A year in the life 2016 #327: men’s nationals derby weekend

It was kinda of nice but also kinda weird to have the weekend at men’s nationals with no formal responsibilities – just cheering and providing game advice. On Saturday Sebastian came along while Jude caught up with friends and Zac went to the cricket.

Carnage are in a bit of a rebuilding phase this year: with some players gone, newer players are building their game experience.

They did pretty well over the tournament, ending up fifth. A drop of one position – but Brisbane did really well this year and while some of the “Tasmanian” ring ins did make their placing a little dubious, they definitely outplayed us.

As usual I enjoyed watching the men’s games, and it was also nice to catch up with some of our Adelaide derby friends (though we sis beat Light City twice).

And afterwards, good to have a beer.

A year in the life 2016 #320: skater boys

CRDL Juniors got to skate tonight before the CRDL grand final. All the boys did really well and had fun. Nothing like a chance to perform before a bit of a crowd.

 

A year in the life 2016 #286: Prime Sinisters!

Tonight was a super exciting night because the Prime Sinisters – the CRDL junior team – final got to play as a team for the first  time. I was privileged to get to line up manage for them.

They are a terrific bunch of kids – so positive and supportive of each other and their opposition, respectful of what everyone can contribute , but still competitive and determined to win.

And win they did – beating the Blue Mountains and playing some terrific derby in the process. It was great to see them shine – and have a lot of fun!

A year in the life 2016 #259: bouts and drives

Sunday was spent at the stadium. Sebastian had two games and I watched Capital Carnage play one and then it was time to drive home again with more bad singing and car dancing. Nice to be home to my bed and the rest of the family though.

A year in the life 2016 #258: Bateau Bay


While Sebastian and my day involved a bit of the above, we also managed the below.

Unlike my trip to the Gold Coast during the week, this time I actually got to stand on the sand.

And a compulsory beach selfie, with compulsory teenage mugging.

A year in the life 2016 #228: derby training

The boys are back in the swing of CRDL Juniors training. I am finding the time is perfect for doing shoping related chores at Woden. Win win.

A year in the life 2016 #221: league on league action

It was great to catch up with the Light City folk at URDP. And we had to cheer for them playing VDL – it was the first time they had beaten the Smackademics, and they managed to do it twice on the weekend. I did particularly enjoy commentating that game.