Following the wettest March since 1975 resulting in Round 1 being cancelled, the first junior matches for the GHFA competition kicked off under sunny blue skies on 8 April.George Thornton was abuzz with excitement from the crack of dawn. With our new U8/U9 pitch marked out and goal posts erected (fairly straight and even I might add) it was great to have all junior age teams playing at our home ground.
The efforts of the Council’s over-sowing which restricted team training throughout March was plain to see, the pitch resembling the hallowed turf of Wembley. As the Redbacks strips filed into the grounds, I wish we could bottle the passion and enthusiasm that was brimming from our kids.
New aromas of freshly ground coffee beans met the noses of appreciative parents followed by approving nods that smashed avocado on toast could be enjoyed pitch side. Safe in the knowledge that parents would no longer have to man the canteen this season, the installation of View Street Kitchen was hailed a success!
We should all be immensely proud of our kids and the level of competitive spirit on display, only matched by their love of the beautiful game and respect for their opposition. Equal measures of wins and losses for our junior Redbacks teams, but a resounding win for football. Head over to the Match Reports section for detailed commentary on the games.