Thursday, June 16, 2005

Dubbo

We spent last weekend in the beautiful city of Dubbo for the Under 15 & 16 Country Rugby League Championships. The drive up was a real eye-opener. Man it's dry out there! At least it was until we arrived. We had only got as far as Lithgow before the rain started and it stayed with us all the way to Dubbo. Top stuff!! Mrs Gibbo & I were a bit concerned that we were going to spend the weekend huddled, shivering, under an umbrella. We needn't have worried though as the facilities at the ground were first class. They had a covered grandstand that would be the envy of many City fields.

The Group 6 U16's campaign started very well on the Saturday, winning the first game.
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The Group 6 Under 16 team after their win on Saturday. This was Gibbo Jnr's first ever game in the rain!

Sunday didn't quite go so well with the boys being solidly outplayed by Group11 who went on to win the comp. Just an hour after the first game, tired and injured, they backed up for another game and were unfortunately beaten again. Oh well!
The boys played quite well all weekend and showed great spirit to keep trying until the full time whistle.

A special mention must go out to the coach Bob and his intrepid staff of trainers/managers/sports med people. These guys give a huge amount of time and effort in organising a competition like this. Thanks guys.

Another special mention must go to the parents of the lads who have also given much time and effort getting the boys to training etc. We spent a couple of VERY social evenings in Dubbo RSL Club with some of the other parents who proved to be great company.

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Three of the four Camden players who represented Group 6. Gibbo Jnr, Alex and Tom. (Karl missing.)

Thanks lads for a great weekend. Better luck next year.

And now.... back to club footy!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jeez. Gibbo Jnr. How come the doctors didn't destroy it when it escaped out of Cousin Its uterus?

Gibbo Jnr said...

Because you had come out the day before, and when i came out, they figured if they could keep something as horrific as you, they could certainly keep me. Fuckwit...
Gibbo Jnr