WOW!! What a game of football today in some wild and wet conditions. Today we tried a new game structure, where the players were asked to play in set lines for the quarter – full back line, half back line, centres, half forward and full forwards. The past rounds playing in 3 zones had not been working to well for us, with players following the ball too much and losing position for when the ball came out to the forwards or backs. I was super proud of their attention and commitment to the game and their team mates today. The new structure proved to work well, with our players moving the football quickly up the ground many times and enabling goals to be scored quickly.
The effort from all our players today was outstanding! Everyone got in there and supported their team mates to move the ball to our forwards. Given the wet and windy conditions, our players took plenty of great marks and found targets with their kicking. We are starting to see some benefits from our training in our game play now.
The boys should also be congratulated on their attentiveness and effort at training each week. The boys all put in a solid effort each week to learn and hone their skills. A big thank you to the dads who come down every week to help out, it makes a massive difference to our training session.
Thanks to our game day volunteers who toughed it out in the rain today, big thank you to Mark for umpiring.
Well done everyone.