The season didnt get off to a good start with only 17 players turning up to the first game. Unfortunately this seemed to be the norm for the first part of the season. However we eventually got more numbers, which made playing, coaching and spectating more enjoyable. We are already addressing this issue including our recruiting for the next season and beyond so we have adequate numbers for our Under 19s in the future.
As the season progressed we got better as a team to eventually win 4 games including 2 of our last 3. It was a real credit to the players for really sticking together regardless of the situation. I have no doubt that the majority of players improved as the season moved along. I am also proud at the way a number of players quickly adapted to being super flexible in the positions they played. This was certainly one of the biggest achievements this year and this didnt just help the team at the time, but it also helps the individual player with their football future. A number of players can now play as a forward, back or on ball.
I would also like to congratulate the following award winners.
Tim Jones our captain and Best and Fairest winner. Tim polled votes in nearly all the games he played and this probably co-incides with his effort at training and on game day.
Runner Up in The B&F was Campbell Jones. Campbell has been a player who has continually improved during the course of the season he can take a strong mark and had a very good year.
Our Most determined Player for 2013 is Tim Hickox. Tim is courageous and keeps running and trying all day. He too loves winning the contested and hard footy.
The Most Versatile player for this season is James Massey. James had another very good year following on from winning last years B&F. James is a very reliable and flexible player.
The Best Team Man is a perpetual trophy and is in memory of Mark Johannsen who was a past player at the footy club and was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 18.
The trophy this year goes to Jack Campion. Jack was another one of those players who consistently improved as the season went on. He is a terrific mark, with a good attitude both on and off the field.
Congratulations to all the trophy winners and also the rest of the team for persisting ad finishing off the season in really good fashion.
I would also like to sincerely thank Annie Westhead and Peter Rogerson for the enormous amount of time and effort they put in this season, their contribution to the U 19s was superb. Without their contribution it would have been difficult to have got the team on the park each week. I would also like to thank all of the parents that helped out during the year.
I would like congratulate the Seniors for winning the Premiership and the Ressies for having a great season. A big thanks to all those involved at all levels including players, coaches and committee members and all other helpers.
UNDER 19 COACH