Junior Rooster profiles

THE Minor League Bega Roosters will be represented by three grades in the Group 16 grand final at Narooma tomorrow. 

Dax Kelly’s under 10s squad will be the first cab off the rank with a 9am start. 

The squad will need to be focused as  they take on a Merimbula side that has great match fitness. 

Bega won the major semi-final in golden try extra time - with Merimbula defeating Narooma in the same fashion last week to advance. 

Both teams are very even with Bega relying on all round team performance to hold out the opposition. 

Begas speed, skill and team work needs to be at its best to come away with a victory.

The talented Steve Galeano-coached under 11s take on a strong Pambula-Merimbula outfit at noon. 

The Bullpups have some powerful halves and the Roosters’ defence will need to be at its best to shut them down.

The club expects a close encounter as Bega’s forward pack will be working hard to provide space for the fast-paced backs.  

The under 14s coached by Dean Shipton take centre stage at 1.15pm. 

The club said the young Roosters had been the in-form team all season. 

However, they will need to be at their best if they are to overcome the Moruya Sharks. 

Shipton has been concentrating on shutting down the Sharks’ play makers and the Bega showings out of dummy half. 

The committee wished the teams luck and urged everyone to head along and watch the games at Bill Smyth Memorial Oval, Narooma, from 9am tomorrow. 

Logan Backhouse: Logan is a fabulous club man, every home game he is willing to take on any job

on offer. This year he matured as a football player, he made many busts with straight runs up the

middle and was rewarded scoring some brilliant tries.

Calissa Badullovich: Girl power!! Sis is an important part of our team structure steering her fellow

players around with her brilliant service at dummy half. She can read the game and sum exactly

what play to needs to happen. Sis has no fear and is always keen to take down the opposition . Her

willingness to learn is also a great attribute.

Gabe Bower-Scott: Gabe was having a great year before being struck down by illness. He is always

entertaining to have around the team providing many laughs. His defence and attack showed huge

improvement this year and probably his maths as well as he worked tirelessly in the canteen.

Anson Charlebois: Made the transition to full field with ease. Very powerful, always a handful for his

opponents to stop with his leg drive. His defence is improving as Andrew discovered.

Lachlan Hocking: Found his position at fullback lach is a solid defender. His blistering speed is a huge

asset scoring many full length tries. He is a pleasure to coach.

Kyran Hoyland: Has huge potential to be a top football player , this year he gained more confidence

in himself. Kyran helped his team gain massive metres when needed.

Ryan Inskip: The quite achiever of the team. Ryan never takes a backward step and is always willing

to put is body on the line for his team .

Liam Kelly: Top club man , Liam always encourages his team mates . As he becomes more confident

with his own ability his overall game is starting to improve.

Logan Reeve: Another team member who gained an injury early in the year. On return he showed he

will be a player of the future with more confidence and training. He improved his tackling technique

each game and always runs the ball with determination.

Dylan Salway: Son of a former great red rooster Dylan is a pleasure to have on the team. A willing

learner, always eager to provide his team with a strong hit up, his defence improved with each


Hayley Waplington: Hayley showed great enthusiasm to learn about footy. A pleasure to coach

Hayley represents our club with pride every weekend.

Matt Wheatley: Another solid year for Matt. Always an enforcer in defence, his massive fend makes

it difficult for his opponents to stop him. Excellent effort finishing top of the ladder for most tries in the group.

Mackenzie Lucas, Jhett Tyler and Tom Hukins from the under 9s will be also on hand to step up and assist the team when needed and show the ability they have.

Tom Constance: This was Toms first year and he showed his ability straight away. Tom tackles all day and does a 1000 hit ups a game.

Jcobie Grant: What a consistent player, great ball skills and an asset to the team.

Joven Heycox-Pittman: Joven is a great team talker, very safe at fullback and loves getting his hands on the ball.

Jack Kampman: Jack the battering ram, hits the line hard and wont take a backward step. Great year Jack.

Riley Lucas: Riley was our halfback for most of the year. Great passing game and can kick the ball out of sight.

Noah Murray: Great tackler, great side step, a try scoring machine. One of the best runners of the ball in the group.

Bill Sutherland: Bill is a determined runner of the ball, great in defence a real goer on the field.

Logan Taylor: Logan was a real consistent runner of the ball, very hard to stop for the opposition.

Tyson Troy: The little Dynamo, not scared to take on the big boys both in attack and defence.

Cody Waplington: Cody was very solid out on the wing, good at defence and loves running the ball.

Joshua Whitby: Hard runner, fantastic tackler, a real nightmare for the opposition. Josh had a really good year.

Connor  Gould : Enthusiastic player. He really enjoyed playing in the forwards, running the ball up hard and tackling with plenty of determination.

Zac Long: One of the younger players in the team. He has grown in confidence with each game. Always keen to take the ball up.

Dylan Atkins: Also a big improver throughout the year. He has shown commitment and enthusiasm towards his training and games.

Kevin Dixon: Has natural ability for the game. When he played he gave 100%.

Bryce Phillipzen: Versatile player that can play in any back position. Always happy to slot into any position and gave a solid performance every time.

Darnell Andy: With speed and a good side step he has been an important asset to the team.

Anthony Hawker: Has had a good year. His speed out wide has been a real strength. He has a lot of ability.

Morgan Bennedick: Has played some very solid games this year. He always gives his all. A player that always made an impact on the opposition.

Ryan Taylor: Has shown a big improvement during the year. He has worked really hard on his skills at training and it is showing on the field.

Keith Pittman: Always safe playing at fullback, under the high ball and solid in defence.

Jesse Duchesne: A great utility player, playing wing, half back and hooker and demonstrating some real potential.

Callum Bower-Scott: One of the leaders of the team. He has had a great year with a show of elusive running, timely passes and gutsy tackling. He has also showed a positive attitude, motivating his team mates as the captain.

Ken Mitchell: Another leader of the team. He had many darting runs, fearless tackles and a pleasure to coach. An outstanding game in the Major Semi Final.

Ethan Boyle: One of those quiet achievers but is always there to carry the load. He is a valued player who has been consistent in his effort and commitment.

Kyle Britten: One of our big hitting forwards. Always ran the ball up with strength and aggression.

Blake Sommerville: A big strong and fast player who has an ability to run through the best defensive line, and in defence equally as fearsome.

Dean Shipton: A straight hard running forward always keen to take the defence on.  He plays his footy with a lot of passion and determination, never giving up always giving his all every game.

Tom Picker:  A consistent hard hitting forward.  He is one of the younger players but you would not know it. All year he has been tireless in both defence and attack. 


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