Talented juniors create a Storm spectacular

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Albany's Ashton Barrett gets clear of Bunbury's Kingston Wickenden.
Camera IconAlbany's Ashton Barrett gets clear of Bunbury's Kingston Wickenden. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Albany Junior Rugby Club hosted a very successful junior carnival over the weekend.

Three hundred players stepped out on to Albany’s rugby fields across three age groups, battling to take the silverware.

It was the third year Albany has hosted the carnival and it was a huge success with more than 500 spectators turning out.

Albany Storm were a powerhouse over the weekend in the under-11s competition winning all their games then keeping their undefeated run going in the grand final as they claimed the title over the Joondalup Brothers.

Albany Storm also made the grand final in the under-10s, but fell short against Kalamunda.

Associates' Harry Logan gets clear of Albany's Ruby Beckett.
Camera IconAssociates' Harry Logan gets clear of Albany's Ruby Beckett. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Associates took out the under-8s league, defeating Mandurah Pirates in a tight contest.

Julie Hetherington said the club did a great job. “Our club felt the event was very successful, with teams committing for next year's carnival,” she said. “Our parents are amazing and pulled together to make the event success.

“Our kids play many other sports and it's the love of rugby that brings us together.”

Hetherington said it proved the talent and potential in Albany.

“Many of the other coaches asked what competition our Albany kids compete in and they were amazed that we only come together to play a few times a year and that we don't have designated home grounds,” she said.

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