At Northern Redbacks we take great pride in developing and helping young players to play at the highest level their talent and desire can take them, whilst also encouraging them to be competitive and hungry for success.
This can sometimes mean we push players into higher levels to challenge them, rather than keep them in their appropriate age group.
In 2017 our U15's took out the league and cup double in their age group, and in 2018 our U16's repeated that feat in their age group.
Our 2018 U18's team had a majority of players that could have still played U18's but we had no choice but to play them in an adult league and they competed in the Senior Metropolitan League finishing in an impressive 3rd position.
In 2019 our juniors achieved success in every age group. Our 14's won their league, going undefeated in the process. They were runners up in the Cup and took out the Top 4 title as well, and seven of the squad have gone on to play in the NTC for the 2020 season. The U16's were even more impressive as they won the league, the Cup, the Top 4 and Australind tournament, whilst our U18's won the Cup and finished runners up in the Top 4.
Since 2017 we have also had many players represent WA at State schoolgirl and State level from U12 to U17 level, and take as much pride in those achievements as we do in winning trophies and competitions.
For the 2020 season, we will again be fielding three junior teams in the U14's, U16's and U18's leagues, but we will be challenging all of these players to play in higher teams as much as possible and where their age allows.
With over 90 players under the age of 21, the future is bright for Northern Redbacks.