Juniors

Junior Update – Round 9

We’re into the second half of the season and winter has hit us! Here’s the latest from the juniors including results and player profiles.

Photos
The photographer has apologised for the unfortunate corruption of the photo file. The photos will be re done in the week starting the 18th of July. They will be shot before the scheduled training time of each team. However, we ask that each team that week train at Boss James. Your team managers will confirm the arrangements for this to be done shortly. Thank you for your understanding and patience on this matter.
 
All the teams last week are improving as the year progresses. I spent some time at “The Fortress” last weekend and all the kids and coaches looked like they were enjoying themselves.

Round 9 match results:
U 11 Div 1 – Won by 77 points over Prahran
U 11 Div 6 – Lost by 34 points to St.Bedes
U 12 Div 2 – Won by 21 points over East Malvern
U 12 Div 5 – Won by 14 points over East Brighton
U 13 Div 3 – Lost by 28 points to Beachside Saints
U 14 Div 3 – Lost by 48 points to Dingley
U 15 Div 1 – Won by 14 points over Highett/Cheltenham
U 15 Div 3 – Lost by 57 points to St.Kilda City
U 17 Div 2 –  Won by 12 points over St.Pauls

View fixtures, results, ladders & player stats on the Team Pages >

The Under 8’s played East Sandringham. The game was a tough encounter and it would appear the ball spent most of the time down forward. Toby Clarkson one of the two captains on the day with Joseph Sansotta. They both played great games – great tackling and bought their team mates into the game . Toby kicked a inspiring captains goal to kick start the game. Nate Jongen took “mark of the day”. Addison Rowley also had a great game by giving our forward 6 for that qtr plenty of the ball form his centre clearances.
Lincoln Sharpe became a ball magnet in the last qtr and kicked a well earned goal.

The Under 9 White played Brighton Beach in a battle of the mud slick. Charlie Morey was great in close getting handbballs out of the pack. Matty Cole clearance kicking to advantage was great. Jackson Steyn had a great game kicking 2 ripper goals giving us the advantage in the 2nd half. Kaden Khanabashi was at his best in and under winning the most filthy with the mud dripping off him.

The Under 11 Div 1 played at Boss James. Oliver Howell kicked two gems and worked hard all day. Luka took control in the ruck and gave first option for 4 qtrs Archie “Tractor” Roberts laid the best tackle seen on Boss James for some time. Jake Taranto had a blinder in 8 qtrs of footy as he played for the other Under 11 team. Click here to read the full match report >

The Under 12 team Final score: Hampton Rovers 4 goal  9 behinds = 33 point   Vampires 3 goals 1 behinds = 19 points. A come from behind win at Boss James: The big men didn’t let the coach down as James Hare dominated the ruck, Big Henry Hamilton played tough in the back line and Jorge Houridis attacked the ball with speed and strength. Benjo Wells, fresh from 2 consecutive BOG’s was prominent, Mitch Gathercole was revelling in the mud and Harry Griffin was building on what was to be his best game for the season, Josh Nicoll played a cracker as well, dominating in the last quarter and pushing us ahead on the scoreboard! Special mention go to Ben Ciarma, Jeremy Booth and Lucas Sharp in the Under 14 Div 3 team over the weekend.
 
Another reminder – help shape the club’s social activities
Deb Hopkins has now taken the role of managing social events for the Juniors. To help Deb shape the social activities we need some other parents to volunteer, preferably from a range of age groups. You will be part of a social sub committee that will keep the AHWTR nights, the Season Opening and Presentation Day running and you will be able to help freshen things up with some new initiatives.
 
Please email Deb Hopkins debinlondon@hotmail.com or Mel Coyne melindac22@gmail.com with your interest in joining the Rovers junior social sub-committee for 2017.

This week’s player player profile features three players who play their 100th game in the next couple of weeks: Michael Benvento, Lachlan Carney and Lucas Sharp.

Name – Michael Benvento
Role – Captain U14
Years at Hampton Rovers’ – 9 years, including Auskick
What AFL team do you support? – Richmond Tigers
Favourite football memory? – Under 9s in the Lightning Premiership I kicked my first goal
Thing you like most about Hampton Rovers’  – I like that there are friends from school and outside of school. Also, having ‘At Home With Rovers’ is great.
What brought you to Hampton Rovers’  – All of my friends from school in prep were doing Aus kick with Hampton rovers and I didn’t want to miss out on the fun.
Best goal you ever scored or witnessed?  – I haven’t kicked many goals but, it was Against St. Peter’s this year and it was around 40 meters out and into the wind
Favourite football player?  – Brett Deledio and Trent Cotchin
Best Hampton Rovers moment? – Again this year, when I took a specky and hit the ground really hard and got back up. Unfortunately I missed the shot at goal.

NAME – Lachlan Carney
Role – U14
Years at Hampton Rovers’ – 9 years, including Auskick
What AFL team do you support? – Hawthorn
Favourite football memory? – When Hawks won for the third time in a row in 2015, a three peat!
Thing you like most about Hampton Rovers?  – I get to play a sport that I love with my mates. I get to hang out with friends who I wouldn’t normally see.
What brought you to Hampton Rovers’  – Auskick
Best goal you ever scored or witnessed?  – Buddy Franklin running through the centre and jumping over a Collingwood player to kick a goal from 70m out!
Favourite football player?  – Ben McEvoy
Best Hampton Rovers moment? – Playing my 50th game for the Rovers!

Name – Lucas Sharp
Role – U14
Years at Hampton Rovers’ – 9 years, including Auskick
What AFL team do you support? – St Kilda
Favourite football memory? – Meeting Lance Franklin
Thing you like most about Hampton Rovers?  – It is a welcoming team with a great community supporting it
What brought you to Hampton Rovers’  – I started Auskick at the club and have stuck with them ever since
Best goal you ever scored or witnessed?  – Round 10, 2016, Adelaide vs GWS, goal by Eddie Betts
Favourite football player?  – Luke Dunstan
Best Hampton Rovers moment? – Winning against Dingley by 1 point in the semi final 2015

Please refer to our website (the Juniors’ section) www.hamptonrovers.com.au/juniors for information on teams, all the upcoming fixtures, results, ladders & player stats, along with news, events, match reports etc..

Don’t forget that the next AHWTR (At Home with the Rovers) is Friday 15 July. Please join us and remember the bar and canteen will be open, along with a raffle. Also, the bar and canteen are open this Friday as usual at Boss James from 5pm.

SAVE THE DATE: ROVERS AUCTION NIGHT
This is a joint Senior/Junior/Auskick whole club event, to be held on Saturday 30th July at Boss James Reserve. Always a great night and an important fundraiser for the club. Full details on the Hampton Rovers Auction Night will be announced soon! Save the date and we look forward to seeing everyone there.

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