More than 300 Cobram Junior Soccer Association’s players took part in the first round of the season held in Yarrawonga for 2017.
It was possibly the biggest crowd to watch a sporting event at Vic Park as parents, grandparents and friends came from as far as Finley to witness the occasion.
Five years ago Yarrawonga had a single team. On Saturday there were 110 kids representing the town.
Soccer has had a rapid growth and having rounds in Yarrawonga was a reward for an amazing amount of effort parents have put in.
A large amount of work went into the organisation of the event.
To list names of individuals is always fraught with danger and for that reason a genuine thank you is extended to the entire soccer community.
The marking of the grounds, relocating of goals, catering, serving of food, refereeing, coaching and tidying up all required significant effort and for that everyone is to be congratulated.
Planning has begun for representative soccer at the end of the season.
All players should have received an email relating to this and are requested to contact Mick Wane for further details.
Training will continue this week with Cobram on Monday, Finley on Tuesday and Yarrawonga on Wednesday.
It is evident which kids have been training and all are encouraged to attend these sessions.
Under 6 Mixed: Manchester United 2 (Goals Mitchell Smith, Thomas Lee-Conway, Award Mitchell Smith) defeated Inter Milan 1; Chelsea 5 (Goals Donnacha Straight, Byron Dodd, Award Donnacha Straight) defeated Manchester City 4; Celtic 5 defeated AC Milan 1 (Goals Talia Houston, Award Talia Houston); Juventus 5 defeated Barcelona 0.
Under 8 Mixed: AC Milan 5 defeated Chelsea 1 (Goal Dean Meyers); Inter Milan 3 defeated Manchester United 1 (Award Josh Jones); Juventus 5 defeated Barcelona 4.
Under 10 Girls: Barcelona 5 defeated Chelsea 0 (Award Lucy Judd); Manchester United 5 (Goals Charli Pardo, Ella Skehan, Award Ciara Smith) defeated Juventus 0.
Under 10 Boys: Barcelona 5 defeated Juventus 0; Celtic 4 defeated Manchester United 0 (Award Ian Drimble); Chelsea 1 (Goal Kerth Martin, Award Cooper Wilson) defeated Inter Milan 0.
Under 12 Mixed: Manchester United 2 (Goals Alex Di Cioccio, Lachlan Bosch, Award Marcus Van Maanen) defeated Celtic 1; Barcelona 5 defeated Juventus 1; Manchester City 1 (Goal Harry Mouat) drew Chelsea (Goal Dylan Nicholson, Award Lachlan O’Connor).
Under 14 Mixed: Manchester United 5 (Goals Joshua Everingham, Trevor Jarman, Tyrone Baxter) defeated AC Milan 2 (Goals Angus Bourchier, Noah Everingham, Award Amelia Locke).