Broulee Soccer Club have organised a Skills Training Session for coaches targeted at the age groups of U9-U12. This will be held during the school holidays on Monday 7 July at Capt Oldrey Park. Mark Johnson from Southern Branch will be there from around 4pm to conduct the clinic.
The clinic is open to all Eurobodalla coaches, even if your team is outside U9-U12's age group, come along and you may pick up some hany tips from a quality instructor.
For more infomation or to register your interest in the clinic contact the Broulee club at firstname.lastname@example.org
Moruya Swans beat Narooma 6-2 in an all-age ladies soccer match threatened with abandon due to lightning.
IN THE MIDDLE: Narooma’s Morgen McMillen and Moruya’s Erika Saines challenge each other for the ball on Sunday. Photo: Julie Morgan.
MORUYA Swans beat Narooma 6-2 in an all-age ladies soccer match threatened with abandon due to lightning.
Near half-time, referee Gabi Harding asked a spectator to measure the seconds between the sight and sound of the lightning to see how close it was getting to the match at Dalmeny.
“If it is coming our way I would have to abandon the match,” Harding told players and spectators.
Thankfully, the flashes headed out to sea.
In the first half, Narooma faced the worst of the heavy rain and strong winds, as well as the well-coordinated and fast passing opposition.
Moruya’s Hannah Zabel scored first in the 17th minute, with dynamic Crystal Staunton adding four more goals, one a penalty, to make the half-time score 5-1. Narooma’s goal came from a 30th minute hard, low shot by Ashley Walpole which went in off the post.
With the wind and rain now in their backs, Narooma bounced back in the second half and although Staunton scored her fifth to make it 6-1, Narooma’s Jade Hansen lobbed a goal from outside the box in the final minute for a 6-2 outcome.
In the awful conditions, fine games were played by both goalkeepers, Narooma’s versatile Bridie Clark-Bolger, and Moruya’s Michelle Zabel, with fine anticipation despite a crook ankle.
Narooma coach Graham Tasker was philosophical about a good game in harsh weather.
“Moruya deserved their win,” Tasker said.
Moruya’s co-coach Andrew Catsaras was pleased with the result.
“Our girls played very well in the trying conditions,” Catsaras said.
Bruno has been a stalwart for the Association for over 30 years and has a passion for the game like no other.
As an All Age player within the association for most of those 30 years Bruno has achieved the ultimate goal, having played for nearly all of the clubs in the region.
When Bruno isn’t playing, he’s coaching. He is well respected and has been coach of many junior and senior club teams and has coached several of the Association representative teams along the way as well as mentor to many of the up and coming youth age players.
Bruno is an active and value supporter of the Association and has put a lot of time into maintaining records over the years which has been invaluable to the Association committee and other members of the association, including players and parents.