Under 16


The under 16 team were home to North Hobart on Sunday.  In drizzly and slippery conditions North Hobart got the jump on Storm in the first quarter. The Southern Storm were second to the ball and North Hobart had all the run through the centre into the forward line.  This continued into the second and North Hobart went out to a 22 point lead.  Storm were not playing their best footy but were still within striking distance.

At half time Alex asked the boys to go back to basics, do all the things that they spoke about at training.  He asked them to come out after half time and play the footy we know they can play. 

We were able to kick 2.1 but unfortunately North Hobart put on 2.2 for the quarter but we were playing better football and were finally working our way into the game.

With another rain shower coming down the last quarter started and the first ten minutes were spend with both teams playing desperate, close football.  At the ten minute mark Storm flicked a switch and finally brought the hard contested footy they are capable of.  Storm quickly put on the four goals needed to tie up scores with around 90 seconds to go. Unfortunately at this time we gave up a free kick and a 50 m penalty with the North Hobart player kicking a point to win the game.

Although it was very disappointing to lose the game it was good that we finally brought our A game but as Alex said we need to get on the training track and also start talking to our teammates.

Cygnet 7.2.44 def by North Hobart 6.9.45

Goal Kickers: M. Coulson 3, J. Direen 2, M. McNabb , B. Coppleman

Best Players: H. Blacklow, C. Polley, S. Burgess, P. O'Neill, R. Ward, T. Clark


Duff Tv will be filming our game against Clarence, if any players want to purchase theses dvd’s please see your match manager.


Next game against Sorell (at Pembroke Park) is very important now.  It will be 2nd against 3rd and a huge opportunity for the Storm to go to outright second spot.


Good Luck Boys.

Under 14


Another great morning with fantastic conditions greeted us at Queenborough this week.   


Sandy Bay had the jump on the scoreboard at the end of the first quarter with a 2 goal lead.   The second quarter Storm held the Bay scoreless until five minutes remained when they matched our scoring shots for that quarter.  


Connor Bryant played really well today freeing up the ball with  his usual busting thru the packs.    Nathan Duggan also played well with some hard tackles and pushing himself to get to the ball.


Storm put in a really gusty effort for the final quarter gaining the lead.  Unfortunately a late goal by Sandy Bay saw them win the game by 5 points.    We had plenty of opportunity to score but just could not convert to points on the board.


Great game boys - is was so close.


Goal scorers this week Lochie Griggs 3 with singles to Connor Bryant, Jaycob Kile and Cooper Sawdy.


Best Players mentioned:  Connor Bryant, Lochie Clifford, Cooper Sawdy, Jaycob Kile, Tom Ashlin and Nathan Duggan.


Final Scores Sandy Bay 7 6 48 to Storm 6 7 43


Our next game is at Cygnet at 11am V Glenorchy.


Just a reminder to all players - leave your valuables (ie phones!!!) in the car or give to Fiona for safe keeping.   The bags and change rooms  are left unattended for the game and unfortunately one of our boys has lost his phone this week.





In wild, wet and windy conditions Southern Storm played at Cygnet against Clarence.  The conditions were extremely hard for football with driving rain and a very wet ground.
Clarence started the better of the two sides.  Once again Storm were slow to start and it costs them as Clarence had four straight for the quarter.
During the second we were starting to get our selves back in the game.  This term we were kicking with the breezed and the ball spent a large amount of the quarter in our forward line. Unfortunately in the difficult condition we could only manage two points.
The boys were very cold but their endeavor stepped up a notch in the second half.  The backline was great and the midfield and forward line were desperate to keep moving the ball forward.  We were able to keep Clarence scoreless and kick 1.3 into the wind.  Even though we were still behind by 19 points, the team had the momentum and were playing better footy, we just needed to capitalise in the last quarter and capitalise they did.  In a tight first five minutes both teams were contesting well but suddenly Storm strung two goals quickly together and Clarence were able to get one back.  As time ticked by Storm again came at Clarence kicking a goal with around five minutes togo, leaving a 7 point difference.  Even though the ball was kept basically in our forward line we were not able to add any more to the score.
This was a great improvement on the 60 point beating we had last time these sides met.  A good team effort, just need to switch on a bit earlier.  Unfortunately during the game we lost Ryan and Tyler to injury but hopefully they will be good for next week.
Storm 4.6.30 def by Clarence 6.1.37
Goals:  M. Coulson 2, B. Guy , R. Ward
Best:   C. Polley, J. Parker, M. Coulson, R. Ward, J. Clark, L. Ward

DVD's - duff tv has taken a DVD of the game on Sunday.  The cost of a DVD is $30 and it includes commentary by our expert MAP commentators. The DVD’s 
make a great memento, they are professionally filmed and in commentary every effort is made to mention all player names. If anyone would like to purchase one please let Alex or Kerrie-lyn know asap.
Training will be held at Huonville on Wednesday night as usual. As we may play Kingborough on Friday night this may be our only training session, make sure you get along!

The Storm had its most successful weekend for the 2013 season on Sunday.  All three teams scored good wins against quality opposition.  As we come down to the pointy end of the season all teams are playing some good footy.

In a chance of pace Southern Storm played against Kingborough on Friday night at the Twin Ovals. Storm needed to bet back on the winning board but knew they would be in for a tough game. The Cygnet Football Club players came along to give some vocal support to the Storm boys and this was very much appreciated.  The boys could not believe the loud cheering coming from the balcony and it really gave the boys a lift.
The game was a very physical affair right from the first bounce.  The first quarter was close and no side getting on top, the tigers took a slender lead into second. Storm came out playing more direct footy in the second and were able to capitalise on some quick transition.  Southern Storm put on four goals straight and kept Kingborough goalless for the quarter.
We knew the game was far from over and sure enough Kingborough came out hard in the third, unfortunately we had lost Jayden Clark to a head injury and the boys had to shuffle their lines. Kingborough kicked1.4 to Storm's solitary goal so Storm was able to keep the 16 point difference. 
Unfortunately the injuries continued with Eli off with what turned out to be a fractured wrist, leaving two on the bench.  The last quarter was a very exciting quarter. Both sides were desperate for the win and Storm was able to keep their heads and kick straight to win the game by 15 points.  Unfortunately the game came with a big injury in the last quarter to our captain Corey Polley who has broken his hand, although he finished the game on the ground.  Our boys will have to step up to cover the enormous hole left by Corey's absence but its a great opportunity for the players to do so.

Southern Storm 9.1.55 def Kingborough Gold 5.10.40
Goal Kickers: J. Direen 3, C. Polley 2, J. Bester , N. Yates , J. Stanway , M. Coulson 
Best Players: C. Polley, M. Coulson, J. Parker, P. O'Neill, L. Ward, T. Campisi
Last week I accidentally missed naming Nye Yates for his goal, which he backed up this week with another one. Well done Nye.

An order for dvd's of the Clarence game will be sent on Friday, if anyone wants one please let your team manger know.

Under 14


What a difference a week makes in footy!!  The conditions were fantastic and the players were in a better frame of mind.


Many thanks to Macca and Willis who benched for us after playing a hard game themselves in the Under 13's.


Before the game Brett asked the boys to chase the ball hard and give second and third attempts.     Everyone needed to really have a go and not stand back and watch other team members bust themselves.


It was fantastic to see that they listened!!  All players contributed to the game - Jack Brereton and Jacob Direen both stepped up and had great games in particular.


We led at every break which gave the boys lots of confidence to continue on to the end with out giving up.


Again our defence played very strongly repelling the ball from North Hobarts forwards.   The game had much more flow than in previous weeks and this showed on the score board.    Our forward players made themselves an option and this resulted in goals on the board. 


A good four quarters of footy Under 14 - well done!!


Goal scorers this week:  Connor Bryant 3, Lochie Clifford 2 and one each to Toby Cowen, Jake Dance and Jack Oneill.


Best players mentioned this week:  Lochie Clifford, Cooper Sawdy, Will Donato, Jaycob Kile, Connor Bryant and Jack ONeill.


Final scores:  Southern Storm 8 5 53 to North Hobart 4 9 33       


This weeks game is at Lauderdale at 11am.


Friday night training at Cygnet.


Round 16


The Southern Storm u16 side travelled to KGV this week to play agaisnt Glenorchy. We really needed to step up this week after last weeks performance, a win would see us guaranteed a final place. Coach Alex had work commitments this week, so a big thanks goes to Brendan Polley and Sausage Coulson who took over the reins. Also to Corey who took training during the week and also had valuable input for the game.

With their ears still ringing for the pre-game speech, the boys came out ready to play in the first quarter. The ball spent a fair chunk of the quarter in our forward line and we were able to put on 3 goals to Glenorchy's 1. The boys were doing all the little things that we missing last week. Everyone was committed over the ball and shepherding and communicating with their team mates. Southern Storm were keen to press on in the second and it finished in much the same way as the first. We put on 4 goals to Glenorchy's 1 with Marcus playing a sensational game in the centre and forward. The boys down back were defending well, Liam and Rhys rucking well all over the ground.

We knew we had a half to play but all players were determined not to let this one slip away. We finished the third with a six goal lead but Glenorchy came home strongly in the last quarter. We had won every quarter apart from the last but the boys had given their all in this game and should be justly proud of their efforts. Next week is our final home game for the year before finals. We paly against New Norfolk at Kermandie at 2pm. It will be a fantastic game with 4th playing 5th.

Thanks to Jack O'Neill & Scott Blacklow from u14 side who played for us this week.

Southern Storm 10.8.68 def Glenorchy 7.4.46

Goal Kickers: M. Coulson 5, J. Direen 3, J. O'Neill , L. Ward
Best Players: M. Coulson, T. Clark, J. Clark, J. Parker, R. Ward, L Ward