Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Sutherland Shire Football Association

U16 AYL Final Report for 2017

What a wonderful feeling to finish the Season with a well-deserved win against Northern Suburbs.  The boys ‘lifted’ and gave a solid performance to jump Northern Suburbs on the ladder and finish 5th overall.  A special thank you to Sam Wild and Daniel Jordan from U15s for helping us out and securing the win.

It has been an absolute privilege to be involved with the boys this year.  A wonderful bunch of young gentleman who have demonstrated qualities of respect and good sportsmanship. They have worked hard throughout the Season and have hopefully enjoyed the journey.

A big thank you to Dragan for Coaching these boys.  Many espouse the theory ‘development is more important than winning’ but Dragan truly lives it.  He is a thorough gentleman and I know his caring and patient nature has had a positive impact on our boys.

Also, thank you to Stef for assisting Dragan – the apple doesn’t fall from the tree!  The boys all love and appreciate the time and effort you have put in.  You have been a fantastic role model for our boys.

Thank you to our amazing parents for your help this year.  Representative Football is a significant step for our boys and having supportive parents to assist with getting the boys to training and games is paramount to their success.  The encouragement and support you have shown the team throughout the Season has been greatly appreciated.

Sadly, this is the last Season for our boys at SSFA and hopefully they will continue to improve and develop their football whether it be at a Club level or otherwise.  Many friendships have been forged through a love and passion for the game and it was evident the boys wore the Sutherland Shire uniform with pride.  Team sports provide our boys with a natural community, working together, and trusting one another and hopefully the boys have realised the importance of this.

To Jon and Jeff, many thanks for your help and guidance throughout the Season. Cath Beardsley (Team Manager)

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