Undefeated Orcas working towards another spectacle this coming Nationals
The East Coast Orcas Girls 10s have been undefeated champions since 2018, aiming to take out the 2020 Junior Australian Championships for the third year in a row.
Following a remarkable 6-1 victory in the 2019 Grand Final, the Orcas have their hearts set on chasing their third consecutive National Championship in October.
Majority of these talented girls started playing Oztag at a very young age, tracing back to when the association was previously known as East Coast Stingers.
Proud Coach, Lawrence Last made clear that the girls’ love for the game has been the main contributor to their reigning success.
“They’re dedicated and they all love Oztag. For majority of them it’s the first sport they want to play. They are a great bunch of girls and are just real competitive,” Mr Last said.
“As part of their training, the girls play up in the Under 12s at their local competition. And two years ago, they won the Grandfinal in that age group,” he said.
Talent aside, the passion these girls share stem from a foundation of friendship according to Mr Last, allowing them to be on the same wavelength when it comes to Oztag.
“They’re all really good mates, like if one girl has a birthday party, they’re all invited and literally play Oztag for the birthday party,” he said.
With the 2020 Orca’s team named today, Mr Last gave an insight into what they will be focusing on to uphold their national title in October.
“Defence. Defence is everything. They’ve got it in their head that if they defend and score just one try, they win the game,” he said.
The Orca’s Girls 10s will compete at the upcoming Junior Australian Championships in Coffs Harbour over the 18th, 19th and 20th of October.