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U12 Girls Div 1

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About the Team

  • Coaches: Steve Schreuder
  • Team Managers: Melissa Dourlay
  • Trainers: TBC
  • Photograhper: TBA

 

Training Times

Wednesday 4.30pm to 5.30pm at Murphy Reserve.

  • Running group on Monday Nights:
  • Monday Running @ JL Murphy Reserve, 6:15pm - 6:45pm / View Location Map

Sunday 13-08-17 STK City v Port Colts away in Elwood, on a good day for footy.

 

SEMI FINAL WRAP UP Sunday August 20th 2017 

Semi final #1 played at Highett Reserve, on a perfect day for football.

The girls were all very excited to be playing in the semi final, we know we had a challenge ahead with the Vampires being a big club and fielding a very strong team.

Marie celebrated her both game, well done Marie


Cameron and Sienna played as captains of the team, Vampires won the toss and kicked with a very slight breeze.


Our strongest line up for the year, all players were available and we asked Savannah to play up from Div 3 to strengthen our side, we had 18 players, so 3 on the bench.


1st quarter
A terrific battle from the start, Vampires repeatably tried to run the ball into attack and the Colts defence stood strong and tackled hard. Hannah was doing her best in defence to get the ball and run and carry, Savannah, Ella S stood tall in the last line, Ella J and Mia were fierce at the contest and tackle strong, the centres also worked tirelessly to gain control with Rachael, Amelia and Caitlin all working hard…..Cam and Roisin also went in as hard as they could and then a lucky break for the Vampires enabled one of their centres to score a goal. 

Vampires 1.1.7 to Colts 0.0.0

2nd Quarter
Colts picked up the pace and attacked hard, the Vampires defended and pressured our forwards. Colts ended up having 4 or 5 shots on goal that resulted in 3 points and a few out of bounds for the quarter, a mark in the goal square gave the Vampires an easy second goal on one of their few forward entries. Colts controlled the quarter but we just couldn’t make it count on the score board. Forwards Marie, Holly and Niamh all battled hard during the quarter, Roisin and Cameron really playing well in the centre.

Vampires 2.1.13 to Colts 0.3.3

3rd Quarter
A big rev up at half time gave the Colts some much needed energy and focus…..the girls had a red hot go. Issy, Cameron, Sienna, Roisin and Ella J all starting in the centre, giving us every opportunity to go forward, some great quick ball movement got the ball forward and allowed Harriet to score a great goal….the Colts girls started to look dangerous, Georgia, Elisa, Caitlin and Amelia all had an impact. An intense battle continued through the quarter, a shot late in the quarter by the Vampires resulted in a confused umpire calling touched off the boot, only to allow the goal seconds later. We can consider ourselves to have been unlucky again, it seemed a lot was going the way of  the Vampires, to the Colts players credit they soldiered on, 1.1 to each side for the quarter.  


Vampires 3.2.20 to Colts 1.4.10


4th Quarter
Do or die quarter, the coached picked the strongest centres we could to give us every opportunity to attack, and attack we did. Neither side managed to get the upper hand, Colts had most of the possession but the intense pressure didn’t allow us any easy opportunities. Every single Colt had a go in this fantastic display of finals pressure football…..well done team. Neither team managed a goal in this quarter, the coaches felt like we were in it to the very last minute……but it just wasn’t going to be our day today.



Final scores

Vampires 3.3.21 def Port Colts 1.5.11, a 10 point loss that was much closer than the score line suggest.  


So the season concludes really quick when you loose a game that was so close. The coaches, parents and supporters all witnessed a gallant effort and a classy display of football.

To the girls that will move up next year, Issy B, Cameron, Roisin, Marie, Hannah, Ella S, we thank you for a great season and wish you all the best in U14’s next year.

To the rest, Ella J, Mia, Elisa, Caitlin, Amelia, Savannah, Georgia, Sienna, Harriet, Holly and Niamh we look forward to you developing your skills and being a competitive U12 Div 1side again next year.


What an excellent season, brilliant finals display and outstanding improvement too you all…thank you very much for trying so hard in 2017.

Se you at the vote count and /or presentation night


Coach Steve

 

Match Report Round 13 August 13th

A chance for the girls to work on their skills and defensive pressure, they were asked by the coaches to take the game on at all costs, whilst fiercely defending and in particular watching the opposition play on from a stoppages.


Holly and Hannah were the captains for the day and lost the toss, we kicked slightly against the breeze.....we were going to miss Issy B (unavailable) and Cameron (finger) today, so we played with 15 and no bench.

1st Quarter
An good contest from the start, the Saints home ground is small and kind of odd shaped, they had a big squad, both in numbers and size.....this was not going to be a walk over. The Colts controlled most of the ball but didn't impact the score board to much, a few shots falling short, we didn't capitalise on a few play ons that we had....we were a bit flat and slow. Saints kicked a great goal and it was game on, at quarter time we lead by 2 points.

Saints 1.1.7 v Colts 1.3.9

2nd Quarter
The talk at quarter time was about how good we had been tackling, but how slow we had been using the ball......the coaches asked for a lift in intensity...get out of first gear and hit second gear.
Colts showed great pressure around the ball, lots of tackles laid and as a result we ended up with most of the play. Hannah was running well out of defence, Sienna was roaming the forward line and creating opportunities, Holly had a run up forward and was showing how to apply intense pressure and great tackles, Roisin was again dominating in the ruck and putting some great tackle pressure on. A single goal from Marie for the Colts was  the only score in the quarter, with many other chances getting close. A courageous effort by Amelia M against a much larger opponent, left her lying on the ground with a corked thigh, we were down to 14 for the last half of the quarter.

Saints 1.1.7 v Colts 2.3.15

3rd Quarter
The premiership quarter we need to get into third gear and take the game away from the Saints....Amelia shook off the pain and decided she wanted t get back out there...great work Amelia. Sometimes a player showing courage such as Amelia can lift the whole team.....Ella S, Georgia and Rachel all  seemed  to lift, Holly was still laying tackles and chasing them down in the forward line...well done. girls
Pressure on the saints left them with 6 behinds for the quarter, whilst the Colts kicked 3.2 to hold a comfortable 22 point lead at 3/4 time.

Saints 1.7.13 v Colts 5.5.35

4th Quarter
The last quarter the girls were asked to give it all they had...hit top gear and really show some class. Holly really took her opportunity to play forward and kicked 2 great goals for the game, we probably could have had a another couple of goals but for a bad bounce or two. A super effort and great lift in intensity...well done.
Every single team member had a go....a really great quarter to finish off a fantastic home and away season.....Well done girls everyone is very proud of your efforts.


Saints 1.10.16 v Colts 7.5.47.....a good 31 point win.

Best on the day: Another solid team effort, Hannah, Niamh, Sienna, Caitlin, Rosion, Amelia, Marie, the Ella(s), Georgia, Mia, and Rachel all worked super hard, Holly outstanding in the forward line, Harriet, Georgia, and Rachel all put great contested pressure on the ball and showed good skills.

Goals (cant remover everyone)
Marie 2, Holly 2, Sienna 1, Roisin 1, ?? maybe, sorry guys I cant remember!!

Injuries
Amelia (corked thigh)

Bring on the finals...see you all at training



Regards,

Steve

Match Report Round 14 August 6th

Wednesday Football Session @ JL Murphy Reserve, 4.30pm-5.30pm (optional Thursday night 4.30pm-5.30pm) / View Location Map

Sunday 06-08-17 Port Colts (4th) v’s the undefeated Vampires (1st) away on a wet, cold and windy day.

This 1st V 4th on the ladder game was to be a cracker, the improving Colts versus the best in the comp, the Vampires are a huge club and hadn’t lost a game all year.

We lost in our first encounter back in round 7 to the Vampires by 4 goals 2.0.12 to 6.0.36 at Murphy’s reserve in what was a great game of football….we have improved, today was a test by how much!!

Talk at training this week was all about the contest, putting pressure on the opponant and winning the ball. Trent asked the girls to believe in them selves as football players and be confident in their skill and ability.

Cameron was captain for the day and lost the toss, Vampires kicked with the wind in the first, we were going to miss Issy B and Elisa today, we played with 14 and 1 on the bench.

1st Quarter
An extremely tight contest from the start, the Vampires home ground is very small and this was going to be an arm wrestle all day. The Colts controlled most of the ball but didn’t impact the score board to much and a dubious free kick awarded to the Vampires in range sore them win the quarter with the only goal for the quarter coming from the set shot. Rosion was running well and had some great plays, almost scoring on a few occasions.

Vampires 1.1.7 v Colts 0.1.1

2nd Quarter
The game didn’t open up, it was intense pressure around the ball, lots of tackles laid by both teams…no players where getting an easy kick. Cameron, Hannah, Sienna, Caitlin and Harriet were all getting to the ball first, only to find little space to run and carry and having to kick under pressure. Rosion was dominating in the ruck and putting some great tackle pressure on. A goal to the Colts was  the only score for the quarter, with many other chances getting close. Marie did a great job took a mark and kicked the goal from a set shot, well done.

Vampires 1.1.7 v Colts 1.1.7

3rd Quarter
The premiership quarter was going to be tight, the girls were all up for a fight till the end. Cameron, Amelia, the Ella(s), Georgia and Rachel all contesting hard for the ball, laying tackles and chasing them down…well done.
Sienna kicks a goal and the only score for the quarter, Colts control most of the ball and manage to shut down Vampires forward entries….bodies flying in packs and great tackles had the Vampires a bit rattled.

Vampires 1.1.7 v Colts 2.1.13

4th Quarter
The coaches asked for 12 minutes of hard work, the girls were up for it and could smell a victory was there to be had!! Rosion and Cameron battled extremely hard for possession in the centre, Hannah was a rock in defence, Sienna and Harriet had the forward line giving plenty of movement and frustrating the Vampires defence. the score will show the Colts won the quarter by only 3 behinds, the actual pressure and forward entries applied by the Colts would have been worth 5 goals on a bigger ground and better conditions. Elisa turned up half ay through the quarter, ran on the ground and took a great mark in the forward line, well done. Play of the day was a flying effort by Sienna, running back with the flight of the ball through the pack, absolutely amazing.

Vampires 1.1.7 v Colts 2.4.16…..a thrilling 9 point victory!!

Bets on the day: Super team effort, Cameron, Hannah, Sienna, Caitlin, Rosion, Marie, the Ella(s) and Rachel all worked super hard, Holly, Amelia, Georgia, Mia, Harriet, Niamh and Rachel all put great contested pressure on the ball.

Goals
Marie and Sienna

Injuries
Cameron cut finger, Caitlin knee, Marie eye - these girls all shook off the injuries and wanted desperately to get back out on the ground, this is showing the coaches how much of a team effort the win was, great work girls.

A great 9 point win in tough hard conditions against what was the best team in the comp…..its fair to say that the Colts can consider them selves the in form team and there is no doubt we will be a big worry for any team we face in the finals campaign!

So we beat the undefeated Vampires at their awfully small home ground in tough conditions, this was due to the teams determination and ability to contest for the ball, we showed we were never out of the contest and that pressure on opposition will turn the ball over and give us opportunity to take possession back.…..well done to all!

Next week St Kilda away, another must win and last chance to work team structures out prior to the finals.

Regards,

Steve

Match Report Round 12 July 23rd

Sunday 23-7-17 Port Colts v's Mordi Breaside at home, on a wet, cold and windy day.

This 2nd V 4th on the ladder game was crucial to see how the girls have improved since we first played ever Div 1 game against Mordialloc Braeside some 8 weeks ago. Mordi being the current premiers and have only lost 2 games in the last 2 seasons.

We lost our first Div 1 game in round 5 to Mordi by 39 points, 8.7.55 to 2.4.16.

Talk at training this week was all about the contest, putting pressure on the opponant and winning the ball. I asked the girls to believe in them selves as football players and be confident in their skill and ability.

This report is from what I have heard from the coaches about the game:

1st Quarter
An extremely tight contest from tehstart with neither team able to score for the quarter.

2nd Quarter
2 goals to the Colts by Sienna and Georgia, fantastic defence and overall hard work had a 12 point lead to the Colts at half time

3rd Quarter
Mordi throwing everything they had at the Colts this quarter in a fierce tight contest, Mordi managed a point to Colts no score.....11 point lead to the Colts at ¾ time.

4th Quarter
Mordi start strong and score 2 goals to hit the front by 1 point. With 45 seconds left in the quarter Port pushed forward and got the ball in the hands of Harriett and she didn't let the team down and  kicked a match winning goal almost on the siren.

Bets on the day: Super team effort, Cameron was a stand out with her hard work, Sienna also had a great game.

Goals
Georgia, Sienna, Harriett

Score PC 3.0.18 to MB 2.1.13
A great 5 point win in tough hard conditions

So we beat the unbeatable Mordi who now drop to 3rd on the ladder.....what a great effort, everyone that watched the ganme has commented on the hard work all the girls put in.

Next week St Peters at home....yet another 2nd V 4th game....if we win this we have a chance of going 3rd on the ladder.......Go Colts!!!


Match Report Round 11 July 16th

Match report vs Waverly Park away game Sunday 16th July

Marree and Amelia where co captains for the game. The weather conditions for the game were cold and windy, we lost the toss and kicked against the wind.

We spoke about understanding the conditions by using the wind as best we can and always being strong in the tackles, matching up in defensive line, setting up across the middle and an open forward line structure....a win today would lock us in the top 4!!

Molly and Charlie came into the side to give us 13 players for the day, thanks for helping out guys.

1st quarter

A great start, relentless attack on the ball made it hard for the opposition to get their hands on it. Sienna and Cam controlling the middle, we managed a great goal into the wind and didn’t allow forward entries by the opposition.

Best this quarter, Rachel, Ella, Molly, Harriet, Cam and Sienna

2nd quarter 

A goal scoring feast, 6 goals 5 points this quarter, Harriett was turning it on and taking every opportunity to have a shot at goal...resulting in a 6 goal quarter...outstanding. There was plenty of forward pressure applied to allow us to score so freely, a top effort by all centres and defenders. 

A super team effort this quarter, Sienna, Cam, Georgia, Caitlin, Ella S and Amelia all performing well.

3rd Quarter

A scoreless Waverley Park managed to kick a goal...it was a great goal...there only score for the day. Apart from that goal we kept them scoreless due to some great defensive work, Holly was running the ball well out of defence, Cam, Charlie and Amelia also worked  hard in defence. Molly, Marree, Rachel and Charlie were all having a red hot go, giving the Colts forwards great opportunity and restricting Waverley's forward entries.

4th Quarter

5 goals in the last was a great way to finish (could have been many more), Ella J, Ella S, Caitlin all hitting the scoreboard. Super effort by all.

 

Final scores was a 74 point win

Waverley Park 1.0.6

Port Colts 12.8.80

The game was played in good spirits, the girls didn’t let up all day even though one or two of the opposition seemed to be fending off high and being fairly aggressive in the contest.....maybe they were frustrated at how good the Colts are!!

Coaches best - Sienna, Ella J, Cam, Harriett, Caitlin and Holly

Injuries - none

Captains award went to Caitlin for some great work and goal scoring efforts

Charlie received the coaches award for a great play, ripping the ball off the opponent, then handballing to a running team mate that scored a goal......well done Charlie

Next week - HOME GAME....MASSIVE GAME 4th (us) V 2nd (them)....WE CAN WIN THIS ONE!! Playing Mordi Breaside, these guys aren’t as good as us and we will show this on Sunday.

Missing next week is Harriet (unavailable) and Poppy (injured) everyone else is available in what will be our strongest line up for the year!!

We have some great players back, Hannah, Roisin, Niamh, Elisa, Mia and Issy B.....WOW what a great list of players coming back in!! 

See you all at training!!

Match Report Round 10 July 2nd

Match report vs Prahran, another home game for us on Sunday 2nd July

 

 

Gusty wind and cold temperatures on Aanenson for our match against Prahran, captains were Georgia and Mia, we lost the toss and we kicked into the wind.

 

Hannah returned form an injury break and Molly D came in after playing with the Div 3 girls for a crack at Div 1 football…thanks Molly

 

We spoke about the game prior in the club rooms, I asked the girls to switch on from the start and fight hard from the first bounce, I asked the girls to continue the great pressure we have been applying and use the wind to our advantage…running the ball into the wind and long kicks with the wind.

 

The game plan was to build a strong midfield with structure, making sure that we locked the ball in the forward line and to use tackle pressure to win the ball back. Forward and back zones where picked on balance and would rotate in the first half. Second half the plan was to mix it up and give the team the best opportunity to win.

 

1st quarter

A great start to the game, defending well and running the ball into the wind allowed us to score 2 good goals and have a 12 point lead at quarter time.

Harriet was in tackling hard and taking the ball from the opponents, Cam and Issy in the centre, Holly and Rachel had their hands the ball several times and ran hard to the contest. Hannah started to show her strength and ability to get the ball, turning and driving it deep into attack, welcome back Hannah! Georgia worked hard in the goal square

 

2nd quarter

The first half of this quarter was outstanding, full on attack and 4 great goals, Prahran rallied and kicked 2 goals against the breeze and showed us why they were 4th on the ladder.

Issy, Caitlin and Ella J gave us plenty of forward entries to allow Georgia, Maree and Cam up forward to apply heaps of pressure and create scoring opportunities.

 

3rd Quarter

Prahran really had a go with the wind and it was only the fierce defensive pressure that kept them to 1 goal for the quarter, Port girls where able to match this into the wind and score 1 goal as well. Molly really had a go this quarter getting involved, Ella S, Caitlin, Harriet and Mia all contributed with some fantastic pressure and tackling.  

 

4th Quarter

Coming home with the wind, you could see both teams starting to tire, Prahran had some forward entries but couldn’t manage a goal, only 4 behinds. Port girls kicking 2.1 to win the quarter and the match well. Both Ella’s, Issy, Caitlin and Cam all showed endeavour and ran the game out well.

 

We ended running out the quarter strongly and in the end we won by 31 points…great football girls!!

 

Port Colts 9.3.57 to Prahran 3.8.26

 

This game was another good win and put us in the top four for the first time…..

 

Coaches focuses this week

·         Have a week off and relax

·         Don’t forget to get the footy and have a kick in the backyard

·         See you all at training Wednesday 12th (pizza night) and Thursday 13th

 

 

Injuries – none

 

Captains award Issy B for outstanding defensive pressure and great run and carry and long kicking.

 

Coaches best 6 – Issy B, Harriet, Ella J, Georgia, Cameron, Holly

 

Next game – Waverly Park away……another must win to consolidate our top 4 position on the ladder

 

See you all at training!!

Match Report Round 9 June 25th

Match report vs Cheltenham, another home game for us on Sunday 25th June

We had a few missing this week, 6 in total with Hannah still injured, Roisin and Niamh away, Caitlin at gymnastics, Ella S at a party…..and Poppy Klose breaking her arm on Friday……I hope your arm mends fast Poppy!!

So we struggled for numbers for this very important game, to the rescue cam Holly Klose to replace her sister and we asked 2 of the U10 girls so it was a big welcome to Demi and Tess. In the end Cheltenham turned up with 11 players…so we had a bench of 3, not ideal.

The weather conditions for the game were cold…actually it was very cold, and the 1 to 2 goal wind was blowing to the clubhouse end of Aanenson oval.

Captain Amelia  won the toss and we kicked to  the clubroom end with the wind.

We spoke about the game in the club rooms, I asked the girls to switch on from the start and fight hard for our second win, I asked for fierce tackle pressure, playing on at all costs, long kicks to space, loud talk to teammates and to use the wind to our advantage. I stressed that if we win today we would go in the top 4……and if we win we will have a chance at playing finals.

The game plan was the same as last week, to build a strong midfield with structure, making sure that we locked the ball in the forward line and to use tackle pressure to win the ball back. Forward and back zones where picked on balance and would rotate in the first half. Second half the plan was to mix it up and give the team the best opportunity to win. We played with a 4-3-4 starting line-up (with only 3 players in the centre it would be wide open).

1st quarter

Another great start, mid fielders immediately drove the ball forward, the forwards pounced 3 goals in succession in the first 7 minutes was a great start and the girls had really switched on. To Cheltenham’s credit they fought back hard in the second half of the quarter, number 22  was all over the place an proving to be a handful. Port kicked 3.1.19 to Cheltenham’s 1.5.11 for an 8 point lead…Tess Maloney was having a red hot go, so was Amelia, Mia, Rachel and Holly Klose. Goals scored by Cameron, Ella J and Sienna (I think)

2nd quarter

This quarter was a good contest, Cheltenham kicking with the wind managed 2 goals straight, Port girls worked hard and as was asked of them ran the ball well into the wind to kick 3.3 against the breeze. Cameron, Issy and Sienna dominated the centre, giving the forwards a lot of opportunity,  Maree chipped in for a good goal, Harriet Kogler was again proving to be a goal sneak, harassing the opposition and pinching the ball out of  their hands, taking the game on and kicking goal, well done Harriet. Demi was having a go and had a couple of opportunities, eventually scoring her first Div 12 goal right on the siren…well done Demi. Late in the quarter in defence we had some great tackle pressure shown by Georgia, Ella J and Elisa in the goal square, limiting Cheltenham’s girls chances of scoring, really well done.

3rd Quarter

Port kicked 1.1 to no score in a tense quarter, Port thrusting forward through Issy B and Sienna, Cheltenham’s number 22 single handily keeping them in with some great defensive work….The battle was coming to a head and Port started to get on top. I think Issy B scored the only goal in the quarter. Rachel, Elisa, Tess, Cam, Maree and Georgia all had good quarters. The tackles where fierce and a few hard contests went unrewarded, great to see Rachel, Cam, Sienna, Harriett, Issy all picking themselves up after heavy tackles and going straight back into the contest.

4th Quarter

The final quarter into the wind was a great effort by the girls. Issy B at centre half back was a rock and repeatedly sent the ball back to our centres and forwards. Sienna was battling hard with number 22 in what was a great contest between to very good players, some great tackles and running skill showing. Cam was working hard, Mia, Elisa got involved and some awesome chase down and tackle pressure had Harriet creating turnovers scoring 2 more goals….super effort

We ended the game well and kept Cheltenham scoreless in the last half of football, eventually running out winners by 36 points.

Port Colts 9.5.59 to Cheltenham 3.5.23

This game was a good win in windy conditions and put us equal into 5th position on the ladder, just behind Prahran on percentage….we play Prahran this week so yet another big match.

We played this game with black arm bands to acknowledge the passing of Ella J’s grandfather…..thank you to all for showing respect and thank you Ella for playing in difficult circumstances, I am sure your grandfather would have been proud of you and the way you played!

Coaches focuses this week

·         Team leaders rallying the girls in the zones – Georgia, Maree and Sienna did really well

·         Playing on at all times, there was some great work from Issy, Sienna and Cam

·         Long kicks to team mates that have made space allowing team mates to run onto the ball – team effort here

·         Good strong voices, this helps team mates to get you the ball


Injuries – Poppy broken arm prior to the game (monkey bar injury), Maree sore ankle



Captain Amelia’s award went to Harriett for her tackle pressure, goal kicking efforts and attack on the ball, well done.

Coaches “play of the day award” also went to Harriett for her second and third effort during one passage of play, Cameron also received a special mention for pressure and attack on the ball…well done Cam.

Coaches best 6 – Sienna, Harriet, Ella J, Issy B, Georgia, Rachel  – special mention to Tess and Demi, great effort girls and good goal to Demi!!

Next week – another massive season defining game….. We didn’t make top 4 this week, we are only 5th only by percentage to Prahran and we play Prahran at home, so if we can beat these guys we will go a game clear of Prahran (Cheltenham play Waverley so if they win they will stay on same points as us – hopefully we will still have a better % and be 4th).

We need everyone fit and well to take this game on, please advise us early if you are unavailable. Please update team stuff as soon as you know if you are in or out, really helps the coaches sleep at night!!

Roisin, Niamh, Amelia, Elisa are all away, good news is we should get Hannah Webb back……will be good to have you back Hannah!!

See you all at training!!

Click here for U12 Girls Div 3 Report

Match Report Round 8 June 18th

U12 Girls Div 1

Match report vs St Kilda Junction, another home game for us on Sunday 18th June

We had Cameron and Hannah unavailable for the game due to injuries, Savanah from U12 Div 3 was recruited to play up - big welcome to Savanah. The weather conditions for the game were perfect with warm sunshine with no wind, captains Roisin and Poppy  won the toss and we kicked to  the clubroom end.

We spoke about the game prior in the club rooms, I asked the girls to switch on from the start and fight hard for our first win, I asked the girls to believe in themselves and become winning footballers by using fierce tackle pressure, playing on at all costs, long kicks to space and loud talk to teammates.

The game plan was to build a strong midfield with structure, making sure that we locked the ball in the forward line and to use tackle pressure to win the ball back. Forward and back zones where picked on balance and would rotate in the first half. Second half the plan was to mix it up and give the team the best opportunity to win.

1st quarter

What a start, the mid field immediately drove the ball forward, the forwards pounced and Amelia Murphy got hold of the ball, ran fast, had a bounce and kicked on the run from an angle 20 meters out in what I believe was the goal of the year so far!! An awesome start continued with the midfielders getting the upper hand, this was led by great ruck work from Roisin, Sienna and Issy B gaining multiple possessions and giving great drive into the forward line. Ella J kicked a great goal, with Amelia, Georgia, Maree all putting great pressure on the opposition. A three goal quarter was a great start.

2nd quarter

This quarter was pure domination, the centre structure was particularly good with Sienna organising the troops across the centre line. We attacked relentlessly and had 8 scoring shots (all behinds with many more shots just falling short) Harriet Kogler...what a quarter, multiple possessions, multiple shots on goal and great defensive pressure with plenty of tackles. Probably the team's best quarter of football  even though we didn't score a goal! The forward line showed plenty of spirit locking  the ball in. Caitlin, Issy, Ella S and Poppy all contributed and made plenty of tackles.

3rd Quarter

Coach Michael made positional moves to give the girls a run in different positions, the Port girls maintained control and continued attacking scoring 1 goal 2 points for the quarter and to St Kilda's credit they rallied and had a few forward entries, managing to score a point. Amelia, Mia, Roisin, Siena, Harriet and Maree all had good quarters, Eliza and Niamh were battling and showing size doesn't matter in football, both going in and contesting hard for the ball!!

4th Quarter

The final quarter was an opportunity for the girls to go on and win the first ever Div 1 game for the season. Some great quick handballs and immediately playing on created opportunities to score, the entire team worked well together and managed to score 3 goals 2 for the quarter. Harriet, Sienna and Issy all running hard and giving the forwards opportunity. Ella J, Savanah, Caitlin, Rachel, Mia, Ella S and Poppy all had great quarters.

We ended running out the quarter strongly and in the end we were comfortable winners by 53 points.

Port Colts 7.12.54 to St Kilda Junction 0.1.1

This game was definitely our best win and shows that we are now a good team of Div 1 footballers.

Coaches focuses this week

*         Team leaders rallying the girls in the zones - Sienna showed us how to do it in the centres, we will adopt this in every zone next week

*         Playing on at all times, Sunday showed us that this technique wins games of football

*         Long kicks to team mates that have made space allowing team mates to run onto the ball

*         Good strong voices, this helps team mates to get you the ball


Injuries - none, but Georgia did have a head ache in the first quarter - please tell the coaches prior to the game if you are not well

Captains award (Poppy and Roisin) went to Amelia for her goal kicking efforts and attack on the ball, well done.

Coaches best 6 - Amelia, Roisin, Sienna, Harriet, Caitlin, Ella J - special mention to Elisa and Savanah for playing 2 games and contributing to a great win

Next week - This is a massive season defining game.....we play Cheltenham at home, if we can beat these guys we will go into the top 4 and show the league that we are a finals contender.

We need everyone fit and well to take this game on, please advise us early if you are unavailable.

Roisin is away for three weeks playing in a tennis tournament....good luck Roisin we will miss you!!


See you all at training!!

 

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Match Report Round 7 June 4th

Match report vs East Brighton Vampires our first Div 1 home game, Sunday 4th June

Cameron and Poppy where co captains for the game. The weather conditions for the game were perfect with warm sunshine with no wind, we won the toss and kicked to  the clubroom end.

We spoke about using our voices, keeping the tackle pressure the same as we left off last week and always playing on then using long kicks to space. The game plan was to rotate three zones in the first three quarters, giving everyone a mini break on the bench and mix it up in the last.

The Vampires came off a massive win against Mordi Braeside last week and are a big club so we anticipated our toughest hit out this season. The Vampires turned up with 15 and we had 17 players, so this week we had 15 on the ground and 2 on the bench thanks to the introduction of our new team in Division 3 who managed to get 12 girls on the ground for their first hit out……wow how we have grown as a team in the past 5 to 6 weeks!! 

1st quarter

What an arm wrestle, both teams flexing their muscles and tackling hard, the pressure was relentless, whilst the Vampires managed to have most of the attack early, Port girls stood tall and defended tirelessly and finished the quarter with a couple of forward entries, the siren only just beating our deepest entry and best chance to score. Neither team registered a score for the quarter in what was a super tight contest, as the Port forward line didn’t get much action so with fresh legs they rotated into the centre. 

2nd quarter 

The second quarter was just as hard, Niamh (pronounced Neave) took to the ground for her first ever game and immediately got involved in the play, well done Niamh and welcome. The Vampires really pressured the contest and managed a few forward entries, resulting in a couple of early goals with really good play, Port defenders stood tall and repeatedly defended many other entries. Mid way through the term the Port centres started to get their hands on the ball and in turn gave Port a few forward entries, one of which lead to Cameron kicking a great goal  late in the quarter. Ella S chased hard all quarter as did Rachel, Amelia and Elisa. 

3rd Quarter

The games started to open up a little and both teams showed they can move the ball quickly. The Vampires showed us how to play on at all costs...moving the ball quickly and  breaking the defensive line rather than stopping when a mark or free kick was awarded. Our forward line was left wide open for the first half of the quarter as the cheeky Vampires had pushed 3 of their defenders in to the middle of the ground, leaving our centres to battle outnumbered 5 versus 8, this allowed the Vampire to defend from the middle and lock the ball in their forward half. The lesson learnt from the forwards was to go with the defenders if it should happen again...we came close to a score with a couple of late forward entries but we were beaten by the siren. Some great tackling for the quarter, Ella j, Caitlin and Rachel really running hard whilst Georgia, Ella S and Maree battled for possession in the forward half and came close to some scoring opportunities. Amelia and Eliza showed good in and under pressure, whilst Hannah and Harriet started to get into the game and show their class.    

4th Quarter

We started the quarter 4 goals down but with a feeling we could come from behind and have a chance of winning.....we were definitely in the contest and the score didn’t reflect how close the game actually was.

Port had most of the play this quarter with Caitlin, Sienna, Roisin, Poppy, Ella and Hannah all starting to get on top and show relentless endeavour and attack on the ball whilst Issy B was demonstrating how to go and get the ball, dodge opponents and then run hard to space and kick long…really well done on several occasions. Port had most of the attack early and it paid off with Poppy scoring a great goal making the quarter a draw with one goal for each team. 

End result was a hard fought 24 point final deficit, although we all know the game was a lot closer than the score line reflects.

Port Colts 2.0.12 to East Brighton Vampires 6.0.36 

This game was definitely our hardest battle yet and possibly against the best opposition in the division, the Vampires coach said it was the toughest battle they had encountered this season and congratulated us on a great game of football. The Vampires had only conceded 9 points in their first 2 games, so we are starting to see we can mix it with the best sides.

The Port coaches know that we are not far off a win and with the smaller team numbers we will ensure that everyone gets more game time.

Coaches focuses

·         Playing on at all times (the Vampires showed us how to do this time and time again)

·         Defending the play on from opposition (how to stop or negate the fast plays from opposition)

·         Standing strong in the scrimmages and tackles and attacking the ball

·         Long kicks to team mates that have made space 

 

Injuries - none

 

Captains award went to Roisin for her efforts and attack on the ball, super effort well done. 

 

Coaches best 6 – Issy B, Caitlin, Amelia, Mia, Sienna and Ella S

 

Next week - BYE round with the long week end, the week after it looks likely to be another home game against arch rivals St Kilda City.

 

 

See you all at training!!

Match Report Round 6 Sunday May 28th

Match report vs St Peters away game Sunday 28th May

Harriet and Cameron where co captains for the game. The weather conditions for the game were wet and windy, we won the toss.

We spoke about using our voices, encouraging our team mate especially the new girls, understanding the conditions by using the wind as best we can and always being strong in the tackles. The wind was blowing across the ground so we talked about the attacking side and the defensive side of the ground...

St Peters are a big club so we anticipated a tough hit out. St Peters played with 16 and we had gained some more new players through the week so we started with 21 players, paying 15 on the ground and 6 reserves on the bench - a tactical nightmare.

1st quarter
Fast and furious, a little slippery and end to end action with no score to either team. The ball was moving fast and the cross wind was keeping play to one side of the ground, this quarter was an arm wrestle with neither team able to gain an advantage. A big bench meant plenty of players on and off the field.   
Great to see some of the new girls having a go, Charlie, Eliza, Tara, Zara, Maya and Kiera all getting amongst the action and battling for the ball. 

2nd quarter 
The second quarter was also a tough battle, the first half of the quarter was tight with both teams having a red hot go, St Peters managed to get on top in the latter half of the quarter managing a few shots at goal,  the wind kept them inaccurate and the score line was 2.7 to Port no score.  
Ella S, Rachel, Mia and Georgia all did well, Sienna was fast and Hannah managed to get the ball on several occasions.

3rd Quarter
St Peters came out strong and used the attacking side of the ground to go forward creating scoring opportunities, eventually scoring 3.4 to Port 0.0 for the quarter. Ella J, Sienna, Cameron and Isabella all tried hard and contested well. Caitlin, Amelia and Mia all ran hard, Poppy was good laying some tackles

4th Quarter
The focus on 3/4 time was all about tackling pressure, coach Michael gave the girls a great talk and asked for a big tackle count in the last quarter. The heavens opened up and we experienced playing in the rain for the first time, the tackles laid by the Port girls were awesome and created opportunities to go deep into attack, we came so close to getting a gaol on a few occasions. Really well done girls, great tackle pressure, nearly every player made a tackle. St Peters managed 3 straight for the quarter to Ports no score.

The game was played in good spirits 
 
Injuries - none

Captains award went to Poppy and Hannah received the St Peters best player award - well done both of you 

Next week - HOME GAME....finally we get a home game against the East Brighton Vampires....2 teams this week so more game time 

See you all at training!!

 

Match Report Round 5 Sunday May 21st

Our first ever U12 girls Division 1 game for the team and the club, conditions where tough, overcast with a 2 to 3 goal wind blowing and a less than perfect ground conditions as there was a lot of deep sand covering the cricket pitch and goal square areas.

We had a big number of new players, having 10 new girls joined us over the past 2 weeks, and no less than four first time players today, most of the new girls hadn’t trained as yet. So we started with 6 new players on the bench and the coaches decided on full zone rotations with the 6th player getting a half of a quarter…the coaches intended to have all players sit out 1.5 quarters on the bench….that was the starting plan.

Captains for the day Sienna and Harriet went to the centre and won the toss, electing to kick with the breeze.

First Quarter
In what was immediately a fierce contest both teams starting fast and attacking the ball. Mordi managed the first goal against the the run of play and the wind, they did this by running the ball and used penetrating kicks to get forward and score. The Port girls rallied and started to win the ball, we managed a  few good drives deep into attack. Ella J kicked deep into the forward line and Issy Bacon marked in the square, turned around and kicked a great goal to make it one goal each.The opposition pressured us hard and didn’t allow us to have easy ball, all of our shots at goal where hurried and under pressure, the sand in the square stopped some fantastic long range shots from potentially rolling through. We kicked 1 goal 3 from memory, this could have easily been 4 goals and may have changed the outlook of game if it was. We quickly learnt the ball was coming off hands to space at the back of the pack with the strong breeze. Port had repeated entries and came close to scoring goals on several occasions, Cameron, Sienna, Issy B again working hard in the sandy goal square, the endeavour form all our players was fantastic.

Second Quarter
Wow, what a quarter of pressure for our mid fielders and defence. We haven’t experienced relentless attacking from opposition prior to this game, good news is we stood tall and tried really hard. Sienna, Poppy, Cameron, Catherine and Caitlin all worked extremely hard. The centres Mia, Harriet, Hannah, Amelia and Charlie all battled to take the ball into out forward line. A big welcome and congratulations to all the first game and second time players, Kiera, Tara, Zara, Bridget, Charlie all taking the field in the forward line for the first time in what was fast becoming our most challenging game to date. Mordi continuously went forward with long wind assisted kicks, some fantastic defensive work kept them out for most of the quarter, but we couldn’t protect the goals on occasions and let Mordi in for 3 goals for the quarter. Amelia and Mia worked hard in the centre, Harriet contested and tackled well and Hannah gained several possessions and kicked long into the wind.   

Third Quarter
Team rotations continued with new girls spread into the centre and defensive zones…we had the wind this quarter and really needed to make the most from it. after several forward sentries it was beginning to show Mordi where a strong defensive team, Port managed to get into scoring position on several occasions, finishing with a score was proving harder. Sienna had two long range shots at goal, squeezing through a fantastic long kick from 30m out to score Ports second goal. Mordi again ran and carried the ball in packs into the wind, kicking long into to the open forward line and they managed to kick a few goals against the wind. 

Fourth Quarter
The battle continued and Mordi pressed hard with the aid of the strengthening wind. The scoreboard was irrelevant and we focused on applying pressure on the opposition and attacking the ball, defending by picking up a player, always being close to a player, running with the ball into the wind. We kept the player rotations happening even though we had to send some new talent into a battle with more experienced opposition. Watching the new girls having a go, tackling and competing for the ball was fantastic. Maree, Rachel and Georgia all  rand the game out and first gamers Zara found some space in the pocket and collected the ball and Catherine tried hard to get the ball in close. We kept Mordi to 2 goals in the last quarter, this was very pleasing as they could have run away with the game, Port girls pressure to the end was fantastic, well done everyone. 

A tough game and our first loss, it was good to see the girls come together at the end and reflect on the game, we will bounce back and only get better…..thanks girls and well done on the effort.

FYI, Mordialloc where the best team in U12 girls Div 1 last year, winning 14 of 15 games played including last years grand final by 58 points against the Waverley Hawks.

Score - Port 2.4.16 to Mordi 8.7.55 = 39 point loss to last years grand final winners…..not bad for a first Div 1 game

Coaches best - Poppy, Sienna, Cameron, Caitlin, Hannah, Ella J, Issy B

Captains for the day Sienna and Harriet pizza award - Izzy B and Mordis best player for us - Ella J

Injuries - Caitlin (finger), Hannah soreness (leg and shoulder) 

 

Training this week - Kicking long, tackling pressure around the ball and running drills for fitness 

Next weeks game - St Peters away


Four things to think about 

  • We just played the best team in the comp and we  had a lot of new players - we will get better as a team and individuals
  • Skills count, using long kicks to players in space will help us get clear and attack the goals - it is important to switch on and listen at training
  • Fitness - for the first time this season our fitness was tested, we must be fit to apply relentless pressure and attack on the ball
  • Our new girls will improve out of site over the next few weeks with some training and help from their team mates
 
Cheers,
Coach Steve

 

Match Report Round 3 Sunday May 7th

Match report vs East Brighton away game

Caitlin and Rachel where co captains for the game. Their words to the team before they ran out were to have fun and work hard as a team!

We spoke before the game about the big challenge this week coming up against a good team in Brighton East. They had won they're previous games by big margins, so this was a good test to see where we are as a team. 

The weather conditions for the game were good, there was a challenging wind favouring one end of the ground which Brighton East kicked with in the first quarter after they won the toss. 

The first 7 minutes of the game was dominated by East Brighton kicking the first 2 goals and they were looking dangerous. We then regrouped and started to settled into the game. Caitlin and Rachel started winning the ball in the middle of the ground leading from the front like true captains. Isabella, Ella S and Maree then put great pressure on their midfielders and as a result we got the ball moving forward. The forwards created space for each other and we where able to score quick back to back goals through Siena and Izzy who where teaming up well together. Amelia, Poppy and Holly worked hard and kept the ball locked in the forward line. 

Our Backline also started getting on top with great tackling pressure and rebounded the ball out of defence many times Hannah was breaking through tackles, and Ella J and Harriet tackled hard  and got in first for the ball.  Georgia created a wall in defence and used her height to made it hard for them to score. Mia was very strong in the contest taking on the opposition getting us back into the game.

In the second quarter we where up for the contest and went forward early by holding position and creating space and not just following the ball. Hannah kicked a long goal and gave us the early jump. We had worked on our tap out work during the week and it was amazing to see how much we had improved by tapping the ball to our advantage which was great to see. Our pressure and willingness to work hard stood out. We went forward a lot however we kicked the ball wide at times and the wind pushed the ball out of bounds many times. So we didn't get the rewards for our efforts in the second quarter. Our backs were strong and kept the opposition scoreless. 

The jumpers of both sides where very similar in design and colour making it difficult for the players on both sides in the first half so at half time we put our jumpers inside out which worked well.

The third quarter (premiership quarter) was our best quarter all day. We moved the ball fast and clean from defence to the forward line into the wind. It was impressive to watch such good team work and pressure. We kicked 3 goals in the quarter. 

Everyone had rotated through all three positions of the ground each quarter. We made changes during the last quarter to give everyone a run in different positions and keep fresh legs on the ball. We used the wind a lot better in the last quarter, kicking more directly and scored multiple goals. Sienna was taking great over head marks and was able to kick straight for the goals and Harriet also finished off a great game in the last kicking 2 goals. Ella S went into the middle halfway through the quarter and kicked long into the forwards with her left foot. 

It was a great turn around and team effort. If we bring that endeavour each week and continue to listen and learn it will be a very enjoyable season. 

It was great to sing the song with so much passion at the end of the game in what was out first 10 goal win!! 

Rachel and Caitlin spoke very well to the team at the end of game and named Harriet and Siena as the two players of the day. 

 

Goal kickers - Harriet 4, Rachel 3, Hannah 2, Issy B 2

Injuries: none

 

Coaches best - Great overall team effort

Next week - South Melbourne away at Albert Park Oval 9, arrive at 9.45 for 10.30 start.

Its great to see the team is growing in confidence and player numbers each week….keep telling your friends and bring them along.

See you all at training!!

 

Match Report Round 2 Sunday April 30th

This week at training we focused on our body position when ball gathering, making sure we protect our bodies by standing over the ball and using our legs, hips and bums to protect us. We have to make sure we have a strong stance when doing so and get our bodies in-between the ball and the opposition player(s). We then use our skills and if caught facing the wrong way when gain possession we hand pass backwards to a team mate in space, we are looking to get the ball out the back to a team mate in the open and we always look to run and kick over the top into space to a team mate.

Game #2 of the 2017 season was against Brighton Beach at our home ground, playing the full ground with 12 players on the A T Aaneson Oval, it was yet another warm and perfect day for footy. Co captains for the day were Caitlin Voss and Ella S, we won the toss and kicked towards the Plumber Street end.

Our game plan for the first three quarters was to have three rotating zones, so that every player had an opportunity to play in every position, rotating to a new position at the end of each quarter. We started the game with 11 players. We had one player from the other team help us out each quarter, so we had 12 on the field….no bench meant all the girls played the full game.

This week we really started to see players play well in a different roles, this means we are seeing players play well in certain positions….some times a players ability allows them to be more successful in one position more than another. For some players its running on the ball and being at the bottom of the pack, others may be champions in defence giving their team the attacking rebound and some players are forwards who work hard to kick goals and put defensive pressure on the opposition when they don’t have the ball.

First quarter started fast and both teams had attacking moves that resulted in 3 goals, Port kicked 2 and we defended well under pressure allowing only 1 goal to be scored against us, defensive pressure wins games and we defended well. It was great to see the girls getting into good strong positions over the ball when attempting to pick it up, this was just like we practised at training.

Second Quarter
Captain Caitlin was a stand out in this quarter as she ran hard to the contest, worked hard in the packs and managed a great captains goal, Caitlin showed hard work definitely pays off. Many others also worked hard, Rachel kicked a great goal with Ella J, Ruby, Poppy, Georgia and Holly all contributing well. The forward line kept intense pressure on the opposition and this created many turnovers allowing us to keep the ball in our half and kick 2 goals, I don’t think Brighton had a forward entry…excellent work.

Third Quarter
We spoke about this quarter being the premiership quarter, the quarter that can break the oppostion and win the game. We kicked 5 goals in this quarter, the first came from linking, end to end play, in one play Rachel was in defence moved the ball to Sienna who in turn passed to Ella J on the wing, Ella gathered and passed to Hannah who kicked long to Georgia who finished off what was a great team goal, fantastic team effort. Next it was Sienna, Hannah, Poppy & Ella J all working hard and showing skill to get our 2nd goal of the quarter, Hannah made a great smoother and kicked the third goal, these goals are so important, nothing better than a turn over goal!! Holly, Hannah Georgia all linked for our 4th goal, there was another good goal kicked by Maree to finish off the third quarter giving the team an impressive 5 goals, this stretched our overall lead to 8 goals…..our best quarter yet and really well done.

The last quarter, well we struggled a bit in the last, for the first time this year we didn’t score at all, we had run hard all day and it started to show. The opposition managed three goals and kept our back line under pressure for most of the quarter. Good news is we managed to make it hard for them, Ella S was tireless and worked really hard holding her position well and she stopped at least 3 goals in the back line, Sienna battled hard in the middle with Ruby, Maree, Georgia and Caitlin all working hard till the end of the game.

Final score
Colts 9-6-60 v Brighton 5-2-32

An impressive 28 point win to the Colts, with 5 goals in the third quarter

A super team effort with all players contributing, my best for the day
Ella S, Sienna, Caitlin, Poppy, Rachel, Ella J, Georgia and Hannah

Goal kickers

Hannah 1
Caitlin 1
Maree 1
Ella J 1
Rachel 2
Georgia 2


Injuries
Ella J - sore back, Ella S - knock on the head, Hannah - shoulder

Captains player of the day
Well done to Rachel for being picked by the captains as player of the day. Next week’s co captains are Rachel and Caitlin

Captains duties are:
•  Go into the opposition rooms and let them choose which football to play with (home games only)
•  Prior to the game starting discuss and determine which way to kick with the coaches (look at the ground surface, think of wind and conditions)
•  When we get on the ground captains must be ready to go to the middle and toss the coin, shake hands with the other team’s captain and the umpires (be respectful)
•  After the toss we come back and tell the team which way we are kicking, making sure all the players understand
•  Captains must keep a note of who plays well during the game as you must judge who is a worthy winner of an award
•  After the game captains decide who you think the “Dominos” player of the day is, discuss your decision with the coach and then present to the winner in front of the playing group
•  The winner of the award will also be a co-captain the next week

Well done girls and thanks to all the parents that helped out.

Training focuses
Zone understanding, forward, mid, backs - how to work the zones
Skill improvement - kicking on the run, picking the ball off the ground in tight
Run and carry - bouncing, touching the ball on the ground
Fitness, running out the game for 4 quarters

Wednesday training at 4.30 with me and after its chicken  parma, chicken curry and pork roast after night if you can make it.

Thursday training at 4.30 with coach Michael

IMPORTANT AFTER TRAINING PICK UPS
• PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU TELL THE COACH WHO IS PICKING YOU UP AND LET THE COACH KNOW YOU ARE LEAVING
• IF YOUR PARENTS ARE LATE OR NOT THERE FOR YOU PLEASE LET THE COACH KNOW AND STAY IN THE CLUBROOMS OR AT THE FRONT OF THE CLUBROOMS

Next Game: Sunday 7th May 2.15 arrival for a 3pm kick off - East Brighton V Port Colts, Hurlingham Park, Oval 2

Match Report Round 1 Sunday April 23rd

Our first match of the 2017 season was against Prahran at their home ground on a warm and perfect day for footy and a great start with Captain for the day Ella S winning the toss.

We started the day talking about respect, listening to the umpire, hard work, using our skills and playing on at every opportunity. The game plan for the first three quarters was to have three rotating zones, so that every player had an opportunity to play in every position, rotating to a new position at the end of each quarter. 

Both teams started fast with 2 goals a piece in the first quarter. The Colts first quarter goals came from end to end play, the back line worked hard to allow the centres to drive the ball deep into attack, Caitlin Voss, Mia and Emelia tackled hard and where fantastic, solid work by Sienna, Poppy, Ella J and captain for the day Ella S, all helped get the ball out of tight giving Harriet Kogler the chance to kick 2 great goals on the run and under pressure, excellent team effort effort well done. 

The second quarter was an intense battle, with Amelia, Mia, Rachel and Hannah all battling hard in the scrimmages, Caitlin and Sienna again provided some great drive into the forward line and Harriet was able to finish with another great team goal!

The third quarter we really started to dominate the contest, Prahran slowed down as we sped up. Our defensive work stood tall, Ella J was awesome in tight and took on some big tackles, winning a free kick as she was wrestled to the group. 

Ella S, Maree, Holly, Amelia all worked very hard and stopping all the attacking moves and keeping the ball in our forward line, creating forward entries that led to a fantastic goal by Poppy on the run. Some greta over head marking from Sienna and Hannah’s run and carry was extraordinary, even managing to run on to her own kick and get a second long kick into the forward line, well done. Special mention to Ruby from U10’s, she really tried hard and did a great job.

Last quarter the team zones changed up, coach Michael created a new mix in each zone and it worked perfectly. Prahran didn’t have a forward entry in the last quarter, due to excellent defensive work all over the ground. Rachel, Mia, Poppy, Sienna went well. The colts had stand outs all over the ground, Georgia scored a great set shot goal by kicking a long torpedo kick though the middle, well done.  

Final score

Prahran 2-0-12

Colts 5-2-32

20 point win to the Colts, keeping Prahran scoreless in the last three quarters.

A super team effort with all players contributing, my best 6 for the day 

Sienna, Hannah, Harriet, Rachel, Amelia, Poppy

Goal kickers

Harriet 3, Poppy 1, Georgia 1

Injuries

Maree knee (rest and test before next training and game), Amelia jarred finger (tape before training and playing if its sore)

Well done girls and thanks to all the parent that helped out.

Next week training focuses

Zone understanding, forward, mid, backs - how to work the zones

Skill improvement - kicking on the run, picking the ball off the ground in tight

Run and carry - bouncing, touching the ball on the ground

 

 

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