Community clubs revel in bout of success
(Williamstown will have two teams feature in this Sunday's Victorian Lacrosse Grand Final Carnival at Greenwich Reserve).
As the Williamstown Football Club prepares for another VFL preliminary final after beating Footscray last weekend, plenty of other community teams are also on-route to glory.
The community success in 2019 is headlined by Williamstown CYMS Seniors who, after claiming the minor premiership with an undefeated 2019 campaign, will earn a spot in this year’s VAFA Premier C grand final if they defeat Ormond on Sunday.
Good luck to VFL-listed Kal Dawson who will feature for the seniors side, having played in 11 matches in the 2019 Premier C competition.
The match will start at 2:30pm and will be played at Trevor Barker Oval, immediately following the Premier C Reserves side - also minor premiers - who will do battle with the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians for a spot in the big dance.
Meanwhile, the Thirds Division 3 side will lock horns with St Johns OC in this Saturday’s grand final, with the Division 2 Women’s unfortunately going down by six points in the grand final played on august 18.
Williamstown Juniors are celebrating the Under 12 Girls and Under 12 Division 1 premierships which is a fantastic effort.
And attention will this Sunday also turn to the Williamstown Women’s lacrosse team who will be hosting the Victorian Lacrosse Grand Final Carnival at Greenwich Reserve and look to follow suit.
The club will have two teams competing on the day:
- 10:15am - Under 15 featuring WWLC U15 Blue
- 1:15pm (TBC) - featuring WWLC B Grade Gold.
The club encourages all members of the community to get down and support the team as they aim for glory.
To the NAB League, the Western Jets defeated the Northern Knights 12.5 (77) to 11.3 (69) in an elimination final played on Sunday. The Jets now progress through to this Saturday’s semi final against Gippsland at Ikon Park (1:30pm start), where the winner will face the Eastern Ranges in a preliminary final.
Daly Andrews, who has featured for the VFL Seagulls this season, has played 15 NAB League matches for the Jets in 2019, averaging 19.9 disposals and four tackles per game.
The 19-year-old played a crucial role in the Jets' elimination final victory, with eight tackles and four inside 50s from 17 touches.
Jets player Lucas Rocci was also awarded the Morrish Medal after polling the most votes and being judged the best and fairest play in the 2019 NAB League competition.