Coach: Ryan Morris. 0418 627 646.
Assistant Coach: Matthew Woelfle
Manager: Paula Morris
2018 Season Report – Under 8
Another excellent & fun year for the U8’s in 2018. We started the year with 8 of the boys from last season’s U7’s which made things easy to get going, then we added a whopping 4 new players, Chase, Ethan, Josh & Luis which meant we had a big strong squad heading into the season. The change in field size, number of players on the field and some rule changes proved an early challenge for us, but after few games under our belt, the boys clicked into gear.
The boys continued to impress throughout the season improving their skill levels. The fundamentals of tackling, hard running & catch & pass remained the focus. What we lacked in defence (being one of the smallest sides in the comp) we made up with heart and toughness and turned many heads as the boys put their bodies on the line week in week out. Their enthusiasm & courage is something they should all be very proud of.
Wrangling 12 energetic boys is always a challenge but it is one made much easier with the help of a great assistant coach. Thank you to Matt Woelfle for your invaluable assistance at training and especially game days running the water and helping the boys out with bumps, bruises and tantrums during games. Thanks also to every parent/sibling/grandparent who ran the touchline, cooked the BBQ, served in the canteen and got the kids to training & games. Your support was once again greatly appreciated by the whole team.
Thank you to Paula Morris for again taking on the thankless task of managing the team. Paula was again across everything that was going on & kept everyone up to date with regular posts and information.
Last but not least I’d like to thank my great bunch of boys: Bill Knoyle, Chase Medford, Corey Morris, Ethan Slunsky, Gus Gallagher, Jake Sengchanh, Josh Wickham, Luis Panetta, Oskar Woelfle, Quinn McLaughlin, Rocky Tobin & Sumet Stone. They were a joy to coach and it was a pleasure to watch them develop their skills both on and off the field. Special mention to Corey Morris for receiving his 5 year service trophy, congratulations!
Well done to the all the boys and everyone involved for a great season, it was a lot of fun. Enjoy the summer and look forward to seeing you all back again next year.
Ryan ‘Megsy’ Morris