Victory was the order of the day at the Broulee Dolphins Annual Two Blues Gala Day. It was a huge day of rugby for the Dolphins with six matches scheduled at Captain Oldrey Park. The gala day is also an opportunity for the club to thank their sponsors for their valuable support. All sponsors in attendance were treated with VIP catering and appreciation certificates presented by the club’s junior players.
Unfortunately, the undefeated U10s received a forfeit for their match, but that was where the disappointment ended.
The festival mood started before kick-off with the South Coast’s newest group 2 ConfuZed rocking the park with their covers of some crowd-pleasing hits.
The U16s were the first team on the paddock, taking on Radford College. Radford got the better of Broulee in their previous encounter so the stakes were high. The Dolphins played with tenacity, dominating the Radford forwards to grind out a gutsy 36-22 win.
The U12s hit the field next to battle Vikings Division 1. Like the U16s, the Dolphins were looking to avenge their loss to Vikings earlier this season. It was blue and blue all the way with the Dolphins leading from start to finish in a fast-paced encounter, taking the win 17-10.
The stakes couldn’t be higher for the U14s who were searching for their first victory of 2017 against Marist College. A season of hardwork and true commitment paid off for the boys who ground away for a first half lead and then came back on in the second half in demolition mode to record a 34-5 victory.
Above: Broulee Dolphins U14s player Archie Hadley
The crowd was on a high and were looking for the icing on the cake as the Broulee GOD Squad took on the Vincentia Van Goughs in a veterans match. The GOD Squad was a mixture of Dolphins old and new with many of the junior coaches pulling on the boots to put their money where their mouth was. The glory days returned to Captain Oldrey for 40 minutes with sharp line running, silky passing and some dubious work at the breakdown keeping the vocal crowd on their feet.
Above: Broulee Dolphins GOD Squad
There was also plenty of feedback coming from the junior players on the sideline, testing some pearls of wisdom on their coaches, dads and grandads. The Broulee backs were the difference in the 25-10 victory.
Not to be outdone, the Broulee Senior squad returned to the field for an exhibition match. As the veterans compared their war wounds they were treated to a fast paced and high skilled game of sevens. There were some gold medal performances on the paddock and a treat of running rugby for the spectators. The Dolphins made it five wins from five games for the day with their win over the Harlequins.
After the day’s festivities, the families headed to the Tomakin Sports and Social Club for the Two Blues Ball. It was an entertaining evening with live entertainment from The Nashberries keeping the dance floor rocking. There were raffles, games and auctions that helped raise valuable funds for the club. A fantastic evening was enjoyed by all.
The Broulee Dolphins would like to take this opportunity to thank the following sponsors for 2017 for their generous support of the club:
Tomakin Sports and Social Club
AMH Holden Moruya
The Mossy Café
Red Kombi Screenprinting
Batehaven Denture Clinic
Bay Brake and Clutch
South Coast Smash Repairs
New Bay Mowers
Kookaburra Heating & Plumbing