Yanco-Wamoon preparing for huge derby clash in under 16s Group 20 grand final

YANCO-WAMOON may be going in as underdogs into Sunday’s under 16s grand final, but coach Eric Ingram has full belief his side can hold the trophy aloft. 

The Hawks have again been the quiet achievers of the competition this season and will prepare to throw everything they have at the Greens in their local derby premiership match up. 

The side has been hampered by some unfortunate injuries picked up in last weekend’s clash against Yenda, but Ingram was confident in his teams’ ability. 

“We’re an all-round team,” he said. 

“Leeton are a much bigger team than us. We’re quite small, but we’ve got big hearts and the will to win is definitely there.”

The Hawks have been working on their defence in recent weeks, which has been key in their victories. 

Ingram said those skills would need to be in place on Sunday if they were to get the win. 

The two side’s met in last year’s grand final where the Greens were the victors, but this time around the Hawks are hoping to snatch the premiership away. 

Ingram was confident with the side he was taking in. 

He said his final words of advice would be to enjoy the game for what it was and play their heart out. 

“You can only ask for them to play their best game to the best of their ability,” Ingram said. 

“They have been a great bunch to coach and I’m already very proud of them.”

Road to finals 

Week one

Yanco-Wamoon 26 d Yenda Blueheelers 22

Week two

Leeton Greens 24 d Leeton 16

Week three

Yanco-Wamoon 30 d Yenda Blueheelers 18