Under 11

2018 Coach: Josh Chapel
Team Manager: Hugh Greer
Runner: Ash Petersen
Trainer: Michael Carroll

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Match Reports

  • Round 1: Rosebud v Thunder

    We took on Rosebud for our first game of the year in rather windy conditions, although the boys were pumped up and ready to go we didn't quite get off to the start we hoped. Our first half was a little quiet and we weren't as defensive as we hoped to be. After our half time chat the boys knew they could push themselves harder and came out playing some excellent footy, everyone was worked hard at defending and keeping the pressure on the opposition, Arieh Patterson found space out on the wing and provided great movement of the ball into our forward line resulting in a number of goal scoring opportunities. Tristan Alyward proved to be too strong for the opposition kicking 2 fantastic goals and Kutris Murphy worked hard in the back line all day and was moved forward later in the game resulting in another well deserved goal. Austin Greer worked tirelessly in the ruck straight from the first bounce and provided plenty of run throughout the centre and off the half back line, although we didn't quite get the win it was a great effort from everyone, if we continue to work this hard all year we can easily take on any team in the competition.
  • Round 2: Thunder v Crib Point

    With the opportunity to take on Crib Point in front of a home crowd at Balnarring, and make use of the new clubrooms the boys were fired up ready to go straight from the first bounce. The boys worked really well as a team, communicating with each other and working hard around the contests to help each other out. The combination of Zeph Creasy and Noah Wisken was unstoppable through the middle of the ground with Zeph using his long kick to his advantage and kicking 2 goals in quick succession, while Noah got into position and provided excellent run onto the ball continuing to push the ball forward and hit targets. Down forward Elwood Conroy proved he has one of the strongest set of hands in the league marking over head at every opportunity, and with Archie Mcmullin taking them on at ground level and using his quick hands we proved to be too strong for the opposition, even more so after moving our tackling machine (Kane Patterson-Carroll) in to the forward line, and showing us his use of the left foot snap kicking 2 handy goals in the last half. It was a well deserved win and if there was anything to take away from the game that we need to improve on its definitely our singing of the club song which was unfortunately not so nice on the ears.
  • Round 3: Dromana v Thunder

    We took on Sorrento at their ground this week in perfect footy conditions, before the game we new our opposition were a strong team and we knew our back line had to work hard and be defensive at all times. We got off to a really strong start with Mitch Peterson working hard, putting on tackling pressure and finding the ball at every contest. Taj Chapple providing excellent foot speed and ball movement through the centre resulting in a number of great clearances. The boys followed instructions really well again during the second half and continued to run hard and contest in the air and on the ground. Tyron Northcote was a stand out down back and in the ruck, often finding himself in a 2 on 1 situation, he stopped many goals and did a great job for the team. Our last quarter was definitely our strongest with Jake Symes showing great courage in the marking contests and delivering the ball into the forward line with Big Bad Billy Steenholt taking on the opposition in the packs and coming out with the ball numerous times and providing his team mates with a number of scoring opportunities. Angus Walles put his body on the line multiple times throughout the game and showed great courage along the wing and deeper into the forward, while Seth Staley and Paddy (Dangerfield) O'Bryan provided great run off the back flank and on the ball with both running hard and breaking tackles, Seth proved how hard it is to take him to the ground and kicked a fantastic goal and Paddy ran hard right until the final siren. Although we didn't come away with the win we were really pleased with our efforts and came off the ground knowing all players gave it 100% all day.