Devils Rugby League Narooma

Narooma junior rugby league

ON Saturday Narooma travelled to Pambula for a wet day of footy. The U7s, U8s and U9s played in the rain but had a heap of fun as always.

The U10s fought hard but unfortunately went to down to Pambula 28-6.

The U12s were short five players this week but played hard against a strong Pambula side, they also lost 26-12.

Thanks to Hayden Rapley, Jerry Mason and Oscar Newton from the U10s for playing up.

U16’s struggled with numbers once again this week due to injuries and a couple of no shows. With no reserves on the bench the boys had it tough but played a great game anyway, with a fairly even score at half time.

Pambula were too strong in the second half and won the game 36-16.

Last weekend the 2013 U12s grand final winners travelled to Sydney to watch the Roosters play the Raiders at Allianz Stadium.

This trip was organised by Sarah O’Sullivan as a thank you to Paul Sweeney and Craig Swadling for coaching the kids last year and also as a reward to the kids for a massive effort last season.

The kids got to meet the Roosters players, collect signatures and have photos with the players, but the shining moment was the Guard of Honour the kids formed for the players to run through.  All wearing their Devils playing strip, they looked great down on the oval. What an experience for these kids, a memory that will last forever. Paul Sweeney, a massive Roosters fan, had a grin form to ear to ear!

Well done kids, you represented the club well and did us proud. A very big thanks goes to Sarah and Colin O’Sullivan for organising this wonderful experience.

Junior Devils - U7s

ON Saturday the Narooma U7 Devils travelled to Pambula and played in the wet weather.  In the first game Narooma started well and managed to be four tries up on the Pambula team.  Max Van Zyl tackled everything that moved, with copy book low tackles, Hunter, Riley Allmond and Kyler were also defensively sound. 

Congratulations to Bradley Mumbulla who scored his first try and has improved out of sight this year. 

Try scorers were Bradley; Riley Dawson – the length of the field; Luke Barry scored two cheeky tries; Rueban two long range tries; Sam Patmore and Hunter made a bustling effort getting through multiple defenders.

In the second game Narooma mixed the team up to give everyone a good run and came across a loaded Pambula team which were well trained and very competitive.  The Narooma boys were shocked at the hard opposition but did not give up in the poor conditions and did really well.  Rueban stepped up and tackled and ran the ball with great skill. Sonny continued to improve with hard runs and minimal mistakes.  Big efforts in defence by Daniel, Johnny, Billie, with Tom, Riley Hastie, Cooper and Graham Dawson all improving.  The boys finished a couple of tries down in the second game but still managed a win overall for the day.  Great effort boys, a few silly mistakes crept in and will be fixed with good training and less mucking around.  No training on Friday because of the long weekend.


Devillettes travel to Cooma

THE Narooma Devillettes ladies tag team made the long trek out to Cooma on Sunday, June 1. Cooma are the benchmark for girl’s league tag in this region and they turned up in numbers to take on the Narooma girls.

In the driving rain, with poor ball control and a couple of controversial incidents the Devillettes found themselves under the pump and down 30 nil at half time.

The girls rallied in the second half, forcing Cooma onto the backfoot and finishing strongly. Narooma were the dominant side in the last 15 minutes, which was a mighty effort, and a testament to their fitness. The final score was Cooma 36 to Narooma nil. The girls tried hard all day, in atrocious conditions, so well done. Points: Jamie-Anne 3, Karly 2, Jade 1. Coach’s award:  Ash. 

First Grade Devils long mountain haul

THE Devils faced the long haul over the mountains to Cooma on Sunday in freezing cold wet conditions. But there were good vibes as they travelled well, with plenty of players.

That was a plus as over the years the Devils have been short of players which shows the clubs future and the dedication of all concerned.

It was good news with the first grade side having a great win 30-12.

Front rowers Kyle Burnell and Tony Tyrrell paved the way with block busting runs; centre Taylor Alley played exceptionally scoring him the best and fairest points by scoring two tries and setting up one for captain coach Todd Ayres.

Justin Keegan played well with energy scoring two tries and also scoring the one point for Best and Fairest and Pat Willis receiving two points.

The Coaches award went to Jermaine Ballengarry ‘Mr Magic’.

Next week we have a bye then we play Tathra at home on the Sunday, June 15.

Reserve Grade

THE Reserve grade results against Cooma on a freezing cold bleak rainy day were Cooma 36 to Narooma 12.

The boys did their best but were no match for the big mountain men on a wet track, the Narooma boys were frozen from the start and just couldn’t warm up.  Three points go to Steve Stenhouse, two points to Daniel Maybury and one to Troy Beacham.