Hunter Western Hornets shook off the COVID blues with the running of a successful Don Green Western Junior Championships (DGWJC) over the weekend at Mudgee.
A total of 45 teams converged on Mudgee and competed across Boys & Girls U8-U18 divisions. The running of the event was slightly different due to COVID restrictions, but the competition was strong, the weather was perfect for touch and the kids involved all left with smiles on their faces.
Orange Thunder continued their dominance of the event, taking out 8 of 12 divisions (Boys U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 and Girls U14, U16, U18). They also claimed the Club Championship for a record 11th straight year.
The hosts Mudgee Mudcrabs put on a strong showing in a number of divisions, claiming 3 titles in Boys U8, Girls U8 and Girls U10. Dubbo Devils took out the Girls U12 division.
Hornets wishes to thank all players, coaches, referees and event staff for a successful event. We would also like to thank the event hosts, Mudgee Mudcrabs for having a spectacle venue for the running of the event.
2020 DGWJC RESULTS:
Mudgee Mudcrabs def. Orange Thunder 7-6
Player of the Final – Harry Lloyd (Orange)
Mudgee Mudcrabs outright winners
Orange Thunder def. Dubbo Devils 7-2
Player of the Final – Jack Spagnolo (Orange)
Mudgee Mudcrabs def. Orange Thunder 7-2
Player of the Final – Ruby Wright (Mudgee)
Orange Thunder def. Muswellbrook Mambas 3-1
Player of the Final – Sam Hill (Orange)
Dubbo Devils def. Orange Thunder 3-2
Player of the Final – Lucy Carney (Dubbo)
Orange Thunder def. Newcastle City Knights 4-3
Player of the Final – Tamaiti Puata (Orange)
Orange Thunder def. Mudgee Mudcrabs 4-1
Player of the Final – Lilly Clarke (Orange)
Orange Thunder def. Parkes Pumas 8-3
Player of the Final – Nate Davis (Orange)
Orange Thunder def. Dubbo Devils 4-2
Player of the Final – Georgie Barrett (Orange)
Orange Thunder def. Dubbo Devils 4-0
Player of the Final – Dylan Ryan (Orange)
Orange Thunder def. Newcastle City Knights 7-2
Player of the Final – Hailey Prestwidge (Orange)
1st – Orange Thunder (225 points)
2nd – Mudgee Mudcrabs (110 points)
3rd – Dubbo Devils (60 points)