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Fixture for the Season 2014:
05.04. Rheinland vs Dockers
26.04. Dockers vs. Berlin
24.05. Dockers vs. Munich
14.06. Stuttgart vs. Dockers
28.06. Dockers vs. Rheinland
26.07. Berlin vs. Dockers
02.08. Dockers vs. Stuttgart (date tbc)
23.08. Munich vs. Dockers
13.09. Grand Final
Unfortunately Frankfurt had to withdraw for the 2014 season – meaning there are 2 games less in the season
J. Hunt being presented with his guernsey.
|The 2013 Premiership was well deserved and topped off two years of hard work after having missed out on the German Grand Final in 2012 by percentage. Unfortunately our parent club Fremantle could not repeat our success going down to the Hawks in the AFL Grand Final which everyone from the Hamburg Dockers watched together at our local restaurant at 6am in the morning. After an end of season trip to the Spanish island of Mallorca the Awards night brought everyone back together and Premiership Coach J. Hunt (photo) and Captain C. Woodward were honored. The following people received awards: K. Fletcher, Best & Fairest; R. Hanson, Guts & Determination; P. Evermann, Most Improved Player; M. Treloar and J. Spencer, Best First Year Players. A special thanks to Miller & Snyder our major sponsor and the Fremantle Football Club for the continued support over the years.A couple of months later the Dockers are back on track, a few people are still missing due to injuries suffered late in the season or because they have moved away. Though the spirit is still present with some 20 players on the track earlier in January despite a balmy -10¬įC (-20¬įC with wind-chill). The administration department at the club continued their work throughout the off season, exploiting new sponsorship opportunities, restocking the merchandise store and thus working hard towards a successful 2014 campaign. Probably the most exciting development is the possible construction of the first purpose built Football Oval in Germany right here in Hamburg. The Grounds of a former soccer club aren‚Äôt being used anymore but desperately need some work to be done. The Dockers are in talks with the local council to be allowed to revitalize the ground and remove the barrier that is still present between the two former soccer fields. Once that is finished, the football oval is not far off only needing to install the four big sticks at each end.
The AFLG Season will start on the 5th with a rematch of last years Grand Final against the Rheinland Lions AFC. One weekend before the Dockers will host a friendly 9-a-side Preseason Cup.
- Sunday 02.03. 1 pm, Round 1 Hamburg Football League
- Sunday 16.03. 1 pm, Round 2 Hamburg Football League
- Saturday 29.03., 12 noon, 9-a-side Preseason Cup, Sportcentrum Gropiusring 43
- Saturday 29.03., 22 pm, Season opening Party, Bernsteinbar-Hamburg
- Saturday 05.04., 2 pm, AFLG Round 1 vs Rheinland, Cologne
|Die Deutsche Meisterschaft im letzten Jahr war der verdiente Lohn aus zwei Jrehn harter Arbeit und eine wiedergutmachung nach dem verpassen des Finals 2012 aufgrund der schlechteren Tordifferenz. Leider konnte unser Partnerverein Fremantle unseren Erfolg nicht widerholen und verloren im AFL Grand Final gegen die Hawthorn Hawks welches die Hamburg Dockers alle gemeinsam in unserem Heim-Restaurant auf der Hamburg Reeperbahn um 6 Uhr morgens geschaut haben. Nach der Saisonabschlussfahrt nach Mallorca trafen sich der Verein bei der Awards Night wieder, bei der der Meisterschaftstrainer J. Hunt und Kapit√§n C. Woodward geehrt wurden. Die folgenden Spieler erhielten Auszeichnungen: K. Fletcher, Best & Fairest; R. Hanson, Guts & Determination; P. Evermann, Most Improved Player; M. Treloar and J. Spencer, Best First Year Players. Besonderer Dank gilt Miller & Snyder unserem Hauptsponsor sowie dem ¬†Fremantle Football Club f√ľr die weiterhin fatastische Unterst√ľtzung.Einige Monate sp√§ter sind die Dockers wieder im Training, auch wenn einige Spieler noch vermisst werden da sie noch von der letzten Saison verletzt sind oder aus Hamburg weggezogen sind. Der Geist des Teams ist trotz allem noch vorhanden und es haben sich Mitte Januar rund 20 Spieler in -10 Grad (gef√ľhlt -20) zum ersten Training des Jahres eingefunden. Die Verwaltung des Vereins hat trotz der Winterpause weiter gearbeitet, neue Sponsoren M√∂glichkeiten er√∂rtert, den Fanshop neu best√ľckt f√ľr ein ergolreiches Jahr 2014. Die vermutlich spannenste Entwicklung ist die Aussicht auf das erste Australian Rules Football Oval Deutschlands, hier in der Hansestadt Hamburg. Die Pl√§tze eines ehemaligen Fussballvereins werden nicht mehr genutzt, allerdings ist die Rasenfl√§che in einem relativ schlechten Zustand. Die Dockers befinden sich in Gespr√§chen mit der lokalen Beh√∂rde um die Genehmigung zu bekommen den Platz zu nutzen, instandzusetzen und die Metallbarriere zwischen den bestehenden Fusballpl√§tzen zu entfernen.
Die AFLG Saison beginnt dieses Jahr am 5. April mit der Revanche des letztj√§hrigen Finals gegen die Rheinland Lions AFC. Ein Wochenende zuvor veranstalten die Dockers ein 9 gegen 9 Saisonvorbereitungs Turnier.
- Sonntag 02.03. 13 Uhr, Runde 1 Hamburg Football League
- Sonntag 16.03. 13 Uhr, Runde 2 HFL
- Samstag 29.03., 12 Uhr, 9-a-side Preseason Cup, Sportcentrum Gropiusring 43
- Samstag 29.03., 22 Uhr, Saisoner√∂ffnungsparty, Bernsteinbar-Hamburg
- Samstag 05.04., 14 Uhr, AFLG Runde 1 vs Rheinland, K√∂ln
The Hamburg Dockers will be watching the AFL Grand Final between the Fremantle Dockers and Hawthorn Hawks Live
When: Saturday, 28th of September, from 6am
Where: Gloee Restaurant
Detlev-Bremer-Strasse 43, 20359 Hamburg
(3 minutes walk from St.Pauli station)
How much: 13 Euro for full breakfast
Please send us an email if you’re planning to attend email@example.com
or go to the facebook event: AFL GRAND FINAL BREAKFAST-PARTY
Thanks to MILLER & SNYDER – www.miller-snyder.de
We had to train inside until pretty much the start of the season due to the long lasting winter and our first game had to be postponed due to the grounds covered in ice and snow in April. We would have liked to start outdoor training much earlier and get our hands on the football but the weather basically only allowed indoor fitness work. Our first intra club game between the St.Pauli Pirates (St.Pauli is a suburb of Hamburg) and the Alster Swans (Alster being the inner city lake) was played in 10cm of snow.
We only lost one game for the year away against Munich but beat them comfortably by 10 goals in the return match (full stats of the season). In all other games we had a grip on the game rather early and we found the weak spots of the opponents. We picked up some really good players earlier in the year one being and Australian convert from Rugby Union who had never really kicked a Sherrin in his life. Our Grand Final team had 8 Australians, 10 Germans, 1 Italian and an American. (Stats of the game)
Coach Jon Hunt had prepared a few hard running training session in the weeks leading up to the Grand Final and i think by the end of it everyone understood what we were playing for. They told us over and over again that finals football is a different game. Maybe some of us took that too serious. The day couldn’t come soon enough and everyone was ready for the first bounce. We knew that Rheinland, the opponents, wouldn’t give up this game easily especially after they had lost last years Grand Final and after we had beaten them during the season twice by about 8 goals each time. They could also welcome back some players who had missed the previous encounters through injury. A pretty sloppy game unfolded thanks to the rain that started just in time for the first bounce.
Rheinland stormed forward in the first quarter and we tried to repel their attacks but it was due to their lack of accuracy that we weren’t down by quarter time. We had also given away a number of 25m penalties due to lacks in concentration. The second quarter was much better and we got into the game much better, marking the ball up forward and keeping the ball out of the backline. We had found our game a little bit. In the third the game concentrated in the midfield, basically neither allowing any forward 50 entrances, the rain soaked, slippery ball not helping the skilled midfielders from either team to be able to construct any passages of play. But you could still see that some of the boys still hadn’t quite arrived on the field with a few more penalties given away and easy balls not being kept in our lines. We couldn’t score a goal for the quarter but were still up by a couple of goals. Rheinland really put us to the test in the last quarter, coming to within 3 points half way through. Thanks to goals from impossible angles from our center half forward Fritz Mehler and full forward Michael
Treloar we eventually (at least they looked like impossible angles from center half back) ran out 13 point winners.
9.14.68 def 7.13.55
Goals: Treloar, Bruns, Evermann 2, Stark, Mehler, Sartory 1
Particularly our coach, Jon Hunt gave us a lot of stability in the center when he was in the ruck, tapping defensively and playing a sweeping ruckman position.
Our captain Casey Woodward was more or less tagged out of the game – usually being very agile but that day not being able to do
Our forward pocket, Phil Evermann, our youngest player, was probably the most unexcited, he seemed to be the only one who was marking all kicks coming towards him and being rewarded with 2 goals.
Thanks to MILLER & SNYDER – www.miller-snyder.de
Grand Final – Endspiel um die Deutsche Meisterschaft
Hamburg Dockers vs Rheinland Lions
Round 9 against the Rheinland Lions didn’t really matter to either team, Hamburg had their spot in the Grand Final secured and Rheinland needed to beat Munich in the final game (which they accomplished) anyway. So it became a game of pride which the Dockers took on fair and square travelling with the full squad to beat Rheinland on their home soil by just under 10 goals. (details)
Sportanlage Barmwisch 22, 22179 Hamburg
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Thanks to MILLER & SNYDER – www.miller-snyder.de