Coach: Steve McCulloch
Manager: Sam McCulloch
Best and Fairest : Jack Chapman
Best Back : Taj Scarr
Best Forward : Carter Garner
Coaches Award : Lochie Head
Most Improved: Carter Johnston
2017 Season Report
An exciting first year of league for most of our boys who have managed to fit in both League and Union each Saturday. They showed commitment from their first game and showing up to training each week.
We had a very strong nucleus of players who got to know and like their team mates, which made the feel of training and games very comfortable and enabled the development of the boys to continue.
Moving forward with the development of set team selections the boys excelled, which I acknowledge created a few headaches for some of the more competitive sides. These boys gained momentum, strength as a team and knowledge which in turn gave them the confidence to make it all the way through the finals. The team, in general showed a lot of interest in picking up on some of the structural footy and building on their ball skills and later their defensiveness leading into the finals.
This team has quality players to say the least and it shows in their football every weekend. Considering it was the first year of League for 90% of our team they did exceptionally well and were a pleasure to coach. Talking of coaching I could not have got through the season without the help of Ben Squire and Kurt Chapman – who were the super coaches/trainers in my absence.
Reuban Masters – Given the chance he will always see gaps in and around the ruck, catching the big fellas sleeping. Little kid with a big heart.
Jonny Emmerson – Dedicated to the game and training which comes from his passion for football.
Sam Ellis – New comer to the game, debuted towards the back end of the season came in with energy and enthusiasm and a lot of potential.
Paddy Furlong – Showed he is up for the challenge in times of defense, some of the best takling I have seen.
Harvey Joyce & Darcy Squire – partners in crime, some great foot work and always see the opportunities in the back to score tries.
Cooper Aikman – He too has the potential to go places, I watched him in his first couple of games and he steps up to the plate when needed.
James Curzon – Always hanging in and around the big forwards waiting for the opportunity for an offload to score tries.
Jimmy Donuts (James Bousie) – Can be a serial pest to the opposing teams which works brilliantly in our favour.
Paddy Donnan – loves training the house down and enjoys playing good hard football.
Carter Johnston – First year at league, he too shows initiative in defense like a true forward, he showed immense growth throughout the season.
Taj Scarr – Give this man the ball and show him daylight between the opposition and he will score every time.
Billy McCulloch – Ball tearing Billy, can get in your face and upset you and put you off your game, scores tries as well.
Lochie Head – Great skill as first receiver always creating weakness in other teams, putting some of our bigger forwards through the holes. Good knowledge of the game.
Carter Garner – Takes control of the game with leadership and courage, never backs down to a challenge and has a great insight to the game.
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.
2018 shows a lot of promise and I can assure you they are up for the challenge.