Under 10 Season Report

Under 10 Green Lightning Premiers – 2019

Our boys played 13 unbelievable games in the lead up to the Round 14 Lightning Premiership at Bulleen Park only dropping one game for the entire season.  What an unbelievable effort from a super team that gelled from the opening training session this season.  The team also welcomed 3 new players into the fold this season & those players instantly felt a part of this modest team.  As a team, without mentioning individual players, our season unfolded like this:

Blue Division

Round 1 vs Whitehorse Colts – Macleod Eagles won by 5 points

Round 2 vs Preston Bullants – Macleod Eagles won by 8 points  

Round 3 vs Kew Rover – Macleod Eagles won by 18 points  

Round 4 vs Doncaster – Macleod Eagles won by 152 points  

Elevated to Green Division

Round 5 vs Camberwell 3 – Macleod Eagles lost by 9 points  

Round 6 vs Fitzroy 1 – Macleod Eagles won by 44 points  

Round 7 vs Bulleen Templestowe – Macleod Eagles won by 5 points  

Round 8 vs Banyule Y – Macleod Eagles won by 41 points

Round 9 vs Canterbury – Macleod Eagles won by 33 points  

Round 10 vs Glen Iris – Macleod Eagles won by 54 points  

Round 11 vs Surrey Park – Macleod Eagles won by 16 points  

Round 12 vs Warrandyte – Macleod Eagles won by 18 points  

Round 13 vs Bulleen Templestowe – Macleod Eagles won by 34 points  

Round 14 Lightening Premiership Green Division

We drew a tough draw playing in Pool A with the winner of Pool A & Pool B to play off in the Grand Final

Game 1 vs Greythorn Falcons- 4-2-26 to 0-2-2 – Macleod Eagles won by 24 points  

Game 2 vs Canterbury Cobras B – 1-7-13 to 1-1-7 – Macleod Eagles won by 6 points  

Game 3 vs Camberwell Sharks – 2-2-14 to 1-1-7 (the only team to beat us this season in round 5) – Macleod Eagles won by 7 points 

Pool A winner Macleod Eagles to play Pool B winner & host team Bulleen Templestowe in the Grand& Final 

Game 4 Grand& Final vs Bulleen Templestowe Bullants 3-4-22 to 1-0-6 – Macleod Eagles won by 16 points 

Bulleen Templestowe jumped out of the blocks to kick the only score to lead 1 goal to nothing at half time.  Our boys regrouped at the break & looked each other in the eye & put the acid test on each other.  They reset & played the Macleod way in the second half with brilliant team work to kick 3 goals, 4 points in the second half & restricted Bulleen Templestowe to no score.  A fantastic even team effort across all lines to be awarded the Premiership Flag & we could not be any prouder of this team.  To achieve what they have this season is nearly impossible at any level of footy.  To only drop one game all season & then play that same team on Grand Final Day & needing to beat that team in game 3 to get into the Grand Final was amazing.

To face off against the host team Bulleen Templestowe in the Grand Final & beating them by 16 points, what an unbelievable effort by an unbelievable team.  I love what each player brings to this team & to see them giving their all & being rewarded for that hard work to win the Premiership Flag, there is no better feeling as their Coach.  4 of our Under 10 players also played in the Under 11 winning Grand Final a few weeks later.  

It has been an honour to coach this team for the past 3 years & to see the player & the person they have each become makes me very proud.  

A big thank you to my support team, Assistant Coach Dean Castleton, Team Manager Glenn Forrest & all the parents for helping out on game day & training.  

What a team we have with our boys.  The future looks very bright at the Eagles Nest!  

“GO EAGLES”

Cam Henry (Coach)