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Semi-final time!
With the season now complete, three of our senior teams will contest the semi-finals.

On Saturday 18 August, our Reserves head out to Hartfield Park in Forrestfield to play Kalamunda.

On Sunday 19 August, our Colts and 3rd Grade are down at Harvey Field Cottesloe to take on UWA and Cottesloe respectively.

Our Reserves finished the season in second place having lost only two  games throughout the season. They take on Kalamunda who finished 3rd on the ladder. Kick off is 1:30pm.

Our 3rd Grade finished the season in 3rd place having lost only 4 games. They take on Cottesloe who finished in 2nd place. Kick off is 12:00.

Both teams will be confident of a win as they beat their opponents in the previous meetings.

Our Colts will welcome back some big guns as they take on UWA. Our boys finished the season in 3rd place and will be confident on turning the tables on UWA. Kick off is 11:45. All teams are playing for a spot in the Grand Final with the losers done for 2018.

Game times

Saturday 18 August- Hartfield Park
Reserve Grade: 1.30pm

Sunday 19 August- Cottesloe
3rd grade: 12.00pm
Colts: 11.45am


Pictured below is the combined Reserve grade and 3rd grade at training last night, as well as our Coaches, Will from 3rd grade and Adam and Antonio from Reserves.
 
Another amazing Ladies Day!
Our Annual Ladies Day event was held on Saturday 11th August, which was also our last home game of the season.

This year was dedicated to raising funds and awareness of Ovarian Cancer, often referred to as the 'Silent Killer' due to the lack of an effective screening program and very generic symptoms.

$10 from every ticket sale was donated to Ovarian Cancer Australia, raising $1,080 and collection tins were placed on the bar and raised a further $401.65.

Our five senior teams all wore a specially designed teal kit on the day, kindly sponsored by Kingsley Smash Repairs and Vayda Sports. The clubrooms were decorated in teal and High Tea was served throughout the afternoon to over 100 Ladies.

Our guest speaker was Debra Lunt, an Ambassador for Ovarian Cancer Australia, who gave an informative short talk on symptoms to look out for. She was then joined on stage by Shirley Smyth and Gaye McFadden, both ladies having just finished treatment for Ovarian Cancer and recently declared 'all clear'.

Our MC for the day, Brett Allen, then proceeded to entertain the ladies with games and spot prizes throughout the afternoon, rounded off with Donna Allen leading the ladies in a sing a long of "I am Woman, hear me roar".

As the senior games finished, the ladies were joined by spectators and players and the annual "Miss Joondalup Quest' began, with all 5 teams performing their acts for the ladies followed by a final act by the senior coaching team, which led into our very own "no Direction' band playing throughout the evening.

A fantastic day and evening! Roll on next year!
Junior Match Reports
Under 12 Gold
Our boys took on the undefeated Perth Bayswater on a beautiful morning down at Curtin. We had 4 boys not available on the day so this game was always going to be a challenge. Perth Bayswater started very strongly scoring the first 3 tries. Eventually our boys clawed their way back into the game with a great try out wide. The game was a tough tug of war for the balance of the game, but our boys started to dominate in the second half. Our boys started to play a good game plan and were kicking out of our half and then spreading the ball wide on attack, and this proved to be very successful. Our boys put in a tremendous effort going down narrowly 26-31, they should feel very proud of their efforts. Well done to the Swan boys who played up, they did very well. Well done to the try scorers Christian, Ed, Jordan and Ruiz and also to Travis for playing a very smart kicking game and also getting 3 out of 4 conversions. Man Of The Match went to Whetu.  
 
Under 15 Blue
U15 Blue 13 Bayswater 19, the old rivalry was about to kick off at 09:00 on this cold morning at our home ground, Bayswater being 2nd on the table were going to come out strong. It was evident from the kick off that this was to be a battle of the greats. Austin under pressure kicked to clear but the kick was charged down and a try to Baysie on the opening minutes, Blues 0 Baysie 7. 

The blues managed to pull one back with Marley from the forwards, Austin just sliced the conversion, the pressure was on though and the Blues forwards had their work cut out with many tackles needed, then an opportunity for a penalty which Austin managed to hit the posts and get over. Blues 8 Baysie 7.

Then in the second half a brief moment of magic from the blues sees the ball flout through the backline to enable Ben to score Blues 13 Baysie 7. Although Baysie soon hot back with another try, Blues 13 Baysie 12, this was turning out to be a great game and went right down to the last minute and Baysie managed after relentless pressure to score in the corner and convert.

Final score Blues 12 Baysie 19 and the first loss of the season.

MVP today was awarded to Ewan for his great defensive skills.
Under 16

The 45-7 win against Palmyra on Saturday was filled with dynamic play and great effort with smiles all around after the final whistle was an enjoyable sight.

With five fine tries in the first half and two more after the break for the Brothers team sealing the deal convincingly. Throw in five conversions from golden boots Bedworth,one gets the impression that the guests of Palmyra were clear and deserving winners of this physical encounter.

Charlie Pilcher opened the scoring for us, the absolute devastation of the Palmyra side started 23 seconds from receiving their kick off, went into contact, hard hitting forwards Gabe Price, Josh Duff & Ruben Smuts ©,clearing the ruck, supplying good ball for play maker Ngatai to loft a high deep kick into Pallys 22.

Charlie Pilcher reacting quickest, chasing the kick down and as if waiting for him to arrive the ball bounced and hung in the air for Charlie to catch and sprint in between the posts and set the tone for the game. Ben Goreham doubled our advantage as he crossed 4 minutes later. 

Brothers continued to attack at every opportunity.This attitude yielded rich rewards before the interval when Josh Bedworth ,Callun Cawley & Françoise Bezuidenhout all raced over for tries with Bedworth converting both his own and 3 of the tries to end the half with the scoreboard reading 31-0. 

As cliched as it is, this was a game of two halves. With us having the strong wind in the 1st, we knew Palmyra would take full advantage of it in the second half and take advantage they did scoring out wide as our young men paid close attention to the Palmyra player laid out injured, Palmyra took a quick tap and crossed over in the 6th minute while most of the oppositions attention was else were. With a brilliant conversion started the half 7-0 the better. We didn’t adapt to the strong headwind as quickly as we should have & several attacking opportunities weremissed with wrong decision or options. Taking nothing away from the Palmyra players they defended with vigor and we found it hard to play the expansive game of the 1st half as conditions and Pallys defence worked against us.

Palmyra started to pay the price for the battle of attrition out on the field with several of their key players having to be replaced due to injury, as did we with center Harry Haustein having to come off. The forwards starting to dominate the breakdown with Kalani Small seemingly at ever one tackling anything in a Palmyra shirt.Therelentless pursuit of tries continued, however we remained scoreless in the second half until very late in the day and with the Palmyra team struggling with the pace and power of Joondalup,and eventually the Brothers were rewarded with two additional tries from back-row due Josh Liebold & Michael van Jaarveld to give the team a resounding victory of 45-7. 

The entire day was an extremely positive one for the team as they got back to the structured performance we witnessed in the earlier rounds and fought hard for the right to play out wide. 

Well done guys and congratulations to Kalani Small voted MOM this week and wishing Harry & Wayne speedy recoveries from their injuries. 

The Annual Ball
Summer Touch Rugby at HBF Arena
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6-a-side, 40 minute games with 12 weeks of competition.
 
Played outdoors on their popular AstroTurf pitch, the game offers a social and competitive environment for you to keep fit during the off-season.
 
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Last game tonight!
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