Jimboomba Redbacks juniors clean sweep into top three

ALL six youth Jimboomba Redbacks teams have placed in the top three positions of their divisions following a clean sweep of victories over the weekend.

DEFENSE: Under 16 Jimboomba Redbacks player Cameron Doyle's defensive skills guided the team to a comeback victory. Photo: Alex Hodges

DEFENSE: Under 16 Jimboomba Redbacks player Cameron Doyle's defensive skills guided the team to a comeback victory. Photo: Alex Hodges

This achievement comes as the club approaches its 20th year anniversary celebration at Glenlogan Park on Saturday, June 15.

Jimboomba Redbacks president Tom Vidoni said the club's culture had shone through this year.

"I couldn't be more proud of the efforts shown on the field from every single player on every Redbacks team," he said.

"I'm proud of all the volunteers on and off the field, in the canteen and around the club."

Meanwhile, two youth players, Mikayla Nurse and Caroline Knight will compete in the 10-12 years state championship this weekend from June 15 to 17.

Mikayla will play for South Coast while Caroline will represent Met West.

Under 16

The under 16 Jimboomba Redbacks inched closer to the top of the ladder after pulling of a comeback win against Wilston Grange on Sunday.

It was a high scoring first quarter for both teams with Jimboomba leading four goals to three going into the second quarter.

Wilston Grange fought back to level the score at half time.

Momentum appeared to move in Wilston Grange's direction in the third quarter with their forwards penetrating into Jimboomba's defenses.

The Redback half back line of Bernard Gaynor, Ty Porter and Cameron Doyle defended well and set Jimboomba up for a late goal heading into the final quarter.

With the season on the line, Alex Bazzano, Owen Maguire and Angus Hodges all scored goals in what was described as Jimboomba's best quarter of football this season.

The Redbacks won 86-64.

Under 17

The under 17 Jimboomba Redbacks won a hard fought game against Victoria Point Red on Friday.

After a sluggish start which saw the opposition score two goals in the first quarter, the Redbacks picked up the pace to narrowly lead at half time.

The Jimboomba girls continued the momentum to lead for the rest of the game.

Backline player Bonnie Ryan led the defense well and worked with the midfielders to feed the forwards with goal opportunities.

Ruby Mann, Chloe Ackland, Steff Pottinger and Josii Hargreaves stood out in the middle while Jes Draper, Jesica Pang and Phoebe Balmforth scored.

The Jimboomba Redbacks won 34-16 and are on top of the season ladder after nine games.

Under 15

The under 15 Jimboomba Redbacks overwhelmingly defeated Calamvale White over the weekend.

Armed with a full list of players, including some returning from injury, the Redbacks easily claimed victory 138-0.

However, coach Fred Meddings said the victory did not come without some lapses in concentration.

"There were silly mistakes in front of the goals which was reflected on the scoreboard kicking 18 behinds," he said.

"We still have a lot of work to do. We must stick with our game plan and pass the ball off when someone is in a better position to kick the goal."

Under 13

The under 13 Jimboomba Redbacks girls defeated Kenmore Gold in a home game over the weekend.

It was a hard fought game with both sides demonstrating skill in the forwards and defense.

Vienna Lyons was named player of the match while goals were kicked by Kayla Whittaker, Peta Sailor-Smith, Annabel Anderson, Emma Doyle, Tahlia Dempsey and Zara Brimble.

Jimboomba won 44-14.

Under 12

The under 12 Jimboomba Redbacks got their revenge against Sandgate Red after losing a previous game by 12 points.

Jimboomba led up to half time with 19 points to Sandgate's 14.

At half time, the Redbacks focused on their intensity and outgunned the opposition to claim victory with a final score of 49-20.

Bryson Winkles was named player of the match in his second game for the Redbacks aftert kicking three goals.

Under 14

The under 14 Jimboomba Redbacks took on a competitive Aspley Cleveland side on Sunday at Glenlogan Park.

Redbacks players Owen Maguire and Cooper Manning scored early goals in the first quarter helping Jimboomba lead by three points.

The Redbacks dominated the second quarter and restricted the opposition to one behind.

In a tight third quarter, Michael pope scored a goal to match Aspley's goal.

The Redbacks led by 16 points in the final quarter and were wary of a possible comeback from Aspley which did not unfold.

Owen Maguire was named player of the match.

Jimboomba won 46-26.