Well what a fantastic day for Team Match-aid, on Saturday 25th June at the Junior Nationals at Partridge Lakes. A day of sun light wind and heavy rain burst early on in the first 20 mins.
Following the rainfall there was some activity and catching appeared steady.
After a couple of hours of dry sunbursts the pace quietened for some.
Both teams Cadets & Juniors fished outstanding during the course of the day. Jake Pope winning the individual cadets overall, what a amazing result for this young man and a fantastic achievement as not many can say that. Cadets team 2nd on the day which shows you the quality of anglers we have there coming through the ranks.
Junior's got 3rd overall and more medals for them with several in the Top 10 which is a great platform for Match-Aid to build on now for next year. Congratulations to you all and thank you parents for helping match-aid and supporting us. Thank you Paul Grindle for the donation to Match-Aid and to Paul Roberts and Grant Jump for getting the Tops for both teams there on the day. Hayley Goldsmith of Bait-Tech for the sponsorship of Match-Aid, also thanks must go to Printbiz for fulfilling our regalia order at short notice, long may both continue. Also thanks must go to Steve Allen and Elliot Newman for the leadership of getting the teams all sorted and just thanks to everyone who help us trying to achieve our goal which is to help set up more groups and more juniors around the country get into our fantastic sport.