A combined side of 23 players from Year 5 Whites and Year 5 Blues competed against 7 other sides in the Year 5 Carnival hosted by Canning Vale at Clifton Park. The side was masterfully coached by Mark Downey with assistance from Ian Minotti, Paul Ovens, Marcus Kuller and Lindsay Marley.
With every team in the competition playing 6 games each, the Bulldogs with 4 wins and 1 loss, but with a very good percentage went into the last game needing a win to finish equal points with Bullcreek. Opening up a 4 goal lead in the first half while kicking with a strong breeze gave us a handy lead and with 2 sealers against the wind early in the second half the game was placed beyond doubt and the Bulldogs ended up winning the game and the overall Carnival on superior percentage.
Booragoon Bulldogs Year 5 Carnival Team: Robert AUDCENT, Kade BURNS, Riley DOWNEY, Oliver KHINSOE, Reid KULLER, Matthew LOGOTHETIS, Blair MARLEY, Connor OVENS, Wouter TEUNISSEN, Jai THOMAS, Julian AMARA, William GARDNER, Kai KATNICH, Digby MARSHALL, Lachlan MCDONNELL, Joshua MORISEY, Michael RAPHAEL, Samuel RYAN, Daniel SCHMIDT, Thomas WILKES, Zane MINOTTI, Tommy DYSON. Hamish THOMPSON
How quick the season goes but what a fantastic season it has been. It has been so fulfilling to see all the boys grow their confidence, improve their skills and play as a team throughout the season. It has been an absolute pleasure to coach.
I think all parents would be proud of how the boys have developed. The sportsmanship the boys showed all year was a credit to you all, we had several clubs comment on this.
Even though results don’t count at this level we all know that the boys are aware who wins, this year the boys have won a lot more games than they have lost. It was so rewarding to finish the season coming runners-up in the carnival at Canning Vale.
Every player should be very satisfied of the way they played footy and how they conducted themselves throughout the season; you have done your football club and parents proud.
A big thank you has to go to my assistants Paul, Graeme & Tony, our managers Sonia & Cath and all parents that assisted throughout the year. Without your input it just wouldn’t happen.
Last but not least a big thank you to the BJFC committee for their support and hard work to make the Bulldogs such a successful club.
Paul Eaton (Coach)