Trundle Boomers claim first minor premiership title in 35 years

IN 1981, Dolly Parton was rocking nine to five, Indiana Jones found the Raiders of the Lost Ark and Charles and Diana tied the knot.

More importantly, the Trundle Boomers claimed the 1981 Bogan Cup minor premiership.

Fast forward 35 years and while the former three have faded into oblivion, the Boomers are back, claiming the 2016 Woodbridge Cup minor prize thanks to a cracking regular season campaign.

With 15 wins from 18 games, it’s the first time the club has finished on top of the ladder since 1981 and Boomers secretary Leisa Rowlands said the club was thrilled headed into the 2016 Woodbridge Cup finals series.

“We’ve got a motto this year: three teams, one club,” Rowlands said, Trundle joining the Woodbridge Cup in 2004.

“There’s just a great vibe at the club at the moment. The men’s and women’s side get to the ground each week hours before they have to just to lend a hand and watch the youth league boys run around.

“The support we’ve received from not only Trundle, but the Tullamore region as well has been fantastic. We’ve been really lucky.”

Trundle, led by coach Jesse Durning, will likely have to contend with the second-placed Condobolin or third-placed Manildra in the major semi-final at Trundle in a little over a week’s time.

Rowlands predicted the Trundle population of a little under 400 to sky rocket come game time.

“It’s always hard to gauge, but we’d be expecting the population of the town to at least double. It’s going to be a great day.”

“It makes all of the hard work the whole committee has done well worth it. It’s the first time we’ve had all three grades  – first grade, youth league and league tag – we’ve got 72 registered players … it’s just really great to be part of the club at the moment.”