NORTHERN Storm have produced two of the best junior teams in all of North Coast Football this season.
The Northern Storm Hurricanes and Tornadoes are both undefeated in their respective 17 and 16 Boys competitions.
The Hurricanes sit at the top of the 17 Boys ladder with an amazing goal difference of 46 in their 8 wins, having scored 49 and conceded just 3 goals.
It’s a similar story with the Tornadoes scoring 33 goals and conceding just once in their 6 wins as they sit atop the 16 Boys ladder.
Northern Storm president Craig Caruana said competing for senior spots made the two junior squads such a strong proposition.
“What we try to do is they train with the Coastal Premier League players, and try out for a spot in the men’s team, and if they don’t get picked, they go back to juniors,” he said.
“All of the kids are keen to play high level football, and the main goal for them competing for spots to play in the CPL, and they know that if they do get picked that they aren’t just making up the numbers.
“We’ve also had players that have played NPL, but have come back to play club football.”
Caruana said the camaraderie amongst the players played a big part in both the Northern Storm Hurricanes and Tornadoes success.
“They are good mates off the field, and on Saturday night they had a FIFA gaming tournament,” he said.
‘They’re happy to hang out and happy to be in each other’s company, and that helps with their teamwork on the field.”
Photo – the Northern Storm 15’s team in 2021, many of whom have gone on to play in the 16’s in 2022.