It was a fantastic day on Saturday as the Club celebrated our Captain, Billy Pendlebury's 100th game with the Club. However, the boys couldn't get the result they were after against Redland VP Sharks. The young senior side just couldn't match it with the experienced heads of Redlands, but showed plenty of vigour in the contest. With the final score being 39 - 141 to Redlands. It was the same for the Reserves as they lost 56 - 109 against their more experienced opponent. With plenty of first game players coach Chris Watts and his young team will be looking to improve against Palm Beach this Saturday.
The Colts, who played in the early morning showed great signs against their Redland Shark opponents, with fast moving hand balling and worked well as a unit out on the Esplen Oval over 4 Quarters. The Colts were victors in their first clash piling on a large score 99 - 31. Matthew Wicks made a Round 1 statement scoring a bag, with 6 goals all up. Craig Edwards, Colts Coach was overall happy with the result but noted their were areas of improvement to work towards going into Round 2 at home against Palm Beach this Saturday. A special mention to Cooper Joseph in his debut with the Colts.
Overall Special Mentions to: Damien Martin, Caleb Black, Thaylan Ryshcka, Matthew Wicks, Monty Dory and Finn Ramen.
After all the games were played, the Seniors and Reserves celebrated Billy Pendlebury's time with the Club, who now becomes the 66th Panther centurion. Billy spoke and noted that "Although we didn't get a results it's not always about that, but about who turns up week in and week out, who volunteers there time each week. This is a family and I'm very proud to be apart of it."
Catch our next home game against Palm Beach this Saturday April 9, Colt's 9:30 am, Reserves 11:30 am, Seniors at 2:00pm.