Sam McGrath has debuted for the Redbacks in senior Australian Rules at age 16.
Sam McGrath has debuted for the Redbacks in senior Australian Rules at age 16. Gerard Walsh

Sam's proud day

SIXTEEN-year-old Sam McGrath was one proud boy when he came off the bench for his senior debut last weekend in Toowoomba.

He is believed to be the youngest to play seniors for the Redbacks.

The Redbacks host USQ on Saturday and can move into outright fourth with victory.

McGrath is in year 11 at Assumption College and has played Australian Rules for the past four years.

"It was a proud moment when I ran on off the interchange bench to play on the wing on Saturday," McGrath said.

"My aim is to make the starting side next season.

"I gained a few possessions and hand-balled to team-mates."

He has a quick answer to questions about his most goals in a game.

"I don't kick goals, I am a defender," McGrath said.

But he does kick in general play and reckons his downfield kicking is pretty accurate. McGrath said the Redbacks were an excellent club to be part of.

"All the players offer me encouragement, Andrew Bardsley has been a great help on and off the field," McGrath said

He moved with his family from Geelong 12 years ago and backs the Cats in AFL.

McGrath, who lives at Yangan, has been to some Cats game at the Gabba.

 

Family fun day

THE Warwick Credit Union Family Fun Day will be held at Roddie's Oval from 10am to at least 2pm Sunday. Everybody will be treated to plenty of fun and games, the highlight of the day being the ever popular Kids v Adults footy game. Hand ball competitions, raw egg throwing, face painting, fairy-floss, snow cones and barbecue are a few of the treats for the day.

All are welcome to the free day which helps keep Aussie Rules alive and kicking in the town.



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