first_imgThere was wall-to-wall action on the final day of the X-Blades 2007 National 18 Years and Under Championships.As well as all the semis and grand finals for Plate, Shield and Championship, there were a number of other spectacles to keep the masses entertained.One surprise ingredient on the final day that had been absent for the first three days of the tournament was rain.Relentless, powerful, drenching rain which put a dampener on the creative licenses of teams but not on the spirits of the players and spectators. The footy wasn’t the only competition on offer. A ‘Scoot for Boots’ took place with some of the quickest players from the girls and boys’ competitions. The event involved picking up a ball on the five-metre line and dashing the length of the field to be the first to score. NSWCHS players Ricky Mason and Kimberly Resch won their respective races through the downpour, earning not only glory but a new pair of X-Blades boots. X-Blades also awarded a Player of the Tournament prize to Brisbane Cobras star Rhys Jacks. Jacks received a pair of boots and an X-Blades bag for his good form. Not to be outdone, KooGa awarded an apparel package to TouchWest talisman Jenaya Quan for her outstanding play throughout the Championships. There were interviews with the captains participating in each of the major games as well as coin tosses and insights from experts such as Australian Men’s Open coach Tony Trad, and Australian Women’s Coach, Kerry Norman. All in all the 2007 Championships were a fantastic success. Get ready for 2008!last_img

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