The Under 18’s continue their Finals campaign this week against Norwood after a resounding victory over Sturt in last week’s Elimination Final. Andrew Bruce (Under 18 coach) has done a terrific job juggling the many players who have played Under 18’s this year. Seventy six players have represented the Club at U/18 thus far. Fortunately, the School College program has finished and we were able to draw on the many players who are unavailable for much of the year. State Under18 players in Mason Redman, Matthew Allen and Justin Evans were prominent while, Bailey Williams and Jack Yates played well.
The Reserves have finished fourth at the end of the minor round and will face Sturt in the Elimination Final on Saturday. Jed Redden, Josh Trembath, Bryce Woolard and Josh Milller return from league duties as does Ben Edwards and Damien Hill. Coach Brett Backwell has the side playing good football over the past month and I am sure he will have the playing group ready for the challenge of finals football.Details of this week’s matches are as follows:
SANFL RESERVES & MACCAS CUP - Saturday September 5
MAUGHAN THIEM HYUNDAI OVAL
11:25am Reserves Elimination Final Glenelg v Sturt
2.10pm Maccas Cup 1st Semi Final Norwood v Glenelg
We hope to see you at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval this week supporting the boys!
Sam Lonergan yesterday informed the Club that he will be heading home to Tasmania and taking on the senior coaching role at the Launceston Football Club in 2016.
Launceston is Sam’s home club and this full-time role with the club where he played all is junior football was an opportunity he found too hard to turn down. It will also mean that he and his partner Kirrie and their 11-month old daughter Harper will be closer to both their families that live in Launceston.
Sam played 29 games in his two years at the club, and his in-and-under work in the midfield with the occasional stint up forward will certainly be missed on-field. Sam has a passion for coaching, and his midfield coaching role here has certainly fast-tracked the development of players like Matt Snook and Lachie Earl. His knowledge and understanding of the game was respected by all here at the club.
We wish Sam, Kirrie and Harper all the best with the next stage of their lives.