Semi finals!

This Saturday we travel to Coronation Park in Nambucca to take on the Coffs Harbour Comets in the reserve grade knock-out final. The Axemen showed just how much they want the win with an impressive come from behind victory over Nambucca last week and with good preparation can take the victory this weekend and progress through to the next stage.

We urge all supporters to make the trip to Nambucca and cheer the boys on in the battle to make it further through the finals.

UP THE AXEMEN!!!

About us

The Orara Valley Axemen are a Rugby League team based in Coramba, on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Half Time Report.

Well what a quick first round of fixtures that was. We had joy, despair, close calls and all in between. I certainly enjoyed the first half of the year as it’s allowed me to assess both squads and develop some strong units and combinations. The guys who have played at the club over the last couple of years have certainly stepped up and it’s credit to them for wanting to help promote change. Culture is a buzz word that continually crops up in order to improve performance and have everyone buy into what your doing. Although the merits of a culture are important I think it’s first the environment you create which will determine the culture your club has. This can’t be lead by one person but everyone in there own areas of expertise and knowledge. One man standing in front of a group can’t change the environment through simply telling people what is needed to be done, others have to believe in what’s being asked then also encourage and help others to do the same. We certainly now have a more positive and competitive environment from when I first started at the club. In the second half of the year this will be tested as we needed to get more wins on the board if we are to make the semis in both grades. We’re slowly changing perceptions that we’re no easy beats anymore and once we can string a couple of victories together then I’m sure it won’t be reported that the opposition had a bad day, or it was an upset result.
Finally, all the players and staff thank the fans, sponsors and families for your continued support. Keep bringing your mates to the games and help us in the second half of the year.
Speak soon,
Kev.

Presidents report

So here we are at the half way stage of Season 2015. We’ve made some really positives changes in my opinion from a Club standpoint as well as with our coaching and playing ranks.

Our new coaching staff of Kevin, Daniel and Brenden have formed a solid partnership and have started to get some excellent progress and results from both Senior squads. The guys worked hard at during pre-season to build on the solid foundation we have with our young first grade squad and the new additions to the top ranks have complimented those guys who have been here for a few years and have formed a formidable young squad that we can look to build on not only this year but in the seasons to come. We’ve seen some great performances from the First Grade guys who have definitely surprised the comp this season and are lucky not to have had a few more big scalps in the first round. Our Reserve grade squad were flying early with 3 wins in a row and will now look to consolidate in the second round with a few more victories to push back into the top 4. With the first round being a little more spread out with some weekends off, this round, with the 7 games straight will test the guys but they look ready for the grind and both squads will be working hard to have a shot at the semis in August.

Our committee has again worked tirelessly to secure sponsorship and raise funds to keep the Axemen as a viable and strong presence in Group 2 and we continue to build upon the culture and atmosphere within the Axemen as a friendly family club with dedicated players and supporters. It’s been also great to see so many new players come into the Club and enjoy what I firmly believe is one of the best bush footy clubs around.

Here’s to a successful second round. We have 3 big home games against Bello, South Grafton and Nambucca in the final round so we hope to see as many friends and supporters for those days as our guys march towards August.

As always, Go the Axemen.

AG.

SEASON FIXTURE : ORARA VALLEY  (TOOHEYS NEW GROUP 2 FIRST GRADE)

RND DATE VENUE/COURT OPPOSITION

Normal Season

1 12/04/15 (Sun) Coramba 22    Grafton Ghosts 30
2 19/04/15 (Sun) Bellingen Park 28 Bellingen Dorrigo 18   
3 26/04/15 (Sun) Coramba 20    Macksville 36
4 10/05/15 (Sun) McKittrick Park 30 South Grafton Rebels 52   
5 17/05/15 (Sun) Coramba 8    Coffs Harbour 14
6 23/05/15 (Sat) Coramba 36    Sawtell 32
7 30/05/15 (Sst) Coronation Park 20 Nambucca Heads 40
8 14/06/15 (Sun) Frank McGuren Field 4 Grafton Ghosts 36
9 21/06/15 (Sun) Coramba 56 Bellingen Dorrigo 26
10 28/06/15 (Sun) Allen Gillett Oval 20 Macksville 68
11 04/07/15 (Sat) Coramba South Grafton Rebels
12 12/07/15 (Sun) Geof King Motors Complex Coffs Harbour
13 17/07/15 (Fri) Rex Hardaker Oval Sawtell
14 25/07/15 (Sat) Coramba Nambucca Heads

Contact us

All new players are more than welcome to come down and be part of the
action.

Training is Tuesday & Thursday afternoons, meeting at the Coramba Sportsground from 5:00pm for a 6:00pm start.
Contact our coaching staff for more information.

You can also keep up to date with everything Axemen by liking and following
our Facebook page www.facebook.com/oraravalleyaxemen

For more info contact:

President: Andy Gardner, 0408450294, andrew.gardner@accenture.com

Secretary: Kevin Anderson, 0457235643 kevinando6@clubtelco.com

Treasurer: Daryn McEwan, 0413488376, darynpm@bigpond.com

1st Grade Coach: Kevin Neighbour 0497097705

Reserve Grade Captain Coach: Daniel Mair 0421773878

U18’s Coach: Brenden Pellegrino 0401420044

Get in touch with us

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