ALL THE JUNIOR SPORTS RESULTS,
JUNIOR LEAGUE, RND 8
UNDER 6: An awesome day for our last home game and the U6 kids had a point to prove. There were so many standouts it was hard to pick the best. Man of the match from the stingrays went to Bailey Evans who continually impresses, while the Sharks’ went to a determined Jake Broadley. Player of the week however went to a kid well above his weight and scored a length of the field try and did it with a smile on his face — Ashton. Thanks to all the mums and dads, special mention to Matty Wray and Tim O’brien.
UNDER 8: The Sharkies for the first time this year ran on against one of the opposition sides with their full strength side, all 13 players turning up to play some hard footy and have fun. Coach, family and friends were treated to the local side at their best and with five players on the bench the team was rotated regularly with no player taking a backward step. Again their move up defence took the opposition out of the game and the 9 tries that followed were on the back of that defensive effort. Man of the match went to Dwayne our co-captain of the side who has been outstanding all year with his very hard runs and tackles on the opposition’s bigger players. Coach’s award goes to the teams supporters, family and friends also Brenda, Wade and the committee and volunteers who make it possible to play footy that they all love at our great club the mighty Mossman Sharks.
UNDER 9: Our last home game for the season, the display of football put on by the young U9 sharkie kids did not disappoint the crowd. Some new team rules set at training and boy did they make a huge difference to our team game, and winning the game against Ivanhoe Knights 7 tries to 5. Tyla, was again sensational in defence putting his body on the line for his team mates ending up with a bloodied nose. Joel showing his footy smarts with great runs to give his side the best chance to score, caleb worked hard out of Dummy Half position scoring himself 3 tries for the day. Watching these kids improve week in week out is the highlight of coaching such a great bunch of kids. Awards were very hard to pick this week, coaches award goes to the entire team the best display of team football we have played all year be very proud of yourselves. Player of the Day went to our Captain for the day Caleb, his never say die attitude and his ability to finish off his team mates hard work with scoring was a pleasure to watch. Get well to sharkie Jake. Keep working hard at training Sharkies.
UNDER 10: Always an entertaining side to watch, the U10s showed Ivanhoe who owned the paddock. Jermaine outran the opposition to score 5 tries. Atticus got involved to play his best game this season. Solid and consistent games from Ryder, Xavan and Kyan. Thanks again to the U9s who show up and play over and above their weight. Colby and Esmond were awarded the player of the match awards.
UNDER 11: The Sharks faced a very strong Ivanhoes Red at Coronation Park, and were given a rugby league lesson by the opposition suffering their worst defeat this year. After a blistering performance two weeks ago, the young Sharks just didn’t seem themselves with some lazy defence and silly errors Ivanhoes try after try all through the first half, the team seemed to be suffering a case of “Backfield Syndrome”. At half time an unimpressed coach challenged the team to put in a better effort for the second half letting the young Sharks know clearly that they were playing well below their capabilities. To the team’s credit they put up a much better effort during the second half with Saxon Vizard and Marshontae Wacondo leading the way and Bonita Solomon also got herself more involved. Caleb Brown made a successful return to the team, after six weeks out with a broken wrist and played strongly after the long layoff. Man of the match went to Saxon Vizard for his tireless effort while Cooper Morana picked up the coach’s award for pulling off a couple of try-saving tackles and taking some carries when the team needed some go-forward. The team will now break for the school holidays and take a well earned rest after some tough training sessions, and regroup after the holidays. Have a safe and enjoyable break.
Under 12: Moss Rock played Ivanhoes Red at our last Mossman home game for the season. Unfortunately our numbers were low so we drew upon some Mossman and White Rock U/11 players who stepped up and did a terrific job. Fielding only 11 players, we had a great first half with Joshua Gray leading the way from Dummy Half. James Minniecon was also very busy in the second row scoring twice and defending well. The team went into the second half will young Fletcher from the U/11s had some strong runs and Saxon from the U/11s showed what a young talent he is at dummy half, reading the game like a pro! Justin Samuel was outstanding at first receiver. The score got away from us as the kids tired but never gave up. The Player of the Match award this week went to Josh Gray (Turtle) who had an excellent game in every aspect. Enjoy your school holidays and we will see you all rested and keen to go for the back half of the season. — Coach Leeanne
UNDER 13: Outstanding home game for the boys, they all played well with a 24-8 victory against Ivanhoe Red. The centres defended well and Jaden ‘man of the match’ Lovell played out of his skin with great hit ups gaining the team valuable ground and also tackled well. Kaelen 3 tries, Tyson put in great chip kicks over to the wingers, Manini 1 try and conversion, Justin 1 try and chased hard resulting in tries. Ryan made also, great game in front of the home crowd.
UNDER 14: The team took on heavyweights Kangaroos Gold on and heavyweights they were, with one of them being at least 120kg, dwarfing the young Sharks. It was going to be a tough ask for the Sharks, with an already slightly depleted side, to keep bringing down ‘man’ sized opponents but the boys gave it a red hot go in the first half and managed to get on the scoreboard. The second half was all Kangaroos though and they skipped away from the tired Sharks to win, 58-6. A few boys really stood out for the Sharks, with Connor Black, Harri O’Gorman-Petrack , Torrian Ocean and Heath Duncan all having massive games. ‘The axeman’ Connor won Man of the Match and Torrian picked up the Players Player award.
UNDER 16: Now we’re talking, that’s how you play football. Sharks had a home game on Saturday against Mareeba and showed they can win games when they play smart and everybody does their job. It really was a team effort and you boys turned around your second half and learnt how to control a game, good kick chase and committed defence setting up a great win. RJay had his best game with some strong running, getting great results. So pleasing to see the boys listening and putting into play what they are learning. All we are doing now is doing the little things right such as we’ve got numbers in defence, we ran hard, we chased our kicks well, we completed our sets and we were all committed and backed each other up. Really starting to get a great understanding of each other’s game and it is showing in great team work. Absolute credit to you all. Keep up the good work boy’s. Big welcome to Tim, great to have you on the team mate. . Final Score 36-4. Try Scorers were RJay(3), All (1) Abela, Byron, Ethan, Kaanju and Tarquin. Goals Abela (2). Man of the Match went to RJay and Tim.
AFL: PORT DOUGLAS JUNIOR CROCS ROUND 11
: Sunshine once again greeted the players as a good home crowd turned up at the Croc Pit to witness some quality AFL being played in good spirit. With almost little to no breeze conditions were perfect for the players to show their skills with flair. With almost one month’s break from football due to school holidays coming up, the coaches asked for an extra effort. This was taken on-board by some willing players who attacked the ball hard and put in second and third efforts to get the Crocs moving forward. The next round will be Sunday, July 16, with training resuming on the Tuesday and Thursday before hand. Check Facebook to confirm exactly what is happening. Enjoy your break and remember to maintain the fitness that you have built over the course of the year. Contact club at email@example.com m also like and follow our Facebook page https:// www.facebook.com/ portdouglasjuniorcrocs/ for all up to date information. Under 8 Crocs White vs South
Cairns Cutters: The whites were loaded with players that had coughs and colds. To their credit they turned up to play a great game of football. The cutters proved to be a good opponent and we matched it with them in what turned out to be an even contest. Captain for the day Arlo Jones lead from the front. Kirra spent the past fortnight practising her kicking and had lots of the ball including a goal. Aaron showed his consistency with long kicking his specialty resulting in a goal. Arlo Miller used his voice and lead to space. Raife read the play well in defence. All players had sensational games and showed improved skills. Goal kickers – Kirra and Aaron. Players of the
week – Arlo Miller, Raife, Oscar and Arlo Jones. Under 11 Crocs vs South Cairns
Cutters: Round 12 saw the Cutters travel to Port Douglas for a decent battle wit the Crocs. The U11s game started with a spark of fire from Thero culminating in a quick goal which proved to be our only score for the game despite a good solid game from both sides. By half time the score was starting to get away from the Crocs a bit but they never gave up, with all players putting in a great performance. A couple of hand injuries to both Thero and Sammy soured the final quarter with the closure of the game seeing coaches Thommo and Jason express their appreciation for the fearless team effort all round-the team never gave up, and as overheard from our opposition, probably deserved a couple more goals. Player Awards went to Timmy for an awesome game, and some great tackles in particular, to Jasper for a full length run of the oval and mark, to Tristan for playing his position impeccably, to Cody for his blazing play as always, and to captain Eric for playing his position to the T as well. Solly was rewarded for his deep big kicks from the back line and Benny for his dastardly mosquitolike sting on the bigger opponents! Under 17and 1/2 Crocs Colts vs South Cairns Cutters Crocs 3-6- 24 lost Cutters 6-642: Despite being short on players at times during the game and apart from the cutters jumping us in the first quarter the boys were right in the game. We can’t afford to have players sent from the ground! Rex played yet another superb game. Lachy, Jack, Harry and Brent battled hard all night. A great individual effort from River showed us what he is capable of, as did Jaydens goal. Che’s running to space and delivery is improving every game. Tom moved into the ruck when our other talls were on the sidelines and performed well. Fraser’s maturity as a footballer was evident with a good honest four quarters.Goal Kickers – Lachy, Fraser and Jayden. Players of the week - $20 Rattle ‘n Hum, Rex $15 Sportspower, Jack.
BOWLS Men’s Club Pairs championship final: Peter Cleary/Mick frees 32 defeated Ted Pitt/Dave Egan 11. Handicap Singles ch’ship: George Wilmot 25 def Chas Toohey 22, Eric Smith 25 def Doug Pitt 21.
Triples: Terry Richards (sub)/Col Johnson/Nev Tesch 23 def Dillon Wilde/Ted Holmes/Dave Blain 9.
Jackpot Bowls: Barney Kearney/ Dennis Johnson/Lionel Shaw 22 defeated Graham Marsh/Keith Pitt/B Ferguson 19, Nev Fletcher/ Dermot Power/Doug Pitt 22 defeated B Simm/Bill Smith/John Flemming 14, Joe Girgenti/Col Tranfield/Eric Smith26 defeated Peter Williamson/Bob Davey/ Frank Rigor 14, and the winners of the day were Gary Watts/A Drummond/Bob Hando 24 defeated T Horn/K Dunn/Rob Cook 7.
Ladies: This week’s social bowls was enjoyed by 18 ladies. The winners were Maree Crees, Barbara May and Gloria Geeves (2w+11). Runners up were Carole Maxted, Margaret Cooper and Estelle O’Rourke (2w+10). The raffle was won by Carole Maxted. Consistency winners were Angie Fleming defeated Greta Kessler, Glenise Sharp defeated Estelle O’Rourke. Games to be played Thursday (22nd) at 9 am Angie versus Carole - Greta Kessler marker, Christy verses Anita - Bev Zillfleisch marker, Maree Crees versus Maree Johnson - Greta Burke marker, Margaret Cooper versus Glenise - Estelle O’Rourke marker.
SHOOTING: Charlie Forster took out the honours again with a score of 100/10 from a possible 105. Mischlewski and Attwood will have to lift their game for the Annual prize shoot on Sunday. . Three Mossman and one Cairns member along with Cairns couple Jarrod and Shinobu Donkin shot Double 600m. Total score possible, 105. In the Full bore Target division Charles Forster Cairns 47/4 and 53/6 total score 100/10, Rick Mischlewski 48 & 52 total 100. Neil Attwood 47/4 and 51/1 total 98.5, Shooting F Class, Total Score Possible 126, Norbit Schmidt 50 and 59/2 total 109/2.
Under 16 Mossman Sharks: that’s how you play football