The 2017 Season was launched with a party at Burwood Reserve on Friday 21 March. Hundreds of members turned out to celebrate and weren't deterred by the wet conditions. The following day, Auskick started across our three centres and then we ran out on the ground in our red and green jumpers on Sunday for Round 1.
We have 33 teams at the Ashy Redbacks this season and the results across the Club for Round 1 were admirable. As players gel, skills are developed during training sessions and the Ashy spirit comes to the fore, we look forward to seeing how teams progress over the coming weeks. Highlights of our first round include: seeing our newly formed 'Camberwell Sharks and Ashy Redbacks' team having their first game (and smashing it BTW) and our U13 Girls and U8 Boys all ran on to the field for the first time. Let their footy careers begin!
Click on the link to enjoy the first edition of the Redbacks Review. Thank you to all the coaches and teams for their contribution and to our sponsors for helping us to get each of these teams out on the field.
Congratulations to our Premiers!
The hard work, dedication and focus from four of our teams has resulted in them taking out the premiership in each of their respective divisions this year. Fantastic work and just rewards for your efforts this year. We are all proud of you!
We had four teams facing off for a ticket to the Grand Final this weekend. The teams were:
- U11 Red
- U12 Black
- U15 Girls Green
- Youth Girls
U11 Red deserve a special mention as they were in front for most of the game and ended up losing by 1 point in the dying minutes of the match.
Here's a note to the families of U11 Red by Coach, Greg Lasscock:
"I hope you have all recovered from the game on Sunday. It was a tough day for the boys and even tougher for the parents to see our little champs so devastated. They can all be proud of their efforts and the great team spirit and improvement they showed throughout the season" Coach - Greg Lasscock
Match Report for U12 Black by Coach, Greg Dixon
U12 Blacks v Greythorn, Zerbes Reserve
Ashburton B 5.7-37
Greythorn R 3.3-21
Preliminary finals are always a hard fought match and this was no exception, to give credit to Greythorn they never gave up. Our boys played as a team, great passes, long kicks, strong marking and fantastic backing up of their team mates.
Best on ground, Top 3 Max, Aidan, Jack but there where many more Cal, Will O, Angus, Matty, Alex T, Xandy, Matty, Harrison, Jordan, Josh, Cam P, Cam W, Luke, Tom W, Tom Z.
Goal Kickers; Josh 2, Alex 2, Cam Witt
Play of the Day; Angus, Max and Jack clearing out the centre bounces
Goal of the day -Josh took a pounding down in the goal square and still kicked 2.
Mark of the day -Alex, a big mark in a crowded forward line.
Top Team player- again many to chose from Cal, Luke, Angus, Matty, Will O these boys repeatedly went in hard and got the ballout to moving team mates.
Match Report: Youth Girls
What courageous performances from all of our teams that reached the first week of finals. Our U15 Red Girls and U13 Black went straight through to the Grand Finals, our Youth Girls, U15 Green Girls, U11 Red and U12 Black all have another opportunity this coming weekend to get a ticket to the big dance!
Whilst our U14 Green and U14 Black team were unable to cross the line, they played with fantastic Ashy spirit from start to finish. We extend our huge congratulations to all of the players, officials and families that have had such a fantastic season at Ashy.
What a weekend of footy at the Redbacks!
Eight of our teams are through to finals, three of our U10 teams won the Lightning Premierships for their respective divisions and sadly, we bid farewell to teams that played their last game of the season - especially our most senior players, our Colts.
Can we smell finals in the air?
What a week we enjoyed at the Redbacks! We welcomed back Jordan De Goey, Collingwood FC (and former Redbacker), enjoyed two Club Nights and are now counting down the sleeps for the last round of the season before 8 or 9 Ashy teams take to the big stage.