U7 Black, Round 7

U7 Black v Concord Giants

Round 7, 21 May 2016,

Drummoyne Oval

A glorious morning at Drummoyne Oval greeted the kids who were resplendent in their team kit for their early photo shoot, followed by the longest team warm up in U7 AFL history. Well done to Coach Mark!

The Giants are a very competitive team, but so are our The Power U7 Black and this game was sure to be a cracker. The team was still on a high after seeing Stevie J at training during the week.

There were some big plays in the first term that lead to some great goals and some great saves. Austen P was impenetrable in defence. Akira showed everyone his impressive handball skills several times, setting up Austin D and Hamish to make some lovely runs into the forward line. Alex V and Lachlan enjoyed themselves up front, with kicks going everywhere including Alex V’s trick shot – a kick to himself.

Arnaud and Tess were really brave to come out for the second term after feeling some pain in the first term. They certainly lifted the team. Tess started with great enthusiasm as she really owned the middle of the field, marking opposition players and winning the hit outs. And after scoring a great goal in the first term, Alex G defended like a champion and Thomas was also huge in D, with some important saves to stop goals right on the goal line. Lachlan and Austin D took some specie marks and provided the team with a huge amount of run from down back. As did Evie, who won a contest down back and followed it up with one of the biggest runs of the game right down the middle of the field. Austen P won lots of ball in the mid field and Akira had some lovely left foot kicking. The beneficiaries of the team’s good work were Alex V, Arnaud and Hamish, who slotted a few goals to reward the team’s hard work.

In the last term, The Power really turned it on and they were led by Thomas’s superb running, handballing and pressuring the opposition in the centre. Arnaud was everywhere down back as he hunted the ball and marked his man. His effort was enormous and so brave. All in all, the team work and support for each other won over in the end, with every team member trying their hardest in hot conditions. The coach’s encouragement award went to Tess, who got stronger as the game went on, and the AFL player of the week went to Austen P, who contributed in all areas of the game and played an outstanding game.

Well done, Power.