Posts Tagged ‘trophy’

The Tough Guy Award

So some of you would know that I’ve been managing the Wasps Premier Alliance Men’s hockey team for 2010.
We have our brownlows coming up, and one of the awards is the Tough Guy Award.

Basically in one of our matches, there was a stick check between one of our players BJ2 and a Melville defender.
Basically it ended up in the Melville’s players stick snapping in two on impacts with BJ2’s stick, and both pieces went soaring through the air at head height through the Wasps attacking circle, one half narrowly missing our own wing, Scoobs’ head. It actually skimmed the top of him.

We had to hear from weeks on end from Scoobs who narrowly missed death.
Two weeks later, we had a match at the same venue, and we found one of the pieces of the destructed stick lying on the side of the field.

Now this was a very expensive and impressive stick.
So we kept this half as a reminder, and I have been asked to mount it as a trophy to be awarded to BJ2 for his destructive efforts.

Here is my masterpiece

PS. The inside of composite hockey sticks are REALLY FREAKING cool!!

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Second Place

So I didn’t really finish my post previously on this year’s State Youth Games.

From the title. you can see that we once again got second place, and hurray a trophy.
The team that beat us, once again had practically double the amount of competitors than we did, thus entering in more events, so per person in the team, we really were the winners.

We won the Indoor Soccer for the first time ever, and it was the most competitive sport ever.
We had gotten a terrible draw, and had to play the two best teams in the comp.

We drew 0 – 0 with Kingley, and managed to sneak in a goal to beat Churchlands by 1-0.
We drew another game, that we should have really won 0 -0, but luckily smashed Imprint an impressive 5-0.

Thus will an infinite goal average as no goals were conceeded (even when I was goal keeper for a game), we found ourselves in the final against Churchlands.

It was tight. We were equally matched. Both teams had no female subs which meant us girls had to play the entire time, and had played every minute of this tournament so far.
I had to visit the first aid station after every game for all of my injuries sustained (I’m still trying to grow back some skin on my knees), so we were all pretty tired.

It was a physical and quick game. We had more shots on goal, but their goalie was good.
Half time, it was 0-0.
Full time it was 0-0.
Extra half time 0-0
Extra full time 0-0.

So now we have penalty shootouts. Every person on the field has to shoot, and the goalie cannot be swopped.
This was nerve racking.

However we managed to sink three into the back of the net, and they failed to get even one, and we were declared champions.
OH WHAT A FEELING.

Still no goals conceeded. We won the sport we had always wanted to win, convincingly.

On a less than happier note, I didn’t manage to retain the tennis title. We lost in the quarters to the eventual winners (even though we were equally matched) due to time restrictions, and it was going with service, and we were receiving.
NEXT YEAR RIGHT?

Great Weekend. We’re super stoked to come back next year with an even better team.
Can’t flipping wait!

State Youth Games

Organising our team again this year, is probably one of the most stressful things I have had to face this year so far.
Unfortunately there was a camp running the same weekend as this event which ensured that the amount of people coming along would be minimal.

Last year, we had only one week to muster up a team and succeeded to enter in 15 people, this year, we upped that number by a bit and got 20 participants. Therefore we were still entered in the small team category with the second smallest team in the competition.

The theme was SYGeneration – which we had no real idea about what they wanted out of us.
So I went to my trusty i-tunes, wrote in the word “generation” and got the following.
Picture 15Most of these would be inappropriate, but Bob Sinclair gave me an idea. We could be the Love Generation!
Last year, out team had already decided we’d venture into the competition with tie dye, so this fitted quite nicely.
Throughout the games, we were known as the “Hippie Team”.

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We stuck out with a sore thumb, and got a special mention for having the best team outfites for the entire event.
The shirts though were a risky move, more in another post!

LOVE GENERATION

LOVE GENERATION

So off we went to Bunbury, about 2 hours south of Perth. I know my way around this country town pretty well, because of all my involvement with Annihilate Music and all the hardcore tours down there with interstate bands. For many, Bunbury was an exciting journey and adventure.

We stayed at the same place as last year, a little Church of Christ, where we had full access to all their facilities including the kitchen, their pa system and…. their projector 🙂 Nice.
Nothing like playing Halo and COD 5 – Nazi Zombies on a huge projector through a booming sound system.

We drove down on the Friday afternoon/evening where we finished off the shirts and made the massive banner.
Early saturday morning.. 7:45am, was the Opening Ceremony, where we would meet our competitors and see their themes and outfits.

Alice Dee on the banner

Alice Dee on the banner

Then our team split into our events and went off for the day, meeting up for lunch in between the tournaments.
I competed in the Mixed tennis. We had two teams and came 2nd and 3rd. Same results as last year.

In the afternoon I competed in Dodgeball, which was amazing fun, however the umpires were shocking, and biased, and there were so many teams who cheated. Out of the 8 who made it through to the quarters, 6 of them were blatant cheaters.
I hope they can live with themselves.

Dodgeball!

Dodgeball!

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Saturday night we headed to the cafe strip, got some food before retiring and playing Poker and watching Wolverine back at the base.

Sunday morning was the Tug Of War event. Teams of 8, everyone had massive people in their team, our girls were the smallest of the lot. Our 4 guys were pretty big and buff though. We really had no chance.
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Then we split up once again for our events for the day.
I competed in Ladies Tennis, and was trying to defend my title – as I had won the tournament last year. Unfortunately, playing with my shoulder, which had popped out whilst playing Dodgeball wasn’t the easiest.
Second place was achieved this year. Not too bad considering.

Later on, we played Indoor Beach Volleyball. Seriously, the stench of feet was the first thing we encountered when we entered the arena. YUCK. Luckily it wafted out (i hope, either that or we became accusomed to it). We did pretty well, but not that great so we didn’t make the quarters.
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Sibling Love

Sibling Love

My straped up shoulder - skin came off when this was taken off.

My straped up shoulder - skin came off when this was taken off.

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That night was the most fun. We made dinner, played Sardines for 2 hours straight in a pitch black old church, before heading out into the town for some dancing. We totally owned the floor, the locals didn’t know what hit them.

My adorable brother

My adorable brother

I have some interesting dance moves?

I have some interesting dance moves?

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Monday morning was by far the toughest. The triathlon.
Lets just say, all of us who did it were stuffed afterwards. I thought the cycle leg was going to be on the road and sort of cruisy. Unfortunately it was neither cruisy nor on the road. It was 6 kilometres with 6 laps of bumpy, through trees, dodging fences, through boggy sand and exhuasting torture. My bike was not suited for this environment and I had no shocks on it. Lets just say, it hurt the entire race, and sitting for the next 4 days was very uncomfortable. I even landed in a bush on my 4th lap.

The Swim - 4 laps - 200m

The Swim - 4 laps - 200m

My ~Awesome~ bike and I

My ~Awesome~ bike and I

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Exhausted after the triathlon

Exhausted after the triathlon

5th place isn’t bad though, and we scored huge points for that. Our boys scored 6th place. 🙂

Overall our team did pretty well with good placings in the following.
Male Squash – First Place and Fourth Place
Male Tennis – First Place
Female Tennis – Second Place
Mixed Tennis – Second and Third Place
Ten Pin Bowling – Second and Third Place
Chess – Third Place
Scrabble – Third Place

Badminton

Badminton

Scrabble

Scrabble

Ten Pin Bowling

Ten Pin Bowling

Overall, we came 2nd in the small team competition. The team beating us, had nearly double the amount of competitors and therefore entered in a lot more events than us. Even still, the only managed to beat us by 11 points.

Our nicknames :)

Our nicknames 🙂

The team!

The team!

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Was great to bring home to trophy.

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It was such an amazing weekend and we had pretty good sunny weather the whole time.
Can’t wait for it again next year!

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