Ivanhoe v Fitzroy Under 9-S: Rainy day thriller

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Co-captains: Theo and Paddy

Fitzroy Under 9-S v Ivanhoe
Ford Park
8th May 2016


by Theo Harms


Today we played footy on a rainy day. We played against Ivanhoe. We played at Ford Park. It was cloudy and gloomy and I thought “Why can’t we play at Etihad?” But it stopped raining for the start of the game.

I was the co-captain with Paddy. First we had to toss the coin and call ‘Heads’ because Paddy said ‘Heads always wins’.

It was heads. We chose the big goals. Everyone cheered but not very loud.

In the first quarter I was in defence. My opponent was number 14. Roman was in the same zone as me. Leeroy played well in the mid-field.

In the second quarter Leeroy, Seb, Gus and Henry were really good but everyone tried hard. We kicked 6 points in a row. We attacked a lot but kept missing the goal. We were on fire.

Third quarter: more points! Paddy was right near the ball but nobody handballed to him. The ball was flying everywhere.

In the fourth quarter everyone was excited because it was a very close game. Frankie kicked a great goal and I got my first ever kick in a real game. My kick went to Roman. But Ivanhoe kicked the winning goal.

It was Mother’s Day so we gave all the Mums a cup cake and when we were in the dressing rooms Paddy and me gave Keli some chocolates.

Awards: I got the Hyena Award (best caller outer).  Finn got the Cheetah Award (hardest runner).

We are getting better each week and I hope our song is true. (premiers we’ll be this year).


To see Richard Colyer’s photos from this match CLICK HERE.

About John Harms

John Harms is a writer, broadcaster, publisher, historian, speaker and teacher. He loves stories.


  1. E.regnans says

    G’day Theo – well played.
    I like your observations. The things you noticed.
    I reckon more people should cheer the toss of the coin.

  2. Meg Kossatz says

    Great report Theo!!! What a match. Thanks also for the cupcake …. it was wonderful.

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