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Boys Football

James Govan —

Logan Park boys football this year has been an overall success.

Our Junior Boys team played in the reserve competition and placed mid table. They showed commitment to training and did not lose enthusiasm toward the end of the long season. One player was so excited to be playing out at Taieri because it was the furthest he had played out of Dunedin. 

A big thank you to Luke for coaching, and Mel and Loren for their transport support and management. 

The Senior Boys played in the top division this year which was a real step up for us. We started with a strong bunch of players, but had a couple leave school and a couple out with injuries. We struggled to gain momentum throughout the league, but defended well and keeper Eamon Lupton-Wilson did fantastically in goal. 

We entered the Co-ed tournament mid-season and won. We were beaten by Kavanaugh in our first game, but ended up beating them in the final, thanks to an Amasio Jutel goal, which put us through to penalties and finally winning. The win was ecstatic and proved that we could play decent football. One player had a bird land on his head during the day, naturally assuming that meant the win was ours. 

The other tournament we entered was the Linwood Tournament, held in Invercargill. We did not make it through to the top 8 bracket, but ended up 11 out of 21 teams which we were content with. 

A trip to Bluff for fish and chips and an Indian dinner together helped the team environment and made things more enjoyable. 

Thank you to Mary Yeardley for providing the food, and all the other parents to helped fundraise and support us in the ways you have. It has been an enjoyable year of football for our boys and we look forward to our next games.

Quote from Eamon about Linwood:

“Winning the Co-Ed tournament against Kavanaugh was a highlight of my year. Doing well in the Linwood was also a highlight, a lot of banter, and holding Mount Aspiring to 1-0 was always going to be a good memory”