Category: HFNL Record

HFNL AFL Wrap: Round 21

 

A NUMBER of Hampden league exports produced strong games in round 21 of the home and away season and as the final series draws closer several players still have opportunities to help their clubs reach the top eight.

Sam Walsh

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Carlton Blues

Stats: 12 kicks, 15 handballs, 2 marks

Finished as one of the Blues best with 27 possessions and six tackles in a defeat to Brisbane.

Zach Merrett

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Essendon Bombers

Stats: 11 kicks, 7 handballs, 1 mark

Had a quieter game than previous outings with just 18 touches as the Bombers were well held by Greater Western Sydney.

Rowan Marshall

Home Club: Portland Tigers

AFL Club: St Kilda Saints

Stats: 13 kicks, 8 handballs, 4 marks

Continued his recent run of consistent outings with 21 touches and 37 hit-outs in the Saints defeat to Geelong.

Jamarra Ugle-Hagan

Home Club: South Warrnambool Roosters

AFL Club: Western Bulldogs

Stats: 10 kicks, 2 handballs, 6 marks

Had his opportunities in front of goal but kicked three behinds as the Bulldogs lost to Fremantle.

Jamaine Jones

Home Club: Portland Tigers

AFL Club: West Coast Eagles

Stats: 14 kicks,10 handballs, 1 mark

Collected 24 touches and laid six tackles in the Eagles loss to Adelaide..

Hugh McCluggage

Home Club: South Warrnambool Roosters

AFL Club: Brisbane Lions

Stats: 13 kicks, 15 handballs, 6 marks

Another complete game from the Lions midfielder, finishing with 28 touches and seven inside 50s in the win over Carlton.

Sean Darcy

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Fremantle Dockers

Stats: 6 kicks, 6 handballs, 3 marks

Lead from the front in the ruck with 30 hit-outs as the Dockers upstaged the Western Bulldogs.

Willem Drew

Home Club: Koroit Saints

AFL Club: Port Adelaide Power

Stats: 7 kicks, 18 handballs, 3 marks

Collected 25 touches and had five inside 50s in a strong outing for the Power despite their loss to Richmond.

STATE LEAGUE DUTIES:

Ben Cunnington

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: North Melbourne Kangaroos

Made his playing return in the Roos’ VFL defeat to Sydney, collecting 18 touches.

DID NOT PLAY

Lewis Taylor

Home Club: Terang Mortlake Bloods

AFL Club: Sydney Swans

Josh Corbett

Home Club: North Warrnambool Eagles

AFL Club: Gold Coast Suns

Gary Rohan

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Geelong Cats

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 16

 

With only three Rounds to play the opportunity to secure a top 3 finish is wide open.  Whilst North Warrnambool currently hold third spot, they have a tough run home coming up against both South Warrnambool and Cobden in the last rounds.  Only four points behind are Koroit who have an easier run home and have a higher percentage.  Warrnambool take up the fifth spot but are a game and a half behind Koroit.

A Cap of Last Week’s Results

South Warrnambool defeated Hamilton Kangaroos by 9 goals.  Hollie Phillips scoring well for the Roosters with 42 goals and Clare Crawford was accurate in attack for the Tigers with 21 goals and a best on court performance.

North Warrnambool comfortably accounted for Terang Mortlake with a 16 goal win.  The Eagles experimented with a few positional changes and were down by a goal at the first break but were able to fight back and scored a good win.  Eboni Knights had another strong game in attack for the Bloods scoring 27 goals.

Koroit had a percentage boosting win over Camperdown winning by 26 goals.  Nell Mitchell was back to her best scoring 35 goals for the Saints and Krystal Baker recorded 18 goals for the Magpies.

Heidi Jones from Portland had an outstanding game in attack scoring 29 goals and helping her team take a 15 goal win over Port Fairy. 

The Top 5 prior to this Round

South Warrnambool, 54 points, 142.09 percent; Cobden 46 points, 139.30 percent; North Warrnambool, 46 points, 119.24 percent; Koroit, 42 points, 120.48 percent; Warrnambool, 36 points, 98.46 percent.

Milestone Games

This week we Congratulate Emily Forrest who will play her 150th Open game for the Port Fairy FNC.  Emily played her first Open game as a 15 year old in 2010.  Emily was a member of the 2016 Open premiership team, has won multiple Club Best and Fairest awards and has also represented the HFNL at the Association Championships.  As well as playing Open she is currently Assistant Coach for the Open team and has been a great role model for the younger players at the Club guiding them both on and off the court.  Congratulations Emily, a great effort! 

I also wish to congratulate Rachel Dobson who plays her 150th Open Game this weekend for the Koroit Saints.

Good luck to both girls who will play off against each other!

Umpire Accreditation    

Congratulations to Lauren Westhorpe from South Warrnambool who successfully obtained her B Badge accreditation in Umpiring last weekend.  Lauren has been working hard to develop her Umpiring skills during the season so this is a great result for Lauren.  Well Done!

Congratulations also to Nat O’Dea from the Hamilton Kangaroos who was awarded her C Badge accreditation last week. 

My Predictions for this Week.

Warrnambool take on Camperdown this week.  Camperdown have worked well on developing their younger players this season and have a lot to look forward in the next few years but Warrnambool will be working hard to ensure they are at their best approaching finals and should take the win here.

Koroit are gaining momentum at the right end of the season and will be too strong all over the court for Port Fairy and will have a comfortable win.

Cobden host the Hamilton Kangaroos at the Community Bank Recreation Reserve.  Despite not making finals the Kangaroos have been very competitive this season but Cobden have been in good form in recent weeks and will have too much to lose if they drop this game.  Cobden should take the points here.

Terang Mortlake verse Portland in what will be a tough contest.  Portland’s experience in defence will be a key factor and have a bit more depth than the Bloods.  I think Portland will win a close game.

In the final game, South Warrnambool take on the Eagles at the Friendlies.  This will certainly be a great contest and a must win for the Eagles if they are to hold third spot.  North Warrnambool at their best have the ability to shut down opportunities for the Roosters strong attacking circle and may do enough to get over the line, just.

Good Luck to all the Junior Teams competing in the Junior Semi Finals on Sunday and best of luck to everyone else participating in both football and netball this weekend. 

Author: Josie Logan

Emily Forrest from Port Fairy plays her 150th Open Netball game this weekend.

Around the Grounds with Hilly: Round 16

 

Supporting the Seagulls

It has been one tough year for the Port Fairy Seagulls and it became even tougher only days ago with the club announcing they would be forfeiting their senior football clash with Koroit. No doubt, one of the hardest decisions this club has had to make in recent times, but with low player numbers, high injury numbers and illness, the Seagulls had no other choice. The big question for us to think about as a football community now, is how can we best help and support them moving forward and getting them back winning games? The club stated in their media release this week “they aren’t going anywhere and have no intention to change that anytime soon”, which shows the hard working committee are ready to fight this tough time. We as a league need a competitive Port Fairy side in the competition, they’re an important part of our fabric.  Planning for 2023 has well and truly commenced and lets hope we hear some pleasing news in the coming months. There is some quality amongst the Seagulls playing list, star power in Sully, McMeel, Mercovich, Sullivan, and young talent coming through including Lecardie, Pollock, Myers and Dalton. Hopefully we see some experienced players head to Gardens Oval to work with this group, as well as former Seagulls wanting to return to the club and help build again.

Kelly 150th 

South Warrnambool tall Sam Kelly will play in his 150th senior game this weekend against the North Warrnambool Eagles. Sam was a key ingredient in the Roosters 2011 premiership win and continues to be a vital cog in the 2022 line-up. Whilst assisting Ollie Bridgewater in the ruck at times this season, Sam has forged a tight knit unit in the South Warrnambool forward line this season with Weir, Beks, Henderson, Dye and Irving. He has kicked 24 goals this season. A major milestone Sam will be proud of, but no doubt his main focus is what the team can achieve in September. Congrats on the milestone Smell.

Maskell Medal Change

Some exciting news this week was unveiled in regards to the 2022 Maskell Medal Day, with each club set to host their own function with the awards to be conducted at Silver Ball Studios. The Hampden Leagues partnership with Fitzmedia will be further enhanced, and as part of the new concept, the studio hosts will conduct live crosses to each club throughout the afternoon and interview winners of each awards. Terrific innovation, and a great chance for clubs to build extra revenue this season.

Round 16 Matches

The top five is locked and loaded for this year’s finals series with Warrnambool consolidating their position last weekend. The race for a top 3 position is still well and truly between South Warrnambool, North Warrnambool and Portland. We might have to wait until the final round to see who will receive the double chance. 

South Warrnambool vs North Warrnambool – A toss of the coin decision for this one. The Roosters could welcome back as many as 9 first choice players this weekend as they’ve been undermanned in recent weeks. North Warrnambool are building some great continuity and will be confident in their chances. A great game coming up with both clubs having so much upside. I think South Warrnambool narrowly will get the win.

Terang Mortlake vs Portland – The Bloods have had a great second half of the year, with a number of their young players performing well. Portland had a big win last round and will be focused on regaining good form heading into their first ever finals campaign. Tigers for me.

Warrnambool vs Camperdown – Warrnambool will be hoping to make it consecutive wins whilst Camperdown will be hoping to take a scalp. I think this game will be reasonably close if the Magpies can be at their best. The Blues will want good form heading into September and I think they win.

Hamilton vs Cobden – Two young emerging teams going head to head. Cobden have improved so much throughout the course of the season while Hamilton has shown their best football is hard to come up against. A real even contest and I think Cobden narrowly win.

Have a great weekend at the football.

Hilly

HFNL AFL Wrap: Round 20

 

WITH the business end of the year approaching, the Hampden League’s AFL exports continue to produce strong displays, with numerous players recording big possession hauls and hitting the scoreboard in round 20 of the home and away season.

Sam Walsh

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Carlton Blues

Stats: 17 kicks, 23 handballs, 6 marks

Big numbers from the Cobden product with 40 touches, six clearances and six inside 50s but his Blues were upstaged by Adelaide.

Zach Merrett

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Essendon Bombers

Stats: 25 kicks, 13 handballs, 6 marks

Collected 38 possessions for the second successive week and was again easily one of the best players on the ground with 10 tackles, eight clearances, eight tackles and a goal in the Bombers victory over North Melbourne.

Rowan Marshall

Home Club: Portland Tigers

AFL Club: St Kilda Saints

Stats: 21 kicks, 9 handballs, 9 marks

Producing a rich vein of form, with 30 disposals, 35 hit-outs, seven tackles, seven clearances and five inside 50s earning him best on ground honours in the Saints in their triumph over the Hawks.

Jamarra Ugle-Hagan

Home Club: South Warrnambool Roosters

AFL Club: Western Bulldogs

Stats: 6 kicks, 3 handballs, 6 marks

Backed up last week’s performance with 2.1 and six marks in the Bulldogs loss to Geelong.

Jamaine Jones

Home Club: Portland Tigers

AFL Club: West Coast Eagles

Stats: 10 kicks, 8 handballs, 1 mark

Continued his recent run of good form with a goal, three clearances and 18 possessions in the Eagles three point loss to the Gold Coast Suns.

Hugh McCluggage

Home Club: South Warrnambool Roosters

AFL Club: Brisbane Lions

Stats: 13 kicks, 13 handballs, 5 marks

Another 25 plus possession game from the South product, who also kicked a goal in the Lions defeat to Richmond.

Sean Darcy

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Fremantle Dockers

Stats: 7 kicks, 12 handballs, 2 marks

Undertook the task of taking on Max Gawn and won the hit-out battle 37-28 but Gawn’s Demons got the last laugh with victory.

Gary Rohan

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Geelong Cats

Stats: 5 kicks, 2 handballs, 2 marks

Kicked two goals from seven touches but was subbed out of game after sustaining a concussion in the Cats victory over the Western Bulldogs.

STATE LEAGUE DUTIES:

Josh Corbett

Home Club: North Warrnambool Eagles

AFL Club: Gold Coast Suns

Kicked five goals from 17 touches in the Suns thrilling VFL win against Port Melbourne.

Lewis Taylor

Home Club: Terang Mortlake Bloods

AFL Club: Sydney Swans

Racked up 22 disposals in the Swans VFL win over Greater Western Sydney Giants.

DID NOT PLAY:

Willem Drew

Home Club: Koroit Saints

AFL Club: Port Adelaide Power

Stats: 0 kicks, 0 handballs, 0 marks

Was selected as the Power’s medical sub but did not feature in their side’s narrow loss to Collingwood.

Ben Cunnington

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: North Melbourne Kangaroos

Was due to return via the VFL but his comeback was delayed a week after he entered the AFL’s health and safety protocols.

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 15

 

Cap of Last Week’s Results

In what were very wet and cold conditions last Saturday there weren’t too many surprises with the results, but there has been some movement in the ladder positions.

North Warrnambool were challenged all game when they took on Portland at Bushfield but managed to get the job done by 9 goals.  That important win now sees them currently holding 3rd spot.

Cobden defeated Koroit by 2 goals and both Emily Finch and Nell Mitchell had best on court performances for their respective teams.  Koroit now sit in 4th position, 2 points ahead of Warrnambool, but 4 points behind 3rd spot.

Camperdown had another good win then they defeated Port Fairy by 10 goals.

Hollie Phillips from South Warrnambool was outstanding in her game against Warrnambool where she shot 53 goals.  With the Blues missing key players – Amy Wormald, Emma Cust and Matilda Fitzgerald, the Roosters had a comfortable 57 – 41 win.

Hamilton Kangaroos were dominant in attack when they defeated Terang Mortlake 44 – 32.

Umpire Accreditation

Congratulations to Gemma Rentsch from the North Warrnambool Eagles FNC who was awarded her C Badge Accreditation last week.  Gemma has been working towards her C Badge for a number of years so it was a great result for Gemma.  Well Done!

Milestone Games

A massive Congratulations to Lauren Hockley who will play her 500th Senior game for the Portland FNCC this Saturday.  Lauren first started playing in 1991 in the D Grade Division with the Western Border FNL – there were no Junior Competitions at this time.  Across both Leagues Lauren has played 439 Open/A Grade games, 41 Div 1 games and 20 D Grade games.  In all that time she has only won the One Premiership but has won many individual awards including 15 Club A Grade Best  and Fairest Awards.  Lauren also took top honours in the League Best and Fairest in 2013 and was Runner Up in 2015.  Lauren is an A Badged Umpire and was awarded this accreditation in 2015.

Lauren has also contributed greatly to her club being the Netball Co-ordinator for 15 Plus years.  She was also instrumental in the development of the new Netball Changerooms and the court and shelter upgrades.   I’m sure Lauren has been an inspiration to many throughout our district.  This is an amazing achievement and a record that I anticipate will stand for quite some time.  Congratulations and well Done Lauren.  Congratulations also to Emily Finch who will play her 150th Open game this weekend with the Cobden FNC and to Isabella Rea who will play her 50th game for South Warrnambool.    

Association Championships

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Association Championships Finals Day last weekend in Melbourne where we achieved our best ever results.

All four teams, 13/U, 15/U, 17/U and Open, made it to the Semi Finals.  The only Association across the State to do so and the 13/U and 17/U teams went on to win their respective titles, with the 13/U’s being crowned Premiers and Champions and the first time the HFNL have won two titles in the same year.  (The Association Championships were first played in the year 2000).  

Thank you to all the players, coaches, umpires, team managers, parent helpers, drivers and spectators.  It was an honour to be present and watch all the great results unfold.  Well Done HFNL.

My Predictions for this Week

Cobden verse Warrnambool at the Reid Oval.  While I think Cobden will get the win, Warrnambool will not go down without a fight as they try to stay in touch with the top 3. 

Koroit travel to the Leura Oval to play Camperdown.  Camperdown are a much improved side from when they first met and it will be a competitive game but Koroit will earn the points here.

Port Fairy meet Portland at Hanlon Park.  The seagulls are still hoping to get a win and this could be their best chance.  If they bring their A game they could cause an upset and take a narrow win over the Tigers.

Terang Mortlake play North Warrnambool Eagles at Bushfield.  The Eagles will be keen to secure a top 3 finish and should win comfortably. 

Good Luck to all Teams competing in both Football and Netball this Saturday and Best of Luck to all the Juniors who kick off their Finals Series this Sunday at Cobden.    

Around the Grounds with Hilly: Round 15

 

Dowie and Casey Return

It is terrific to see a number of clubs confirm their coaches for the 2023 season so early, with four clubs already committing to their current coaches for next season. Portland and Hamilton were on the ball early with Jarrod Holt and Hamish Waldron reappointed early, whilst in the past week, North Warrnambool and Cobden have confirmed that Adam Dowie and Dan Casey will be going around again. Both sides have shown great signs this year, and it understandable why ‘Wiggsy’ and ‘Case’ would want another season at the helm. Two great appointments for season 2023.

Jezza and Spencey Milestones

Two terrific players in the Hampden League play in significant milestones this weekend with Koroit premier ruckman Jeremy Hausler playing in his 200th senior game whilst Camperdown midfielder Cameron Spence playing his 100th senior match. Let’s start with ‘Jezza’, what a key contributor he has been for the Saints in their premiership domination, as well as Hampden League representative. A consistent performer, hard-working teammate and overall a terrific person and role model for the younger brigade at Victoria Park. Cameron, exciting, accumulator, pace, slick and damaging are the words I associate with him. Still young in age, plenty of football left and hopefully he goes on to play another 200 games at the Magpies. Two great Hampden League people and we wish them all the best in their clash against one another at the Leura Oval.

Vale Clinton Hall

Some sad news for the Hampden League family this week, with the passing of former South Warrnambool and Terang Mortlake footballer Clinton Hall. A premiership player in 2006 with the Roosters, Hally was a terrific hard-running wingman whose fitness base was elite. Not only was he a key contributor for South Warrnambool in that premiership year, but he was a life member at the Friendlies Society Park, a huge contributor off-field and most importantly, a terrific person. Condolences to the Hall Family, our thoughts are certainly with you.

Women’s Football

Lastly, inspiring support for the Western Victoria Female Football League Grand Finals last weekend, with the senior and under 18 competition growing further in stature this season. Congratulations to Hamilton winning the Senior Female decider whilst South Warrnambool continue to dominate the underage competition. A big shout out to Tank Meade for his work with the Roosters girls, he’s been an important figure in the emergence of the female football league.

Round 15

The final month of matches coming up in the home and away season. The five in my mind looks set, but the positions all bar fifth could change in this time. This weekend’s tips are in bold.

Camperdown vs Koroit 

Hamiltonvs South Warrnambool

Warrnambool vs Cobden

Portland vs Port Fairy

Terang Mortlake vs North Warrnambool

Have a great weekend at the footy.

Hilly

South West Sports Trainers Association: Round 15

 

Hamstring Strains

Hamstring Strains are becoming one of the most common injuries among sports that require high degree of speed, power and agility.

Proven risk factors:

Previous hamstring strains
Increasing age of the player
Sudden change in direct (acceleration or deceleration)

Suspected risk factors:

Poor flexibility
Poor strength
Hamstring muscle fatigue
Muscle Strength imbalance between the quadriceps and hamstrings
Inappropriate, inadequate or no warm up

Injury assessment

Hamstring strains are classified into grades which range from 1-3. Grade 1 is Mild, Grade 2 is Moderate and Grade 3 is severe.

Signs and symptoms will vary depending on the grade and the person.

Immediate management

The aim is to reduce bleeding and damage in the muscle. The immediate management is as follows:

The RICER protocol (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation & Referral)
This should be followed for 48-72hrs.
When icing its 20mins on and 2hrs off. Never apply ice directly to the skin
The No HARM protocol should be followed to (No Heat, No Alcohol, No Running or activity and No Massage) Follow for 72hrs post injury. This will ensure decreased bleeding and swelling to the injury.

Where to get more information?

Sports doctor/GP

Physiotherapist

ALWAYS CONSULT A TRAINED PROFESSIONAL. This information is a resource and provides an overview. It’s not a substitute for medical advice and you should always see a trained professional practicing in sports medicine, your doctor or seek assistance of the hospital if the injury/ health concern requires urgent attention

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HFNL AFL Wrap: Round 19

 

STRONG performances were aplenty from the Hampden League’s AFL exports, with numerous players enjoying dominant matches, while one emerging star earned the NAB Rising Star nomination for a breakout display in round 19 of the home and away season.

Willem Drew

Home Club: Koroit Saints

AFL Club: Port Adelaide Power

Stats: 4 kicks, 7 handballs, 0 marks

A quieter game in terms of possessions for the Koroit product, but eight tackles and three clearances showed he still had an impact in the Power’s loss to Geelong.

Sam Walsh

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Carlton Blues

Stats: 14 kicks, 17 handballs, 4 marks

Sustained another knock to his ankle but was able to push on and collect 31 touches and seven clearances in the Blues win over Greater Western Sydney.

Zach Merrett

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Essendon Bombers

Stats: 23 kicks, 15 handballs, 4 marks

Easily the best player on the ground with 38 disposals, nine clearances and seven inside 50s but his Bombers were left shattered following a goal after the siren loss to Collingwood.

Rowan Marshall

Home Club: Portland Tigers

AFL Club: St Kilda Saints

Stats: 9 kicks, 6 handballs, 3 marks

Monster game in the ruck (49 hitouts) from the Portland product, with his contribution helping the Saints to a victory over the West Coast Eagles.

Jamarra Ugle-Hagan

Home Club: South Warrnambool Roosters

AFL Club: Western Bulldogs

Stats: 10 kicks, 0 handballs, 6 marks

A statement game from the former number 1 pick as he earned the NAB Rising Star nomination with a five goal haul in the Bulldogs triumph over Melbourne.

Jamaine Jones

Home Club: Portland Tigers

AFL Club: West Coast Eagles

Stats: 11 kicks, 8 handballs, 6 marks

Is stringing together some strong form of late, with his latest outing being 19 disposals and four tackles in the Eagles loss to St Kilda.

Hugh McCluggage

Home Club: South Warrnambool Roosters

AFL Club: Brisbane Lions

Stats: 15 kicks, 10 handballs, 8 marks

Another strong outing from the South product, with a goal going alongside another 25 possession haul in the Lions victory over Gold Coast Suns.

Sean Darcy

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Fremantle Dockers

Stats: 5 kicks, 6 handballs, 1 mark

Enjoyed a good battle in the ruck against Ivan Solda and Toby Nankervis to finish with 28 hit outs along with four clearances as the Dockers and Richmond played out a draw.

Gary Rohan

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Geelong Cats

Stats: 7 kicks, 3 handball, 4 marks

Two goals from 10 touches was a good return from the Cobden export in the Cats 12 point win over Port Adelaide.

STATE LEAGUE DUTIES:

Josh Corbett

Home Club: North Warrnambool Eagles

AFL Club: Gold Coast Suns

Kicked two behinds from eight possessions in the Suns thrilling VFL win over Brisbane Lions.

Lewis Taylor

Home Club: Terang Mortlake Bloods

AFL Club: Sydney Swans

Collected 32 touches and kicked a goal in the Swans VFL win over Frankston.

DID NOT PLAY:

Ben Cunnington

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: North Melbourne Kangaroos

Netball Victoria Association Championships Finals

 

Good luck to all players, coaches and officials representing the Hampden Football Netball League at the Association Championships Finals this Sunday 24 July in Melbourne.

See final Squads below.

Open Netball

Maddie Solley
Lily Eldridge
Meg Kelson
Carly Watson
Isabella Baker
Isabella Rae
Heidi Jones
Hollie Phillips
Remy Grant
Remeny McCann
Sarah Smith

Coach: Will Jamieson

Assistant Coach: Kate Lindsey

17 & Under

Ella Sevior
Grace Taylor
Jessica Bouchier
Lara Taylor
Madsie Phillips
Mary Place
Matilda Sewell
Meg Carlin
Mia Mills
Millie Jennings
Scarlett O’Donnell
Tyleah Barr

Coaches: Nadine McNamara & Sophie Hinkley

15 & Under

Eva Ryan
Frankie Butters
Grace Cleaver
Indiana Cameron
Kimora Calloway
Lara Clarke
Matilda Darcy
Molly McLaren
Reet Kaur
Ruby Darcy
Shelby O’Sullivan
Stella Rogers

Coaches: Stacey O’Sullivan & Skye Billings

13 & Under

Addison Conheady
Chloe Gleeson
Indi O’Connor
Milla Darcy
Piper Stephens
Pippa Barr
Rosie Bowman
Saskia Gould
Saylah Veale
Stella Marris

Coaches: Dot Jenkins and Marie Wall

HFNL Weekly Netball Wrap: Round 14

 

A Cap of Last Week’s Results

Camperdown were impressive with a 20 goal win over the Portland Tigers. The Magpies’ form has been building all season and they have been very competitive with a number of teams in recent weeks. They have a lot to look forward to for next season.
Cobden edged closer to securing a top 3 spot with a comfortable win over Port Fairy scoring 59 goals to 25.
Amy Wormald was outstanding with her 42 goal haul when they defeated Terang Mortlake by 23 goals – 53 to 30. Aimee Moloney was the best for the Bloods.
South Warrnambool and Koroit had a great battle at Victoria Park. After losing Annie Blackburn to illness in the final hour, it took South Warrnambool a while to settle. Koroit took the lead early but the Roosters were able to fight back and force a draw.
North Warrnambool fought hard to secure a good win over the Hamilton Kangaroos. With Rachael Batten out due to injury, Millie Shiells filled the void in defence and helped her team get an early lead. Sky Billings also went off injured in the last quarter, but the Eagles were able to hang on to take an 8 goal win – 56 – 48.

Umpire Accreditation
Congratulations to Eloise Chivell from the Cobden FNC and also Bree Fox from the Port Fairy FNC. They were both tested for their C Badge accreditation last Saturday and were both successful. This is a fantastic effort for both Bree and Eloise. We wish them all the very best with their umpiring in the future.

Association Championships.
Good Luck to the 13/U, 15/U, 17/U and Open Representative Teams who will compete in the Association Championships Finals this Sunday at the State Netball Hockey Centre in Melbourne. This is an important event on the Netball Calendar for both players and Umpires. Talent Scouts will be in attendance to identify any emerging talent. Good luck to everyone involved.


Milestone Games
Congratulations to Sarah O’Donnell (nee Walsh) from the South Warrnambool Football Netball Club who will play her 300th game this Saturday. Sarah has played all Junior Grades for the Club as well as Open and Div 1 and is currently playing in the Div 2 competition. As a Div 1 player Sarah was fortunate enough to win a Premiership and is currently the 17/U Reserves Coach. Sarah has also won multiple Club Best and Fairest awards. Congratulations on your significant game this weekend Sarah. 300 games is an amazing effort over many years. Well Done!

My predictions for this Week

With some very important games being played this weekend we could potentially see some changes to the Top 5 ladder positions. However, with Covid and Influenza cases on the rise again, it is difficult to know who will have their full team.

South Warrnambool take on Warrnambool at the Friendlies Society Park. If Warrnambool are able to get a win here, relying on the results of other games, they could find themselves in the Top 3 at the end of the round. However, I think the Roosters will be keen to hold onto top spot so have a lot to play for. I think South can take the points here in what will be a great contest.

Koroit make the trip to Cobden and will need to get a win here if they are wanting to secure a top 3 spot. Koroit are starting to come together as a team quite nicely so they will be very competitive against the bombers. If Cobden’s defensive trio (Remeny McCann, Nadine McNamara and Sarah Moroney) can get the upper hand early I think Cobden will win a close contest.

Camperdown play Port Fairy at the Gardens Oval. Port Fairy will be very keen for a win but Camperdown have been improving week to week and I think they will get another win over the seagulls.

North Warrnambool take on Portland at Bushfield. Last time they met Portland took the points in what was considered a major upset. I think North Warrnambool have too much to play for this week and will get the job done.

In the last game of the round Terang Mortlake play the Hamilton Kangaroos. Hamilton has proved they are a very competitive team against some of the best teams in the Competition. They have been the big improvers this year and I think they can take the win here.

Good Luck to all teams competing this weekend in both Football and Netball

Good Luck and Have Fun.

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