Junior Raiders season wrap up

Wednesday December 11th 2013

Junior Raiders wrap up season in style

The Junior Reef Raiders finished their junior rugby season with a finals game on Friday night and a Presentation BBQ at Raider Park on Sunday.

Friday night saw all three teams up against the Innisfail Vikings and although not all teams came away with a win, they all fought hard to the very end.

2014 will be an exciting year for some of our players with the introduction of a Nationwide Junior Gold Cup competition consisting of the 24 centres across Australia. With fundamental changes occurring in Junior Rugby Union, this pathway is a marquee program for the Under 15 and Under 17 age groups for 2014. Congratulations to Henry Miller, Matthew Chesterfield and Tully Cartwright for selection in this elite program. The club is very proud of them.

Trophies were awarded at the Presentation afternoon.


Most Improved    Ryan Hawking

Coaches Award    Tyson Osborne

Best Back            Jaidyn Osborne

Best Forward       Kye Durie

Best and Fairest   Ethan Chesterfield

Special mention to  Lewis Duncan, Heath Duncan, Lafe Hatfield and Brodie Francis



Most Improved    Jared Tesch

Coaches Award    Tom Harvey

Best Utility Player Josh Cranswick

Best Back            Leith Malone

Best Forward       Tom Walker

Best and Fairest   Lachlan Buzza

Special mention to Laish Salam, Zion Gibson, Billy Kadwell and Brayden Mynott



Most Improved    Nathan Pidgeon

Coaches Award    Henry Miller

Best Back           Tully Cartwright

Best Forward      Glen McFarlane

Best and Fairest  Matthew Chesterfield

Special mention to William Brown, Josh Mealing, Zac Osborne, Cole Watson and Callum Mather.


The senior season begins in March with the annual 7s competition. Hope to see you all at the new club house, watching or playing rugby in the tropics.