HASTINGS CLUB FLYER VOL 4 | 19th EDITION | August 17th 2019 | 03 5979 1740
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News and Results from Round 18 The boys travelled to Somerville with both clubs playing for the right to play in this year’s finals series but unfortunately the boys came up short against a very good Somerville outfit. The boys should be very proud of their performance, they shouldn’t be too down in the dumps they gave there all but in wet and windy conditions came up short in front of a very large home crowd.
whilst kicking against a strong breeze they managed to kick a goal and keep Somerville to 4 to give them a real chance for the rest of the game. The opposition lifted in the second quarter and denied us kicking any goals while they kicked one, so at half time we went in 5 goals down The boys played a solid first half with Paddy Wilson playing a great game in the ruck against much bigger opposition, he is Now time for the club to assess there year another local boy with a big future, he was and come back in 2020 bigger better and supported well around the ball by Nick Hill. stronger we wish them well. The boys continued to try really hard and as per the standard they have set all year never Just on behalf of the Coleman club gave up and ended up losing by 8 goals to members l would like to thank the club in getting Brendan Fevola to play at the Mighty 2. Other good players were Hogan- Keogh, Bake Rhodes. Thomas Finn and a special Blues in season 2019. The way everyone mention to Connor Langdale who has shown treated him was outstanding he will leave great improvement through the year and the club with some wonderful memories, it’s important to note that Brendan ended up played his best game in the under 19 ranks. playing 10 games kicking 30 goals image if The boys were ultra-competitive all we could of played finals in better weather year and won 4 games which was a good conditions it would of been a sight to effort considering nearly all of the team will behold, he has now Retired and we wish have either another 3-4 years in this team. If him all the best and thank him. anyone is interested in getting involved in this team next year you will have an exciting Unfortunately our Women footballers year. couldn’t get the job done against very strong Murrumbeena outfit, congratulations 2nds to John Mitchel and his team on the wonderful year they have had, with going up In windy conditions the game was played a division l’m sure they have learnt a lot and tough and hard with a lot of contested ball. will be better for the run in the higher We started really well and lead by 15 points division and should put them in good stead at quarter time kicking with the wind. for next season. Sommy had the wind in the second and kicked 4 gaols to nil to take a 5 point lead at In some really bright news our A Grade half time, big Wardy was playing well and women will be contesting this year’s finals supported by fellow onballer Jams Forecast, series along with our Under 17s girls this l the evergreen Richie Vandenham was also must say is just wonderful news, huge turning back the clock. Scoring was very congratulations to Karen Gay who has done similar in the last half and we were playing a marvellous job since taking over our well, leading by 3 goals against a strong Netball program in particular with the breeze with 10 min to go, however I think appointment Trish McLaughin from the Rye, the boys were really unlucky and had some on behalf of all our members we wish the terrible free kicks given against them whilst girls all the success in the world, if you get defending that resulted in Somerville a chance please get over to Alexander Park, drawing the game. The boys played really Mornington @ Mornington Football/Netball well and deserved to win. A bit of an club and check out how they go. inconsistent year, but at times they played some great footy. Special mention to Kane FOOTBALL REPORT Stratton who kicked another 6 and won the Scores: league goal kicking for the reserves. Hastings v Somerville at Somerville Seniors Hastings 5.9.39 v Somerville 10.10.70, Reserves Hastings 7.5.47 v Somerville 7.5.47, Under 19’s Hastings 2.2.14 v Somerville 8.18.66
As the mode of previous weeks the seniors were playing for their season and so were Somerville with the winner a chance to play finals. Due to the significance of the game it was always going to be a brutal contest and it was all day, with a lot of contested ball and a few spot fires throughout the day, Thirds even Fev was having a few scuffles on what was to be his last ever game of competitive The Thirds continued to battle hard against a football. He announced his retirement after quality Somerville team that have the game and was very emotional thanking traditionally been a powerhouse in under 1 the hasting’s players and club as a whole for footy. They were very completive early and welcoming him to our great club.
Back to the game and it was tight at half time with us going in a goal down Somerville had the wind in the third and we just had to stay in touch, we tried really hard with the coach and Luke Hewitt working hard around the ball and Joel Standfield playing well down back. We missed the class of young Dylan Paarlberg – who was missing through the birth of his first child (congratulations on the arrival of Mila), we also missed our captain and star Paul Rogasch. We done ok in the quarter and were down 4 goals but coming home with the breeze, the opposition kicked a couple early in the last which took the wind out of our sails and although trying hard and playing reasonable footy we lost by 31 points. After the game coach Ricky called for a united front to ensure we move forward next season, although missing finals the improvement from are players aged 19 – 24 was enormous and we matched all sides at times through the year, so with a few needed addition’s and the growth of our group we should be in for an improved season next year. Joel Standfield also announced his retirement from senior football due to work commitment, he has had a great year, hopefully we see him again on the park, filling in for the teams if needed from time to time. See you all next year
NETBALL REPORT Hastings v Somerville at Somerville Scores: A – Grade Hastings 42 v Somerville 34, B – Grade Hastings 36 v Somerville 45 C – Grade Hastings 25 v Somerville 47, D – Grade Hastings 23 v Somerville 33,
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL Score Hastings 0.2.2 v Murrumbeena 14.21.105 at Hastings Best Players Z.Mitchel, T.Scott, C Murr, A Owen, I Francis, K Syer
Upcoming Game: This Saturday 17th August Hastings v Karingal A Grade Netball at Alexander park Mornington at 1.45 pm Under 17’s Hastings v Devon Meadows at Alexander Park, Mornington at 8.55 am
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U14s Cricket Coach & Junior Coordinator Needed
Hastings Cricket Club is looking for those interested in applying for the roles of Junior Coach and Junior Coordinator. This role encompasses: • Community engagement • Team registrations and liaison with Club Secretary • Function Coordinator • Fun Creator! Contact Luke Hewitt or Ted Gent for details!
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ErG’s Essential Gossip #133 The Erg regrets ever setting a challenge for “inventions A to Z.” Some bright spark who wishes to remain anonymous, ploughed in on the A’s. “You idiot Erg an axe is not an invention!” Huh? The writer goes on, “whatta (sic) about anaesthetics, the Atomic bomb and surely someone as smart as you (The Erg) Knows about the Antikythera Device?” Flummoxed best describes both Ant and Erg. A quick google has that device found in a sunken galleon of the coast of Antikythera Island. The device itself is an advanced astronomical calculator from 100 years BC. Largely based on the sun’s movement and phases of the moon the device could have been used to set the timing of Viking raids or when it was an ideal time to make an auspicious retreat. Rather than pursue anymore A’s or B’s for that matter, The Ant has been snooping in on conversations heard around the Club during this week of abysmal weather. Number one topic was what’s for dinner and Hastings as the tail gating capital as opposed to one headlight hell.
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Number two was establishing a network of high temperature incinerators to deal with all that waste we see on TV, at the same time generating much needed and cheaper power. Referred to as
WtoE projects. One of these operates under New York controlling rubbish and providing power to the grid. The challenge is where to place a WtoE on the Peninsula? Next topic was about attracting new members and welcoming back past members to the greatest country club in Victoria. Something resembling a “Member’s appreciation evening,” might be the go? Giving people a social opportunity, to sign up and commit to the Clubs while mingling with other members. The alcohol tax involved some political discourse among long time members and then out of the blue and rather amazingly a nuclear power industry was next cab off the rank. Seems there are serious concerns with the long-term viability of fossil fuels and not being able to fire up the 4WD, to tow the caravan seemed to motivate the discussion. Didn’t Premier Henry Bolte target French Island for a nuclear reactor back in the sixties? Stuff around the club. The Ant ranging around the perimeter of the young ladies’ footy game wondered about their dedication. the temperature was a mere five (5) degrees, wind howling in directly from the polar regions, the big ground obligingly, muddy-wet, yet thirty-six excited females plus animated officials engaged in the contest as if it was a fine day at the
MCG. Good on you all. Entertaining? Certainly, interesting and deserving at the very least of a token entry fee to watch the game one would have thought. Meanwhile up the road and Somerville put to the test our last gasp effort to be involved in the finals. Unfortunately, further up the road Seaford put the sword to any chance of any eastern Peninsula club playing finals. Nevertheless, with some stirring efforts of our younger players, complemented with a solid group of local talent, next year’s team is looking more than promising. Congratulations to all involved with the Hastings Football Netball Club in a tough year, on and off the field. Well done. Of course, another topic was the Pearcedale v Karingal game o.o to o.o. A draw. What happened? Read Belle’s account in next week’s flyer. As The Ant said to The Erg “I always wanted to be a procrastinator.... just never got around to it. And so, it came to pass the Erg and The Ant are off for a two-week holiday leaving the column to Belle of Balnarring. Be safe, be well, and catch up soon.
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