Junior Giants dominate finals to snatch DB Cup


Junior teams and coaches played their part in securing the DB Cup at Byron Bay.

The Mullumbimby Giants Junior Rugby League side has made 20-year history by wrapping their hands around the Derek Brouwer Cup.

‘It is with great pride that I can finally say that the Giants have achieved the unthinkable, and have brought the DB cup home for the first time in 20 years,’ Aiden Trudgen junior club captain said.

The Giants entered three junior teams in the tournament, the under-7s blue (development side) and gold teams as well as the under-8s, and all three made the finals.

The u/7s gold and the u/8s went the whole way to win their groups and the combined effort gave the club the championship.

The DB Cup was played against nine teams over two weekends in early August.

The Giants’ Juniors have struggled with numbers all year, with just two teams in regular competitions (u/13s and u/16s) and the other age groups all struggling to fill the bench, Aiden said.

‘Although winning is good and enjoyable, the friendship and bonds that are made here are lifelong and teach valuable life skills,’ he said.

The Giants Juniors are bolstered by two girls in Mia Mckenzie (u/7s) and Ruby Taylor (u/12s) who are ‘achieving great footy and will grow to be strong independent female role models,’ Aiden said.

If any parents or kids are interested in joining the Giants they are welcome to come down to a training, make some new friends and have a good time, he said.

Contact number for memberships 2017 is 0403 503 087.

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