The Gosnells Hawks Football Club league and reserve teams bounced back from defeats last week with hard fought victories over Hamersley Carine. The league game was close all day with the scores level late in the last quarter but the Hawks prevailed in a thriller to win by 7 points. Final scores Gosnells 9.6 (60) Hamersley Carine 8.5 (53). Michael Handgraaf, Jye Clements, Drew Robinson and Caleb Goodhew were best for the Hawks.
The reserves showed improved form with a narrow 2 point victory. Coach Steve Davis is of the opinion that his team will improve further and will be a finals contender again this year. Final scores Gosnells 7.6 (48) Hamersley Carine 6.10 (46).
The third team tried hard but found Coolbinia too good on the day. Liam Stevens, Lam Le, Russell Fuller and Michael Cohen played well.
The colts struggled against a classy opposition in Forrestdale. Final scores Forrestdale 20.10 (130) Gosnells 1.8 (14). Blake Pickett, Oscar Taylor, Adam Jones and Leslie Pickett were best players.
The women’s team came back from a victory last week with a 52 point loss to Nollamara. Final scores were Nollamara 11.5 (71) Gosnells 3.1 (19). Tyler, Price, Louise Knitter, Richelle McKenzie and Ashleigh Rickard were best for Gosnells.
It was a bad day for the Gosnells Hawks Football club last week with all teams being defeated apart from the women’s team who followed up from a comprehensive defeat last week to record a 13 point victory over University. Final scores were Gosnells 3.3 (21) University 1.2 (8). Best were Michelle Watson, Courtney Venning and Louise Knitter.
The league team struggled against Bullcreek Leeming who appear the team to beat for premiership honours at this early stage of the season. The Hawks had opportunities but was not able to put goals on the scoreboard. Final scores were Bullcreek Leeming 9.15 (69) Gosnells 5.3 (33). Best for the hawks were Alex Taylor, Josh Hall, Lochlin Luckens and Eric Mitchell.
The reserve team had eight players missing from the previous game and found it hard going against a classy opposition. Final scores Bullcreek Leeming 10.11 (71) Gosnells 2.2 (14). Dennis Luffman, Kevin Seelander and Harrison Tomas played well for Gosnells.
The colts also found if difficult against superior opposition and went down by 60 points but are showing improvement. Coach James Gliddon has an inexperienced group of young players competing against older players and they will improve with competition. Final scores Bullcreek Leeming 11.11 (77) Gosnells 2.5 (17).
The third team had played well but found Willetton superior on the day. Final scores were Willetton 9.9 (63) Gosnells 6.10 (46). Best for the hawks were Richard Marsden, Michael Cohen, Daniel Wise and Jakob Woodhouse.
This Saturday is a first for the club with all five teams playing at home. Members and supporters are encouraged to get to Gosnells Oval to enjoy an afternoon and evening of Australian Rules Football. Entry to all games is free.
The colts game starts at 11.25 am, reserves at 1.20 pm, league at 3.15 pm, thirds at 5.30 pm and the women’s hawks team under lights at 7.30 pm.
The large crowd that attended Gosnells Oval last Saturday witnessed several excellent games of Australian Rules Football in perfect autumn weather. The Anzac Round of the Perth Football League was dedicated to honour the sacrifices of the original ANZAC’S and to pay respect to our service men and women who have served and continue to serve our nation. The City of Gosnells Mayor Mr Glen Dewhurst and Mr Fred Batt Secretary of the Gosnells RSL were in attendance.
The league team continues to perform well with a 38 point victory over Carlisle. Coach Aaron Ballantyne has his team going beautifully at this early stage of the season. Final scores were Gosnells 15.8 (98) Carlisle 9.6 (60). Drew Robinson won the Barratt/Hansen Anzac Day Medal for the best Gosnells player. Others to play well were Lochlin Luckens, Luke Kendall and Scott Lewis.
The reserves bounce back from a disappointing game last week to record a convincing 82 point victory. Final scores were Gosnells 18.9 (117) Carlisle 5.5 (35). Best for the Hawks were Eathan Strahan, James Kelly and Brayden Watkins.
The thirds were very competitive and a win is not far away. Final scores were Hamersley Carine 11.16 (82) Gosnells 5.7 (37). Best were Tom Stevens, Jack Phillis, Michael Sanderson and Jeremy Hilbers.
The colt’s continue to improve but went down narrowly to Carlisle and the women’s Hawks team struggled against a classy Warnbro Swans.
All teams will play on Saturday this week with the league, reserves and colt’s travelling to Beasley Park, Leeming to play Bullcreek Leeming. A change in starting times sees the colts start at 9.25 am, reserves at 11.20 am with the league at 1.15 pm. The thirds play Willetton at 1 pm and the women’s team play University at 11 am both games at home.
After last week’s general bye the Gosnells Hawks Football Club take on Carlisle in the league, reserves and colts with the third team v Hamersley Carine on Saturday. All games are at home at Gosnells Oval. Due to fixtures by the PFL this will not happen many times this year so it is a rare opportunity for members and supporters to get to Gosnells Oval to enjoy a day of Australian Rules Football and see all male teams in action.
The women’s team play their first game for the season at Warnbro Sporting Complex with the game starting at 12.15 pm. The Gosnells Football & Sports Club would like to honour and remember the sacrifices of the original ANZAC’S and to pay respect to our service men and women who have served and continue to serve our nation.
Members of the public are invited to Gosnells Oval to pay respect at a commemorative service to be held at 2pm. The Anzac Ode will be read by Gosnells RSL Secretary Mr Fred Batt. A minute silence will be held before each game.
Those attending are encouraged to wear medals. There will be an afternoon tea in the Percy Garrett Social Room at half time in the league game at 3.30 pm. The games will be dedicated to the Anzac Tradition. Games start at 10.40 am, 12.35pm, 2.30pm and 4.45pm.
A medal for the Fairest & Best Gosnells player in the league game has been named the BARRATT/HANSEN MEDAL in memory of Terry Barratt, a brother of past President and Life Member Norm Barratt and William Paul Hansen, father of Life Member and former club captain Nathan Hansen. Both Terry and William served in the Australian Army and in Vietnam. Terry played football for Gosnells and William for Kelmscott in the Sunday Football League.
The new season for the Gosnells Hawks Football Club started well with the league, reserve and colt’s teams recording victories but the third senior team went down narrowly by 10 points. The women’s competition starts on the 27th April.
The league team started slowly and trailed Warnbro Swans by 5 goals in the second quarter but responded to coach Aaron Ballantyne’s half time address and added 10 goals in the second half to the opposition’s 2 to run out convincing winners by 32 points. Final scores were Gosnells 12.15 (87) Warnbro Swans 7.13 (55). Jayden Woods continued his good form from last year but it was a team effort from all players after half time that turned the game for the Hawks.
The reserves game was a struggle for both teams in the windy conditions with Gosnells prevailing by 10 points at the final siren. Final scores were Gosnells 5.15 (45) Warnbro Swans 5.5 (35). Best players for the Hawks were Michael Handgraaf, Cam Hayden, Kyle Dougan and Dennis Luffman.
The third team tried hard but found Curtin Uni Wesley superior on the day. Final scores were Curtin Uni Wesley 6.11 (47) Gosnells 5.7 (37). Marley Nelson, Christian Agostino, Taylor and Jaxon Millsteed were best for Gosnells.
The colt’s team performed well in what was an entertaining game of Australian Rules Football holding on to win by 3 points. Final scores were Gosnells 7.12 (54) Warnbro Swans 8.3 (51). Best players were Jonathon Williams, Justin Indich, Michael Vidich and Adam Cummings.
Milestones this week are Adam White 250 games, Chis Watterston 150 games, Brent Phillis and Luke Chapman 100 games.
This Saturday the Gosnells Hawks play Ocean Ridge at Gosnells Oval and the thirds play Forrestfield at Hartfield Park, Forrestfield at 2.30 pm.
The 2019 football season gets under way this Saturday 6th April 2019. The Gosnells Hawks Football Club will participate in C1, E2 and the Dargie Division of the colts in the Perth Football League. The women’s team will play in the B Division of the same competition.
Aaron Ballantyne has been appointed head coach of the club. Aaron is a former player at the club and recently has been involved with clubs in the WAFL in player development. The committee has appointed Steve Davis as reserves coach and Sam Parker as the coach of our third senior team. The colts will be coached by James Gliddon and the women by Mogan Jenyns.
President Michael McCaughan said he was confident all teams would perform well this season.
Any person wishing to join a progressive club, keep fit and enjoy a game of Australian Rules Football is invited to join the Gosnells Hawks Football Club. The maximum age for colt’s players was extended by 12 months in 2013. All players turning 20 in 2019 are eligible to play in that competition. New players are welcome. The club training is on Gosnells Oval, Terence Street, Gosnells on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm.
Gosnells Football Club was established in 1911 has a proud record of 16 league premierships and has some of the best facilities in the competition. For more information contact club on 9398 3328.
The fixtures this week are the league, reserves, colts and women’s teams travel to Warnbro Sporting Complex to play the Warnbro Swans. The E2 are at home to play Curtin Uni Wesley at 2.30 pm