UNDER 12's and WOMENS TEAM GREAT WINs
The Jacana victory song was sung with gusto by the Under-12’s on Sunday after a decimating 10-point win over Craigieburn.
After overcoming a small lead in the third quarter, the Jaguars were able to dig deep and produce a further two goals and two behinds, earning themselves a score of 28 to beat the Eagles’ 18.
“The kids were absolutely rapt that they come from behind the way they did; they were ecstatic,” junior team manager Liz Currie said.
“It was fantastic seeing them and the parents so excited and happy about it, especially seeing the kids walking off singing the song.”
Liz believes that this win will “boost the team’s spirits” and hopefully lead to future wins.
The team is still looking for players to join the junior ranks, which will also hopefully boost the team.
In other news, the seniors’ division suffered a 52-point defeat at the hands of Coburg Districts, and the women’s side defeated Bacchus Marsh by 69 points.
“The team played with distinction and teamwork, especially over the first and second quarter,” club president Rick Lloyd said on the women’s side.
“The match went the way we hoped it would, and all the girls did as they were asked,” Coach Allan Bedford described.
"Katy Hunter, Samantha Matovski and Jessica Young were the best players, especially Katy with six goals."
Jacana has added another notch to its belt with a massive 93-point win over Keilor Park on Saturday.
The teams were evenly matched in the first quarter, with a one-behind margin separating the scores; however, Jacana bounced back in the second, leading 9-6-60 to 1-5-11.
By three-quarter time, the win had been secured, with Jacana having scored two more goals; the final quarter was, put simply, a cakewalk for the team, who walked away with 20-12-132 to Keilor Park’s 5-9-39.
Coach Aaron Collins was extremely pleased with the result.
“It went real well, very impressive,” Mr Collins said.
“Basically, we had a plan to work very hard in the first half, and I think we did that.”
Mr Collins believes that after the first half it went “great” for the team.
“Bryce Kumilitas was one of our best with seven goals; among others were Corey McCawley and Jake and Aaron Austin, as well as Michael Evans and new recruit Dylan Wolfgramm,” Mr Collins said when describing the efforts of the players.
The team’s new plan for the coming rounds was described as putting some pressure on themselves as well as the opposition, and Mr Collins believes that if they keep going this way within the next two weeks, it should secure more wins and possible finals positions.
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GREAT WINS BY THE MENS AND WOMENS SENIOR TEAMS
Jacana Football Club had a great win over the weekend, defeating Roxburgh Park 9-16-70 to 8-9-57.
The Magpies were last year’s finalists and a favourite to win the Grand Final this year.
“This was definitely the result we were after,” Coach Aaron Collins said.
“We were working hard on getting three and one after Round 4, and we achieved that, but we still have a long way to go.”
Aaron believes that Beau Velona was one of the best players in the round, as well as Paul Cluney, Michael Evans and Beau Naim.
The best goal kicker at Jacana was Mathew “Magic” Siciliano with five goals; others in the high goals list included Bryce Kimulitas and Edward Edis.
“The players are starting to work really hard, and they are sticking to their structures. We look forward to trying it again next week,” Aaron said.
In other news, the club’s women’s side took a massive 126-point win over Kyneton; ,
Jacana came forward with an intense effort, leaving the final score at 19-12-126 to Kyneton’s 0.
“It was a pretty amazing win; I knew we could win, but to win 126 to zero was amazing,” leadership group member and player Sarah Ronayne said.
“Compared to only getting one goal in our first game, and getting smashed by another team the week before, it was a pretty great win.”
Sarah believes the team is definitely confident that they can pull off more wins in the upcoming rounds.
Jacana looking for players
Jacana Football Club are currently seeking players in the Under-12s and Under-14s competition, and are urging any local kids who want a taste of the game to join up.
“We only have about 10 players in the Under-12s, and about 12 in the Under-14s, so we’re definitely seeking new ones at the moment,” coach David “Spot” Currie said.
“We’d definitely welcome any young kids who want to come down and have a go”.
Training times for the club are Wednesday and Friday nights from 5pm to 6pm, and for any younger players wishing to have a turn, Auskick is operating from 9:30am Saturdays.
In other news, the club’s Under-10s are celebrating an eight-point win over Coburg on Sunday; the scores were 2-4-16 to 3-6-24.
“It was a beautiful win, a true team effort by the Under-10 boys,” Mr Currie said.
“Plus, we had good numbers at Auskick on Saturday morning and all the kids seemed to enjoy it”.
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Jacana Football Club will be reaching for finals glory and nothing less this season, says coach Aaron Collins, especially with the results of the latest pre-season matches.
“We’ve had a lot stronger numbers since Christmas, and the boys are enjoying the new game plan we’re implementing,” Collins said.
The coach has described reaching the top five as the Jaguars’ main ambition for the upcoming season, and labels any position less than the finals as a failure on his part.
“That kind of pressure helps me get the best out of myself as coach,” he said.
New recruits Billy Morrison and Beau Naim - who are returning to the club as seniors - Matthew O’Rourke and Luke Anderson are a major reason for Collins’ high hopes for the club.
“Matty and Billy are flying at the moment, both are strong leaders.”
“Luke is a great ruckman, we’re lucky to have him”.
Aside from Morrison and Naim, the recruits have come from a range of clubs and leagues; O’Rourke comes from East Brighton, while Anderson hails from Wallan.
Collins also sang the praises of some younger players who are looking to make a name for themselves, such as Anthony Young, saying that there is a “great buzz” among the club about their potential.
A number of players, such as brothers Aaron and Jacob Austin, didn’t make the pre-season due to cricket finals commitments, but will be expected to return for the season.
The coach felt “extremely happy” with the results of last week’s match against Richmond, saying that the boys played well and got the results.
Collins feels that it will be an “interesting night” when the first selection is made for the start of the season.
The club plays its final pre-season match against Braybrook this week.
Senior fixture released
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The Jacana Football Club is also seeking players in ALL age groups for season 2014.
The Club will be fielding U10s, U12s, U14s, U16s, U18s, Youth Girls, Womens, Reserve and Senior teams in the Essendon District Football Leauge and the Victorian Women's Football Leauge.
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