Game Day - Round 6 Awards v Narrandera

What started out on the brisk foggy side ended up being a great day for footy and netball at Kindra Park last Saturday as we welcomed the Narrandera Eagles.  And a cracking result it ended up being with all grades in both codes emerging victorious.

Well done to all the award winners.

Next Game: Round 7 v Collingullie Glenfield Park at the Crossroads on Saturday 8 June


First Grade:

Hoppers started really well early, including a seven goal blast in the second quarter, to lead by 40 at the long break.  The second half was a lot tighter, with the Eagles contesting much more heavily and both sides needing to work hard for their goals.  The Hoppers dominated heavily in inside 50s for the match, while the Eagles managed to get maximum value for their kicks on most occasions.  Joe Redfern had a day out kicking nine majors to climb up the league goal kicking ladder!  Well done Joey!

Hoppers 19-19-133 defeated Narrandera 15-4-94

Goal Kickers: J. Redfern 9, J. Maddox 2, S. Charlie 2, B. Glyde, M. Hillier, A. Atkin, L. Redfern, M. McGowan, J. Barrett

Notable Mentions: J. Redfern, L. Dhurrkay, L. McLoughlin, A. Atkin, J. Maddox, Z. Bradley

Award Winners: Joe Redfern, Loch Dhurrkay, Luke McLoughlin

Reserve Grade:

A great four quarter effort from the Hoppers saw them in front all day against an under strength Eagles outfit that meant only 16 were on the field.  Sam Robbo enjoyed some space up forward and nailed five goals with Fluff and Maso also multiple major kickers.

Hoppers 14-12-96 defeated Narrandera 4-2-26

Goal Kickers: S. Robinson 5, D. Chandler 2, R. Maslin 2, L. Owens, J. McPherson, L. Pleming, I. Pattison, M. Bradley

Notable Mentions: S. Robinson, R. Maslin, M. Bradley, J. Edyvean, T. Besgrove, L. Pleming

Award Winners: Sam Robinson, Jarrod Edyvean, Lachie Pleming

Under 17s:

The young green men carried their great form from last week into the home contest and set the day up well with a four quarter hammering of the hapless Eagles, who tried hard all day, but didn’t bother the scorers until the third term.  Plenty of the boys got among the kicks with Lachie Crawford landing four along with Hughie Wakefield, while Stibby and Jake also were multiple goal kickers.

Hoppers 16-14-110 defeated Narrandera 1-2-8

Goal Kickers: L. Crawford 4, H. Wakefield 4, M. Stibbard 2, J. Manley 2, M. Mattingly, W. Doyle, P. McCallum, L. Payne

Notable Mentions: H. Wakefield, M. Stibbard, C. Parker, J. Manley, R. Fifield, M. Mattingly

Award Winners: Hugh Wakefield, Mitch Stibbard, Colt Parker.



Awesome day for the Hopperettes on Saturday, with wins in all grades, the first time since……. we don’t remember last time this happened!  To have wins in all grades was a tremendous achievement - well done to all players and coaches. The team effort and contribution by all players was amazing and all your hard work and effort was rewarded with these great wins. Thank you to all those who supported the netballers, especially our Under 17s football players. It means a lot!

A Grade:

Hoppers 59 defeated Narrandera 9

Dominating defence all over the court was the foundation of the A Grade win and coupled with some sensational accuracy with the shooters hardly missing a goal, the girls helped their season for and against very well.

Award Winners: Ruby Alchin and Sarah Hooper


Hoppers 43 defeated Narrandera 15

A great four quarter effort from the girls reaped the rewards they’ve been seeking this year.  Plenty of improvement to come and the potential of this group is just starting to show.

Award Winners: Chloe McKelvie and Zoe Leary

B Grade:

Hoppers 54 defeated Narrandera 22

Amazing win by the B brigade who dominated the Eagles in every area of the court all day.

Award Winners: Isabelle Mason and Anna Hunt

C Grade:

The mighty C grade unit shot the lights out in the earlier game, landing them from everywhere and cleaning up all the rebounds when they didn’t!

Hoppers 62 defeated Narrandera 2

Award Winners: Abbey Irvin and Sarah Frame

Under 17s:

Hoppers 30 defeated Narrandera 17

What an amazing way to start the day with the U17s girls getting the rewards of persistent hard work on the training court and putting in a five star effort to start the day!

Award Winners: Claire Allen and Abbey Clarkson



On a side note, we were down volunteers in the canteen on Saturday, forcing our ‘regulars’ to double up or even work all day.  Our Club runs on volunteering.  100%.  No volunteering, no Club.  We need more volunteers for the next massive double up home game against Tigers on 16 June.  If you’re free, please put your hand up and let us (call Cate) know you can help for a brief shift.

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