THE wins on the field may not have come, but there were certainly several achievements from Leeton's two touch football sides that took part in the NSW Touch Football Junior State Cup on the weekend.
Leeton took two teams - the under 14s boys and the under 8s girls - to the event, which is renowned for being very competitive thanks to team's across the state taking part.
Neither side was able to come away with a win over the weekend after taking on some top opposition, but there was no disillusionment to be had from players, coaches or parents.
Leeton Touch Association president and coach of the under 14s, Jackson Goman, said there had been much to takeaway from the event.
"The boys played well and learned so much in each of their games ... even from their first game through until their last, you could see a big difference," he said.
"Most of them had never played at a touch carnival before, so for them to play the way they did and show such dedication and commitment, was just fantastic to see."
The under 14s had plenty of tough competition over the weekend, taking on teams such as St George, Canberra, Canterbury and Penrith.
The majority of the under 14s side was bottom age of the division, meaning they will be able to stick together and be back even stronger next year.
The same goes for the under 8s girls, according to Goman. He remains hopeful more sides will be able to take part in the titles next year.
"The girls just had a ball ... for them it was actually the first time they have even played a touch football game competitively," he said.
"Their skills improved throughout the weekend."
The hope now will be to continue building these sides up over the next 12 months, as well as other players from different age groups.
"It's about getting them interested in touch and playing the sport again," Goman said.
"We were so happy to take two teams this year. Just to watch them all grow as players and show great sportsmanship, but also being part of the sport, was really good.
"We've had great support from parents as well."