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Singleton girls inspire Country side to glory

Singleton’s youth girls helped inspire their Country team to glory at the recent AFL Hunter Central Coast Challenge Cup earlier this month.

The line-up, which was restricted to 16 players on both days due to injury, defeated both the Hunter Metro and Central Coast teams to secure a remarkable 4-0 record in the Youth Girls 15 competition.

“I could not be prouder of how the girls went given we had no bench on both days at Warners Bay and then at Lake Macquarie,” head coach Alex Tigani (Singleton Roosters) explained.

The Singleton players to feature in the winning Hunter Country YG15 team. Back row: Amalie Ford (co-captain), Elise Kerr, Keeley Harris, Emeilia Morgan, Alex Neyland, Lily Bos and Chloe Jones. Front row: Jessica Borg, Lilly-Jane Williams (co-captain), Bella May Marshall, Charli Henderson and Molly Thomas (front). Absent: Tyla Mathews.

“Eleven members of the team were from Singleton including our co-captains Lilly-Jane Williams and Amalie Ford and recent NSW All Schools stars Alex Neyland and Molly Thomas.

“I want to thank my team manager Sarah Williams and team runner Daltyn McCartney for their efforts as well.”

Singleton’s leading goal-kicker Molly Thomas lays a tackle.

Fellow Singleton Roosters coach Ashley Borg also celebrated a narrow one-point win over Hunter Metro in Youth Girls 13 competition to finish with a 1-1-2 record.

Only three members of his line-up did not originate from Singleton.

Singleton coach Ashley Borg pictured with his YG13 representative side.

MEANWHILE the three Hunter Country teams were unable to climb to the top of their respective tables.

The under-15 side, which featured seven Singleton Roosters, celebrated an impressive 12.10 (82) to 0 win over Central Coast however was unable to win its other two games.

Both of the Under-17 and Under-13 Hunter Country line-ups were also winless however those within the sides enjoyed the calibre of footy on display.

Singletons under-13 representative players were Tyson Williams, Fintan Trickey, Ramin Nock, Elliot Taylor, Ryan Stafa and Owen Trickey.

Singleton was represented by Sam Boughton, Paris Forbes, Nate Rothall, Tyreece Boggs, Blayne Chandler, Damien Stafa and Orlando Emmett in the Hunter Country under-15 side.

Singleton’s under-17 representatives Rywin Nock and Luke Dunn.


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