All our Junior teams played a round of practice matches on Sunday at Koonung Reserve in Blackburn North.
The Under 9s and 10s played a scratch match against each other. They showed off some tremendous skills playing on the full ground and both teams should experience plenty of success for the 2013 season.
The crowd was building as our Under 11s did battle against Ringwood. The boys played some terrific football and had a convincing win. Jamie Ross who had played in the previous game, also played this game in its entirety filling up the numbers for Ringwood. Well done Jamie!
The Under 13s had big win over a combined Ringwood and Bayswater team. Our boys played some great football against a smaller and inexperienced team. With several very good players out, this was a good effort and one the team can build on.
The Under 15s, who this season move up to C Grade courtesy of their Premiership last season, also played a Ringwood side who played in C Grade last season. Our boys dominated early but a plucky Ringwood side kept things tight for the rest of the game. Our boys ran out winners by a few goals, but know that they will need to work a lot harder in the higher grade.
In the final game for the day, the Under 17s played against Sth. Belgrave. Under new coach Simon Godfrey, the boys fought hard in a tight encounter to run out narrow winners. A couple of "coast to coast" goals in the second half were among the highlights of an entertaining game.
Mitcham JFC President Luke Smith said "The day was a great success for our Club, both on and off the ground. A big thank you to everyone who helped out on the BBQ and our apparel stall throughout the day, especially Jenny Ward, John Powson and Geoff Balman."
Our next Practice Match is on Sunday April 7th at what can only be described as a picture perfect Walker Park against The Somerville JFC, A very well run and successful club from the Mornington Peninsula league, lets again show our club in a positive and welcoming manner. Details to follow shortly on the website.