Waubra waffle, week ending 30th May

This week we welcome Newlyn to our Community Hub in what promises to be a great day of football and netball. The junior footballers and netballers will need to be on their best games to keep up with the Newlyn teams.

Last week we were represented in the interleague by a number of footballer and netballers. Hana Cleary, Emma Farrant and Kelly Moran were selected in the netball team, who were coached by Jordan O’Keefe. The team got up 57 to 39 to take the win over Loddon Valley. In the curtain raiser in the football, we were well represented by the U17.5 Waubra boys with Harrison Wrigglesworth, Thomas Lanyon, Ned Balharrie and Laurence Cashin making the teams. In the senior football Jason Delaney and Jimmy Rushton represented Waubra. Jimmy played an excellent game and was named among the best. The boys had a comfortable win 130 to 78.

Looking back to the week before we travelled Rokewood. The junior football sides had a tough day and were outplayed by strong Rokewood teams. The seniors football teams had a better day with both reserves and seniors recording strong wins. The seniors had a strong finish, scoring 9 goals in the final quarter. Jarryd Allen and Tim Boyle both kicked 5 goals each, best players were T Nash, J Allen, J, Delaney, S Gosling, A Jarvis and P Dodds. The reserves got off to a cracking start, leading 46 to 0 at the end of the first term. They continued with their strong effort throughout the game and won comfortably. R Brown kicked 5 goals and was amongst the best with A McPherson, T Molloy, N Searl, C Molloy and S. Clark

On the netball court the 13B girls started the day off with a win. The 13A girls had a close match, but ended up going down by one goal. The 15’s had a strong win, the 17’s also won, but had to work hard for it. The C grade girls worked hard to build a lead, but Rokewood came back very strongly to make up 10 goals in the final quarter, but the Waubra girls held on to win by one goal. The B grade girls again had a strong win and have retained their spot on the top of the ladder. The A grade girls also recorded a win and had to work hard through a very physical match.

There has been a number of milestone games for the netballers this season with 50 games to Anthea Stevens in round 2 and Hana Cleary in round 4. Round 5 saw Erin Loader reach an impressive 200 games and the same week Melissa Polkinghorn reached 100 games. Today Toni Briody plays her 100th game and Maddy Clark plays her 50th, well done to all the girls.

The members draw has jackpotted to $300 this week, so stick around after the game to see if you will be the lucky winner! Tonight we have a wine night at Quoin Hill Vineyard. A bus will be picking people up from the Blue Bell, stopping off at the Hub for a pick up, then taking everyone back into town later on. Entry is $20 and includes finger food and bus.

The Ball only 2 weeks away and tables are filling quickly. Get table captain names to Eb Corden ASAP.