Finally back in the pool this week, after a week at the races!
Round 14 of the State Champs is done – with just ONE MORE GAME next week, and we start the finals! Essendon will have 2 teams competing in the finals – our Youth Girls (16s) and our WSL2 Reds. Irrespective of game outcomes next week, they will both be playing in the Minor Semi Finals. Please make sure you are familiar with the finals schedule (see below).
Our juniors completed their 4th Round games earlier this week, and will play in a double round this weekend at Geelong, with all teams playing twice (fixture below).
Now here’s the important stuff :
CLUB BATHERS & POLO TOPS – LAST CHANCE!
We are about to submit our order for club bathers and club polo tops, so if you haven’t placed your order with Serena yet then you have until Monday night’s training session to do so. This will probably be the last opportunity to get club merchandise in the next 12-18mths. We do not do this very often! So please sort your size and relay this info directly to Serena (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via your team manager. Once numbers are final, we can confirm pricing. All items will need to be paid for, prior to collecting.
Sizing guide for bathers : https://catfishdesigns.com.au/sizing-guide/
Sizing for polo tops (adults): http://www.bocini.com.au/index.php/Product/show/sid/CP0532/n/BREEZEWAY%2BCONTRAST%2BPOLO
Sizing for polo tops (kids): http://www.bocini.com.au/index.php/Product/show/sid/CP0552/n/BREEZEWAY%2BCONTRAST%2BPOLO
JUNIOR COMPETITION – GEELONG GAMES (R5 + R6) NOV 18
Venue : Kardinia Aquatic Centre, Geelong
12/U : 12pm Vs Geelong Blue and 1.20pm Vs Geelong Green
14/U B : 10.40am Vs Richmond and 2.40pm Vs NYP Dragons
14/U G : 12.40pm Vs MC Sprats and 3.20pm Vs Richmond
STATE CHAMPS FINALS – GAME SCHEDULE
The top 2 teams in each grade will play off in the Major Semi Finals on Saturday Nov 24 (from 4pm). Our two Essendon teams (YthG and Reds) will finish in either 3rd or 4th position – meaning they will play in the Minor Semi Finals on Tues Nov 27. Game times have yet to be confirmed, but the earliest time will be 6pm. These are must-win games (the loser is out). If successful – Essendon teams must play again on the Thurs (Nov 29, from 6pm). If they win again – they make the grand final game to be played on Sat Dec 1 (from 9.30am onwards). So at this stage, please make sure you are all available to play Tues/Thurs/Sat of that week (Nov 27-Dec1)!
Now you are up to speed and ready for all the action from the pool, with our game reports and photos, in The Weekly Wrap : 2018 StateChamps R14 + Junior R4