Home' The Bunyip : June 25th 2014 Contents "I was good in the first game and
only okay in the second game," Brown
"We rotate a fair bit and get thrown
around a bit.
"It's been a good experience."
Brown has also been in good form
for Central District's reserves, in be-
tween matches for his state.
He is one of only two BL&GFA
players in the under 18 side, with
former Kapunda team-mate Connor
McLean the other.
The slightly built youngster was
identified as a talent at a young age
and played A grade for the Bombers
under his father Rodney at just 15 in
As with any player that is part of the
under 18 system, the AFL draft is in
the back of Brown's mind and there is
a chance that later in the year he could
be off to the big league.
However, it is only early days and
the grounded teenager is more than
happy to let the year run its course.
"I'm just trying to take ev-
ery game as it comes and
play as well as I can, that's all you can
do, really," Brown said.
"The (AFL) clubs are not meant to
contact us during the carnival, so I
haven't spoken to any.
"Obviously, that is what I would
love to do.
"If I do (get drafted), that would be
great but, if I don't, I'll just keep trying
to play well at Centrals."
School is also a priority for Brown,
although the fact that he has been
training three nights a week in Ade-
laide for the past eight weeks has eaten
into his study time.
"I did all right in my report last term
and I am keeping on top of everything
at the moment," Brown said.
"I get a fair bit of help from
my teachers and I try and do as
much as I can, when I can."
With a maturity that belies his ten-
der age, one can be sure that whatever
challenges the rest of 2014 may hold,
Brown will be ready for them.
Page 10 "THE BUNYIP" GAWLER, SPORT, Wednesday, June 25, 2014
(From left) North Vikings Inline Hockey Club members Jye, Isaac, Jett, Degan and Nick Petz are keen skaters and relish
the family atmosphere of the club.
PHOTO: Lauren Gauci
GAWLER jumped into top
spot on the Barossa Valley
Hockey Association A wom-
en's ladder with a crushing
4-0 victory over Nuriootpa
under lights at Stockwell on
It was another brilliant effort
in what has so far been a sensa-
tional season for Gawler.
It started the game strong-
ly, with its defence, led by
goalie Karen Wilson and full
backs Kate Muirhead and Jes-
sica Szulc, repelling everything
Nuri could throw at it.
With Laura Kingsmill con-
trolling the midfield, it was
not long before the forward
line made the most of its op-
portunities, with Georgia
Hall finding the back of the
Gawler continued to control
the play as half-time neared,
with Claire Donaldson and
Chelsea Broadhurst promi-
nent, and a second goal came
via Laura Kingsmill.
After leading 2-0 at the break,
Gawler opened the second half
with intent and a sparkling
play involving Aiofe Rutley,
Chelsea Broadhurst and Lara
Kingsmill nearly resulted in a
Briony Rowell goal.
Nuri continued to fight but
was no match for Gawler, with
Claire Donaldson and Hall
both scoring to complete the
Tanunda notched a narrow
1-0 win over Trinity in the
other A women's match, with
Summer Dinnison scoring the
match-deciding goal in the
It was a one-sided round in
the A men's competition, with
dominant sides Tanunda and
Nuri both posting command-
Nuri put seven goals past
Angaston-Moculta United and
kept it scoreless in the process.
Despite the less-than-flattering
scoreline, United battled hard
throughout and could well
have got closer.
Brad Fairey was the star of
the show for Nuri, slotting five
goals to go well clear on top
of the association goal-scoring
Brothers Matt and Craig
Schulz rounded out the scor-
ing with one each.
Tanunda coasted home
against Trinity, winning 6-1 on
the back of a complete team
Everyone played their role
for the Magpies and the scor-
ing was shared, with Steven
Draper and Daniel Gogoll two
of six individual goal-scorers.
A MEN: Tanunda 6 d Trinity 1;
Nuriootpa 7 d AM United 0.
A WOMEN: Tanunda 1 d Trinity
0; Gawler 4 d Nuriootpa 0.
B MEN: Nuriootpa Gold 1 d Ta-
nunda Black 0; Nuriootpa Green 3
d Tanunda White 2.
B WOMEN: Tanunda 4 d AM
United 3; Gawler 0 drew with Nu-
UNDER 17: AM United 5 d Ta-
UNDER 14: Nuriootpa 7 d Gawl-
er 0; Trinity College 1 d Tanunda
Black 0; AM United 2 d Tanunda
run keeps rolling
Local talent shines
Petz' skate up a storm
FOR the Petz, inline hockey
truly is a family affair.
Nick, aged 39, and four of he
and wife Melissa's five boys, Jye,
Isaac, Degan and Jett, all play for
the North Vikings Inline Hockey
It is a huge commitment for the
family, with training twice a week
and as many as 10 hours spent at
the Gawler Sport and Community
Centre each Saturday, but they
wouldn't change a thing.
"It's great," Nick said.
"It is such a family sport and the
Vikings are very family orientated."
The family is in its second season
at the Vikings, with Isaac and
Degan the first to join the club
after deciding to take their love for
inline skating to the next level.
Nick and Jye followed suit soon
after, while, due to insurance, Jett
had to wait until he turned four to
don the skates.
The club has a range of different
teams in each age group that come
under the wider Vikings' banner,
with those teams playing off against
each other on a weekly basis.
Jett, four, and Degan, eight, play
in the under 10 Flames' side, 13-
year-old Isaac is a member of the
under 14 Fury side and, Jye, 19,
and Nick play in division one, Jye
for the Killer Bees and Nick for the
Isaac, in particular, has excelled at
the sport and has been selected to
represent South Australia at under
13 level in the upcoming Inline
Hockey National Championships
He is the first in the family to
achieve such an honour and cannot
wait for the opportunity.
"It will be fun experiencing it all
for the first time," Isaac said.
The Petz' love their involvement
with the Vikings and thrive on the
exhilarating nature of inline hockey,
with Isaac explaining what it is that
makes the sport so special.
"The adrenalin that runs through
your body when you are putting
your skates on and getting ready,"
"And the excitement after you
score a goal."
Degan was also quick to
highlight scoring goals as a
standout, while Jett has his own
claim to fame after becoming the
youngest player to play inline
hockey in South Australia when he
debuted earlier in the year.
"He has skated for ages and he
was super keen," Melissa said.
While the Petz' involvement in
the Vikings is still relatively new, it
looks destined to become a lengthy
union and with seven-month-old
Diesel waiting in the wings, there
could yet be six of them at the club.
It is such a family
sport and the Vikings
are very family
Continued from page 1
THE BUNYIP - YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER
WEEKEND SPORTING ACTION
South Gawler's Matt Trzeciak gets his hands on the footy
despite Willaston's Shaun Childs' attempt to spoil in BL&G A
grade football on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Lauren Gauci
South Gawler's Carmen Gaskell looks to pass to team-mate
Kayla Collins in the clash against Willaston in senior one
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