The Cowra Blues AFL club is on the cusp of a promising future following two of its junior teams winning premierships on the weekend.
Known affectionately as the baby blues, Cowra’s under 12s and under 14s defeated Orange Tigers in their respective deciders at George Park at Bathurst, as part of the Central West AFL junior grand final day on Sunday.
The achievement was felt beyond those immediately involved, as the Blues AFL club has thrown all its support behind the juniors, youth girls and senior women in 2018, with no senior men’s side entering the Central West competition.
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“All in all it was a top day for the mighty Cowra Blues football club. Signs are good for down the track and that's the main thing,” under 12s coach Frank Bright said.
After an even opening quarter, Bright’s baby blues kicked two goals and one minor in the third term to take control of the match, and lead 28-8.
The lead proved unassailable, with the Blues not adding to their tally in the final quarter to win 28-10.
It was similar story in the under 14s decider.
Marc Hyland’s coached Blues stormed to a 32-point victory with a mammoth four goal final quarter.
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“I told them how important it was to step up and make it a big quarter and we did just that,” coach Frank Bright said of the third quarter.
“I’m so proud of the kids and the effort they’ve put in.”
Both Bright and Hyland were a part of the Blues’ senior men’s Central West AFL premiership winning team in 2016.
“It’s a great achievement by both teams,” Hyland said.