Back: Charles Casale (Assistant Coach), Jeremy Skepper (Assistant Coach), David Glass (Coach), Mick Strahan (Assistant Coach), Leslie Eddy (Team Manager)
Middle: Thorfinn Dunn, Harvey Leonard, Luke Strahan, Hayden Centa, Harry Skepper, Thomas Glass, Jack Alexander, Tyson Nolan, Douglas Allison
Front: Jordan Allanson, Ned Hollick, Harry Collins, George Joannides, Dalton Eddy, Matthew Wallace, James Bardill, Cameron Ross,Kyle Brestovac
Well its been another enjoyable season on and off the ground for the mighty Year 5 Booragoon Blues.
We commenced training earlier this year with a squad of 18 players, inclusive of 3 new players, Tyson , Ned and Harvey. We had 4 solid weeks of pre season training before the first game which got us cherry ripe for our first hit out.
Throughout the season our boys have continually improved in all facets of the game – the greatest strength of the lads however has been the teamwork. The sharing of the football by either hand or foot has really come on in leaps and bounds. The boys have learnt to take the game on and more importantly learnt that sometimes you need to dig a bit deeper as a group to be successful.
We finished our season with the usual carnival where we came up against some quality opposition, but the boys played some fantastic football in very tough conditions to finish the season on a great note.
I have a long list of thank you’s as the great thing about this group of kids and parents, is that everyone chips in and does their part.
Firstly a huge thank you to Leslie our manager who again does her role with no fuss and gets the job done, thanks heaps for organising pretty much everything.
Secondly, to Strahany and Skep, who coached the boys with me, thanks gents for all your time, we all loved doing it and having plenty of fun.
A special mention to Charles Casale who attended every game and was our team runner, plus assisted in coaching and in actual fact coached the boys for a game at the carnival – thanks mate, the boys love having you involved.
Our goal umpires of Danny Nolan and Sam Collins also did a fantastic job every week – cheers gents !
Out first aiders, being Kate Collins and Skep, also did another great job and were always ready to go if needed.
Overall, I would just like to thank all parents for your assistance, whether it be at training or on game day, because everyone has chipped in.
Lastly a huge thank you to every player who ran out for us this year, the effort that was displayed was outstanding, and that’s all you can ask for as a coach !
Dave Glass (Coach)