BAROSSA LIGHT & GAWLER
Congratulations to our Female Footballers
In the lead-up to the commencement of the inaugural girls’ football competition, the BL&GFA participated in the Girls Zone Carnival at Snowtown on Sunday 18th June. With teams in both of the Under 14 and Under 17 grades, our girls (most of them having their first competitive games) did themselves proud, each team tasting victory at least once during the day.
Our Under 14’s, ably coached by Steve Sleep from Kapunda, started off brilliantly with wins in the first two games, against North East Football League and Adelaide Plains Football League. The third game really tested the girl’s patience and strength, against a very strong and physical Northern Areas Football League. Whilst they weren’t able to win that game, they made an excellent showing of themselves and showed some gritty resistance.
The last game against York Peninsula Football League was another tough game but the girls came within a goal of victory. All of the girls showed great skills with best player for the day Neeve Reimann from Angaston.
The Under 17’s, coached by Nuriootpa’s Matt Gerlach, also started will with a solid win over North East Football League. Unfortunately, they succumbed to the experienced Adelaide Plains Football League, who had 10 players from Angle Vale who have been playing regular football. Their last two games, against York Peninsula and Northern Areas were relatively close and competitive but the girls weren’t able to pick up another win. Best on the day was Kate Harris from Angaston.
As the games progressed it was easy to see how the skills were quickly improving and they showed great enthusiasm for the game. Well done to all the girls who participated and good luck for the start of the BL&GFA Female Football season. Thanks to the coaches, managers, trainers and all the helpers during the day.
Click on the "More" tab and select "Photo gallery" to see more photos.
We are all looking forward to the official competition commencing on 2nd July.
U17 photo names
Back row; John Lange (manager), Sarah Page (Tan), Amy Lewis (Kap), Jess Scott (Tan), Mikaela Harding (Bar), Talia Green (Bar), Andrew Wegener (Trainer)
Middle row; Jess Duryea (Bar), Julia McDonald (Bar), Lillie Rothe (Kap), Dominique Sleep (Kap), Kate Harris (Ang), Abby Saegenschnitter (Nur), Matt Gerlach (coach)
Front row; Harley Gerlach (Nur), Hannah Sweeney (Nur), Tayla Morton (Nur), Samantha Lange (Nur), Zali Brooks (Kap), Robyn March (Trainer)
U14 photo names
Back row; Steve Sleep (Coach), Niamh McGillicuddy (Bar), Holly Kemble (Bar), Neeve Reimann (Ang), Taylor Miller (Nur), Renae Davis (Nur), Meaghan Schiller (Nur), Adam Butcher (manager)
Front row; Cooper Hyde (Ang), Adelaide Jones (Bar), Lilly McDonald (Nur), Liana Antonelli (Kap), Georgie Smart (Tan), Halle Butcher (Kap)
The BL&GFA gets behind Female Footy
The 2017 season brings the introduction of female footy to the BL&GFA for the first time. An exciting initiative with the Clubs embracing the concept in it's infancy. With Clubs currently recruiting players in the Under 14 and Under 17 age groups for a proposed 8 week season commencing in July, the Board are thankful to Matt Gerlach from Nuriootpa and Todd Thorne from the SANFL for driving the establishment of the competition. See the new "Female Footy" tab on this Website for all the information.
WELCOME TO NEW BL&GFA PARTNER
The Board are pleased to announce ITP (the Income Tax Professionals) as a new League partner. Assisting largely with junior development by financially backing the Junior Association games held annually between the BL&GFA and the RFL. ITP provide professional and friendly taxation services to individuals and businesses, helping you make the most out of your tax dollars. With offices at Nuriootpa, Gawler, Birdwood and Elizabeth, they are all within reach of all within the BL&GFA area. So if you want to keep more of your income, let ITP help you and support the BL&GFA at the same time!.