Glenelg vs Central District | X Convenience Oval, Saturday May 4, 11:30am
On Friday evening, the 10th of May, the U13 Tigers Academy squad came together for the first time as a playing group.
The players were obviously eager, and ready for action, as a 6 goal to zero first quarter told a very positive story. The young men of the GFC U13 group played a team orientated style of game that enabled them to kick goals from the goal square after putting together chains of intelligent and purposeful handballs and short kicks.
Throughout the game our players continued to work hard for each other and the "1%" aspects that make for good football, really stood out. This enabled the group to apply considerable pressure to the Sturt players who had, and were around, the ball.
The lengthy list of goal kickers and the coaching group's call of -"all played well" demonstrated the excellent brand of football that the GFC U13's presented.
Final Score: Glenelg 13.14 to Sturt 0.0
We are looking forward to the challenge that the North Adelaide FC will bring this Friday.
After completing quite a few sessions leading into the season, the U14 team played their first game together on Friday night. The boys took a little time to get used to playing together which was also made more difficult with dewy night conditions. After an even first quarter the boys dominated the game after that. It was particularly pleasing to see them openly communicating with each other on the ground and their determination to win each contest. We moved the ball reflective of the type of play we’d been training which put ourselves in a position to have 28 scoring shots.
I’m sure the boys will continue to grow and develop as the season progresses. From an individual perspective, Ben Ridgway worked tirelessly in each quarter which gave himself the ability to rack up possessions and hit the scoreboard. Saxon Amber, Bowen Payne and Kai Reid will only grow in confidence after their solid contributions as well.
Earlier in the week, our U15 boys worked together to create their team trademarks as to how they wanted to play their football this year. The agreed trademarks are: Respect / 100% Effort, 100% of the time / Care and Resilience.
Friday night’s focus was to put these trademarks into action against Sturt. Sturt were going to be a good test to play first up and after a tight game, our boys never gave in and kicked away in the last term to win by 27 points. A good win considering it was the first time the boys played together this season and we will only improve as each boy gets to know their team mate’s game better.
Foster Mesecke was best afield, while Zac Spilsbury, Sam King, Jake Pavia-Amato and Hudson Elkins were also amongst our best. Special mentions to Brodie Johnson, Tyla McGregor, Archie Lovelock and Hayden Brokensha who played their team role exceptionally well.
All focus now turns to North Adelaide this Friday night at home.
As part of the squad, the girls will take part in the NAB AFLW Under 18 Championships to be held in June and July accross the country.
South Australia will play 2 games in Round 1 of the competition in Adelaide, before Round 2 sees the selection of an Eastern Allies side from the SA and Tasmanian Squads. Round 2 of the Championships will be played on the Gold Coast.
For more information on thr NAB AFLW U18 Championships - CLICK HERE
The 2019 West End SA State Team | PHOTO: SANFL
The reliable defenders have been rewarded for their outstanding start to 2019, with Proud being named at Full Back and Curran on a Half Back Flank.
Curran, who is set to play his 100th game in a few weeks is enjoying a strong start to his first year as the Tiger's sole Captain, averaging 21 disposals and leading his team to a 4-1-1 start to 2019. His Vice Captain in Max Proud has continued his 2018 Best and Fairest form into this year, averaging more than 7 marks per game and is in arguably career-best form.
The West End State team, Captained by Sturt defender Jack Stephens will travel to Perth to take on the Sandgropers on Sunday afternoon at Optus Stadium. The match will be a curtain-rasier to the Fremantle v Richmond AFL match.
The Glenelg Football Club congratulates Max and Chris on their State selection and wishes them the best of luck on Sunday.
SANFL v WAFL | Optus Stadium, Perth | 1:30pm ACST - Live stream on sanfl.com.au
For more information on the full squad, including training and competition information - CLICK HERE
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