NAIDOC Round

July 18, 2018

Last weekend the West Australian Amateur Football League held its NAIDOC round which is an annual celebration in recognition of the contribution that indigenous footballers have made to the sport.

The Gosnells Football Club commissioned talented local artist Tamara Hayden to design an indigenous themed jumper for players to wear during games played by the Hawks for last weekend’s fixtures.

The club’s committee decided that all six teams will wear the jumper in games this year. Last Saturday the league team wore the jumper in a victory over Quinns District and on Sunday the Hawks women’s team (pictured) were successful in their game against Forrestdale.

It is appropriate that the women wore the jumper because NAIDOC 2018 theme is “because of Her We Can” which recognises the significant role, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played and continue to play in the community at local, state and national levels.

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Results Week 13

July 18, 2018

The Gosnells Hawks Football Club league bounced back to the winners list with a narrow victory last week in the WAAFL NAIDOC round after three straight losses. The team wore specially designed indigenous themed jumpers created by talented local artist Tamara Hayden.

The team sits equal second on points on the ladder but fourth on percentage. A win this week over third placed Bassendean is essential if the Hawks are to qualify for a home and a qualifying final. Final scores were Gosnells 13.8 (86) Quinns District 11.17 (83). Best for the Hawks were Tristan Edgill, Ethan Strahan, Jayden Woods and Kade Pescod.

It’s back to the drawing board for coach Steve Davis and his boys after a comprehensive defeat by rival Quinns District. The reserves struggled all day after seven straight wins to go down by 29 points. Final scores were Quinns District 8.12 (60) Gosnells 4.7 (31). Better players were Wade Gallagher (celebrating 150 club games), Brett Endersby, Wade Goodhew and Aiden Gray.

It wasn’t good news for the thirds either as the team suffered its first defeat of the year losing to Forrestfield by 37 points. Final scores were Forrestfield 12.7 (79) Gosnells 6.6 (42). Ethan Barry, Dave McBride, Dennis Luffman and Alex Goddard all played well.

The colts continue to struggle against classy opposition and lost to Quinns District. Raymond Shaw, Les Curley, Leighton Bagovits and Tom Stevens all played well.

The women’s Hawks team continue to improve and recorded their second victory of the season with a 13 point win over Forrestdale. Best were Michelle Watson, Siobhan Roche, Elisha Bettenay and Kinisha Penny.

This week the league, reserves and colts travel to Jubilee Park to take on Bassendean and the thirds play Jandakot at Atwell Oval all on Saturday. The women play University at UWA Sports Park, Mt Claremont at 12.30 pm and the Metro league team play Warwick/Greenwood at Percy Doyle Reserve at 2.30 pm both on Sunday.

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Results Week 12

July 3, 2018

The Gosnells Hawks Football Club recorded three victories and suffered three defeats last week. The league team continued in a mid season slump by going down by 34 points to Willetton. A win this week against Quinns District is essential if this team is to see action in the finals. Final scores were Willetton 14.14 (98) Gosnells 9.10 (64). Best players for the Hawks were Scott Lewis, Jayden Woods, Robert Davis and Levi Gallagher.

The reserves continue to play exciting football recording a seventh straight victory with a win over Willetton last week. This week the team plays third placed Quinns District and this should give an indication of how the team is travelling in search of an elusive premiership.  Final scores were Gosnells 9.9 (63) Willetton 6.4 (40). Best on ground for the Hawks were Ryan Davies, Damien Taylor, Dmayne Brown and Michael Handgraaf.

The thirds remain unbeaten with ten wins but play second placed Forrestfield this week which should be an interesting game. Final scores last week were Gosnells 18.14 Melville 5.2 (32) Best on ground for the Hawks were Bryan Lutter, Justin Abernathy, Richard Marsden and Kyle Wood.

The colts went down to Willetton. Final scores were Willetton 16.5 (102) Gosnells 4.12 (36). Best for the Hawks were Tom Stevens, Cailem Narkle, Michael Vidich and Les Curley.

The women’s Hawks found Nollamara far too skilful. Final scores were Nollamara 9.12 (66) Gosnells 2.5 (17). Best on ground for the Hawks were Rochelle McKenzie, Lisa Gilewski, Uershia Nelson and Brooke Hardy.

The metro boy dug deep and held off a determined Dwellingup to record a 38 point victory in what was an entertaining game of football. Final scores were Gosnells 19.12 Dwellingup 14.4 (88).Best for the Hawks were Matthew Brooks, Rodney Hansen, Jeremy Hilbers and Ryan Leach.

This week the league, reserves and colts are home to Quinns District at Gosnells Oval on Saturday. The thirds play Forrestfield at 2.30 pm at John Reid Oval (Hartfield Park). The women play Forrestdale on Sunday at Gosnells Oval at 12.30 pm. The metro boys have a bye.

Kevin Wansbrough

Local lads Ethan Hansen and Luke English will represent WA at the Australian U18’s Championships tomorrow (Wednesday) when WA v the ALLIES. Game is televised live on Foxtel channel 504 from noon.

Local lads Ethan Hansen and Luke English will represent WA at the Australian U18’s Championships tomorrow (Wednesday) when WA v the ALLIES. Game is televised live on Foxtel channel 504 from noon.

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RESULTS WEEK 11

June 30, 2018

The Gosnells Hawks Football Club’s reserve and third teams recorded victories last week but other teams were unsuccessful. The league team gave up a 19 point lead at three quarter time go down by 2 points to Carlisle. Another loss this week could see the team drop out of the top 5 for the first time this year. Final scores were Carlisle 10.11 (71) Gosnells 9.15 (69). Best on ground for the Hawks were Jayden Woods, Tristan Edgill, Cam Hayden and Josh Hall.

The reserves carried on their excellent form with a convincing win over Carlisle. Coach Steve Davis has his team travelling well at the moment sitting on top of the premiership ladder. Final scores were Gosnells 18.3 (111) Carlisle 2.5 (17). Dmayne Brown, Lindsay Williams, Brett Endersby and Wade Gallagher were better players for Gosnells.

The thirds continue to impress with another easy win. Final scores were Gosnells 16.8 (104) Swan Valley 3.1 (19). Dan Fitzgerald, Bryan Lutter, Cam Pate and Ethan Barry all played well.

The colts tried hard but found Carlisle too strong. Final scores were Carlisle 16.9 (105) Gosnells 3.7 (25). Tom Stevens, Coree Thomson, Raymond Shaw and Liam Adams were best players for the Hawks.

The women’s team suffered its first big loss with a 54 point defeat by top team Rossmoyne. Final scores were Rossmoyne 9.6 Gosnells 1.0 (6). Jade Turton, Siobhan Roche, Kathleen Kelly and Chantal Papendorf were better players for Gosnells.

The Metro League team struggled against a classy unit in Safety Bay. Final scores were Safety Bay 25.17 Gosnells 3.7 (25). Best on ground for Gosnells were Tim Mavric, Marley Nelson, Devon Coyne and Duane Rochford.

This Saturday the league, reserves and colts play Willetton at Burrendah Reserve.  The amended starting times are colts at 9.30 am, reserves 1.10 am and league at 3.10 pm. The thirds are home to Melville at 2.30pm.

The women’s team play Nollamara and the metro boys take on Dwellingup with both games at Gosnells Oval Sunday 1 July.

Congratulations to Matthew Hopewell on his 150th club game last week.

Kevin Wansbrough

 

150 Reserves Games for Matthew Hopewell
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WEEK 10 RESULTS

The Gosnells Hawks Football Club had mixed results last Saturday with the reserves, thirds and women teams winning but the league, colts and metro league teams were unsuccessful. The league team gave up a handy lead at quarter time to go down by 29 points. Final scores were Melville 17.13 (115) Gosnells 13.8 (86). Best on ground for the Hawks were Jayden Woods, Caleb Goodhew, Brent Phillis and Levi Gallagher.

The reserves carried on their excellent form with a convincing win over Melville. Gosnells took complete control in the last quarter booting 9 goals. Final scores were Gosnells 20.16 (136) Melville 4.3 (27). Brett Endersby, Michael Handgraaf, Kyle Dougan and Wayne Ninyette (9 goals) were better players for Gosnells.

The thirds continue to impress under new coach Sam Parker and remain unbeaten and equal leader on the premiership ladder with a massive percentage of 404. Final scores were Gosnells 19.17 (131) North Beach 2.3 (15). Justin Abernathy, Wade Gallagher, Sam Carlino and Aaron Gould all played well.

The colts tried hard but found Melville too strong. Final scores were Melville 19.17 (131) Gosnells 3.3 (21). Les Curley, Michael Vidich, Cailem Narkle and Jack Phillis were best players.

The women’s team broke through for their first ever win and celebrated in true Gosnells style. Final scores were Gosnells 5.3 (43) Hills Rangers 1.3 (9). Eleanor Brooks, Concetta Molinaro, Jodie Bubrzycki and Kathleen Perry were better players in an even team performance.

The Metro League team played well but found Kelmscott a little too strong on the day. The game was even for the first three quarters but Kelmscott scored three goals in the last quarter to run out winners by 15 points. Coach Stewart Divitini was disappointed with the result as he thought his team had enough chances to record a victory. Final scores were Kelmscott 10.5 (65) Gosnells 7.8 (50). Best on ground for Gosnells were Tom Hindmarsh, Michael Chaplin, Devon Coyne and Ethan Barry.

This Saturday the league, reserves and colts are home at Gosnells Oval and play Carlisle. The thirds play Swan Valley at the Swan Valley Sporting Complex at 3.20 pm.

The women’s team play Rossmoyne at Shelley Reserve at 3 pm and the metro boys are home to Safety Bay 2.30 pm both games on Sunday 24 June.

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RESULTS WEEK 8

June 8, 2018

The Gosnells Hawks league team returned to the winners list with a comfortable 19 point win over Stirling. Final scores were Gosnells 8.17 (65) Stirling 7.4 (46). Best on ground for Gosnells were Scott Lewis, Jayden Woods, Jacob Smith and Brent Phillis.

The reserves were untroubled to easy defeat Stirling by 141 points. With the team recording several massive victories in recent weeks Coach Steve Davis has the problem of finding positions in the team for several players coming back from the league, from personal leave and injury. Final scores were Gosnells 23.15 Stirling 1.6 (12). Alex Taylor promoted from the thirds for this game was adjudged best player with Luke Drew, Henry Woods and Luke Chapman (7 goals) all playing well.

The colts who played off in the Grand Final last year were no match for Canning Vale this season. Final scores were Canning Vale 22.12 (144) Gosnells 1.0 (6). Stefan Little, Raymond Shaw, Aiden Gray and Ben Lamb were best for the Hawks.

The thirds remain undefeated with a 104 point win over SNESA. Final scores were Gosnells 19.11 (125) SNESA 3.3 (21). Dan Fitzgerald, Reuben Barham, Dennis Luffman and Richard Marsden all performed well.

The new Metro League team with some new players and good numbers is developing into a strong unit. It will be interesting to see how they progress during the latter part of the season. Final scores were Gosnells 21.17 (143 Wanneroo 5.1 (31). Best were Devon Coyne, Leroy Narkle, Josh Websdale and Solomon Slater.

The women’s team struggled in wet conditions and were defeated by 9 points. Final scores were Warnbro Swans 2.1 (13) Gosnells 0.4 (04). Ashleigh Rickard, Sabrina Johnston, Elisha Bettenay and Jodi Bubrzycki all played well for the Hawks.

On the remaining fixture in round 1 is on Saturday the 9 June with the league, reserves & colts playing Bullcreek Leeming at Beasley Park while the thirds play Ellenbrook at Ellenbrook District Open Space Oval at 3.20 pm.

It is unfortunate that thirds are not fixtured to play on the same day as the league, reserves & colts for the rest of the season. The next time most members will get to support the thirds will be in the finals. Good luck to Sam and his boys for the rest of the year.

The Sunday Metro team play Queens Park at Queens Park Reserve at 2.40 pm on Sunday 10 June and the women play Cockburn Lakes at Anning Park at 2 pm on Sunday.

Congratulations to the following two players who will achieve milestones this week. Nathan Hansen will play his 200 club game and Daniel Fitzgerald his 100 club game. Members are encouraged to get to the grounds and “get around” both Panther and Fitzi.

Kevin Wansbrough

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VALE Dr Wallace Bowden

May 25, 2018

Our Deepest sympathy to Marjorie, Lynn, Stuart and the Bowden family. Dr Bowden is credited with WAFL legend John Colgan joining the club as coach in 1962. This laid the foundation for what is today a successful community club. Dr Bowden was awarded Life Membership in 1989. Dr Bowden donated the Dr W Bowden Medal for the SSMNFL and the SSFL F & B player from 1968 to 2002 and the GFC reserves F & B trophy from 2003 to 2017. He also acted as club doctor and was Patron for many years.

Kevin Wansbrough

 

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WEEK 7 RESULTS

May 25, 2018

The Gosnells Hawks Football Club league team recorded its second defeat of the season by going down to Ballajura by 78 points last Saturday. It will be interesting to see how the team responds when they play the same team at home in round two. It would appear at this early stage of the season Ballajura is the team to beat for the flag. Final scores were Ballajura 17.20 (122) Gosnells 6.8 (44). Lindsay Williams, Josh Hall, Levi Gallagher and Chris Kessell all performed well for the Hawks.

The reserves continue to play well with a 32 point win over Ballajura and advance to second on the premiership ladder. Final scores were Gosnells 13.7 (85) Ballajura 8.5 (53). Best on ground were Nathaniel Reid, Daniel Wise, Luke Drew and Jack O’Reilly.

The colt’s team is starting to show some improvement but went down to Ballajura. Final scores were Ballajura 15.11 (101) Gosnells 6.6 (42). Stefan Little and Tom Stevens were best again for Gosnells. Beaudine Winnar and Aiden Gray also performed well.

The thirds recovered from a moderate start to the game against Brentwood Booragoon to boot 8 goals in the second quarter and go onto a comfortable victory. Final scores were Gosnells 15.16 (106) Brentwood Booragoon 5.2 (32). Best for the Hawks were Max Websdale (7 goals), Alex Taylor, Jaxon Millsteed and Corey Ridley.

The Metro team found Baldivis too good on the day but should bounce back with a home game this week. Final scores were Baldivis 14.10 (94) Gosnells 10.3 (63). Ethan Barry, Lindsay Pickett, Damien Taylor and Devon Coyne were best for Gosnells.

The Gosnells women team tried hard but found the Cottesloe team 36 points in front on the final siren. Final scores were Cottesloe 8.7 (55) Gosnells 2.7 (19). Best were Concetta Molinaro, Sabrina Johnston, Shanyn Morrison and Maddison Briggs.

This week all games are at home at Gosnells Oval. The Gosnells women play Sunday starting at 1.00 pm with the Metro League at 2.30pm. Saturday teams play at normal times.

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RESULTS WEEK 6

May 17, 2018

The Gosnells Hawks Football Club’s fixture last week against Kenwick saw the league team lose its first game after five straight victories, the colt’s team recording their first win for the season with the reserve team scoring a massive 174 point victory.

League coach Corey Bertram was forced to make seven changes to his team from the previous week and even though the Hawks fought hard Kenwick was superior on the day and recorded a 7 point victory. The game this week against top team Ballajura will be the match of the day with both teams level on five wins at this early stage of the season. Final scores in the league were Kenwick 12.15 (87) Gosnells 11.14 (80). Billy Blanket, Jayden Woods, Scott Lewis and Cam Hayden all performed well for the Hawks.

The reserve team bounced back from a defeat last week with a massive victory over Kenwick. Final scores in the reserves were Gosnells 27.16 (178) Kenwick 0.4 (4). Best for the Hawks were Mitchell Withers, Tristan Edgill, Joseph Hill and Kyle Wood.

The colt’s finally put a win on the board with a 38 point win over a gallant Kenwick. The Rodney Pollock Memorial Medal was won by Gosnells Captain Stefan Little. Others to play well were Tom Stevens, Dylan Curley and Coree Thomson. Final scores were Gosnells 16.8 (104) Kenwick 9.12 (66).

Next Saturday 19 May the league, reserves and colt’s travel to Kingfisher Oval, Ballajura  to play Ballajura, the thirds play Brentwood Booragoon at Karoonda Oval at 4.45 pm, the Women play Cottesloe at Cottesloe Oval at 11 am and the Metro league play Baldivis at Baldivis Park, Baldivis at 2.30 pm on Sunday 20 May.

 

Kevin Wansbrough

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Result Week 5

May 9, 2018

The Gosnells Hawks Football League Team remains the only unbeaten team in C1 Division of the WAAFL with a 14 point victory over rivals Bassendean last Saturday. The Hawks were in control for most of the day to hold off a determined opponent in the last quarter. Final scores were Gosnells 15.8 (98) Bassendean 12.12 (84). Zac Ridley, Josh Hall, Hayden Yarran and Dean Stauborg were best for Gosnells. The reserves again failed to live up to expectations and went down in a close game by 6 points. Coach Steve Davis is confident his team can bounce back in the next few weeks. Final scores were Bassendean 5.10 (40) Gosnells 5.4 (34). Chris Kessell playing his first game in the reserves this year was best with Matthew Hopewell, Nathan Hansen and Nathaniel Reid all playing well for the Hawks.

The thirds under new coach Sam Parker have been the surprise packet this year with four straight wins on the board and his team is appearing to enjoy their football together. It will be interesting to follow the progress of this team after it has displayed such a promising start to the season. Final scores were Gosnells 14.12 (96) Belmont 5.3 (33).  Best were Dan Fitzgerald, Kyle Wood, Sol Isa and Taylor Millsteed.

The colt’s team continue to struggle against older and bigger opponents. The WAAFL Colt’s structure is for 16-20 year olds to be eligible to play in that competition. The Gosnells team is made up of mostly young first year players and they find it difficult to match up against other clubs with more experienced players. Final scores were Bassendean 21.21 (147) Gosnells 3.3 (21). Tom Stevens, Jack Phillis, Aiden Gray and Liam Adams performed well.

The Hawks women’s team performed well but lost by a solitary point to University. Final scores were University 2.4 (16) Gosnells 2.3 (15). Best were Telsha Steenson, Elisha Bettenary, Maddie Briggs and Janine Ragno.

The Metro League team played an excellent brand of football and won a very high standard and exciting game by 1 point. Swan District legend Tallan Ames made his debut for the Gosnells Hawks and showed why he was such a highly regarded player in the WAFL. Others to play well were Coree Thomson, Ethan Barry, Dennis Luffman and Max Websdale.

Young players Coree Thomson has been selected in the WAAFL’s under 23 team and Trenayne Hodder in the colt’s team.

This Saturday the league, reserves and colt’s are home to Kenwick. The thirds and women have a bye with the Metro League playing at Dwellingup at 1.00 pm on Sunday.

Kevin Wansbrough

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