Beach depth on show

Craig Hall, a tough competitor who set the bar for his teammates

While much of the attention in the first half of the season, the club’s depth also been made abundantly clear.

Remarkably the Hybrid Linings C5-Grade and the Beast Carpet Cleaning C5-Reserves have mirrored the efforts of the club’s A-Grade and A-Reserves outfits to stand undefeated atop their respective ladders.

Tomorrow they will play on the northern oval at roughly the same time as the two senior teams so the North Beach faithful will get the opportunity to cast an eye over the talent within their ranks. No doubt they will be impressed.

C5 captain Craig Hall is a heart and soul player, a man who leads by example and he has great experience around him. Half-back Matt Irvine was an automatic A-Grade selection before taking a break in 2020, Shane Duckworth and ruckman Tom DeCourtenay have also played senior footy.

There’s some exciting youngsters as well, with Callum Corbett, Liam Hunter and Travis Corbett.

It’s a similar story for the C5-Reserves with some accomplished players like Joel Brown, Liam Vardy, Josh Cuzens, Adam Miotti and Sam Zehnder surrounded by youth like Nic Baroni, Isaac Seidner, Jayden Hunt and Ben Pedulla all capable – and likely – to push higher up the grades.

The play Baldivis, who have had a tough season, so the Beach should win comfortably. Just the same it will be enlightening to see those teams in action.

The Grange Residential I-Grade and the Peak Body Fitness C4-Grade women will also play on a big program at Charles Riley while the Indian Ocean Hotel Brett Jones Colts, the Beyond Tools E2-Grade and the GJ Osplumb E3-Grade will travel for their engagements this week.