Cmon guys give Centrals a break. As an Woodville player throughout my jr. and snr. career I knew what it was like to sit at the bottom of the ladder, where wins were as rare as hens teeth and even as a div 1 team in u/16s and u/18s, the div.2 teams from north, Norwood, Noarlunga city tigers and Sturt still could have joined the div.1 comp and still been more competitive than we were. It was always a highlight meeting the Centrals or Torrens Valley of the competition for a tight contest.
Still, I never complained I just worked hard, learned from my mistakes and did it for the love of it. I never bagged my club, but I praise them for giving me a go as with so many other youngsters who the club was so inviting even if they had limited basketball experince.
In 1997, the women narrowly losy the ABL grand final. In 2000 the club won it's first championship followed by 2005 after a previous defeat the year before. Whilst the success is yet to be repeated, Woodville has come of age over the years and will continue to grow.
Back to Centrals, yes they are seemingly uncompetitive and issues may need to be addressed. perhaps a feeder club from say, Torrens Valley is something to look at. But I think recruitment is the key. I thought Erin Phillips was supposed to be playing a player role with the club this year on top of her coaching duties, I only know of her playing the one game. Why all the hype at the start of season then?
I'll just conclude this posting by saying if you are a footy fan you will remember what happened when Centrals joined the SANFL back in the sixties. Well, who has dominated the competition and all the other grades for the last decade. CENTRALS!!!! Lets, just hope it doesn't take that long before they reach their peak in the ABL.