• Patrick McBride

TIMBERLANDS WC Junior Sports News - 1996

Scenicland Sport & Leisure was a big part of the community during the 90's. A big thanks to the man behind the editions, Steve Crestani who compiled the booklets. McBride Vision will re-visit the good times with regular posts from the years past.

West Coast Under 14 Rugby League Team.


Ben Sexton took the top West Coast Schoolboy award being named the 1996 Player of the Year recently. Ben had an outstanding club and rep season from the full back position. Ben was top try scorer for both his suburbs and West Coast teams. He has speed to burn and the skills to succeed in the game.

Tyrell Green and Kirk Ah-Sam shared the Bill Whitehead Trophy for outstanding performances at the Under 16 National Tournment.

Shaun Elley took out the Barry Sweetman award for his performance at the National Under 14s.

Back left: Tyler Tainui, Shaun Elley, Middle: Kirk Ah-Sam, Tyrell Green, Ben Sexton, Front: Cole Green, Philip Dumelow and Dominic Cumming.

Winner of the Best and Fairest awards were Cole Green and Philip Dumelow. Both had outstanding seasons for their clubs. Philip was the main stay of Brunner under 7s and carried off a large number of club awards. Cole Green is a player with great potential. His defence is second to none in his grade.

Runanga stalwart, Barney O'Connell donated a tracksuit to a player who showed commitment to his team right throughout the season. This was won by Dominic Cumming.

The Best Team award for the year went to Runanga Under 15s. The team was captained by Tyler Tainui and the side had a great season winning the Grand Final in style.

A special thanks to Timberlands who have been a major sponsor of West Coast Schoolboys. This year all rep sides stepped onto the paddock in new strips. West Coast Schoolboy President Tom Egan says. "We owe a big thank you to Timberlands for their support this year. All Schoolboy players have benefited from it in one way or another."

Philip Dumelow with a great array of trophies.