Seymour Junior Football Netball Club
If this match is anything to go by, the future of this young new team is looking bright and full of camaraderie. Every player seemed to utilise their fellow players and this resulted in some great goals and provided a good show. The ball was kept moving throughout zones and some strong competition was had.
We gave the kids some homework about footy and they did what we asked.
It showed on the field with some great passages of play and the kids working together holding positions and creating space.
Even though we lost to Yea, to see the improvement over just one week was exciting.
Looking forward to Friday night’s clash with St Mary’s.
With cracking weather almost as good as finals weather, the Lions got under way, but being short in numbers we called for some under-12s to step up. This they did very well, so well done and thanks for the help Melvic, Noah, Zac, Hunter and Jhett.
All our under-14s are starting to find the footy mojo with some terrific mid field work, winning all clearances and some spectacular ball movement in to our scoring 50 zone.
Defensively the Lions were like a wall with every attempt from Yea being re-bounded straight out.
Seymour Lions still have bit to work on, but a win is a win and well done.
Thomas Godman Awards went to Georgia Consilglio for her growing confidence to win her own ball and not being shy to play every position, and Jardine Nai for his ability to read the ball and great team work.
Round two was a tough one for the girls. The defensive pressure was coming from both teams and the game was hard fought. The final score was so close at 5-4 with Seymour getting the win.
Best on court was Kayley Sutherland and Mandessah Wyatt.
The Under-13 girls got off to a shaky start in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against Yea.
But they quickly settled in the second with a rock solid combination of girls on the court.
It was an amazing game to watch that kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time.
There was amazing pressure all over the court and great execution of the turnovers.
Although coming away with a loss, the girls never seemed to give up and kept fighting to the end, to keep the margin of the loss to two points.
Best on court were Georgia Donnelly and Mary Parker.
The team played a continuous game against Yea. The girls had an amazing start, never giving up, and played strong right to the end.
Amazing game by all the girls, great effort.
Awards went to Taylah Leech and Jasmine Jeminez.
Our defence did an amazing job to keep the Saints to only four goals for the match, as did our mid court which transitioned the ball from defence down to the goalers who were able to capitalise on our turnovers.
Each player has improved out of sight in the past 12 months and should be extremely proud of themselves.
The Nagambie Outdoors Award was awarded to Cadence for her efforts in the mid court.
In much warmer conditions than last week we headed to Seymour for our second game of the season. We got off to a good start but St Mary’s proved to be too strong.
The Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park award went to Darby for his persistence and effort playing both footy and netball giving 100 per cent right to the end.
A good team effort by the boys but they were beaten by a better team on the day. St Mary’s started quickly, catching us off guard and we were never able to catch up. The backline was gallant in defeat and tried all day.
Encouraging signs in the last quarter were when the boys outscored St Mary’s when it would have been easy to give up.
Good lessons learned and we’ll only get better. Well played to the boys at St Mary’s.
Awards: BoxGrove Premium Lucerne Award, Ben Bath; Nagambie Bakery Award, Tom Barnes; Team Managers Award, Mitch Berens.
You couldn’t ask for better weather on Sunday, as Tabilk and Saint Mary’s youngsters played in glorious conditions at 10am at Kings Park. The grounds were immaculate thanks to the dedicated KPCoM crew, and the kids enjoyed the morning.
While everyone had a kick and a mark, the dual games running at the same time ensured every player was in the game playing non-stop. Standouts of the day were Sam Brown, Jayden Trodd, Ryan Lindner, Joshua Vearing and Oliver Fulton.
With several top aged players pulling on the boots for the first time in 2018, and many youngsters also new to the game, the Saints were hard pressed by a well oiled outfit of Tabilk from the start.
While there was a marked improvement by the team from last week, the Tabilk kids were able to dominate play from the centre and up forward.
Jesse Brock ran hard all day, with Izaiha Wilson, Oliver Munro, Jayden Pert and Luke Allison all contributing to challenge.
A great win today against quality opposition in a well-coached Tabilk. Last year’s flag winners were always going to be a challenge but our boys showed why disciplined training and calculated coaching would win.
From the back line, senior players held the fort while runners such as Linc Smith and Carter Grant delivered to a leading forward line.
The centre bounces were again dominated by our talls. Champagne football with a tap to a running onballer with an accurate pass to leading forward.
Down the forward line, this week it was Alex Elliott at full forward bagging six majors after receiving golden service from Nic Quigg and Jonty Mann.
Jonty was in and under for a best-on-ground performance around the packs and snagged two majors.
Nick in superb support also kicking two while drawing plenty of attention from the opposition. Lewis Lubeck was unleashed up forward and took full advantage, kicking some early goals to give the team momentum
After the two-point loss to Euroa the previous week, the boys were driven to ensure a better result this week.
Right from the first centre bounce, Josh Chanloup rucked well for Matt Collard to apply his hard running game, and drove the ball forward to the eager forwards with a goal resulting in the first two minutes.
Tabilk are not a team to back down and for the next 10 minutes applied enormous pressure to our backs to try and secure a goal.
The Saints held fast though, and managed to eventually clear it out with fast run through the centre to grab a goal.
Tyler Best and Will O’Sullivan proved dangerous up forward, snagging three majors when given the opportunity.
Lachy Aldous swept the backline clear with pace on numerous occasions, pushing the ball forward and assisted by the hard running James Hardman and ever-present Matty Collard and Darcy Gleeson.
Beau Smith and Nic Quigg proved their mettle in the higher grade with some excellent play and a great contest ensued with Tabilk showing run and determination to trouble the scoreboard.
However, this was a fine Saint Mary’s team effort and a well deserved win.