Our first home game for the year in front of our new club rooms.
The first qtr was a scrappy affair as both teams tried to gain the ascendancy in the contest. When we were able to win the contest and get some flow in our ball movement we were able to give our forwards are good look at put Mulgrave’s defence under pressure. We went to the first break 9 pts up. In the second quarter Mulgrave really lifted their work rate around the ground and their pressure at the contest. This resulted in us having to lift our work rate and pressure which we weren’t able to do. Which was disappointing. We went to half time 2 points up. The third quarter was another scrappy affair as both defences held firm and made scoring hard to come by. Once again Mulgrave’s pressure around the contest was telling as they continued to win in tight. Two points separated us at three quarter time. In the last quarter. We were able to put Mulgrave’s defence under pressure as we continued to work hard to lock it in our forward half. We just couldn’t put the scoreboard pressure on and this allowed Mulgrave to stay in the game. The end result was a tight 10point win. This game was not one of our better ones, but to walk away with the four points while not at our best is always pleasing. Go Redbacks!! Brett Rowe Senior Coach
One week to go!!!
The women's competition kicks off this week but our girls have a bye so will have to wait another week before getting out there with the Redback's jumper on for the 2022 season! I can assure you we're ready and the girls cannot wait!! Go Redbacks!! Darren Ashcroft Women’s Senior Coach
Leading into the Mulgrave game we knew we were going to have a tough game on our hands with only being able to name 16 players on Thursday night, however come Saturday we had a full team and we asked the team to “expect the unexpected”
And sure enough, with a great start from all the fellas we were right in the game at the first two breaks, coming out after half time with some belief and some great individual efforts, the boys put it all on the field. Sadly come the last quarter it became obvious we had run out of legs and unfortunately as we had no bench to rotate anymore, Mulgrave kicked away to have a 6 goal win over us in the end. All in all it was a great effort from our fellas and again with some more training and some returning numbers after Easter, the future will be much better and something to look forward to. Go Redbacks!!
Round 1It was finally good to back after another interrupted season in 2021. After another good off season, we recruited well and added 8 new players. Welcome to the club!
Tom Murfett, Lachie Stewart, Noah Adkins, Jacob and Jeremy Broad all from North Ringwood. Jesse McCarthy from Doncaster and Willis Stamation and Jack Sargeant from East Ringwood.
Our first-round game against The Basin was our first real hit out together as a group, although we didn’t get the start we were looking for we took a lot of positives out of the game.
Best Players: J McCarthy, E Rorke, J Pritchard, J Sanders, J Stone
Our second game saw us back at home against Mulgrave. We started well kicking into a slight breeze and our ball movement was excellent which gave us good looks going forward, kicking the first two of the game and into quarter time with a 5-point lead.
The second quarter Mulgrave had most of the play and with the use of the wind our back six worked well only allowing three goals for the quarter. We had plenty of opportunities into the wind but just couldn’t quite put it on the scoreboard and went into half time down by 9 points. Third quarter was the difference and although we had the wind we didn’t make the most of our opportunities whilst in the final quarter Mulgrave did, eventually running out 29 point winners.
Best Players : T Murfett, L Stewart, Jacob Broad, J Sanders, C George.
Adam Waugh Under 19s coach
Our netball ladies have had a great start to the season! Both White and Black are currently 2-0 and sitting within the top 4 on the ladder.
Round 3 this week:
White vs Coldstream at 7.45pm H.E. Parker court 2
Black vs Nunawading at 8.35pm Oxley court 1Thanks Abbey Go Redbacks!!