Juniors are running hot
Crocs sweat it out in season opener
IT’S been a great start to the junior AFL season in what is an extremely hot part of the year to be playing AFL. Good numbers turned up for all the grades in round one, but more players are encouraged to join the club in what looks like an exciting 2017.
We are particularly keen on recruiting female players for all grades following on from the success of the inaugural AFL women’s competition, which is showcasing the best female AFL talent across Australia.
The coaches and team managers appreciate the help including washing the jumpers, cutting oranges and running water provided by the parents during the week. Community spirit is what makes the Crocs and AFL a stand out.
Come on down to the club on Tuesday or Thursday to give AFL a try.
Contact club president Trevor Mandersloot for more information on 0437 290 507.
Auskick is in Port Douglas on Fridays at 4pm and in Mossman on Saturdays at 9.30am.
The first two weeks of Auskick have focused on the main ingredient of AFL, which is having fun.
The focus was on learning the essential skills of kicking and handballing. This week’s skill will be the art of marking.
UNDER 8 CROCS NAVY V’S NORTH CAIRNS BLACK
Under 8 Navy took on the Tigers at Watson’s Oval. The rain did not stop the boys with Ethan, Harry, Kobe and Cooper all kicking goals. The boys played some exciting footy and their teamwork was exceptional. As always it was great to see new Crocs: Angus, Parker and Quade played their first game for Port.
Congratulations to this week’s award winners Marcus, Angus and Quade.
Under 8 Crocs White vs Central Trinity Beach White
Under 8 Whites had a tough initiation to season 2017 against a well drilled Bulldogs outfit. In the last quarter it was exciting to see from defence the team force their way forward with all players touching the ball.
Some great forward pressure from Kira assisted Arlo Miller in kicking the team’s first goal for the season. Cadel, Raife and Arlo Jones had plenty of touches, stepping up to the faster under 8s with great support from the more experienced Aaron and Kane.
Players of the week were Cadel, Aaron, Kira and Arlo M.
UNDER 9 CROCS VS NORTH CAIRNS
Footy is back with the Under 9s playing the Tigers at Watson’s Oval in blazing hot conditions. The first quarter saw Harry kick three quick goals and Cooper take an exceptional mark. Michael showed plenty of dash and finished the game with a massive goal. Well done boys and thanks to all the helpers on the day.
Player of the week awards went to Campbell, and new players Joe and Michael.
UNDER 13 CROCS VS CAIRNS HAWKS
The Crocs 2-0-12 lost to the Hawks 6-6-36. Right from the first bounce the Crocs seemed focused and played great team football. Jack, Conor and Jonte were outstanding as were first game players Jacob and Leo. A fantastic team effort played in very hot conditions resulted in two impressive team goals. Goal kickers were Ewan and Jack.
Players of the week Jacob, Charlie and Colen.
UNDER 15 CROCS VS NORTH CAIRNS
Crocs 2-0-12 lost to North Cairns 17-17-119.
The Under 15s played a strong North Cairns team at Watsons Oval. In hot conditions the team showed great endeavour and gave 100 per cent in what was a great team effort. With a new bunch of kids playing together for the first time we can only improve on this performance. we are more than proud of the way the boys played.
Goal kickers: Keanu Scotts Speckman and Jamie Hudson
Players of the week were Charlie Dowling, Jake Sherwell and Keanu Scotts Speckman.
Port Douglas Junior Crocs Under 8 Whites, round 1
Port Douglas Juniors Under 9 round 1, 2017