Match Report Round 11 – U12YG Swanson Sun 1st July

A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month. It was so cold that we all needed this to kick start our morning. The Auskickers gave us a fantastic guard of honour to celebrate Elin’s 50th game for the club. The first quarter was really close as both teams felt each other out. Mosman has the better of the first quarter and converted one chance to lead. Our tackling was first class, with Charli G, Eloise and Charlotte Z all leading the way. Lexie W was also winning the ruck again which gave our quick midfielders plenty of opportunity.

Lily D and Charlotte A were outstanding in the second term. When the ball went forward it just rebounded back again which gave Annabelle plenty of opportunities which eventually resulted in our first goal. We were still trailing at half time, but we were al confident that if we could continue to get our hands on the ball we could score. In the second half, Olive, Lexie P,  Lily S, Lucy and Grace all outstanding, whilst Amber, Elin, Emma, and Isabelle tried hard in the middle to keep the ball moving forward. Charli D was great in defence continually marking their big kicks forward and returning these up field. We welcomed Izzy W back after a break and she contributed all over the field.

At the end of the game, we didn’t quite make it, but given we had 6 subs and only 12 on the field, everyone was really patient.

Better luck next week

LCC code of conduct

This club is run by hard-working volunteers. This is people like our Auskick coordinators, who arrive at Blackman Park before the crack of dawn to help get Auskick set up and ready before hundreds of kids to arrive. Or our junior coaches, who rush home early from work during the week to help coach the kids the vital skills of AFL. Or our general club hands, who give up their entire morning to help set up and pack up the field for all the junior games that weekend.

People who give up their valuable time to create an environment that allows children to play a sport they love, while at the same time developing some life long skills.

It’s also a club that prides itself on it’s inclusive environment, an environment where everyone is encouraged to do their best while having fun playing this great sport and about players showing respect to their fellow team-mates.

We ask that children  be a team players,  play by the rules, control their temper and never argue with an umpire or club official.

Therefore there is no place for players who ridicule others or use foul language towards team-mates, officials or club volunteers.  This is clearly outlined in our code of conduct.

While it’s not a common occurrence within our club we feel that a reminder to all at this stage of the season is timely.

We will be cracking down on this type of behaviour for the remainder of the season. Players will be disciplined (such as being benched or missing awards) if they breach this code of conduct

We will also be developing a roster with key responsibilities for players during training and game day. This will be targeted towards the older age groups within the club as they are the club leaders and need to be setting an example for our younger members to look up to and follow.

If you hear or see any behaviour that you feel goes against the club ethos please feel free to let a club official know so it can be dealt with accordingly. At the same time if you see one of our wonderful young juniors going above and beyond or setting a great example be sure to let them know they are doing a great job.



A Giant is coming to town

We are lucky enough to have AFLW Giants captai Amanda Farrugia visiting the club this week.

She will be attending the girls training session today at Blackman Park. Due to other commitments, she won’t be arriving to near the end of the session. But we will get her to impart some of her wisdom on the girls during some final drills.

Amanda will also spend some time talking to the girls. Not only is she the captain of the Giants team, she is a full time PE teacher at the Lady of Mercy College. As a consequence, she is a big supporter of girls involvement in sport.

If you can’t make it tonight, them please take some time to read this article she wrote earlier this year. She talks about healthy living through sport, and the passion it can ignite a new side to them they didn’t know existed.


Match Report Round 10 – U12YG Swanson Fri 22nd June

Great to see so many parents and family members out to watch our U12 YGs play St Ives on Friday night at a cold Acron Oval.
The game was played in good spirit, and the cold was quickly forgotten about by the players, with lots or running and determined play.
We started off the back foot in the first quarter, and the opposition were playing better as a team, with some well timed kicking and marks keeping the ball in our defensive half.
A motivational talk by our stand in coaches, Jemma and Jono at the break saw a change of heart. The theme was ‘go for the ball’ rather than stand back and let the opposition take it.
With some slight changes in positions, we saw some well timed passes toward the forward zone in the second quarter, and ultimately a goal by Lily S, as play of the day which turned the whole game.
From then on, our team mostly dominated the play.  Great to see Olive and Maia chasing the ball down on many occasions, not standing back, and well deserving of the team awards.
Great defensive effort by Emma, Charlotte A, Lucy and Lily D, with support from players like Lexie P, and Charlotte Z and Eloise at different stages of the game. Some well timed and impressive kicking from Emma up to half the length of field, helped to keep the ball out of our defensive zone.
Grace, Eloise, Annabelle and Elin ran and ran the whole game, and have significantly improved over the season, playing their best games.
There were moments where we were defended well, including a sandwich tackle on Annabelle that wouldn’t be foreign to a rugby game. I think Annabelle was a little shaken, but some supportive words from her dad at the break helped her fire again.
Lexie W played well in the centre position winning the majority of the ball ups, with plenty of spring in her jumps, and great variation in the direction she tapped the ball our to our centre players.
Our forwards received a lot more ball in the second half, and Isabelle O was there in the thick of play and helped contribute to many of the scoring opportunities we had.
After the game, we shared St Ives special ’sausage sangas’ with our friends at St Ives who played very well, and who convincingly beat us this time last year.

The Week Ahead (20th June – 26th June)

20th June
Youth Girls training! 17:00-18:00 @ B2

21st June
Youth Boys training! 17:00-18:00 @ B3/4

Round 10 Begins

Friday Night Football (22nd June)
18:30 St Ives U12YG vs Lane Cove Cats U12YG Swanson @ Acron Oval

24th June
Who’s playing at the Cattery (Blackman Park)
07:45-09:00 Auskick

08:30 Lane Cove Cats U9 Selwood vs Mosman Swans U9@Blackman Park 4
08:00 Lane Cove Cats U8 Menzel vs Mosman Swans Red U8@Blackman Park
08:30 Lane Cove Cats U9 Hawkins vs Lane Cove Cats U9 Selwood@Blackman Park 4
09:15 Lane Cove Cats U10 Ablett vs Pittwater Tigers Yellow U10@Blackman Park
09:15 Lane Cove Cats U10 Dangerfield vs Pittwater Tigers U10@Blackman Park
10:10 Lane Cove Cats U12 Duncan vs Western Suburbs Magpies U12-2@Blackman Park

Who’s away this week

08:30 North Ryde Dockers U8 vs Lane Cove Cats U8 Cockatoo@ ELS Hall 3
12:35 Miranda Bombers U13 Div 2 vs North Ryde / Lane Cove U13 Div 2@Waratah Park
09:15 Western Suburbs Magpies U13-2 vs North Ryde/Lane Cove U13-2@ Wagener Oval
13:05 Mosman Swans Red U11-3 vs Lane Cove Cats U11 Taylor@St Lukes Oval

Match Report Round 9 – U12YG Swanson Sun 17th June

We arrived to a very cold and windy Blackman Park. There will be no reward for any kicks toward the river end today as this was right into the teeth of the breeze. We were playing the Manly Bombers who convincingly beat us in the first round of the season, so today would prove a good gauge for the team. Todays captain, Lexie chose to run into the breeze and the game was quickly underway. The Manly side possessed the ball extremely well and put our defence under lots of pressure early. Charlotte A and Lily D had lots of ball repelling all of their attacks. Kicking back into the wind was hard and play remained in our defensive 50.

In the second quarter the play was more balanced with Anabelle, Amber, Lily S and Charli and getting their hands on the ball. At half time we were a couple of goals down but feeling positive about the second half. Manly were very good at collecting the ball and hand passing out of traffic this is a skill that as a team we can certainly improve on. Again our defence was highly involved with Charli D stopping lots of kicks forward. We saved our best quarter for the last. Emma was using the wind to get long kicks away down field, this helped us get the ball into the middle where through a series of hand balls Lucy slotted our first goal. When we were able to get our hands on the ball, the girls worked well as a team matching the classy Manly side. We have seen such a huge improvement so far this year and its only half way through the season. The Manly coach commented after the game what great spirit it was played in and how well our players had played for Manly ( we lent them 2 players). I think this shows how much passion the girls show for the game and we all should be very proud of this. We didn’t get the chocolates today but we all had lots of fun and are looking forward to next week.

Go Cats


Eliza reports on the U10YG Representative Carnival

Over the long weekend AFL Sydney Juniors had one of their biggest weekends of the year – the 2018 Development and Representative Carnival.

The Youth Girls U10’s kicked off the Carnival in the drizzling rain at Cherrybrook. I was part of the North team who made it to the final to play City. We had lost to City in the rounds so we knew we had a challenge ahead of us.

We went out hard attacking the ball and took them by surprise playing a really competitive game. However, they proved too good for us kicking some late goals to win the carnival with my team, North finishing runners up. I also took out one of 2 best and fairest awards from our team coaches.

Eliza- Lane Cove Cats U10 Girls Dal Pos.

The Week Ahead (13th June – 19th June)

13th June
Youth Girls training! 17:00-18:00 @ B2

14th June
Youth Boys training! 17:00-18:00 @ B3/4

Round 9 Begins

17th June
Who’s playing at the Cattery (Blackman Park)
07:45-09:00 Auskick

08:15 Lane Cove Cats U8 Menzel vs Willoughby Wildcats Gold U8  @ Blackman Park
09:15 Lane Cove Cats U9 Hawkins vs Leichhardt Cygnets U9  @ Blackman Park
09:15 Lane Cove Cats U9 Selwood vs Willoughby Wildcats Green U9@ Blackman Park
10:15 Lane Cove Cats U11 Taylor vs Mosman Swans Red U11-3@ Blackman Park
11:25 U12YG Lane Cove Cats U12YG Swanson vs Manly Bombers U12YG

Who’s away this week

08:30 Forest Lions Yellow U10 vs Lane Cove Cats U10 Ablett @ Lionel Watts Reserve
10:00 North Ryde/Lane Cove U13-2 vs Ramsgate Cronulla Rams U13-3 @ ELS Hall 1
11:00 Manly Spitfires U10 vs Lane Cove Cats U10 Dangerfield @ Mike Pawley Oval
13:00 Manly Bombers U12-2 vs Lane Cove Cats U12 Duncan @ Mike Pawley Oval
15:00 Forest Lions U10YG vs Lane Cove Cats U10YG Dal Pos @ Lionel Watts Reserve

Lane Cove West Girls AFL team make State Finals

News just in that the Lane Cove West Girls AFL side has made the finals of the State Paul Kelly Cup to be played at the SCG on the 13th August. A number of players from the highly successful U12YG team have featured in this side namely, Charlotte A, Charlotte Z, Annabelle, Izzy W, Lily D, Amber and Lexie W.

Best of luck Girls!

The Week Ahead (6th June – 12th June)

6th June
Youth Girls training! 17:00-18:00 @ B2

7th June
Youth Boys training! 17:00-18:00 @ B3/4

Long Weekend
No games on this weekend. Except for those playing in the Rep sides. Good luck to all.

For those wondering what to do. Brave the crowds at Vivid. Visit the Powerhouse whilst its still located at Ultimo. Walk across the Harbour Bridge. Go flyfishing in a local creek. Geocaching is a fun activity. Are the Giants playing at home?

So much to do, only 3 days!

13th June
Youth Girls training! 17:00-18:00 @ B2

14th June
Youth Boys training! 17:00-18:00 @ B3/4

Round 9 Begins

17th June
Who’s playing at the Cattery (Blackman Park)
07:45-09:00 Auskick
08:15 U8 City North Lane Cove Cats U8 Menzel vs Willoughby Wildcats Gold U8
09:15 U9 Swans Lane Cove Cats U9 Hawkins vs Leichhardt Cygnets U9
09:15 U9 Swans Lane Cove Cats U9 Selwood vs Willoughby Wildcats Green U9
10:15 U11 Division 2 Lane Cove Cats U11 Taylor vs Mosman Swans Red U11-3
11:25 U12YG Red Lane Cove Cats U12YG Swanson vs Manly Bombers U12YG

Who’s away this week

08:30 Forest Lions U10 vs Lane Cove U10 Ablett @ Lionel Watts Reserve
11:00 Manly Spitfires U10 vs Lane Cove U10 Dangerfield @ Mike Pawley Park