The battle in the bog – 4 quarters of tough footy.
Well done girls one final down and a great victory giving us the opportunity to play in the Grand Final.
In really testing conditions that were going to make the day a battle from start to finish you all played hard, tough football. It wasn’t a day for silky skills it was a day to get in and get dirty.
You made everyone who has watched you play this season very proud by being such a committed team. Watching on I saw so much courage and determination from our players. There were some great moments of courage and effort.
Shae getting down low with her head over the ball as an opponent came in to hit hard. Also Shae’s big tackle that really showed the St Kilda team we weren’t going to be pushed around.
Lucy’s mud slide. Sorry Lucy I forgot to give you an award for being easily the dirtiest.
Natasha getting in the face of her opponent.
Everyone who played in defence in the last quarter. St Kilda were coming at us very hard and you withstood the pressure.
Again Steph’s work rate and determination was outstanding.
I should also mention Lucy’s great sportsmanship mid game when she injured an opponent. Lucy showed great care for the girl and went back to check she was OK. My apologies for yelling out to you to focus on the footy. You chose to do the right thing by checking on the injured girl.
To all the girls who didn’t get equal game time my apologies. I spoke with the SMJFL this morning about the location of our dugout and how hard it made it for us as a team to get everyone on and off the ground. More importantly thank you for understanding and being so vocal from the boundary line. The way you sprinted out to celebrate on the final siren showed me how much you care to be part of this team.
Thank you to Buddy and Mia for coming down and supporting despite being injured.
I received a call Sunday night from Paul Carrigan who is head of junior footy at Rovers. He wanted to pass on congratulations on making it to the Grand Final.
A couple of things to think about.
Training as usual this Thursday and next Thursday. 4.45 to 6.15. Last week was our best training with so many there and fantastic skills being shown.
The match Sunday week – time and opponent to be confirmed.
Paul Carrigan said we can use Castlefield this Saturday morning if we wanted to have a little practice run as we don’t have a game this weekend. We could do a small scratch match then grab a coffee, smoothie etc at the corner shop. We can confirm this through Teamstuff later in the week.
I will go and watch the Preliminary final between St Kilda and Oakleigh next Sunday. Anyone who would like to join me is more than welcome.
As I have a bit of spare time over the next couple of weeks anyone who would like to work on a particular skill please let me know and we can set up some one on one time.
The Coach (of the best group of footballers in the competition. Now we just need to prove it.)