The Monash U10s braved a wet and windy Saturday to play their final game of the season and the final U10s game for Monash.
A massive thanks goes to all the family members cheering from the sideline and their support all season, as well as the Dandenong Hockey Club for organising and hosting the competition.
We also need to thank Steph Cassin and Whitney Sylivris who coached the little ones and put in all the time and hard work through the year.
With less than a month remaining in the 2017 season, Monash have eight teams vying for a chance at finals. Let’s find out who is on track for that September flag.
Those who are familiar with Ivan Britto’s coaching probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear his players joke and laugh about how his repeated mantras and catchphrases have been seared into their brains.
They might be a little surprised to hear that he actually tested this theory out by not showing up to the game, telling the girls he had nothing left to tell them and that they could do it on their own.
Playing with less than the standard 11 players is never a textbook coaching move, but Womens Pennant D coach Matt Down is far from conventional.
Known to practice Tai Chi in his spare time and to enforce mindfulness techniques on his players above any practical hockey skills, he was confident even with less bodies on the field his girls would make up for it with their interconnected spiritual oneness.
While the seniors were toiling away in the second round of their HV season, the U16s were sweating on making their debut
Coming off a premiership-winning season in 2016, the farming apprentices were hoping to make their mark in round one, and make their mark they did.
A new coach, new faces, new league, and a new year. No one was quite sure how Round 1 of the HV season would kick off, but Coach Ricky Davies was quietly confident.
Monash went out to a cracking start, with Elizabeth ‘Buff’ Rees leading from the front and scoring the first goal for Monash, while the always dangerous Rachel ‘Roddy’ Rodrigues wasn’t far behind. It was all over at the change, but were they tears of joy or sorrow heading back to the locker rooms?
Read on to find out, as well as all the results from last weekend.
Spoiler Alert: They’re team of the week for a reason.
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