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Junior footy club wins praise for sportsmanship after big win

A junior footy club on the Mornington Peninsula has been lauded, simply for displaying the seemingly dying art of being a good sport.

Neil Mitchell was contacted by Matt Keogh, coach of the Balnarring under-10s.

He said while no scores were recorded, his young team was regularly thrashed by 20 goals or more.

Unfortunately, it’s led to a fair bit of sledging each week from the opposition.

“It doesn’t always happen, but when it does the kids get a little upset about it,” Mr Keogh explained on 3AW.

“Trying to keep the morale up is tough at the best of times when they’re losing, but when they’re copping it from the other kids, it just makes it even harder.”

But the opposite happened last weekend against Rye.

“At the end of the game the opposition kids were just fantastic,” Mr Keogh said.

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