U12-1 Brown 2018
Coach: Cameron Aughterson
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Assistant Coach: Darren Oliver
Team Manager: Julie Oliver
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Trainer: Julian Gooi
Trainer: Jacinta Demise
Team Page Editor: Richard Hinds
1 Asher Carter
2 Sam Mellody
3 Oscar Welch
4 Lachlan Haydon
5 Thierry Aughterson
6 Pablo Gooi
7 Darcy Hornsby
8 Thomas Worn
10 Leroy Hinds
11 Elias Demant Rundgren
12 Sebastian Dimase
13 Fynn Donovan
14 Leroy Dunn
16 Tem Farrell
18 Asher Dunning
19 Milo Christensen
20 Miles Mehr
21 Xavier David Hanna
22 Daniel Shepherd
23 David Oliver
24 Xavier Di Scala
25 Louis Hodder
Fitzroy 1 Match Report Rounds 1-5
Fitzroy 1 Under-12s – The Grading Games and Round 5
1 Fitzroy 1 6.4 (40) d Camberwell 2 3.5 (23)
2 Fitzroy 1 13.9 (87) d Hawthorn Citizens A 3.3 (21)
3 Fitzroy 1 9.9 (63) d Greythorn 5.5 (35)
4 Fitzroy 6.2 (38) d Warrandyte 4.2 (26)
5 Fitzroy 4.9 (33) drew with Templestowe 5.3 (33)
What a tremendous start to the season.
In the first four grading games there were excellent victories over Warrandyte, Greythorn, Hawthorn Citizens A and Camberwell that all contained the same trade mark – four quarter effort and an even contribution across the park by every player.
In that period it was quickly apparent that there had been a seamless transition in the coaching ranks with Cam Aughterson adopting the same calm, measured and reassuring style of his predecessor Darren Oliver.
At the same time, the players settled into suitable positions while still getting a chance to challenge themselves occasionally in different roles.
While everyone contributed in these earlier games, a few highlights included the dash and booming left-foot of Thierry “The Whippet” Aughterson, the relentless efforts of Daniel and Sam, Asher’s scurrying to goal like a mouse to a piece of cheddar (or, in North Fitzroy terms, fine dauphinoise), Louis and Xavier David Hanna taking strong marks at both ends, our new X-Factor, Xavier Di Scala, making a great start by racking up possessions in the midfield, Oscar rebounding off a half-back flank, Tem resolute at full-back and Milo also making a strong debut with his brave tackling.
A particularly impressive performance was the final grading game victory against Camberwell 2 when an injury/absence depleted team won by 17 points. The daring of Elias and Leroy Dunn’s dashing contribution on the wing, Asher Dunning’s reliable defence, David Oliver’s strong marking and Darcy Hornsby’s relentless running to position were highlights. And special mention to team minion Darcy Dunn, who was just as assured filling in with the Under-12s as he has been playing above his weight for Edinburgh Cricket Club.
Indeed, so impressive were the boys, the YJFL decided it was too easy being in Green and promoted the Roys to the heady heights of Brown…
The result was a brilliant first up effort against Templestowe in which only a few unlucky bounces were the difference between victory and the inevitable result – a very hard fought draw.
Again, there were some exception efforts across the park. As usual co-captain Lachie battled hard despite getting a heavy knock, the other skipper Leroy Hinds hit up hard on a forward flank and got plenty of the ball, Tom was in the middle of every pack, Sebastian continued his rapid improvement as a ruckman/forward, Pablo read the play well and continued his rapid improvement, Miles again displayed great versatility going forward and back and a special mention to Fynn who worked tirelessly in attack in the final quarter when left one-out with his opponent.
After all that…the Roys were undefeated and in a great position to meet the greater challenges they will face in the higher division.
Awesome effort boys!
Fitzroy 1 Match Reports Round 6-6
6 Fitzroy 1 5.5 (35) defeated by Heidelberg 6.6 (42)
7 Fitzroy 1 1.5 (11) defeated by Ashburton R 7.14 (56)
8 Fitzroy 1 4.5 (29) d Camberwell 1 4.3 (27)
9 Fitzroy defeated by Glen Iris N.
As we entered the chilly months, Fitzroy 1 did a fantastic job raising their standard to compete in the prestigious Brown group.
During the narrow defeat by Heidelberg, the very honourable performance against the talented Ashburton R and a very gutsy win over Camberwell, there were fantastic performances by the whole team.
While the 45 point loss to Ashburton R was an indication of the competition the boys now faced, it should be noted that it was only a few bursts of scoring that separated the teams and the Roys competed bravely for the whole day.
The Camberwell game was particularly exciting. With the indefatigable Daniel sidelined by a knee injury in the final quarter, the boys did a terrific job holding out one of the best teams in the group. A special mention to Tom who has become a terrific inside-midfielder with his tenacious attack on the ball. He led the way.
Sam Mellody and Leroy Hinds celebrated their 50th game on a cold, wet day in leafy Kooyong. While the Roys didn’t get the win, they battled hard. The scores at half-time were a World Cup tribute – Roys 2, Ashburton 1.
The ‘Burts forwards did more with their opportunities in the second half, but it was another very evenly fought contest. Sam and Leroy H. were both great contributors on their milestone days while Louis’s strong marking in defence, Sebastian’s efforts in the ruck against a much bigger opponent and Asher’s relentless running caught the eye.
But the three votes went to all those parents/volunteers who drove through the torrential downpour and stood in the rain to watch.
And just a note to parents about future games: Don’t send me a text asking if the game will be cancelled when it’s wet. It’s a winter game!!