Congratulations to the Men's 1st Team who, with a 3-0 victory over Fencibles, have won the NRFL 1st Division. The team had already secured promotion to the Premier Division in 2020, the week before, when they beat Bucklands Beach 5-1 at Becroft Park.
The League and Promotion double was a key goal for the team this season and it's great to see the goal being achieved.
What is especially pleasing is the number of players in the team who have come through the Junior ranks with 11 of the squad playing their junior/youth football with the Club. Not many Clubs would be able to match that.
The team played 22 games, winning 17, drawing 2 and losing just 3 matches. They scored 52 goals whilst conceding 22 for a healthly goal difference of 30.
We last played in the Premier League in 2017 and last won the 1st Division in 2015. A number of players from that year are still with the team.
Club Chairman Dave Crombie said "this is a very proud moment for the Club. I'm rapt for all the players, coaches and those who help behind the scenes. It's great to be back in the Premier Division where a Club like ours belongs."
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