On Sunday 2nd of September 2018 the Under 16 Easts Campbelltown Eagles played against Moorebank Rams in the Grand Final at Belmore Sports Ground.
The final score was 12-10 to Eagles in a strong finish from Moorebank Rams scoring a try in the last minute, with a left side conversion kick 28m out to level the match to 12-all and send it into extra time. The conversion kick was heading between the post, unfortunately hitting the far upright post and bounced away narrowly missing.
In the first half, Adonis Athlete Nick (second from the left in picture shown) scored the only 2 tries in the match after a strong 1st half display with the ball along with the other boys leading the team from the front.
In the second half, there was a courageous display of defense sets, when Eagles had all the momentum they couldn’t put the game out of reach having multiple sets on Moorebank Rams goal line showing ill discipline with the ball resulting in multiple back to back sets of tackling. With Moorebank Rams gaining momentum they made a break on the right side of the field, Nick came across as cover defense and made a try scoring tackle taking the winger into touch late in the second half.
Following the match Nick was awarded Man of the Match. Brody and Aiden have both received representative trials with Western Sydney Magpies Harold Matthews and SG Ball 2019 Squads respectively.
Nick and Jacob one of the first athletes to start their off-season strength and conditioning training at Adonis Athletics Campbelltown followed by Aiden and Brody during pre-season and midway through the competition season. Working with a Strength and Conditioning Coach has helped them become stronger, faster and fitter. They had the most impact on the football field and recovered quickly between training sessions and matches. These boys did 3-4 gym sessions per week during the off-season and 2-3 gym sessions per week during pre season and in competition.