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Moree Suns shine with a 95-point whitewash over Narrabri Eagles

IT was a defining moment for Moree AFL outfit the Suns on Saturday when the fledgling club outstripped Narrabri Eagles by a widening 95 points.

The Suns ran out winners 19.23-137 to 6.6-42 with Moree’s Luke O’Neill (five goals), Wyatt Roberts, Ashley Jones, Joshua Walker,   Daniel West and Zach Collier playing blinders.

Club president Tina Macey said it was “an amazing and exciting weekend of AFL”.

“They played hard and they were quick, and they played as a team and showed off their talent,” Macey said.

“Each player helped guide those amazing goals and behinds go through and displayed awesome skills.

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The sun shone brightly for Moree Suns on Saturday with a 96-point win over Narrabri Eagles. (Image supplied)

“It was made even better for our birthday boy, Zach, kicking a goal, with Josh Walker managing to get one goal and nine behinds for his first game of AFL with the Suns,” she said.

Meanwhile, Moree Suns AFL juniors travelled to Gunnedah on Sunday for the TAFL juniors first gala day.

“All the boys displayed amazing skill, talent and sportsmanship; they played as a team and encouraged everyone to try their best,” Macey said.

“A big thank-you goes out to our awesome coaches, Duane and Wyatt, and an even bigger thank-you to our beautiful supporters, who always help and give kind words to the kids to help them through the day.”

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Moree Suns juniors travelled to Gunnedah on Saturday, joining kids from Tamworth, Inverell, Armidale, Gunnedah and Farrer for the TAFL juniors first gala day. (Image supplied)

Junior captain Rhys Smith was awarded Best and Fairest yesterday. He was one 60 kids from Tamworth, Inverell, Armidale, Gunnedah and Farrer.

“Rhys always displays great sportsmanship in every game he plays and encourages the younger players,” Macey said.

“He not only has talent but is a great leader for the young kids that look up to him.

“It was well-deserved and I’m sure Rhys will continue to amaze us with his talent, skills and sportsmanship,” she said.

Club members and supporters are reminded that this weekend is a PINK home game against Armidale, with juniors and seniors both playing.

The afternoon of AFL kicks off at midday at Taylor Oval.

“The boys will all be wearing pink socks to do their part and we encourage the public to come and support our players, and donate to the Breast Cancer Foundation,” Macey said.