Blue Rovers triumph in league
The Blue Rovers Junior Football Club under-15 Federation team have beaten five other teams to take out the win in their Bay of Plenty/Waikato league this season.
It’s a huge achievement for this close-knit group of boys, many of whom have been playing together for a few years.
They’ve worked extremely hard to achieve this outcome, and initial disruptions from COVID-19 haven’t fazed them. They’ve remained committed to their game, team, and club, spokeswoman Rachel Crump says.
Team coach Brent Armitage agrees.
“[Their] achievement compared to other larger clubs is pretty amazing. For coming out of a little club they certainly punch above their weight.”
Brent says the boys have continued to challenge themselves each year and developed into good young men.
“It’s not just about football; it’s about values, culture, honesty, integrity – all those sorts of things.”
Blue Rovers tries hard to keep that ‘community club feel’ with its community values, Brent says.