Player of the Round 2017

Lion Cub & Young Lion

Each week the Pakenham Football Club will profile our players of the round: Lion Cub of the round (under 8s to 12s) and our Young Lion of the round (under 13s to 18s)

The Pakenham football club would like to congratulate these players on their efforts and achievements so far and will enjoy keeping a close eye on them as they keep developing into a great players and a great club people. Keep up the great work!
Keep roaring!

Round 12

Lion Cub – Round 12

Name: Jaxon Morley
Team: Under 8's
AFL team: Essendon
Favourite AFL player and why: Tipungwuti - he's fast!
Favourite position: full forward
What is your strength on the ground: handball and running
Greatest moment of your career: when I took a mark to stop a goal
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: I am a great team mate and I am a very good talker
Who would you like to thank: my coach Scott & Sidey, my mum and my team mates

Round 11

Lion Cub – Round 11

Name: Brock Radosavljevic
Team: Under 10 Maroon
AFL team: Hawthorn
Favourite AFL player and why: Jack Gunston - great set shot for goal
Favourite position: full forward
What is your strength on the ground: my speed
Greatest moment of your career: kicking first goal
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: I am determined that we will win on Sundays
Who would you like to thank: My coach Matt, My dad Ross and my team mates. If it wasn't form my family I wouldn't be part of football

Young Lion – Round 11

Name: Tyrell Bignoux
Team: Under 17's
AFL team: Geelong
Favourite afl player and why: Joel Selwood - determined - committs to ball
Favourite position: wing
What is your strength on the ground: marking and running
Greatest moment of your career: I've won 2 premierships
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: I will develop with more effort, my skills will develop, determinded to achieve high
Who would you like to thank: my parents, my family, my coach and my team mates

Round 10

Lion Cub – Round 10

Name: Ashton Stark
Team: Under 10s Blue
AFL team: Collingwood
Favourite AFL player and why: Jamie Elliott - nice kick, good mark
Favourite position: Forward line
What is your strength on the ground: Good tackling / contested mark
Greatest moment of your career: kicking first score
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: improve my footy skills and I am very determined
Who would you like to thank: Glenn my coach, and my dad for taking me to footy

Round 9

Lion Cub – Round 9

Name: Jordon Murrell
Team: Under 9s Blue
AFL team: Essendon
Favourite AFL player and why: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
Favourite position: Forward
What is your strength on the ground: Good Tackler
Greatest moment of your career: kicking 3 goals in a match
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: I'm very competitive and determined
Who would you like to thank: my coach Scott, my teammates and my family

Young Lion – Round 9

Name: Jake Wright
Team: Under 13's
AFL team: Essendon
Favourite afl player and why: Zac Merritt - skillful and good with the ball
Favourite position: midfield
What is your strength on the ground: clearances, tacking & pressure
Greatest moment of your career: winning back to back Div 1 Premierships
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: determined to become a good footballer and get to a high level
Who would you like to thank: Steve & Brian (Coach & Assistant Coach)

Round 8

Lion Cub – Round 8

Name: Jack Hamilton
Team: Under 12s Blue
AFL team: Collingwood
Favourite AFL player and why: Chad Wingard - takes lots of spekkies
Favourite position: Forward line
What is your strength on the ground: good kicking / pressure
Greatest moment of your career: kicking 2 goals against Berwick this year
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: kick a lot of goals / good tackler
Who would you like to thank: mum, dad & team mates

Round 7

Lion Cub – Round 7

Name: Xavier Ladbrook
Team: Under 9s Maroon
AFL team: Hawthorn
Favourite AFL player and why: Jarred Roughead - kicks a lot of goals and good skills
Favourite position: Backline
What is your strength on the ground: I'm a good mark and a good kick - and I am fast
Greatest moment of your career: kicking 3 goals against Officer
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: I support my team mates and a good listener
Who would you like to thank: my coach Brendan, my team mates & family

Young Lion – Round 7

Name: Aidan Hadwick-Guthrie
Team: Under 15 Blue
AFL team: Hawthorn
Favourite afl player and why: Jared Roughead - goes hard at the ball
Favourite position: centre half back
What is your strength on the ground: tacking - first for footy
Greatest moment of your career: my first goal I kicked
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: hard at footy - dedicated
Who would you like to thank: my parents , club & team mates

Round 6

Lion Cub – Round 6

Name: Zakery De Bono
Team: Under 10s Maroon
AFL team: Essendon
Favourite AFL player and why: Zac Merrett - wins the ball and uses it well
Favourite position: every position
What is your strength on the ground: clean disposal, great kick for goal and can kick both sides of the body
Greatest moment of your career: a few weeks ago I kicked the winning goal
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: cos I'm a gun!
Who would you like to thank: family, coaches and team mates

Young Lion – Round 6

Name: Ryan Peluso
Team: Under 15 Maroon
AFL team: North Melbourne
Favourite afl player and why: Robbie Tarrant - tough, good around the contest
Favourite position: centre half back
What is your strength on the ground: intercept marks / intercept spoil
Greatest moment of your career: under 12s Grand Final win
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: keep improving skills - I'll improve further when I bulk up.
Who would you like to thank: my family & team mates

Round 5

Lion Cub – Round 5

Name: Isabelle Brooks
Team: Under 12 Girls
AFL team: Essendon
Favourite afl player and why:
Favourite position: Back Line
What is your strength on the ground:great mark
Greatest moment of your career: I am good at team work
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: good sportsmanship & great skills
Who would you like to thank: my coach Ryan, Mum, Dad and team mates

Young Lion – Round 5

Name: Bridie Finnegan
Team: Under 15 Girls
AFL team: Gold Coast Suns
Favourite afl player and why:Tom Lynch - he's a gun!
Favourite position: centre / mid field
What is your strength on the ground: good mark
Greatest moment of your career:kicking my first goal
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: skills & leadership
Who would you like to thank: my parents for supporting me, my coaches & the club

Round 4

Lion Cub – Round 4

Name: Josh Greig
Team: Under 11's Maroon
AFL team: Essendon
Favourite afl player and why: Patrick Dangerfield - he breaks tackles
Favourite position: Centre
What is your strength on the ground:kicking goals / breaking tackles
Greatest moment of your career: kicking 3 goals in first quarter
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: good sportsmanship & great skills
Who would you like to thank: parents & coaches

Young Lion – Round 4

Name: Ryan Emerson
Team: Under 13's Blue
AFL team: Richmond
Favourite afl player and why: Dustin Martin - strong fend off / superb skills
Favourite position: Ruck
What is your strength on the ground: Break of the lines / strong mark
Greatest moment of your career: making the Grand Final last year
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: leadership / skills
Who would you like to thank: parents / coaches / Lachie

Round 3

Lion Cub – Round 3

Name: Owen Skinner
Team: Under 11's Blue
AFL team: Essendon
Favourite afl player and why: Dyson Heppell = because he is captain!
Favourite position: forward line
What is your strength on the ground: strong mark / strong leader
Greatest moment of your career: kicking 4 goals in the first quarter last season
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: I am going to be great player!
Who would you like to thank: my parents & coaches

Young Lion – Round 3

Name: Bailey Stiles
Team: Under 14's Blue
AFL team: Geelong
Favourite afl player and why: Patrick Dangerfield - just good! beats the packs
Favourite position: Centre
What is your strength on the ground: takling / kicking
Greatest moment of your career: making the Rowville Football Academy
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: encouragemnet / consistancy
Who would you like to thank: mum & dad

Lion Cub – Round 3

Name: Owen Skinner
Team: Under 11's Blue
AFL team: Essendon
Favourite afl player and why: Dyson Heppell = because he is captain!
Favourite position: forward line
What is your strength on the ground: strong mark / strong leader
Greatest moment of your career: kicking 4 goals in the first quarter last season
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: I am going to be great player!
Who would you like to thank: my parents & coaches

Round 2

Young Lion – Round 2

Name: Richard Day
Team: Under 17's
AFL team: Brisbane Lions
Favourite afl player and why: Jonathan Brown - toughness
Favourite position: Ruck
What is your strength on the ground: strong overhead mark / strong at stoppages
Greatest moment of your career: Under 17 Div 2 Premiership
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: good playing attitude & like to set the tone for the game out of the ruck
Who would you like to thank: parents & coaching staff - Ross/ Shane/ Greg

Lion Cub – Round 2

Name: Samuel Matti
Team: Under 10's Blue
AFL team: Hawthorn
Favourite afl player and why: Cyril Rioli - spekkies
Favourite position: Forward line
What is your strength on the ground: takling
Greatest moment of your career: kicking a goal from the centre
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: love the game of footy
Who would you like to thank: my mun and my coach

Round 1

Lion Cub – Round 1

Name: Reid Williams
Team: Under 8's Blue
AFL team: Hawthorn
Favourite afl player and why: Cyril Rioli - great mark
Favourite position: Forward line
What is your strength on the ground: kicking goals
Greatest moment of your career: kicking a goal against Lyndhurst
Why should the lions supporters keep an eye on you for years to come: because I am doing a good job learning to play footy
Who would you like to thank: Scott - my coach