Redbacks under 15s and 13s girls side earn victories

Catch: Under 13s Teagan Dare offloads a great handpass to Ashleigh Hodges. Photo: Alex Hodges.

Catch: Under 13s Teagan Dare offloads a great handpass to Ashleigh Hodges. Photo: Alex Hodges.

The Jimboomba Redbacks under 15s girls played a very physical season opening away match against Yeronga on Friday night.

Both teams came out firing in the first quarter but it was the Redbacks who took control of the game early and continued on to win 55 to 17.

With two goals each to Alyssa Mckenna in her first game, and Josii Hargreaves and singles to Phoebe Balmforth, Chloe Ackland and Larni Milne setting up the win.

Coach David Balmforth was proud of his team’s effort.

 “The girls have been training hard for a few months now and have gelled really well,” he said.

“They all have a very positive attitude and really looked forward to the season opener. So to come away with a good win was a great reward for their efforts. Having their crowd of parents and supporters cheering them on as they sung the song for the first time was a boost for our whole club.”

The under 15s play at home against Aspley next Sunday at 10.30am straight after the under13 girl’s game.

Under 13s Girls

For the first time, the Jimboomba Redbacks AFL Club has fielded an under 13s girls team sponsored by Elders Jimboomba.

They follow in the footsteps of the 15s girls who are playing their third season and are in Division 1.

The girls played their first game this week, an away game against Calamvale Leopards.

In a top effort by all the girls a special thanks from the team also went out thanks to Naomi and Jayla for helping out on the weekend.

Best players on the day were Dakota, Grace, and Ashleigh.

The team members also thanked to MacKenzie and Teagan for not giving up while playing injured.

In what was a see-sawing game against a full squad of Calamvale players, the girls led 22-12 at half time in the pouring rain.

The Leopards came back in the second half and it the teams’ went goal for goal in the last quarter with Jayla Hargreaves kicking the winning goal seconds before the final siren sounded winning 56 to 50.

Handball: Under 13s Dakota Ivanisevic handpassing under pressure to her team mate Phoebe Pottinger. Photo: Alex Hodges.

Handball: Under 13s Dakota Ivanisevic handpassing under pressure to her team mate Phoebe Pottinger. Photo: Alex Hodges.

There was jubilation with the Redbacks singing the song for the first time as they walked off the field and then again in the change rooms.

It has been quite a week for the girls who had a visit from Jess Wuetschner from the Brisbane Lions Women’s team.

Jess and the Lions will be playing in the inaugural AFLW Grand Final on Saturday.

Ashleigh Hodges who was the under 13s girl’s captain for the game said that it was inspirational having a Brisbane Lions player visit the Redbacks and it certainly showed in today’s see-sawing win on the siren.

Ashleigh thanked Jess for coming all the way to Jimboomba and wishes her and the Lions the best in the Grand Final.

The under 13s Girls team still has room for more players.

Please contact the team manager on 0412 785 813 if you are interested in playing.