2016 Auskick Year 2

2016-aus-y2

Back: Dean Motton (Coordinator) Mark Ainsworth (Coach), Tim Gilliland (Team Manager)
Middle: Xavier Tooker, Joe Robins, Alex Budge, Sam Gardner, Marcus Motton, Zack Ainsworth, Andrew Renouf, Leo Whincop, Lincoln Ross
Middle: Daniel Cortez, Michael Gerovich, Callum Cumming, Taylan Wain, Adam Glass, Angus Johnstone, Ben Cunnold, Kiel Bolton, Mitchell Parker, Campbell Baldaccino
Front: Kai Milward, Kieran Ho , Jai Gilliland, Matthew Smith, Fletcher Brown, Mitchel Belton
Absent: Nathan Abramoff, Oscar Biddle, Michael Beahan Warman, Rene Catovic, Bryn Fairclough, George Fellows, Matthew Fowlie, Zac Goddard, Mitchell Hinton-Cox, Tom Larson, Kelly Patten, Alex Sanchez, Matt Brown (Coach), Simon Biddle (Coach)

Year 2 Auskick started the season with 39 kids, the majority returning from the previous year with the addition of some handy recruits. It was a busy year with 4 games against Canning Vale at the kennel, a carnival at East Fremantle oval, an under lights game against Mt Pleasant Mounties, home and away fixture against Attadale and the Rossmoyne carnival to wrap up the season. The highlight for me was the games against the “Mounties” which our boys were younger, out-sized and not as developed but not one of our “terriers” gave up the fight, with enthusiasm taking a back seat to determination.

Along with all the skills training a big focus this year was teamwork and bringing your teammates into the game. With the skills and teamwork progressing parents who turned out rain or shine were treated to some exciting passages of footy, evidenced at the Rossmoyne carnival with some precise kicking, running to space and great marking after the ball was kicked out at full back, making its way to the forward line and resulting in a goal without touching the ground or the opposition laying a hand on the ball.

A huge thank you to Tim Gilliland for managing the team, from keeping us all organised, washing the jumpers (thanks Felicity) to bringing oranges and the boys favourite (lollies) for after the game. Also a big thanks for pulling on your coaches shirt when the need arose, cheers mate.

On behalf of Coach Matt, Coach Simon and myself we would like to thank all the parents who helped throughout the year from setting up to packing up, goal umpiring, being involved in training and supporting our Bulldogs.

A big shout out to Dean (Auskick Coordinator) for organising our games against our opposition this year and generally making Sunday morning run smooth. Big shoes to fill with Dean stepping down.

To all of the Bulldogs, really great season boys, keep working on your skills and we’ll see you next season.

Mark Ainsworth, Matt Brown, Simon Biddle (Coaches)

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