Team In Focus
Year 3 Brown
Round 2 AMPJFC v Winnacott
Round 2 for the Year 3 Brown Team and their first match at home at Gairloch Oval. It was Mother’s Day, and what better way for mums to kick start the special day celebrations by watching their kids have fun running around the footy field.
The boys rocked up around 9:30am, allowing time to warm-up and get prepared for the 10am kick-off. This week they were playing the Winnacott Kats. The ground which was dewy in the early morning had mostly dried out. With a slight breeze and mild temperature, it was perfect footy conditions. Led by co-captains Liam and Justan, the opposition won the toss electing to kick towards the club house end of the ground.
Both teams competed well in the first quarter with no majors scored. The quarter time huddle was focused on continuing to apply pressure, using voices and importantly reminding the players of all the hard work their mum’s do for them each and every day. It wasn’t long after the second quarter start that Harlan kicked the first goal of the game. The hard work at training over the last few weeks was paying off. Players were linking handballs, kicking long to position’s and spreading into space.
The work rate continued into quarter three and four with the team working well across the ground, resulting in plenty of goals whilst making it difficult for the opposition to score. Parent’s on the sidelines cheered on the team. Assistant Coach Todd encouraged the players and kept our interchange active. Team manager Andrew had the match day running like clockwork.
Jake took out the Best on Ground Award for competing well across the ground and finishing with eight goals. Zane earned the Skills Award for his efforts both forward and back, plus kicking an inspiration snap goal.
The Year 3’s should be proud of how well they have transitioned from Auskick to Junior footy. They are exciting to watch and we look forward to seeing the players develop and improve over the season.
Should be a good contest against East Freo White next week Sunday.
Coach Rex Jahn