L to R: Team member Joe Grunow, president of the Hume Football League Merv Wegener presenting the $500 cheque to Holbrook coach Adam Preston and team member Lachie Holmes.The Holbrook Public School AFL team were presented with a cheque for $500 from president of the Hume Football League Merv Wegener following their trip to Sydney for the Tony Lockett Shield.
When the Tony Lockett competition began there were 171 teams, Holbrook was in the top four before they left for Sydney and are now number two in the state.
“This is a great achievement. To be runners up is a fantastic effort,” Mr Wegner said.
“I know there’s a lot of good sportspeople in Holbrook; well done to you all and well done to coach Adam Preston.
“The Hume League are happy to support junior players because they are the future.”
While in Sydney the team played two games the first was the semi final where they won by 10 points which secured their place in the Grand Final.
In the Grand Final Holbrook came up against Merimbula who were just too strong.
“We have a total of 145 kids here to get our team from while Merimbula have 700 students so we have done very well,” Mr Preston said.
“Some of these kids have never been to an AFL match and now they have played where the GWS Giants train, there wasn’t a blade of grass out of place.”
The trip to Sydney involved 20 students and around 30 parents and siblings all there to support the team.
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