A nice early game to get the season underway and it went right down to the wire with PacPines just pipping us in the last minute. Our boys showed some real class in the defeat however our lack of fitness probably was the key factor. This is a loss that we can look at as a great tool to ground us after a winning season last year and indicate to the boys there will be no pushovers this
All boys did well playing their first official under elevens game on the big Oval, learning their positions and getting used to having no zones.
Big shout out too Billy, Riley & James, from under 10s, for playing in the team today. Great work guys!!
Cheers to the volunteers today, Sally Clarke for amazing time keeping, Brendan Hounsell & Matthew Pyke for keeping the team hydrated, Nick Olas for an outstanding debut in Boundary Umpiring, Adam Bude on goal umpire duties, Clint for being our very first Ground Marshall, Troy Redford first aid and finally Kannika Suwannasri for half time fruit.
With a couple of late outs on the morning of the game some late call ups were made.
Confident with the senior side on the park the game started as you would expect in those wet conditions, scrappy.
Coolangatta taking advantage of their opportunities around goal.
"leading contested possessions and clearances we felt like we were never to far away" Pearson said "ultimately though bad kicking is bad football"
Kicking 1 goal 9 behinds before registering a second major, the boys had to put in to claw it back.
"Cooly really hurt us with scoreboard pressure early" we had 3 more inside 50s to half time but we just couldn't capitalise.
"We won the second half and lost the 1st quarter by 8 points from memory, so that 2nd term is what really hurt us, we re assessed at half time and changed some things that weren't quiet working and to get back within 8 points with less then a few minutes to go it's a credit to the boys".
Coolangatta rated by most as a top 3 team gives us a good indication on what areas we need work on, we can go away fine tune a few things and prepare for another massive challange taking on last years grand finalist Beenleigh at their home deck.
We look forward to the challenge at hand and are excited to play who most are tipping to finish top 2.
The Saints are a top 4 side if they all stay on the park, a cracking game to watch even though the wet conditions nullified the skills of both sides, when Barney went forward he was damaging for the Saints. Coolangatta enjoyed hosting Carrara both games were played in great spirit and the Blues wish the lads all the best against the Buffalos. Big weekend for Cooly 5 games on Colts, Ressies, Seniors QWAFL and Div 1 Womens. The biggest day in the history of the club..
If we show them early they will not rate us top 4 teams early on the year give us the advantage we need to run home stick at it boys we all believe in you young club with great culture proud of where you have come from as a true person who believes and supports
With our first offical hit out in QFA division 2 our reserves went down to a determined opposition, reserves coaches Nathan and Jay took a lot of positives from the game and look forward to working with a very new look squad.
Our seniors won there first hit out by a convincing 78 points - with some key players unavailable for selection we had 3 club stalwarts make their senior debut and we welcomed 7 others as first time saints players. Mitchell Fryer and Alex Burnett made a very good first impression as well as Corey Oliver all featuring in the best players.
premiership Full back Joey Lopez took on a role change and took his spot at full forward in the absence of our key forwards and secured himself 7 goals, over all the club are very happy with its first hit out against last years elimination finalist.
This week we look forward to heading up the road to take on Coolangatta who we have no doubt will be out to continue on there winning ways after defeating Robina yesterday.
We look forward to seeing you all there to get behind the teams and bring home 2 wins. ... See MoreSee Less
One of our interstate recruits is looking to commence work in the next week or so he has a Cert 3 and 4 in fitness, Level one ASCA qualification And just completed a mentorship with FMA Strength Institute.
Ideally looking for work within a gym institution so if you know of anyone that is looking at putting on staff please contact this page - or senior coach Nick - on 0401 669 801 ... See MoreSee Less
Inspiration coming from Traralgon Football & Netball Club who recently paid tribute to some departing players, what a way for a club to show appreciation to guys that put it all on the line.
So that being said we thought it was only fitting to thank some of our past players.
tonight we start with premiership player Jordan Purcell, Purcey was a walk in that you often hear about, like a unicorn, no one ever really sees them but they are spoken about at every club. From day 1 Purcey was into everything, his infection and loud laugh, always smiling and first one on the track every single night, also the last to leave every single club function, Purcey has re located north side of Brisbane for work and has joined Kedron Lions for season 2019 - we wish you all the best, You will always be a Premiership player at Carrara saints-
Kedron make sure your stock the fridge once he drinks you dry of VB's the wild turkeys are in danger,
a valuable half back flanker who can change a game in 5 minutes I'm sure some clubs won't be happy he's sticking around to cause them headaches.