Bellingen Bats Under 9s dominate the southern division

Back - Winston Munro, Saul Easman, Alex Lopez, FinlaySampbell
Front - Perry Hannah, Rio Luther Barr, Riley Barr, Sonny Filmer and Mollie Bailey
Back - Winston Munro, Saul Easman, Alex Lopez, FinlaySampbell Front - Perry Hannah, Rio Luther Barr, Riley Barr, Sonny Filmer and Mollie Bailey

The under 9s Bellingen Bats finished a fantastic season by being undefeated at the Coffs Lions Gala Day.

The soccer team played four matches against tough opposition from the northern division, with three wins and a draw to wrap up a very successful year.

Throughout the season the team has improved significantly as they started to keep their formations, play with width, attack from all angles and defend wholeheartedly.

They have been together for a few seasons now and it shows in their play. They have a certain degree of understanding of each other's capabilities, strengths and weaknesses and they've been very supportive of each other throughout.

The team spirit and camaraderie run deep and have been a big reason for their success this year where they won all but two matches with plenty of skill and determination.

Congratulations to the team for a very enjoyable and successful season, and good luck on the bigger field next year in the 10s!