Oxley Vale Attunga Claim 2021 Northern Inland Premier Division Minor Premiership

September 6th, 2021

Oxley Vale Attunga FC have now gone two seasons undefeated in the Premier Division. They finished the 2021 season on top of the table and secured the Minor Premiership with five rounds of the regular season left to play.

Oxley Vale Attunga FC continued their winning ways in 2021 after victories in both Premier Division first grade and reserve grade grand finals in 2020.

“The club has continued their strong performance on the field in 2021. It is a credit to all the players and team officials involved” said Northern Inland Regional Coordinator Toby McVey.

As well as claiming the first grade Minor Premiership, Oxley Vale Attunga FC are reserve grade Minor Premiers and have also been awarded the Northern Inland Club Championship for 2021.

Should the NSW lockdown be lifted on Friday 10 September, Oxley Vale Attunga FC will get the chance to claim back-to-back grand final victories. Semi finals are scheduled for 18 September with the grand final played on 25 September.

If the lockdown is extended no grand final winners or runners up will be awarded for 2021.

 

Tim Coates – Oxley Vale Attunga FC Coach

General Comment
OVA Mushies started the year with the ambition of winning back-to-back Minor Premierships in both Premier Division grades, with the bonus of the Club Championship also. The mission was achieved, prior to lockdown and in last game played the defeat of South Untied FC in first grade ensured job done. Mushies have a proud history and look forward to this year’s youth joining the senior ranks next year.

Reasons for success?
The club’s success stems from strong administration and leadership by Club President, Mitchell O’Keefe and his team coupled with player development, attraction and retainment.

What was different this year?
The squad this year had depth and passion, like it does every year but this one just seemed to go the extra bit.

Can you go back-to-back with grand final wins?
Not sure if we will get grand finals in this year but back-to-back minor premierships in both grades is a real achievement for the club, one we look forward to defending in 2022. The year also saw first grade undefeated for the second season in a row, no mean feat in any level of any sport.

Lachlan Browne – Captain

Reasons for success?
Good squad depth with competition for places bringing out the best in players.

Can you win the grand final?
Yes.

Do you think the lockdown will affect your chances of going back-to-back should we return for finals football?
No. We have a mixture of experienced heads and quality young players who will be able to handle the situation.

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