We didn’t know what to expect when we faced Oakleigh Districts being a new club from the Southern Football league.
Our main focus was making sure we brought good energy to the game, through our pressure around the contest and making sure our ball movement was what we wanted.
We were able to do this for the whole game as we continued to win the contested ball and give our forwards good looks at the footy.
The pleasing aspect out of the game was how we continued to bring each other into the game and not play selfish footy which can happen when you win as comfortably as we did.
The end result was a 156pt win.
We will move on and now focus on Templestowe.
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It felt like an eternity from our last game last year, and a very long pre-season, but this week at Jubilee with all four teams playing in a row, it was a great start.
Having gone up a grade this year, from 2nd division to 1st division we knew it would be a challenge this year for our women's team in a very competitive competition.
As our start for our women's competition was last week we started with a bye and got a good look at the scores of our competitors.
And it Happened to be that our first game this week was against what looks to be the team to beat in our division.
Before the game had started and well into our first quarter the girls nerves probably had the best of them; in saying that the opposition was playing very well.
In the second quarter we had a bit more of the play but struggled to find connection with our forwards. To this point we had not scored and Rowville had kicked 5 goals.
At half time we had a chat as a collective and reminded the girls that our strength was our pressure in the hunt for the ball and out tackling.
In the last two quarters we kept Rowville to scoring only a behind and scored 1 goal 2 points ourselves going down by 4 goals. The last half showed we can bring our best and we can match it with the best.
Next week we take on Chirnside Park and I think with a game under our belt and working on some connections with our forwards and the inclusion of our leading goal kicker from last year we can make improvements each week and be very competitive in this grade.
Women’s Senior Coach
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After getting our first win on the board last week before we were looking to go back to back on our home ground against South Croydon. We kicked the day off with a very early start and with all four teams at home it was important that we got the day off to a good start.
We started well with our ball movement out of the stoppages giving us good looks going forward and with our back six again being very strong keeping south Croydon scoreless for the quarter whilst we managed to kick 3.4 we went to the first break with a 22-point lead.
The second quarter was about continuing to maintain our pressure around the ball. With our backs continuing to work well making it hard for South Croydon to score, our mid field got on top and our movement up forward was excellent giving us more good looks. Although we didn’t capitalise on our opportunities going forward as much as we would have liked, we were able to extend our lead going into half time with 31 point lead.
At half time our focus was on not dropping off and continuing to work hard and we knew if we did this we would be able to stay on top and come away with a good win and it was very pleasing that we were able to do that kicking 4.3 to 2.1 in the second half. Running out 43 points winners.
Goals Kickers: J McCarthy 3, Jacob Broad 2, Jeremy Broad 2, H Gough, A Heath.
Best Players: N Adkins, A Heath, L Stewart, J Broad, J McCarthy, J Sanders
Under 19s coach
The juniors have had a great few weeks with everyone now back from holidays and full teams on the field. Our Auskick program has also started on again on Friday nights.
We’d like to give a big shout out to Barney who spent time painting the lines on the top oval, not once but twice! Thank you so much Barney, we appreciate your work.
Our ANZAC round saw our U12s get their second win from two games and our U9s played a fabulous team game with great improvement of skill and game sense from Round 1. Our Under 13s had a bye. Congratulations to our ANZAC Day medallists, Jack, Jordan, Oscar and Logan who displayed the ANZAC spirit throughout their games.
On ANZAC day we had a few juniors attend the dawn service at the Ringwood Clocktower to lay a wreath, show our respects and to support our sponsor, Ringwood RSL. Thank you to Dean for organising this.
Round 3 saw us host three home games on the top oval which allowed us to have the BBQ fired up and the coffee van operating. A huge thank you goes out to all the volunteers who helped run the BBQ and canteen on the day. It was also great to see many of the senior men and women at Jubilee supporting our kids. What a great club we belong to!! There was an exciting club atmosphere as Blade Platt and Darcy Storey ran through their 50 game banners. Congratulations to both boys, we hope it will be the first of many junior footy milestones!
Round 3 Results
U9 vs Norwood – Another pleasing game with increasing pressure on the opposition by chasing and putting arms up, when there is no tackling. The players have learnt to get the ball and run when we have possession. Well done to the players’ of the match, Jordan and Billy.
U12 vs The Basin – This is the strongest and biggest team we’ve faced, yet we managed to play the ball and out skill them. This team has talent and is really gelling resulting in another win. Congratulations to Izzy and Oli who won ‘Player of the Match’ awards.
The Basin: 2.1.13
U13 vs East Burwood – A tough match against a strong opposition, who were in A grade last year. To the team’s credit, they kept their heads up and tried hard all day. We’ll keep training hard and working on the little things to improve our game.
East Burwood: 17.15.117
This Sunday we celebrate our mums, grandmas, step mums and all the special mother figures in our lives. We’ll be hosting our Pink Sports Day to raise funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia. Our players will be ‘pinking up’, with socks, laces, hair etc. all getting a touch of pink! We encourage parents and supporters to also come in something pink to support the day and a worthy cause.
Round 4 Matches:
U9 vs Nth Ringwood Black @ Quambee Reserve
U12 vs East Ringwood @ Jubilee Park
U13 vs Waverley Blues @ Pinewood Reserve
As we enter round 5, our Black team looks to continue their undefeated streak as they currently sit second on the ladder due to percentage. White still remains in the top four on the ladder, with 3 wins and only 1 loss.
Big congratulations to Zoe Cant, who was awarded the Eastland & Sports Co Player of the Week for round 4!
Round 5 - Friday 6th May.
White: 8.40pm at HE Parker Court 3 vs Chirnside Park
Black: 8.55pm at Jells Park Court 3 vs East Ringwood
Thursday nights at Jubilee
Come down for a bite to eat and hear the awards from the previous week and also the teams for Saturday's games.
On the menu this week
Homemade sausage rolls with chips and dessert