With the home and away fixtures now completed the Gosnells Hawks qualified the league, reserves and colts teams for the WAAFL final series. The E Grade team after competing in the Grand Final last year struggled on being promoted to a higher grade and missed the finals this year. The league team is undefeated and will join teams of 1964 and 1989 if able to win the premiership without losing a game. The reserves finished equal second on points but third on percentage and have an undeniable opportunity to win the team’s first flag since 1965. The colts finished in fourth position but have played well against the other teams in the competition and it would be no surprise to see them feature in the finals.
Last week the league comfortably held Nollamara to win by 64 points. Final scores were Gosnells 17.14 (116) Nollamara 7.10 (52). Best for the hawks were Dave O’Brien, Damien Taylor, Jacob Smith and Mitch Barbet.
The reserve team continues to improve and held third position on the ladder with an 18 point victory. The final scores were Gosnells 11.8 (74) Nollamara 8.8 (56). Best for Gosnells were Tim Mavric and Arron Gould.
The thirds again gave their best found the opposition too good on the day. Final scores were Ocean Ridge 15.12 (87) Gosnells 4.6 (30). Callum Burne played well for Gosnells.
The colts continue to play exciting football and were far too good for Belmont Districts. Final scores were Gosnells .12.14 (86) Belmont Districts 4.6 (30). Best for Gosnells were Kade Pescod, Kyle Dougan, Stefan Llittle and Kyle Warne.
Saturday is the first week of the finals. The reserves play Warnbro Swans at Ferndale Park, Lynwood at 12.30 pm in the Qualifying Final and the colts play Belmont Districts at Jubilee Reserve, Bassendean at 10.40 am in the Elimination Final. The league has a week’s rest.
As President I would like to thank members, players, sponsors and everyone who contributed to our club winning the Clubs WA Award “Clubs in the Community (Special Projects). Our competition included “club heavies” Royal Perth Golf Club, Sorrento Surf Lifesaving Club and others. It is a credit to all concerned that our football club could win an award over other clubs that operate 12 months of the year. Our Special Project was fundraising for charity partner in 2016, beyondblue.
I am extremely proud of all who embraced the project and raised $7, 419 for the charity. This year with our dynamic Ladies Committee and functions arranged for 2017 we should better this amount.
Below is press release for the Examiner Newspaper hopefully to be printed in paper 22 June 2017.
Gosnells Football & Sports Clubs Win Award.
The Gosnells Football & Sports Club featured in the Clubs WA Industry Awards held at the Astral Ballroom at Crown Perth last Saturday. The club was a finalist in two categories “Clubs in the Community (Community Partnerships)” and “Clubs in the Community (Special Projects)”. The community partnership was with the Gosnells Laurel Club (Legacy) and the special project was with beyondblue, an organisation that raises awareness of men’s health issues such as depression and suicide.
The Gosnells Football Club held several fundraising events in 2016 and raised $7419 for beyondblue and was successful in winning the Industry Award for Clubs in the Community (Special Projects). President Michael McCaughan said it was very satisfying to raise money for beyondblue. He is proud of the members, players and sponsors who embraced the event. Plans are in place to improve on the amount this year.
Nominations for awards are open to all clubs in the state that are members of Clubs WA. Clubs WA celebrated 60 years of service to community clubs this year. Chief Executive Karen Giles said in her opening address “Clubs WA was formed in 1957 by the club industry to advocate for the rights of volunteer driven, not for profit clubs. Our vision is to be a strong and independent voice for the club Industry”.
Michael McCaughan President Gosnells Football & Sports Club 22 June 2017
To complete a good night for the football club, President Michael McCaughan was selected as a finalist in the category “Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering”. Michael has dedicated 23 years as a volunteer to the Gosnells Football Club.
History was created by the Gosnells Hawks Football Club on the 3 June 2017 when father and son Nathan and Ethan Hansen took the field in the West Australian Amateur Football League fixture Gosnells v Warnbro Swans at the Warnbro Sporting Complex, Warnbro. It is the first recorded time a father and son have represented the club in the same game. Club Historian and Statistician George Leathley could not recall this happening since records were kept from the 1950’s.
Nathan is a Life Member, a former club captain and has played 180 league games for the club. Ethan is 16 years of age and plays his football at Trinity College PSA and with the Perth Colts in the West Australian Football League. Ethan acquitted himself well in his first senior game and demonstrated sure ball handling and decision making skills and looks set for a bright future in the sport.
The Gosnells Football Club has again proved its ability to provide a pathway to a higher level for players with several players achieving milestones in recent weeks. Jye Clements played his first WAFL league game with East Fremantle, Josh Hall and Zac Ridley were selected in the WAAFL State U 23’sTeam that played Queensland at the Gold Coast last Sunday and Coree Thomson was selected in the WAAFL State Colts Team. Gosnells Football Club has some of the best facilities in the league, Level 1 & 2 coaches, qualified medical staff and a gymnasium for members.
The club is in the process of putting together a Women’s Team and extends an invitation to girls and women to join this progressive club. For further information please ring club on 9398 3328.
Gosnells Hawks Football Club recorded victories over Canning South Perth in league and reserves but the thirds went down to Quinns District last Saturday. The league team continued to impress with a 72 point winning margin. Final scores were Gosnells 17.14 (116) Canning South Perth 6.8 (44). For the Hawks Damien Taylor, Mitch Barbet, Cam Hayden and Brent Phillis played well.
The reserve team was never out of second gear to record a massive 175 point victory. Coach Steve Davis is aware that his team’s season is on the line in the next two weeks when Gosnells play top teams Bassendean and Ocean Ridge. If his team is to finish second or third on the premiership ladder and get the double chance then they must beat these clubs. Final scores Gosnells 28.14 (182) Canning South Perth 1.1 (7) Best players were Jack O’Reilly, Ryan Thompson, Brett Endersby and Matthew Hopewell.
The thirds gave it their best shot but found Quinns District too good on the day. Final scores Quinns District 8.12 (60) Gosnells 4.4 (28).
This week Gosnells takes on Bassendean at Jubilee Reserve, Bassendean and the thirds play West Coast at City Beach Reserve at 5 pm.
Gosnells Football and Sports Club is seeking Expressions of Interest in a coaching position for an adult female amateur team.
The position will initially be unpaid, however once the amateur female competition is established in WA, this will be reviewed.
A number of expressions of interest have been received from potential players. Applicants should understand that many of these people have not played Australian Rules Football since they were in junior competitions, and some may not have played at all.
Thus, applicants should have read and be thoroughly familiar with:
These, and other relevant information, are available on line at the hyperlink below.
Applicants must be prepared to:
– Work alongside our existing coaching group, mentoring and growing the learning of people with potentially, a limited background in Australian Rules Football.
– Work alongside existing coaches of girl’s teams at Gosnells Junior Football Club and Huntingdale Junior Football Club.
-Thoroughly plan training sessions to meet the needs of all potential players.
– Be prepared to attend every training session.
– With assistance, build up a support group of assistants who may include a Team Managers, trainers, runners and water persons.
– Plan realistic goals that the team can accomplish.
– Possess values that will encourage and reinforce a positive experience for participants.
– Previous coaching or playing experience in the sport of Australian Rules Football is considered essential.
– Hold (or be prepared to obtain) a Coaching Accreditation at a minimum level of Certificate 1.
– Hold or be prepared to apply for a current ‘Working With Children’ Card.
Female Australian Rules Football is the fastest growing sport in Australia, with some Districts in WA recording growth in participation rates of 200-300% per annum.
A number of other Clubs have teams who have already commenced training and these Clubs are seeking to play scratch matches during 2017.
This an opportunity to get in at ground level and build teams from scratch.
Whilst it should be anticipated that this will be a very challenging position, Gosnells Football Club is prepared to provide all the necessary resources and support.
If you are interested in this position, please attach a resume and a short letter of interest and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
This year sees us host our Annual ANZAC round this weekend at home.
We will commemorate our ANZACS by inviting all former and current Service personnel to participate in pre League game celebrations and enjoy an afternoon tea.
Games as follows;
Colts v Bassendean @ 10:40am
Reserves v Bassendean @ 12:35pm
League v Bassendean @ 2.30pm
3rds v Swan Athletic @ 5:00pm
Prior to the League game, there will be a ceremony including the reading of the Ode, The playing of The Last Post and Reveille and the National Anthem.
At the end of the league game, the best player for Gosnells will be awarded the newly named ANZAC medal, the BARRAT / HANSEN ANZAC Medal (Post to follow on the naming of the medal)
Get down to the ground and support the ANZACS .