Week 7 Youth Results

The AFL New Zealand Youth competition returned from the Christmas break over the weekend where the young stars of the game continued their development in Auckland and Wellington.

 

Auckland:

 

U13 Boys:

The U13 Auckland boys showed no sign of having a 2 month break by having one of the highest scoring matches to date. Young Wade McNabb kicked a whopping 6 goals in the match to give the Lions a big win over the Bulldogs.

 

Team:Goals:Behinds:Total:
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Bulldogs Thumbnail10969

Goals:

Lions: W. McNabb 6, A. Grant 5, B. Rayner 4, T. Hack 3

Bulldogs: C. Maloyd 3, E. Winchester 3, R. Morling 2, J. Hetherington 2

 

Player of the day:

Lions: Alvin Grant

Bulldogs: Elijah Winchester

 

U17 Girls:

It is the first time the girls have been together since the NZ Kahu campaign in late December and continued to focus on the basic skills of the game. The girls played out a great game with the Magpies proving accuracy is key and winning by only 3 points. Best player of the NZ Kahu campaign Jolyn Collins continued her impressive form by being named player of the day for the Tigers.

 

Team:Goals:Behinds:Total:
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Tigers thumbnail4529

Goals:

Magpies: S. Brown 2, D. Harris 2, C. Green 1

Tigers: J. Collins 2, K. Paniora 2

 

Player of the day:

Magpies: Tayla Cross

Tigers: Jolyn Collins

 

U17 Boys:

The U17 boys played in the curtain raiser for Round 1 of the brand new AFL New Zealand Premiership Competition and provided some great football for the supporters. First gamer Bronson Hewitson had a best on ground performance for the Tigers by kicking 2 goals and gaining possessions all over the field. The Tigers managed to pip the Magpies this week winning by 21 points.

 

Team:Goals:Behinds:Total:
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Magpies thumbnail5434

Goals:

Tigers: I. Piper 2, B. Hewitson 2, D. Crann 2, J. Dakin 1, Q Pocock 1

Magpies: J. Tucker 1, L, Barrow Young 1, L, Dunning 1, Z. Martin 1, K. Bruce 1

 

Player of the day:

Tigers: Bronson Hewitson

Magpies: Michael Iwashita

 

Wellington:

U13 Boys:

A tough and equal game going into half time with both teams capitalising on the chances they were given. This would not last however as Luke Robinson and Munro short would combine for 3 goals each to bring the Bulldogs into the lead. A dominate showing of kicking ability and moving into space was the cause for a good win on a hot day.

Team: Goals: Behinds: Total:
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Lions thumbnail3422

 

Goals:

Bulldogs: Munro Short 3, Luke Robinson 3, Hari Below, Douglas McJorrow

Lions: Ryan Awatere 2, Beren Goodwin

 

Player of the day:

Lions: Rico Tuhua

Bulldogs: Luke Robinson

 

U17 Boys:

 

The U17s enjoyed an emphasis on situational drills prior to our match. This was beneficial as players are returning after almost two months off. The boys quickly returned to their form and demonstrated impressive marks and kicking.

This ability led into the game which saw the lions claim a firm win. In hot conditions it was good to see the guys put the effort in, and as a result continue to get better.

Team: Goals: Behinds: Total:
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Saints thumbnail011

 

Goals:

Lions: Willem Van Der Wit 6, Josh Morgan-Ranui, Brandon Absalom, Alex Awatere

 

Player of the day:

Lions: Shaun Hanning

Saints: Alex Awatere