U12 Sharks, Adam D’Aloia and Mattaes Phillipou, have recently returned from Queensland after proudly representing South Australia in Under 12 State Football.
Trials for the Under 12 State team (SAPSASA) commenced back in April this year. An extensive number of footballers from all over SA took part in the 6 week trialling process, before the final squad was announced.
Throughout the week of competition, the SA team had comfortable wins over Northern Territory, Tasmania and Queensland. The Semi-Final saw a physical contest against Western Australia, with SA prevailing 6.8 to 3.9.
This set up a Grand Final match against Victoria, with both teams being undefeated to this point. After a very hard fought encounter, Victoria prevailed 8.11 to 2.7.
Both Adam and Mattaes played well throughout the competition, had a week jammed pack full of great memories, new friendships were formed, and both boys loved the experience.