Harrow-Balmoral have been awarded the Champion Club award at the Horsham District league vote count

Rob Close, Tereasa Hobbs
Rob Close, Tereasa Hobbs

HARROW-BALMORAL has taken home the Horsham District league Champion Club award. 

The award is decided on points in teams from football and netball that have made it into the finals series. 

This is the second year running the Southern Roos have taken home the plaque. 

Harrow-Balmoral has four teams playing in grand finals on Saturday. 

Southern Roos vice president Rob Close said the award is very important to the club. 

“It means that a lot of our guys are doing things right,” he said. 

“Our committee, our support base, our volunteers and of course our players and so fourth are all supporting us. 

“I think that if all the support base, the committee and the volunteers are there and do everything right players will come and like the environment.” 

Close said giving players and families a good environment to be around encourages them to stay at the club. 

“And then they become loyal to our area,” he said. 

“We’ve got to thank them and also the people who support and run it.” 

Close said the entire club is looking forward to the senior football grand final on Saturday. 

“We will be working as hard as we certainly can,” he said. 

Close said president of the Southern Roos Rosemary Langley deserves an honourable mention for making the season and club operate as smoothly as it has. 

“She has been fantastic, unbelievable, she has it all,” he said. 

“She’s enthusiastic and works extremely hard and we’re just so lucky to have people like that to run our club.”  

Secretary of Harrow-Balmoral Tereasa Hobbs said having a club like hers around a small community is extremely important. 

“It’s very important,” she said. 

“We have kids that go away to university but they still come back because of the culture of the club with the friends and family there. 

“And that’s what we try to instil in the memory that it’s very important that we continue that along.”