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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.


: 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 port­dou­glasju­nior­ m also like and fol­low our Face­book page https:// www.face­ 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

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