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Round 6 saw Masala travel to Elsternwick Park to fight it out in a game where the 4 points was possible. The Reserves had another hard day on the trot and the Seniors couldn't string together 4 quarters to get the win.
Next round we are hosting Manningham Cobras at home, so get down and support your favourite local club!
Reserves MasalaFC 2.9 21 defeated by Elsternwick 22.22 154
Masala Football Club is urgently looking for another Trainer to join our team, with assistance at game day and at training. If you, or someone you know, is interested in the role please email secretary@Masalafc.com.au or contact us on our Website or Facebook
In 2017 Masala is offering supporters the opportunity to join up as a social member. Masala Football Club offers a social membership for individuals and families who wish to support our club. For the cost of $40 per individual you can not only help us but receive:
-A free beanie, scarf OR stubby holder
-A free coffee, tea OR pie at every home game
-A free drink at every social event held at our club rooms
-An email subscription to our newsletter
-Exclusive benefits from our sponsors
Social memberships can be purchased at any home game at the canteen or on our new website, click here to view the details!. For any queries contact Wayne on 0430 369 406.
With the help from Pat Crock, we are developing a club video. Click here to watch our promo!
PREVIOUS ROUND VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
With great excitement we can offer our fans a round highlight from the previous week. A huge thanks goes to Jaryd Coghill for his hard work at putting this together. This adds extra depth of review for the players and some extra highlights for our fans.
Head over to our Youtube page to view the rest or click below to view last rounds video! Enjoy!
A Word From Our President
Masala welcomes back all the returing players and new players in our season 2k17. I would like to thank you Melbourne Smile, Denture Clinic, Sandleford Hardware, Pinnacle Hardware, Sunrun Solar, Dandenong Club, Stonestar, RMBL Investments & CN Booting for supporting us for in 2017. Club is happy to have Nick Boyd as Reserves Coach and Assistant Coach for seniors. Nick's passion and energy around the trainings makes all lot of difference for the boys. As a president I am really pleased with the preseason work done by all players as planned by coaches.
As a club we have set high expectations from coaches and we expect playing group to show the resilience, toughness and commitment to help achieving the goals set by club. We have increased our indigenous talent by adding Philip, Thauraka, Manuel and Alick (played for Wandin's junior side) to the list. We are pleased to have playing list depth which allows coaches to have options for selection.
As a President, I can assure that club is heading in the right direction off the field and on field. I have to admit that support and work load sharing done by the committee members is remarkable.
The club is also excited to have our Multicultural Auskick program starting in two weeks time which will give an opportunity to have junior sides in near future. For our Auskick program we will be working close to AFL Victoria & St Kilda Football Club. We are working with community groups to create opportunities for new multicultural youths coming to Australia.
Good luck to both the teams and coaches for the year and hopefully we can achieve the goals set during preseason.
Masala Football Club President
We would like to wish Josh Kyle a very happy 20th birthday for Monday 15th May. You're a legend around the club Josh and we are all so proud of everything you have achieved thus far. We are excited to see where your promising future leads you and we wish you all the success! Enjoy your day!
Our four senior Indigenous Players in a recent photoshoot with Viva! Life Photography. A group photo of all our Indigenous Boys!
We went into our game with high hopes and things were going well up to half time. The boys were first for the ball at most contests and started moving it quickly, giving the forwards a great chance to put score board pressure on Elsternwick. This was a really positive sign as we need to be able to do this, week in week out, so we can be putting the pressure on other sides early.
We had a ok third term and found ourselves 22 points down at 3/4 time but kicking into a stiff breeze. Ideally we wanted to be 4 goals in front leading into the wind in the final term but we couldn't get there. We moved a few players around and decided on all out attack and unfortunately the ball wouldn't fall out way and we made some bad decisions with it. Elsternwick having the wind were able to kick away and we ended with a disappointing loss. This week we take on Manningham in the Indigenous Round and we are looking to bounce back hard .
Goals:F. Alidad 3, J. Kyle 2, S. Freeman 2, M. Hawes, M. Decarne, N. Cunningham, J. Cahill, B. Parker Best: J. Jaques, S. Giritharan, N. Green, N. Nation, A. Nai
Masala Football Club is excited to have Sandleford on board to help us recognise the Seniors player who best shows determination, commitment and dedication to the club. The 'Sandleford Superstar of the Week' will be awarded at Thursday night Training sessions and will be in the following week's newsletter.
Congratulations to our Round 5 Sandleford Superstar of the Week, James Logan. Loges has come to the club with no football experience a few years ago and has taken to AFL extremely well. He knows how to out muscle his opponents and use his strength to his advantage. Loges always gives 100% and has proven his dedication to the club over the years. Congrats Loges, keep up the hard work!
A massive thank you to Sandleford for supplying us with an award which showcases a Reserves player who best shows determination, commitment and dedication to the club. Sandleford specialise in security safes, house numbers & outdoor play equipment. If you're ever in the market, head over to their website and show your support for Sandelford. Mention MasalaFC if you do!
It was a short but fat oval with a strong breeze pushing toward the club rooms with a lot of pot holes and a very hard middle but we went in feeling better than other weeks. We had the music going which helped the mood. Once again, like other weeks, we made a mention pre game about starting strong and hard and that it will help us get going early.
For the first 20 minutes that exactly what we did! We had the breeze and we're going into the forward line with intent but couldn't hit the score board with majors as much as what we needed to. Toward the end of the quarter they kicked a few quick goals and that hurt, but it was definitely our best first quarter for the year. Having Mathew Kos and Nicholas Nation linking up with Jaryd Coghill coming out of the backline made us look great!
In the second quarter we were attacking as hard as possible but against the wind they were making their chances count. We as a team when heading forward seemed to be wasting the kick heading out of the centre half back line to centre half forward and it would quickly go back over our heads. We were going at the contest 100% but not enough communication around the ground did us immense damage! Alick Nai was placed into the ruck and really made a contest and started winning the taps in our favour. His agility and ability around the ball helped in his first game really stood out!
At half time I challenged the team to step up and go harder like they had every other week after half time and they did. They were putting great body pressure on. Tarak Shah, Jarrod Mann and James Jaques were doing just that line they had all game and it was great to see! Srirangan Giritharan and Maurice Mills-Rolfe were in the midfield and giving it their all at every opportunity which was heartening to see but once again it was the two way running and quick ball movement into our backline which hurt us on the score board.
In the last quarter we had very few rotations on the bench which made running out the game a challenge. As every player had given us their all, we had very little left in the tank and that pushed the scoreboard out to more than it should have been. In true and consistent Masala fashion, we never stopped chasing or going at the ball when it was our turn and I applaud our boys in their effort. If we can do what we did for the first 20 minutes of the game for every game, we would be a massive chance to win a lot more matches. Game experience and game mental maturity will help this moving forward but this was a great stepping stone. We're heading onward and upward as a playing group and that's great to see! Now it's time to focus on next week and play 4 quarter football!
Massive shout out to the players who helped! We are thankful to these great guys for doing this as it really does help our day, especially on an away trip!
Goal Umpire - James Logan
Boundary Umpire - Ari Lacroix / Scott Becker
Runner - Stephen Daw
Goals: A. Nai, J. Mann Best: A. Nai, J. Coghill, N. Nation, J. Jacques, S. Giritharan
Continuing into the 2017 season, the SunRun Solar Scorcher of the Week is only possible through the support of SunRun Solar. SunRun Solar are kind enough to offer a $20 prize the Reserves player who plays with teamwork, cooperation and run! The 'SunRun Scorcher of the Week' will be awarded at Thursday night Training sessions and will be in the following week's newsletter.
Our SunRun Solar Scorcher for Round 5 was Peter Frameos in his first game for the club! What an impressive start to your journey here at Masala Peter, your efforts in your first game make is very excited to see what you can offer us in the future. Keep up the hard work and dedication to your mates!
A massive thank you to SunRun Solar for supplying us with an award which showcases a Reserves player who displays the most run, team work and commitment to the MasalaFC jumper. Visit our friends at SunRun Solar for all of your solar power needs, make sure you mention MasalaFC!
MasalaFC is excited and proud to announce that Pinnacle Hardware has hopped on board this year to help us recognise a volunteer who has helped out each week and made a difference with the club.
Each week we will be recognising someone who has volunteered their time around the club to help out, either on game day or during the training week. These people go about their duties without complaining or wanting recognition, however this is the perfect platform to let others know about their hard work. Each Thursday night at selection, someone will be nominated to receive this award.
The Pinnacle Volunteer of the Week for Round 5 was Taylor Bailey. Taylor has always been a strong hand around the club and her help is always appreciated. Keep up the hard work Taylor, we really appreciate everything you do for us!
A huge thanks to our friends down at Pinnacle Hardware. They are dedicated to supplying home improvement products that represent great value for money and quality satisfaction to the DIY market. If you need quality products for your DIY needs, head over to Pinnacle Hardware's website and let them know we sent you!
The 'Spice Rack' refers to the injured players at Masala Football Club. We are lucky enough to have Cheryl and James down at the club helping us out with our Training needs. We are, however, always looking for more training assistance with the boys so if you are qualified and interested please contact us on our website or social media.
Below is 'Kelly's Spice Rack' tips, thanks to the AFL Community Development website found here.
Spice Rack #6 Ankle Injuries
Sprains to the ankle are one of the most common sporting injuries. A sprain is defined as a tearing of the ligaments that connect bone to bone and help stabilise the joint.
Following an ankle sprain, the ankle joint may become unstable and take some time to recover.
On the inside of the ankle (medial side), the joint is stabilised by the deltoid ligament. Sprains to the deltoid ligament (eversion sprains, foot twists outward) account for less than 20% of all ankle sprains.
On the outside of the ankle (lateral side), the joint is stabilised by three smaller ligaments; the anterior talofibular (at the front), the calcaneofibular (at the side) and the posterior talofibular (at the back). Sprains to any of these ligaments (inversion sprains, foot twists inward) account for more than 80% of all ankle sprains.
Acute ankle sprains result from a force being applied to the ankle joint which causes excessive range of movement at the joint. Players are immediately aware of the condition and may hear an audible ‘snap’ or ‘pop’, due to the tearing or stretching of the ligaments.
Proven risk factors
Previous or existing ankle injury especially if poorly rehabilitated (biggest risk factor).
Lack of strength and stability related to the ankle.
Lack of, or extreme flexibility, in the ankle joint.
Sudden change in direction (acceleration or deceleration).
Suspected risk factors
Poor condition of the playing surface.
Inappropriate, inadequate, or no warm-up.
Wearing inappropriate footwear for the activity.
Lack of external ankle support (taping, bracing) for previously injured ankles.
Undertaking training prior to competition to ensure readiness to play.
Gradually increasing the intensity and duration of training.
Undertaking flexibility, balance, stretching and strengthening exercises in weekly
Including agility work in training programs so the ankle joint is capable of sustaining
high acceleration forces and quick changes in direction.
Allowing adequate recovery time between workouts or training sessions.
Warming up to ensure surrounding muscles are ready to support the joint during
Wearing ankle taping or bracing especially for previously injured ankles.
Wearing shoes appropriate to the sport that provide stability and support.
Checking the training and playing area to ensure a flat and even surface.
Drinking water before, during and after play.
Avoiding activities that cause pain. If pain does occur, discontinuing the activity immediately and commencing RICER.
Signs and Symptoms
Sprains are graded on a scale of 1 to 3 (mild, moderate, and severe), depending on the degree of tearing to the ligaments. In most cases, x-rays are performed to rule out a fracture or dislocation.
The immediate treatment of any soft tissue injury consists of the RICER protocol – rest, ice, compression, elevation and referral. RICE protocol should be followed for 48–72 hours. The aim is to reduce the bleeding and damage within the joint. The ankle should be rested in an elevated position with an ice pack applied and a correctly sized compression bandage should be applied to limit bleeding and swelling in the joint.
The No HARM protocol should also be applied – no heat, no alcohol, no running or activity, and no massage. This will ensure decreased bleeding and swelling in the injured area.
A sports medicine professional should be seen as soon as possible after the injury to determine the extent of injury and to advise on treatment and rehabilitation. In evaluating the injury the sports medicine professional may order an x-ray or other testing to determine the extent of the injury. Rehabilitation and return to play
Most ankle sprains heal within 1 to 6 weeks, however severe sprains many take as long as 12 weeks.
Masala FC Australia wishes to thank the sports medicine practitioners and Sports Medicine Australia state branches who provided expert feedback in the development of this fact sheet.
For more detailed information refer to the AFL brochure Management of Concussion in Australian Football and the Coaches/Injury Management section of the AFL’s Community Development website www.aflcommunityclub.com.au.
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