Eastern Suburbs Hornets junior rugby league siblings (from left) Byron andRiley Walker, Tyla and Kaleb Ammenhauser, Ben and Owen Hawks at Father Ranger Oval on Sunday.
Eastern Suburbs Hornets junior rugby league siblings (from left) Byron andRiley Walker, Tyla and Kaleb Ammenhauser, Ben and Owen Hawks at Father Ranger Oval on Sunday.

Family share success on Downs

OWEN Hawks doesn’t care if he is a forward or a back, he just wants to wear the number 11 of Eastern Suburbs just like his hero Nathan Hindmarsh.

He and his brother Ben were in a Suburbs team which played an under-8 demonstration game against Collegians on Sunday at Father Ranger Oval.

The Suburbs team included three players from the U8 age groups who played with their brothers from the U7 team last Sunday. While Owen Hawks just wants to wear number 11, Riley Walker enjoys running with the ball and Kaleb Ammenhauser simply likes playing.

It is the same in Warwick netball.

Three of the players in the winning Darling Downs inter-district netball team from the 15-years age group had sisters in title-winning 13-years teams this season.

The Warwick 13 years netball team, which includes three of the siblings Josie McCosker, Aimee Ridge and Amelia Cowley, only lost one of its 20 games for the season in division 2.

The girls’ sisters, Gabby McCosker, Chenae Ridge and Elizabeth Cowley, played in the unbeaten 15-years inter-district team which won division 3.

The Cowley sisters have played netball for the past seven years and both are defenders, Elizabeth at goal keeper and Amelia at wing defence.

Both Ridge girls are goal shooters which means plenty of backyard competitions to see who gets 10 goals in a row first.

“It helps we both play the same position,” Chenae said.

In contrast, the McCoskers played different areas of the court; Gabby is a centre court player and Josie a defender.


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