Round 1 Match Report : Paddington Colts U10s VS Leichhardt Juniors

Hi Colts Family,
Well, what a fantastic first match for the mighty U10s!!

It was a blustery autumnal day to mark the U10s first game of the season at the home of rugby league, Burrows Park.

The game was only a few minutes old when the boys sent the ball wide to our Captain Angus Peshos, who raced away for the team's first four pointer. Simply no better way to start the season and it looked as though our intense pre-season training was paying dividends. The ref then made his presence felt with a spate of technical penalties leaving the coaching staff scrambling for the complimentary NRL compendium that contained the rules, during which time Leichhardt bounced back with two quick tries. Louis Johns, backing up from the U9’s did a fantastic job steering our boys around the park and selecting our runners, including Lochie Jones who looked dangerous every time he got the ball. Lochie saw an opportunity on the right side & sprinted away to score in the corner taking us into half time all locked up at 10 all.

The second half commenced with both teams looking for answers and fortunately we found ours in our crafty little hooker Max Nearn. Max took it upon himself to ignite the team from dummy half and score not one but two scintillating tries in one of the greatest ever debuts in junior rugby league history. But credit to where credit is due, these scoring opportunities would not have been possible without the hard work of the likes of “The Beast from the East” Alex Vesper who was outstanding on the left edge reminding me of young Paul Sironen, sans the white tape around the melon, and Cy Matkovic, who on debut, ran the ball hard and straight in the mid-field, building valuable momentum for our team. Speaking of momentum, we must mention Jasper Thomas who worked hard all day in attack and defence, at one point making three tackles in a row then forcing a knock-on. This is the type of effort that I’ll be looking for all year because it can turn momentum and win you football games.Tommy Vesper looked threatening every time he ran the ball, and pulled off two try saving tackles that will no doubt feature in the season highlight reel, while our Victorian debutant Finn Gilligan menaced the defence countlessly and showed the potential that has him so highly sought after by all codes, including approaches from the NFL, NBA & even the IPL. I’m so glad his parents Mike and Bec have seen the light and embraced the greatest game of all…. Finally, displaying the type of character that will define our team this year, the boys fought back into try scoring territory before our other U9s player Kaieke Mckinley raced away to score a brilliant try in the final minutes.

There’s a little conjecture with the final score, but according to my calculations it was a 26 all draw. Regardless, I could not have been happier with our teams performance and effort for our first game, bearing in mind we played with one less player! Well done to every boy who played and you should walk away with confidence for our next game.

Thanks to:

- Louis and Kaieke for playing up an age and helping out with numbers.

- Archie Benuska who helped out with the playing gear and the sign on sheet and with Richard, will be our Ronnie Palmers for the season.

- The Jones family for supplying the oranges on Sunday. We’ll set up a weekly orange roster. I’m just going to come out now and ban mandarins from your backyard tree, unless they’re seedless in which case we can discuss.

- The great Achilles for taking a few action shots. Great images

In other developments, Kyrstie Peshos has thankfully agreed to be our Manager for the season. Kyrstie will send out game and training details and look after the game day paperwork. Thanks Kyrst!!! In the meantime, if you haven’t already can you please download the Team App, and then join our team, Paddinton Colts U10s 2018. We will be using this app to update our playing schedule, post match reports and send out messages.

There’s no game this weekend due to school holidays, but it doesn’t mean you should switch off altogether. I recommend you sit down as a family and watch the '89 grand final. I’ll be asking questions at our next training run. Also, here’s the link to the Colts victory song “Who Are We” which I have no doubt we’ll be singing regularly this year.

We’ll send a separate email regarding training details for the season, but there will be no training this week.

Enjoy the holidays.
Jimmy Vesper
0449 262 475

A Grade 1st Win After 20 years off the Paddock

Congratulations to our A Grade coaches Arthur Little & Joel Greig on a 1st up win at Gymea yesterday

On behalf of our club our sponsors our supporters thanks for continuing the great “COLTURE”

That our club was built on 69 years ago

To sing this song in A Grade after 20 years was a magic moment for the many who were their to cheer on our boys

“Once a Colt always a Colt”

“Only take what you need”


Under 10's Update from New Super Coach James Vesper

Hi Colts Family,
I hope you and your boys are excited for the game this Sunday!

Unfortunately we had to forfeit our first game last weekend as we completed a national recruitment drive and finalised a few third-party deals. The results, however, look promising as it appears we have a couple of great additions to the team with Cy Matkovic and Max Nearn coming on board. Welcome guys!

Game – Sunday 15th April
The game this Sunday is at Burrows Park, Clovelly against the Leichhardt Juniors. Kick-off time will be advised once I know. The forecast is sunny and 25 degrees, perfect for fast free-flowing rugby league. It is crucial we field a team this weekend after last week’s forfeit, otherwise, our position in the comp might be short-lived. If your son is unable to play this weekend please let me know asap. Also, we need one parent with their LEAGUE SAFE accreditation to run the water. Any volunteers?

Training – Thursday 12th April
We’ll have a meet, greet and training run this Thursday evening at 4.30 – 5.30 at Robertson Rd Fields, Moore Park, opposite Fox Studios. Refer to the attached map for details. There’s normally plenty of parking on Robertson Rd. If 4.30 is too early, just get there when you can. We’ll hand out socks and shorts on Thursday, and jerseys on Sunday. Please bring boots and mouth guards to training, plus headgear if your son wears it.

There are 8 teams in our competition, including 3 from the east and 5 from the Balmain league. The NRL MyLeague App is a great way to keep track of our competition, game details and ladder. If you download the app, open ‘My Team’ in the menu then link our team “Paddington Colts Under 10 Div 2”.

Games will be shared between Burrows Park, Waverley Oval and various fields in the Leichhardt & Balmain areas. There'll be a 7 seater leaving from Coogee every weekend, so let me know if you happen to get stuck for transport.

It’s important that all kids are registered, so please click here to Register if you haven’t done so already. While it is looking like we should have enough players to run on this week, we really need a couple more kids to join the team. Please remind your son to ask any mates if they'd like to play. As incentive….. any kids who introduce a new player will go straight to the top of the goal-kicking list…

Finally, I know there's a couple on this list who are still undecided, but I encourage you to give it a try for a few weeks and then make a decision about the rest of the season. My aim is to make it fun both on and off the field.

Feel free to call me if you'd like to chat about anything. Otherwise, see you Thursday.

Jimmy Vesper
0449 262 475
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Paddington Colts Under 8's. Match report and change of training days

Hi Colts Family,
What a game the boys played yesterday! From the opening whistle they got stuck in, worked hard, worked together and came away with a 12 tries to 2 win. Everyone contributed so it was awesome to see. Highlight of the game was in the final Quarter (I think) when the big kid from Bondi United made a huge run down his left hand sideline, palming off a few defenders as he stormed downfield... But next minute there was 8 Colts players who all managed to bring him to ground a no doubt save a try! Great commitment!

TRAINING THIS WEEK and beyond...
I am afraid I am going to have clashes on Fridays from now on as my eldest son plays rugby on Friday evenings. Is everyone ok if we move training to Thursday evenings at 4:30? Same spot as last week at Robertson Road. I know some people will have clashes on and won't be able to make it. Thats not such a drama as I will be incorporating the training drills we do each week into the warm up on game day. If you could all get back to me as soon as you can that would be most appreciated.

All the best,

Training Update

Dear Paddo Colts,

Please note today’s training at Robertson Rd has been cancelled due to the rain, the ground is closed. Please also note, this completes our summer training and we begin winter training as of next week Wednesday and Friday. At  ES Marks on Wednesday and on Friday at Centennial Park Synthetic field.

Please see attached training flyers.

Reminder winter training Wednesday at ES Marks 4:30-7:30pm and Friday Centennial Park Synthetic field 4:30-7:30pm.


Vale Steve Folkes

On behalf of the Paddington Colts JRLFC -

The Paddington  Colts club would like to send our sincerest condolences to the Folkes Family.

We also wish to respectfully acknowledge and honour Steven's contribution over his career to the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, and his service to greatest game of all. Steven as a player, coach, and mentor on and off the field demonstrated the true value of commitment, dedication, professionalism, and work ethic, ensuring the success of the team he represented as a player and coach.

Many Paddington Colts players, have gone on to represent the famous Canterbury club at all levels our most famous Jimmy Dymmock.

our thoughts love and prayers are with everyone in the Rugby league community  

Respect & Honour - Steven Folks

Paddo Colts JRLFC

Game Review Sunday 30th July - Paddington Colts U6s Green vs Bondi United White

Hi Colts Family,
What can I say - one of the most exciting games of the season! 13 tries each in our 2nd tied match for the year. (Coincidentally the 1st tied match was back in Round 7 against the same team with 12 tries apiece). Well Done Boys!!!!!  

Billy Walker - Billy scored an impressive 4 tries this week - his highest count to date. All round excellent tackling and defence, which he has shown consistently week after week. Our Player of the Match this week. I think you'll be able to shout the fam Maccas with that pile of awards you're amassing!

Cash  Parry - Another consistent effort from Cash, managing to score 3 tries and was again outstanding in defence. A confident player with steely determination...I'm scared just looking at you in case I get mowed over!

Koa Kelk - A little hesitation here and there, a twirl and a tapdance almost.....but Koa scores a try! Top effort with some good defence and group tackling.

Brock Dalley - After some impressive downhill skiing last week, Brock was back in his element on level ground following his team in tackling and putting in 100% with defence. The happiest boy you've ever seen when he has the ball, and  giving several good runs this week.

Leo Lynch - Leo our little no.6 was out this week with a tummy bug. Hope you are feeling better soon ready to run around with your mates next week.

E.T.  - Our fearless ET was again in his element running after the opposition with determination and speed. One of our first lines of defence saw ET chasing down the other team whenever the opportunity arose.  A fantastic try by ET evading the other team with ease!

Odin Goyoaga - After a pep talk from dad Odin was tackling anything wearing a United jersey this week. Scoring our first try of the match leaving the opposition choking on his dust...he added 3 more tries,either leaving United bumping into one another halfway down the field, or slipping through the cracks of the Whites! Hmmm playing one of his best games ever when dad's not there. Was that deliberate?? Haha hubby - YOU MISSED IT ALL!! Our Merit Award recipient this week.

Tane Goyoaga - Some great tackling from our little No.15...but mum doesn't like being ambushed 20+ times by jumping on her back ...but it's nice that little Rocky Walker wanted to practise similar skills on his mum, thankfully less enthusiastically. (Know any good physios Brigitta?) Not fussed too much on oranges this week and only one bag of chips today. Odd....Not your best effort son!!

Well done again boys...... Our games are getting better and better each week. Have a great weekend peeps - enjoy the 26 Deg C winter day!

Player of the Match - Billy

Merit Award - Odin

Yvonne Yee
Manager U6s
Paddington Colts

Nuts & Bolts News Season Update

Hi Colts Family Please see important
up coming dates below Includes
Eastern Conference U13s – U15s

Last Round 15 – Sunday August 6th

Semi Finals – Sunday August 13th

Finals – Sunday August 20th Grand Finals Leichhardt Oval – Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August

Still waiting confirmation of final dates for Combined U16, U17, U19 dates.

Vale our Great Clubman & Beautiful friend James Higgs

Our hearts are heavy today & filled with sadness the clubs flag is half mast as one our great clubman & dearest friends James "Jimmy Higgsy" Higgs sadly passed away this Morning.

our thoughts and love are with 

Wyn Trent Ben & Deb all of Jimmy's family 

details of Jims honouring will be posted  

Once a Colt always a Colt  

and Higgsy was a great Colt loved by all

your warmth smile humor and loyalty will be missed