From Bunbury to Perth for the Force
With the Force’s community club rewards initiative underway, one of WA’s newest regional clubs, the South West Spirit, were only too eager to hop on a bus for the two-hour ride to Perth to watch their first game of Global Rapid Rugby.
Coming together from Bunbury’s three junior teams, the Junior Barbarians, the Junior Bulls and the Junior Beetles, the Spirit travels up to the city every weekend to be a part of the Perth-based junior rugby competition.
A huge shoutout to South West Spirit Rugby Union for travelling all the way from Bunbury to watch the Force play on Friday night!
How’s that for rugby spirit! ?
— Western Force (@westernforce) June 5, 2019
The clubs secretary Johan Smit said coming to Perth to watch the Western Force, a club the boys hope to one day play for, is an amazing experience for all.
“I think everyone was really looking forward to this game, as you can see there is a huge crowd here. Everyone is enjoying it, all the boys and all the parents, they have all been really looking forward to this. There is a lot of excitement,” Smit said.
“Unfortunately the boys don’t get to see this [the Western Force] very much, but with the South West Spirit they get to see a lot more rugby now that we get to play our fixtures in locations around Perth.”
One of the Spirit’s promising, up-and-coming player, Julius Bain, said coming to watch the Force has been a treat for someone who doesn’t get to watch much rugby.
“I’m pumped, the Force is doing great and it is such an exciting, energetic game,” Bain said.
“Our club hasn’t been up for very long, and this is the first time we have been able to come, but I am excited for more!”
The South West Spirit is part of our Community rugby celebrates with the Western Force campaign and is in the running to earn their club some great prizes.