Ju­nior Crocs show skills

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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.



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