Rain fails to dampen enthusiasm of juniors
A GOOD crowd turned up at Port Douglas to watch the Crocs host Hawks and Saints junior teams.
Both of these clubs appeared to have some talented individuals.
It was exciting to see the Crocs show the locals some tough grit, determination and skilful displays throughout the day.
If the participants continue to come to training kids, we can see the improvement in all sides as the weeks progress.
It was a hive of activity in the canteen and great to see so many volunteers willing to help make the day a success.
The next week we are at the Croc pit again so come along, have a feed at the canteen and support our future AFL superstars.
Parents don’t forget to wear your runners so you can assist in umpiring and running water, your help is greatly appreciated by all at the club.
We continue to encourage more players to join the club in what is beginning to be an exciting 2017. Come on down to the club on Tuesday or Thursday to give AFL a try.
Contact club at email@example.com also like and follow our Facebook page for all up to date information.
Week 4 and Ruckwork was under the microscope as the skills session identified some already skilled tap specialists. The Auskickers also proved to be excellent rovers reading the ball out of the ruck contest. Bouncing the ball is the skill for week 5.
Crocs under 8 Navy were extremely excited to play their first home game at the Croc Pit. The boys tried hard against a good opponent in very wet conditions. Possessions and goals were hard to come by with the heavy rain. The sec- ond quarter saw two goals booted by Cooper. It was great to see Harper get in there and play his first game for the Crocs.
In wet conditions the Crocs learnt how AFL is played in the southern states minus the hu- midity. The team seemed de- termined from the outset to show off their contested skills learnt at training on Thursday. It was an even contest throughout the game and eas- ily Whites best game for the year. The halftime huddle dur- ing a downpour seemed to be most exciting part of day for the team and highlighted what the game is all about ... fun! Goalkickers: Oscar 3, Aaron 1.
In what was certainly the highlight of the day, a flood of 18 Crocs goals was seen by an excited home crowd. Follow- ing a goal feast in the first half the game appeared to be on level terms. In the premiership quarter the Crocs produced a super display of teamwork re- sulting in multiple goals to Ashton, Campbell and Mi- chael. The boys were hot and tired by the last quarter, how- ever still played fantastic football. Cooper G pulled down some strong marks. Goalkick- ers: everyone kicked at least one goal in an awesome team display.
The Crocs played their first home game against the Hawks on Sunday morning led by cap- tain of the day Jack-Kenney Nimmo.
The boys were outclassed but put up a great fight with terrific football being demon- strated by Thero Boyd and Locky Lane. We will work harder at training this week, work on staying on our oppo- sition player and hopefully bring home a win in front of the home crowd next Sunday. per cent repelling many Hawks attacks. Tom McNally was our gun of the day refusing to give up and Dean and Brayden did everything the coach asked of them. Jamie H was The first home game of the impressive in the back pocket. season saw the mighty under We are improving weekly with 13s take on a well drilled Cairns different players showing their Saints team. The Crocs started talent throughout the first 3 well with the opening goal rounds. scored by Jonte. The Crocs battled on matching it with the Saints in an outstanding last quarter.
Wet conditions greeted the under 15s against the Hawks. Our boys fought hard with Jake R leading from the front for the whole game. Chas was dominant across half-back tak- ing some very strong marks. Charlie and Jake S gave 100
Crash! After our heroics from Round 1, the Saints were too fast, strong and determined for us. With injuries and illness affecting the team, the Captains led by example but only a few followed. A determined effort and some hard running in the last quarter was a redeeming factor. Our skills and attitude will be the focus at training this week.
Port Douglas Junior Crocs Under 8 White players soak up more than the atmosphere during last week’s fixture.