Our Youth Girls finally made it onto the field for the first time in Round Four with wet weather and other scheduling quirks delaying the start of their season until this weekend, when it was double the action!
Our U14 Youth Girls – playing this year as Drummoyne/Willoughby – fronted up for their first game of the season under lights at Drummoyne Oval on Friday night, then turned around for a second game on Sunday against the Pittwater Tigers at North Narrabeen.
Newcomer Holly has had an immediate impact on the team, providing some much needed height in ruck. Holly awed her teammates (and opponents) from the first centre ball-up, sending the Sherrin a long way towards the Drummoyne/Willoughby goal with her well-directed and powerful taps.
Holly had a taste of AFL as an U7 Auskicker then switched to volleyball… and aren’t we glad she gave it another shot in U14 Youth Girls! Those volleyball skills are transferring well to the ruck! Two games into the season, Holly has proved she’s an integral part of the team.
In the Sunday game, Holly suffered a finger injury, but played on, bringing down one of the opposition stars a couple of times with some fabulous tackling skills.
Congratulations, Holly, you are the Club MVP for Round 4. We’ll be entering Holly in the Sydney Swans weekly Club MVP competition. The Swans are asking each junior Club to nominate a weekly MVP – it could be a player, an official or volunteer around the grounds. If our entry is selected, the nominee wins four tickets to a Swans game.
Just for the record, Queenwood won the match on Friday night, but it was pleasing to see our girls didn’t give up and really owned the second half. With only eight players on Sunday, Drummoyne/Willoughby was required to forfeit but again showed great promise. This is a team of players coming together for the first time, getting to know each other and learning some great skills…. watch this space!