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Mini Maroons: Juniors have time of their lives

The link between junior and senior clubs is more important for the young ones than many of us realise.

And a recent experience for Noosa Pirates' under 6 players is a great reminder for us all about the impact it can have on them.

The little tackers had the “best time of their lives” leading the senior team on to the park and running around on the fields.

It must have served as inspiration for the seniors, who went on to win the game against Maroochydore 42-32.

Capricornia comes so close

The Capricornia 16-18 years boys came within a whisker of the Queensland Schoolboys Championships title in Townsville on Tuesday.

The side qualified for the final but went down 28-6 to South Coast, with No.9 Xavier Kerrisk earning player of the match honours for the defeated side.

It was a huge achievement bouncing back from a loss to their grand final opponents in the opening match, 28-14. They then beat home side Northern 26-18 and then a second South Coast team 26-0 to reach the final.

Team staff with South Coast's Bailey McConnell (centre left) next to Capricornia's Xavier Kerrisk.
Team staff with South Coast's Bailey McConnell (centre left) next to Capricornia's Xavier Kerrisk.

Kerrisk and teammate Mutua Brown were later named in the Queensland Schoolboys team.

Well done to everyone who represented the region with pride.

Devils look out for each other

Gympie Devils under 14s showed what junior footy is all about in a recent match against fellow Devils, Palmwoods.

The Palmwoods side has been having a difficult time of late for numbers and suffered even more with several injuries, reducing them to 10 players at one stage.

And each time someone went down, a Gympie player would be there checking on the welfare of their opponents, in a great display or sportsmanship.

Gympie also reduced themselves to 10 men to make sure the contest was as even as possible.

Palmwoods took to Facebook to publicly thank Gympie players, coaches and the club for being an organisation with such good sports.

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