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.
Neighbourhood Watch Week will start with a sizzle — a sausage sizzle to be precise — at Sevens Creek Dve in Kialla.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
It was clear blue skies last Tuesday for the official launch of the Gargarro (pronounced Ga-gar-ro) Botanic Gardens in Girgarre.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
KATH Bubb has been recognised for 50 years of service with the Ballendella Red Cross.
IT EXPERTISE in Kyabram has received recognition after Advance Computing won a Microsoft Australia Partner Award in the excellence in regional area customer category.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
McIvor Creek – in and around Heathcote – has gone over its banks with all our recent rain, flooding streets and causing closures and detours.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
After a 30-year career as an accountant in Deniliquin, Peter Skipworth officially retires today.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.