Div 2 2016 Premiers

Wednesday, 8th March 2017

For two consecutive years now the Williamstown Division 2 team has finished minor Premiers and Premiers. In fact our Division 2 team as only lost 3 games in 3 seasons, which is a remarkable feat.

This year Division 2 were challenged by a formidable adversary. “Camberwell” who managed to defeat our Division 2 team at Eric Raven Reserve on our first encounter (9 goals to 5). Camberwell continued their dominance over Williamstown, narrowly defeating our Division 2 team at the Fearon Reserve (12 goals to 11).

As players returned from injury and as Australian U-19 representatives returned to play Club lacrosse our player numbers increased, as did our competitive advantage. Determine to make amends for the previous 2 defeats against Camberwell our Division 2 team had a convincing win over them at Eric Raven Reserve (19 goals to 8). 

Our good fortitude continued into the finals, where a star-studded Division 2 team defeated Camberwell (17 goals to 11) and again in the Grand final (16 goals to 7).

This is a great achievement for the Club given the extent of injuries sustained by senior player during the 2016 season.

In 2016, we rotated 45 senior and junior players through Division 2. Simon Brown (Division 3 Coach) did an excellent job providing player statistics throughout the year which enable all Coaches to manage their player lists and ensure maximum player eligibility during the finals.   

As a player coach it is gratifying to be involved with such a successful team and club.

 

Congratulations to all trophy winners:

 

Yet another season has come to a close and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our State league and Division 2 teams and the U-15’s on their Grand Final wins! All sides played some fantastic lacrosse and secured another three premiership flags for the Williamstown Lacrosse Club. Well done to all involved!  To all of our other teams, well done on another successful year right across the board.

 

Carl Radford

 

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