For the second year on the trot, Cootamundra’s Sacred Heart Central School under 16s rugby league team are the Small Schools State Champions.
The won the title today in Dubbo with an impressive 22-18 victory againsta combined team from Trangie, Mendooran and Gulargambone.
The boys dug deep to get a team together after a number of injuries to their regular stars.
Lachie Sedgwick was the youngest of the Sacred Heart brigade at just 13-years (Year 7) while the side also included a number of 14-year-olds.
They were not intimidated by their older, bigger opposition and conducted themselves well to get the job done.
A number of the boys play for the Cootamundra Junior Rugby League Club together each Saturday giving them a good understanding of eachother’s game while a few of the players came from other football backgrounds including rugby union and Australian rules.
The boys, coached by John White and supervised by teacher Andrew Alderman, can be very proud of themselves. Congratulations boys!
More to come on this back-to-back victory.
Meanwhile, in further proof of the school’s young footballing prowess, the Stage 3 Boys Rugby League team is now eligible to compete in the state finals of the Independent and Catholic Schools Challenge after two victories in Cabramatta today.
The team won their first game 38-0 against St Johns XXIII before defeating Christian Brothers, Lewisham in the semi final 24-14.
The final will be played on August 23 at St Mary's Sydney.