The good showing across all grades by Griffith FC has been capped off this week as Capital Football handed out the awards for NPL 1 Youth competition for 2021.
Dane O'Connor was the only winner from a Griffith FC side as he came away with the golden boot in the under 14s competition after finishing with 16 goals.
O'Connor's best haul came against Wagga City Wanderers when he found the back of five times, which included a first-half hat-trick in their round 10 clash.
It was shaping up to be a strong end to the season for the Griffith FC sides before the season was unfortunately cancelled due to the lockdowns in both NSW and ACT.
The under 13s had been on form all season and looked like they would be one of the favourites to take out the tile at the end of the season.
Ryan Calabria finished as the top scorer for the Griffith FC side with 13 goals from 18 games which included a four-goal haul against Belconnen United.
While Griffith FC did finish on top of the ladder when the season was ended early, they, unfortunately, missed out on being awarded the title on a countback to Canberra Olympic due to Olympic having played one less game than the Griffith side.
The under 14s also looked set to give the finals a good shake, having battled hard all season to finish in fourth; however they would have had a tough run at the premiership against powerhouses Canberra Olympic, Canberra Croatia and Gungahlin United.
The goal-scoring was largely off the back of O'Connor, whose almost a goal-a-game average leading the way, with Bethany Piva, Luca Piva and Sebastian Patane the next best with three goals each.
It was a tough season for the under 16s who had to wait until the 13th round of the season to pick up their first win of the season, having suffered a lot of narrow losses in the opening stages of the season.
Jake Calabria led the way for Griffith in the age group and finished third in the golden boot race with 11 goals from 16 games, with Pearson Kasawaya just a goal further behind.
The under 18s were starting to find their stride in the back end of the season after a tough start and wouldn't have been able to reach the finals even with three wins from their final games that remained when the season was paused.
Alexander Careri finished as Griffith's top scorer in the 18s with six goals from 15 games, while Jonathan Codemo scored five.
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