coffee and soccer in Young, NSW

Monday, 8 August 2011


Australia has, quite simply, the most gorgeous country towns. Around two hours north-west of Canberra, the country town of Young (pop. 7,400) is a buzzing, historical town, nestled into some pretty beautiful countryside. It's bursting with pretty streets and stunning buildings, and is actually known as the Cherry Capital of Australia.














Our drive to Young from Canberra was shrouded in a pretty thick fog, but once we broke into Young proper, the day morphed into something much more sunshiney, with a light wind. Perfect for a soccer tournament.

Riley was chosen to represent the Under 8s team for the Monaro Panthers - and what a team they turned out to be. The grounds of Gus Smith Oval were crammed with teams of various age levels and it was so wonderful to see so many girls represent. Even Riley's team had a superstar girl onboard.

Wandering around town experiencing some fabulous coffees and nibbles and shopping, this was a rare opportunity to spend some family time together. We then spent the day cheering on the Panthers, and to our surprise and delight, the Under 8s took out the trophy!

Feeling a little hoarse today, but after a day of full sunshine and much smiling, we all slept like babies last night. Enjoy this peek at our wonderful day... and at beautiful Young.



 







































What more does a young lad need? A whoopee cushion, a new money box and a winning trophy...

5 comments:

Grant Buck said...

Fantastic work young Riley, not too bad on the photography either Mum

Rosalind said...

That is great! Congratulations Riley and the under 8's :-) Great pics. Did you get a peek at any good thrift stores?

Tania McCartney said...

Thanks, Uncle Grant! And thanks for the lovely call tonight, too.

Ros, almost everything was closed! I had a longing peek through the Emporium window... :(

tiarastantrums said...

YEAH Riley!!

Dani said...

I can only imagine how proud you both are! I'm blaming PMT but this brought tears to my eyes. My how he has grown! Well done Riley! You are a champ! XXX

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