Grenfell junior panthers travelled to Cootamundra last Sunday for the first games of the season and the inaugural games for the VIVA 7 girl’s sides.
In the under 10s VIVIA girls, Mikayla Hughes, Genevieve McClelland and Ella Mitton have all taken to the game with enthusiasm and showed great skills in defense. Sisters Kate and Emma Clifton put all their sibling rivalry behind them to set each other up for several line busts that kept the opposition girls on the back foot. The highlight of the day was Daisy McMahon and Sky McClelland scoring their first tries, one in each game.
The under 16s VIVA girls had a slow start losing to the inform Tumut girls. Stand outs were Steph Davies and Maya Squires with continual pressure in defense keeping Tumut in the single figures. In the second game against Griffith they started to click, Amelia Squires made a quick break that resulted in Niamh Mitton putting Tara Schaefer over the line for the first ever try to the girls. Well done girls. The under 10’s boys played two games against Griffith and West Wyalong. They were highly entertaining. We had good numbers with the help of Temora. Hugh Knight had a great game with strong running while Harry Robinson's speed to the break down was excellent. Banjo Metcalfe was busy on the wing and did not stop all day. Keeping the defense in two minds was Will Wilson, while Henry Clifton tackled his heart out. Fergus Moore was in everything and did not take a backward step.