The juniors performed well this season, with our Under-12 Boys finishing in fourth position, our Under-14 Girls in second position, and our Under-14 Boys crowned League Champions following their 1-1 draw with Montrose at home last weekend.
Below is a summary of how each of the junior teams went this season in their respective competitions.
With Gez as game day coach, and Klaus as training coach, the team have undertaken a journey of discovery. The team have learnt many new skills – from the early days of basic ball control, to team work, skills, game strategy and formation plays – the boys set themselves up for an exciting end to the season. Despite falling to the ladder leaders Glen Waverley last weekend, the Under-12 Boys were able to finish up with nine wins and four losses for the season.
The Under – 14 Girls had a great season in their first year playing together, finishing in second position in their respective competition. Coached by Steve Campbell, the girls brought a real hunger and determination to the game each week, working hard on the basics of the game and putting it into practice on a Sunday. Maddie and Kiera were the side’s shining lights this season, with both girls selected to train with the FFV Under – 14 Girls Metro side on an eight-week training session in Darebin. Kiera was also awarded with the Golden Boot after scoring 32 goals for the season in a year that saw the girls finish with 12 wins and four losses.
The Under-14 Boys performed on the pitch this season – crowned League Champions after a 1-1 draw with Montrose to secure their second title in three years last weekend. Coached by Nick Caloutas for the past five years, the boys were able to secure 11 wins and suffer two losses for the season. Eden Reed was also the the shining light from the Under-14 Boys side, scoring 26 goals for the year. With a fantastic year that has been capped off with a title, the boys will be looking to play-off in this year’s Sportsmart Juniors Grand Final by taking down the Casey Comets this Sunday at IYU Reserve.