Sport, local sport,

Throughout Sunday, dozens of the region’s most talented football players took part in a series of Cookbundoon games that showcased their talent. A number of age group teams from the Southern NSW and Western NSW Boys training programs played against each other to test their skills. Four age groups played on that day, including those under 13, under 14, under 15 and under 16. Southern Tablelands Football Association director Craig Norris said that high-level youth football here is not only a boon for the association but also for aspiring young players. “It’s good for our players to see this action,” said Norris. “They see what that skill level is like because they see that they have reached that level. It’s always good to have these kinds of games and get people into town.” There was a Goulburn resident who played for the Southern U13 team named Caolan Hazell. Sunday’s games were supposed to be late at Goulburn, but Norris said it was likely the teams would have played at Cookbundoon anyway. “We’re pretty quick to put our hands out on this type of thing, but Southern and Western usually try to meet here because it’s in the middle for them,” he said. “It wasn’t planned, but we got a late call and they asked if we could host. We’re always ready for it.” As STFA’s reputation as a football center continues to grow, Norris hopes the construction of the new dressing rooms will allow the association to host more high-level tournaments in the future. “Once we have this facility, which has a meeting room, they can run courses too,” he said. “We reach out for almost anything that comes in our way. Our thinking process is that our players can see that they are at this level and can push themselves.” Did you know that the Goulburn Post now offers breaking news and a weekly email newsletter? Stay up to date on all the local news: sign up here.

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February 15, 2021 – 10:00 a.m.

Throughout Sunday, dozens of the region’s most talented football players took part in a series of Cookbundoon games that showcased their talent.

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Photos: Zac Lowe.

A number of age group teams from the Southern NSW and Western NSW Boys training programs played against each other to test their skills.

Four age groups played on that day, including those under 13, under 14, under 15 and under 16.

Southern Tablelands Football Association director Craig Norris said that high-level youth football here is not only a boon for the association but also for aspiring young players.

“It’s good for our players to see this action,” said Norris.

“They see what that skill level is like because they see that they have reached that level. It’s always good to have these kinds of games and get people into town.”

There was a Goulburn resident who played for the Southern U13 team named Caolan Hazell.

Sunday’s games were supposed to be late at Goulburn, but Norris said it was likely the teams would have played at Cookbundoon anyway.

“We’re pretty quick to put our hands out on this type of thing, but Southern and Western usually try to meet here because it’s in the middle for them,” he said.

“It wasn’t planned, but we got a late call and they asked if we could host. We’re always ready for it.”

As STFA’s reputation as a football center continues to grow, Norris hopes the construction of the new dressing rooms will allow the association to host more high-level tournaments in the future.

“Once we have this facility, which has a meeting room, they can run courses too,” he said.

“We reach out for almost anything that comes in our way. Our thinking process is that our players can see that they are at this level and can push themselves.”

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