Team In Focus
The year 5 Hawks played Booragoon at Gairloch Oval on Sunday morning, it was cold, miserable and very wet. Unfortunately we ran into a red hot Booragoon side who gave our boys a lesson in wet weather football.
With Booragoon kicking with a sizeable breeze in the first quarter they got off to a flying start, our backs were under pressure as they piled on the goals.
Unfortunately we couldn’t capitalise when it was our turn with the breeze and Booragoon extended their lead at half time. The rest of the game was similar to the first half and we just could not get into the game.
We go away and lick our wounds, hopefully learning from the experience in playing a very good team.
The few highlights included the players playing on with a few injuries, playing a few men down and fighting through to the end of the game. The better players on the day were Paul and Sibs.
As a team our major focus this year is trying to be more physical, as we are not a very big side compared to most teams we tend to be pushed off the ball a bit, so we need to learn to use our bodies more in the contest.
We also have been trying to focus on moving the ball quicker to give our forwards more of a chance, playing on when we can and creating space for each other.
We also are trying to make the boys more game aware, thinking of positioning and what they can do when they don’t have the ball.
Coach Leon Gurthrie