After Wednesday’s cancellation we were pleased to see so many back after the week off. It was also the first night with new head coach, Peter, and he is already expanding skills and bringing new ideas on how to keep the games close, interesting and inclusive of all skill levels.
In the last week of February, the Red team overpowered the White team 10-5. Although teams were an even mix, the stronger players with the best strategies dominated.
Our junior players still managed to impress with their determination, and the Brodie Award went to a first-night junior, Villi, who impressed with his tenacity and keenness. He was one of the most eager players on the Red team, much the same as another Brodie Award winner from a few weeks ago - congratulations Massimo.
To ensure even competition and equal participation we have introduced novelty house rules. Each quarter will have a different house rule which proved very effective last week with the scores tied at full time.
A penalty shoot out was decided upon, and two juniors volunteered to shoot for the Red team. Both attempts were saved by the goalie earning Tane and Issac Brodie Awards for outstanding efforts.
After three shots from each team scores were still dead locked so a golden shoot out point was needed, Jono gave his best for the Whites but Steve finally helped the Reds to victory.
Finally thank you to Fantasy Donuts from Stocklands Nowra for their support in providing most of our Brodie Awards, and McDonalds for contributing the balance of the awards to reward the efforts of our junior players.