Match Report Round 11 – U8 Menzel Sunday 1st July

Written by Jono Ladmore

3 July 2018

What an amazing morning for Team Menzel – the sun was up early and the lads got warmed up, knowing that we are not good with a cold start. Last weeks scrappy win and talking to them in the sheds mid week saw the boys arrive with more focus and determination than ever.

With us well and truely past the mid season point, we are starting to see some increased skill, team work and ball movement that would give many of the U9 teams a run for their money. With only 2 games to go, we have an exciting opportunity to be branded the “Baby Cats” as this group is starting to remind me of some of the greatest teams from the 90s and 00’s in the AFL. In 2000 there was one team that some have nominated the best premiership team of the century, I have to say, our group may prove to be the best of the ’00s! Here is a clip for the boys to watch and get inspired over the coming weeks while we are on school break;

I was very proud that Hamish and Ethan stepped in at such late notice due to some of the boys being sick or away, we missed them, though these two lads made team Menzel proud – well done.

We have a couple of games to go, I am looking forward to all the boys skills come together for these final games and our push for the premiership. Please keep an eye out for some future mails, I would like Team Menzel to watch a couple of games of U10 Team Dangerfield. This is one of Lane Cove Cats strongest teams, who have great camaraderie and led by some awesome coaching staff. It will highlight to the boys a winning spirit and what to look forward to in the coming years. More to come on this.

There is a Team Menzel WhatsApp group so parents can share pictures of the kids, if you are not on it, please text me on my mobile.

Lastly, if any of the kids are not sure of the team song, here is a link; nothing beats hearing the boys scream this at the top of their voices after a win!

Until next time, GO CATS!!

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