Charleville Junior Rugby League under-10s at the Kirk Reynoldson Cup in Wandoan.
Charleville Junior Rugby League under-10s at the Kirk Reynoldson Cup in Wandoan. Kate Kearnen

Charleville's best and fairest place second at Wandoan

RUGBY LEAGUE: Charleville's Ryan Coble, and Tom Hiscock from Augathella had a huge weekend at the Kirk Reynoldson Cup, held in Wandoan over the weekend, and the boys' trip was made all the more memorable by winning best and fairest trophies in the footy carnival.

Their coach has described them as fine examples of sportsmanship, but emphasises the title could go to each and every team member who played for the district.

"As a team, everyone is proud of the boys, but as a coach, I really wanted to give the whole team a best and fairest award,” said Kyle Barton, coach of the Charleville under-10s side.

"They all played their hearts out, and played brilliant football; the whole weekend was a big effort for a lot of the kids.

"At the end of the day, it is hard to pick who gets that trophy, and I always find myself going back to all the little things they've done right.”

At the two-day carnival, some of the boys stepped up to bolster numbers on their neighbouring team, the Mitchell Magpies.

"Mitchell struggled for numbers, they only had eight players, but our boys were only too happy to put their hands up to play for them as well,” Barton said.

By the end of the carnival, the Charleville and District side placed second on the ladder, winning four games, and drawing another four.

"For them to be runners up shows they are playing extremely well, especially at the start of the season when they haven't got their match fitness or anything like that.

"Over the weekend we played against Blackwater 1 and 2, Mudgeeraba, Wandoan, Chinchilla, Cunnamulla, Mitchell, and Miles.

"Our game against Cunnamulla was such a good match, and there were a lot of people who wanted to come and watch us play because we were some of the better sides on the weekend.

"It was a very good carnival and we will definitely go back, because the kids not only love the football, they get to meet different people, see different teams and make new friends.

"That's what it's all about really, it's about the kids; at the moment it is about then making friends and having a good time.”


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