The morning started with the sun shining and Super Coach Kabes rocked up with his on the go coffee reciting his words of wisdom to the girls. The Moss’ arrived fashionably late due to elite AFL preparation at home, whilst umpire Razor Ray (Killey) was a bit chilly but had brought along his brand spanking new metal whistle to make sure everyone could hear him.
The word of the day from the super coach was intensity. Intensity and some more intensity. Olive, taking this on board kicked the first goal for the game. Out of excitement, Juliet followed this up with an aerial (no handed cartwheel) to celebrate, still confused whether she was on the footy oval or an airtrack. Not long after Juliet scored the second goal of the match, Father John (AKA executive Assistant Coach) realised he now had to pay honour his promise and buy Juliet subway for lunch!
Razor Ray finally got the chance to do the centre ball up.
Lily doing great, kicking the ball right into the opposition’s hands but then following up with second and third efforts which lead to her running from the back line to the wing feeling like Dustin Martin ducking and weaving out of danger.
Joely taking a cracking overhead mark like a trooper, re-enacting Tom Stewart’s mark of the year. Her physical side came out with guns blazing in the 3rd and 4th quarter stopping anyone from the other team to lay a hand on the ball.
Nadia Stockwell following instructions to get the ball out to the wings as she did a whopping kick from the back line all the way to the wing, she then ran rapidly across the field to be another option for the next contest.
Zara K nailing her defensive side today, she was always on her player and almost snuck in a sneaky smother. Her player was definitely under pressure as Zara shut her down almost every single time the ball came near her.
After a solid contest Sienna then leaped like a tiger in the ruck, whilst against a girl who was double her height! Great effort Sienna.
B took guard in full back stopping a lot of goals and aced her kick outs. She then travelled through the mid throwing people to the ground and anyone that stood in her way.
Georgia used her height to her advantage whilst taking a lot of taps in the ruck winning most of them, knocking the ball into places that were easy for her fellow team mates to pick up fast and cleanly.
Matilda had a breath taking game, stopping many goals flying from side to side of our defensive 50. By half time she already had six major disposals proving she was a force to be reckoned with.
Lola’s encouraging voice echoed across the ground and could even be heard all the way back in Hampton. She survived a tackle as she was swung around in circles like a merry-go-round using her roaring strength, she got the ball onto her boot kicking it into space.
Matilda T ran onto the ground preparing herself for the intense role of a backman against a giant. Running and tackling like a GOAT (GREATEST OF ALL TIME) through the whole game she still managed to have a continuous grin on her face.
Zars accomplishing every footy player’s dream running into an open goal kicking it all the way into the back row of the Collingwood supporter stand!
Olivia played one of her best games today, getting to the ball before the opposition, but put her body on the line and had to come off with a blood nose due to the ultimate blood rule.
Amber stuck on her player giving her no chance to go near the ball let alone kick a goal. In fourth quarter her smooth pick up off the ground and awesome handball to Joely on the run showed great teamwork.
Charlotte was everywhere. Her leaping kicks to her teammates was just amazing, opening up the game and making it easier to get the ball down to our forwards. Her on-going commitment to tackles and getting every girl in her way to the ground showed She was determined to get something from the tackle box!
On ground messages were delivered by the professional runner Nick Tuppen.
– Everyone had fun
– Handballs were better
– Could have run harder especially towards the second half we slacked off a little bit but held the team. Some girls did just come back from camp which is understandable.
– Support each other even when we are losing, encourage your teammates
– The oppositions team’s marking is quite good, need to focus on marking
– Practising basic skills: handballs, kicking and marking, in your spare time during the week excluding training. This will make a big difference in your game play. It’s easier to play a clean game when you are accurate.
Tackle box: Matilda B
Best Tackle: Charlotte C
Best game: Olivia K
Award: Lily J