Match Reports

  • Round 10 Match Reports and Photos

    Posted on Jun 21, 2017

    UNDER 11

    Heeney

    The Heeney side took on Forest Lions at Narrabeen High last Sunday eager to put to rights a loss to Forest earlier this season. While the morning had been cloudy nobody expected the rain which began before the start and this had a huge impact. Thankfully we were playing on an artificial pitch, otherwise the game would have looked like water polo!! The first quarter saw a couple of early attacks go unrewarded as Forest placed a defender on the goal line to minimise the scoring damage. Later in the quarter they hit back with two goals of their own to carry a good lead into the first break. The second quarter was played in an absolute downpour and the kids were so cold they found it hard to hold onto the ball. Despite this we managed to kick a couple of goals through Tom Roche and Nick Audet to take the lead. We also managed a third goal through Angus Hunt but somehow the opposition could not see it through the rain. We also managed to kick 8 behinds in the quarter and with a little bit of luck would have been out of reach at the main break as Toby Loebel playing his best game of the season, Ollie Ryan  and Lachlan Herbert kept the ball in the forward half. The third quarter saw the kids dealing with a wet ball and we switched Nick out to midfield to get more possession. Toby kicked a great goal to maintain the gap on the scoreboard but still the behinds kept coming. We entered the final  quarter with a good lead but were hit with another storm this time from Forest. who aided by a 25m penalty hit us with a couple of goals and the game was up for grabs. A solid intercept mark from Kai took some momentum back and allowed him to warm himself up on the pitch.  Eventually we worked the ball into the forward half but a couple of decisions after marks cost us major scores and we had to settle for behinds. The final whistle went with some confusion over the score but the goal umpires eventually agreed that it was a win for the Saints by 3 points. St Ives 3-19 (37) to Forest 5-4 (34) with the disputed goal not mattering in the end. With 23 scoring shots to 9 it is clear where we need to focus our efforts at training and over the holidays. Well done to every player for staying out on the ground in the conditions which were as bad as we have played in and maintaining their composure in the final quarter.  Ironically as the game finished the rain stopped and the sun began to come out, by the time we got to Terrey Hills the road was dry and I began to wonder whether a description of the rain would be believed by those who were not there. Trust us it happened.


    Div 2
     

    UNDER 13s

    Div 3
    It was a low scoring affair with 2 evenly matched teams.  St Ives didn’t ever give away their lead but the Pittwater Tigers got extremely close.  The marks stuck: I’m sure some of those boys had fingers that were covered in glue.  It was great to see skills that Rod has taught at training being used to great effect: accurate handballs at the right time had the ball flowing to our forward line.  The greatest strength of today’s game was the consistent team work from all players.  Toby Thornloe gained Best on Ground for his tenacious effort and for scoring his first AFL goal.

    UNDER 14s


    Div 1
    St Ives vs Northern Lights

    Round 10 produced a great match. Scores were level at half time, with a tight first half seeing both teams on 3 goals, 3 behinds 21 at the main break.
    Northern Lights kicked away in the third quarter converting 6 goals straight to St Ives 2 goals and one behind.
    With St Ives trailing by 23 points heading into the final quarter the boys produced their best quarter of football for the season. Pilling on 5 goals, 3 behinds while  holding the Northern Lights scoreless saw the Saints prevail by 10 points.
    Individual performances worth highlighting came from Luke Giacometti (Team captain for the day, and winner of the coaches icey cold can of Pepsi award), Ed Ogilvy, Matt McKenzie and Pat Bolger. Will Blackburn and Harrison Clubb provided great rebound out of defence and helped set up repeat attacking opportunities throughout the match.

    Div 3
    It was cold, wet and muddy at Weldon Oval for the Under 14 Div 3 game versus Manly Bombers - perfect footy conditions!  On a slow field St Ives got out of the blocks fast with excellent clearance work by Leroy Park, Joey Dennis and the brothers Power, building up a handy 22-6 lead by quarter time. 

    Good service down the field and assured goal kicking from Will Hay and Ollie Marriott saw the lead steadily build in the second quarter, St Ives' miserly defence keeping the Bombers to one goal for the half. 
    Manly came out hard in the third term and for a while looked to be building momentum, but goals to Will Durand and Angus Loebel in a strong return saw off the fightback. 

    St Ives played strongly to the finish and ran out winners 82-12

    UNDER 17s


    Div 1
    Once again the U17s were hit with depleted numbers where the Div 1 team could only manage 16 players plus 2 U15s and Div 3 could only play 16. The squad of 44 had 16 players unavailable. Those that did turn out for the Div 1 game were up against a very well drilled East Sydney team that contained a number of individual stars. That said, after a slow 1st half the team fired up in the 2nd half and took on the opposition to such an extent that they nearly won the 2nd half. The leaders of the team stood up and inspired the other players to also step up so that it ended up a very good game. Thanks to our 2 U15s recruits, Owen Shaw and Lachlan Dowling who came off with a very bloodied nose.  St Ives 6.3.39   East Sydney 14.16.100

    Div 3 
    Once again the Div 3s could only manage 16 players however this time they continued on where they left off in the last game and came out firing. It was a tight 1st quarter but St Ives put on the pressure in the 2nd and 3rd quarter to lead by 20 points at 3 quarter time. The fourth quarter required the team to hang on whilst the opposition with their 4 reserves to our nil came at us hard kicking 4 goals to 2 but the team dug deep and were not about to lose their grip and came up winners for their 2nd win of the year.  St Ives 9.7.61   Manly/Pittwater 8.6.54

  • Round 8 Match Report and Photos

    Posted on Jun 04, 2017

    UNDER 11s

    Heeney

    The Heeney wagons headed for Kanebridge Oval to play the Kellyville Rouse Hill Magpies on Sunday on a perfect morning for football. Playing into the breeze Joe Birtles was tasked with marshalling the defence and did a great job. The first quarter was an even contest with some solid work from Rhyd Von Thien in defence pushing the ball forward and we were rewarded with contrasting goals, a short range effort from Xavier and a major from distance from Lachlan. The magpies hit back with two goals of their own, so we led at the first change thanks to some behinds, a score we have grown to accept as a group! The second quarter saw the saints keep the ball in the forward half but while we got a goal from Angus, our work was not reflected on the scoreboard. At half time we led by 8, 22 to 14. As in our first meeting with the Magpies the third quarter was our moving quarter with 3 great goals, two of them to Nick who spent most of the day at full forward and a third to Angus. Despite playing into the wind the boys played intelligently and used the mark to keep the ball moving forward. In the last quarter Ben took the chance to move some players around the board and Kai Schreiber-Pitters took his chance up in the forward line, kicking a great goal. Overall it was a solid performance with players taking their chances in new roles to supplement their previous positions. On the day special mention went to Lachlan who constantly looked for ball in the midfield, Rhys who read the game intelligently especially into the breeze and best on ground Nick Audet who led from the front. A great result for the road trip.

    Reed

    The St Ives U11 Reid team made the long and arduous journey to the Northern beaches to take on the Manly Bombers on Sunday.

     

    The 1st quarter saw a strong start with an even contest between the 2 sides.  However, as the quarter went on, the stronger Manly team started to pull away.  At quarter time players were shifted back to stem the Manly attack and again in the start of the quarter, the St Ives goals were well defended.  Similar to the 1st quarter, as the players tired, the formidable Many team took control of the game, further extending their lead,

     

    The St Ives team continued to put their bodies on the line.  Charlotte Watton took a heavy knock and limped off the field.  Rory Elliot (who overcame a flat tyre to come to the game) was strong in the tackle and put on several good hits on the Manly players.  Both Maria and Sarah Grant showed tremendous spirit chasing down the attackers and their effort was only matched by their dad who had to be the goal umpire this week.

     

    The kids were always up against it facing a superior skilled squad but the commitment and effort did not waiver throughout the match.  For the final quarter, the coach asked for effort and commitment to win the final session.  The team responded with Will Kay and a strapped up Charlotte Watton both marking strongly and kicking a goal each.

     

    Most improved award went to Max MacDougall who backed up from the previous week’s strong performance and was extremely strong in defence against a swarming attack.  Best on Ground went to Rory Shearer who never gave up in the midfield, contesting and chasing down every loose ball.

    Div
    The boys were still on a high from last week’s game against Pennant Hills. So we spoke about how we would need to control the ball to be competitive against Lane Cove.

    Q1 we were on the back foot early with a few goals down, the boys seemed to take a while to adjust to the pace, but the mids started to win and control possession which started to turn the first quarter around. We were only down by 5 at the first break.

    Q2 the boys started extremely well, with great defence and constant pressure. The game started to open up and we were able to advance and score multiple goals to take the lead at the main break.

    Q3 - with the great effort in the second quarter, we went out expecting the same, but the size and speed from Lane Cove started to take control of the game and they very quickly had 5 goals on us.

    Q4 the boys were exhausted. With only 14 players and no subs, it started to show. Lane Cove pulled away to run out 80 to 45 victors. The blow out in score did not reflect how tight the game was.

    It was a great effort by all the boys!

    Notable players

    Kia Therkelsen  -  best on ground

    Jack Broadbent
    Saxon Bayne
    Josh Riddle
    Ollie Webber
    Jack Reatti
    Josh Riddle

    UNDER 13s

    Div 3

    A massive performance by Div 3 and the only regret the boys would have had was not being on the sideline watching themselves play. The Saints had an empty bench, a breeze in their face and sun on their backs in the first quarter but when the siren sounded they had three goals to Dockers’ two behinds. The Saints were up on the scoreboard but down on players when Toby copped a nasty bit of leg on leg action taking them down to 17 on the park. The Dockers showed great sportsmanship by dropping a player off their side to keep the match ups even.

    The second quarter with the breeze at their back the boys delivered what was described as “solid forward pressure”. The Saints dominated the ruck, the possessions, the marks, the tackles and the scoreboard. Hand passing and kicking with the dexterous flow of Mick Fanning on a shark-free wave at Bells and two on one tackling more often than not. To give two examples of Saints work in the quarter: after kicking a goal Ronan was back in the centre square laying on tackle after tackle crushing any opportunity for the Docker’s to have a quick reply and Sam showed some brilliant light-footedness running angles through Dockers before hand passing or booting the ball downfield leaving opposition looking like statues. (AJ’s falcon was another highlight.) The quarter ended with a five goal bag for the Saints. The backs had the quarter to cool off in the shade with only a brief moment of action that ended with a minor score for the Dockers. 

    Footy, as they say, is a game of four quarters but for the Saints it was a game of two halves. In the third quarter the Dockers turned their game around to show why they are second on the table. Some fancy ball movement and foot speed gave the Dockers 2 goals and 3 behinds. Despite Felix’s massive kicks out the back the Saints didn’t trouble the scoreboard with donuts in both columns for the quarter.

    Fourth quarter started more like the first. Saints came out hard and showed some of the grunt and niggle they had put away in the 3rd. While Park was denied on the goal line, Shapiro demonstrated some goal-sneak of the highest order to bag his second. The Dockers grabbed a goal and behind in the final term and the Saints two and two. It was the tightest quarter of the game and the boys showed enormous staying power for a fine win.  BOG went to Felix and Dylan.

    UNDER 14s

    Div 1

    Saints started well leading at half time by about 4 goals after keeping the Magpies to only 3 behinds in the first two quarters.

    After a third quarter where the Magpies got going the Saints only held a 2point advantage heading into the last quarter.

    The Saints could not get their game going in the last quarter to reverse the momentum of the opposition.

    The Magpies ran out winners by 11 points.
    Harrison Clubb, Edan Sutherland and Luke Giacometti put in strong individual performances.

    UNDER 17s

    Div 1
    Once again St Ives came out at the first bounce at a snail's pace and played catch up for the rest of the match. Whilst St Ives were never that far behind on the scoreboard, they could not match the opposition's running game and could not find any space once we had the ball. The boys tried hard but could not carry out the wishes of the coach. The last quarter was once again our best for the match but again too little too late.  St Ives 6.4.40   East Coast Eagles 11.8.74
    Div 3
    The opposition, Moore Park / Newtown, must have a smaller squad than us as they could not field a team and so forfeited the match.

  • Round 7 Match Report and Photos

    Posted on May 28, 2017

    Under 10s

    Kennedy

    Kennedy U10 players should feel really proud. A fantastic team effort characterised by fast ball movement and defensive pressure. The boys shared the ball around and played their positions well.

    Under 11s

    Div 1

    The Heeney side completed their third game against the sides above them on the ladder at ELS Hall on Sunday when they took on Willoughby Green. The boys opened brightly and had some good forward entries with Tom unlucky not to kick a major. Matt drove the ball through late in the quarter leaving us under a goal behind. Our midfield was in a real contest with Felix winning some good ball aided by some solid tackling from Jed and Ollie along with Xavier wh executed at least one take-down on a much bigger opponent. The second quarter saw the game get scrappy as we fell foul of a number of holding the ball calls which seemed very premature. Noah and Rhys continued to bring good ball out of defence and restricted Willoughby to a single goal. The third quarter gave us a chance to close the gap thanks to a snapped goal from Lachy and we aced the final quarter with a great chance to snatch a victory. Nick scored a great goal but we did not get rewarded for a couple of other kicks and when Willoughby got forward and snatched their goal he gap became too hard to bridge. Another close loss on a score of 4-11 (35) to 3-5 (23). While the game is a team effort, the best on ground yesterday was definitely Henry Williams who lost some bark for the cause when he dived to rush a behind in the final quarter on the artificial pitch!!. This was after a number of strong intercept marks and intelligent delivery. Special mention to Joe Birtles who had a spell in very part of the field during the game and to Matt and Zac who played on after some heavy contact. 

    Lastly congrats to the boys who have been selected to the rep side this year: Nick Audet, Joe Birtles, Zac Larratt, Toby Loebel; Noah Pillinger and Louie Thompson. We look forward to hearing about your efforts on the day.

    Under 12s

    Youth Girls

    The team was very much on focus this week working hard to fill the gaps and maintain team structure despite the distraction of the mud! 

    Individual highlights from Tully (covering ground to support teammates in defence) and Ruby (never let the ball go) deserved the ICoC.

    As we keep coming up against teams we have played before in future rounds the team is playing very well and it should be an exciting remainder of the season.

    Under 13s

    Div 3
    Acron (think Africa by Toto)

    I hear thunder echoing tonight
    And parents fingers crossed and hope and pray for cancelation

    The game is on, 7:30 tonight
    The smell of BBQ with stars that call me towards a victory
    I stopped old Rowey along the way
    Hoping to find some long forgotten words, tactics and strategies

    He turned to me as if to say, "Warm up boy, they're waiting there for you"

    It's gonna take a lot to take me away from the game
    Not a 40 point loss or even more could ever do

    I bet it rains down at Acron
    Gonna take some time to do the things we need to do


    The wild Swans were strong in the night
    We grow restless longing for more goals
    or more penalties
    I know that we must do what's right
    Sure as Rod training our craft for the fight lying ahead of us
    We had a tough footy lesson and a wet trouncing was to come.


    It’s gonna take a lot to take me away from the game
    Not a 40 point loss or even more could ever do
    I bet it rains down at Acron

    Gonna take some time to do the things we need to do


    I bet it rains down at Acron
    I bet it rains down at Acron
    I bet i rains down at Acron
    I bet it rains down at Acron
    I bet it rains down at Acron

    Under 14s

    Div 1
    U14 D1 St Ives vs Maroubra
    Following redivisionalisation in D1 round seven was the first week of the return match ups.
    The Saints were looking to consolidate a position among the leading U14 D1 teams.
    The game was close in the first two quarters with less than two goals separating the teams at half time. This was despite St Ives playing below what we have come to expect from this group.
    After half time Maroubra out scored St Ives by 10 goals to 1 in what turned into a one sided contest.
    We are all looking forward to next week to be able to show how this team can play.

    Div 3
    Unexpected sunshine greeted the Under 14 Div 3 team for their re-match against Maroubra at Acron.  On a slow field, St Ives skipped away to an early 6-goal lead in the first quarter and didn't look back.  Off the back of effective team play from Joey McMahon and co in the centre, St Ives established a dominance up front which netted bags of goals for Ben Hollander (6) and Ned Waddington (3), ably supported by Oliver Marriott who kicked the first and last goals of the day.  Tidy work at the back from a defensive line featuring Keiran Sullivan, Tom Lloyd, Joey Dennis and the speedy Tom Stewart kept Maroubra to a single goal at half-time, although Maroubra to their credit stayed in the contest and continued to put pressure on the ball.  However St Ives was able to maintain steady pressure throughout the second half to run out deserving winners 116-28.  Special thanks to Louis Tomlinson, Will Durand and Ben Payne who performed admirably as loaned players to Maroubra in the true spirit of the game.

    Under 15s

    Div 2
    The U15's season has not been a strong one with limited player numbers and a lot of very strong teams in the competition. While it has taken a few weeks, the team has really started to engage with Rob's coaching and understand the importance of playing like a team and committing to the contest every time. The was evidenced clearly in the first half of the game which prevented Cronulla from blowing out a big lead in the first half and taking the game away from St Ives. Going into the main break the score was 14 - 2 to Cronulla.

    The U15's needed to win the 3rd quarter to put Cronulla under pressure, but unfortunately Cronulla got a few lucky breaks and were able to take full advantage of those to close out the quarter with a lead of around 30. That's the bounce of the ball sometimes, and it is these moments that are a test of a team's mettle.

    This was fully demonstrated in the 4th term with a very strong display from the U15's. They refused to be bowed by the score and came out with fighting effort to easily win the quarter. While not enough to take the game away from Cronulla, it showed that 4 quarters of football with that level of grit, determination and intent will see the U15's seriously trouble every team in the weeks ahead.

    The U15's from here need to build on the weekend effort and focus on improving their skills at training and take some extra time to increase their fitness. This will allow all players to commit to 4 quarters of intense football each week, and most importantly grow their belief in themselves as a team.

    In a nutshell, back yourselves and back each other - the season is not over.

    Youth Girls Div 2

    In spite of the weather forecast the sun was shining and our meet with the Balgowlah Suns was to go ahead.  Our girls were ready for the challenge and they came out hard. 

    Excuse me for eavesdropping but I did overhear a conversation between two Balgowlah supporters, with a tone of surprise, “the St Ives team are pretty strong”.
    “That’s good,” was the reply.  “In all the games I’ve seen the Balgowlah girls play, it has been a walkover.”

    The game was far from a walkover!  When the siren sounded at half time St Ives had a very nice lead, but… the opposition came back out firing and the pressure was on.

    Hollie, Zoe and Sophie were doing some amazing defence work.  Laura, I believe this was her first game, was proving herself to be a valuable team member, despite being pummelled more than once, she kept bouncing back.  Ainsley took some incredible marks in the midfield, and it was beautiful to see the ball skills as the play moved down the sideline.  GeorgieF was sensational as always, pulling the ball out of what appeared to be chaos, dodging and sprinting towards the goal.

    However, by the last quarter everyone was moving a little slower, exhaustion was setting in but every member of the St Ives team played unbelievably well.  They kept up their spirits and kept the onlookers on their tippy-toes as it was indeed a nail-biter match.

    When the final siren sounded St Ives were just 6 points behind.  So, the team song was sung triumphantly because as Ainsley said, “We won in our heads!”

    Final score: Balgowlah 7.2-42 St Ives 5.8-38
    Just AWESOME!  Bring on round 8.

    Under 17s

    Div 1
    Once again both U17s team were hit by sickness and injuries with 13 players out from the squad of 43. As such, we had 8 boys backing up from the Div 3 game to the Div 1 game  - many thanks for the fine efforts. The game was a tight tussle with St Ives getting off to ins normal slow start and having to come from behind again. Once we got going we matched the opposition but could never close the 2 goal margin. Look forward to meeting them with a full team in the future. St Ives 7.6.48   East Coast Eagles 9.11.65
    Div 3
    With 18 players this week and 4 players coming up from the U15s to help us out, the team should have come out firing however once again a bad quarter caused the team to again play catch up. The 2nd quarter was a much tighter affair and the team matched the opposition. Unfortunately it was all too little as the opposition ran away with the game. It was also unfortunate that they were not a team that won well with many of their players mocking St Ives and belittling their efforts. It was a very bad game from a sporting contest view and a very bad  example from Ramsgate of how AFL teams should behave when getting the mercy rule. St Ives 2.3.15   Ramsgate   not worth mentioning.
  • Round 6 Match Reports and Photos

    Posted on May 28, 2017

    Under 10s

    Kennedy
    A special Saturday night under lights for the  "Mothers Day" round. It was great to see so many of the Mum's out spectating. The contest was a tough game against a well drilled and skillful opponent. The boys continued to be exposed to new positions and work in different combinations to help develop them into well rounded and versatile players. The continued improvement in marking and handball across the team is pleasing to see as this has been an emphasis in recent training.

    Under 11s

    Div 1

    The Heeney U11 side had their first chance for the season to play under lights as they came up against Manly Bombers at Acron last Friday night. The pink socks were on show for CanCare after a few late changes of socks and we took the field determined to make a good start. Conditions were rather slippery due to the rain before the game and both sides chased the ball hard from the first ball up. The first quarter saw little to trouble the scorers before Tom took a mark close to goal and kicked straig, a nice result after an accurate centring kick from Xavier.  Scott and Lachlan came close with a couple of efforts and then Nick popped out of the gloom to snap a great score just before the siren. The quarter finished with saints ahead by a goal thanks in large part to some great defence by Noah and Henry who both played the conditions superbly. The second quarter saw the boys come close but fail to score a major as Manly hit back with 2 goals of their own to lead by a couple of points at the main break. In the third quarter the game went up a level around midfield as both sides pressed for back to back goals. Saints eventually got them through Scott as out midfield kept the ball moving forward and our defence held firm. We turned for home with a small lead knowing that the pressure would come on from Manly…..and it did! The team played their hearts out, took some risks in attack and learned some good lessons about the game. In the last minute of play Manly hoisted the ball forward and were credited with the mark (eventually) which led to the only goal of the 4th quarter and a loss for the Saints by 5 points. They boys were naturally disappointed at the end, but know after the past couple of weeks what they are capable of and their areas for improvement. Here’s hoping for better luck in the closing stages next weekend. Thanks to the parents for their support, on the canteen and the sidelines, we really appreciate it.

    Div 2

    Our first Saturday night game under lights was very exciting. The boys arrived expecting a tough game and they certainly got it.

    Down early in the first quarter by two goals. The second quarter saw a snap shot goal by Sam Fryer which seemed to rally the team.

    The game turned into a scrappy affair, as the ball was not coming out fast. There was a few crucial penalties against us, restricting our ability to move the ball effectively, with Westbrook effective in defence.

    The third and fourth quarter were much like the first two, extremely tight in the mids, with not much wide open play. However when there was open play, the boys did well with ball movement.

    We did win the last three quarters but unfortunately it was just not enough with the final score 35 - 30.

    The boys are putting an impressive effort into training and on game day.

    Well done to them, I’m really proud of the way they all stuck together and never gave up.

    Notable players:

    Nic Audet and Christian for playing Friday and Saturday nights Sam Fryer Callum Parkinson Jack Broadbent Ollie Webber - Best on ground Oscar Harvey.

    Thanks to Joe, Marc and Sven for helping out Stephen and I. And also to Billy, your advice during the game was very much appreciated.








    Div 3

    Friday night saw the U11 Reid team take on the 2nd on the table Balgowlah Suns. 

     

    The first quarter started in heavy rain with the visiting team absolutely on fire kicking 6 goals in the quarter before the Reid team could settle in.  Strong words in break was matched by a newfound commitment in the 2nd quarter with the Reid team going play for play with Balgowlah.  Strong tackling and ruck work by Charlotte Watton and Josh Castles resulted in a much more even contest

     

    The 3rd quarter finally saw the team click with fierce commitment and hunger for the ball shown by every player.  The contest moved from one end of the ground to the other with no team able to score a point in the entire quarter.  For the final quarter, the coaches called for a final push to win every contest.  The rain had passed by this stage and the loudest cheer of the night from the soggy spectators accompanied a well taken goal by Zach Boyle.  The game ended with Reid going down and ruing the slow start in the first quarter.  The team has shown a trend of finishing strong in their games – the aim will be to start this weekend’s upcoming match with the same commitment that they ended Friday night’s game.

     

    Most improved award went to Josh Liu with the player of the match a deserved Zach Boyle.

    Under 12s

    Youth Girls - Div 2

    Round 6 – Sat 13 May vs North West Lightning

    Mike Kenny Oval served as the meeting place for the Mother’s Day Eve clash between the Lightning and the Saints, resplendent in their pink socks. 

    With an intense pre-game warm up and pink cupcake-fueled fire in their bellies, the Saints got out to a quick lead with some crafty goal scoring from our talented ruck, Audrey and our ever-reliable Natalia. 1-3, 0-0 at quarter time and the Saints enjoyed a small but comfortable lead.

    The Lightning responded with some strong play during a slow-scoring second quarter, with Maddie ‘The Enforcer’ leading the way in tackles and Eleanor, aka ‘Taxi’, aka ‘Mad Dog’ throwing herself all over the field with a smile. 1-4, 1-0 at the half.

    The stakes were high in the third quarter, which resembled a chess match at times as  momentum swung from team to team. The dynamic trio (Alannah, Morgan and Immy) continued to work well together, and Josie was as much a superstar in defence as Ruby was in offence – getting stuck in and making and impact. Their contributions held the Lightning scoreless, and the third period ended just as it started, 1-4, 1-0.

    The final quarter resulted in quite a few parents chewing their fingernails, although with her usual calm, Alannah kicked a behind to give the Saints almost the margin we needed. Our new pocket rocket, Olivia, proved her resolve, as she tracked the ball and showed great heart. Aoife and Stephie continued to shine in the mids, with Kate and Miah doing all that was asked of them. Unfortunately, the Lightning lived up to their names and realised a breakaway late in the fourth to hand our Saints their first loss of the season, 1-5, 2-0. Well played Lightning!

    Taxi took out the ICoC for her ferociousness.


    Under 13s

    Div 1



    Div 3

    Resplendent in their pink and blue - a colour scheme the Saints were working with great success - Division 3 refused to let the Northern Lights emit so much as a lumen. Inspired by the desire to honour their mothers, Division 3 came out hard and set the scoreboard alight with the ball movement of the Harlem Globetrotters and the finishing power of a thirteen year old boy with a plate of pizza. Solid work in the ruck and hard tackling around the ground lead to a shut out in defense. The forward pressure was relentless with goals kicked from set shots, snaps around the body and from Franklinesque distances near the 50 m circle. The goal umpires were heading for some nasty RSI in both arms.

    When the rain came down the boys picked up. The memory of their mother dropping them off at the first day of school, radiant in her new Lorna Jane athletic gear with a vanilla decaf soy latte in her recently manicured hand, maintained them through cold and soaking wet. At three quarter time the team was ten goals clear and not looking like they were going to be slowing down. Sure the old testament-like flooding of the opposition left some of the players looking lonely and there were requests through chattering teeth of “p-p-please c-c-can I I I c-c-c-come off-f-f?”, but the power of the pink socks drove the boys on. As did the desire to see Rowey do 30 push ups in the rain if Jamie scored 3 goals (a bet that might explain some of the coaching decisions at the end of the final quarter).










    Under 14s

    Div 1
    St Ives U14 D1 vs Manly Bombers
    Playing the Manly Bombers on Mothers Day there was much at stake. The Saints were looking to consolidate a position among the leading U14 D1 teams in early 2017. The Bombers were hoping to continue their good form against St Ives, especially in wet conditions, in recent match ups.

    St Ives started extremely well in wet conditions with 5 goals to 1 in the first quarter.
    St Ives continued to build a commanding lead over the next two quarters adding 6 goals and holding the Bombers to just one goal.

    Equalisation applied for the final quarter as the Saints had established a 10 goal lead at the end of the third quarter.

    In a great team effort individual contributions from Matt McKenzie, Ed Ogilvy and Will Blackburn are worth highlighting.

    At the end of round 6 the team has 5 wins and one defeat. Movement of teams between divisions from round 7 means that each game for the remainder of the season will result in a match up with teams that are more than capable of making the finals.

    We are all looking forward to the test that lies ahead. A full list of more than 40 committed players in the U14 division bodes well for the commitment required.

    Div 3
    Division 3 returned to Acron Oval for a re-match against Glebe-Newtown, the newly merged club who had put up solid opposition in Round 1.  Fired up after running through the Div 1 tunnel and Jamie Ashton's Game 101 banner, St Ives got away to a fast start with 3 sharp goals in the first term including an early major to Jamie Ashton in his milestone home game. 

    A drop-off in intensity saw Glebe-Newtown rebound with 3 goals of their own, before St Ives slowly began to edge away late in the second quarter off the back of effective kicking down the wing and contested ball wins through the midfield.  The trend continued in the second half, with the St Ives defenders nullifying Glebe-Newtown inside 50 and Joey Dennis kicking 4 goals as St Ives pulled away to what was ultimately a comfortable win 60 - 26.

    Under 17s

    Div 1

    Both U17s team were hit by injuries, Mother's Day events and other assorted unavailabilities so much so that they only had 27 players available for 2 teams out of a squad of 43. Fortunately they were not playing at the same time but 1 was at Maroubra and 1 at Manly wit a gap of 1 hour between the games.  Thanks to Tom Pope, Tim Hallissy and Liam Fardy who backed up for both teams. The Div 1 game was a hard spiteful contest with Manly dishing it out to the boys throughout the game then not liking it when it when the St Ives boys stood up to them. It was probably one of the best games played this year with St Ives only losing touch in the last quarter. St Ives 7.5.47   Manly/Pittwater 10.7.67

    Div 3

    With only 14 players able to play (though the opposition only had 15) the boys had plenty of room to run and space to kick. Both teams were evenly matched however Maroubra rang better and linked up with each other. St Ives had a shocker in the 2nd quarter however they came back in the last quarter to kick 6 straight goals to reduce the margin to 1 goal with about 1 minute to go. Unfortunately, Maroubra got the clearance and subsequent goal so we went down by 2 goals. A great effort by the team and something to work on for next week. St Ives 8.3.51   Manly/Pittwater 9.9.63


    Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks
    Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks
    Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks
    Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks
  • Round 5 Match Reports

    Posted on May 09, 2017

    Under 10s

    Kennedy
    Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks

    Under 11s

    Div 1
    The Heeney U11 side returned to Acron for the first time since Round 1 and faced a Willoughby side which was unbeaten over the first 4 rounds and had amassed some very large totals in those games. With Ben away for the day Daryl took on the coaching role and emphasised the need to make our opponents earn every score and for our side to contest every ball and use possession to move forward when the players had the chance. The game plan was executed with gusto by the side, particularly around midfield where Jed’s pink socks were prominent throughout along with Felix and Rhys and Ollie off half back. An early goal from Tom was added to by another from Zac and we opened up a nice lead at the first change. The second quarter was probably our best of the season to date. After a goal from Willoughby we hit back with 4 of our own, two from Lachy who drove forward from midfield with two great shots and another two from Peter M who was playing up from the 10s and treated us to his right footed check side part piece, a great score. At half time we were ahead by 23 pts, a huge effort by the team.  As expected Willoughby hit back hard in the third quarter with a number of well taken goals and had closed the gap to a single goal at three-quarter time. We lost Angus to a sore ankle in that term and it seemed to disrupt our plans.  Henry made some great interceptions at full back to minimise the damage over the quarter. The final quarter saw Willoughby goal early and then take the lead with a behind. After not scoring for over a quarter they looked to have all the momentum. However…..the Heeney boys hit back with one more effort with Toby and his colleagues keeping the ball in the forward half. We thought we had another goal from Peter, but it just brushed a post. We then contrived to hit the post twice more in the quarter, slowly building a lead. In the end Heeney build the lead to 5 and held on for a win 6-9 (45) to 6-4 (40). It must be said that the game was played in a great spirit a credit to both clubs, no doubt Willoughby will be keen to get another crack at us later in the season. Yesterday was a real team effort and hopefully a sign to the players of what they can achieve as a team when they focus and play their game.

     

    Div 3

    After a some close matches in the first few rounds, the Reid team made its way to the picturesque ground at Mosman to take on the Mosman Swans. 

    The pre-game speech from Peter Boyle fired up the team with the best 1stquarter of the season.  The midfield in particular were combining well with strong handpasses in traffic finding open players, and solid finishing by the forwards resulted in an early lead.  Mosman came back hard in the 2nd quarter with the game evenly matched.  Ferocious tackling left the scores even for the quarter.

    Some minor tweaks in the 3 quarter saw the Reid midfield explode again, leading to 4 goals scored and opening up a dominating lead.  Despite a strong fightback in the final quarter, the Reid team held on to record their first victory 63 – 47.

    Congratulations to Brodie O'Loughlin for Most improved and to Saxon Bayne a well-deserved Best on Ground, however, truly the win was a team effort with every single player contributing strongly to the result.

    Under 12s

    Youth Girls - Div 2

    A perfect Friday night under the lights set the scene for the famous St Ives vs Willoughby rivalry at Acron Oval. The Saints had won the previous contest, but being down a few players and playing at night for the first time, Coach Wilko and the girls were ready for a tough match.

    The Saints/Wildcats grudge match lived up to expectations, with a tight first half yielding a 1-1 0-1 score in favour of the Saints. Our tackling game served us well – and despite a few high tackles (mostly due to size difference), our fearless Maddie led the defensive charge with heart and determination.

    The first half also saw some amazing marks, and equally precise kicking like laser guided missiles hitting their intended targets, the yellow Sherrin being met with soft hands by their target .

    One particular stand out play started in the backs - finished in the forwards - and saw two completed marks plus give and go hand passing that even Josh Kennedy would have been proud of.

    Wilko’s halftime pep talk once again proved pivotal, firing up our rep basketballer, Immy, who came out with all guns blazing and scored a goal on debut. Well done, Immy!

    The Wildcats’ superstar, Tilly, equalled Immy’s goal – and going into the fourth quarter, the Saints had a razor thin margin – 2-1, 1-1.

    Ruby stepped into ruck in Q4 and Audrey and Natalia made quick work in the forwards adding to the scoreboard, with one goal and three behinds between them.

    Shout outs also to our dynamic duo, Alannah and Morgan – who worked in seamlessly with Immy all over the field – and may now be dubbed the dynamic trio. To our pocket rocket, Aoife, who covered the mids with tenacity and heart, to Josie, our rock in the backs, and to Eleanor, whose creative distractions while standing on the mark worked well.

    Our standout player (and ICCoC winner) was Stephie, who as coach said, was everywhere the ball was the whole game. Stephie also proved her toughness, bouncing back very quickly after a big hit saw her sidelined during the fourth quarter – you’re tough as nails, Stephie!

    There is no doubt the Wildcats are a team to watch, but with the final score 3-4 1-1, the Saints went marching in again


    Under 13s

    Div 3
    Saints marched in
    Autumn sun was superb
    Inched closer and closer
    Not quite there
    Tigers growled loudly
    It didn’t deter us
    Victory however, was not ours today
    Each one fought hard
    Saints are not deterred.
    Bring on another week!

    Under 14s

    Div 1St Ives U14 D1 vs Western Sydney Magpies
    Playing away and facing a team we had never played, there was some uncertainty about the strength of the opposition and how we would match up.
    St Ives started extremely well with 6 goals to nil in the first quarter and continued to extend the lead in the second quarter with 3 goals to one. The goal scorers were evenly spread with 5 different individual players hitting the score sheet in the first quarter.
    The game evened up after half time the opposition with clawing back a couple of goals in the second half.
    In a great team effort individual contributions from Pat Bolger, Matt McKenzie, Ed Ogilvy and Will Shortis are worth highlighting. Joel Evans' work in the ruck and use of his size was also important in setting up the first half lead.
    At the end of round 5 the team has 4 wins and one defeat, having played each of the top 6 (excluding themselves).
    The Saints have had a good start in the first third of the season in what looks to be an evenly matched group.

    Div 3
    St Ives played a great game this week winning by a 105 point margin.  The boys played well as a team sharing the goal kicking across 10 boys with a number of boys scoring their first for the season.  The defenders had a quiet day spending more time in the centre as St Ives dominated the game and kept the Manly Bombers from scoring a point all day.

    Under 17s

    Div 1

    After a very poor showing against a very good opposition last week, the Saints needed to come out and restore some pride this week. The boys knew this but execution started slowly. The first half appeared to be similar to last week with the boys being bundled off the ball quickly and seemed to be off the pace again. After half time, a different St Ives team ran out and they started playing like a football team that wanted to win. It was the best they have played and it showed that they could match it with all comers. U17s Div 1 is a step up from other grades and this was seen by the boys who will look forward to next weeks game. Many thanks to the 4 U15s boys who helped us out: Tom Gorman, Campbell Johnson, Cooper Wright and Owen Shaw - welcome back anytime. St Ives 7.7.49   Moore Park/Newtown 11.11.77

    Div 3

    The boys came out this week a bit under strength and some coming straight out of bed with severe colds (many thanks Toby). After a slow start, the team found the goals and by the 4th quarter, they started to run with the opposition. Many thanks to Manly for helping with a couple of boys. Unfortunately, Christian Dennis suffered a possible season ending injury with a broken collarbone - hopefully he may be back towards the end of the season. St Ives 6.7.43   Manly/Pittwater 12.12.90


    Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks
    Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks
    Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks
    Friday nights performance can be summed up in one word “ team”. This was a team performance played in the style we want to play. Everybody played their part from our flashier players, our contested bulls, to our newest player. We built on our performance from previous weeks improving in the key areas of sharing the ball around and  tackling fiercely. Our skills are improving, particularly under pressure. Our marking was a feature tonight with several strong overhead marks
  • Round 4 - Match Reports & Photos

    Posted on May 01, 2017

    Under 10s

    Kennedy

    Another strong team performance from Kennedy. The team continued on from last week by sharing the ball around, moving the ball quickly and tackling strongly.
    It was particularly pleasing to see the progress of this seasons new players

    Under 12s

    Youth Girls - Div 2

    Following an amazing start to the season, the unstoppable St Ives U12YG team turned up to a gorgeous Sunday to Blackman Oval to play the Lane Cove Cats ‘Farrugia’ in a blue and white derby. Playing on a full width field with slightly shorter end boundaries, the field loomed as large as the big guns on opposition.

    The Cats controlled most of the play during the first quarter, scoring the first few behinds and looking imposing. Our backs played strong and a key breakaway at the end of the first quarter with an impressive set up by Kate to Alannah saw the goal of the game and put the Saints up by 1 point at quarter time.

    Coach Wilkins’ Q1 break pep talk inspired the girls, with some quality hand passing and great work by the impressive Morgan/Alannah duo proving too much for the Cats. Natalia was on fire, scoring 3 goals and 2 behinds – including a ‘7 point behind’ (goal immediately following the kick out after a behind). Our pocket rocket Aoife added an important 6 points and a hard fought one-pointer from Alannah topped off a wonderful quarter by the Saints.

    5-3 Saints, 1-5 Cats at the half.

    Audrey continued to ruck hard for St Ives and the girls tackling, especially from Jasmine and Maddy – went to the next level, with Josie proving her toughness and playing some mentionable defence in the backs. Our only Q3 goal came from a great ruck by Talia to Eleanor, who set up Alannah’s goal.

    The Saints headed into Q4 with a comfortable lead but not wanting to take any chances, as the Cats still had some fight in them. Jasmine was particularly strong in the mids, supported by Ruby and Miah, who worked hard all game.

    At full time, the score was Saints 7-4 46 to the Cats 4-7 31. Jasmine was awarded the Icy Cold Can of Coke for her breakthrough performance in the mids.



     


             






















    Under 13s

    Div 3

    U13 Div 3 began the afternoon with a short service to commemorate ANZAC Day.  The Ode read ably by Noah Charles along with a player from the Manly Bombers, The Last Post and a minute of silence to remember the fallen and to be thankful for what we have here in Australia.  Then it was game on!  St Ives stunned the Manly Bombers with their confident and skilful start and headed into the 2nd quarter with a 25 point lead.  The 2nd quarter was also strong but Manly began to find their fight.  The Bombers kept our score to a minimum in a neck and neck 3rd quarter.   A great tussle by both teams.  Towards the end of the 4th quarter, St Ives picked up their pace and team work which ensured a strong finish and a strong win.  This week’s report comes with some advice from Wayne Shapiro for other aspiring boundary umpires: it is unwise to consume a meat pie during half time...

    Under 14s

    Div 1

    (Versus Willoughby Mosman Swans) Round four pitched the two remaining 2017 undefeated teams under lights for Friday night football at Acron Oval. The opportunity to go up against one of the leading teams from recent years was much anticipated.

    St Ives started the match very well early, dominating possession and field position in the first half of the opening quarter. Better conversion saw the opposition take a narrow lead in to the second quarter.

    The match was a tough encounter with the Swans physical football and clean movement of the ball in slippery conditions showing through in the second and third quarters. The Swans had established a 5 goal lead at the final break.

    A number of St Ives boys stood up and played out the game after taking some very big hits. This showed through with scores even in the third quarter.

    The first loss of the season sees the Saints 3-1 heading into round 5 having played 4 of the top 5 sides from last year in the opening rounds. 

    2017 u14 appears to be a very competitive age group with a number of sides playing good football. It should be a fun and competitive season.

    Div 3

    A sensational day for football. Willoughby started quickly with the first two goals but it wasn’t until the forth quarter when they next scored with a couple more. After the first ten minutes St Ives tightened up the midfield and created a wall across the centre of the ground. With this pressure applied it became impossible for Willoughby to get into their forward half and St Ives increased the scoreboard pressure. A great game with all the boys contributing and a final score of 75 to 24 points in St Ives favour.

    Under 15s

    Youth Girls Div 2







    Under 17s

    Div 1

    The Div 1 team travelled to Paddington to take on an undefeated East Sydney Bulldogs. Whilst John Longmire was not around this time, the Bulldogs were playing like the Swans from 2016 whilst St Ives were playing like the Swans from 2017. The boys, like this years Swans seemed to be playing as well as they could but were up against a very good opposition. It was a hard lesson to learn but hopefully we will come out better for it next week.  St Ives 1.1.7   East Sydney Bulldogs 14.13.97

    Div 3

    The St Ives team could only get 17 onto the park today but it still should have been enough to match the opposition. The boys started well and matched them for the 1st half however from there on, the opposition ran better and led to spots on the filed that we were not at. The boys tried hard and kept their heads high and are looking forward to training well and getting out again next week.  Special mention to Callum Mills who came out to watch the game.  St Ives 3.9.27   Moore Park / Newtown  14.12.96

  • Round 2 Match Reports and Photos

    Posted on Apr 26, 2017

    Under 11s

    Div 1 (Heeney)

    After a solid first up win last week a much changed Heeney side made their way to North Ryde to play Pittwater Tigers. A double booking of the ground saw us having to play on a shortened field which was the same for both sides but not ideal. Despite this and the team have at least 6 changes from last week, we settled well and kicked into an early lead with the midfield forming an impressive cordon keeping the footy in our forward half and creating plenty of opportunities to score. As always with this group the tacking was intense and committed all over the ground. We led by a couple at the first break and while the second quarter saw Pittwater get more ball in the midfield and kick a couple themselves we also managed to kick a couple of majors and led by 4 goals at half time with impressive efforts from Henry in defence, Jed and Matt in midfield and Angus in the forward half. The third quarter saw Pittwater upping the pace and our players started to tire a little after their first half. Still tight defence and efforts from Jacob, while having a run in the back pocket limited the scoring for Pittwater. We turned for home still holding a 4 goal lead but knowing that Pittwater would come strong at us. We weren’t disappointed. A couple of loose kicks in defence and some short kicking in after behinds put us under pressure and the lead slowly dwindled. We rejigged our team  and managed a quick sortee down the ground to kick a goal ourselves and that proved vital as despite all the ball in the final 5 minutes Pittwater could not manage the goal they needed and we held on to win 73 to 70. Player of the day went to Matt Hunt who took up work in the ruck and kicked a couple of goals, along with Jed who ran himself to a standstill, but all players contributed to the win.

    Div 2 (Rohan)

    What a great a game today lots of goals and plenty of action at either end.  The Rohan boys did well for our second outing as a team when up against the Demons who are a strong side and have been together for several seasons. Our first and third quarters were the stand outs.  The Rohan boys were tough in the middle, this allowed the footy to get to our forwards and give them opportunities for points. Our play in the ruck was outstanding. Often our persistence here paid off. The boys are coming together as a team which was evident from the backing up in the ruck and some great passes. The score board did not reflect how close the match was or the quality of play. Today’s performance should give the boys great confidence going into Round 3.

    Congratulations to our joint best on ground recipients Oscar Harvey and Zach Larratt. 

    Div 3 (Reid)

    The side also played at ELS Hall against Manly Bombers. We had a number of players fill in from the U10s and a couple who filled in from the Div 1 and Div 2 sides. Thanks to everyone for giving up their time and making sure the Div 3 side was able to take the field, having only 8 players confirmed earlier in the week. With all the changes we started slowly and Manly kicked out to a 2 goal lead in the first quarter. As our team got to grips with the game (literally in the case of Charlotte who made some great tackles) we began to chase the game and two quick goals from Peter Moorcroft brought us right into the game. At halftime we were 2 points behind at 2:1 (13) to 2:3 (15). The coach (Derek) and manager (Lui) got everyone revved up at half time and the third quarter was our strongest, Tom and Scott combining well in the forwards and Jack and  Rory having some good touches in midfield along with Ollie taking some good marks in defence. We created numerous scoring chances,  unfortunately all of them were minor scores and late in the quarter Manly struck with the killer major score. It was great to see that the kids heads did not drop and even in the final quarter when Manly kicked an early goal we kept going and tried everything to get that major score that would take us to a win. Unfortunately it was not to be and Manly held on for the win on a score of 4:4 (28) to 3:7 (25).  If I could sum in up with one word it would be tenacious. Players laid tackles on much larger players, used their skills to keep the ball moving forward and when they made mistakes, their team mates encouraged them. It was great to see. Let’s hope we can kick a little straighter next week and get the result our game deserved.

    Under 14s

    Div 1
    In windy conditions at Charles McLaughlin Reserve, both St Ives and the East Coast Eagles faced the big ground with 15 players a side (and only one on the bench). Thanks to Jamie Ashton and Oliver Marriott, who backed up from a Div 3 match earlier in the day.
    St Ives took longer to settle to the conditions scoring 3-7-25 in the second quarter which left the East Coast Eagles in the hunt at the final change but with St Ives kicking with the breeze in the final quarter.
    The windy conditions during the match saw the ‘scoring end’ produce almost 80% of the game score with 96 of the games total 124 points.
    While a 20 points to nil last quarter from St Ives produced a win for the Saints, the difference between the two sides was St Ives ability to score against the wind. St Ives was able to score a combined 4-4-22 against the breeze versus 1-0-6 for the East Coast Eagles.
    In the end U14 Div 1 produced a super effort to record a 10 point win over the East Coast Eagles.




  • Round 3 Match Reports and Photos

    Posted on Apr 26, 2017

    Under 10s

    Rohan

    It was an epic interclub encounter between the two U10 teams, Saint v Saint, mate v mate. This was the first time both teams had squared off against each other in an official game and it was close from the outset. The perfect weather was the perfect platform to show off some silky skills and both teams impressed with excellent ball movement, targeted kicking, good contested footy and some cracking marks. Great to see our new players really starting to gel within their teams – no doubt we’ll see more improvements as the season continues. No official result, but the match was played in good spirits, with both teams already looking forward to the “re-match” in June!

    Kennedy

    A great derby game between the two St Ives U10 teams. It was played fairly but with intensity. All the boys should be very proud of how they played.  Specifically for Kennedy it was great to see the boys execute on what we set out to do which is; move the ball fast, tackle working in pairs and share the ball around. As a result we more than matched a skillful team that had performed strongly in the first two rounds and in the North zone last year.

    Under 11s

    Div 1 (Heeney)

    The Heeney side had a very early start last Sunday against Mosman Swans. Despite entering the ground looking primed for the game, the boys struggled to get out of the starting gates and conceded 4 early goals to an athletic Mosman side while failing to trouble the scorers themselves. At the first break Ben was keen to calm the boys down and for them to play to their strengths.  This worked over the second quarter with honours shared at one goal each, Angus registering ours after a good forward entry. The third quarter saw a more even contest with Ben kicking a goal to reduce the margin and we entered the fourth quarter hopeful that with a re-jigged set-up, Henry and Tom switching positions on the pitch, we felt we could have a real crack at the Swans. Noah and Christian added to our tally but unfortunately Mosman also picked up a couple of majors and the lead expanded to 44 points at the final siren: Mosman 10 – 11 (71) to St Ives 4 -3 (27). Best on the ground for Heeney was Ollie Ryan who ran hard throughout and used his possessions intelligently. The game should serve a good learning experience for our boys who now see why the coaches focus so much on marking and kicking at training. With the holiday rounds out of the way, we look forward to bouncing back next Sunday.

    Div 2 (Rohan)
    We said this after last week but it bears repeating ‘What a great a game today lots of goals and plenty of action at either end’.  The Rohan side headed up the highway to Hornsby to play the Eagles. Our boys started strongly and picked up an early goal from Scott in his first game for the side.  After quarter time it was all hands to the pump as Hornsby hit back with a couple of goals and kept the ball trapped in the Rohan defensive half. With strong support from the sidelines, the boys reckoned we were playing into the scoring end in the third quarter and we did manage to trim the lead to 11 points at the last change with a goal from Nick. A special goal from Tim Plunkett, nursed through from the forward pocket allied to a booming effort from Zach and a second from Scott saw us in front as the game entered the final minutes and a huge chase down from Ben (who had already played in Div 1) snuffed out the danger of a late opposition goal to turn the game. Final score was Hornsby 4- 6 (30) to St Ives 5 -5 (35). Thanks to everyone especially Joe and Sven for filling in for Chris and Stephen, they have big shoes to fill on their return. It was great to see some of the Div 1 contingent, players and parents there on the sideline in support, showing this is about a squad across the teams. Enjoy ANZAC day and see your next weekend.

    Under 14s

    Div 1
    Playing away and facing the 2016 Premiers in the second of the holiday rounds, a 17 player St Ives team applied themselves with great conviction against the Northern Lights with the luxury of a 4 player bench.
    St Ives grabbed a handy lead in the first quarter with straight kicking establishing what would prove an important 9 point advantage.
    The match was a tough encounter and remained close throughout the second and third quarters with St Ives typically holding a narrow lead but neither side was able to gain a decisive advantage on the scoreboard.
    Leading by one straight kick at three quarter time it looked as though the extra numbers for the Northern Lights may eventually prevail and catch up with the Saints. A last minute team effort, that reflected the way the team had played all game, saw St Ives move the ball almost the full length of the ground and allowed St Ives grab a goal with the last play of the games that gave the Saints a 2 point lead and win.
    In a great team effort, individual games from Matt McKenzie, Ed Ogilvy, Liam Puncher, Will Blackburn, Saxon Liddle and Pat Bolger are worth highlighting. Well done all.
    Div 3
    From the opening siren it was clear St Ives were going to need to dig deep. Miranda kicked confidently and kept the St Ives backs very busy. The game was looking up in the second quarter when Jamie Ashton kicked a wonderful long-range goal. Given the heat, the lack of substitutes and a very strong Miranda side, the second half of the game continued to be a struggle. The backs fought hard to prevent goals and limit the damage, but unfortunately Miranda were too strong and ended up clear winners on the day.

    Under 17s

    Div 1

    BYE

    Div 3

    The team ventured down to Ramsgate with a team mix of some Div 1s, some Div 3s, some coming back for their 1st game since 2016 and some playing their 1st ever game of AFL.  It would be fair to say that the team will only improve after playing some more games together. Ramsgate came off 17 straight losses and to their credit they played hard with a new look team and took it right up to St Ives. Whilst we could not match them today, the boys will be looking forward to meeting them on the wide open expanses of Acron Oval where the trees do not hang over the oval and gobble up any high flying balls!!  St Ives 2.1.13   Ramsgate 15.10.100




  • Round 1 Match Reports and Photos

    Posted on Apr 04, 2017

    Under 10s

    Kennedy
    A great team effort from Kennedy this morning. In a collective effort the team moved the ball quickly, shared the ball around and tackled ferociously. They and we should feel very proud of their efforts.

    Under 11s

    Div 2

    It was great to finally get the boys out playing a game today! With all the wet weather, it has not been a great build up to the season, but here is hoping we can get some more dry weather, so the boys can play some footy. Today’s match against a seasoned Lane Cove 1 team was tough and tight for three of the quarters, we did let slip in the 3rd quarter, where Lane Cove kicked some great goals to skip ahead. The most pleasing part of the game was the effort the boys put in, which they continued with right until the end. The boys hung in tight in the 4th quarter, defending extremely well, with special mention to Damon Penna who was fantastic in defence - notable mentions are Zac Larrett who had his first game with us and Angus Hamilton who took out our player of the match.

     

    From what we have seen today, there is a lot of potential we can work with. We will endeavour to get strong combinations together over the next few weeks, which we can build a game plan around.





    Under 12s

    Youth Girls
    It was a cool, grey and blustery day when the Under 12 St Ives Saints girls travelled to ELS Hall for the North Ryde Gala Day.

    4 games against the Canada Bay Canons, Mosman Swans, Glebe Greyhounds Black and Willoughby Wildcats awaited them. Some warm ups with the professionals from the GWS Giants and our girls were ready. The girls played all four games with tremendous enthusiasm and teamwork. This was also the first time the girls were able to tackle and they all took to this new element of the game with gusto.

    Ably led by the “tall timber” in the ruck, Audrey Plumridge won the centre hit-outs with the ease of a seasoned player. Natalia Sutherland also did a great job when she was called into the ruck. Aoife Berry and Steph Wilkins were excellent “crumbers”, getting low and picking up a the slippery ball with ease. These little “pocket rockets” ran rings around the opposition! New girl, Jasmine Gambley had some fantastic passages of play and fitted in the with team well. Madeline Lawson and Josephine Crocker were tenacious in their hand passing and tacking, especially when they were needed in the back line.Morgan Moss and Eleanor Smith had their kicking boots on – both scoring some crucial goals when the team needed them most – they were also extremely good at doing cartwheels on the pitch when the game was at the other end. Ruby Templeton and Miah Tito-Barratt were excellent in the defense, “building the wall” so the opposition couldn’t break through.Imogen Lane and Alannah Barwell both ran strongly with the ball and kicked well, Alannah scoring 2 goals in the game against Glebe.

    So at the end of the Gala Day, the St Ives Saints sang the team song with gusto, having notched up 3 wins from the four games. The girls are improving every week and are clearly having a ton of fun on the field!


    Under 14s

    Div 1
    U14/D1 had a very encouraging start to the season taking on Maroubra Saints (one of the top sides over the past few years) and having a good win in tough conditions.  The contest was tight up to the end of the third quarter with St Ives a few goals up but going into a strong wind in the last quarter.  The contributions across the whole team were excellent as the half backs in particular showed strong rebound and overall defence was tight.  The mids worked hard to get good use of the ball and the conversion of forwards proved the difference in the end.  At an individual level, Luke Giacometti & Lachie White both played game number 75 for St Ives on the weekend and at the other end of the spectrum the age group welcomes a number of players that are new to the club who played their first game for St Ives.
    Div 3
    A great opening round for the mighty St Ives U14 Div 3 Team. Despite all that rain limiting pre-season training, and the fact that nearly half the team were new to AFL and/or the club,St Ives had a dominating win keeping the oppostion limited to just five behinds.  The eight boys who donned a red and white jersey to help out Glebe/Newtown at various stages throughout the game are to be commended for playing their best and exhibiting superb AFL spirit.  Congratulations to Kieran Sullivan who played his 75th game for the Saints and a huge welcome to the boys who played their first game for our club.  A very promising start! 

    Under 15s

    YG Div 2

    The girls had their first game and their first win.

    Under 17s

    Div 1

    After a very interrupted pre-season due to persistent rain and uncertain numbers, the U17s Div 1 team finally got together at the jersey presentation and then on the field. It was obvious from the 1st bounce that Penshurst, last year's losing Grand Finalists, had played a number of games together over the pre-season and St Ives were still introducing themselves to each other. To St Ives credit, they did not drop their heads or take a step back against a well drilled opposition. Whilst the team went down, they improved each quarter and will look forward to the return match after some more time together. St Ives 4.5.29   Penshurst 9.14.68

    Div 3

    This team was made up of some new boys to the sport of AFL, some boys coming up from U15s in 2016 and some boys backing up from U17s last year. They started slowly and the 14 players that Maroubra / Easts had worked well together. The St Ives boys soon started to play like a team and trailed by only 1 goal at half time after being well done during the 2nd quarter. Good linking team work and strong marking as well as tight defence saw the team pile on 5.4 to 0.0 in the 3rd quarter and it was obvious that the opposition was running out of legs whilst St Ives with its 4 reserves was coming home strongly. Another 3 goals to zero in the last quarter allowed the team to sing the club song for the first time.  St Ives 12.10.82   Maroubra / Easts 5.8.38


  • Grand Finals

    Posted on Sep 05, 2016

    U11

    The Saints started strongly, highlighted by three consecutive smoothers which put the previously undefeated Mosman Swans on the back foot from the start.  Against a strong breeze, the Saints managed to score the only goal of the quarter on a strong slingshot attack.

    Kicking with the wind in the 2nd quarter, the Saints continued their strong attack on the ball and extend the lead to 10 points at the half.

    The 3rd quarter saw Mosman gain the ascendency, but the Saints held resolute to trail by only 3 points at the final change.

    With the wind again in the last quarter, the Saints took full advantage kicking the first four goals of the quarter to move out to an unassailable lead, Mosman kicked the final two goals to make the margin respectable.   The final score:  St Ives 8.3. 51 to Mosman  6.7. 43.

    The premiership glory goes to the Saints, a fantastic team effort!

    U17 Div 1 Saints


    The Saints, after winning their semi final two weeks ago, moved into the Grand Final against a worthy opponent in Penshurst. Whilst we had beaten them once they had also beaten us twice during the season. We knew they were on a roll after 2 finals wins and appeared confident that this was their time.  Unfortunately for them, St Ives knew that they were not going to take a backwards step and were there to win. After Mike Milligan relinquished the coaching duties to Wayne Smith, Wayne in his calm methodical manner revved up the boys to ensure they hit the ground running. The Saints and Penshurst went toe to toe for the 1st half with Penshurst having a lot of run and moving the ball well, and whilst St Ives did not appear to be in the game, they kept rebounding whenever the ball got within their 50. Somehow they hung on and were only 1 point down at quarter time and with a goal after the siren, only 1 point down at half time. Macquarie Uni Oval is a huge oval and in the 3rd quarter the boys saw all of it however scoring was hard with St Ives getting 1.1  to Penshurst 0.3 so we went into the last quarter with a 3 point lead. The last quarter could have gone either way but the St Ives back line held strong like it had all done to continually rebound each Penshurst attacking move. St Ives had a final push into the opposition 50 and our man of the match, Noah Wright, took another strong mark, got 50, and kicked true. St Ives ran out the winners in a tight contest. This was the first U17 Div 1 St Ives Grand Final win since 2009 (coincidentally the year a lot of the current players started playing with St Ives in the U9s). St Ives 6.6.42   Penshurst 3.8.26
  • Finals - Week 2

    Posted on Aug 30, 2016

    U17 Devils


    The Devils, after winning the semi final last week, moved into the preliminary final against our old nemesis, at least for this year, Canada Bay/ North Ryde. Whilst we had beaten them once they had also beaten us twice during the season. We were however confident that if we played our A grade  game, we could beat them. The game started out as all finals do with a fast pace and lots of pressure. St Ives started strong pushing the opposition however we finished the term 1.3 to 2.2. The 2nd quarter was not one we wanted with Canada Bay stringing together some good passes to kick 3 straight goals to our 2 points. Some strong words from Coach Basil saw the boys peg back the opposition with us kicking 3.2 to 0.1 in the 3rd quarter and we were right in the game - only 3 points down at 3 quarter time. Unfortunately the run did not continue and they pulled away in the last quarter kicking 2.3 to 0.1 to end the Devils season. We played some good footy and the boys should  feel proud to have climbed back off the ropes from a lowly position last season to be pushing for a GF spot this season. The Div 3s have supported the Div 1 team well throughout the season and to have 2 U17s teams in the finals in 2016 has been a great achievement. Final scores were  St Ives 4.9.32   Canada Bay / North Ryde  7.7.49
  • Finals - Week 1

    Posted on Aug 22, 2016

    U17 Saints

     
    The Saints ended the minor round in in 2nd place, a great effort from the boys who have played consistent footy all year. They were up against  the East Coast Eagles who had the one team in U17. St Ives had played them once this year for a win with the other games washed out. The boys knew if they could bring their A grade team game, they could overcome them. And they did. The U17s Div 1s played like a confident team that knew their time had come and they needed to step up and take that opportunity. They won each quarter, not easily but methodically. It was a team effort and they look forward to the Grand Final. St Ives 9.6.60  East Coast Eagles 5.9.39

    U17 Devils


    The Devils finished the minor rounds in 4th position and were starting to play some good footy against Heathcote / Bangor in the last round. This was timely as we had the same opposition in the semi so the boys knew what to expect. They knew they were good enough but the question mark was whether they could play 4 good quarters of footy. And they did. The game was always there for the  taking by either team but St Ives ran it out with some solid defence in the last quarter.  St Ives 9.10.64   Heathcote/ Bangor  3.10.28
  • Round 16

    Posted on Aug 15, 2016

    U17 Saints

    The Saints knew that if they won today, they would end up 2nd in the U17s Div 1 competition, a terrific feat from the club's premier team.  They also knew that it would be a very rough and spiteful game as were all other previous games with this opposition and this proved correct. The boys came out hard and only inaccuracy in front of goal kept the opposition close even though they didn't register a score to St Ives 2.5. The second was much more even with the opposition playing better football to outscore us 2.1 to 3.1. The second half began with St Ives dropping off the pace and the opposition starting to bring in some rough play. This ended up with a St Ives player being knocked out by an opposition player who had eyes for the man not the ball. The clock ran down whilst our player was being treated and we ran out winners. St Ives 8.9.57  Westbrook / Hornsby 4.4.28

    U17 Devils

    The Devils were playing off for a spot in the finals and so it was a must win game against a team that they were yet to beat but had led at each 3 quarter time break only to be run down in the 4th quarter. And so did this scenario play true. The boys were neck and neck till half time taking a 24 to 18 lead to the break. St Ives came out firing in the 3rd quarter kicking 5.3 to 0.3. Was the 3 quarter hoodoo about to be broken?  It did not seem so as the opposition piled on 6.1 to 1.2 however the St Ives boys did enough to hang on and book a place in the finals.  St Ives 9.11.65   Westbrook Hornsby 9.4.58
  • Round 14

    Posted on Aug 01, 2016

    U10 Reid


    The Reid side faced the Mosman Bloods side for the second time this season and pleasingly for our coach Daryl the greater improvement over the season seems to have been in the St Ives boys. Proof the work on Tuesday evenings is paying off. Straight from the first ball up our boys were keen to get their hands on the ball and get it into the forwards quickly. Once in the forward zone our attackers looked for scoring opportunities and were accurate in their kicking. The second quarter saw our defence tested as Mosman hit back, regularly running on after taking marks to our players surprise. Still our defenders acquitted themselves well and intercepted some long range scoring shots.

    Daryl asked for more of he same from the Reid boys and they did that in the third quarter moving the ball forward, tacking hard and never giving up on defence, making Mosman earn every score. Special mention to Kai who saved a certain goal by his hassle of his opponent as he ran through with the goal at his mercy. The final quarter was a tough contest with lots of play in the midfield, multiple tackles,  lots of ball ups, and lots of effort from our players. Awards for the week went to Scott who carried out his coaches instructions to a tee and kicked a couple of good goals. Also to Ben who played his best game of the season, took multiple marks, set up a couple of goals with intelligent kicking and linked the play well in every zone. Looking forward to the season finale at Acron next Sunday.

    U17 Saints


    The Saints always knew they would be in for a tough game this week against Penshurst after we beat them in the mud last time. Penshurst came out fast and had the first goal very quickly. The Saints ended the quarter on level terms with both teams kicking accurately with 3 goals straight each. The next 2 quarters were neck and neck with Penshurst leading by 3 points at half time and only 2 points at 3 quarter time. Unfortunately they pulled away from us in the last quarter kicking 3 goals to 1. St Ives 7.8.50  Penshurst 10.4.64
     

    U17 Devils


    The Devils had another dog of a day coming up against a Westbrook Hornsby team with only 16 players who were playing for a spot in the finals. Hornsby played like they wanted to win and whilst the Devils tried hard all day, including some positive moves stringing together a number of handballs down the wing only to have it rebounded back out again. It was disappointing but the boys know they have only 2 games to the finals and will continue to train hard and come out firing next week.  St Ives 6.4.40   Westbrook Hornsby 9.8.62
  • Round 13

    Posted on Jul 25, 2016

    U17 Saints

     
    The Saints went out against East Sydney on Sunday to cement its place in the top part of the ladder and we did – just. East Sydney were in it all day especially as our kicking was a bit off with 17 points. We held on to win ugly but a win is a win. St Ives 7.17.59  East Sydney 6.4.40
     

    U17 Devils

     
    The Devils came out on Sunday to knock off the top team but unfortunately we were undermanned (down to 19) and also found out why Forest were on top. The game started with Forest playing a very good running game but we pegged them back to finish the quarter only down by 1.3. Unfortunately that was the end of our run with Forest then piling on 16 straight goals with scoring a point to our 2 goals. The boys put in some good efforts to drag themselves back into the game and when they played their running game, they matched the opposition but it wasn’t enough.  St Ives 3.5.23   Forest 18.7.115
  • Round 12

    Posted on Jul 19, 2016

    U10 Heeney

    Team Heeney had a late game this Sunday at Blackman Oval against the Willoughby Wildcats.  All the boys gave their best for all four quarters.  The Wildcats coach after the match congratulated the boys on their effort claiming it was one of the best he had seen all season. The Heeney boys should be proud of this.  The third quarter was the boys best and this was evident by the scoreboard. What made it so good?  The way the boys chased and contested for the ball – this created opportunity for us and made it hard for the Wildcats to play their typical game. Congratulations to Toby Loebel for Best on Ground and Ben Halpin for most improved awards this week.

    U17 Saints

    The Saints went out against Pennant Hills on Sunday to win against a depleted team. PH have been undermanned all year and this was no different. Unfortunately they were mercy ruled by half time but to their credit they kept trying hard all game. Great first up game by Zac Karlsson in his first Div 1 game of the year. St Ives 20.12.132  Pennant Hills 2.3.15
     

    U17 Devils

    The Devils came out on Friday with a team ready to knock off the favourites, Heathcote Bangor. They were keen to get one back after they beat us earlier in the year. The opposition started with 13  and gradually built up to 17 very good players as the Friday night traffic thinned. The Devils kept with them during the 1st quarter  to be tied up at 1.16 each. Heathcote then ran out the 2nd term much better and kicked 4 straight goals to our 1.2. The boys regrouped at half time and came out strongly to be all level at 6.4. each at 3 quarter time. Unfortunately they kicked 2 goals to our 2 points in the final quarter to run out winners. It did show what we need to do to win during the finals. St Ives 6.6.42   Heathcote Bangor 8.5.53
  • Round 11

    Posted on Jun 28, 2016

    U17 Saints


    Today the Saints went out with the aim to consolidate their position near the top of the Div 1 U17 competition and they did it emphatically. Whilst it was a tough and at times spiteful match against Westbrook Hornsby, the team stood together, along with the welcome addition of some top U15s players in Nick Brewer, Eamon White and Harrison Muller. These boys played above their weight and we look forward to seeing them in the U17s next year. The Saints came out on top at the end. St Ives 13.7.85  Westbrook Hornsby 2.4.16
     

    U17 Devils


    The Devils fronted up this weekend with the chance to cement their spot in the top 4 which was something that Coach Basil was keen to point out. The team was down to 16 with Cam Warner coming out of his sick bed to help out the team. It was a tight game with the Devils up by 4 points at ¼ time only to be pegged back at ½ time to be equal with a determined opposition. The third term was tight again but St Ives went to the break with an 8 point break. The team talk was heard at ¾ time and the boys went out and held Hornsby scoreless in the 4th term and ran out on top.   St Ives 10.9.69   Westbrook Hornsby 7.3.45
  • Round 10

    Posted on Jun 20, 2016

    U10 Reid


    The Reid and Heeney sides played each other for the second time this season at Acron last Friday night. Both sides were missing players, so we had a few guests but everyone there threw themselves into the contest. Thanks to the club for organising the switch and to the parents for understanding.

    The Reid team were eager to shut down any  ball running by Heeney and contined to tackle strongly and fairly. Tackling has been the biggest arwa for improvement from our boys this season. This gave turnover opportunities which we transferred to the forward zone, but our kicking for goal was a little off after the two week break.

    Another developing feature of the game was the ability of both sides to advance the ball to a player in space using good kicking and importantly marking. Great to see an outcome from the training drills. Playet of the week awards went to Tom and Rhys with others close behind.

    Both teams were pretty tired at the end of the game but still had the energy to get together for a lusty rendition of the club song.

    One more to go before the holiday break.

    U17 Saints


    With the wonderful Sydney weather trying to cause a bit of confusion, the Saints travelled out to Penshurst still unsure whether the game was on. When we arrived, we worked out very quickly it was game on with the Penshurst team, previously in 1st or 2nd position, coming out to play strong footy. The Saints boys however were up to it and more. They played well in the 1st quarter, better in the 2nd quarter, held on in the 3rd quarter and stormed home in the last. Everyone played well in the wet and hoping that the rain continues. St Ives 14.9.93  Penshurst 3.5.23
     

    U17 Devils


    The Devils had a great 7 point win in very tough conditions.  It was fantastic effort by the boys who played 4 quarters of contested footy.  Generally, the Devil’s were cleaner and more composed.  The decision making and second efforts were fantastic.  Tom G was captain for the day and lead from the front. The team had a great start and were up by about 3 goals at half time and in the 3rd quarter Canada Bay/North Ryde really challenged us and they nearly drew level.  It was goal for goal in the last quarter but the team managed to get over the line. St Ives 7.5.47   Canada Bay/North Ryde 5.10.40
  • Round 8

    Posted on May 30, 2016

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    U10 Reid

    After a very busy week off the pitch for the adults, the Reid kids were just happy to get out on the field on Sunday, regardless of whether it was Acron Oval, Frank Gray or Mike Pawley. Thanks to Manly for providing their grounds to allow both the St Ives teams to have a game.

    Down to our game and it is fair to say both teams went hunting the ball with a real will on Sunday. The tackles were regular and hard (the legality was sometimes borderline on each side) and there was too much bunching of players, but both sides got on with the game in good spirit. Both sides struggled a little with the wind and actually played better facing it, a sign the short passing by foot to an unmarked player and our handball skills are improving. We kicked a few behinds that we would hope to turn into majors on another day. At halftime Daryl was keen that we maintained a contest for the ball and the third quarter saw us spend a lot of time in our own half with a few rushed behinds taken to slow down the Manly attack, before we hit back with two late goals. The last quarter was our best one as we pushed for a couple of final goals but again the wind made it hard for our kickers. Daryl observed that some goalkicking practice was on the menu for Tuesdays training.

    Awards for the day went to Tom who took some good marks and used his strength to break tackles in the midfield and to Kai who defended diligently against a very strong opponent and attacked the ball when it was on the ground. Well done to everyone. Lastly thanks to the parents who cleared the ground, Manly were very appreciative of your efforts. See you all on Friday at Acron.

    U17 Saints

    The Saints travelled out to Pennant Hills looking for a strong win. They achieved this setting up the game in the 1st quarter. Unfortunately it was a hollow win as Jamie Ferreira, in what appeared to be an innocuous tackle, broke his leg badly. The game was delayed 45mins whilst an ambulance was called. He is spending the night in hospital and having an operation to insert a plate in his leg tomorrow. As he was driven off in the ambulance, he was heard to be singing the club song whilst sucking on a green pipe! Best of luck Jamie and see you out on the track soon. St Ives 18.8.104  Pennant Hills  3.2.20

    U17 Devils

    The Devils were beaten today by a good Canada Bay/ North Ryde team. The Devils had a red hot go at them and were within 2 points at half time. Unfortunately, North Ryde had the weight of possession and kicked on the win the game. It was great to see the boys never give an inch and stood tall against a better opponent. Looking forward to a re-match. St Ives 4.7.31   Canada Bay/North Ryde 10.17.77
  • Round 7

    Posted on May 29, 2016

    U10 Reid

    What a glorious morning to be outside at the footy! We had a really enjoyable game against the Mosman White side yesterday at Allan Border Oval. We took a quarter to get up to speed with the opposition tackling and the umpires' views of the rules but once we did we played some great footy. Highlights were solid defence in the second quarter,  the mark and goal from Nick in the third quarter which he backed up with another a few minutes later.  Also a smart kick by Ben which set up a goal for Scott. We also laid some great tackles though the oppositions willingness to fall when tackled meant we were penalised a bit.

    Players of the day were Anakin for his effort and attention to his coaches instructions and to Ben who used his smarts to influence the game when his legs held him back with his running.

    U17 Saints

    BYE
     

    U17 Devils

    The Devils had a tough game down at Barden Ridge Oval against Heathcote/ Bangor. The boys went down there thinking that they could consolidate a position in the top 4 and did so for the first half with some good footy. After leading by 4 goals at half time, they did not so much as stop but the opposition to their credit came out and played some very good football. The 2nd half was tight and unfortunately they finished the match up by a slender margin of 4 points. It was a long hour and a quarter trip back home ruing what could have been.  St Ives Devils 8.5.53   Heathcote/Bangor 8.8.57

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