The Avon Football Association hosted the first Tackling Illegal Drug Round last weekend with three fixtures across the promotional round.
In the lead up to the matches, all Clubs participated in a Club Information Session which unearthed 36 Peer Support Volunteers. These volunteers will be provided with professional development on Club Management, Illegal Drugs, Mental Health and Mentoring to support the development of healthier club environments.
Avon President Ashley Morgan said “He was excited to see that the Avon was the first League in the State to be involved with the Round” and hoped it was a concept that could spread around the state in future years to tackle this important community issue.
Project Partners Rural Health West were at all games gathering community feedback to steer the project by completing over 100 surveys of local stakeholders.
In the matches, Avon powerhouse Keller Tammin had a strong win against Cunderdin who are building into the 2019 season. Magpies full forward Todd Rodgers kicked 3 goals while Jarred Miller (5 goals) Alexander Rogers and Jake Dowding were the Cats best.
Beverley again looks on track for a finals appearance beating York at York with an impressive nine goal kickers. Ashley Boyes continued his good form from round 1 and was BOG. Tim Guatta kicked 5 for the Roos and was their best.
The Match of the Round was in Northam where the Railways hosted cross town rivals Federals in blustery conditions.
The match was evenly poised in the first half, with Federals putting their foot down in the second half running out comfortable winners in a strong performance. Best players from the match were Steve Caccetta (Railways) and Luke Tanner (Federals).
The result doesn’t quite give the Railways justice for how hard fought the derby was. The match can be viewed at the following link:
Photos from the weekend:
Railways & Federals Coaches
Special Guests at the Railways & Federals Functions
Cunderdin FC & Keller Tammin FC