Annual Great Southern Under-13s Carnival attracts four teams

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Albany Lions won the under-13s carnival.
Camera IconAlbany Lions won the under-13s carnival. Credit: Lisa Gwynn

Albany Lions claimed a thrilling victory in the Great Southern Under-13s Carnival contested by four teams on Sunday.

The carnival has been running since 2010 and wasn’t held last year because of COVID-19.

Two teams from Albany, one from the Ongerup Football Association, and a combined Denmark-Mt Barker side battled it out in the round robin competition.

Lions' Tyler Coffey clears the pack.
Camera IconLions' Tyler Coffey clears the pack. Credit: Lisa Gwynn

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It was a hive of activity, with close to 90 kids playing in sunshine and a slight breeze.

The matches were hotly contested all day by all teams.

Albany Lions were crowned the winners of the carnival, going undefeated across the fixture.

Magpies' Joel Lund-Brunton gets a clearance.
Camera IconMagpies' Joel Lund-Brunton gets a clearance. Credit: Lisa Gwynn

They played the Albany Eagles in the deciding match, with the Lions emerging thrilling one-point victors in a cracking game of football.

Great Southern regional development specialist Jaxon Liddelow said it was a successful event.

Eagles' Hunter Lindsay kicks long.
Camera IconEagles' Hunter Lindsay kicks long. Credit: Lisa Gwynn

“The number of spectators on the day was astounding, with everyone coming out to enjoy the sunlight and amazing demonstration of junior football,” he said.

“Thanks to everyone from the SDJFA that helped across the day and organising the carnival.”

The Denmark-Walpole/Mt Barker Magpies side.
Camera IconThe Denmark-Walpole/Mt Barker Magpies side. Credit: Lisa Gwynn
OFA's Ricardo Dorante marks in front of Eagles' Joel Belhorn.
Camera IconOFA's Ricardo Dorante marks in front of Eagles' Joel Belhorn. Credit: Lisa Gwynn
The Albany Eagles team.
Camera IconThe Albany Eagles team. Credit: Lisa Gwynn
The Ongerup Football Association side.
Camera IconThe Ongerup Football Association side. Credit: Lisa Gwynn

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