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Good Luck to all those competing this season!! Have Fun!!
Final Match 2016
A sensational start by All Blacks, led by nimble movement and touch shown by Jake Jones, saw the Panthers jump to an early three goal lead in fine conditions at the Moyhu oval on Saturday. Terrific bodywork by Ben Cook prevented Moyhu’s forward forays on a number of occasions. Despite late goals by Moyhu, Jake Jones domination in the ruck and strong marking and accurate kicking by Jack Ellis saw the All Blacks in the ascendancy at quarter time.
In the second term loose manning up by All Blacks gifted easy goals to Moyhu, they also showed great agility with some sensational snaps. It was a telling quarter in the overall scheme of the match and Moyhu burst away by kicking seven goals to one. Jeremy Wilson of Moyhu had the ball on a string and dictated play with ease. Thankfully Riley Moran, Jayden Guppy and Ben Cook continually thwarted Moyhu’s advances with solid marking and play. Jake Jones moved forward with an injury and had little impact. Despite huge efforts by Zac Amarant and Brody Jones, the Moyhu team continued to play more consistent, smarter footy, and with a lack of pressure, easily built a seven goal buffer by three quarter time.
At the final break, coach Harry Moran appealed to the lads for everything they had for the last quarter of footy for the year and to see it out with respect. With Jones off the field, Jayden Guppy showed great skill in the ruck and with Jack Ellis marking everything, the All Blacks responded - four goals each in the final stanza fulfilled coach Moran’s demand.
Post-match in the rooms, Harry Moran revealed what a pleasure it was to coach the team in 2016, and with five wins for the year providing a mighty base to work with. Harry Moran thanked all assistant coaches Paul O’Brien, ColinTatterson, Shane Allen and Regan Sheehan, team manager Doug Aiton, trainers Karen Spokes and Mel Goodwin, runner Tony Reaper and last, but not least, all the supporters.
The Club would like to take the opportunity to wish all those competing in finals this year all the best of luck
Moyhu 17.8.110 def. All Blacks 9.12.66
Goal Kickers: M. Donehue 2, S. MacGregor 2, J. Ellis 2, M. Gallagher, R. Moran, H. Moran
Best Players: J. Ellis, B. Cook, J. Guppy, R. Moran, Z. Amarant, M. Gallagher
Moyhu 18.12.120 def. All Blacks 11.8.74
Goal Kickers: B. Smith 3, J. Damon 3, B. Ethan 2, J. Eastwood, J. Smith, R. Nedeljkovic
Best Players: S. Nicholson, B. Smith, R. Dennis, J. Smith, A. Burgess, B. Ethan
Moyhu 88 def. All Blacks 21
Travelling to Moyhu, a top six side, the panthers were always going to have their work cut out. Missing Bernie O’Brien through injury and the unavailability of Bree Haslam, Kirsty Eastwood returned for her first game of the year. The team worked hard but inconsistent passing from the All Blacks and accurate shooting from Moyhu saw the home side take a commanding lead early. An early injury to Natalie Pritchard gave Ally Ballard and Emma Warnock an opportunity to come on to the court and show their versatility. In summing up Moyhu were a fair better team on the day.
Best Players: Sam Nunan, Tatum Maiwald, Andrea Hooker
All Blacks 50 def. Moyhu 43
Best Players: Morgan Nunan, Ally Ballard, Emma Warnock
Moyhu 67 def. All Blacks 18
Best Players: Sarah Anderson, Emma Sangster, Kira Allen
Moyhu 52 def. All Blacks 19
The Panthers came out firing in the last game of the season and only trailed by 4 goals at quarter time to a very strong team in Moyhu. As the game progressed Moyhu’s lead extended and was quickly out of reach for the All Blacks. In the last half it was great to see the girls finishing of the season thoroughly enjoying themselves and celebrate what was a fantastic year. Coach Emma Sangster said it has been an absolute pleasure watching the girls grow together as a team and play some fantastic netball over the season.
Best Players: Emma Boyd, Jess Blaine, Beth Florence, Caitlyn Green
Social Club Events Calender
Saturday 9th April
Pink Ladies Day High Tea Fundraiser
(National Breast Cancer Foundation Fundraiser)
Saturday 14th May
Mystery Bus Tour
Saturday 4th June
Mid Year Ball
Saturday 9th July
Saturday 6th August
Saturday 13th August
Saturday 24th September
Benalla All Blacks Football Netball Club – 30th Anniversary of the Opening of the Social Clubrooms
This week thirty years ago saw the official opening of the Benalla All Blacks Football Netball Club Social Clubrooms. The opening was the celebration of an enormous effort by the club and community members volunteering numerous hours of their time over a period of approximately 3 years. This community spirit is one that must be commended and now reflected upon thirty years later.
Not wanting to single out individuals, as it really was a team effort, there are some however who need to be acknowledged. Vern Train and Alan Brock were instrumental offering their expertise and Ken Levy was their right hand man, without these three gentlemen the project would not have come to fruition. All three men gave up their time and contributed great skill in planning the build and executing these plans to completion.
The committee, building committee, their partners and families of the time worked extraordinarily well together from the initial idea of the project through to completion, many of these members also applied their professional trades to the construction of the building. They gave up great amounts of time, skill and energy all for the betterment of the club and community alike. Several footballers and netballers were also involved and they deserve recognition.
Numerous fundraising events were carried out to raise funds. The creation of Gold Star Members, of which each member donated $100, saw enough capital raised in order to acquire a loan for the project to begin. These Members can be seen on a board in the social clubrooms today.
Jan and Gerry Crothers and volunteers must be acknowledged for organising and running a bingo night to raise funds to pay for the loan that was acquired. This bingo night still runs to this day on a Friday night in the clubrooms. The hiring of the hall for various community and social functions also helped to raise funds and it has been a valuable asset for the clubs own functions. The hall also houses some great memorabilia worthy of checking out next time you come down to watch a game.
After personally witnessing the construction of the Social Clubrooms thirty years ago and recently watching three hours of video footage I am astounded as to what a huge effort this project was and how well all involved worked together to take it from an idea to reality. Far more real than the reality television we witness today! Tad Madej needs to be commended for the filming he did of the whole creation.
At some point this year the club will endeavor to have an informal get together for some of those involved to reconnect and reminisce on a great community story.
Netball Coaches BIO's
Julie Richardson - A Grade Coach
Kirsty Eastwood – Assistant A Grade Coach
Ally Ballard – B Grade Coach
Ally is coaching at Benalla Panthers for the second year, after a reasonably successful season last year in B Grade. She is keen to motivate and push toward success in 2016.
From Benalla and on the Benalla Panthers Football and Netball Club Committee in 2015, she is passionate about country football and netball and the opportunities it provides to the community. With a young family being involved in such a family orientated and social club like Benalla All Blacks is rewarding.
Morgan Nunan – B Reserve Coach
Chelsea Wallace – Assistant B Reserve Coach
Chelsea works at St Mary’s College in Seymour and is also the Co-ordinator of the after school care program. She’s been involved with the Benalla All Blacks Club for around 3 years as both a player and supporter of the Club. Last year she also helped out as a Sports Trainer. Chelsea really enjoyed this role and has decided to continue this role for 2016, as well as being Assistant Coach of the B-Reserve Netball Team. Chelsea is very excited for the new experiences this year and is looking forward to a successful and fun filled 2016 at Benalla Panthers!
Emma Sangster – C Grade Coach
Emma is 22 years old and works at Mitchell Health Care in Wangaratta.She’s been at the Benalla All Blacks Club since she was a baby. Emma, her sister and parents have been involved in various roles over the years. Emma has been playing at the Club for nine years and been on the committee for 3 years.Last year she took on the C Grade Under 17’s Coaching role. She absolutely loved it and said that she was so lucky to have a great bunch of girls. It was an easy decision for me to re-apply for the position again for 2016.Emma is very excited to see what 2016 brings!
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