The Tamworth Roosters had a promising debut in the AFL North West under 14s competition over the weekend.
The new competition kicked off on Sunday with the Roosters, the Glen Innes Celts and the Inverell Saints doing battle at Bellevue Oval in Armidale.
They played four games apiece with the Roosters and Celts scoring one win each while the Saints were the dominant side on the day with four victories.
The Roosters started the day with two losses before claiming their inaugural victory against the Celts in their third game.
Roosters co-coaches Ben Jaffrey and Greg Vallender were chuffed with the team's performance.
"Me and Greg couldn't be prouder of how all the kids played on Sunday," Jaffrey said.
"They got better with every half of footy they played - individually and as a team - and they'll all continue to do that."
The Roosters were a little short-staffed in Armidale but received a helping hand from other clubs.
"We had some players from Armidale and Glen Innes play for us which was great. They fit right into the team," Jaffrey said.
"Seeing them gel as a team was probably the most pleasing thing on the day - along with the smiles on their faces at the end of it all."
Josh Vallender and Jacob Thorsen both had big days for the Roosters. They were both named in Tamworth's best for all four matches.
Liam Bramley kicked five goals and was also a prominent name in the side's best players while Alexander Morgan-Giles snagged three goals for the day.