12 Rounds in – Report
This week brings us to the second of the bye weekends for the season and at the Round 12 break we find the Seniors and Reserves both sitting on top of their respective ladders and the future looks bright, but challenging.
Both sides have had fluctuating fortunes, struggling at times in games, but also exciting the supporters with some scintillating play to etch out good wins. The Seniors are a game clear but with a perilous percentage whilst the Reserves have a two game buffer between them and the chasing pack. This is a fantastic effort by the players, the coaches and all of the support personnel who keep the teams ticking over. But the job is far from over and there is much work to be done over the coming months.
The Thirds are in the lower half of the Premier Thirds ladder but keep soldiering on and providing players to the higher grades the cover the inevitable injuries and absences. A fantastic effort by the boys, particularly when confronted by those infamous 9:20 AM games.
The Unders have one of the hardest jobs in the VAFA. The boys come from all parts of Victoria and come together for the first time in February, and take on the Old Boy teams who have been together for a number of years. Not an easy task. One of the aims of the unders is to help them transition from junior footy into a senior style of play and prepare them for playing senior footy in the coming years. Whilst not winning a lot of games, the development this year has been remarkable.