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A Mothers Day Bonanza at Saratoga

posted May 9, 2016, 2:46 AM by Club President
Congratulations to all the parents and players of the Saratoga Hawks for one of the best Mother’s Day home games we have had.

Big thanks to the mums who choose Sara Oval as the starting point of their mother’s day celebrations. From what I saw of the Auskick under 9s and 11s the kids did not disappoint. We had a donation from local artist Nicki Ruiz to add art to our fruit and vegie raffle.

It was a cracking day of footy with not one, but two teams from Bateau bay turning up for Dave’s SaraHawks Auskick spectacular. After a special presentation of footy jumpers to the Auskickers by past player and head of the central coast Umpires on the AFL, Jake Bateman, the kids had a ball with drills spills and thrills. Big thanks to Dave Ryan and his trusty side kick Dave you are doing an awesome job.

Under 9s played an awesome game of footy in the 1st quarter, hunting in a pack, moving the ball via handball and finishing of in spectacular form. This was followed with three more great quarters as the Bateau Bay Blues stepped up a gear and our kids responded really well. Well done Liam who received the coaches award for threading handball after handball to kids on the run.

Under 11s are improving out of site each week. When they focus they are capable of so much. The team seems to get better each quarter and although the scoreboard did not show it they are getting very competitive at the contest. Special mention to Jonah, U11 player of the day because of his commitment to the ball and was super focused at the contest. Well done all.

To close out Mother’s Day, the parent’s v kid’s game was a cracker. I saw big clashes with the adults (hope Ben & Jarrad recovered OK), great running and hand-balling by the kids. Plenty of mums had a go, with Julie taking a huge mark right in front of goal to push the parents in front. Will’s lead and mark into a small gap soon turned the game back in the kids favour. But my pick was Aidan, Sarahawks Auskicker and easily best on ground!

Finally, congrats to Jonah's mum as the winner of the Lucky Ball prize of a $30 gift voucher from our great sponsors at "The Davo". 

Once again Happy Mother’s Day from SaraHawks.