Round 3 Hornsby Berowra Eagles U9 Red

Hornsby Berowra Eagles Under 9s Red

Match Report round 3

HBE Under 9s Red v St Ives Hannebery

Round 3, Sunday 23 April

Rofe Park – we don’t record the scores Game 3 for the Under 9s Red was off the back of a two break for Easter and the morning after another tiring loss for the Swans – things weren’t boding well. On the up side the weather was beautiful – almost too warm. The boys warmed up with some great tackling and handball practice. Then the game was on!

What a game it was – last year the boys were relentless in the face of stiff opposition – many teams having played two to three years together already. Today was the same. It was a fierce St Ives that we faced today but I can’t fault the boys they did not stop. Everyone was dripping with sweat at the end and when asked who needed the ice spray to take the edge of the bumps and bruises nine hands went in the air – those that had the energy to raise a hand anyway. A bump on the head led to a brief rest for Perry and in a very sportsmanlike gesture St Ives lent us a couple of cracking players in James and Max who really tried hard for Hornsby. Another injury to Henry demonstrated his commitment to sacrificing the body for the game when after copping studs to the thigh he got a ball in face shortly after coming back after his legs were taken out in a questionable tackle. Overall it was a hard slog and no-one gave – it was a great team effort by everyone!

And some great lessons to focus on in training in the week!

The Mighty Eagle was watching on and was Mighty Proud!

¼ by ¼ I have no idea – we don’t score the games!

Player of the Day – Henry Granville

Report by Simon Granville, very tired Coach – 7,300 steps and counting this week


Round 3 Hornsby Berowra Eagles U12 Div 3


Willoughby Wildcats vs Hornsby Berowra Eagles U12’s Round 3, Sunday 23/ 4 / 2017 Gore Hill Oval – Loss to Hornsby Berowra Eagles


Round 3 was the return from school holidays for most, with the U12’s fielding a team of 13, including 1 injured and 1 sick.

Gore Hill Oval was bathed in sunshine for the U12’s 11am game, with sunscreen the 1st requirement.

The U12’s started with the 1st goal of the game, but it was a struggle from the point onwards. Willoughby Wildcats were a skilled team and took the game away early, with the mercy rule applied from ½ time.

The boys fought on strongly in the 2nd half, with Luka kicking four goals. Willis was a rock in defence for Hornsby Berowra Eagles, whilst Will and Jacob tackled hard and dished out plenty of possessions from the middle of the ground.

A special mention to Riley who was gallant on 1 leg for the day, the U12’s look forward to seeing you back in the park in a couple of weeks fitter and back to your best.

Next week will see a full team back on the park, and with a home game in sight, the U12’s are looking forward to a strong game.

FINAL Score:

19.12.126 v 7.2.44

Goals:  Luka Jordaan 4, Willoughby Wildcats Substitute 2, Jacob Lasker 1,

Round 3 Northwest Lightening U12YG

After many week of training the Under 12 girls were ecstatic to get their first game under their belt. Coming up against St Ives our girls were quick out of the gate with Maya and Cassidy demonstrating their great team work to move the ball from the ruck into our attacking third.

Hayley, Oliva and Alanah worked hard to keep the ball in our attacking third with tackles that stuck ensuring the ball stayed out of the hands of St Ives for long periods of time.

As the second half started our defense stepped up the pressure, with great pressure and marks from Brooke, Maeve and Leila in our back third which helped us win the ball back in high pressure situations. Along with a strong defensive effort, the second half also displayed our goal scoring skills. With goals set up due to great pressure by Johanna, Sylvie and Erin in the front third and lighting girl were flying.

To top it off we had Ruby and Rebecca running all game long, displaying they could play in any position on the field. A great first game that showed the lighting girls are here stay.

Round 3 Northern Lights U17 Div 2




After a good training run on Wednesday night Anthony and I were looking forward to a good showing against Canada Bay but the unfortunate lack of numbers available for the game put a slight dent in our plans. Injuries and boys still away made it tough to get required numbers but we were able to field a side. A hot day and a big ground meant that another game with no reserves against a full squad was going to be a tough task.

We had a slow start in the first quarter but pleasingly didn’t let the opposition get too far ahead. Starting to have confidence and trusting in each other meant passages of play were very encouraging and will no doubt become our normal standards of play.

With goals to Josh J, Scott and Monte in the second quarter we were starting to get a bit of continuity within the team and weren’t too far behind at half time.

The third quarter we started ok but started to fade late letting the opposition kick 3 goals while only managing a goal to Lachy.

The fourth quarter was hard for both teams but pleasingly the boys didn’t let the opposition kick a goal in the last quarter.

Our on field success will come but we need to work hard and be accountable. Never giving up and second and third efforts will be key.


Special Mentions:           Tom and Andy, 1st games back. Hailey’s claim for Mark of The Year.

All our canteen helpers, boundary and goal umpires and runners . We can’t function without you. Thanks

Round 3 Northern Lights Under 13 Div 1

Northern Lights 13 Div1 (13.15-93) vs Manly 13 Div1 (1.0- 6)

Round 3 – Sunday 23rd April 2017

Weldon Oval

A beautiful day on the Northern Beaches for round 3.

1st Quarter

From the first tap the Northern Lights dominated the play. Big Tom tapped it to Patrick, who kicked to Jono, kicked to Tom D and then goal by Riley.  Jack K was ready in the goal square to kick 2 goals after some great teamwork by the boys. The hand passing from the boys was fast and direct to our players. With some great tackles from Christian and Riley, sheppard by Oscar and marks by Blade and Jono, the ¼ started very strong.

Manly 0 – Northern Lights 5.3.33

2nd Quarter

Again our boys started strong with Big Tom, Jack F, Noah, Patrick and Cristian working together to get the ball to the forward pack. When the ball made a rare appearance at our end, Will, Fraser, Blade, Ethan, and Charlie sent the ball straight back to the middle of the ground. The Marking of the ball is improving every week, but still need to work on overhead marks so the ball doesn’t bounce off the boys chest.

Manly 0 – Norther Lights 7.6.48

3rd Quarter

Nick changed a few positions of the boys this quarter. Jasper kicked a goal off the ground and Patrick kicked a well deserved goal from long range.  All the boys found space to have a run while looking for a target down the field.

Manly 0 – Northern Lights 10.10.70

4th Quarter

Aidan made a great mark and kicked to forward pack. Daniel marked the ball well and Charlie kicked his 1st goal for the season.  With the Mercery rule in place we played with 2 less boys on the field giving Manly extra players in their back line.  Manly made a break and scored a goal (big cheer from both teams family & friends).

Manly 1.0.6 – Northern Lights 13.15.93

Goals – Charlie (1), Jasper (4), Patrick (1), Jack K (4), Riley (2), Jono (1)

Round 3 Northwest Lightening Under 15YG

We started off with a solid effort today from the whole team under unseasonal hot conditions at Mosman.  Although it was a slow scoring first quarter with a behind each from Kim and Keeley, the quarter was predominately spent with most of the possession in our half.  We had some good kicks from Raquel, Bailey, Hannah, Kim and Madi S; some great marks from Kim, Hannah and Madi F.  Eve and Bella contested the ball on occasion; Madi S did her job at the ruck and some great defence from Raquel, Bailey, Bella, Maisie, Ella and Keeley

In the second quarter, most of the ball was in our opposition half with a great team effort in our defence.  We saw some nice big kicks from Madi F, Angelina, Keeley, Emma, Madi S & Kim.  Hannah and Kim made some good marks; Ella and Raquel some good ball contest with Emily and Bailey picking up some loose ball.  Mikayla scored the first goal of the day with Hannah and Kim with a behind each, finishing the second quarter 10 -1

Back to a strong third quarter managing to keep the ball in our attacking half again.  We had Kim and Jasmine score a goal each, with a range of players participating in picking up the loose balls, 6 great marks; Ella, Eve and Bella doing a great job tackling and some nice hard kicks by Madi F, Ella, Madi S and Raquel; Bella with a good run and quick to the foot with the ball, with Angelina and Maisie making a strong impact.  Quarter three saw us in the lead 22-8.

The fourth quarter we finished off the match playing strong in the heat with Kim and Madi F scoring a goal each.  For most of the girls this was there 3rd game ever and the team is forming nicely.  Finishing off the match 5.8-38 to 1.2-8. Thank you to Bruce and support staff.

Also thanks to Jasmine for playing for us today!

Northwest Lightning:      5.8-38

Queenwood:   1.2-8

Round 3 Northern Light Under 15 Div 1 Match report



Northern Lights U15 Div 1 v Cronulla Sharks U15 Div 1 Round 3, Sunday 23 / 4 / 2017 Ern Holmes Oval – Win


Round 3 saw the Northern Lights U15 Div 1 side at home again at Ern Holmes Oval, against the Cronulla Sharks, who were elevated from Div 2 last season.

This was a game played in good spirit by both sides, with our boys perhaps having a point to prove after letting the previous round slip through their fingers.

Goals to each of Oli, Liam and Santiago in the first quarter gave the Lights a handy lead at the first break; and they slotted six more in Q2, with BJ, Jaz, Liam, James and Matt Hall (twice) all kicking true. Meanwhile our defence was proving pretty impenetrable and indeed kept the Sharks scoreless in the first half.

Coach Bailey Miedler took the opportunity to swap his troops around a bit over the course of the game, and try out various combinations – and this week our boys were first to the ball more often, and used it better.

In the third quarter Eddy snapped two goals and Oli and BJ added one more each; and in the final term Liam slotted two more, Matt Regan nabbed one and Eddy another. Credit to the Sharks, however – they did not give up; and each of their 3 goals in the last term was greeted with a resounding cheer by supporters from both sides.

A good day at the office for the Northern Lights, some decent performances across the ground, and some terrific camaraderie building in this team.


¼ by ¼:

Q1 3.2.20 v 0.0.0

Q2 9.5.59 v 0.0.0

Q3 13.10.88 v 0.0.0

FINAL 17.10.112 v 3.2.20

Goals: L McCallum 4, E Westcott 3, O Browne 2, B Campbell 2, M Hall 2, J French 1, M Regan 1, J Rene 1, S Rincon 1.

Report by Amanda Westcott, Manager.