Manly Junior League U10 Maroon
Coach: Steve McCulloch
Manager: Sam McCulloch
2018 GRAND FINAL WINNERS
2018 Season Report – Under 10
After a tough end to 2017 our amazing team made an extremely good come back to win the Grand Final and be minor premiers. They showed commitment week in and week out at both training and games.
Once again we had a very strong nucleus of players and gained a couple of new faces who got into the rhythm and completed our team. They continued to develop their skills and gained confidence as the season progressed.
The boys excelled, developing their knowledge and ability of playing as a team in the game. They focused on defence as this will be something to take forward into 2019. Being their 2nd year together they have exceeded my expectations as a coach and it was an absolute pleasure and honour to have been part of it. They gained momentum and strength as a team throughout the season and began to believe in each other.
Overall the team would listen and take on board the advice from our coaching and training staff and use this knowledge during the games.
Finishing this year together, they have shown strong capabilities and knowledge to take into next years season. It won’t be an easy year as it brings with it many new challenges that we are looking forward to. This team has quality players to say the least and it shows in their football every weekend.
A huge thank you to the amazing parents of the U10’s who got in and helped with BBQ/canteen, coaching, training and the managing side of things, we are extremely lucky to have a team that gels so well.
Moving forward into the new year it will bring many challenges as we have had the chance to play against some of the Division 1 side and look forward to having the opportunity to do so again in 2019!
Jonny Emmerson (Tommy Turbo) – Found his position and strived to excel at every opportunity
Sam Ellis – Has a passion for football and gained momentum throughout the year
Paddy Furlong – Is always definitely up for a challenge, one of his many strengths is some of the best tackling going around on the paddock
Harvey Joyce – Had one of the most impressive tries in the GF this year and was right up there as one of the top point scorers
Darcy Squire – He was great off the rucks, getting involved in tackling and an all-round fair player
Cooper Aikman – He is gaining confidence in every game which shows through his ability to both defend and work with the team
James Curzon – Stepped up this year in every way, some of his best defending was out on the wing and when given the opportunity to play DH was enjoyable to watch
Paddy Donnan – Still enjoys playing good hard football and the first to put his hand up when it was time to kick goals
Carter Johnston – Plays strong, solid, hard hitting footy – reminds me of how good old football used to be played
Taj Scarr – A lot of ball handling, which gave him the chance to score multiple tries!!
Billy McCulloch (James Graham) – Big heart Billy, rallys the troops on game days
Lochie Head – Amazing vision of the game in every aspect, is a play maker and a leader
Carter Garner (Jason Taumalolo) – He is an impact player, always ready to take the ball up and also has a great kicking game – the left boot comes in handy!
Jack Chapman – Where do I start with Jack, he is polite, determined, passionate and reliable. No matter where you put him on the field he has a great love for the game x 2!
Alex Matheson – Came out of shell throughout the season and excelled beyond expectation – look out 2019!
Charlie Cott – Trains hard, listens well and is always very keen to get on the field and have a crack at the opposition
Ash Maclean – Some brilliant runaway tries down off the wing, shows confidence and enjoyment on the field
Best and Fairest : Jack Chapman
Best Back : Lachlan Head
Best Forward : Carter Johnston
Coaches Award : Paddy Furlong
Most Improved: Johnny Emmerson/Alex Matheson
Top Point Scorer: Taj Scarr
Adopt a Manly Sea Eagle: Brad Parker
Brad started his career at Manly Brothers. He is a very strong running centre who is also more than capable on the wing. Having made his NRL debut in 2016, Brad will be looking to play more NRL matches this season and is hoping his bad run of injuries are now behind him. A player with a very bright future. Off the field, Brad enjoys playing and watching basketball.