Waubra waffle, week ending 15th August

Today we travel to Daylesford for our last home and away game for the 2014 season. It’s fair to say the season has once again flown by. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our players, coaches, volunteers, committee and sponsors for all of your help for the season gone. Without your support it is very difficult to run a football netball club.

Last week we had our major raffle which was once again a great success. Thanks to everyone that purchased a ticket in the draw. The winners of the draw were Mick Hingston, Tom Nijam, Jimmy Rushton, Nick Clark and Ryan Philbey.

There were some tough matches against Dunnstown, we ended up with three wins in the B, C and Under 13. The other games were well fought. We look forward to our last home and away game this week.

Our under 12 boys had a busy weekend last weekend with the game against Dunnstown on the Saturday as well as the Lightning Premiership on the Sunday. on both days our boys equipped themselves very well and all in all have had a fantastic year. Thanks to Robbie Gordon, Tige & Caryn Severino for your help with the boys and hopefully we can sneak one more win out this weekend.

Our under 14 boys came up against a strong Dunnstown team and were right in the game up until the last few minutes however were unable to get the victory. It was another fantastic effort and thanks must go to Mick Cullinan, Tige & Caryn Severino and Robbie Gordon for your help this year. What an amazing season these boys have had considering it is only the second year we have fielded an under 14’s team after having an 8 year hiatus.

Our under 17 footballers had another difficult contest against a good Dunnstown team and were unable to come away with a win. It has been a trying year for our boys and hopefully we can build on this season to improve next year. Thanks must go to Jake Whelan and all of his coaching staff for all of the hard work that has been put in this season.

The reserves and senior footballers had strong wins which was pleasing to see given we also had some injury concerns. It will be good to see both sides in the finals again this year.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL & NETBALL PRESENTATION NIGHT:

Our Junior presentation night for U12, U14.5 footballers and U13 and U15 netballers. It will be held at the Waubra Hub on Friday 5th September at 6:00pm for a 6:30 start. Tea will be a BBQ with the cost $10 per family. See Tige Severino or Steve Crooke for further details.

SENIOR FOOTBALL AND NETBALL PRESENTATION NIGHT(under 17, C, B, A grade netball & 17.5, reserve and senior football) will be held on Friday the 19th September at Miners Tavern in Lydiard street Ballarat. The night will be a semi formal evening with a sit down meal and table service. Numbers are needed for catering so please let us know ASAP of your availability.

Chris Bourke

President