'Sensational' trip south as Farrer League celebrates

VICTORIOUS: Farrer League coach Ryan Forsyth accepts the trophy.

VICTORIOUS: Farrer League coach Ryan Forsyth accepts the trophy.

“Sensational” was the only word on David Oehm’s lips on Saturday night.

The Farrer League president was buzzing after their successful trip south to take on the Ovens and King League. 

The senior team’s 27-point win at Wangaratta capped a fine day out, coming on the back of a big win in the under 18s football and success on the court in both the opens and under 18s netball. 

“It’s sensational for us as a league to be in the heartland in Victoria – there’s no rugby league or rugby union down here,” Oehm said.

“It puts points on the board for our league and our representative program.”

The senior football win restored pride for the Farrer League after last year’s comprehensive loss to the Black Diamond League and was only the organisation’s second success in eight years. 

“I always thought we’d do very well in the 18s and I was quietly confident in the seniors but I wasn’t thinking to the tune of 30-odd points,” Oehm said.

“The whole 22 were committed to the coach and the league and the coach was committed to the players and the league.”

The under 18s were never headed in a 13.14 (92) to 5.6 (36) win. Harrison Tooth kicked four goals, Adam White was named best-on-ground and Lachie Leary and Keigan King were among others to have big games.

In the opens netball, Georgia Fuller was the standout in a 60-33 win while Kaitlin Staines was best-on-court in the under 18s’ victory.

Wagga and District was represented in an under 15s game, with Ovens and King claiming a 19-17 win.