A Wagga team has defeated the top tier of representative teams from NSW and ACT to win a tournament in Canberra.
Wagga City Wanderers’ under 14 boys won the Lightning Cup grand final on April 9, and look forward to competing in the Country Cup in June, along with six other Wagga teams.
Standout players Kai Watts, Damon Hurst, and Andrew Trenaman helped to keep their rivals winless at the Lightning Cup, where Wanderers defeated Woden Valley United 4-0, Marist 5-2 and Majura 6-5, and then 3-1 in the grand final.
The boys played well in the wet and trying conditions.
The team hopes to bring its good form to the Country Cup on the June long weekend.
Considering they fared well in Canberra, a five-hour round trip to Forbes won’t be a significant hurdle, as Wagga under 14 and 15 boys, accustomed to travel, will head to Forbes to play.
The Country Cup is made up from Branch teams from Riverina, Southern and Western NSW.
Wanderers Under 12,14 and 16 girls and Under 12, 13, 14 and 15 boys have been nominated to compete for Football Riverina at the Country Cup.
Wagga will host the Under 12, 14 and 16 girls games.
Yerrinbool will host Under 12 and 13 boys games.