Welcome to the Rye Football & Netball Club
CONGRATULATIONS To Rhett Sutton and his Partner Anna, on the birth of their twin boys Lachie and his younger brother by 23 minutes Samuel. Babies and Mum doing very well, after a very long labour, with Rhett very relieved and extremely excited. Well done to you both, a couple of future Rye Ruckman no doubt. I wonder who will get the famous #25.
Great to see a few past legends down the club on Saturday for the 64 & 65 Senior and 1965 Reserves Premiership re-union, it looked like a great day was had, with plenty of past stories being brought up.
The present day boys did the club proud with 2 good wins in both the senior and reserve games. The seniors with a 51 point win over the side that defeated us by 1 point in last year’s preliminary final, so a very pleasing result. Adrian Gileno was dangerous down forward with 6 goals, in a great display. Andrew Dean with 4 and Benny “I’m glad I didn’t retire” Winters- Kerr kicked 3 and was voted BOG by the coaching staff. Jye Lloyd is have a fine season, and the new boys in Kris Bardon, Nathan Henley and Ryan Mullet, were again sensational. Ryan Taylor also played a great game at Full Back. That win puts the team in second spot, one game behind Red Hill, who have played and extra game at this stage.
Interleague next week, so another bye, (can you believe that), then it’s Devon Meadows away on May the 30th. We have a few boys vying for a spot in interleague and no doubt most of the guys will get a Guernsey. The senior players in the Interleague squad are, Adam Kirkwood, Jye Lloyd, Leigh Morse, Ryan Mullet, Kris Bardon, Steve Daniher, Nathan Henley, Dean Millhouse. Both Rhett Sutton and Simon Taylor were pick in the initial squad, however both have pulled out, Rhett due to the birth of his twin boys and Simon due to his hamstring injury.
The Reserves also had a great win by 46 points, making AD a very happy man Saturday night. The win putting them 1 game outside the top 5. Stephen Ryan again was sensational down forward with 3 goals and plenty of goal assists. Scott Shea also chipped in with 2 goals along with Senior Coach Josh Moore who kicked 2, and got through a half of footy, which was the plan. Sam Smith was BOG and back to his best with a great game in the centre. Matt Sibberas, Mitch Harris, Doogie Howie, Tim Mazurek and young Mitch Hillyear all featured in the best. A win in two weeks against Devon Meadows should see the boys in the 5 for the first time this year.
The Under 19’s had a shocker, after a promising second quarter where they outscored Crib Point, they went missing after ½ time failing to kick another score. Not sure what these boys get up to on a Friday night, but going to bed early and preparing for a game of footy, is not high on their agenda.
Hitchy was ropeable after the game, and no awards were given out. Let’s hope in 2 weeks’ time the boys come better prepared.
Tickets are now on sale for our big fundraiser and major raffle in 2015. $40,000 in prizes to be won, 1st prize a whopping $35,000. Only 800 tickets available and only $100 each, you can’t get much better odds than that to win $35,000. Please see any committee person or player, or phone the club on 5985 2308 for a ticket.
UP COMING EVENTS
* Next Game - Rye v Devon Meadows @ Away . Sat May the 30th .
* Training at Collingwood Football Club 'Westpac Centre' Tuesday Night June 16th, all senior players required to attend. Josh will have times and all details in a few weeks.
* June 13th Sponsors and Supporters Luncheon, Guest Speaker Ex Hawthorn Champion John "The Rat" Platten. Sponsors free, supporters and guests $50.00, includes meal and complimentary Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks. 12.00pm start