BMTA Red's 10s claims clean sweep of touch football cups

BRISBANE Metropolitan Touch Association's under-10s claimed both Junior State Cup titles.

The girls' Mustangs Red produced a near-perfect final to beat Rockhampton Red 3-0, with Charlie Nikola was named Player of the Final.

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BMTA's Charli Nikola jumps for joy. 10 Girls final: BMTA Red v Rockhampton Red. Queensland Touch Junior State Cup.
BMTA's Charli Nikola jumps for joy. 10 Girls final: BMTA Red v Rockhampton Red. Queensland Touch Junior State Cup. Matthew McInerney

Her dad and team manager Craig Nikola said it capped a good season for the side, in which it won all major carnivals.

"We're very happy - that's four of four carnivals so we won the three lead-up carnivals then the State Cup," he said.

"We're very excited for the young girls and it's well-deserved."

 

The Mustangs won their home cup, as well as the tri-series competitions in Toowoomba and Redlands before claiming Queensland Touch's premier title.

Nikola said the girls thrived despite the added pressure of being the form team leading up to the competition.

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"We won those three so the weight of expectation was on us, and they came through," he said.

"They did the basics very well.

"They rucked well, they used their space, shifted the ball well, the winger scored tries, it was really nice play from the girls.

"I'm sure the coach will be happy and the girls certainly are."

 

The boys' Mustangs Red overcame a valiant Coomera Blue 4-3 in what was a tight final, with BMTA's Jontaye Brown named the Player of the Final.



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