U14-2 Girls Brown 2018
Coach: Drew Sutherland
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Assistant Coach: Tim O'Leary
Team Manager: Martin McInerney
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Trainer: Justine Sayers
Trainer: Cindy Scott
Trainer: Mandy Collins
Team Page Editor: Greg D'Arcy
U14G2 Round One
Welcome everybody to the 2018 season.
Well the girls got off to a terrific start to the new season. In their first grading game the girls opened their account against a solid opposition in Warrandyte JFC. While the sky overhead was dark and overcast, the girls took to the field ready for the task ahead.
The first quarter had Warrandyte kicking with the advantage a strong breeze which helped them to jump out to an early lead. As the clouds threatened and the wind howled, parents and supporters took cover as the wind picked up one of the Fitzroy marquees and sent it cartwheeling across the oval. The wind helped lock the ball in Warrandyte’s half for most of the quarter, but some great defensive efforts from our girls had the opposition kicking inaccurately.
While the second quarter had Fitzroy kicking with the breeze, Warrandyte managed to add a few goals to their score line.
At the half time break Drew brought the girls together to single out some great individual efforts, and highlight the need to be talking and encouraging each other. Drew rotated the girls off the bench and moved his players around to give them the change to build experience playing across different positions.
The second half saw Warrandyte increase their lead, with our girls competing at the contest around the ground. By the final quarter the wind finally died down and the sun peaked out from behind the clouds. The girl’s defensive pressure helped to lock the ball into our forward line leading to a few shots at goal.
So while the girls didn’t bring home the chocolates in their first game, there were plenty of great individual and team efforts that bode well for the season ahead. Most importantly, judging by the smiles everyone had fun and enjoyed coming together as a team.
Thank you to Jacinta (Chloe’s mum) for taking on the role as team photographer: Round 1 Photos
Round 2 U14G2
The Roy Girls played an impressive second game. They faced a tough Ivanhoe team and warm conditions at leafy Ivanhoe Park.
After an ANZAC ceremony, Ivanhoe won the first bounce and led from the start. Captains, Hilary and Stazja, set a great example — they ran and ran. The girls had some good tackles. Matilda saved us an early goal with some outstanding play.
All the girls put in a fantastic effort in the second quarter. Gen took some terrific marks. Bethany and Staszja were strong in the ruck. Harriet played on despite a nasty bump to the shoulder.
The weather warmed up and lots of oranges were consumed at half time. Some wise words from the coach: ‘DO NOT BE NICE. Don’t smile at the opposition.’
And from Captain Stazja: ‘Keep running.’
There was fantastic teamwork in the third quarter, particularly on the wing. Bethany, Chloe, Dulcie, Sabine, Matilda and Esme had some great marks and tackles, saving us a few goals.
The girls continued to pressure the opposition in the final quarter. After running all game, Stazja took a much-deserved break. The game finished with Paige taking a spectacular mark on the wing.
Great effort girls! Despite tough opposition, hot weather and not a great day on the scoreboard, you were impressive as a team working together.