Echuca-Moama Pirates under 14 boys team will be vying for its fifth tournament win this weekend.GEORDIE COWAN February 7, 2014 4:04am
Echuca-Moama under 14 Pirates players (from left) Grant Fuller, Riley Smith, Mathew Lias, Dylan Oaff, Kobe Poulton, Brodie Kemp, Luke Rosendale, Matt Hore and Nic Couroupis.
Echuca-Moama Pirates under 14 boys team has had a superb season, but its biggest challenge is yet to come, according to coach Stuart Poulton.
The Pirates have won four out of five tournaments ahead of this weekend’s competition at Wodonga.
‘‘It has been a fantastic season. The boys are going very well,’’ Poulton said.
‘‘They train very hard and so far it’s been pretty successful.’’
The only tournament the team did not win was against Bendigo in Bendigo, when it was knocked out in the semi-final.
Poulton credited a well balanced side as one of the main reasons for the team’s success.
‘‘We’ve just got a nice even group who play together very well,’’ he said.
‘‘They all get along well, which makes a difference and we had three players play for (Victoria Country), so they’re pretty handy basketballers.’’
The team’s main goal is the Country Championships in Bendigo in the first week of April.
‘‘It’s been our long-term goal all year to get there and be successful,’’ Poulton said.
‘‘We are aiming to finish in division one and, if we can do that, it would be a good achievement and if we can go higher, that’d be even better.’’
Poulton said the players had trained hard and worked on things they had not been taught before, which he hoped would carry them in good stead going forward.
‘‘They’ve also been a group that’s played together for a few years and they were well coached by Leo Tenace the last couple of years, so he’s laid the groundwork for what’s happening here,’’ he said.
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