Goldfields Visit 2011

May I express my sincere thanks first to the Mum’s of the under 12’s for the fantastic dishes you provided for the Players dinner on the Saturday night and post-game lunch on Sunday, 
Peter Watterston (and sons) a big thank you for all the work you put in this weekend and for the much needed back up you provided throughout.  Also to all of the 12’s parents, the willingness of everyone to help when needed in all areas was very much appreciated especially today.
Our Club Sponsor Rimondo's Restaurant in Landsdale Shopping Centre generously provided pasta dishes on Saturday night and ample pizzas for all for the Sunday lunch thank you very much Rimon.  Please, all parents, the next time you plan eating out, you have already tasted the top quality Rimondos Restaurant provides so please support our sponsor.
Club Committee personnel Leanne Power, Jenny van Dijk and Neil Hodgson the setting up and shutting down at Kingfisher would have been impossible with your help – thank you.
Now the players.  The whole object of this weekend is for all players to mix and have fun together with the visiting players, this you did very well which made the visiting Goldfields boys feel welcome at our club.  Your behaviour throughout the weekend was fantastic and I can now say that we will be proud and are looking forward to taking you guys away in July.
The game in front of a large crowd at Kingfisher, in  the first quarter showed signs of being a runaway victory to the Goldfields but Ballajura came back well to be even score half way through the 4th quarter.  Unfortunately, we ran out of legs  towards the end of the game (final score Goldfields 7.6 Ballajura 4.11) therefore, the Goldfields won the first round of the 2011 competition but we still have 2 games in Kalgoorlie (plus the game in Merredin) still to come so with a little more hard work at training over the next 5 weeks before we go the trophy could still ours for the keeping.
Cameron Valenti and Brendan Meyer did a great job of umpiring the game – thanks guys.
It was also great to see all the players who were not playing supporting the Ballajura representative combined team, well done guys.
I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend as much as I did and again, many thanks to everyone for making the weekend such a success.  Photos will be in our website shortly.
Pat Croll