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Plains Producer, Thursday April 4, 2013
• From back page
“We are really excited to see how far this
team can go.
“Last year we finished fourth and if we
hadn’t had a couple of injuries late in the
season which took out our whole defence end,
we think we could have gone even further.”
SHERILEE Matheson steps in as coach
with a whole new team. They take on Two
Wells this weekend.
COURTNEY Kerr returns to coach Mal-
lala after having a baby, replacing Katie Kreig
who has recently moved to Roseworthy.
Congratulations to Emma Tiller who is
expecting her first baby and so will take the
Jess Neilson, who was an APNA top 10
player last year, is now playing for Long
Cousins Stacey Hardy (nee Wilson) and
Sally Wilson move up from A2s to fill the gap.
CAROLYN Michael steps back into a senior
coaching role, after spending time coaching
“The club is looking strong after gaining
quite a few players,” Carolyn said.
“It will be interesting to see how we match
up against other clubs.”
New members include Emily Shepherd,Ash-
leigh Heinrich, Stacey Mugge and Hailey Watts.
Kayla Arbon returns to the club after fin-
ishing college and Gaynor Tink is back after
having a baby.
LONG Plains has gained the highly qualified
Michelle Toherty asA1 coach. Michelle will also
continue coaching Tango Juniors inAdelaide and
implementing a talent identification program.
Michelle made the State squad as a junior and
has been involved in the Lower North Netball
Academy for the past four years. Interestingly,
Michelle started her netball career at Long Plains
as a youngster, filling in when visiting family
in school holidays. It seems fitting that she now
returns to coach and watch her daughters Tori
Michelle has put her squad through its paces
using “academy style” fitness testing. The final
side is still to be confirmed, but Michelle is well
aware that the last premiership for Long Plains
was in 1982.
HAMLEY Bridge’s numbers have dropped,
with only four of last year’s premiership side
remaining; Amber Rogers, Sarah Koch, Lee
Barnett (2013 Plains Producer medallist) and
Chelsea Modra has gone back to Freeling,
Ashleigh Hornsey (2013 APNA top 10) had a
knee operation and will miss the season and Ella
Mickan has returned to Kapunda.
Paula White joins the team officially, after
filling in for Hamley last year.
Hamley will be “running bare” for the first
few games due to lack of numbers. This should
settle part way into the season. Lee Barnett is
SAM Nicholls continues coaching and is
looking forward to hunting this year and not be-
ing the hunted! Hummocks were runners-up last
year despite leading the score board for most of
Tegan Nottle, Sarah Young (2013 Plains Pro-
ducer medalist), Beth Reid and Bonnie Nicholls
(2013 APNA top 10) and Sam (runner-up 2013
Plains Producer medalist), continue on from last
Mel Moulds and Emily Wandel return after
having their first children last year and perhaps
would have liked to ease back in at a lower grade
but Sam is 100 per cent confident in their abilities
at A1 level.
Claire Schulz (GK) will play when available
and Lisa Powell, Kelli Blakely (WA) & Rochelle
Smith will fill in as needed.
This weekend’s games are at 3pm, with
Balaklava playing Mallala at Balaklava and Two
Wells playing Virginia at Two Wells.
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It would be remiss not to
mention the Rams have a new
coach in Joss DenEngelse, who
is likely to take on a playing
New faces and a new coach
could possibly point to a new
game style and new results for
Mind you, there would still
be a fair level of familiarity
with the Rams, the likes of
Matthew Young and Ben Rus-
sell leading the midfield, while
Adrian Mark sets the standard
Roosters preparing for
THE 2013 season is look-
ing strong for the Two Wells
The club has had a pretty
good pre-season and there
are currently not many
Mark Thomson will once
again lead the A Grade side
and after last year’s premier-
ship success, will be hoping
to make it back-to-back
Assistant coach, Neville
“Cheeky” Seccafien, will
again support him.
Coaching the B Grade
side for the second year in
a row, is Matt Gameau, so
we have some consistency
across our coaching again
The club has two new
players to the club – brothers
Josh and Braidon Osborne.
Braidon comes from
Gawler South Football Club
and plays along the half
forward line, while Josh
previously played at the
Barossa District Football
Club as a midfielder and half
Both will be playing
senior football this year and
the club is keen to see what
they bring to the game.
Unfortunately for the
club, A grade player and
best on ground in last year’s
grand final, JarrodAllmond,
has returned to the SANFL’s
Eagles – the club wishes him
all the best there and many
successful footy games.
Daniel Hines is another
who is unable to play this
year, due to work commit-
These two players were
fairly important in last year’s
success so we’ll be looking
for other players to step up.
Up and coming young
player, Dylan Wise, who
just missed out on playing in
the grand final last year, has
been training with SANFL
club, Central Districts in the
reserves, and will possibly
not be available this season.
Once again, A Grade
stalwart, Simon Feast, will
lead the ruck division and
help Ben Slattery and Ben
Stubing with their rucking
Ned Seccafien and Tallan
Leighton are the A Grade
captains again this year, and
we’ll see them lead on the
field as they always do.
They will be supported in
their roles by vice-captains,
Kahn Leighton and Ben
All the boys are jumping
out of their skins to start the
season, after playing a suc-
cessful trial game against
Saturday March 23.
Their first game is against
Virginia on April 6, followed
by a bye, and then they will
play against Balaklava on
The club looks forward
to another successful sea-
son, and hopes to see lots
of supporters out watching
these young guys trying to go
back-to-back with another A
By Ben Harris,
Rams fresh, Roosters ready
Whispers from the Rooster
camp suggest perennially in-
jured co-captain, Tallan Leight-
on, is set for a huge year and
could be a smoky for the Plains
There’s no doubting his
impact while on the field,
although staying on there
will be his number one
Two Wells’ engine room
remains largely unchanged
from last year, Tallan Leighton,
Ben Spiteri and Ned Sec-
cafien all likely to play a large
role through the guts this
They’ll be hard to stop in
warmish conditions on Sat-
urday and the younger legs of
the Roosters should hold sway.
There’s an air of mystery
around how Virginia will line
up though, which gives the
Rams some unpredictability
and that can only be a good
Balaklava v Mallala
SO much has been said
about Mallala’s off-season
improvement already and it has
the Magpie faithful pretty ex-
cited for the big season opener
against Balaklava at Ralli Park
The return of big forward,
Angus Bruggemann, to the
Magpies will bolster a forward
line fairly reliant on mid-sized
goal sneaks last year.
He will be a key target
inside 50 for Mallala, backed
up by Daniel Feeley, Brian
Montgomery and Scott Hahn.
Mallala’s midfield now
nears its strongest, with Liam
Whitwell playing his first
match since midway through
last season, joining Plains
Producer Medal winner, Joel
Montgomerie, Christian Rim-
mer, and recruit Dale King.
Ben Parish looks to be
an exciting pick-up too and
could prove more than handy
in a number of areas around
Balaklava will likely be
featuring several newish faces
Dean Storic joined the
Peckers from Roopena in the
off-season, the hard at it mid-
fielder will be plonked right in
the centre of the ground along
with Todd McPharlin, Justin
Michael and Lachy Michael.
Storic has a great set of
hands, long raking kick and
sensational vertical leap, so he
will be one to watch.
Luke Guy will shoulder
much of the workload up for-
ward, while youngsters, Josh
Butterfield and Tate Michael,
should slip straight into the
senior side in their first year
out of colts.
The Magpies probably go
into the season as premiership
favourites, along with Two
They’ll be hard for the new-
look Peckers to beat.
the Rams A
GAYNOR Tink will return to Balaklava’s
A1 side after having her second baby.
LEE Barnett will again coach the
Hamley Bridge A1 side.
SAM Nicholls again takes on the
coaching role for Hummocks.
BROTHERS Braidon (left) and Josh Osborne join Two Wells this year.
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