Young Meteors soar with hope for premiership repeat

Jackson Lems is tackled during his team’s 2-0 loss to Clinton.
Jackson Lems is tackled during his team’s 2-0 loss to Clinton. Mike Richards

JACKSON Lems had a goal coming through junior football of delivering his club Meteors a senior side, which had not happened in years.

Last year, he went one better and won a premiership in the 1st Division competition.

Now trying to back the effort up, the young Meteors have quickly gone from the enthusiastic team throwing everything at their more experienced counterparts to the team hunted around the league.

Lems has been at the club for 14 years, and is proud of helping his side to such an elite profile.

"Since under 6s, 1st Division started three years ago," he said.

"I am in the sixth season of seniors. We didn't have one for many years."

Still playing with a lot of his mates from juniors, Lems is keen to again finish the season as the best side.

He is wary of the competition and its strength though, the initial goal to make the top four and then attack from there.

"I think we can make the top four," he said. "I think it's going to be a tough season, I have seen all the teams play and it is very good."

It has been a mixed start to the year for the Meteors, who lost to Clinton on Saturday afternoon.

"They played a lot better than we did, that was their first win in two years," Lems said.

Local football results:

  • Yaralla 4 d Valleys 0
  • Clinton 2 d Meteors 0
  • CQ Mariners 4 d BITS 2

Topics:  football gladstone sport meteors soccer