Saturday, November 6, 2021

South Hobart and Lions youth spar at Bell Street

Photo:  South Hobart's Amelia Lindus (second from right) leads the attack against Kingborough as Hannah Gates pursues her and Sophie Coleman (left) tries to make up ground . [PlessPix]

South Hobart hosted Kingborough Lions United for several girls’ and boys’ youth games at Bell Street today.

“It’s been a fantastic opportunity to be getting friendlies organised at this time of the year with such depth and quality from both sides,” said South Hobart Academy coach, Harry Rickus.

“It’s been nice and competitive with all the games.

“The game time for the players following three nights’ training per week is what it’s all about for their development.”

Photo:  South Hobart's Lola Gillard (second from left) is unable to stop Kingborough defender Zarah McLeod from clearing as Kingborough's Sophie Coleman (right) looks on. [PlessPix]

Kingborough Lions United’s technical director, Simon Edwards, said:  “Despite football having massive participation across the whole year, it is often difficult to facilitate competitions in Term 4 as councils often give ground allocation priority to ‘Summer’ sports.

“It’s fantastic to see so many committed players from both clubs getting an opportunity to play games today.

“It’s a credit to both clubs to organise games for over 200 players who are undertaking annual programs, which include Term 4.”

Photo:  South Hobart's Maddie Higgins shoots for goal before Kingborough's Jorja MacDougall and Zarah McLeod can intervene. [PlessPix]

Photo:  South Hobart's Maddie Higgins in possession against Kingborough's  Jorja McDougall. [PlessPix]
Photo:  South Hobart's Amelia Lindus takes on Kingborough defender Hannah Gates. [PlessPix]

Photo:  South Hobart's Amelia Lindus gets past Kingborough defender Hannah Gates and heads for goal. [PlessPix]

Photo:  The Kingborough Lions United goalkeeper, Casey Bumford, ready to distribute the ball. [PlessPix]

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