Rep-Roaring success for soccer sides

By Cobram Courier

Cobram Roar players featured in the CLFA Victorian Championships in Albury on the weekend.

Fifteen Roar players were part of five Albury-Wodonga Football Association representative sides with four finishing as champions.

The under-15s side, which included Roar’s Hunter Goodin, Toby Schilling and Nick Dare, topped its pool, before beating Geelong 3-0 in the final.

The under-13s team included six Cobram players who all played key parts in winning all seven matches, including a 2-1 win against Shepparton in the final.

Sonny Rowe was a vital member of the under-12s, which won the seven-team mini-league by four points, before overcoming Shepparton 3-1 in the title decider.

Roar trio Reuban Haley, George Wiles and Sam Hurlston helped the under-11s White side to the final where they beat Ballarat, 1-0.

Andre Fazio-Castle and Anthony Corso were members of the under-16s outfit, which had a competitive weekend, including a win, two draws and two defeats.

Cobram Roar president Manny Artavilla was delighted with his club’s contributions to the association’s success.

‘‘The club is extremely proud to have so many young players represent AWFA in the country championships and we congratulate them on the outstanding results,’’ he said.

‘‘Having so many players in the representative teams is a positive reflection of the coaching and development at the club.

‘‘The players and their families are to be commended on their commitment and enthusiasm.’’

The players return to club football on Sunday with Cobram hosting St Pats.