Positive signs from Great Southern Storm at metro and regional 15s development carnival despite only one win

Taj StubberAlbany Advertiser
The Great Southern Storm 15s side.
Camera IconThe Great Southern Storm 15s side.

Great Southern Storm finished with one victory from their four matches at the metro and regional 15s development carnival in Perth.

The Storm took a talented team away to the carnival last week and despite going down in three matches, there was plenty of promise against other regional sides.

Storm chalked up their first win of the carnival in their final match against Wheatbelt, 12.12 (84) to 5.5 (35).

Coach Craig Frost said his players were desperate for a victory and their skills and desire to win the ball were impressive.

In Storm’s first game last Monday they came up against Mid West at New Choice Homes Park, the game was fairly even for much of the match but they went down by 21 points in wet and muddy conditions.

Storm played two games on the second day of the carnival but were unable to better their opponents.

They went down to Goldfields in their first match after being outmuscled by a much bigger opposition in wet and windy conditions.

They were unable to make the most of their opportunities and went down again.

Frost was delighted with the team’s attitude.

“The boys never gave in and produced a spirited performance on Wednesday to finish on a winning note,” Frost said.

Amos Ugle, Clay Michael, George Bockman and Lachlan Cale were consistent contributors over the four matches.

The trip was highlighted by a dinner at Claremont Football Club with ex-Storm and current WAFL players talking to the team.

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