Sydney Roosters juniors have pulled on the jersey for the first time in 10 months, playing in trial games against St George Dragons at Mascot Oval.
Saturday’s trial games were the first Tarsha Gale, Harold Matthews and SG Ball games for the Roosters since all three teams last played on March 14 as the 2020 season was suspended after round 6 due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The enthusiasm of the players showed in their performances, with the three teams showing promising signs going into the new season.
Sydney Roosters Junior Representative and Pathways Manager Blake Cavallaro said the players were thrilled to be back playing for the club.
They are excited to wear the Sydney Roosters colours as every young boy and girl isBlake Cavallaro Junior Representative and Pathways Manager
“There were some nerves, but once they go and have their first run the nerves go out of the system,” Cavallaro said.
“They are excited to wear the Sydney Roosters colours as every young boy and girl is, and it was good to see some football.
“I thought the boys and girls played well considering they have been out of the game for nine or 10 months and have been training for nine weeks now.
“There are some little things they need to work on, but I was impressed with their effort.”
The Club’s Tarsha Gale and Harold Matthews sides will take on Illawarra on the Central Coast on Saturday, January 23. The SG Ball team will be involved in a three-way trial on the same day with Illawarra and Manly.
The second round of trials will be the last pre-season games before starting the 2021 season against Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground on February 6.
Central Coast Roosters will begin their Harold Matthews campaign against Balmain Tigers at Leichhardt Oval.