Junior Crocs show skills
SUNDAY saw the start of the AFL season for most Port Douglas AFL Junior age groups.
The Under-8s, sporting new talent and a new coach, Brad Cooper, were dynamic in their first game for 2011.
Jake Sherwell, Jessie Bourguignon, Cameron Nyko, Harry Walker and Dean Laurence all showed they were up to the task displaying great early season footballing skills.
Pocket rocket Scott Cooper played with his usual enthusiasm and provided the rest of the players with motivation and confidence.
Skilful marking and accurate kicking saw Jessie Bourguignon and Geneva Gilbert kick the Crocs’ goals.
Crocs U10s first game for the year was on Sunday at Holloway’s Beach.
The game was of a good standard against Cairns City Lions with some great display of skills by the boys in hot conditions.
Older players Daniel, Reuben and Ryan led from the front getting the ball out to the smaller players.
Newcomers Leon and Toby kicked great goals in their first match and displayed great team work all day as did fellows teammates Anthony, Jacob, Rory, Dylan, Tyson and Casey.
Awards went to Leon, Anthony and Jacob.
The Under-12s had a great start to the first quarter. They trailed all game but never gave up. First timers Joel and Hamish did a great job with lots of talk and team play. Best players were Ben, Tully and Hugo.
With a number of Under-12s helping out to fill the numbers coach for the day Rod Davidson was very proud of everyone’s efforts in making Saints work hard for their win. Awards went to Charlie, Mitchell, Ethan, Harry and Giles.
Concentration: new club member Colt Pitt in action