The Collegians under-16 side, decked out in their special game day shirts, formed a line with Gundy opponents for a minute’s silence for those suffering from depression before the start of their beyondblue day clash on Saturday.
The Collegians under-16 side, decked out in their special game day shirts, formed a line with Gundy opponents for a minute’s silence for those suffering from depression before the start of their beyondblue day clash on Saturday. Erin Smith

Collegians not afraid to tackle important issue

THE Collegians beyondblue day on Saturday had a positive outcome both on and off the field.

President Glen Williamson said the day successfully heightened awareness and understanding with regards to depression, anxiety and other symptoms that go along with ever-changing pressure on people in today's society.

Collegians supporters and players handed out close to 400 beyondblue booklets full of informative and useful information and more than 400 wrist bands to all those who attended the day's activities.

Williamson said through the raffle and gold coin donations they managed to raise close to $2000 for beyondblue.

"We would like to thank all who attended on the day for assisting to raise money," he said.

On the field it was a mixed day of football with all under 7 to 10 players enjoying their games in what was delightful weather for the young boys.

The under 11 Mike Pike coached Dragons went down 18-6 to Goondiwindi with Samuel Roche the only scorer and Kevin Ryan adding the two points.

In the under 12 competition the Paul Henderson coached side went down to Goondiwindi 44-8 with Taegan Inmon and Sam Ogden the only two try scorers.

In a nail-biter the Craig Frattini coached under 13 side drew 22-all with Goondiwindi with the side matching up against the team they have always fought hard against over the years. The scorers were Cruise Martin Brown 2, Jacob Mauch, Connor Thornton and Cody Byrne 1 each and Dylan Lippi conversion.

The Jim Stevens coached under 14 side narrowly edged out the under 14 Boars with a scoreline of 14-12.

The Dragons dropped off with their intensity in the second half which left Jim and his coaching staff nervous until the very end.

The main game saw the under 16 George McVeigh coached side run out winners over the points table leaders Goondiwindi 26-16.

They were well disciplined and followed the game plan to the very end. They kept the Boars key players quiet all day with rock solid defence and a high completion rate.

Darcy Williamson scored a hat-trick of tries, Angus Croft and Travis McArthur 1 each and Dan Watson converted three goals.



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