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Teams / 2018 / U12 Girls BLUE

U12 Girls BLUE

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About the Team

Coaches: Rob Cleaver

Training Times

WEDNESDAYS (Aanenssen Oval)

U12 Girls Squad 5pm - 6pm

Running group on Monday Nights:

  • Murphy Reserve
    Time is 6:15pm sharp to 6:45pm

U12 Girls Blue Team round 15 match report.

Round 15  and the final game for the year saw the Girls take on the top team South Melbourne Districts at Albert Park lake

We had an early 9.00am start, with the weather crisp but clear and Port Melbourne girls were lead by captains Farrah, Molly and Rihanna.

Having not won a match this year and facing the top team, all I was hoping for was a competitive effort from our girls.

From the first bounce to the final siren, as always they fought hard to win the ball and were rewarded for their courageous efforts, sure we didn’t win but we weren’t smashed off the park either.

Its been a tough season for everyone involved and I am a little sad for the girls that we couldn’t get a win, but they can be proud of their efforts every week.

This was my first time ever coaching any team and although I tried my best, on reflection I would have done things a little different, having knowledge of the game but no experience coaching meant that I was always learning something new every week.

Preparation and the right resources help, but your attitude determines your altitude and you girls were positive courageous and committed and you can be very proud of your effort.

I see football as a metaphor for life, with the courage to have a go, to do your best and on reflection, thinking about how you can overcome challenges and be better than we were yesterday.

I feel very grateful for having had the opportunity to coach the U12 Girls Blue Team this year and would like to thank the girls for their effort and hope they had fun and learnt something new while improving their skills.

See you all at the presentation night.

Rob
 
Match Report Round 14
 
Round 14 saw the Girls travel to Le Page Park to take on Cheltenham.

Short on numbers again this week we welcomed the inclusion of three new girls.

Mia from U14’s along with sisters Imogen and grace playing up from U10’s to complete the team.

The weather was clear but windy conditions meant there was a distinct advantage kicking to the southern end of the ground.

Port Melbourne girls lead by captain Emily loss the toss and Cheltenham went with the wind.

With a defiant back line that harrased and tackled the opposition with ferocity, we managed to keep them to a few points and had our best first quarter the year.

The second quarter saw quarter a battle of wills and more hard efforts at the ball and we finished with 1 goal a piece thanks to Georgia’s heroic effort crashing through the opposition defence to score a late goal.

The third quarter saw the more great defence by our girls against a strengthening breeze but Cheltenham girls persistence and their determination saw them score 3 goals.

Holding their heads high and up for the fight, our girls saw several shots at goal going just wide in a quarter that showed real strength, grit and determination.

Although we lost the game, I really think the girls showed their willingness to work hard running and tackling and that meant we were in with a chance right up to the final siren.

Another great team effort by all our players, well done and a special thanks to the girls who step in to help out, your efforts were greatly appreciated.

Last game of our season this week, away against South Melbourne Districts over at the Albert Park lake, let make it a competitive one.
 
Match Report Round 13
 
No report
 
U12 Girls Blue team Round 12 match report.
 
Round 12 saw the girls travel down to Beaumaris for a late afternoon game.
 
Due to some confusion about the venue, we finally arrived at the right ground with 5 minutes to spare.
 
It was great to see Sedona and Molly back in the team this week and their efforts are always appreciated.
 
Down 2 players again this week and arriving just in time for the start of the game, meant that we had no time to warm up.
 
Beaumaris were able to capitalise early on our lack of preparation, but our girls showed agility and worked hard to compete for the ball.
 
The second half saw us win the ball with great team work and we had multiple scoring opportunities.
 
Although this was our biggest loss this year the girls never gave up, the whole team gave their all and never stopped trying.
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents who have taken on varied tasks and also Rebecca on behalf of all the parents for her ongoing efforts in managing both teams, we recognise its time consuming and difficult at times.
 
 
Round 13 this week is a bye, so no game.
 
Round 14 will see the girls play Cheltenham away at
 
Le Paige park - CORNER HERALD AND ARGUS ST
 
Game starting at 10.15am
 
I think the girls have their best chance to win this week and would like to ask if they can be there at 9.30, as it gives us a bit more time to build their confidence and prepare as a team.

 

 

Match Report Round 11 Sunday July 15th

Round 11 saw the Girls travel to Stanley Grose Oval to take on East Malvern.
 
With 2 players pulling out on the morning we were left short, so I decided to take one of the opposition players to even up the numbers.
 
In reflection this was an error on my part and having had the time again we would have been better off playing 1 short.
 
The game was well contested from start to finish with all girls contributing.
 
Captain Cath lead the team from the first bounce and Kirra’s goal line defence was well rewarded, stopping several certain goals.
 
Issy, Georgia, Maddy and Eliza who were in great form and showed desperation in their attempt to win the ball.
 
We had some goals from Maddy and Emily.
 
Round 12 Sunday 22nd Jul 12 noon - 1pm (1 hour) 11:30am Arrival
Banksia Reserve 
 
Cheers
Rob

 

Match Report Round 10 Sunday June 24th

A home game this week against the East Brighton Vampires
saw us under pressure from the first bounce.

All our girls stepped up their efforts, 3 tackles in a row from Cath in the back line, Maddie running hard tackling in the centre with  Molly.

Issy combined with Eliza who kicked out from fullback and followed up with a mark and kick to Maya clear the ball out of danger through great teamwork

The second half saw the best defensive efforts from every player this year, Georgia, Maya, Bridget, Coco Leah, Rihanna and Emily who were fearless in their attack on the ball.

An impressive effort again by our captain today, Maddy who never stops trying until the final whistle.

Great competitive effort from two strong teams, although we went down by 18 points, this was our best game this year.

If you want practice one thing over the break, running, bouncing the ball and kicking will help you build your skill level fast.

Next Game sees us play away against East Malvern JFC on the 15th July, arrive 8.55am for a 9.25 Start

Match Report Round 9 Sunday June 17th

Round 9 and the under 12 Girls Blue team traveled down to the Walter Galt reserve for their game against Mordialloc-Braeside.

Sunday saw the start of some real winter football weather, cold, wet and windy for most of the day.

By late afternoon, the weather had calmed and sun was trying to break through.
 
1st quarter saw Mordialloc start strong and get ahead early despite some great pressure put on them by our defence, including great tackling lead by our captain Georgia.
Hard hard running from our midfielders Coco ,Emily and Maddie saw us get the ball forward and resulted in a goal. We finished the first quarter 2 goals to 3.

The 2nd quarter started with a great mark by Charlise who brought the ball into the forward line from a long kick where Molly finished off with a goal.
Despite great defence they managed to sneak a goal through. After a hard fought centre effort to get the forward Coco managed to break free to score a great goal.

In the 3rd and 4th quarters, we rotated the players again and it was great to see the girls adjust to their different roles.  The girls demonstrated great team work with 2nd and 3rd efforts, great support, running and hand balls increased. We saw great defence from Charlise who saved several goals demonstrated by the opposition scoring 9 points against us overall.

We finished with a great team effort, still dry but muddy and very proud of the efforts of every single player.

Tough taclking and hard running meant we were competative for the whole game.

Our great goal kickers included:
Coco with 2
Sedeona 1
Molly 1
Farrah 1
Maya 1

Final score was 6 -4 40  to  7-9-51

Match Report Round 8 Friday June 1st

Round 8 saw Port Colts U12 girls Blue division have their first night game on the 1st June at our home ground against the girls from South Melbourne Districts. The weather was calm and chilly,  but it didn’t stop a great turnout of spectators on the night.

We had 17 girls selected to play for the evening and welcomed some newcomers in Angelina, Maya and Charlise as well as Claudy and Molly from our other girls teams.

The team, led by our captain this week, Keira, was excited pre game and it showed with the positive effort put in throughout. The weather was clear but crisp with a moderate amount of dew which made for a greasy surface and the girls were reminded to be prepared to support each other with hard running and quick hand balls.

The key focus for the game was to try to be first to the ball and if we weren’t first we had to tackle to steal the ball. We were also focused on supporting our team mates and helping out wherever possible.

The centre square was going to be a tough contest with more players than usual fighting hard to win the ball. We immediately applied pressure, working hard for each other and we saw some great running and long kicking from both Ange and Georgia and great tackling pressure from everyone, particularly Sedona, Rihanna, Maddy, Eliza and Charlise who pushed hard to win the ball.

Although we were 2 goals up with a quarter to play, the South Melbourne girls lifted in the last and our backline was unable to keep up the pressure and conceded a few late goals. We maintained pressure in both the forward line and the back line throughout, but were overcome by the top team in the end to lose by 2 goals.

Every week sees great improvement on skill development in the players and this was seen with good reward in the individual and team efforts for the night. The girls showed great courage and determination and looked like they enjoyed the game, despite the loss.
Just a reminder that there is no game this weekend and the next game is on the 17th June at 3pm against Mordialloc Braeside at the  Walter Galt reserve.

Coach Rob

Match Report Round 6 Sunday May 20th

BYE

 

Match Report Round 5 Sunday May 13th

U12 girls Blue Port Colts v’s Beaumaris

Bit short on Mothers day as we had 3 girls unavailable, it was a bit of a scramble. In the end we managed to field a team of 13 with the aid of 4 U10 champions! It was a home game on beautiful day with a slight breeze.

Eliza was captain after a stellar effort last week….

We knew Beaumaris would be a serious team, credit to our girls as we came out full of beans!! Claudia, Emma, Grace and Imogen all on the ground from the start and straight into the thick of it…great job guys!! Georgia was standing tall and trying hard, Eliza was leading by example and winning plenty of the ball in the centre.

Colts had most of the play in the forward line with little result for all the hard work, we applied lots of pressure, had lots of shots but the ball bounced awkwardly and left us with 2 behinds for the quarter…if only we kicked a few goals who knows what the result could have been!

Second quarter into the wind and we had a real crack, Emily, Sedona and Coco all impressing in this quarter with some great chasing and tackling. Madison was working herself into the game and Leah was chasing and tackling well.

Third quarter and the game was intense, Madison was on fire, running hard, getting the ball and using her left foot to kick long into attack. Imogen and Emma also battled hard, getting kicks and handballs; Grace was looking dangerous every time she got near the ball.

Down to the last and we were still in the game, we just needed a couple of quick goals, Beaumaris stood tall as our girls repeatedly had a go, they just had the answers. Keira, Claudia and Isabella all ran the game out giving it their all, great work guys.

In the end it was a great collective effort girls, we never gave up and held strong against a very good side.

We were all a bit battered and bruised after a gruelling game, credit to Sedona, Georgia and Eliza as they all gritted their teeth and carried on in pain to play out the game after getting a few big knocks…that’s what footy is all about, hard work, being there for your team mates and never giving up even when the chips are down, great effort girls.

Coaches best: Eliza, Madison, Georgia, Imogen, Emily, Sedona

 

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Port Colts

0.2.2

0.2.2

0.3.3

0.3.3

Beaumaris

0.0.0

1.1.7

2.1.13

3.4.22

 

Next week: BYE round

 

Match Report Round 4 Sunday May 6th

TBC

Match Report Round 3 Sunday April 29th

Port Colts U12 girls Green division was now Blue….stepping up a division was awesome and this was going to be exciting.

We fielded a team of 12.

From the start it was obvious St Bedes were serious: our girls were getting pushed around as some St Bedes players flexed their muscles. It was a faster pace and we were watching the ball get stripped away form us. For the first time this year we felt the full on pressure in the back line as St Bedes attacked again and again. Coco, Georgia and Holly all stand outs in this quarter.

The backline stood strong and kept the defensive pressure on St Bedes forwards and it was working. St Bedes struggled for scores even though they had multiple forward entries, 5 points to Colts 0 score.

Second quarter was much the same, Colts under pressure, St Bedes attacking and throwing their weight around and playing hard football. Colts didn’t give up and almost jagged a goal against the flow only to fall short of time, so at half time St Bedes had increased their lead to 11 points, although we felt the game starting to swing in the balance. Farrah, Bridget and Eliza showing great form, Sedona tackling and winning kicks. 

Third quarter and Colts started to get their hands on the ball, with forward entries starting to happen, St Bedes were realising that the Colts were not going to lye down…we will fight to the end and fight we did!! Colts just win the quarter with 8 points to 7….could we pull off a last quarter come back from 10 points down? Isabella, Keira, Coco and Poppy getting plenty of the ball, Bridget was running into goal and just getting caught! So close.

Well we gave it our best shot….5 minutes into the quarter and 2 quick goals from Georgia and Coco, all of a sudden the Colts had the lead! Intense battle ensued with St Bedes pushing forward late to kick a point…Colts couldn’t clear the backline and in the dying seconds St Bedes kicked the winning goal to win by 5 points.

Great collective effort girls, you soaked up the pressure, never gave up and nearly stole the game!!

Coaches best: Georgia, Bridget, Elisa, Emily, Holly, Coco

Next week: Cheltenham Black at 11.15am away @ Le Page Park

 

Match Report Round 2 Sunday April 22nd

Port Colts U12 girls Green division played away at Hampton Rovers on a beautiful day.

I had requested more exemptions for this game as we were short…we ended up with a team of 12.

Hard and fast attack on the ball from the start gave the girls a tough encounter. Both teams were really pressuring hard to get their hands on the ball.

Captain for the day Georgia showed how it’s done standing tall in tackles and getting her boot to the ball, both first gamers Emily and Madi were starting to impress and gather posessions, Leah and Bridget were in the thick of it and battling hard.

The second quarter was a great quarter, total control and effort form all of the girls gave us a convincing half time lead. Farrah and Keira both showed how it’s done with tackles, run and kicks.

The third quarter of the game was intense, lots of ball ups, lots of pressure around the pack. It’s in these situations we need the quick handball out the back to a team mate, credit to Hampton they never gave up and made a tight contest.

Keira, Sedona and Isabella were all getting touches and tackling hard, Georgia was still in the thick of the game and Madi was continuing to tackle and harass and win the ball back, awesome effort you guys.

Emily started winning the ball and getting kicks in a great first game effort!

Big thanks to the girls playing a second game and helping out, great effort on a warm day.

Coaches best: Madi, Bridget, Georgia, Emily and Leah

Next week: BIG NEWS a promotion to Blue Division (well done) and a massive game against the powerhouse of St Bedes / Mentone 11.30am at home.

The promotion to Blue Division will give us some stiffer opposition, we will need to play at our best next week….see you at training!

 

Match Report Round 1 Sunday April 15th

Welcome all to the first coaches report for 2018, I am please to say the girls have been training well and the skill level is really improving all the time. 

Port Colts U12 girls Green division played at home on Aanenson Oval, cold, wet and windy conditions for the first game of the season

Today we took on the Beaumaris with a team of 12 girls, we had 5 first time players in the team so we new this was going to be a really exciting match. I had requested exemptions for three players from Yellow division (Sienna, Harriet and Ella) in case we were short…and we were 4 players short so we also called on Claudia Kogler from U10’s to make up the team of 12. 

We picked the team in balanced groups over three zones, putting an experienced player in each zone to help the new guys out. We then rotated through positions at each break giving everyone a go in all positions. We appointed generals in each group to control each area and make sure the zone was structured and played correctly. Generals for the day were Sienna Farrell (birthday girl), Harriet Kogler and Ella Jamieson.

First quarter Colts 3.0.18 to Sharks 0.0.0

What a great start….the girls all switched on from the first bounce and had a real go. Sienna showed great form with long penetrating kicks, Cath Lee was attacking the ball, and Sedona showed that she was up for the game making some great tackles. Up forward Harriet was showing how its done, little sis Claudia was really having a go as well. A 3-goal lead at quarter time had everyone excited.

Second quarter Colts 6.0.36 to Sharks 1.0.6 

Wow, what a quarter of football…. hard tackling pressure was winning us the ball all over the ground, up forward Frankie and Sophie were on fire and looked dangerous. Keira and Leah had some great plays, they never gave up and stayed in the competition, Farrah and Cath kept wining the ball back and getting kicks. 

Third quarter Colts 8.2.50 to Sharks 1.1.7

The third quarter was just awesome, the girls showed they get the game of football and continued to impress in all positions. Coco did some great work, Leah had some exciting moments running hard after the ball, Claudia was working hard and pressurizing, Sophie was really having a crack, Kiera and Ella J both got involved, Sienna was still bombing those long penetrating kicks, Farrah was really having a go.

Last quarter Colts 8.3.51 to Sharks 1.2.8

Sienna, Harriet and Ella went down back with Sedona who was showing some great tackling skills and endeavour for a first gamer!! Coco, Frankie and Sophie (the three talls) went into the middle with Kiera and all did a great job by winning the ball back time after time. 

Farah, Leah, Cath and Claudia went forward and all worked hard putting plenty of defensive pressure on in the forward line.

What a great first game of football for 2018, congratulations to all on a hard fought 43 point win.

Big thanks to Sienna, Harriet, Ella and Claudia for playing a second game and helping out

Coaches best: Frankie, Leah, Cath, Kiera, Coco

Goals: Frankie 2, Sophie, Sienna, Harriet, ?? I can’t remember the rest sorry…. 

 Next week Hampton Rovers away, teams will be selected after training on Wednesday…we are still a couple of players short so please get down to training with your mates!!

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