New colts side hopes to shine

New colts side hopes to shine

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Roleystone Tigers player Lachlan Holyoak-Roberts in action at last year’s grand final against Noranda. Photograph – Richard Polden.

Roleystone Tigers Football Club E1 team came so close last year but unfortunately came unstuck at the final hurdle in the grand final against Noranda. 

This year they will be hoping for the ultimate success in not only their E1 team, but also in their newly formed colts side, which is the first side registered by the club in the past 10 years. 

Treasurer Hazel Martin said the club is looking forward to a huge season. 

“It’s always been a goal to put up a colts team and this year the stars aligned and it looked like we would be able to finally gather the numbers to nominate a team,” she said. 

“We are super excited as it’s imperative for any small club to have youth coming through.” 

Roleystone Tigers player Mason McGrail in action at last year’s grand final against Noranda. Photograph – Richard Polden.

Roleystone Tigers players have been training at their home ground of Cross Park since January 16 and are patiently waiting until cricket season finishes so they can go back to their normal training schedule on Tuesdays and Thursday nights. 

Ms Martin said Cross Park is the place to be once the season kicks off. 

“Cross Park really is the village hub and we get so many compliments on the community vibe up at the club house porch and around the ground,” she said. 

“We love that we get lots of the local kids come down on their bikes and are all keen to help out with the scoreboard and running water to the players.”