A Coaches Workshop on Skill Training and Game Training was held at Harrison Park last Thursday using an Under 14 squad. There were 10 coaches in attendance and the event ran very well. Oscar Gonzalez, the Football NSW Coach Education Manager, ran the Skill Training Workshop and demonstrated a model session on first touch. Players from the Parkes Football Club took part in the session. Earlier in the day there were 110 students from Parkes East and Middleton Public School at an AIA Vitality Mini-Roos School Gala Day plus another 25 students engaged in a training session in the afternoon with Oscar and Andrew Fearnley who is the Regional Coach and Development Manager for Western NSW. Well done to all who took part!
SPACEMEN LADIES LEAGUE TAG
All 4 Spacemen grades versed Dubbo Macquarie in Dubbo on Sunday. League tag ladies began the day at 11am with Sally Dwyer opening the scoring in the first 2 minutes. Claire Barber had perfect lines all game with 10 attempts at goal, 6 of which were successful. Sally’s second try soon followed. Nat Gardiner crossed for her first and out wide on the wing Sam Cox crossed, taking the half time score to Parkes 22 Macquarie 0. The ladies didn’t let up in the second half with hard work from Sally Dwyer, Katie Caldwell, Emma Bailey, Demi-Joyce Winter, Sami Afele and Codie Wakefield allowing Nat McAneney to score a try. Emma Bailey didn’t stop while on field and was rewarded with a try half way through the second half as was Demi- Joyce not long after. Sally scored her third try after a half field sprint to end in a fantastic final score of Parkes 52 Macquarie 0.
Jay Slavin opened the score followed by a successful kick by James Goonrey. In what seemed like a very drawn out first third Parkes scored their second try and extras was awarded to James Goonrey to make score at first drinks Parkes 12 Macquarie 4. Hard hits by Jay Slavin, Jye Dillon and Morgan Powter with support from Zac Gordon opened the second third. Bailey Jone made a getaway but couldn’t get a try for his hard work while Aaron Wykamp scored the Spacemen’s next try. Josh Amberge crossed next then followed Ethan Richards and Jye Dillon. James Goonrey converted all but one with the final score Parkes 34 Macquarie 18.
Under 18’s and first graders filled the numbers gap with some players taking part in all 3 grades. Billy-Joe Frances scored the Spacemen’s first points with a conversion by James Goonrey. The only other try of the match for Parkes was from Morgan Powter with a conversion from Luke Clarke. Although the final score was Macquarie 40 Parkes 12 Parkes delivered a good ‘never give up’ attitude.
There was a minute silence to show respect and support to Captain and Coach Denis Moran at the passing of his grandmother before the game began. Macquarie were first to put points on the board eight minutes in. the Spacemen’s first points came from Sam Dwyer with a conversion from Cameron Standen. Parkes’ second try was Cameron Standen, kicked by Luke Clarke. Macquarie had now scored 4 trys to Parkes’ 2 making the half time score Macquarie 22 Parkes 12. The second half saw a great show of sportsmanship when Cameron Standen helped carry an injured Macquarie player from the field. First, second and third points of the second half went to Macquarie extending their lead to 38- 12 but the Spacemen got a second wind with a great chase down by Sam Dwyer and a try to Ethan McKeller and Cameron Standen for the two. Luke Clarke then went over the line with Cameron againgetting
Great run from Alex Proud and with 3 minutes to go Josh Van Der Stok got a try with Standen converting. Sam Dwyer has a run away and gets it over to bring the score to Parkes 34 Macquarie 38, a worthy comeback from the Spacemen but not quite enough for the win.
EUGOWRA RIFLE CLUB
The second round of the 2016 Eugowra Rifle Club Championship commenced from 300 yards last Saturday. 13 members took advantage of the favourable conditions. In F Class, Barry Plowman and Keith Hills each scored perfect 60’s on their way to 118 out of a possible total score of 120. David Jolly returned an excellent score of 99 and 14 central bulls out of a possible 100 in Full-bore after a lengthy run of underperforming scores.
F Class (possible 120)
Barry Plowman 58.3, 60.5 – 118.8
Keith Hills 60.4, 58.3 – 118.7
Peter Harris 56.3, 59.3 – 115.6
Jim Maloy 56.1, 59.1 – 115.2
Alan Noble 58.1, 55.4 – 113.5
Garry Livingstone 57.1, 56.3 – 113.4
Alistair Kable 55.1, 57.2 – 112.3
Tony Leonard 57.4, 54.2 – 111.6
Full Bore (possible 100)
David Jolly 49.7, 50.7 – 99.14
Steve Mitchell 44.1, 47.3 – 91.4
John Bray 44.1, 37.1 – 81.2
Margot Jolly 39.0, 36.0 – 75.0
Jan Bray 45.2 one stage only
This weekend sees the club championship continue from 500 yards. Shooting will commence from 1.30pm at the Eugowra range.