The Narromine Jets have had a tough season across all four grades but, the Under 18s broke through for their first win of the season on Sunday.
The Jets defeated Wellington 28-16 which also moves them off the bottom of the ladder into sixth position.
Narromine coach Phil Carney knows his side deserved the weekend's win.
"The boys have worked extremely hard throughout the year," he said.
"Regardless of the previous results, I can see the team building.
"They never complained or worried, they just wanted to represent Narromine and the team that they play with."
Carney said one of the most pleasing aspects of the season so far was watching the players grow and improve.
"The individual improvement which has transferred into the team," he said.
"Which is always great and I guess allowing people to identify their roles plus their strengths and weaknesses in those roles.
"Obviously, they transfer that into a team environment or situation, in which we come together and get the result, you know which is a victory for the lads."
As is the case in the Under 18s competition most of the players are finishing school or beginning to work full time, making getting to training and games tough.
"Definitely so," Carney said.
"With some of our team members, work is quite challenging and some of them have to work a long distance away.
"For them to make training some weeks is not possible, you know, when you've got players working out at Walgett or Condobolin.
"You don't have a contingent of players there and that definitely makes it hard."
Carney feels things are different now compared to when he was a similar age.
"In terms of becoming adults, football is probably not a priority like it was when I was a young fella," he said.
"There is a whole heap of social factors impacting a player's ability to make it week in and week out."
While the Jets have struggled in the top grade, Carney's 18s often jump in to train with the side as well as the reserve grade.
"We the 18s jump in with the seniors on a Tuesday night," he said.
"We want to allow the players to see the hard work they put in, I know they haven't had the desired results they are chasing either.
"But for the club together regardless how challenging things are throughout the group. I think we all love to represent the community."
Communities like Narromine, Nyngan and Wellington all get behind their local football teams regardless of how they are going.
"We understand that we don't have the luxury of large numbers," Carney said.
"So if we can all work together in a community and a club fashion.
"Obviously it's going to bring about a bit of change which is what we are chasing here."
Carney could not pick a player specifically he has been impressed by this year because he is proud of the entire squad.
"Every player who turns up week in, week out but even some of the boys who can't make it every week," he said.
"Everyone who has represented the club and the community.
"I'm grateful for the boys to able to contribute what they can and that can't go unrecognised.
"They are all out their trying their best."
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