BANORA Point Public School rugby league players will attempt to claim the state title of the Westmont Shield.
BANORA Point Public School rugby league players will attempt to claim the state title of the Westmont Shield.

Little side big chance in league final



BANORA Point Public School rugby league representatives will have the chance to snare a state title when they contest the grand final of the Westmont Shield tomorrow. The local side, who negotiated the qualifying rounds of the statewide under-13 competition without loss, will head to Sydney today to take on the top school from the southern region in tomorrow's decider. Banora Point coach Terry Winmill rates his players, all aged under 12 years, a strong chance to take out the Shield after an impressive march through the early rounds. "We have got a lot of little players and they can be pretty aggressive," he said. "They have matched it up pretty well with the bigger teams because they're all so very skilful. The skill level of some players is well above what you be expected for that age." Winmill said with the big game only hours away, the team had banded together to form a cohesive unit that would be tough to beat. "They are working well together. They're a good group of kids and I think whether we win or lose, they've done well. "It is the first time we have got so far and excellent considering we did not really have rugby league here until three years ago."



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