Updated: Jul 23
U6 Blue Gymea Gorillas 48 Yarrawarrah Tigers 32
U6 Yellow Gymea Gorillas 56 Yarrawarrah Tigers 56
U7 Red Gymea Gorillas 68 Yarrawarrah Tigers 4
U9 Taren Point/Tigers 34 De La Salle 8
U10 De La Salle 24 Yarrawarrah Tigers 16
U12 Gymea Gorillas 34 St John Bosco/Tigers 6
U13 St John Bosco 30 Yarrawarrah Tigers 16
The first game of the season always brings added expectation and excitement and this was certainly the case for the 7 Tigers teams taking the field this weekend. For many, it felt like the 2020 season would never get underway, and after months of sitting on the sideline many Tigers players showed bags of energy and skill when they finally got out onto the pitch.
The Under 6 Blue team were up against a strong Gymea Gorillas and in a see-sawing game we were narrowly defeated but put on a great show none the less. Aston Gibbons and Zac May scored a hat-trick each and there were strong showings from Arlo, Hendrix, Logan and Malachi in their first games for the club. Hayden Walker was the Player of the Game for his strong running and tackling and all round effort across the park. A special shout-out to Hendrix Crawley for scoring his first try for the club, the first of many we think.
The Under 6 Yellow team were also up against the Gymea Gorillas and this was a fantastic game to watch with some standout performances. Charlotte Dart scored an amazing 10 tries and Sonny, Charlize and Marley made some fantastic runs and chipped in with some important tries. Charlotte, Charlize and Marley will certainly make a name for themselves in this league because they are a constant threat and support each other throughout the game. Sonny Faughey was awarded the Player of the Game and this was down to his tireless running, support play and strong tackling.
The Under 7 Red team can hold their heads up high despite a heavy loss to a more experienced Gymea team. Flynn, Noah and Harry who played last year had strong games and covered a lot of ground supporting the new players, Jaimee-May, Lennix and Ruben. All three had strong games, made some good runs and enjoyed their first hit out. Harrison Long was the Player of the Game and this was down to his constant encouragement, all round effort and heavy tackling.
The merged Tiger/Titans U9 team played a strong De La Salle team today and although defeated, showed some positive signs that will give the team some encouragement over the coming weeks. Aiden, Ethan, Harlan and Logan all played well for their new team and fitted in with the Titans structure really well.We can't wait to watch the team back at Yarrawarrah Oval and we are sure the Titans players will get a thrill when running out to Eye of the Tiger.
The Under 10 team also played against a strong De La Salle team and were not outclassed despite the result. The team defended well under enormous pressure and some of our line tackling was tremendous. Kai Goody and Jack Nolan looked dangerous when they managed to break the line and kept the De La defence constantly guessing. The Player of the Game was awarded to Dane (Dano) Buman who was constantly available to take the ball up and put in a tremendous effort. This game was also available to watch via a live stream and all players enjoyed their time on the TV screen.
The merged Tiger/Bosco U12 team tasted defeat against Gymea and there were some encouraging signs that we will work on over the coming weeks. Everyone played well and a special mention should go to Millie and Charlotte who put in a great effort under some stern pressure from a bigger team. Cody Lane and Dean Goody also played well with some good runs and strong tackles. Like the U9's we can't wait to welcome this team back to Yarrawarrah Oval in the coming weeks.
The U13 team also tasted defeat against a bigger and more mobile Bulldogs team. Albie Lamaro continue on from last year and got through a ton of work, constantly making himself available to take the ball up. The new players Alex, Luke and Jacob all played well and Jacob rounded off a good game scoring his first try. The second half performance will give the team lots of encouragement as their effort and commitment had the Bulldogs on the back foot for a long period of the game.
We may not have managed any wins this week but we showed plenty of promise, plenty of spirit and our heads never dropped. It was great to see so many players encouraging their teammates and playing with a smile on their face, winning isn't everything and sometimes it's just about pulling on the jersey, getting out on the park and playing with your mates. Next week, we have another round of matches to put everything right and I'm sure all players will hit the training paddock with extra determination next week.
Please check out a few of our favourite photos from the weekend in the gallery below, and many thanks to all the parents for sharing your photos, so we could put the Match Day report together.