PRESIDENTS REPORT

Dear Members, Sponsors and Supporters

Not a bad weekend on the football field winning 3 out of 4 games, with the Reserves, Colts and Integrated teams winning and our League going down narrowly to Collegians.
This week’s games are League , Reserves and Colts at home against Wanneroo and it is also Ladies Day (Our Pink Jumper Day) so if you are not doing  anything please come on down and support the teams. The Thirds play Collegians at Allen Park.

Meals are on again this week so if you would like a nice meal and a cold bevy come on down.

We are currently in the process of getting the decking licensed. Papers were lodged today so if all goes well won’t be to long until we can have a bevy or two on Dave’s Deck.

Until next week take care and enjoy.

Rob Steel

PRESIDENT

MILESTONES

An important Milestone this week, with our League Co-Captain Michael Chandler playing his 150th game and qualifying for nomination as a Life Member. Michael “Frysy” has been at the club since we started in the WAAFL in 2008, coming across from Coolbinia West Perth with then League Coach Jamie Wynne. He won the club champion award that season also being a part of our “D grade” premiership. In 2009 he became the club Captain, a position he has held on his own until this year when he was joined by Luke Shephard as Co-Captain, topped off by last year’s “C grade” Premiership.

Congratulations to Michael and good luck on your big day.

Also our Thirds Coach, Michael Walsh, plays his 100th club game this week. Michael has been at the club since 2010 as part of the club Sunday team in the Mercantile FL. In 2011 when the thirds team moved from Sunday Football to Saturday in the lower WAAFL grades, Michael to the reigns as Coach when the incumbent coach had to stand down for personal reasons. After missing the Grand Final that year by almost the narrowest of margins, the next few years were difficult, winning only a hand full of games each year, until last year when everything came together, winning the 2014 E3 premiership with only one loss for the season. This year again is looking promising with the E2 team sitting on top of the ladder.

Congratulations to Michael and good luck on your big day.

LEAGUE MATCH REPORT (Round 15)

The league side put up a pleasing performance on the weekend against Collegians and if wasn’t for a slow start would have come away with the 4 points. It took a quarter of football for the league side to adjust to the tricky dimensions of Allen Park but in the process gave away a 6 goal to 1 lead at quarter time.

After quarter time however we completely outplayed Collegians getting within 3 points but unfortunately were not able to get our noses in front.

Again we were crippled with key injuries to Matt Kelly & Dave Fasolo through hamstrings and Tim Strong playing with a quad injury which had an effect on our rotations through the middle and meant we only had 2 fit men on the bench for the 2nd half.

But we continued to play the game out to the final siren which was a credit to our young side and never at any stage did we throw the towel in.

On Saturday we had Sam Brooks make his league debut for the club and performed exceptionally well for his debut game but unfortunately succumbed to a broken finger in the 3rd quarter which now looks like he will miss the remainder of the season.

We also saw the return of Kade Hitchcock to the league side that also performed well and now looks certain to maintain his spot in the side for the rest of the season.

From last week onwards I made it clear to the young group that we were not concerned about winning or losing but how we conduct ourselves on the field for the remaining few games. It is important that we continue to learn and grow and experience what it is like playing in B grade footy and as long as we continue to function as a team, play for each other and continue to enjoy playing with your mates the future will be great.

Congratulations to all other grades with their wins on the weekend and hopefully as a club can enjoy a few more before the season is over. This week we face a tough challenge in Wanneroo who will be right up there in contention for a Grand Final birth this year. But if we can bring our A game on Saturday I know we will take it right up to them.

Good luck to all grades.

Kingsley Hunter

LEAGUE COACH

RESERVES MATCH REPORT (Round 15)

The reserves knocked up their 6th win of the season with a well-earned 2 point win over Collegians. What made it even more special was the fact they beat us by the same margin at our ground in round 1. A big thanks must go out to the 3rds boys that stepped up to help us out because we were short and they had a bye. Tags also came up after playing colts and added a great amount of value to the team. I’m really proud of the last 2 weeks especially as we have had some outstanding leadership shown and played a brand of footy that is really based around effort at the contest. In last quarter on the weekend I couldn’t count how many time the boys threw their bodies into a contest and won the ball. It was outstanding.

With 3 games to go it would be great to finish the season on a high and that starts this week with Wanneroo on Ladies Day. The boys have a brand new set of PINK jumpers to wear on the day thanks to our great sponsor Middy’s, Data and Electrical Wholesalers. Thanks to Middy’s for providing the team and club with this opportunity. I know the boys can’t wait to have a real crack in them on Saturday afternoon.

Go Roos

Jamie Wynne

RESERVES COACH

COLTS MATCH REPORT (Round 15)

A very good, win by the colts. To come back from 5 goals down at 3/4 to win against quality opponents showed real character. Hopefully the boys will build on that win as we prepare for finals.

Greg Hough

COLTS COACH

THIRDS

Thirds had a buy.

INTERGRATED FOOTBALL MATCH REPORT (25/7/15)

After an indifferent training session Thursday night I was unsure as to what would be the mindset of the players at Saturdays game. We have emphasized recently on football should be fun and it has certainly brought a new lease of competitive life to the team. The pre-match talk was all about not letting the opportunity to jump from 4th to 2nd pass the team by, and within 10 minutes from the start the boys from Kingsway were playing some great team footy.

We jumped out to a 3 goal lead and with the courageous efforts of players like Hawkesy. The lead was increased every quarter until we eventually ran out 7.15 (57) to 1.5 (11).

The only issue that came out of the day is our inaccurate kicking at goal. It has been poor at training and has already cost the chance to beat the top team earlier in the year. Obviously I will have to up the intensity at finishing off our hard work at training.

Congratulations to Rusty, Hawkesy and Josh Jackson who are part of the inaugural integrated state side that is travelling to Victoria for the Interstate Inclusion Carnival.

Well Done boys.

Shane Paterson

INTERGRATED FOOTBALL COACH