Back: Angus Scott, Max King, Jamie Nuttall, Harry Newman, Jacob Perna, Bailey Browning
Front: Isaac Pereira, Alessandro Osorio, Aryan Shreedhar, Finlay Yeo, Joshua Kelly
Absent: Lachlan Allanson, Rio Amaro, Will Potter, Steve King (Coach), Nat Shreedhar (Team Manager)
Congrat’s team we’ve made it through another season!
This year the Year 3s were split into two groups with 14 players making up the “Blue” team. Training was conducted on Thursday afternoons.
2016 saw the boys step up from Auskick with several ‘firsts’ for the year. These included; regularly playing home and away matches against the other footy clubs in the East Fremantle District, using the size 2 balls for the first time and learning and applying the wrap tackle.
Throughout the season we focused on improving ball skills (kicks, handballs & marks), being first to the ball, running into space, teamwork, tackling, positions on the field, and most of all having some fun and mateship.
From the very start of the season it was great to watch the boys listen, learn, and try new things. I’m sure everyone will agree that all of the boys have improved, and finished the year playing with great teamwork. The handball and run out of defence has been a highlight, along with the general uplift in both skill level and confidence from the boys.
To the parents; thanks, obviously things just don’t happen without people getting involved, so again thanks for bringing the boys down to each training session and game day, washing the jumpers, providing oranges, goal umpiring, timekeeping, and helping out at training.
A special thanks to Nat Shreedhar (Team Manager) whose wise words and efficient admin throughout the year were a great calming influence. To Dan and Kel, thanks guys for helping out at training.
Finally it’s been a joy to coach and watch some spectacular displays of team footy from the boys. Yes lads we definitely surprised a few teams and a few parents too!, you should all be very proud.
Well done and congratulations to all the players, you have been a fantastic bunch to coach and I hope to see you all back next year.
Steve King (Coach)