Thousands of Soccer Players and their Parents flocked into the Cookbundoon Soccer fields
over the June Long weekend when the Southern Tablelands Football Association [STFA]
hosted the second rounds of the Southern Branch Championships.
The highlight of the weekend was the under 13 Boys and under 14 Girls taking out their age
division as Southern Branch Champions.
The under 13 Boys were Branch Champions for the second year in a row having been
Champions in 2022.
They went through the weekend undefeated scoring 9 goals in their four games and did not
have a goal scored against them.
To show how dominating the Team was, one of their Players Oscar Goodfellow was named the
Ray Tweedie Medal winner for the Best and Fairest Player of the weekend, based on the most
accrued points on the weekend.
The next big games for this Team is the Country Cup in July. This will be played in Goulburn so
the Team will have the Home advantage,
The under 14 Girls were undefeated Branch Champions with four wins and two draws in their
six games. They were that far in front they did not have to win their last game against Far South
However the Girls were so keen to finish without losing a game they defeated them 2-1. The
Girls started the weekend with a 2-1 win over Shoalhaven on the first day and went to go on to
score 16 goals and only had 9 scored against them.
Like the under 13 Boys the 14 Girls will play in the Country Cup but in Forbes and they surly
must have a chance of winning the Cup.
In other Age Divisions the under 12 Girls were runners up after playing some outstanding
The under 12 boys were just piped for runners up after like the 12 girls, played hard and fast
soccer over the weekend.
In the Development League the under 10 Girls play well in all their games enjoying and learning
new skills and with more coaching they will develop into better players.
One of their Players Lylah Lang took out the Ray Tweedie Medal as Best and Fairest Player of