Youth Competition week 4 results

After a week off for the Junior Hawks Cup North Island Championships, the AFL New Zealand Youth competition was back at it again in Auckland and Wellington.

 

Auckland:

 

U13 Boys

 

Blustery conditions at North Harbour Stadium didn’t stop the Youth players in all age groups from playing some good footy.

Both U13 boys teams kicked a total of 18 goals for their game which produced some great goals and fast paced footy. Sun’s player Tom Hack from Murray’s Bay Intermediate has burst onto the Youth scene producing a player of the day performance with his slick skills and never say die attitude. A four goal performance from Logan Ganalofa ensured the win for the Bulldogs who are coached by AFL New Zealand High Performance player Josh Copeland.

 

Team:Goals:Behinds:Total:
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Goals:

Bulldogs: Logan Ganalofa 4, Logan Butterworth 3, Ronan Morling 3,  Joel Hetherington 1, Elijah Winchester 1

Suns: Wade McNabb 2, Tom Hack 2, Henry Searle 2

 

Player of the day:

Bulldogs: Joel Hetherington

Suns: Tom Hack

 

U17 Girls

 

The focus for the girls this week moved to preparation for the upcoming Woomera’s Tour of NZ (11th and 13th December) where the NZ Kahu will play a two match series in Auckland.

With the majority of the girls representing the NZ Kahu, the girls focused on the main AFL skill of kicking and resetting after the player has taken a mark. When it came to game time, Killarney Morey  (Suns) of Epsom Girls Grammar was all over the park and managed to kick 4 goals in what was an overall performance, where the Suns kicked true to win by 9 goals. Another notable performance went to from Buelle Verkade (Whangaparaoa College) who continues to develop her overall game every week.

Team:Goals:Behinds:Total:
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Goals:

Suns: Killarney Morey 4, Ivy Esera 4, Kayla Paniora 2,

Saints: Setareh Brown 1

 

Player of the day:

Suns: Killarney Morey

Saints: O’Shea McMillan

 

U17 Boys

 

In the closest match of the weekend, the Magpies and Tigers took to the main oval with a focus on the skill of the tackle.

With a strong wind blowing to the South, each team pounced when kicking with the strong gale. Tigers player and Rosehill College student Zeon McNabb utilised his strong boot in the midfield to keep the ball down the southern end to heap pressure on the Magpies and his linking with team mate and small forward Issac Piper (3 Goals) proved vital. In the end, the Tigers clinched the win by 2 points.

Notable performances from Magpies player Braedyn Collins and Bonawai Baledrokadroka from the Tigers.

 

Team:Goals:Behinds:Total:
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Goals:

Tigers: Issac Piper 3, Joseph Alesich-Tamariki 1, Cullen Marsters 1, Bonowai Baledrokadroka 1

Magpies: Braedyn Collins 2, Connor Lawson 1, Maxwell Hicks 1, Levi Boyd 1, Alastair Maisey 1

 

Player of the day:

Magpies: Alastair Maisey

Tigers: Joseph Alesich-Tamariki

 

Wellington:

U13 Boys

 

In hot conditions at Hut Park, the Giants started strong with good linked plays through the midfield which allowed them to be in a strong position early on having slotted 3 goals before the Crows could put any points on the board. The Giants continued a strong showing in the remainder of the first half to take a lead of 24 points going into half time. The Giants stayed dominant throughout the entire the match, with strong tackles breaking down attacks from the Crows. The Crows kept putting the effort in and it paid off with a strong finishing quarter which put on 24 points all from goals.

Special mentions for Beren Goodwin, Munro Short, Ryan Awatere, and George Hopkins who all monopolised the scoring, on a hot day.

Player of the day went to two Fergusson Intermediate School players; Hari Below for the Crows for his high number of successful marks and leadership on the field creating links throughout the game, and Bailee Laurenson for the Giants for putting 100% for all 4 quarters.

 

Team: Goals: Behinds: Total:
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Goals:

Giants: Beren Goodwin 3, Ryan Awatere 3, Rico Tuhua,

Crows: Munro Short 2, George Hopkins 2, Lukah Chandwick

 

Player of the Day:

Giants: Bailee Laurenson

Crows: Hari Below

 

AFL New Zealand would like to thank all the parents who volunteered their time to help out during the day. We couldn’t do it without you.

 

Related stories:

Week 3 results

Week 2 results

Week 1 results