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Roos break the drought

SportJoanne Eisemann

October 2018 | David Claridge

A LONGSTANDING drought has been broken as the

Deloraine Junior Football Club U14’s DIV 2 team won their first Grand Final in 27 years in the NTJFA. Beating the East Coast Giants by 13 points at UTAS Stadium, the final score was 9.2.56 to 6.7.43. The game started slowly and by three quarter time the Giants were 11 points up. The Kangaroos held on in the fourth and kicked four majors, keeping the Giants scoreless to win the Premiership.

Club President, Michael Huett, was elated with the hard-fought team effort: “It’s great for our club to keep the kids interested, all of the players had an impact. The boys went into the final as the favourites, but it wasn’t an easy win. “After the game we had our annual dinner. I’m thankful they did win because if

we lost it would have been a disappointing night. “It has been a good year for the club, we had two extra teams entered after a record sign up of 115 players.”

The Kangaroos had an amazing season, finishing clear on top of the ladder with 13 out of 15 wins and a whopping 1420 scored in the season with 302 scored against them. Many games were won by more than 100 points. Ryan Drake was awarded best on ground.