The 4/5/6 Boys had a great carnival. We went through undefeated including a 1-1 draw in the final, finishing runners up due to a goal difference count back. The play-off game felt like an Olympic Final, with a large boisterous crowd cheering them on to the very end. Very proud of every one of them. We had a squad of 16, with every player taking the field during both games on turf. All the boys played beyond my expectations, including Ethan J. and Charlie H. (who we dragged back from football for the weekend). A special mention for Tom B. scoring 8 goals, and Sameer H.(8) played like a veteran against players up to 3 years older. Well done boys and thanks Cam Brook (manager) Coach Damon Diletti/ Super subber Coach Clare Jongeling
4/5/6/ GIRLS MODS 1
The 4/5/6 squad fell short of two full teams this year however we managed to recruit players from outside the club and this resulted in new friendships being forged due to the love of hockey. Despite the fact that most of Mods 2 had come together for the first time and we had an age range of Year 2-6, it was a solid performance with 3 wins, 2 lost and we played off for 3rd and 4th position. Despite being tired, each player dug deep and showcased what they had learnt over the two days. We drew nil all in what was an exciting play off match and was awarded 5th position due to goal recount. Our thanks go to Belinda Civilletti (manager), Erin Rowbottom and Hannah Seymour (umpires) and all those who helped out. There were so many highlights, best game was 2-0 win against Esperance despite going to the field with 10 players but by far the best result was that our new recruits from UGS expressed their keen interest to play for Mods again next year! Mods 2 epitomized what Narrogin Carnival is all about. Well done girls! Coach Jenny Rowbottom
4/5/6 GIRLS MODS 2
The girls had a great experience over the weekend, playing six games over two days. We had a young team, with a core group of girls, bolstered in several matches by year 6 girls coming across from our other Mods team. Well done to the year 4 girls (plus a year 3) for playing hard and scoring a couple of goals. Our girls did well, winning their final match (7th/8th playoff), where their skills they picked up over the past two days came together. They passed wide, attackers helped defenders, defenders pushed up in attack, and all ran hard. Our plan for the short-pass short corner even paid off. I believe we won two, drew one and lost three games. Thanks to the girls for keeping on going throughout the often cold and wet conditions. A first for me was seeing, after they were drenched in the previous game, several of the girls kitted up with raincoats under their mods uniform! And thank you to our umpire (Stuart), manager (Kiely) and the other parents for helping out so much. I’m looking forward to next year (maybe we will get some sun). Coach Michael Munday
Teamwork was the focus for the weekend across both 7/8 Boys sides. It was great to see how players bonded by getting to know and understand each other better. Players were challenged by playing in different positions, on different field types and against some very good quality opposition. They did Mods proud by their performance on and off the field no matter the result. There were lots of smiles and some very tired players (and parents) at the end of the weekend. Great effort by all. Special thanks to our umpires in Graeme and Phil for their support throughout the weekend. Thanks to everyone for a great weekend. Coaches Neil, Glenn and Mark
9/10 MIXED MODS 1
In one word, the 9/10 Mods 1 performance was “Stellar”. The team played every game as planned with a focus on the process and not the result; spectators saw a team enjoying their hockey with every player contributing. In the division matches we won two games and drew three. A fabulous result considering the strength and ability of some of the opposition with their state players. We won our playoff. I was incredibly proud of the teams attitude and performance. The leadership group of Sachin, Tom and Charlotte were fantastic with their positive comments and advice. Oliver played brilliantly in goal for both 9/10 teams and likely broke records for his running when the two teams had games scheduled back-to-back! Hamish’s 14 goals were entertaining! Thanks also to Peter for managing the team. A great weekend had by all. Coach Richard Hart
Other highlights this year..
UGSHA PRESIDENT XI VS WA STATE COUNTRY MEN
Coach Damon played in front of a 500 strong cheering cold crowd..he could hear ‘Go Dad’ from behind the net. A very proud moment. He said it was a very fast game, with most players 20 years his junior… he got through the game (just), then to be told they were going to have a shoot out comp!!! Nevertheless come Sunday..he was very weary.