COACHING ANNOUNCEMENT

 

I would like to announce that Paris Harvie, Senior Coach and Eugene Hansen Senior Assistant Coach will not be coaching the club in 2020. After waiting 3-4 weeks for them to accept the clubs offer to continue in 2020 and beyond, on Monday night they officially declined the offer. They both will continue to coach out the last game on Saturday against Vermont.

The reason for them to decline the coaching was mainly a different view on our future direction of our club. I believe, and so does the committee, that we are a community club and that our strength is in our people, our families, and our juniors. It is important that as a community club we continue to involve local businesses for support, local people for guidance, and use their knowledge of our club history to be successful.

We are competing in Premier Division in one of the hardest competitions in Melbourne. The EFL competition is currently seeing many changes including, a competition re-structure into five divisions, a salary cap restriction, a player points system and a competition dealing with the influx of external VFL players.

Even with all of these challenges, I feel that our best method to be successful is to teach and develop our local players starting at the juniors and through to U/19s and into the seniors. We will not shy away from our commitment to our loyal North Ringwood community and to our direction.

The Club will go through an extensive interview process to find the best available coach to continue to grow our club in 2020 and beyond.

Regards
Lee Robinson
President NRFC

Match Reports Round 17 v Montrose

Seniors:

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Montrose 5.3-33 10.4-64 15.5-95 18.9-117
North Ringwood 1.1-7 6.3-39 8.5-53 10.11-71
Goal Kickers: J. Hollingsworth 3, J. Hoegel 3, B. Schilling 2, A. Miles, D. Harris
Best Players: H. Deckerl, D. Spurrell, M. Kakaflikas, A. Fenton, B. Schilliong, J. Hoegel

Saturday we went to Montrose in the second last game for the year. Montrose sat on the bottom of the ladder with no wins for the season and are heading back to division 1 in 2020. We were well aware, that this was their grandfinal and they were going to throw everything at us, especially on their life members day.

The morning started bad for us, with the late withdrawal of Mick Apeness.

Montrose jumped us from the first bounce, taking their opportunities early and constantly pumping the ball downhill into their forward line. At 1/4 time they were up by 25 points.

After a rev up from the coach the players come out and started well early, but after all the hard work, we only reduced the deficit by 1 point at 1/2 time.

The third quarter, the floodgates opened, and Montrose piled on 5 goals to 2, leading at 3/4 time by 43 points.

We started the final quarter with repeat entries, peppering the goals , but only returned 2 goals , 6 behinds. To make matters worse, a bad hamstring injury to Josh OBrien saw him limp from the ground.

The end result was 46 points. Really disappointing day.

Unfortunately we are limping to the line with our current outs and we have some players who are playing sore. There is no bigger task, then taking on Vermont .

We look forward to the challenge this week.

Reserves:
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Montrose 4.4-28 8.5-53 14.8-92 19.13-127
North Ringwood 3.0-18 3.0-18 4.1-25 4.3-27

Goal Kickers: D. Wright 2, J. Abicair, J. Moss
Best Players: J. Bell, B. Marshall, J. Spence, D. Wright, J. Sultana, J. Taratuta

The weather returned to somewhat pleasant conditions on Saturday for our game against Montrose.After a solid performance the week prior, we were hoping to put our best foot forward to look to get a second win.

With the u/19s away this week, we again relied u/19s on the boys helping us out. The Club were able to arrange the early game to start early, giving us the guys an additional 20mins to trek up the hill. With only 14 reserves available, was great to have the u/19s arrive just prior to the game, with Jacob Bell, Papa, Declan, Kieren, Lachy Shield, Elliot, Stevo and Mitch Heckley all doubling up and Jesse Spence stepping out the u/19s to play a full game with the reserves. All again much appreciated lads for your efforts.

We started really well and were able to maintain the same form we had shown the previous week. We were tough at the contest and were able to move the footy forward well. At the 15 min mark of the first quarter we were up by a goal and in control of the game. However, Montrose kicked two late and got in front – but we felt we were right in the contest and saw a good opportunity to be competitive.

Unfortunately, from here the game started to slip from our control, and we re unable to maintain the same intensity. I think this was due to a Montrose intensity really stepping up and a mixture of tired legs in our squad with almost 50% already having played a full game.

Although the margin opened up, to the credit of the boys they kept trying their absolute best and tried to get themselves back into the contest. Couple of good highlights from Bailey Marshall with a very strong bump in the 2nd quarter, a couple of good goals from Jordan Abicair, Mossy and Dan Wright, the efforts from Belly, Jessie, Timmy Nathan and Papa in the backline to keep on trying for the entire game and to the midfield group led by Taz, Jordan Sultana and Jake Tyler who tried their best with little in the way of rotations.

A huge sing out to Kieran Hendley-Boys, who in the last 20 seconds of the game was caught needing to commit himself into awkward contest, and unfortunately paid the price for the courage for making the contest, with a couple of breaks to his jaw. A massive effort doubling-up in his second game for the day and even right at the end of the game was commitment to creating a contest for his teammates. We all wish him well with his recovery and will get around him over the next couple of weeks. On to Vermont next week. Let’s finish the season with a solid effort.

Paul O’Callaghan – Reserves Coach

Under 19s:

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
North Ringwood 5.0-30 5.2-32 5.2-30 7.3-45
Rowville 1.0-6 2.1-13 4.5-29 5.5-35
Goal Kickers: J. Povey 3, W. Lyall, J. Bell, E. Purbrick, J. Braunthal
Best Players: J. Murfett, J. Braunthal, J. Povey, M. Papadakis, J. Bell, T. Stubs

We took on Rowville in Round 17 at Home – The boys were keen for this game being at Home and they love playing on Quambee in the thick mud.

The weather was actually pretty good, once the fog lifted. We were the only game at home this week, the boys really wanted to keep their season alive and make it 3 wins in a row.

We started extremely well with our first goal coming through Lyall and quickly followed with a goal to Braunthal after some really good defensive work in our forward half. We were well on top in the middle and continued to capitalise with 2 quick goals to Povey and one to Bell.

We went into quarter to kicking 5 straight goals to one, cash in on some good work through the midfield by Murfett and Lyall.

We were feeling good about or start but new that Rowville were a quality side that would fight back, which they did fight back hard – but we managed to keep them to just one goal which was a great effort considering they had some momentum.

This quarter our back half worked really well through Church and Papp leading the way.

We went into halftime still 19 points up but new the game had lifted a notch and we need to continue to lift or we would get overrun, having said that Rowville really got on top this quarter and definelty had the better of us – getting within 3 points at 3 quarter time, there were some great efforts by Glassborow and Begg this quarter trying hard to reduce the damage.

After an average quarter it was still a positive to find ourselves 3 points up going into the last, we knew we would have to scrap and fight to win this one now.

Rowville kicked the first goal of the last quarter to give them a 2 point lead, Stubbs was working hard In our forward line to get something happening and it did Purbrick kicked a goal to give us the lead back – our mids were again working hard but we knew we would need at least another goal to win.

It came through Povey after turning his opponent inside out and snapping the goal, the message now was repeat stoppages and shut the game down for the remaining 3-4 minutes – which we did and did really well.

Great to see the boys winning 3 in a row and giving themselves a chance to make finals – doesn’t get any easier though we will take on ladder leaders Vermont to try and sneak into finals!!!

Matt Povey – Under 19s Coach

1st Semi Final – Senior Women’s:

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
North Ringwood 1.4-10 2.5-17 4.7-31 5.7-37
Park Orchards 0.1-1 0.1-1 0.1-1 2.4-16
Goal Kickers: M. Gilmore 2, T. Deane, L. Harris, J. Russell
Best Players: M. Timms, M. Gilmore, E. Stephens, A. Harris, A. Marshall, L. Peacock

We’re in the granny!!!!

Our first final appearance was a hard-fought contest against a strong opposition in Park Orchards. Our preparation had stepped up a level in the week building up to this week’s game. A heightened sense of purpose and commitment from the team brought out the best in the group.

We travelled up to South Belgrave who were a great host for our 1st Semi-final appearance, we even had sunshine for most of the afternoon.

Our first quarter was a willing contest with a lot of tightly contested play with bodies going in and hitting hard for the full 20 mins.

A chance to settle and focus on our game plan was the message at ¼ time, and the team responded with a determined and strong response, our backline stood up under pressure and we headed into the major break with a good lead.

The grand final quarter turned out to be our best withstanding a willing Park Orchards to outscore them again by keeping them scoreless. A great credit to the team for their ability to withstand the physical pressure that Park Orchards applied, they were a very hard tackling opponent.

The final quarter was a battle of survival, with the game opening a little due to tired bodies all over the ground this allowed Park Orchards to score a couple of goals, but the lead was too far for them to get close in the end.

I believe the team has shown a great commitment to each other and when the pressure was on, they responded with tough footy and great attitude, our fitness and skills were thoroughly tested and came out winners. Congratulations on getting into the grand final ladies, but they don’t give cups away so let’s get our focus on the next two weeks of preparation and do everything we can on our control to achieve the ultimate success.

Senior Women’s Finals Campaign

Story by Mark Jonas

Hi Sainters

What a year it has been for our Senior Women’s team. It has been brilliant to have these girls on board under the NRFC Umbrella with the enthusiasm, excitement and support that they have brought to our club in what has been a tough year for our boys.

Considering this was a side that came together very quickly is a testament to this group with limited football experience to how well they have learnt the skills of our great game, under the guidance of first time Coach, Joel Stephens and the experienced coaching credentials of Assistant Coach, Dalls van Unen has helped to get our Senior Women in the finals in their inaugural year.

This coming Saturday our girls will take on Park Orchards in the Second Semi for a spot in the “Senior Women’s North Division” Grand Final a fortnight later.

So how well have our Senior Women gone this year i hear you ask? Well the below makes for some great reading.

Our Senior Women not only finished top of the ladder with just one defeat in their 14 Home & Away Games taking out the minor Premiership, it is how they did it.

Considering that in the middle of the season we have up 7 girls out with injuries that kept them on the sideline for quite sometime. This alone shows how all girls in the side were able to rise to the occasion week in, week out.

It 14 Games of Football, they kicked a staggering, 161 Goals & 152 Points for a combined total of 1,118 points but just as important they only conceded 18 Goals & 22 points which is a combined total of 130 points which ironically is close to the average winning margin of half of their games!! In 11 of the 14 Games they kept their opposition to less than 10 points!

Lead by Captain, Lauren “Skip” Harris who kicked 30 Goals (hope i got that correct as i feel a text message coming my way), but could have been a lot more if not missing half the season with a hand injury along with the experience of Melissa Gilmore with 19 Goals playing off the half forward flank along with Tayla Deane coming off the wing with 16 majors. Lauren & Melissa who have played at a higher level have been brilliant with our young list.

To watch them is exciting, to see the way they move the ball from coast to coast is as good as it gets and the speed with some of our girls like Chelsea van Unen, Lily Peacock & Danielle Rushford is electrifying.

Luckily girls like Courtney Madeley, Chelsea Willis, Kylie Rule, Sherie Wood, Abby Marshall Eliza Tonkin & Jessica Lane have been like bank managers after the Royal Commission as they have been pretty measly down back, to concede only 18 goals in 14 games of footy would keep any coach happy.

If any of NRFC members can make it out on Saturday to catch the game, you will see a great display of footy and the girls would love the support.

Below are all details for their game and the side that will take to the field to represent our Club.

North Ringwood v Park Orchards
Date: Saturday 17th August
Time: 12.25pm
Venue: Belgrave South Recreation Reserve,
Mt Morton Rd, Belgrave South.

B: MADELEY WOOD RULE
HB: TONKIN WILLIS MARSHALL
C: TIMMS STEPHENS PEACOCK
HF: GILMORE J.VAN UNEN CONWAY
F: DEANE L.HARRIS LANE
FOLL: N.WILSON, A.HARRIS, RUSSELL
INT: C.VAN UNEN, GORDON, MOORE,
J.WILSON, ANNAKIN

To Joel and all the girls, all the best for Saturday, from all at the NRFC.

Go Girls!!

Selected Teams Round 17 v Montrose, Women’s 2nd Semi v Park Orchards

Hi Sainters
Please find all selected sides below for both Men’s & Women’s for this weekend including venue
details and times.
Please Note: Our U/19’s are playing at Quambee Reserve against Rowville @ 9.15am

All the best to our Senior Women’s who are playing in the Second Semi against Park Orchard. A
win by our girls will earn them the right for a week off and a place in the Grand Final. Good luck!!

Seniors v Montrose @ 2.10pm
Montrose Recreation Reserve, Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Montrose
B: FALZON DECKER CULLEN
HB:O’BRIEN KAKAFLIKAS SCHILLING
C: SHEPARD FENTON PETRACCA
HF: HARRIS APENESS SPURRELL
F: CULLINAN HOEGEL WHELAN
FOLL: ELIOTT CONYERS TAYLOR
INT: MILES GOLDSMITH HOLLINGSWORTH KENNEDY
EMG: SPROLES MOSS
IN: JOSH KENNEDY
OUT: MICHAEL LOCCO

Reserves v Montrose @ 12.05pm
Montrose Recreation Reserve, Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd, Montrose
B: NAISMITH MARSHALL GLASSBOROW
HB: STEPHENS NATHAN HECKLEY
C: WRIGHT SPROLES O’CALLANGHAN
HF: MOSS JOHNSON KAMEON
F: WOODWARD ABICAIR MARMAROU
FOLL: TARATUTA TYLER SULTANA
INT: PAPADAKIS SPENCE SHIELD BELL HENDLEY-BOYS CUTHBERTON

U/19’s v Rowville @ 9.15am – Quambee Reserve
B: CUTHBERTON GLASSBOROW STEPHENS
HB: CHURCH NAISMITH PAPADAKIS
C: SHIELD LYALL MATTHEWS
HF: GODFREY PURBRICK POVEY
F: HECKLEY BEGG CHANGI
FOLL: TROTTO MURFETT BELL
INT: HENDLEY-BOYS SPENCE MALQUEEN STUBBS DUNNE

Senior Women’s v Park Orchards @ 12.25pm – Saturday 17th
Belgrave South Recreation Reserve, Mt Morton Rd, Belgrave South
B: MADELEY WOOD RULE
HB: TONKIN WILLIS MARSHALL
C: TIMMS STEPHENS PEACOCK
HF: GILMORE J.VAN UNEN CONWAY
F: DEANE L.HARRIS LANE
FOLL: N.WILSON, A.HARRIS, RUSSELL
INT: C.VAN UNEN, GORDON, MOORE,
J.WILSON, ANNAKIN

Compiled by Mark Jonas