Manager: Andrew McCauley
Coaching Assistants: Trent McCann and Simon Healey
2018 Season Report – Under 16
This season was frustrating for the coaching group and I’m sure the player’s & parents due injury and other codes. We had absolutely no luck with injuries again this year with a number of serious injuries keeping players out for up to 10 weeks.
I was very proud of our boys and in particular the games where we had no reserves or we had to draw on younger players from our under 15’s. We ended missing the semi finals, which was a first for this team. If we could of fielded our strongest squad each week we would of more than competed against any side.
Another pleasing aspect to the year was the new player’s & families that joined our club this season in Kyle Bowen, Kyle Hakki, Nathan Hassan, Blake Hancock, Oskar Enasio, Joe Gaitau & Sebastian Severino. All the boys represented themselves and our club proudly.
A big thank you to all the under 15 players & parents that helped us out throughout the season, we would not of been able to complete the season with out your help. Saxon Wood, Jonah Wildash, Josh O’Brien, Jordan Inkster, Nate Bacon, Flynn Kousal, Jamie Tam, Kai Wilson, Darcy Brutnell & Sam Joseph.
I’d like to thank our manager Andrew McCauley for all his help this year. A big thank you to Trent McCann and Simon Healey who assisted me this year, they did a great job and it was really good having another opinion and voice.
To all the great volunteers in our club in particular Foxy, Joyce, Jacky McCauley & Greg Keogh who have worked really hard in making sure our kids are taken care of in a safe and enjoyable manner. And of course a big thank you to the parents who get the boys to training and games, which is often hard work with a busy schedule.
Here’s our Squad
Blair Healey, Blake Hancock, Kyle Bowen, Tom Jarrett, Kyle Hakki, Nathan Gartner, Zane Dunford, Oskar Enasio, Declan King, Jack Privatera, Joe Gaitau, Dan O’Donnell, Jake Watmough, Jack Thelander, Nathan Hassan & Sebastian Severino.
Well done to the following players on their individual awards.
Forward of the Year – Sebastian Severino – Big first season with Brother’s, making big yards & proving a real handful for the opposition.
Back Of The Year – Tom Jarrett – I haven’t seen a young player with better feet than Tom. Exiting to watch, no better site than Tom in a bit of space.
Team man of the year – Jake Watmough – Had another good season on the field with his speed through the middle of the ruck, also offers great value to our squad off the field with his sense of humour.
Defensive player of the year – Jack Privatera – Run at Jack at your own peril, often came up with big shots to lift our side. I have not coached a kid with a better attitude.
Courage award – Zane Dunford – (Played on with a high ankle fracture for 10 minutes). Was having a really strong year up until his injury.
2018 Round 3
|Zane DUNFORD||2nd Row, Fullback & Centre|
|Nathan GARTNER||Hooker & Half|
|Blair HEALEY||Fullback & Half|
|Declan KING||Lock & 2nd Row|
Adopt a Manly Sea Eagle: Tom Trbojevic
Like his older brother Jake, the superb full-back is a proud Manly junior who loves playing for the Sea Eagles. One of the most electrifying players in the NRL, the man nick-named “Turbo” can break a line with his tremendous speed and ball skills, bringing crowds to their feet. A superb full-back who represented Australia at the World Cup, Tom will again be one of Manly’s biggest weapons in 2018. Away from the game, Tom proudly nominates himself as club’s best golfer. He loves nothing more than beating Jake at golf.