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Friday night junior footy

Junior football at Koo Wee Rup on a cold and wet Friday night.

Floodlights shine through the darkness at the Koo Wee Rup football ground, it’s wet and only five degrees Celsius, the not so perfect setting for junior Aussie Rules football.  The opening bounce was at 7pm, and it was only going to get colder and wetter.

The Pakenham Under 13 boys were going into this match against Koo Wee Rup undefeated, but this game was different, everyone was fighting the cold and rain, as well as the opposition.

At every quarter break we had buckets of warm water for the boys to thaw out their frozen fingers, as well as towels and blankets.  As for the parent helpers, our team Runner and Goal Umpire volunteers had to endure the freezing conditions the most, but there was no complaints.

When the final siren sounded, Pakenham had suffered their first loss of the season, but the boys beat the cold and had a lot of fun. Running back into the change rooms, there was hot Milo drinks waiting for all the boys, courtesy of the Koo Wee Rup Junior Football Club.

You’ve got to love junior sports!

Pakenham Under 13 boys try to keep warm and dry at the Quarter Time break against Koo Wee Rup on a cold and wet Friday night.

Footy Skills Clinic

This week, my 11 year old son took part in a junior skills programme with the Essendon Football Club (AFL – Aussie Rules).  I was there, with my trusty Nikon D5100 and 300mm zoom lens, along with my wife and 5 year old daughter, braving the cold rain.

My son had a great time, and I got a few good pics of him with the footy.  I’m also happy with this cute picture of my wife and daughter on the sidelines, under the umbrella.


My gallery of shots from the day can be found here… (or the archive here).


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