About the Team
- Coaches: Bec Marshall, Simon Appleby
- Team Managers: Simone Roberts
5pm - 6.15pm
Running group on Monday Nights:
- Murphy Reserve
Time is 6:15pm sharp to 6:45pm
Match Report Round 1 Sunday April 15th
The u18 girls round was a ripper! With only 18 girls we opted to run with no bench and use rotations to rest the girls throughout the game. With approx. 10 brand new players who hadn’t met each other we focused on 3 general areas throughout the game. Communication, Pressure and Intensity/ Effort and the girls smashed it.
With the rain streaming down the wet conditions made it tempting and easy for players to take the easy option and just kick the ball along the ground, but our girls stuck to our game plan and always took possession and picked the ball up. The ground was huge yet we could still hear the girls from the furthest side of the ground calling for the ball. We watched them go hard at the ball and had some strong team plays, with players running past and putting in the 2nd, 3rd and at times 4th efforts.
Every single player got involved and played their role. Special mention to Bella who was unstoppable, Kate who in her first game demonstrated a natural ability to read the play and confidence to get involved. Our girls in defence killed it and continued to play as a team and prevented the opposition (who had 30 players) from scoring until the 3rd quarter. Special mention to Ava and Jaz who really dug deep when the pressure was on in the backline.
The 3rd quarter we were put under a lot of pressure with the opposition attempting to stage a comeback, and our girls started to look a bit tired. But again we fought hard, and dug deep working together as a team.
Jaz sealed the game with the final goal which cemented our first win!
Simon and myself were so impressed with the standard of play and display of team work, especially in the trying wet conditions.
This Thursday we will look to focus on setting up a few structures, so if all the girls can try to make it to training that would be great.
Well done girls what an exciting way to start the season off!