Raymond Terrace Roosters girls wrap up strong seasons

The Under-15 girls were gracious in defeat following an incredible unbeaten season.

 

AFTER an incredible unbeaten season from the Raymond Terrace Roosters Under-15 girls, an 8-12 defeat in the Grand Final to Muswellbrook was a bitter pill to swallow.

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Throughout the regular season, the girls conceded only four points, which came in the form of a single try in their last game of the year.

With a dominant 22-0 win in their semi-final against West Newcastle, the Raymond Terrace girls had every right to be confident going into the grand final, which was a rematch of last year’s finale versus Muswellbrook.

Despite the loss at the final hurdle, the team and coaching staff were enormously proud of their efforts.

“Muswellbrook have been undefeated for the last two years and the girls beat them this year during the regular season. They have been going really well,” said Denni Irwin, a member of the teams coaching staff for 2020.

“They have trained pretty hard, they are a good, close knit group.

“Last year was their first year, and this year they got a few new players on board, so it has been building well.

“It’s a great team, and they play for each other. They are pretty switched on and keen for it every week.”

Mr Irwin is tipping the girls for big things in 2021.

“I am heaps proud. They are dedicated for their age. I think there are probably a few future NRL stars in the team,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Raymond Terrace Under-13 girls had every reason to celebrate, following a comprehensive 26-6 victory over West Newcastle in their Grand Final.

That result came after the Terrace girls 34-0 drubbing of Cessnock in the Semi Final the week prior.

Raymond Terrace were unbeaten during the regular season, scoring 190 points with only 40 points conceded.
Mr Irwin said that women’s football was going from strength to strength at the club.

“Overall a great year for the Raymond Terrace girls,” he said.

“Next year is already looking good with the strong showing of girls wanting to play football.”

 

By Doug CONNOR

 

The Under-13 girls celebrate their Grand Final Victory.

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