Narooma High School rugby league players have been praised for their performance getting into the top 32 teams in the state in the Buckley Shield competition.
The Under 14 boys recently travelled inland to play against the boys from Yanco Agricultural High School but narrowly lost in the final 5 minutes with a final score of 32-26.
Grant Coelli of Yanco Agricultural High School wrote a nice email to Narooma High School praising the performance and attitude of the players.
“I just wanted to thank and congratulate your school and, in particular, the players and those associated with the Narooma High School Buckley Shield side,” Mr Coelli wrote.
“This team produced a high quality game of rugby league, played in excellent spirit, after such an enormous road trip to get to Yanco.
“All students behaviour and attitude the entire time at Yanco Agricultural High School was exemplary, and in fact, amongst the best of any group to come to Yanco in my 10 years here. Your boys looked professional and acted the part.
“The game itself was close and could have gone either way. My thoughts were that the long bus trip may have took the sting out of the Narooma boys legs late in the match, allowing Yanco to score to late tries and seal the win.
“Thanks again for sending such a fantastic group of young adults to our school, and hopefully they go back to their weekend competitions and enjoy success this season.”
Teacher, coach and manager Peter Zideluns said the Narooma boys did well to get as far they did as the Buckley Shield competition was open to all public schools in NSW.
Narooma High School beat Batemans Bay High School twice and even beat a private school at Albion Park.
He thanked the Narooma Devils rugby league for their support including the use of their jumpers.
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