Six of Brighton football’s under 12s named in State team

SIX of Brighton Football club’s youngest stars have been chosen in the Tasmanian Under-12 State team to play in the national Under-12 carnival in July.

The six boys are Jacob Young, Noah Holmes, Max Lamb, Darcy Gardner, Tyron Bailey and Mitchell Ford.

The successful players with their coaches, from left, Paul Backhouse (assistant coach), Jacob Young, Noah Holmes, Wayne Lamb (coach) (Back row) Max Lamb, Darcy Gardner, Tyron Bailey (middle) Mitchell Ford (front).

Coach Wayne Lamb is understandably delighted with what he believes may be a record number of players from the one Tasmanian club, six from one club out of a total of 30 players in the Tasmanian team.

“These are terrific young lads who have been with the club since their Auskick days in junior football.”

Wayne Lamb said the under-12 team at Brighton was a very successful team brimming with talent.

“The team hasn’t been beaten for four years so it just shows the depth and commitment of these boys,” Wayne Lamb said.

“And to have six boys from the one club and one team in a State team, that is 20 per cent of the team, is pretty much unheard of in the State.

“You also have to consider that these boys have been pick out of 3000 players in Tasmania.  We are immensely proud of them,” Wayne said.

“It’s a pretty fantastic effort. Paul Backhouse, the assistant coach, and myself have coached these boys since under age and obviously we are both very proud of them. It’s great that they gel so well as a team, and now with so many picked for the State team shows how strong they are as a unit.”

“We are delighted that all the boys will be able to reach their full potential, whether it’s playing club footy, State footy or even football at a national level. Whatever level they can get to, is terrific,” Wayne said.

The national carnival is being played from July 18.