AFTER going down in the last two Group 20 under 16s grand finals, Yanco-Wamoon are more than ready for that to change in 2018.
The young side will take on Yenda in this year’s premiership match and it is a game coach Eric Ingram believes they are more than capable of winning.
“Our ball skills are going to be crucial,” he said.
“Ball handling and controlling the ball. The basic things.”
The Hawks have defeated Yenda both times they have played them this year and Ingram was hopeful the side could do it again.
“We’ve definitely got the talent,” he said.
“We haven’t changed much at training. Everyone is ready.
“It’s a good group. They’re all keen.”
Yanco-Wamoon finished fifth on the ladder at the end of the home and away season and have surprised many throughout the finals series.
Ingram put it down to his side’s dedication and hard work.
“It’s been a real team effort during the last few weeks being down several players in our finals,” he said.
“We’ve been interrupted all year with player numbers. We were a bit flat last week, but I’m sure they will hopefully come out firing.
“Touch wood I will have 16 players on Sunday.”
Road to the finals
Elimination final: Yanco-Wamoon 24 d West Wyalong 18
Semi-final: Yanco-Wamoon 28 d Leeton 22
Preliminary final: Yanco-Wamoon d TLU 14
Josh Elworthy: half back goal kicker very good organiser has a great show and go hasn't missed a minute of football this year.
Max Finlay: plays in the 5/8 roll can play fullback and hooker if needed is the biggest talker in the side.
Brodie Semmler: Mr versatility can play from one to 13. Strong runner with the ball and can defend.
Jack Marcus: aka AHN DOE second row prop can change a game if he is in a good mood very good defender and ball runner.
Edward Weaver: second row has a motor like a clock just keeps ticking over and over hasn't scored a try. I think he likes doing the nudie run.
Daniel Trembath: centre fullback any position in the back line the complete footballer has great attacking ability and can defend.
Seth Carter: second row can play centres good defender has the ability to put himself in a position to turn a game.
William Carey: front row does play on the wing must be because he does so much work up the middle. Not afraid to take the big boys on would like to see him take the handbrake off.
Stuart Taylor: winger, centre. Strong runner of the ball, very accomplished defender.
Cooper Carter: call back centre. Can play in the halves and hooker. Has speed over short distances, leads with his head hence a broken nose a few weeks ago.
Ned Routley: hooker. Mr Perfect bit like Cam Smith doesn't like things out of order but can adapt.
Elia Lelea: front row, old school. Give me the ball get out of my way or suffer the consequences.
Dylan Whiteman: front row big improver of the side would love to see him run straighter can be very damaging.
Hughes Henry: winger new at this game gets better every game he plays. Can shut down oppositions attacking raids with his great read in defence.
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