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Singleton’s junior talents represent the region

YOUNG TALENT: Some of the Singleton Roosters to feature at the AFL Hunter Central Coast carnival included Sam Broughton, Orlando Emmett, LJ Williams, Jesse Bates, Daltyn McCartney, Fintan Trickey, Alex Stafa, Sarah Rich, Yarra Pappin and Blayne Chandler.

YOUNG TALENT: Some of the Singleton Roosters to feature at the AFL Hunter Central Coast carnival included Sam Broughton, Orlando Emmett, Lilly Jane Williams, Jesse Bates, Daltyn McCartney, Fintan Trickey, Alex Stafa, Sarah Rich, Yarra Pappin and Blayne Chandler.

The unenviable results of the Singleton senior AFL Hunter Central Coast teams have been swept under the rug this past fortnight such has been the dominance of the region’s talents at junior representative level.

Singleton Rooster quartet Lilly Jane Williams, Keeley Harris, Jessica Borg and Sarah Rich (captain) all contributed to the Hunter Under-12 representative team’s win over Central Coast last week.

PRIMARY SCHOOL WINNERS: Keeley Harris, Sarah Rich and Lilly Jane Williams. Absent: Jessica Borg.

PRIMARY SCHOOL WINNERS: Keeley Harris, Sarah Rich and Lilly Jane Williams. Absent: Jessica Borg.

And this was far from a competitive battle at the new Pasterfield Sporting Complex in Cameroon Park.

The Hunter side dominated its local rivals 12.13 (85) to 0.0 (0) in the opening game of the carnival.

IN ACTION: Jessica Borg backed up her representative performance with a successful Paul Kelly Cup regional campaign for St Catherine's only four days later.

IN ACTION: Jessica Borg backed up her representative performance with a successful Paul Kelly Cup regional campaign for St Catherine’s only four days later.

All four Singleton Rooster juniors found plenty of the footy by all reports.

The theme continued in the following decider when the Hunter Under-12 representative team annihilated the Central Coast 22.20 (152) to 0.0 (0).

The winning side was well served by its Singleton contingent of Fintan Trickey, Blayne Chandler, Sam Broughton, Yarra Pappin and Orlando Emmett.

152-POINT VICTORS: Fintan Trickey, Sam Broughton, Yarra Pappin, Blayne Chandler and best on ground medal recipient Orlando Emmett.

152-POINT VICTORS: Fintan Trickey, Sam Broughton, Yarra Pappin, Blayne Chandler and best on ground medal recipient Orlando Emmett.

Emmett would go on to be named as the best on ground.

DEEP IN THOUGHT: Sam Broughton pictured in Singleton.

DEEP IN THOUGHT: Sam Broughton pictured in Singleton.

Teenagers Jesse Bates and Daltyn McCartney were prominent members of the Singleton Roosters’ senior pre-season training program.

That hard work had clearly paid off several months later after the duo inspired the Hunter Under-17 representative team to a convincing 18.12 (120) to 1.5 (11) win over the Coastal teens.

THE DUO: Daltyn McCartney and Jesse Bates continued to add to their respective representative careers this month.

THE DUO: Daltyn McCartney and Jesse Bates continued to add to their respective representative careers this month.

It made for an eventful week for McCartney who would travel to Melbourne to play representative Rugby League while it also added to the long list of representative honours for Bates who also made his senior debut for Singleton in Round 1 this year.

Singleton teenage sporting prodigy Alex Stafa rounded off the winners’ list when featuring in the Hunter Under-15 representative team’s 16.13 (109) to 9.4 (58) victory.

Stafa, who is also considered one of the region’s finest cricket and soccer junior talents, has also been selected in to the NSWCHSSA U15S AFL team as well as the NSW Merit Side.

SPORTING STAR: There really isn't a single sport that Singleton teenager Alex Stafa has not excelled at.

SPORTING STAR: There really isn’t a single sport that Singleton teenager Alex Stafa has not excelled at.

The Northern NSW side had one of their most successful state carnivals, placing them runners up in the public school sector and fourth for the state.

He told the Argus he had some disbelief when his name was announced in the side heading to Launceston later this year.

“Even though its going to be super cold, I’m keen for the challenge that other teams might give us,” he added.

Singleton’s Kalani Bates, sister of Jesse, has also made the Under-15 girls side.

Singleton Roosters secretary Sarah Williams concluded, “I’m extremely proud of our kids’ efforts.”

By Alex Tigani 
(Singleton Argus) 
19/06/2019

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