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UP THE EAGLES
Harris key to Queensland Youth Girls
Queensland ruckman Tayla Harris has emerged as one of the standout players at the 2013 Youth Girls National Championships.
Off the field she is a mild mannered 16-year-old, who is happy to blend into the crowd, but on it, Harris is attracting more than her share of attention from opposition teams and fans alike.
While Queensland remain winless after two games at the National Championships, Harris and her teammates have done their state proud with a never-say-die attitude and eight quarters of hard, unforgiving football.
Facing Vic Metro in the opening round of the competition was always going to be a tough ask but the scoreline that read Metro 8.5 (53) to 1.1 (7) didn’t do Queensland justice.
The girls from the sunshine state applied relentless pressure and seemed entrenched in the contest until the dying minutes of the match.
Harris, with her clean hands and the ability to put herself in the perfect position, shone as Vic Metro’s best tried to find a way past her at centre-half back.
Although Harris also dominated in the ruck, her contested marking in defence was one of the features of the match.
The girl from Brisbane, who plays her club football with Zillmere in the city’s senior womens’ league, was again prominent as Queensland fell 19-points shy of Western Australia.
After what she described as a quiet first half (many onlookers had her best on ground at the main break), Harris exploded on to the scene in the third term to put her side insight of an upset.
Unfortunately for Queensland, who had many other contributors including skipper Emily Bates and Jordan Zanchetta, Western Australia remained composed and finished strongly with the last three goals of the game.
After two gallant losses, Harris said it was disappointing not to have pinched a win on the opening days of the championships.
“In our first game against Vic Metro I thought we did pretty well but, because we haven’t played too much footy together, we weren’t quite ready to play against such a quality side,” Harris said.
“For our second game we were better prepared and our intensity was a lot better but unfortunately we couldn’t quite get over the line.”
Harris, now competing in her fourth Youth Girls National Championship, said she loved playing against the best underage players in the country.
“I’m friends with a lot of the girls from other teams so during the game it’s pretty competitive but afterwards it’s pretty good just to shake hand and have a chat.”
“We’re going to New Zealand at the end of the year with the academy so it’s good to know so many of the girls.”
Queensland take on Vic Country/Tasmania tomorrow in their final match of the preliminary rounds.
Seniors Mens & Women's Weekend Footy
Our Seniors play at home again for Round 7. Join the men's seniors team when they take on Kenmore Friday night from 7.30pm. Warm up in the club house and enjoy our local Friday night footy!
Our Women's team travel to Yeronga on Saturday to maintain their momentum. Both teams are undefeated - join the ladies for another cracking contest. Game kicks off from 10 am, get along and support the women!
GOOD LUCK to all Eagles!
Juniors Weekend Footy!
Under 6’s SAT 18th
0830 - Aspley Black Vs Zillmere Yellow
0830 - Aspley White Vs Zillmere Gold
0900 - Pine Rivers Blue Vs Zillmere Blue
Under 8’s SAT 18th
0830 - Aspley Bomers Vs Zillmere Gold
0930 - Aspley Cats Vs Zillmere Blue
Under 10’s SAT 18th
1000 - Zillmere Eagles Vs Wilston Grange White
Under 11’s SAT 18th
1100 - Zillmere Eagles Vs The Gap
Under 13’s SUN 19th
0900 - Ferny Grove Vs Zillmere Eagles
Under 16’s SUN 19th
0900 - Zillmere Eagles Vs Mt Gravatt White
Youth 15’s Girls SUN 26th
1030 - Zillmere Eagles Vs West Jaguars Maroon
Please check all games aganist the junior & youth link below;
GOOD LUCK to all Eagles!
Eagles Juniors & Youth Draw for 2013
Please find the link below that you can go and check the draw each week.
The complete AFLBJ comp can be found within the below link;
All our teams are part of the “North Blue” comp.
Good luck to our 2013 Eagles - Junior, Youth, Woman & Senior teams.
Two-time Super Bowl Champion, Ben Roethlisberger developed his resilience on the field as a quarterback at Miami University under the-head coach Terry Hoeppner. Coach Hep, remained a source of inspiration for Roethlisberger through his favourite poem, "Don't Quit."
GOOD LUCK To OUR 2013 EAGLES!
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Footy Tipping is Back!
Not long to go before the official season kicks off & the Eagles tipping comp soars for 2013.
Get involved and pass on to your team mates, family and friends, IT'S FREE !
Will you win the 2013 Eagles tipping bragging rights?
Pass on the below competition details;
Comp Name: Zillmere Eagles
For more details, go to: http://www.footytips.com.au/comps/Zillm2&p=Oneclub
Good luck and may the best tipper win!
Seniors Fixtures Announced
2013 Mens SEQAFL Division 4 Central
The Eagles seniors season kicks off Friday 5th April, pencil in the dates and get behing the mighty Eagles for what will be a cracking year!
Follow the below link for fixtures;
OR click on the seniors tab for more details.
MISSED SIGN ON???? IT'S NOT TOO LATE
Around the Grounds
What a great & successful sign-on weekend, if you missed out don't worry you can sign-on at the grounds during training - every Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30pm - 7.30pm
A BIG welcome to all our new Eagles & a heartfelt thanks to our returning Eagles, good to see your smiles back around the grounds.
WELCOME ONE & ALL TO SEASON 2013, WE'VE A GOOD FEELING FOR YOU ALL THIS YEAR.
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Our newest Eagle needs a name and our Facebook page is accepting your suggestions now - you can't have a mascot without a name!
Keep a look out for where our new recruit may pop up!