For the long weekend, we have a double header at Evatt Park again. All but our under 6 Golds and under 18s are at home. The under 19s do not play as the Souths comp has a break over this weekend.
Parents help in the canteen, on the BBQ, setting up and cleaning up the fields is needed to give our volunteers much needed support, and perhaps even a break !! This is our third double header in a row and your help is greatly appreciated.
Another double header at Evatt Park again saw some great football played by the boys in the Green and Gold, as well as their opponents - from under 6s through to under 18s.
On Saturday, in the Minis, the under 6 Greens showed some great form for a good win, the under 6 Golds went down narrowly away from home, the under 7s lent some players to the opposition for a run despite a forfeit and the under 8s won an absolute thriller.
In the Mod grades, the under 9 Greens had a strong win, the under 9 Golds battled bravely against a better opponent, the under 10 Greens' strong defence secured them the local derby against the under 10 Golds, the under 11s recorded another big win, as did the under 12s. The only International team to play on Saturday was the under 16s who travelled away to be out enthused by the team with whom they were previously sharing the competition lead.
On Sunday, the under 13s won a tight battle, the under 14s produced a big form reversal to upset the competition leaders (the best Penshurst RSL effort of the weekend), the under 18s displayed great defensive intensity to nearly upset the competition leaders and the under 19s retained a share of the competition lead with another strong victory.
In the week 9 draw, all bar 3 of our teams are at home at H.V. Evatt Park this weekend. Only the under 6 Golds, under 16s and under 19s are on the road.
This is another double header for us at Evatt Park. Again we need assistance from our parents - in the canteen, on the BBQ, setting up and cleaning up the park - particularly in the hour before your son's game. All help is appreciated.
After a full weekenD of fixtures at HV Evatt Park which included Craig Rimmer Mod Carnival matches, we are pleased to be able to announce that both our Under 10 Greens and Under 11s won both finals played this morning at Hurstville Oval. Congratulations to all our boys!
While our mighty mini teams were involved in absorbing struggles, our international teams struggled with the exception of our 13s & 19s who performed well and brought home the bacon.
The draw for week 8 is now available. The most prominent aspect of the draw this week is the Craig Rimmer Carnival for the Mod teams on Saturday. Penshurst RSL will be host at Evatt Park to games from the under 9s and under 11s grades in the carnival. These will be preceded by our Mini teams.
This will be a very big day for us at Evatt Park. The club needs as many hands as possible to help us through the day - in the canteen, on the BBQ, setting up and cleaning up the park and just generally helping us run the Rimmer Carnival Games. All help is appreciated.
On Sunday, most of us are back at Evatt again for our International teams. The only ones not at home are the under 14s and the under 19s. Again, parental help in the canteen and on the BBQ is required prior to your son's game.
Our Mini teams participated in the Mini Gala Day at Peakhurst Park with great enthusiasm. Each team played two shortened games and many players were proudly wearing their Mini Footy Star t-shirts afterwards. As no results were recorded, we can only report each team's opposition.
Meanwhile, it was business as usual for our Mod teams. The u9 Greens defended very strongly for a great win; the u9 Golds battled bravely against a stronger opponent; the under 9 Golds withstood a strong challenge from a willing opponent and the u12s come back from a large deficit to nearly run down and upset a more fancied opponent. The u10 Greens and the u11s both had the Bye.
Of our International teams, the 13s won a tightly fought battle; the 14s had a tough day at the office, playing only with 11 boys (who should be proud of a great effort in very difficult circumstances); the 16s fought back after conceding an 18-0 lead to win a high scoring affair; the 18s played well in patches for their win and the 19s weren't consistent enough on the day to take the points.