Gungie Origin returns, thrilling players involved

UNITED: The Westhaven Maroons listening in before they took to the field on Sunday. Photo: JO IVEY.

UNITED: The Westhaven Maroons listening in before they took to the field on Sunday. Photo: JO IVEY.

The first Gungie Origin match of 2017 was played on Sunday at Kennard Park. 

The league tag series is played by the Westhaven Maroons, a team made up of Westhaven clients and the Gungie Blues, which is made up of people in the Wellington community, including local police.

The overall winner of the three games between the Westhaven Maroons and the Gungie Blues will take home the coveted Gungie Cup.

The game kicked off early in the day and was played in conjunction with the Wellington Cowboys and Nyngan Tigers match.

After a tight tussle, the final score was 5-4 in the favour Blues.

Mason Anderson from the Westhaven Maroons has been involved in the tournament over the years, and said he was thrilled to play again.

“It’s the third time I’ve played. It’s good to be back out.”

Despite the loss, Mason was confident the Maroons would reply.

“We’ll come back. Maybe we’ll have a training session and a meeting. We’ll be ready,” he said.

Mason said he thinks the best aspect of the Gungie Origin program is the relationships participants build.

“We make a lot of friends and bond, I can’t wait to hit the field again.”

The Gungie Origin has been running since 2014 as a way to promote inclusivity and positive team spirit in our community.

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