NEWSLETTER ROUND 11
Unfortunately there was no football played over the weekend due to the wet weather and the entire round was cancelled. For Competition Teams that means there will be no make-up games to be played. For parents and players it means we will be all refreshed and ready for action this weekend in round 11!
RVJFC Team Report for Newsletter
Over the next few weeks I would like to highlight the great work and fun times that all our Teams are enjoying at this time of the year. All Teams (Coach or Manager) have been asked to submit a progress report on how there team is going this year and I look forward to presenting their stories to all our Russell Vale families over the coming weeks. Shaun our Coach from the under 11.3’s and Troy and Vee from the under 6 Whites have already sent their reports in and I thank them all for their great work!
RVJFC Under 6 White Report
The Mighty Under 6 White Cobras have showed great potential, not only in their skills but in their commitment to the cause.
None of the six superstars had played previously, and it showed in our first game (approximately 30-0)
But as the season has continued we have developed into a very competitive unit with the biggest smiles!
Our team is slowly learning the importance of passing the ball & our golden rule ‘don’t take the ball off each other’
And it is great to see that all of our future champions are starting to develop their own compass.
Too many top performances to name & discuss, too many great moments for the crowd to rate.
The Under 6 White Cobras Squad is:
Bustling Beau, Elusive Evie, Flying Finn, Janaya the Juggernaut, Jamming Josh & Mesmerising Macie
Part of our team’s secret is the enthusiastic support from our Nest (the Families & our elite Management)
Watch out for the Under 6 White Smiling Cobras
The Mighty RVJFC Under 6 Whites
RVJFC Under 11.3 Report
Prior to the start of the 2010 season I had the pleasure of taking over as Coach of the U10A’s in Division III. I was very fortunate that the players I inherited from Steve Smart are without doubt the nicest bunch of kids I have ever coached.
At the beginning of summer training that year I outlined my plans to the parents that unlike some coaches I was not result orientated and would concentrate on developing the players passing, ball control and teamwork. All going well the results would come naturally over a period of a few years.
In our first season we only won a handful of games but still made it to the play offs, only to lose in the semi-final to the eventual Grand Final Winners. More importantly though the players trusted me and stayed loyal to the “pass & move” system I was trying to implement, even though it went against the “hoof ball” football played by the other more successful teams. During the season it was also pleasing to receive compliments from many of the opposing coach’s for our style of play.
This season although we lost one player and gained a couple more the squad as a whole have taken their “pass & move” football to another level. Including a couple of friendlies against Division II sides, several Cup games and six league games the Russell Vale U11A’s have won every single match so far in 2012, at any level this is an incredible achievement.
While the other teams are still playing “hoof ball” and trying to get the ball down the other end of the pitch as quickly as possible, the RV U11A’s have continued to develop their skill set and understanding of the game. By working really hard for each other and out passing their opponents off the park they have beaten all the teams they lost to last year and then some. As a result they are now into the semi-final of the “Division III & Division IV Plate” they sit proudly at the top of “Division III” and are a shoe in for the “Play Offs”.
They all had the potential to be good players when I took over as their Coach, I was just lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Every player from (the reliable Ethan Johnson in goal, speed of Jack Donnelly sweeping, our attacking fullbacks Tom Curran &, Baxter Bowles Prentice, Clayton Giggles Walker & Brody Armour solid in centre defence, attacking midfielders Bailey & Christian Baade Mortimer, pin point passing of Hayley Waller (capt) & the vision of Harrison Benn, then onto our forwards Blair Dunn, Ethan Speedy Larnach & Riley Hanlon on the wings to the goal scoring prowess of Jordan Errington down the middle)all of whom are enthusiastic and passionate about their football with a willingness to learn and this makes coaching them a real pleasure.
It has to be appreciated that the players are young and still have a long way to go but if they continue to learn at their current rate I’m confident they will eventually establish themselves as a Division I side. Before then they will probably need the tactical nous of Julio Miranda to help take them to the next level after junior football.
Cawley Park action this weekend
6.00PM- RVJFC 13.1’s VS ALBION PARK
7.10PM- RVJFC 13.1G’s VS ALBION PARK
8.30PM- RVJFC 15.2G’s VS ALBION PARK
Under 6 HUB
8.30AM- RVJFC UNDER 9’s VS FERNHILL RED
11.20AM- RVJFC UNDER 10 WHITES VS DAPTO ORANGE
RESULTS FROM COMPETITION TEAMS ROUND 10
All Competition teams’ games will be recorded as a draw and each team given 1 point for the ‘draw’.