Back: Tim Bell (Coach)
Middle: Caleb Vyse, Liam Sharp, , Jonathon Rackham, Elijah Vandersteen, Isaac Quadros, William Yeomans, Benjamin Hunt
Front: Levi Vandersteen, James Bell, Declan Short, Samuel Major, Max Beasley, Lucas Cook
Absent: Neil Rackham & Lachelle Vandersteen (Team Managers)
What an awesome year under the Friday Night Lights!!
In what was the first year of competitive football for most of our boys, our team exceeded expectations in so many ways. Seeing the way they have gelled together as a team, the improvement in their skills, and many individual highlights has been great fun. The support of the families has also been fantastic with an enjoyable atmosphere every week.
We started a bit light on for numbers after a broken arm and a car collision before week one, but both boys showed their toughness to be back on the field for the second half of the season. Our two super talented Year Threes played up for the whole year and had a big impact on the game. Seven of our 14 Boys kicked a goal in their first season, and all players got a good share of the ball.
The thing that impressed me most about my team was their desire and fighting spirit, especially in their tackling. Every player played every game out to the final siren and went hard into every contest. In many games our fourth quarter was our best quarter and we wore down some bigger and more experienced sides over the course of the game.
The opportunity to play on Friday nights for the whole season has been fantastic and allowed a lot of boys to join the club that would otherwise not have been able to play. We are very grateful to Booragoon JFC and the East Fremantle District for giving us this chance, and I believe that the team has made the most of the opportunity. If anyone else knows potential players that could play Friday nights, please let me know for next year.
As we work on our skills over the offseason, and continue to learn how to position and lead to the ball, we have a great foundation for a successful football team. I look forward to hopefully coaching this group, and a few extra recruits, for another great season next year.
Tim Bell (Coach)