Teams get in some practice
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.