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Croc Tales

Welcome                                                                          Edition 14 - 20/8/15

Welcome to the 'season review' edition of Croc Tales, in which coaches/managers across all grades have provided a review of their season. Thank you coaches and managers for the write-ups!

The club did very well at the recent NTRU Eric Johnston Award Night and the juniors have their Grand Finals tomorrow night - read all about these events in in the senior and junior updates below.

And finally, we look forward to seeing everyone at either our junior and/or senior presentation nights coming up on Friday 28th (juniors) and Saturday 29th (seniors). Both will be held at the clubhouse this year - see you then!

Ben Blyton
Club President

What's on this week...

Grand Final Week! Junior games are as follows:
Round 17                    
6pm    Under 5    Palmerston Crocs vs. Under 5s, Field 1
6pm    Under 7    Palmerston Crocs Blue vs. Darwin Dragons Gold, Field 1
6pm    Under 7    Palmerston Crocs Red vs. Casuarina Cougars, Field 1
6pm    Under 9    Palmerston Crocs vs. Palmerston Crocs, Field 1
Grand Finals                    
6:50pm    Under 13    Palmerston Crocs    vs.    Casuarina Cougars, Field 1
8:00pm    Under 15    Palmerston Crocs    vs.    Darwin Dragons, Field 1
Senior Presentation
Junior Presentation

NTRU Eric Johnston Presentation Night

The NTRU held its annual awards night last week and the club did very well.

Congratulations to Michael Killiner who won the Eric Johnston Medal which is awarded to the A Grade Best and Fairest player for the season. Although we have had winners of the NTRU A Grade Best and Fairest before (John Burgess, Colin Snowden and Craig Leach), Michael  is our first ever Eric Johnston Medalist.  He fully deserves this honour; he had a bumper year and proved that he is one of the best players in the Top End. 

Thomas Roe capped his stellar year, which included captaining the NT Schoolboys, winning the NTRU Rising Star Award. Thomas follows last year’s winner Greg Svanfelds to make it back-to-back wins for Palmy players.  

And lastly, Ben Blyton was awarded the NTRU Volunteer of the Year award. Well done Ben!

Grand Finals!   

It should be great night at Rugby Park tomorrow!

Congratulations to our Under 13s and Under 15s for making their grand finals.  The Under 13s game is a replay of last year’s grand final where we take on Casuarina and the Under 15s take on Dragon’s in what is sure to be a tough game.  If you can make it down and to support our teams, the kids would love to see you there!

The Under 5s, Under 7s and Under 9s will also be playing their last games of the season and they will be sure to have a great time.

Congratulations also to our Under 11s. Although they were defeated in their semi-final against Casuarina last week, they have had a exceptional year, going from strength to strength as the season progressed.  Well done Under 11s!

SR - A Grade
A Grade Season Review
by Stan Carnes, A Grade Coach

"We have a lot of talented and enthusiastic players... but (we need to) do things differently next year..."
Read more
SR - B Grade
B Grade Season Review
by Robbie Taylor, B Grade Coach

"2015 was a tough but rewarding season for the Killer B's..."
Read more 
SR - U15
Under 15 Season Review
by Tony Rudd, U15 Coach

"I hope the team keep the passion for rugby union as it is such a great team sport..."
Read more
SR - U13
Under 13 Season Review
by Jamie Akers, U13 Coach

"Throughout the season we gelled as a team, dominating the competition from the outset..."
Read more
SR - U11
Under 11 Season Review
by Matty Taurima, U11 Coach

"Attitude is the most important attribute a sportsperson can have, and the U11s have bucket loads..."
Read more
SR - U9
Under 9 Season Review
by Kate Eadie, U9 Manager

"The Crocs spirit is alive and well in the 2015 U9s..."
Read more 
SR - U7 Red
Under 7 Red Season Review
by Kevin Humphreys, U7 Red Coach

"Along the way there has been  countless smiles and cheers from proud parents and friends..."
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SR - U7 Blue
Under 7 Blue Season Review
by Monique McKenzie, U7 Blue Coach

"What a great season the Under 7 Blue team have had this year..."
Read more
SR - U5
Under 5 Season Review
by Cody Akers, U5 Coach

"They all love playing games at training, then running out onto the field on Fridays in "the croc jerseys"..."
Read more
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Thankyou to everyone that contributed text and/or images for Edition 14: Kylie Grainger (junior photos), Fiona Weaver (senior photos), Club Archives

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