Article courtesy of Seymour Telegraph
As many as five local junior netball players have had their talents and hard work recognised by being selected in AFL Goulburn Murray Tatura Milk Junior Netball Academy squads for 2020.
Quartet Adison Thornberry (Seymour), Sophie Allen (Seymour), Sophie Munro (Trawool) and Ben Morgan (Avenel) have all been selected in the 13-year-old squad, while Olivia Dorria (Seymour) has also been picked up in the 12-year-old squad.
Coaches and selectors were said to be very impressed with the high level of skill and effort demonstrated by all players through trials, which made selection of athletes for the 2020 Academy extremely difficult.
AFL Goulburn Murray Netball Administrator Peita Sleeth said she was excited to see the program’s progression go from strength to strength in 2020.
“The improvements I have seen in netballers that have been through the Academy can be attributed to the hard work our players and coaches put into every session,” Sleeth said.
“Our goal is to create a positive environment that fosters personal development with a group of passionate netballers that are wanting to improve their skills.
“We are privileged to have dedicated coaches working hard to develop a specialised program, with a focus on player improvement and individual skill development.”
Director of coaching Ann Austin will again oversee the program, in conjunction with returning Academy coaches Emma Clignett, and Ash Bradley, as well as skills coach Jacqui Hudgson.
Welcome to the Saint Mary's Junior Football Netball Club website.
Saint Mary's (SMJFNC) has a long and proud history of Junior Football and Netball development in Seymour.
The Seymour District Junior Football Netball League (SDJFNL) through AFL Goulburn Murray, governs the competition.
The SDJFNL teams for 2019 include:
Alexandra (Rebels), Broadford (Kangaroos), Euroa (Magpies), Seymour (Lions), St. Mary's (Saints),
Tabilk (Blues), Yea (Tigers) and the Wondong (Warriors).
(Puckarook/Tallarook is currently short on player numbers and has withdrawn from competition in season 2019/20/21.
Age categories for the competition are:
Football - Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, and Under 16 (With Under 16 possibly not going ahead for season 2020)
Netball 11 & Under, 13 & Under and 15 & Under
Parent submitted photos and video images of games are most welcome!
Older images and tales of past players and team photos are also welcome.
It is with privilege to report that three very talented Saint Mary's players have been selected in the 2019 Murray Bushrangers V\Line Cup held at Shepparton this year.
Congratulations go out to Alex Elliott, Sam Thomson and Nic Quigg!
On behalf of Saint Mary's JFNC, we are very proud of your achievement and we wish you the very best during the carnival and beyond.
Well done Boys!
(Thanks to Dee Thomson for the photo!
SMJFNC Presentation Night – 24th August, 2019
To celebrate a successful season of football and netball in the SDJFNL, the SMJFNC Presentation Night held at the St. Mary’s College Exhibition Hall on Saturday night. The venue was close to max capacity with close to 300 persons in attendance.
Some outstanding players were recognised, and we look forward to a challenging season of footy and netty in 2020.
Many thanks to Karen Glen whom managed the event.
• Best & Fairest - Oliver Kingston (Right)
• R/U Best & Fairest - Gabrielle Freeman (left)
• Most Determined - Matilda Fairbridge
• Coaches Award - Sophie Quigg
• Best & Fairest - Sophie Munro
• R/U Best & Fairest - Sophie Allen
• Most Determined - Finn Hargreaves
• Coaches Award - Emily Homewood
• Best & Fairest - Mia Allen
• R/U Best & Fairest - Lily Ford
• Most Determined - Kayla Bender
• Coaches Award - Kayla Fairbridge
U/10 Football Participation Awards:
• Udeyveer Bhatti
• Ben Brown
• Billy D'Orria
• Harry D'Orria
• Corey Duncan
• Thomas Enrico
• William Enrico
• Max Fulton
• Jesse Glen
• Aiden Hayes
• Elijah Henderson
• Jacob Holton
• Harry Homewood
• Baxter Loweke
• Jack McGechan
• Finn Melville
• Hamish Melville
• Darcy O'Dwyer
• Harrison Parker
• Samuel Quigg
• Sahibdil Sidhu
• Harvey Smith
• Harry Steele
• Lucy Sullivan
• Harrison Thomson
• Jayden Trodd
• Best & Fairest - Jesse Brock
• R/U Best & Fairest - Blake Trodd
• Most Improved - Sam Brown
• Most Consistent - Tarkyn Dundon
• Best Backman - Tom Skinner
• Best 1st Year - Ryan Lindner
• Coaches Award - Rogan Puppa
U/14 Football (Premiers)
• Best & Fairest - Samuel Thomson
• R/U Best & Fairest - Oliver Munro
• Most Improved - Cayleb Trodd
• Most Consistent - Fraser Rutherford
• Best Backman - Lincoln Smith
• Best 1st Year - Adam Hanna
• Coaches Award - Carter Grant
U/16 Football (Runners Up)
• Best & Fairest - Nicholas Quigg
• R/U Best & Fairest - Jonty Mann
• Most Improved - Rory Loder
• Most Consistent - Darcy Gleeson
• Best Backman - Beau Smith
• Best 1st Year - Regan Gardner
• Coaches Award - Alex Elliott
• Coaches Award - Tom Kelly
• Coach - Rod Mann