Teams get in some prac­tice

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Tara Whitsed

Tatura Foot­ball Club’s se­niors play­ing­coach Ja­ma­son Daniels said the side had suf­fered from one in­jury this week­end ahead of the sea­son.

Promis­ing for­ward Matt Ryan sus­tained a dis­lo­cated AC joint in his shoul­der, ac­cord­ing to Daniels, dur­ing the side’s fi­nal pre­sea­son tus­sle.

‘‘He’s likely to be out for around eight weeks,’’ Daniels said.

Play­ing four pre­sea­son matches ahead of the Goul­burn Val­ley League sea­son opener, Daniels said the side got what they had wanted out of the ex­er­cise.

‘‘We tried the player struc­ture and game plan we wanted,’’ he said.

‘‘We played four games and un­for­tu­nately only came away with one win.’’

A-grade play­ing-coachMolly Boyle, who is spend­ing her first year with the club, said it was dif­fi­cult to know what to ex­pect with a rel­a­tively new side.

‘‘We’ve got a cou­ple of new re­cruits in­clud­ing Emma Ryan who has come from Bal­larat,’’ Boyle said.

She said the side had some ex­cit­ing pre­sea­son wins against Nu­murkah and Ton­gala.

‘‘Our B-grade girls have had a good pre­sea­son,’’ Boyle said.

And sim­i­larly to the A-grade side, Boyle said the B-re­serve team also had a lot of new play­ers.

‘‘They’re a new team but they’ve got a lot of po­ten­tial,’’ she said.

Boyle said it had been a great ex­pe­ri­ence com­ing to the club where a tight-knit cul­ture was ev­i­dent.

‘‘I wanted to come and be com­pet­i­tive on-court,’’ she said.

‘‘But the bond­ing side of things has been really great.’’

Tatura Foot­ball Net­ball Club takes on Mans­field at Mans­field this week­end.

Oops: Brad Ryan spoils his op­po­nent’s chance at a mark.

Pic­tures: Cameron Pratt

Plan: Jac­quie James looks for space well clear of her op­po­nent’s de­fen­sive pres­sure.

Strat­egy: Molly Boyle works the ball into the goal third af­ter re­ceiv­ing a cen­tre pass from Jac­quie James.

Push: Madi­son Davis moves the ball down the court un­der pres­sure.

Mine: Ja­ma­son Daniels wins pos­ses­sion for Tatura in the cen­tre.

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