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  • Round 11
    Kingsley Year 5 Cats V Carine
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Jackson Miller
    Jackson M
    Coaches Comments

    Coaches Review Rd 11 Vs Carine
    We started a couple down with Alex crook, Eli away and Jackson missing some essentials. Carine were 2 short which meant we lent a player to even up 14 v 14.
    The game started spritely for the Cats and we had control early with some great break away clearances from Jamie the Bolt. Great passage of play where Jacko found Jason who converted. Jason went on to kick a second goal giving us a great start.
    Then came probably the worse coaching move since John Worsfold let 1 jnr Abblet do as he pleased for Geelong against west coast and leave him unmarked for the whole game to collect 50 possessions. Jason changed jumpers, we went to a 5 manned defence and well Jason in game spirit evened the contest by kicking 2 for Carine. Kingsley started to go back to old habits taking on the tackling looking to kick as first options and turned the ball over. Our defence was under siege and if it wasn’t for Hayden who backed himself to win the ball and clear it 3 or 4 times we could of been further behind. Jacko copped a knock to the head and came to the bench.
    2nd half started and Harry the contested possession monster really showed determination, the contest really stepped up and became quite physical. Will was battling 5 at a time like King Kong and had to come off after being scratched after looked like he had been attacked by some walkers.
    3rd Qtr speech was accompanied by some boys feeling the pinch after some rough conduct from the opposition, we had a great opportunity you show some grit for a hard fought win. Coach needs to work on his inspirational speeches as it was clearly weak. Massive credit to all the boys though in particular those who were hurt went back into the contest and tried their best. Jason went onto the ball and was fighting hard. Cavas was courageous picking the ball up trying to find a teammate. Eddy took a crucial mark midfield to stop caring going forward. Carine kicked a couple of goals and looked home. Hayden scored a late goal and gave us a chance however we didn’t have enough good ball movement and fell short. 😢
    Thank you to Belinda Fitzpatrick and Hamish Borthen who have addressed the issues we had with the team regarding the attitude towards inappropriate physical contact and applauding. Also incident late in the game. Jason needs to be congratulated on how he handled both Mark and myself talk, it shows maturity. It’s a physical game we play within the rules and play hard for the ball. We can’t control what the opposition does but we can about how we approach the game and play.
    Apologies I didn’t take too many notes so missed a few passages no doubt. See you at training

  • Round 9
    Kingsley Year 5 Cats V Stirling Saints
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Coaches Comments

    Post Game Review - Round 9- Year 5 Cats
    The boys returned fresh from the school holiday break and even before the first bounce looked switched on sharing the ball amongst themselves with real enthusiasm during the warm up.
    Despite kicking into a slight breeze with falling rain our midfield was able to work the ball forward where our half forwards capitalised through Jason and Eli kicking majors.
    The half back line of Captain Alex, Kyle and Tenzin foiled all Stirling forward movements and rebounded to keep the ball in our forward half.
    The 2nd 1/4 saw some tough contested footy through the midfield with injuries to both sides. Jackson G coped a heavy knock to his arm/elbow and a Stirling player was put out for the rest of the games after a serious leg injury.
    The boys demonstrated good wet weather footy smarts by knocking/paddling the ball forward by hand when in the contest.
    We maintained our structure through the second half to defend strongly and create many scoring opportunities up forward.
    We failed to convert too many easy chances in front of goal which could prove costly in a close game against a stronger opposition. I hope the boys take the opportunity to make they're shots on goal count at training rather than just blazing away.
    I was really pleased how we combined to clear the contested ball by hand, run hard on the lead and to man up in defence.
    Kyle and Lewis utilised they're height advantage well in both defence and attack, Jason was a bull through the midfield and at fullback and Harry clean as always.
    The ball again spent large portions of the last 1/4 in our forward line with Cavvas and Fitzy lively and Hunter steering another neat left foot kick through the big sticks (apologies to our other goal scorers who I have missed).
    At the final siren Kingsley Cats were comfortable winners.
    The commitment from the boys to maintain our structure and play the game in good humble winning spirit was great to see and the club song being belted out in victory a great feeling.
    I hope the guys can bring the same attitude to training on Wednesday and achieve more great results in the second half of the season, again under Bryan's coaching. Congratulations Cats, WELL DONE! - Mark

  • Round 8
    Kingsley Year 5 Cats V Sorrento
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Coaches Comments

    Firstly Well done to all that volunteered to set up and pack up, some records were broken.
    A few of the boys came in sore and we were a little slow getting us all together for a good warm up. The first qtr started like this, with Sorrento having plenty of the ball in there forward lone scoring the first goal. With a pretty inexperienced midfield the boys worked really hard with Jackson asserting himself and getting the ball cleared from the centre. Kyle gave us a target and Hayden swooped on the ball with some good voice and link up play to score 2 first qtr goals. The second qtr saw an unchanged team win plenty of the ball and Hayden took on a few players on to score another goal. From the sidelines it was great to see the Kingsley boys look out for each other, using voice to help make sure everyone had a player when we didn’t have the ball. Courageous Alex had been corked early, he still pushed through until it really slowed his impact. Jason clearly suffering, managed to grit his teeth after a slow start and win contested possessions. Half time came and we were a bit battered and bruised.
    Alex had done his best but his leg gave way to be sidelined for the rest of the match. After initial resistance Riley called on all strength to play in the last line of defence which he battled hard and manfully. The 3rd was a tense battle our boys clearly winning more of the ball just couldn’t use clean hands in the forward line to snag a goal. Harry was everywhere and really showed incredible determination flying at every aerial contest and getting under as many packs also kicking a couple of goals. Kyle set up beautifully a kick behind the play with Eli and Hunter to enable us in the last qtr to keep peppering the forward line. Unfortunately in the end our skill probably let us down with several dropped marks and fumbles when picking the ball up when dryer conditions prevailed. Having said that this was a big step in playing as a team. The boys should be proud that they were tough and played the ball for best part of the game. We have to hold back from reacting and point out to runners or coach when in trouble. Fitsy the captain this week is improving every week some great comments and getting into great positions during games and using the ball to our advantage. To all pushing through underdone, Will, Hunter, Alex, Jason awesome job.
    Let’s practise those skills 1 touch football makes everything so much easier. If you are still sore it would be to see you all at training giving a hand and supporting your mates.

  • Round 5
    Kingsley Year 5 Cats V Sorrento Duncraig.
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Coaches Comments

    With grey skies above it didn’t deter a very positive mindset from the boys. The warm up was sharp and the boys prepared for a wet day. Great to hear leadership shining with boys voicing some great instructions mark on chest and keep the ball in front. Eli relished the opportunity to be captain and started in the middle. The backline was pulled aside to set the standard today and be strong and confident defending.
    It was a great contest early and signs were good that we were in for a good game. Letting only 1 goal in and so close with some missed opportunities. Medic was called thanks I think to Managers or parents pointing out we had a man down all good hang on it’s Jason our ruck!!! A little jiggle and Tenzin took charge in the middle. A great passage of play late in the qtr with linking handballs Eli and Hayden and the ball rolls towards big Jackson who unawares shepherds the sharp shooter Riley V into a great snap for goal on the run. Boom Cats looking good !
    We up the anti in the second qtr and our pressure was great. The backline led by Kyle Jackson and Eddy didn’t let it get past half back. Everyone was switched on holding position we locked in the forward line and were rewarded with a couple great goals by Alex and Kyle. It was a great half and we went into halftime full of confidence. George’s red lips didn’t have the affect we were looking for and we dropped our heads, and undid a lot of the hard work. Sorrento piled on 4 unanswered goals and took a commanding lead going into the last qtr.
    After a bit of a rev up the boys responded and can be very proud of their efforts today. Will shifted to the forward line gave us a target and kicked a goal. Brave efforts from all the boys, Jaime recovering from a heavy knock Eli to a boot to the head and when Riley came off Jason put his hand to go back on when he looked done for the day early. Kyle had a super game along with Eli who got into great positions and used good hands. Alex was fantastic, Cavas taking some grabs, Riley V with a great goal, Eddy was superb early using clean hands. Jacko found his touch down back, Hayden provided an option up forward all day.
    Unfortunately we are still without a win but you can all be thanked the boys worked well, listened encouraged and played for the majority of the day as a team.....
    Reminder, please get your worksheets back that were handed out weeks ago.
    Got a few water bottles and Tupperware containers

  • Round 4
    Kingsley Year 5 Cats V Warwick Greenwood Green
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Coaches Comments

    We went into the game with a couple missing Hayden and Fingers Lewy, great to see you were there to support your mates well done. Captain Cavas after a good couple weeks on the track led us with starting in the middle. Game on and Kyle stood tall up against a giant and set the scene for a tough clash. It took us until the second qtr to get momentum and get the ball forward. Our backline was holding on to relentless entries, I was pleased we were trying a lot better to finding a player. In the backline. Warwick set up well behind the ball and a handful of very talented young footballers finding plenty of it. Kyle went down before halftime after getting another knock to the hip. Alex was battling hard and looked like he needed a break after having 2 players on him all the time. In the 3rd Qtr Kingsley showed great spirit led by Jamie with blistering runs and linking up with some handballs unfortunately we couldn’t get the goals we deserve. More injuries with Eli coming off with troublesome thumb. His positive and constructive instructions were missed and we let a few goals in as the pressure lifted. Rotations in last become nil with a big hit on Harry who needed to be carried off, made coaches job easy in ensuring everyone had a run. End the we were outclassed by a very good team.
    Some great improvements from players starting with the captain Cavas, Fitsy, Jamie. Special mention to Kyle, Jason and Alex who week in week out put their heads over the ball and try give us first use of the ball.
    On another note. Little bit disappointed in some of our players reacting to on field niggle and starting to provoke the opposition. I will address the boys as this it is a non negotiable and if in the future they will be taken off and potentially missing games. Can you please be responsible for talking to your sons that it is hard fought competition with focus on the ball and only discussing is positive to your teammates.

  • Round 3
    Kingsley Year 5 Cats V Kingsway Black
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Coaches Comments

    Firstly Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums thanks for your support for all the boys
    There was early talk about playing the best player in the league and we were pleased to see him sit on the bench to start the game. Kingsway started strong kicking 2 early goals. As always we rallied and Hunter was unlucky to not be rewarded with a goal after some really determined efforts. Big Will showed his versatility getting in the right areas down back taking some strong grabs and using his team skills to find Jackson Gos in the open with a great hand pass which led to our first goal. Second qtr was a battle but our lack of intent down back and concentration we left Kingsway all on their own and easy goals were scored. Going into halftime there were plenty of pleasing efforts seeing Fitzy going in hard getting the ball and clearing defence was great. Jason your complete domination of their best player when he came on was awesome, he had his colours lowered and after a great effort from Alex who started to find plenty of the ball, frustration showed when he ditched the ball back to Alex. Second half was pretty much the same no coaches pep talks working this week and we drifted further away. Take nothing away from Kingsway they had a good spread of players and played for each other. Hopefully the boys learn from the game, need to take leadership look after each other and use each other. We appear to occupied just getting the ball turning round and booting to know one in particular. Kyle was a great captain today giving good positive instruction well done buddy.
    See you all at training

  • Round 2
    Kingsley Year 5 Cats V Warwick - Greenwood Red
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Coaches Comments

    Our first home game welcomed back Alex from holiday and Eli came in under an injury cloud with a sore thumb, Eli tested it out in the warm up and he along with boys were ready to go.
    We started slow for the second week in row and gave up the an early lead. Our pressure and tackling was great which was led by our starting ruckman Lewis with some strong tackles and the umpire was on point with holding the ball. We then kicked our first goal from I think Eddy and that boosted our confidence and we started to win more of the ball. Our backline held strong as the ball spent most of the time down there, Kyle getting his big boot to clear the area. Too many times we found ourselves not finding an opposition player which was frustrating to watch as Warwick kicked some easy goals. By halftime we were down by a couple of goals. At the long break we regrouped and with a shift of positions we took charge booting some great team goals, a highlight was a passage of play where Kyle won a contested ball, drew an opponent hand balled over to the speedster Jamie who took on a player “didn’t bounce” straightened and kick a goal. Cats leading at the last change. We encouraged to maintain the pressure and that we were good enough to win the ball and kick a winning score. It was a cracking last quarter end to end stuff, the captain Jackson slotted a cheeky one along with I think Kyle, apologies I missed a few scorers on the day. Down back Eli was inspirational with some desperate attempts to stop goals touching one through that was a certainty. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough and we went down by less than a goal.
    The boys are not too far off, teamwork and playing for each other will get us over the line.
    See you all Wednesday

  • Round 1
    Kingsley Year 5 Cats V Carine Cougars
    Best Players Goal Kickers
    Coaches Comments

    Firstly like to thank the parents for their support with roster duties. Well done Belinda Fitzpatrick supported well by Alana Cavanough and Kerri Duff Borthen. Cheers Mark Alison Fitt for keeping tabs on things and running the messages great job.
    The boys came switched on and focused, warm up was solid and we went in ready for the contest. We welcomed 3 new players, Eli, Jackson(Jack) and Hayden. It was a fairly scrappy start to the game with both sides finding their feet. Carine took control in the second qtr using good passages of play with linking hand passes and used the breeze which was starting to pick up. Tenzin, battled hard taking a few crucial marks stopping Carine moving forward. We regrouped at halftime and led by our captain, Eddy’s speech we came out firing in the 3rd qtr and really showed we have talent all over the ground if we work hard as a team. The cats poured on goals 2 to debutant Hayden, Jason and Harry combo in the middle was great, Harry broke the lines driving the ball constantly into the forward line. A big hit to Jason saw him leave the field still in one piece and we went into the last break with healthy lead. Spoke that it’s important the first 5 minutes to keep the pressure on, find your players in the backline. Well first 5 was good maybe should of told the whole qtr, from there Carine dominated the contested ball and found players open in their forward line and ran out winners.
    Some good individual efforts from Harry, Tenzin, Will battled hard using his strength and taking a couple of good grabs. Hayden battled hard rewarded with a couple of goals. Jackson read the play well repelling the ball when down back. Eddy very impressive with your leadership.
    We need to gel better as a team, hopefully it won’t take to long, we found ourselves trying to do all on our own. We aren’t going to win too many games playing like that. We will work on supporting each other looking for the free man running forward in space. Also taking leadership when we don’t have the ball making we are on a player. Separate note we were congratulated on our team spirit and sportsmanship from the other team. Well done...
    See you all at training, make sure you get your homework into me too thanks to those who have already.
    Bryan Coach Mr Miller