The Jimboomba Redbacks under 15s girls made the most of their last home game of the season with a 103-point win over Mount Gravatt 109-6. On what was a fantastic day for football and playing the middle game of the triple header, the under 15s went about the game with great intensity and the right team attitude. Sharing the load and hard running is what the girls have been working hard on all year and it was great to see the results of their efforts at training on game day. Particularly pleasing was the return of K.J Shiner from injury who played probably her best game of the year. Steff Pottinger, Georgia Payne and Josii Hargreaves attacked the ball well and passed to the right options. Helping out were Grace Parkinson, Ashleigh Hodges and Summer Balmforth from the under 13s, who were solid contributors all day. Goals were again shared, Marni and Phoebe Balmforth kicking five each, with three to Larni Milne, and Olivia Vidoni, Steff, Josii and Keelie Coburn kicking accurately too.
The under 13s Redbacks played against Forest Lake Dragons on Sunday. The Dragons were down on numbers but are tied in first position. Redback Kayla Whittaker played for the Dragons for the entire game whilst seven Redbacks rotated into the Dragons team throughout the match.
It was a close first quarter with Teagan Dare kicking the only score for the Redbacks, the quarter ending 0-1-1 to 0-2-2 to the Dragons. The second quarter was low scoring with the Redbacks unlucky not to get a goal. Phoebe Pottinger and Grace Parkinson both scored behinds. Zahra Brimble played for the Dragons in the second quarter and set up their goal. At the main break the score was 0-4-4 to 1-2-8 to the Dragons. During the third quarter, Phoebe Pottinger kicked her first goal for the season and both Tej Sandhu and Dakota Ivanisevic kicked behinds. Mariska Dawes played for the Dragons in the third and kicked a goal. Forest Lake jumped ahead in that quarter to lead 4-4-28 to the Redbacks 1-6-12. The Redbacks ran out of steam in the last quarter with three girls having played in the 15s game. Dakota Ivanisevic kicked a goal for Jimboomba but the Dragons kicked four for a final score 8-6-54 to 2-6-18 to Forest Lake. Players of the match were Jasmine Starkey, Zahra Brimble and Grace Parkinson.
The under 9s Blacks played a tight game up against Calamvale on Saturday. It was an all out effort from the whole team showing determination to keep Calamvale to a low score. Goals wen to Kaden Griffiths, Eli Jansz and Koupa Herman. Players of the week were Kody Clyde-Robinson and Eli Jansz