Junior Dirawongs show united front for Group One semi-finals

GOOD teamwork is always key to sporting success - as Tyrhys Williams can testify.

The 11-year-old was part of the Northern United side that was among the winners at the Group One Junior Rugby League semi-finals.

A tough contest saw United defeat South Grafton 26-12 to progress to the finals of its under-11s division.

Tyrhys, who attends Casino's St Mary's Primary School, said working together had been instrumental to his side's success.

"I know most of the players on the team," he said. "We are all mates.

"There's no hogs. Everyone seems to work together for each other.

"It felt really good when everyone was happy at the end. It is good to make the grand finals."

Saturday's match was one of several contests held across the various age groups at Lismore's St John's College Woodlawn.

Year five student Tyrhys, whose side will now take on Grafton in the finals, has been playing footy for about six years.

"I felt like trying a sport," he said. "I saw how good it was, so I went for it.

"I like winning games and making tackles. It felt pretty good to get the win."



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