Coach: Nate (Otis)
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Assistant Coach: Geoff (Hamish)
Team Manager: Merv (Louis)
Trainer: Belinda (Will)
Trainer: Sharon (Oscar)
COVID Officer: Mark (Raf L)
Team Page Editor: Merv (Louis)
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The 2021 Season is here!
Footy is back! Yay! We have ripper pack of kids, many from the 2019 U9’s, some from U10’s last year who unfortunately didn’t play a game, and several new faces in 2021. It’s going to be an awesome season. GO ROYS!
R11: Fitzroy vs Kew
Inspiring win by the Roys! Great to be back playing footy, after the two week Covid lockdown. From the first siren, the boys were out of the blocks fast, hard at the ball and playing as a team. Great to see the kids run all day and apply their unrelenting pressure to notch up a well deserved win.
R11 & R12: Fitzroy vs DELTA
Lockdown (and Chuck Norris) strike again! This time the dreaded Delta strain, coming to us via our northerly neighbours. No games against Kew Comets and St Mary’s 🙁
R10: Fitzroy vs Richmond
An awesome game by the Roys! A week off for school holidays and no training did not deter the kids. The Roys started well, going into the major break with a slight lead. The third quarter was more of the same, a tight arm wrestle between the two well matched teams. In the final quarter, the Roys burst away slamming on four unanswered goals to take the win. Another impressive four quarter effort by the boys! And the team song was sung with lots of gusto!
'R8 Makeup': Fitzroy vs Northcote
What a game! Fantastic four quarter effort by the boys, running and tackling hard all game. Great to see the kids revved up… must have been the fire up speech from Coach Nate (photo below) and/or the tackle bags at training during the week. A well deserved win for the Roys against local rivals Northcote.
R9: Fitzroy vs Templestowe
Good to have footy back after three weeks off. The Roys started well and great to see Raf return after his finger injury! The game was evenly poised after three quarters, a tough arm wrestle by both teams, throughout the day. In the end Templestowe finished on top, grinding out the win.
R7 & R8: Fitzroy vs COVID-19
COVID lockdown across Melbourne for the 30 May and 6 June, meant no footy for the kids. However, it looks like some folks have been having fun down at the Deep Rock Rd footy ovals!
R6: Fitzroy vs Brunswick
The local derby against Brunswick Dragons was a great game! The Roys started well, ahead at the first three changes. However, the Dragons finished on fire, slotting a few late goals to seal the game. (Photo: Johnny (Miles) – Full attention from the boys when Geoff, the assistant coach, presents the team positions)
R5: Fitzroy vs Ashburton
Wowser, that was another close one! Ashburton jumped out of the blocks quickly and slammed down a 4 goal first quarter. Our boys were up for the contest and came back hard through the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters. Unfortunately we ran out of time, with Ashburton winners by 6 points. Great effort by the Roys, with no bench today as we had 8 kids out.
R4: Bulleen Templestowe vs Fitzroy (Mother's Day)
Mother’s Day round and the boys delivered a hard fought win for the mums! The Roy’s had the lead early, but Bulleen Templestowe stepped up a gear and came back. With the scores even through the last quarter, the boys were able to snag a goal right at the end to grab the chocolates for the day. Go Roys! Go Mum! That was a tough battle.
Training, training, training! HBTY
We love training. It’s a time to practice, learn from the coach and each other, and to have a good time. It’s also a great time to sing happy birthday too! It’s Otis’ birthday and the boys are celebrating and getting around him. Gotta love these kids and living in the moment 🙂
R3: Macleod vs Fitzroy
First away game this season at Macleod. Tough day for the boys against a mighty team. Great to see the boys play with their heads held high all day and put on 3 goals in the last quarter. In fact, we were the first team to score a goal against Macleod. Great effort! (Photo: Johnny (Miles))
R2: Fitzroy vs Templestowe (ANZAC Day)
So close! The team showed a lot of grit and determination to turn around a 22 point deficit, to then lead in the last quarter. Great game, but unluckily we were pipped at the last post.
R1: Fitzroy vs Northcote
Huge come from behind win for the team! We didn’t trouble the scorers in the first quarter, but halfway through the second quarter, and for the rest of the game, we went bang, bang, bang!!! After nearly two years off, the boys showed they still have it.