Redcliffe Boys Do Club Proud
Under 14 RaidersRedcliffe Boys Do Club Proud
The recently completed State under 14’s championship was a showcase of the best kids in Qld and for the very first time the Redcliffe Tigers football club had more than one or two representatives. Liam Dawson, Jackson Dickfos, Tom Watson, Zac Crispe and Josh Hanning were the 5 history making players to don the Raiders Guernsey and represent their district and club in the carnival held at the Fishermans road complex in Maroochydore. The representation of our club didn’t stop there with Debbie Dickfos managing the side and Corbin and Rob Dickfos being the message runners for the week. Needless to say Redcliffe has been recognised as a club of talent and development by way of its ability to provide such players to play and people to help.
Throughout the week all players showed they belonged in the team and did not look out of place. Liam Dawson was rewarded with the Northern Raiders team Player of the Carnival as voted by his Coach mainly due to some of the best marking ever seen by a young player at this level. Liam won the players player award for the first game against the South Coast and was also named in the leadership squad as a co vice captain. Jackson Dickfos, who was given the honour of Captaining the team was his normal consistent self doing the hard work at ground level and was also rewarded for his efforts with a 1% award for his game against South Coast on the Monday. Zac Crispe and Tom Watson both had a cautious start to the competition feeling their way in the first game but come the second game and last game both were very reliable backman who came out on top in both games. Josh Hanning also took a little longer to get into the speed and commitment needed at this level and was at his best towards the end of the carnival and now knows what is required to be a contributor at rep footy.
All players in the carnival are hopeful of filling a place in the Lions Academy which will be named towards the end of September. This is an opportunity to be coached by the best Qld and the Lions have to offer and will enhance the chances of being drafted further down the track if their development continues.
The 5 tigers players, all members of our first div 1 14’s team, should walk away from this carnival satisfied that they are on the right path for better things in football and I as Junior President recognise that our club is in very good hands when we are represented by dedicated, hardworking and respectful young men such as these boys.
You are all a credit to your families, your coaches and yourselves.
Well done, we are very proud of all of you.