UNTIL NEXT YEAR: Brothers Under-15 team is already looking forward to the 2016 season after winning the Barry Brimelow Carnival at the weekend. Photo Contributed
UNTIL NEXT YEAR: Brothers Under-15 team is already looking forward to the 2016 season after winning the Barry Brimelow Carnival at the weekend. Photo Contributed Contributed

Brothers Under-15s have footy in their veins

AN INSATIABLE appetite for rugby league has driven the Brothers Under-15 team to an undefeated victory at the 2015 Barry Brimelow Carnival at Jubilee Park.

Howard Lewis was one of the coaches of the team and he marvelled at the love his players showed for the sport and wondered if anyone of them would ever be able to get enough of the greatest game of all.

Brothers conceded just four tries over the weekend and went into the final against Kingaroy as red-hot favourites, a tag that was clearly deserved with the Brethren 32-0 victors in the decider.

Lewis said every game was hard but the semi-final against Kawana was the toughest but there was something special in the team pushing it along when the pressure was on.

"These kids, I have never seen kids like them mate," Lewis said.

"They are football crazy.

"It must be something in their blood; the talent that is here in Bundy, not just at Brothers, is really good."

Lewis added the future of the sport was looking bright for the Maroons as all the players would love nothing more than to take on the Blues in the State Of Origin.

It was hard for Lewis to pick out any player who stood out above the others, instead he praised the team's efforts against some of the best U15 players in the state.

Bundaberg's other representative at the carnival was Wests and it too had a good weekend despite not taking out the title.

Wests was knocked out of the running in the semi-final and despite this enhanced its reputation as one of the best teams in Bundaberg.

Lewis thanked Wests Junior Rugby League for hosting the carnival and he hoped other clubs did the same in the future.

And don't for one second think the Brothers players have had enough after winning the Barry Brimelow trophy, Lewis said one of the first questions he was asked was when sign on was for 2016.



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