Hoppers get third victory in a row

By Yarrawonga Chronicle


Katunga 2.3 4.4 5.7 6.9 (45)
Rennie 5.5 9.10 12.14 14.18 (102)

Goals – Katunga: Mitchell Sidebottom 3, Dylan Sidebottom 2, Kevin Vandengoor 1. Rennie: Chase Strawhorn 3, Khristopher Willett 3, Claye Runnalls 1, Alex Brooks 1, Zack Smith 1, Denver Bruce 1, Cameron Sudholz 1, Samuel Ferguson 1, Matthew McCabe 1, Dean Bigger 1

Best – Katunga: Joshua Howden, Xavier Thorp, Kevin Vandengoor, Steve Few, Joshua Smith, Austin Jones.Rennie: Cameron Sudholz, Jack Welsh, Alex Brooks, Judd Porter, Denver Bruce, Samuel Ferguson.

Rennie had their seventh win of the season defeating Katunga by 57 points at Katunga. 

The Hoppers could never fully shake a youthful and persistent Swans outfit but were able to win all four terms. 

After Katunga kicked the first goal the Hoppers began to share the ball well with Smith and Fountain the catalysts with Ferguson, Smith, Brooks and Strawhorn hitting the scoreboard in an open, free flowing match. 

A 20-point break was extended as Welsh continued his stellar form in the ruck, Wolfe was unflappable in defence and Bruce was rat-like cunning across half forward. 

The third quarter saw the match tighten up with both sides struggling to kick goals. 

Ferguson was providing a target, with Bigger taking over in the middle and Porter was picking up the tempo in his first game of the season. 

The final term saw Sudholz finish a fine match showing his aerial skill and running capacity as the Hoppers kicked 2 goals to 1 for the term. 

Strawhorn and Willett kicked 3 goals each. 

Best was Sudholz with incentives to Welsh and Bruce. 

Rennie stay in fifth position. 


Katunga 3.4.22 defeated by
Rennie 17.18.120

The twos made it 9 in a row with a 98-point victory. Again the forward line was super effective this week the star being Knight although his conversion of 6 goals from 12 shots was somewhat indifferent. 

He was well supported by Fenton and Hornidge who kicked 4 goals each. 

Dodge was strong at half back, Smithy as ever creative on ball, with Garner in the back pocket and Rae on his wing showing out. 

Rennie stay two games clear in second.  

Awards: Cellarbrations - Matt Knight, Yarrawonga Hotel - Beau Hornidge, Hicks Butchers - Dustin Sugden, Club Mulwala - Simon Fenton, Lake Mulwala Bakery - Adrian Smith.

Goals: Katunga: Joshua Tetley 1, Peter Connally 1, Brett Kimberley 1.

Rennie: Matthew Knight 6, Simon Fenton 4, Beau Hornidge 4, Aaron Phibbs 2, Ollie Rae 1.

Best: Katunga: Joshua Macfadyen, Joshua Tetley, Michael John, William Sefton, Daniel Connally.

Rennie: Beau Hornidge, Adrian Smith, Ollie Rae.

Under 17s

Katunga 8.11.59 defeated
Rennie 4.2.26

The threes were outgunned, out run and ultimately out done by a more persistent and focussed Swans outfit. 

Rennie failed to win any of the four terms as they were second to the ball and at the final siren lost by 33 points having had 13 less scoring shots. 

Lach McLennan was a standout well supported by Soutts taking hangers and defending well. 

They have dropped to third on the ladder.    

Awards: Murray Valley Rural Services - Lach McLennan, Intersport Wingates - Tom Hicks, The Orchard Accommodation - Fletcher Donovan, Redback Waste - Tom Elliott, Bull Plain Farms - Josh Soutter, Paternoster Farms - Max Williams.

Goals: Katunga: Harry Hill 2, Samuel Arho 2, Bailey Smith 2, Lachlan Daniel 1, Lochie O’Brien 1.

Rennie: Thomas Hicks 1, Baxter Droop 1, Fletcher Donovan 1, Tom Kennedy 1.

Best: Katunga: Bailey Smith, Harry Hill, Mitchel Doyle, Max Hendy, Lochie O’Brien.

Rennie: Joshua McInness, Lachlan Mclennan, Fletcher Donovan, Thomas Elliott, Josh Soutter, Max Williams.

Under 14s

Katunga 0.1.1 defeated by
Rennie 16.13.109

The under 14s were solid winning by 108 points. They were even across the match kicking 4 goals in each term. 

Axel D was again the primary target up forward kicking 7 goals, with Van Maanen giving his team first use in the ruck, Bennett dominant in the air at half forward and Brogan and Clarke constantly running the ball deep into the forward area. 

Boys are still undefeated and on top. 

Awards: I & P Ferguson - Fraser Bennett, Kennedy Builders - Jesse Brogan, STF Engineering - Callum DeOleveira, Murray River Electrical - Marcus Van Maanen, Rennie Catering Committee - Ben Kennedy, Yarra Mul Auto Electrical - Noah Clarke, Lake Mulwala - Hunter Lonergan.

Goals: Rennie: Axel Doherty 7, Fraser Bennett 2, Ben Kennedy 2, Cooper Lonergan 2, Callum  Deoleveira 1, Jack Bassett 1, Lochie Forge 1.

Best: Katunga: Lochie O’Brien, Jackson Harris, Jake Bell, Harry McDonald, Hudson Storer, Ryan Moulder.

Rennie: Fraser Bennett, Jesse Brogan, Callum  Deoleveira, Marcus  VanMaanen, Ben Kennedy, Noah Clarke.

Under 11

Under 11s had their first run in a couple of weeks and gave another exuberant display. It is just a fun time to watch the footy as these go at their business of having fun and getting a kick. 

Awards: Yarrawonga Pet Resort - Connor McCarty, Yarra Mul Housing - Ben Coffey, O’Bryan Painting -Charlie Hargreaves, Red Ag - Cam Stephens.

Back at home this week as Rennie take on Blighty.


We are over the half way mark in this season, and every game counts.  

Rennie were guests of the Katunga Swans this week, a familiar and friendly rival.

A Grade

Katunga 40 defeated Rennie 30

Unfortunately, A grade lost to the third placed Katunga on Saturday. The girls got off to a slow start, and whilst the margin was small for most of the game the Hoppers just couldn’t get in front. 

Some unforced errors and inaccuracy in the ring were the difference between the teams. 

Still lots of positives to take away; some really good passages of play down the court and in the ring. 

And yet another solid defensive performance. 

Looking forward to improving in these areas and putting in a solid performance next week.  

Awards: Terminus Hotel – Tessa Sexton and Bella Pelle – Maddie McInness.

B Grade

Katunga 60 defeated Rennie 34

This game was all about learning for the B team from last Saturday’s performance. Everyone made better decisions on the court and moved the ball steadily through the middle. 

Half time saw few positional changes which gave the team a little lift. 

Missing some key defenders, the girls worked tirelessly in the ring and shooters kept working the ball to find the best spot to shoot. 

Took a lot away from this game and looking forward to one more game before the two byes. 

Awards: Yarrawonga Hotel – Kaitlyn Ackerly, Terminus Hotel – Hannah Douglass, Lake Mulwala Bakery – Jess Westwood and One Zach – Nada Nolen.

C Grade

Katunga 46 defeated Rennie 41

In a high scoring game, the girls played hard and never gave up the whole game. 

Super effort by all the girls after quite a number of changes had to be made. The girls took it in their stride and continued to work hard. 

Great running and dominance again by Sophie in the midcourt.  

Awards: Lake Mulwala Hotel – Jae Langford, Lake Mulwala Bakery – Laura Nunn, Brick Lane – Kayla Stevenson and The Publican’s Daughter – Sophie Pickering.

C Reserve

Katunga 19 defeated by Rennie 32

Coming up against second on the ladder, the girls were braced for a tough game. 

The leadership of Tanya (as always) was a standout with her talking and encouragement to all on the court. 

The defence end worked brilliantly by adjusting, moving and providing great contests. 

The mid court and attack end were able to adapt to changes with some lovely feeds into the goalies. Just got to keep up the talk, and training.

Awards: Yarrawonga Hotel – Tanya Rhodes, Thyme for Coffee – Brooke McDougall, Mulwala Pharmacy – Emily Stanley and Thyme for Coffee – Erin Lawford.

Under 17s

Katunga 19 defeated by Rennie 29

Great game by all girls this week. Switched on from the start. Well done everyone. 

Awards: Lake Mulwala Bakery – Hayley Bigger, Balance Spin Studio – Emily Coghill and Judd’s Mensland Visor – Anika Walsh.

Under 15s

Katunga 6 defeated by Rennie 50

Awards: Lake Mulwala Bakery – Marnie Hoskings, Yarrawonga Fish’n’Chips – Hannah Shoppee, The Athenaeum – Grace Stephens and Redback Waste – Emily Hogan

Under 13s

Katunga 6 defeated by Rennie 35

Awards: Lake Mulwala Bakery – Lucy Bassett, Judd’s Mensland Visor – Caitlin vanMaanen, Mulwala Pharmacy – Laynee Rhodes and McDonald’s – Keeley Thorp

Under 11s

Rennie Hopperettes have some key focuses to take into this week’s game. Create space and to lead forward. The girls worked on this over the 6 sets and made good passing through the court. 

Well done girls and it’s great to see you all still smiling during the game.  

Awards: RRR Canteen –Holly Hadley, Courtyard Café - Hayley Bennett and Mcdonald’s – Taylah Bigger

With a home game on Saturday, June 22, the Annual Junior Ball for the junior netballers and footballers will be held in the clubrooms.  

Primary school aged guests will begin at 5:30pm and conclude at 6:30pm. 

Secondary school aged guests start their partying at 7pm. The evening promises to be full of fun for all. 

Make sure you have purchased your ticket from Catherine Shaw. 

$10 gives you entry, food, drink and entertainment.  The highlight will certainly be the transformation of young ones into their party gear.