Jets young guns fire

Hayden Fraser is one of the Jets young stars. (Supplied)

Tara Murray

Greenvale is ready to launch into a big second part of the Essendon District Football League premier division season.

The Jets sit in fifth spot as the division has the weekend off and has put itself in a good position to seal a finals berth. They have a two game break on Essendon Doutta Stars.

After a slow start, the Jets have started to bring it all together much to the delight of coach Darren Bewick.

“The belief is there,” he said. “They are getting an understanding of their roles and being more confident to apply that in those roles.

“It’s been a really big thing the last couple of weeks and it will hopefully hold them in good stead for the rest of the year.”

Like many sides, the Jets have had their fair share of injuries and players heading overseas.

While frustrating, Bewick has taken some real positives from it.

“We’ve been happy with the boys that have stepped up and played roles the last few weeks,” Bewick said.

“We’ve had three to four under-18s and we’ve averaged seven, eight, nine players under-20. We’ve had a couple come straight up from under-18s.

“It’s a little bit through circumstance that has made it happen. There’s positives about it and it gives them a taste and experience playing at the senior levels.”

Bewick said the bye came at a good time for them.

“We still have a couple of boys overseas and some injuries,” he said. “It’s another weekend gone without them playing.

“It will give the other boys a chance to freshen up and launch into the second half of the season.

“We’ve got a couple of great games coming up and hopefully get as many back into the team.”

The Jets back part of the season will start against Essendon Doutta Stars.

After that they face the top four sides in the final five rounds.

“Keilor is a very different proposition,” he said. “We’ve got games against Aberfeldie, Strathmore and Pascoe Vale, which are all above us at the moment.

“We were able to stick with them. It’s something that the boys are looking forward to.”