 31 defeat Uni 14

Round 11 was another nail-biting game for the coaches and spectators. Consecutive tackles ensured that Uni stayed in their own half. A gutsy effort ensured that Uni did not break the Noosa defensive line to score several times. Sweat, blood and tears were shown by both teams as it was not only a game of skill but also a game of mental strength. Noosa won the game due to all players playing their position to the highest standard and the many kilometres run at training to improve overall team fitness. Congratulations to Hayden Thomas, the under 12s coach who received Dolphins Club Man of the Year for 2020. We are looking forward to facing off against Grammar next Saturday at Sunshine Coast Stadium in the Under 12s final.

Under 9s

With the early 8am start, we had our shorts pulled down early by Brothers posting three tries before we woke up. Even though the boys’ performance improved throughout the game, we weren’t able to get our usually awesome attack going, and thus couldn’t quite claw back the three-try deficit. The very physical match ended with a final score of 6-3 to Brothers. It was a very exciting and competitive match to watch.

We had some great defensive efforts from Luke, Jack, Matty, Lewis and Sam, and some flashes of brilliance in attack from Kellen and Will S. Big improvers were George, Mac, Will Mc, Cormac and Riley.

Thanks to the coaches, managers and parents for their continued support this year. We had a fun presentation afternoon at Dolphins HQ which the boys and parents enjoyed. We’re looking forward to a fun last game on Saturday.

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