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who will be playing their first matches as a senior club in Division 4 this year.

The VAFA launched season 2013 in glittering style at the MCC Members Dining Room last Wednesday. Guest speaker Gary March enlightened the attendees with a summation of how Richmond had endeavoured to transform their club from being unsuccessful both on and off the field to a club that had regained respect in the football community. To begin proceedings, the VAFA’s first full time General Manager, Peter French proposed the toast and this was responded to by first year president Michael Hazell. Michael has had a decorated VAFA career, similar to his predecessor Bruno Conti, and with his various off field roles in business is well placed to lead the VAFA into our next phase. His speech highlighted the need for all our clubs to work together to improve the commercial capabilities of the Association to make us more capable of servicing our clubs and the community. This year Michael will be supported by our new vice president Tim Nelson, who played his VAFA football at Old Paradians. The VAFA is delighted to accept and welcome two new clubs - Dragons and Masala. These names are not those normally associated with football as the clubs are born from cultural backgrounds. The Dragons, with most players originally from Vietnamese heritage but now focussing on players from all South East Asia, originally played under the banner of Box Hill Nth in our Club XVIII before entering teams in the Southern Football League. After three seasons the club believed that the VAFA could better achieve their goals and ambitions. They will field three teams, two in Division 4 and the other in Club XVIII. Masala have evolved from the Indian team in the International Australian Rules Cup competition and will be playing a sole team in Club XVIII. We should feel proud as an Association that we provide a nonthreatening environment and competitions that allow novices to begin their Australian rules journey. A special mention also to Northern Blues

On the flip side we were disappointed to lose Rupertswood who have decided to play in the Riddell League. There are many reasons why the club chose to leave but we understand their decision. Of course the VAFA does not stand in the way of any club or player who prefers an alternative league. Most of the new clubs that enter our competitions are from the outskirts of Melbourne. These include St Francis Xavier in Berwick, Sth Mornington, Mt Lilydale and Point Cook to name just a few. The VAFA is keen to grow with Metropolitan Melbourne and provide those start up clubs with an alternative to the professional leagues. As a result a new regional sub committee is looking into the issues of both our current and emerging clubs outside our normal catchment areas. The VAFA is delighted that this season 251 teams will compete in 26 different sections. This is 13 more than 2012 with the under age competitions swelling to 58, our largest ever. The thirds competition continues to strengthen and consequently another 400 more players will pull on a club jumper this year. At the top end the quality appears to be strengthening each year. Almost 2000 games of AFL experience will enter the competition this year hopefully providing Simon Lethlean and the other state coaches with more firepower as we defend the Brian Molony Cup against the VCFL. On the field there have been a number of law and interpretation changes. These include forceful contact below the knees, separation of ruckmen at stoppages and dragging the ball back under an opponent. For a more detailed explanation I would ask all players to visit our website. So the battle for the twenty-six premiership cups begins today. One hundred and twenty six matches played in twenty-four separate councils of Melbourne. Good luck to the 6000 players who will run out today. Front Cover: Can Collegians go back to back to back?

The Amateur Footballer



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Michael Hazell

WELCOME TO THE 2013 SEASON On behalf of the Board of the VAFA I am very humbled to welcome in the 2013 VAFA season.

there are lots of great times, but when it is late at night or early in the morning and you are not sure why you are doing what you are doing and things aren’t quite going the way you planned, the mind can start wandering towards comments like ”I don’t need this”.

My association with the VAFA has been near on 20 years. As a player, senior coach, junior coach, committee member, runner, club sponsor, board member, and now President. It has been an incredibly fulfilling journey.

I would ask that when these times occur, remember when everything else is stripped away; the win / loss ratio, whether or not your best player is injured, whether or not the books are balanced, remember what you are doing is helping players and others involved at your club to make lifelong friendships.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our Past President Bruno Conti on your wonderful term as President and your overwhelming support for me. It is very much appreciated.

So I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for what you all do for the community. Be proud of what you do and appreciate its importance when things get hard.

I would also like to recognise the support and ongoing contribution of Michael Sholly, our CEO, and the support given to me by all our current and recently retired Board members as well as staff.

This brings me to my next point, the future direction of the VAFA. As leaders, we have the role of visionaries and future makers. We need all take this approach, so we shape our future rather than the future shaping us.

As we move into another VAFA season, I would like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to everyone at our member clubs for your contribution to the VAFA; reminding you all to never forget the power of what it means to be a volunteer. To all of us in the room, we all probably share more than a love of amateur football, or for that matter sport. What we share is a great desire and appetite to serve, and to serve the community. As someone once said: “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once every so often, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” As a volunteer you give time. Time is the most precious resource in our lives. It’s not infinite. And you choose to donate it. Though I am sure you each have your reasons for doing what you do, we will all be poorer if we don’t remind ourselves constantly that the giving of time is outstanding.. But I know it doesn’t come easy. I want to assure you all that we know that work at club land is not an easy effort. It is hard and often thankless. Yes it is rewarding and 2

Without going into too much detail now, the one specific item I will mention about the VAFA’s future direction is the work currently being done in relation to the fundraising side of the VAFA, or what might also be called commercialisation. My firm view is that this commercial area is so untapped for the clubs and the VAFA, and is fundamentally based on a principle that if we all work together - based on the guidance and leadership of the VAFA, that we can increase the pie of financial resources for us all. Please be assured that by trying to increase the pie of funds through fundraising, we at the VAFA are not about empire building. However if we can make commercialisation work, then further possibilities will present themselves. We can afford to help out more with affiliation fees, we can afford to contribute to facilities - club and VAFA, we can afford to continue to retain the very best people which we already have at the VAFA, we can afford to invest more into umpiring, we might be able to buy more insurances for players, we can afford to help with building the amateur brand in far reaching areas where the urban sprawl is happening THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012

and where clubs are finding it difficult to retain players, maybe we could even afford to donate more to help in the community. Growing the pie for us all can create benefits for everyone in the VAFA.

• Seeing at a charity fund raising lunch last week members of one VAFA club walking around with tins raising money for a foundation. This is what defines the VAFA.

I also want to emphasise how in developing this commercial area, that we have been incredibly diligent in ensuring that we do not take our eye off the ball of our core objective, which is running a football competition. After all, that is our core purpose. Making sure we get 10,000 players plus coaches, volunteers and spectators each weekend get an enjoyable day of football in a properly regulated environment. This is our primary focus and our Football Sub Committee and Competition Integrity Sub Committees have been significantly boosted this year from last year.

• Umpires – not only do they make a positive contribution to the lives of people in the community, they have their own umpires association. A thriving organisation giving a sense of community to the umpiring ranks. This is what defines the VAFA.

Apart from commercialisation, the Board has a firm vision to continue to work very hard to retain what I consider to be the unique attributes of our competition and form the basis of our culture. Attributes like: • Players playing for the love of the game. The main profits our players realise are found in high fives with teammates, the ache in their muscles the next day, the half- time oranges, or that evenings social activities with mates formed playing for the love of the game. • Players, umpires and spectators being able to enjoy the game in an environment of mutual respect. • Continuing to cultivate an environment where people have a place to bond and enjoy each other’s company. Then there are some less noticed attributes we need to protect. The things I notice along the way which make me realise why I like what I do at the VAFA. Examples I have seen over the past 12 months: • Two new clubs entering our competition, Masala and the Dragons, clubs based on different cultural backgrounds, feeling comfortable to call the VAFA home. I marvel at the range of difference and the ability of people from so many backgrounds to share a dressing room. This is what defines the VAFA. THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012

• The VAFA’s long standing relationship with FIDA, Melbourne’s football competition for the disabled. The way the two organisations have worked together to assist each other for nearly 20 years is unique. This is what defines the VAFA. • Putting to the club Presidents the possibility of clubs taking out quadriplegia and paraplegia insurance in 2013 and there being overwhelming support for this occurring despite the obvious financial stress paying for such insurance puts on a club. This is what defines the VAFA. • The senior coach of a club asking his players and spectators who were watching the reserves game to cease heckling an opposition full back. This boy was being heckled because they thought it was funny to belittle his football ability. Of course, we don’t want to take out of our great game the engagement that happens between spectators and what happens on field, but we also want to make sure that we balance that engagement with a healthy dose of respect. This is what defines the VAFA. I know that many of these attributes are not unique to the VAFA, but nonetheless they are attributes we must all continue to hold dear and fight to retain and develop further. In conclusion, there will be different tunes in the 2013 VAFA season for all of us. I am also sure there will be plenty of ups and downs for each of you here. Sport does that. Enjoy the good times, but as I mentioned earlier when the down times occur, remember the higher purpose of why you do what you do. I wish you all the best for the season. 3


Andrew Leonard At various times this preseason I have been bailed up by enthusiasts from the clubs that will fight it out in 2013. Bailed up might be a bit dramatic however if last week’s season launch is anything to go by then there are up to six teams that can win the premiership and no one is going to be relegated. The followers and officials from clubs can be very persuasive. Welcome Beaumaris to Premier for the first time, welcome back Uni Blacks and can Collegians win three in a row? Many questions and I expect egg on my face with at least a couple of these predictions by season’s end. Beaumaris are the first district side in the top flight for 2 decades and the magnificent achievement is one that should be greeted with great fanfare. With numbers coming into the club from junior teams as well as recruits of former juniors from other VAFA clubs, the Sharks have increased their depth in 2013 for their first assault on Premier football. Nevertheless it is a tough ask in your first year in the top section and Beauy will be up against it. Staying up the goal this year and a likely finish from 6th- 10th. Collegians will suit up for one of the toughest campaigns in recent times. If there is nothing harder than maintaining motivation to go back to back then try retaining that drive for the threepeat. The player losses the club has suffered are countered by some astute recruiting and wealth of talented juniors the club has. Despite the loss of personnel you don’t lose class over a preseason. Expect the Lions to be firing when it matters most at the pointy end although there will be a few more dropped games this season, 1st-4th. De La Salle feel their time is now. A preliminary final loss that should have the entire list believing that a Premier Section premiership is viable for the first time since 1991. Trent Croad is the name that comes but how many games will he play? The losses will hurt too, (FieldsendVFL, Sheilds – retired, Eddy – SANFL, Harrison4

@ LennyVAFA country) and they have their usual compliment of players on VFL lists returning sporadically. If Croad is the replacement for Eddy then he only needs to play half a dozen matches to equal Eddy’s output from last year. 1st-4th Old Carey have lost key players primarily best and fairest winner Julien Rowe who goes to Port Melbourne with the club’s blessing. Have lost co-captain Tom Evans to work commitments & full forward Damian Yze however most of their ‘ins’ are direct replacements. Luke Crozier and Carl Peterson will play plenty of games after their VFL sojourns and former Woodrow Medallist Joel Rice returns to the Ammos from Perth electing to play on the western side of Bulleen Road. Again the question is depth and a possible new game plan under new coach Steve Cochrane. 3rd-8th Old Scotch have snaffled the services of Lindsay Gilbee from Uni Blues and picked up Ed Barlow of Sydney via the Ovens and Murray as well. There were moments last year when Old Scotch looked like potential Grand Final side. Beat everyone except Collegians last year and with no serious losses are on the way to a better finish again in 2013. There is a lot to like about the Cardinals in 2013. 2nd-6th Old Xaverians have a virtually identical list to 2012. There are a heap of players on VFL lists as well, but expect them to be available for Xavs most weeks. Only 7 points short of another flag last year, its not like there is much change required. Dual coaches for the first time in the club’s history will be different but the demands of Premier football almost mandate it and former premiership coach Nick Bourke TODAY SELECTIONS IN BOLD Old Carey v Collegians St Bernards v Uni Blacks Uni Blues v Old Scotch Beaumaris v St Bedes/Mentone Tigers Old Xaverians v De La Salle



combined with former premiership player Dom Berry know what it takes to get this group the extra 8 points on the last day of the year. 1st-3rd St Bedes/Mentone Tigers believe that last year was an aberration and that 2013 is more likely to be a true reflection of the club’s talents. Again a raft of player inclusions from their juniors and players returning to the club after football tours to other pastures has an improvement in depth. Will rely on many of the same names, but are also in the 2nd year under Mick Dwyer and have the best home ground advantage in the section. Despite all this the horror start from last year and the relegation threat will be there until they are safe, therefore they could finish anywhere from 4th-9th. St Bernard’s have recruited players with experience to compliment their high quality youth. Watching them a number of times last season there were often a third of the team still eligible to play U19s. Co-captains Tom Caven and Adam Bentick (formerly Carlton) have been named for the first time in the club’s history and the club celebrates its 50th year in 2013. The influx of experience will compliment the youth but they are still one more consolidation year away from a serious tilt. 5th-8th Uni Blacks will have a new skipper in Bede Mahon leading their first campaign in Premier for four years. The loss of premiership skipper Dan Costello to work commitments will be felt, but Mahon who won the Cordner Medal for the Blacks as the best and fairest in a premiership year has the respect and support of the playing group in equal measure. Have recruited tall with Brock McCauley and Adam Pattinson plus the surprise of Jason Johnson too. One of the better credentialed promoted sides of recent years, 5th-8th. Uni Blues have recruited well and their top end talent is very strong, with the great news that former club favourite Ross Young returns after a stint in Perth where he won best and fairests and a Sandover Medal for fun. Nick Smith from Balwyn THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012


2.2, 1.3,

6.2, 3.6,

8.7, 8.8,

10.11 (71) 9.10 (64)

Collegians Goals: C. Blumfield 2, S. Taft 2, N. Ries 2, N. Sautner, L. Ferguson, N. Corp, A. Scott Best: W. Tardif, C. Blumfield, A. Scott, J. Kondarovswkis, N. Corp, N. Ries

Old Xaverians Goals: B. Goss 2, J. Williams 2, M. Handley 2, O. Gidley, L. Tiernan, N. Wynne Best: N. Wynne, T. Carey, M. Ball, L. Tiernan, T. Dynon, J. Agius J.F. Nelson Medallist: Andrew Scott (Collegians)


2.6, 2.2,

2.8, 5.4,

4.9, 7.6,

5.15 (45) 7.6 (48)

Old Xaverians Goals: D. Iacuone, T. Parker, C. Larkins, D. Harangozo, A. Ryan Best: S. Lees, J. Scanlan, A. Ryan, D. Sapuppo, J. Ulbrick, M. Walsh

De La Salle Goals: J. Phillips 2, J. Harris, E. Clinch, T. Parker, M. Duggan, N. Fyfield Best: R. Harris, B. Pratt, J. Crowe, J. Phillips, L. Semmel, N. Roberts Best on Ground: Ryan Harris (De La Salle)

PREMIER THIRDS – GRAND FINAL Collegians University Blues

0.1, 3.6,

3.4, 6.8,

5.5, 9.9,

7.6 (48) 10.13 (73)

Collegians Goals: J. Ashman 2, D. Mutton, P. Timms, J. Slatyer, D. Jayatilake, A. Shinkfield Best: N. Brown, L. Schoknecht, A. Shinkfield, M. Parrent, R. Blackley, J. Slatyer

University Blues Goals: J. Townley 3, H. Hanlon 2, R. Kennedy, D. Carmody, S. Dalton, B. Drake, D. Marshall Best: D. Condon, J. Crawford, B. Jongebloed, J. Hood, J. Townley, L. Quin Best on Ground: Jared Crawford (University Blues)

(EFL) is a big in, although the club will still be pondering how Lindsay Gilbee got away. The Blues are in good shape to make better progress in their second season under Fergus Watts but first must concentrate on avoiding the potential demons of last year, 5th-9th. 5


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(and proud beard-wearer) Josh Vansittart will go around again with mate Luke Ablett, but word is Scott Cations has retired along with club fave James O’Reilly. There’s nothing like the Red Roys’ La Marseillaise.

The Footy Beard has surely reached the zenith of popular sporting culture. Your club probably has its fair share, B-grade beards seem to have sprouted over the pre-season quicker than the new TH King deck. They come in all shapes and sizes, from spindly little goatees and neat Ned Kelly trims to the full-blown Grizzly Adams catastrophe. Are they a sign of strength and superiority, or just a ridiculous follicular cover over an inherent flaw or two? Some might say a little facial growth is ever so manly on a footy field: rugged whiskers framing handsome features, rough stubble over hard-earned scars. Ben Hudson’s bushy thatch is heralded as The People’s Beard, while others suggest a beard is really just a diversion from say, a weak chin, a harelip, a love of Florence Broadhurst wallpaper. And surely the bald head/beard combo (Chapman, McVeigh) smacks just a little of overcompensation? Melbourne’s ever-elongating goatees may be the least of Mark Neeld’s woes, but his team’s intra-beard competition may end up stunting his coaching career growth altogether.

Caulfield Grammarians – 10th Premier Coach: Tim O’Shaughnessy

As the season starts anew, we’ll stroke our chins and watch with interest the fortunes of both smooth and stubbled cheeks. In the meantime, here’s a snapshot of where we finished last year and some off-season movements.

Werribee Districts – 8th Coach: Kirk Norton

Parkdale – Premiers Prem C Coach: Sam Radford The Vultures have made the double leap into B grade with back-to-back flags and an almost unchanged list runs out this weekend apart from travellers Rochford and Kelleher who may return mid-season. Spearhead Matt Boland will line up on release from Collingwood VFL duties, while some exciting under 19s will add to Parky’s power. Another of Radford’s former Chelsea teammates joins the gang at Gerry Green, ex-Seagull captain Anthony Lewis. A three-peat possibility? Fitzroy – Runners Up Prem C Coach: Michael Pickering The Roys have picked up NFL players Alex Ricco (Northcote Park) and Daniel Bisetto (Preston Lakeside) as well as handy country recruit Alister Green from Toora. Last year’s Best & Fairest winner 6

With three A grade flags at Old Xavierians and a development role at Aths Australia, O’Shaughnessy brings a heavy focus of competitive hardness to the Fields. Brother Ralph will lend strategic support, along with Dave Matthews plus strength & conditioning guru, Chris Jones. A number of ins from SFL and junior leagues, but outs include stellar names Carbone, Slevison, Scheetz and Perkins. Re-building. Old Trinity – 9th Premier Coach: Adam Andrews Former team-mate Lucien Deane-Johns joins Andrews in the coaching box along with Gerard Sholly. It’s been a long and arduous pre-season but the Ts expect big improvement on last year’s meagre four wins in Premier. A good crop of unders and a number of experienced seniors return from injury and travel to add significant onfield depth in Old Trinity’s 60th year.

Well versed in youth development, Norton embarks on a spirited eighth year at the helm and a new phase with the maturing finesse of players such as Molivas, Harrington and impressive ruckman Bol Kolang. Gone are Huxtable, Morrow and Panayi but Trav Dean returns to the midfield and there’s always a Taylor, Pelar or Purton bolstering the lineup. The Tigers yielded their Soldiers Reserve fort a few times last year, but are surprisingly good travellers. Underestimate at your peril. AJAX – 7th Coach: Leigh McQuillen The Jacka’s replacement for Bernie Sheehy’s sizeable boots is ex-Frankston VFL player TODAY SELECTIONS IN BOLD Old Trinity v Old Melburnians AJAX v Fitzroy Parkdale Vultures v Old Brighton Caulfield v St Kevins Werribee Districts v Old Haileybury


McQuillen, whose coaching cred includes forward line duties for the Eastern Ranges’ development squad, a flag in the Alberton League and a Senior Assistant at Old Trinity. The other big name at AJAX of course is prize recruit Ezra Poyas (Richmond AFL/VFL, Sandringham, JJ Liston Trophy winner) who will steer the midfield. Consolidating year. Old Brighton – 6th Coach: Simon Williams No new high profile names feature on the ‘Tonners list, but Nick Marston returns from overseas and on-baller Michael Karayannis has been prominent in pracky match wins over the Bloods and Nodders. Williams’ second year has more cohesion, with Hendra, Perrett and Dickerson playing on, with front-end revelation Dan Anthony. An emerging core of third-year players will be the strength and future of this side. Expect a strong statement. Old Haileybury – 5th Coach: Darren Seccull New and old faces add depth to the Bloods this year, although they lose prodigal son Brede Seccull to the SANFL. Mick Meehan will again pose a nightmare for defenders, on-baller Mark Collins arrives from Doncaster along with versatile Nick Salvatore (SFL) and Jonno Roberts (EFL). A huge coup for the Haileyburians is the acquisition of a new home ground at Prince’s Park. Practice match form saw them best Caulfield but lose to Brighton and St Bedes/Mentone Tigers. Will be at the pointy end.


4.5, 3.0,

10.5, 14.9, 4.4, 7.6,

15.12 (102) 11.9 (75)

University Blacks Goals: J. Foster 5, C. Richardson 2, H. Lacey 2, J. Slabbert, H. Lahy, A. Willingham, S. Weekley, B. Mahon , A. Drysdale Best: S. Weekley, A. Willingham, J. Delahunty, B. Mahon, J. Foster, C. Richardson

Beaumaris AFC Goals: S. Braithwaite 3, S. McBain 3, T. Dean, R. Cathcart, A. Carroll, J. Ward, M. Petering Best: A. Carroll, C. Buckley, S. Braithwaite, T. Dean, K. Barnes, M. Ensor I.R. Cordner Medalist: Charlie Richardson (University Blacks)

GRAND FINAL - PREMIER B RESERVE University Blacks Beaumaris

6.4, 0.1,

10.6, 11.9, 6.4, 8.4,

12.10 (82) 12.8 (80)

University Blacks Goals: A. Cook 3, M. MacGugan 2, A. Jesse 2, J. Gardiner, J. Bismire, S. Myers, J. Steadman, J. Crameri Best: D. Hunt, M. MacGugan, A. Cook, S. McNamara, S. Yule, A. Jesse

Beaumaris AFC Goals: T. Pritchard 3, J. Di Natale 2, D. Pritchard 2, S. McLaren, N. Loucaides, M. Millar, N. Dickinson, J. Bull Best: J. Bull, J. Evans, W. Mattingley, T. Abbott, B. McLean, T. Rayner

Old Melburnians – 4th Coach: Nathan Brown

Best on Ground: Daniel Hunt (University Blacks)

A patchy start last year gave way to a much slicker, polished outfit by season’s end, as evidenced by their onfield performances. The Dark Blues will line up fitter and stronger than last year, and pick up a number of local and country recruits to bolster their fortunes. Should threaten.


St Kevins – 3rd Coach: Daniel Harford

Best: T. Oman, D. Velakoulis, A. Cameron, J. Hooper, A. Carter, W. Thompson

The springy new surface at TH King is the forerunner to the ground’s redevelopment in the coming year, and Harford’s men have also undergone something of a transformation. Best & Fairest winner Sam Bishop and Josh Gabelich take a year off but the gains are significant, including Steve Salopek (Port Adelaide), younger brother Jason (ex Box Hill) and a raft of talented kids fresh from the school’s APS premiership in 2012. A year of rejuvenation. THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012

Old Melburnians


5.6, 7.10,

Old Xaverians



12.12 (84)


9.16 (70)

Old Melburnians Goals: S. Kemmerer 4, T. Oman 2, C. Tunbridge 2, B. Baines , A. Carter , J. Hooper , A. Cameron

Old Xaverians Goals: C. Denton 2, J. Curtis 2, L. Bisset 2, Z. Haupt 2, B. Corcoran 1 Best: Z. Haupt, L. Bisset, J. Curtis, N. Nunan, C. Denton, J. Banting Best on Ground: Zebe Hemph (Old Xaverians)

As ever your match summaries, thoughts and feelings are encouraged. Please email dilangton@bigpond.com by Sunday afternoon. 7


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OLD SCHOOL RIVALRIES REVISITED We’re back to that time of year when you find yourself traveling to suburbs around Melbourne you’ve never heard of, when the only thing you can smell in the rooms is Deep Heat and the South Melbourne Market dim sims are steamed again out at the Nodder’s Central Reserve. The 2013 Premier C Section action will see a return to old school rivalries for many clubs as no less than five teams affiliated with AGS schools will go head-to-head ensuring old sparring partners are reunited on a weekly basis. The make up of Premier C was also affected by Rupertswood electing to join the Riddell District Football & Netball League in the off season, ensuring the ninth placed Monash Blues stay up in 2013.

MARCELLIN Having started last year 8-1 and top of the Premier C ladder, the Eagles didn’t finish their season as they would have liked, with a one-point semi final loss to Mazenod stopping them short of a quick return to Premier B. Jarrod Carlson won the 2012 Zachariah Medal as the section’s best and fairest and will be looking to continue that form on field under new senior coach Greg Freemantle who joins Marcellin from the Eastern Football League. MAZENOD Last year’s third place Nodders will be hoping to go at least one better this year after succumbing to the promoted Fitzroy by 10 goals in the preliminary final. The club gained the services of AFL 200 gamer Heath Black which should bolster their midfield, as well as former Casey Scorpions Gus Patti and Michael Johnson. Having held practice matches with two Premier B sides over the last couple of weeks, they should be raring to go for a big round one clash with Marcellin.

OAKLEIGH The Krushers 2012 season never really got going in Premier B with constant injuries leading to 84 players being used in the seniors and reserves in their 18 games, underlining an unsettled squad. With former Hawthorn and Geelong star Aaron Lord headlining the list of recruits joining as an Assistant Playing Coach alongside Martin Stillman, they will be looking to build on the experience given to their 12 senior debutants last year to guide them back to Premier B.

OLD IVANHOE Having garnered only a solitary win from last year’s Premier B campaign, Old Ivanhoe have been working hard over the off season to ensure their first season in Premier C in 17 years is successful. With their pre-season motto being “Nothing better than knowing you are fitter than your opponent then running them into the ground”, perhaps we can expect a fast midfield game plan under new senior coach and former Coburg VFL captain Travis Ronaldson. 2007 A Section Best and Fairest Hayden Heta also returns as captain. 8

PEGS PEGS would have felt unfulfilled having completed a winning season (11-7) yet missing out on finals by percentage after Mazenod saluted in the last round against premiers Parkdale Vultures. Trent Cummings returns for his third season at the helm and will be looking to VAFA U23 representative Cameron Livori to continue his 2012 form. OLD CAMBERWELL The Wellers finished a half a game short of finals in mid table last year and farewelled Senior Coach Tim Killworth who has taken an opportunity at the Calder Cannons. Taking the reins is former Carlton and North Adelaide player Ben Robertson who will be looking to extract the most out of senior players Roh Kapoor, Damian McGuigan and Jack Duke up forward. BANYULE Out at Banyule the Bears survived a grueling and injury ravaged year finishing well clear of the relegation zone but out of finals contention at 8 and 10. Craig Hayes takes over from Rick Brockwell as Senior Coach, bringing his experience as an THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012

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assistant coach at VFL side, Northern Bullants to the Bear Cave. They’ll again look to club B&F and Premier C leading goalkicker Adam Barclay to spearhead their attack in 2013.

MONASH BLUES Despite winning only three games and finishing in the dreaded ninth spot, the Ashes won a chance at redemption with Rupertswood exiting stage left in October. Could they go from being (almost) relegated to promoted within 12 months? New coach Hayden Stanton has been appointed from Mulgrave FC to help them take the opportunity with both hands. NOBS/ST PAT’S NOBS/St Pat’s come up to Premier C after a huge year in Division 1, losing only one match on the way to their 18 point premiership victory over Peninsula at Trevor Barker Oval. Richard Peoples is staying on at the helm and will hope the form of two-time Pepper Medalist Matt Keown continues into the new year. PENINSULA Another team to breathe a sigh of relief at Rupo’s exit would have been Peninsula as the trip from Mt Eliza to Sunbury would’ve surely been the longest in the VAFA. Peninsula’s strong 2012 has resulted in higher numbers at the club and added depth with their first ever thirds side taking the field this year. Senior Coach Brett McIlwraith will again have Division 1 leading goalkicker Shaun Payze causing problems up forward as well as J.W. Manton Medalist Nick Fisher around the ground. Round 1 is shaping as a beauty and the match of the round will see a rematch of last year’s thrilling 1st Semi Final between Marcellin and Mazenod. If the Marcellin defenders can keep Jayaweera quiet, they could be on the way to a first up win. There’ll be no love lost in the Div 1 Grand Final rematch between Peninsula and NOBs-St Pat’s, with last year’s winner again being too strong here. In other matches I’ve got Old Ivanhoe snapping their losing streak against the Ashes, PEGS over the Wellers at home and the Krushers starting positively with a win over the Bears. THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012



7.8, 10.13,




15.16 (106)


13.10 (88)

Parkdale Vultures Goals: M. Boland 4, L. Oakley 3, C. Ryan 2, P. Groves 2, S. Larkins, C. Dillon, S. Hendricks, R. Swayn Best: L. Oakley, M. Ryan, M. Boland, D. Robbins, P. Groves, B. Hampton

Fitzroy Goals: R. Borland 4, S. Cations 2, L. Ablett, W. Fenton, T. Hudson-Bevege, M. Kyroussis , J. McGee J. Meakin, J. Dalton Best: R. Borland, L. Ablett, J. Parkinson, J. Meakin, J. Vansittart, M. Kyroussis M. Ritterman Medallist: Matthew Ryan (Parkdale Vultures)



4.7, 11.13,




12.14 (86)


7.6 (48)

Fitzroy Goals: M. Racovalis 4, D. Pound-Palmieri 3, J. Beech 2, P. O’’Connor, N. Jumeau, O. Stoltz Best: J. Dimond, D. Pound-Palmieri, M. Coad, C. Ball, P. O’’Connor, D. Olarenshaw

Marcellin Goals: G. Romanin 2, S. Crapper, D. Tantsis Hall, D. Marson, H. Lee , T. Jordan Best: M. Bridges, D. Tantsis Hall, D. Isaac, J. Coburn, D. Marson, A. Montalto Best on Ground: Jesse Dimond (Fitzroy)





13.12 (90)

St Kevins




6.5 (41)

Fitzroy Goals: T. Wilson 6, D. Temple 2, M. Beacham 2, A. Ley, J. Murray, M. Oliver Best: A. Ley, J. Pitts, D. Temple, T. Wilson, M. Cusack, G. McCarthy

St Kevins Goals: L. Davrain 4, T. McMaster, D. Loschiavo Best: R. Dicintio, L. Davrain, J. Murphy Cruise, D. Kelly, J. Jolly, D. Loschiavo Best on Ground: James Pitts (Fitzroy) TODAY SELECTIONS IN BOLD Mazenod v Marcellin Monash Blues v Old Ivanhoe Peninsula v NOBS/St Pats PEGS v Old Camberwell Oakleigh v Banyule



All milestones to olivia@vafa.com.au by Monday noon. Please supply a picture or Milestones reserves the right to find one on the web. GAMES



Old Trinity’s Tim Cade received Life Membership of the club.


Ormond’s Daniel Haysom the tenacious ruckman debuted in 2008, Daniel has always played with great determination and purpose. Along the way he has enjoyed success with a Premiership 2008 (Reserves). The now Senior player lists his friendships with current team mates, especially from his Under years a highlight


Old Trinity’s Tim Howell, Brendan Iezzi, Luke Pacconi, Andrew Hore-Lacy, Jack Osborn, Scott Meighan and James Petdro


AJAX’s Ari Lewski has won the club Best and Fairest in 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2011 he was an integral member of the Premier C Grade flag. A State representative Ari has also travelled to Ireland and was nominated one of the best players of the Irish series.


St Bernard’s OCFC

To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the St Bernard’s Old Collegians Football Club has released a club history written by members and supporters of the club over its five decades.


Some 100 former players, officials and supporters – even a couple of VAFA umpires – contributed articles, including former Essendon FC legends Simon Madden and Frank Dunell, who both coached St Bernard’s OCFC senior teams.


Copies can be purchased for $49.95 via booksales@stbernardsfc.com.au or by calling Eleanor Currie on 0411 802 827



VAFA Media Coverage

9.00 VAFA Footy Show With host Ken Petrucco, Andrew Leonard and John Kanis. On this week’s show: Old Carey coach Steve Cochrane, Old Trinity coach Adam Andrews, Special Guest is President of the VAFA Michael Hazell, coach of Chadstone David Cafarella, and Brian ‘Benny’ Goodman (VAFA GM of Umpires)

1.45 VAFA Match of the Day Live broadcast of Round 1 Old Carey v Collegians from Dunshea Oval. Plus all the around the ground scores as the season commences!


Sundays at 6:00pm


Glenn “Scatters� Scarborough dissect the weekend’s round

SUNDAYS at 9:30am Tom Brain and Steve McCarthy apply their post-mortems

Streaming at northwestfm.org

vafatv.com facebook.com/vafa. LISTEN TO BUSH ‘N’ THE BURBS WITH MARK FINE 9PM THURS

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The launch of Red and Black - a 90 year history of Old Xaverians Football club was attended by over 300 people in the preseason with the book uncovering many fantastic stories about one of the most famous VAFA clubs. You can purchase your copy of

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Premier B Scribe Di Langton had reason to celebrate in the offseason as she took home the AFL Victoria Community Football Media Award for Best Football Column 2012. At the conclusion of the 2012 season AFL Victoria invited all leagues throughout the state to submit nominations for the AFL Victoria Community Football Media Awards for the completed season. There were 10 categories of which the VAFA were nominated in three. Whilst we missed out in the categories of Match Day Coverage and Non Match Radio show, we were happy to celebrate Di’s success. The good news is after a long summer our very own award winning scribe is back and fired up for another big season of VAFA Premier B footy. You can read Di’s prognostications for Premier B on page 4 of the Amateur Footballer.

AMATEURS IN AMSTERDAM Some of you might have seen the story in the Herald Sun Confidential Section during the summer where it was reported that Amateur Football is starting to resonate around the world. We have all read about the AFL’s push into foreign markets but little did we know that it is the VAFA that holds so much international interest. Last October AJAX currently playing in Premier B, advertised for a senior coach to 12

replace the legendary Bernie Sheehy. Club Secretary Peter Kagan managed to secure a good deal from a friend at Seek to advertise the role and whilst not a usual advertising channel for an amateur club, he decided to give it a go. The club was inundated with applications from far flung places like South Korea, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore so much so that he had to take the ad down. Why would applicants from these locations want THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012

to move to Melbourne to take up the reigns of a suburban football club in the VAFA? It seems all the applicants presumed that the role was with Dutch powerhouse soccer team AJAX Amsterdam. The confusion didn’t end there though, when the VAFA tweeted the news that the successful appointment of the AJAX coach was former Old Trinity assistant Leigh McQuillen, the tweet was immediately retweeted by @UEFAnl the official UEFA twitter account for the Netherlands.

TURNING UP EARLY Still yet to complete a full season with the VAFA, Media and Communications Manager Andrew Leonard hasn’t quite learned the ropes of VAFA

office closure over the Christmas/ New Year period. Andrew had a New Year’s resolution to cycle to work and believing he was due back on Monday January 7th saddled up and arrived at VAFA HQ ready to start the 2013 year bright and early at 8am. The only problem was Andrew left his office keys on the car keys back at home, and had to wait for someone to arrive to let him into the building. By 9am a fear of being early had started to set in, and sitting on the hill at Elsternwick Park, Andrew made a few calls to learn that it wasn’t until next week that he was due back. Back on the bike for the return trip it was for Andrew and we have learnt that he decided to drive in the first few days back just to make sure there were people in the office.

VAFA CARLTON DRAUGHT TIPPING COMPETITION all the Division games. You thought tipping 9 winners was hard in the AFL, try tipping 21 in the Divisions or 15 in the Premier Sections. The winners of each competition will be in line for a magnificent prize pack from our partners Carlton Draught. So sign up and see if you can be the first to tip 36 correct in one round.

For the first time the VAFA is launching an open tipping competition for all supporters of the VAFA to enter. You can enter through the website at VAFA.com.au. There are two tipping competitions but there is no harm in entering both. One competition takes in all the Premier Games and the second competition takes in




INFLUX OF AFL EXPERIENCE TO JOIN THE VAFA It has been one of the biggest years yet in terms of the names of players and the experience of top level footballers that have signed on the play in the VAFA. The list of big name recruits is vast and it demonstrates the allure of playing in one of the best suburban competitions in Melbourne. By the numbers alone, this year the VAFA welcomes players who have played a combined total of 1758 AFL games. Russell Robertson (Melbourne, 228 games – Monash Gryphons)

Steven Salopek (Port Adelaide, 121 – St Kevin’s)

Trent Croad (Hawthorn/Fremantle, 222 – De La Salle)

Robert Campbell (Hawthorn, 116 – Old Camberwell)

Lindsay Gilbee (Western Bulldogs, 206 - Old Scotch)

Adam Bentick (Carlton, 68 games – St Bernard’s)

Heath Black (Fremantle/St Kilda, 192 – Mazenod)

Adam Pattison (Richmond/St Kilda, 66 – Uni Blacks) Ed Barlow (Western Bulldogs/Sydney, 34 – Old Scotch)

Jason Johnson (Essendon, 184 – Uni Blacks)

Aaron Lord (Geelong/Hawthorn, 150 – Oakleigh)

Matt Robbins (Geelong/Western Bulldogs, 146 – Ormond)


Ezra Poyas (Richmond/Melbourne, 9 – AJAX) Ross Young (Carlton, 6 – Uni Blues) Broc McCauley (Hawthorn/Brisbane, 6 – Uni Blacks) Nick Smith (Melbourne, 4 – Uni Blues)


COACHING CHANGES From any one season there are coaching changes at football clubs. Therefore the question remains not if there will be any changes but how many. Taking into account the two new senior teams we have into the competition this year we have calculated that there are 23 new senior coaches taking the reigns of an amateur club for 2013. Interestingly there are only 21 clubs with a new coach as two clubs (Elsternwick and Old Xaverians) continued the recent trend of dual coaching appointments. This represents a turnover of over 31% of the head of football at each club. The biggest turnover was in Division 3 and Premier C where five clubs changed coaches coming into the 2013 season. We wish good luck to all new senior coaches plus the countless new assistants, reserves, thirds, juniors and Club XVIII coaches that are taking on a roll this year. New Coaches in 2013



Steve Cochrane Nick Bourke & Dom Berry Leigh McQuillen Tim O’Shaughnessy Craig Hayes Ben Robertson Travis Ronaldson Greg Freemantle Hayden Stanton Guy Martyn Gerard Kennedy Jason McBrean Steve Ware Dennis Castaldi Alan Elliott Gary Rosewarne & Dennis Grace Ant Voyage Travis Sawers Brad Jones Tom Cochwell George Wakim

Old Carey Old Xaverians AJAX Caulfield Grammarians Banyule Old Camberwell Old Ivanhoe Marcellin Monash Blues Hampton Rovers Whitefriars Old Eltham St John’s Therry Penola Albert Park Elsternwick Power House South Mornington St Francis Xavier Dragons Northern Blues

Premier Premier Premier B Premier B Premier C Premier C Premier C Premier C Premier C Division 1 Division 1 Division 2 Division 2 Division 2 Division 3 Division 3 Division 3 Division 3 Division 3 Division 4 Division 4

WELCOME TO OUR NEW CLUBS The VAFA would like to welcome to the Association the new clubs of Dragons FC (from the SFL) and Masala FC (new club) for the 2013 season. Dragons will be playing in Division 4 of the competition after their appeal was upheld by AFL Victoria and they were granted a transfer from the SFL. The club is excited about entering the VAFA and expect to make Division 4 one of the most competitive senior sections of the competition. With the addition of Northern Blues as a senior team to Division 4 the race for the final four let alone a premiership is expected to be hotter than ever with finalists Eley Park Sharks and Point Cook having huge pre-seasons and the relegated Hawthorn are also confident of a strong year. The other new club Masala, will enter the VAFA with a team in Club XVIII Section 1. The team has its origins from the Indian Australian Rules team that competed in the International Cup, they will wear a menacing Tiger on their jumper and play in yellow and black. THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012



James Reid


CLIMB TO SUCCESS The long climb up the theoretical ladder to the finals has become one rung closer as teams complete gruelling pre-season sessions. This weekend five teams will take one step closer to a planned and wished for finals berth. For the other five, the metaphorical climb is halted by a week, playing catch up in round 2. Round 1 may not be “the be all and end all”, but all teams would take the four points on opening day. I am not alone when I say Division 1 has an aura of excitement about it. Three new teams enter the section along with five new senior coaches taking the reins in 2013, bringing change and the unknown to the division and all will be vying for a top four spot. Hampton Rovers will be seeking a better performance this year, having a season to forget in Premier C. With a new coach Guy Martyn at the helm, the change is looking a promising one. The return of Daniel Corp and Stuart Burggraaff and plenty of young talent, along with a replenished Boss James Reserve, the Rovers look to have an encouraging start to the season. They take on Ormond round 1 who has had a tight lipped pre-season after finishing 7th in 2012. Ormond could be the dark horse of Division 1, with a tough start to 2013, they could find themselves in serious contention for the finals. MHSOB missed out on finals last year finishing 5th, with that they’ve gone in a new direction and appointed Luke Egan as senior coach and Kane Smith as captain for 2013. Egan brings new life to MHSOB and has made a significant impact in his short time, as has Smith who has been made captain after only one year with the club. The Unicorns look likely to push for a finals spot in 2013. Determining how a team will go 16

in a higher division is a tough task but I think Prahran Assumption will fit right in. They’re looking for their third straight promotion this season and don’t look like slowing down. After losing the Division 2 grand final, Prahran Assumption have commenced 2013 with two big wins in the preseason. Preseason games can provide unreliable and unrealistic season predictions, a la Brisbane in the AFL, although Prahran Assumption are deemed consistent performers and I am expecting this side to push to the upper reaches of Division 1. Another club that has remained hushed throughout preseason is Old Mentonians. The Panthers have gone about their business quietly, bringing unknown possibilities of their performances in 2013. Bruce Waldron will again coach the Panthers who by last year’s rankings face a tough draw to start the campaign. Williamstown CYMS will visit Mentone Grammar Playing Fields round 1 with high expectations of improving on last year’s 8th spot. They have four of the first six games at home. Newly appointed senior coach Mathew Montebello has been entrusted with the job of returning Williamstown to its former glory with reassuring results in the pre-season. CY’s best and fairest winner Ben Gray has continued his 2012 form having the ball on a string throughout the practice matches. Will take some beating not to make finals in 2013. TODAY SELECTIONS IN BOLD Hampton Rovers v Ormond MHSOB v Prahran Assumption Old Mentonians v Williamstown CYMS Glen Eira v Old Geelong Bulleen Templestowe v Whitefriars



Glen Eira, were re-promoted to Division 1, “to fill the void” as a result of a departing club in Premier C, although the Saints will be aiming to be much more than a filler in the upcoming season. With the inclusion of former MHSOB coach Paul Dodd, Glen Eira will be looking to impress, commencing at home taking on Old Geelong. Beating Old Geelong will be no easy feat as one of last season’s preliminary finalists are eyeing off promotion as a possible section favourite. They are looking to fly past last year’s 13 wins effort and put a stranglehold on the division. If Callum Wood’s half century of goals last season is anything to go by, this year could promise a high scoring affair for Old Geelong. The 2012 Division 2 premiers Bulleen Templestowe are at home to Division 1 finalists Whitefriars and it shapes as the match of the round. Bulleen Templestowe were in Division 1 only two years ago and will not want to fall victim to the dreaded premiership hangover. Returning coach, Anthony Palmer will be pushing the team for that round one victory, proving the Bullants belong in this section. Whitefriars will aim to rain on the Bullants’ parade as the Friars aspire to march back into the finals for a third consecutive year. The Friars open the season with only two home games first half dozen. This looms as a potential opportunity to put their mark on the section as Whitefriars look to improve on last year’s form and be vying for promotion. The journey up the figurative ladder has well and truly begun. Pre-season is over and it’s time for the formidable assignment of picking round one winners, my selections are Hampton Rovers, MHSOB, Williamstown CYMS, Old Geelong and Whitefriars. THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012

2012 GRAND FINAL RESULTS DIVISION 1 - GRAND FINAL North Old Boys/St Pats Peninsula

6.3 2.1

11.5 13.10 5.3 8.10

16.13 (109) 13.13 (91)

North Old Boys/St Pats GOALS C. Horsley 4 M. Keown 4 M. Firman 3 T. Patterson 2 C. Ryan 1 P. Shepherd 1, D. Tonkin 1 BEST P. Shepherd T. Brady M. Keown M. Porter A. Oakley C. Horsley

Peninsula GOALS H. Whitty 3 S. Barbour 2 J. Coghlan 2 N. Fisher 2 B. Brisbane 1 B. Southam 1 G. Carr 1 A. Wood 1 BEST N. Fisher B. Southam A. Wood H. Whitty R. Bambery S. Barbour


6.5 3.4

6.5 4.5

8.6 7.7

12.11 (83) 9.7 (61)

Old Geelong GOALS E. Stevens 4 T. Hope-Johnstone 4 W. Harris 3 A. Power 1 BEST D. Wood E. Stevens T. Bear W. Harris W. Symons J. Powell

MHSOB: GOALS M. Hamilton-Ho 3 N. Orchard 2 M. Ham 1 M. Santomartino 1 C. Hewish 1 C. Wright 1 BEST C. Wright T. Fraczek J. Bunting N. Orchard M. Hamilton-Ho

I am excited for what the year ahead promises as I’m predicting the finals race to go down to the wire with a place in the top four being decided by percentage. To assist me with upcoming rounds, game information and highlights, send any match reports or summaries to




Brenton Mann


OPENING ACT The days are getting shorter, the air is crisper, fog starting to settle in and the grass damper. Autumn has rolled around and there is a buzz around Melbourne, finally after an arduous and demanding pre-season...Footy is Back! Emmaus St Leos had a disappointing 2012 in Division 2, only managing three wins and subsequently finished ninth. Granted a stay in Division 2 due to the Rupertswod departure, Emmaus St Leos will be looking for stark improvement in 2013. The first goal will be to consolidate their position in Division 2 and try and get on the positive side of the win loss ledger. Emmaus St Leo’s do not have an easy start to the season with an opening match against last year’s Division 3 Premiers, Yarra Valley Old Boys. Ivanhoe start Division 2 coming off an excellent 2012 season finishing second with 15 wins, playing off in the Div 3 Grand Final and seem poised to continue that form in 2013. Plenty of player movement in the off-season, both in and out of the club has Ivanhoe believing they have improved their list. Pre-season began in November and with miles in the legs and a good hit out against neighbours Park Orchards, there are positive signs for the season ahead commencing with a home game against Therry Penola. Monash Gryphons pre-season hype surrounded the recruitment of high-profile, ex-AFL player Russell Robertson adding class and the occasional “hanger” to their forward line. The former Demon will be one of the high profile players in the VAFA this year, but will not be available for all games. After finishing fifth last year, just missing out on finals, the recruitment of Robertson has the Gyrphons well placed to make a tilt at the top four, if not greater glory. 18

Old Eltham had a great 2012 season albeit finishing prematurely with a loss to Prahran Assumption in the preliminary final. After a few solid seasons in Division 2 without achieving the ultimate glory, Old Eltham appointed new senior coach Jason McBean during the offseason. McBean was a highly respected player and coach in the Northern Football League and hopes to lead the club to greater success in 2013. Old Paradians were fourth placed in Division 2 in 2012, being knocked out by Prahran Assumption in the first week of finals, Paradians will want sustained and then improved form in 2013. The club will focus on playing finals again but aim to earn a double chance that will give provide a realistic chance of jumping that final hurdle of winning the premiership. A practice match against Therry Penola would have provided the club a gauge of how they will shape up against Monash Gryphons in Round 1. St John’s Old Collegians were relegated from Division 1 and have appointed new coach Steve Ware to turn the club’s fortunes around in 2013. With renewed depth at the club, from the return of premiership players and the recruitment of young talent the JOCS easily accounted for Emmaus St Leos in their first practice match. Coming off a solid pre-season, which included a camp to Venus Bay, St John’s are in good form to face St Mary’s Salesian at Ferndale Reserve on 13 April. TODAY SELECTIONS IN BOLD Emmaus St Leo's v Yarra Valley Old Eltham v Sth Melbourne Districts St Mary's Salesian v St Johns Old Paradians v Monash Gryphons Ivanhoe v Therry Penola


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South Melbourne Districts had a solid preseason and are quietly confident about their 2013 prospects. A few players have left the club but there has been noticeable improvement over the pre-season from a number of players. Eighth last year they are looking to improve. This was evident with three solid quarters against Hampton Rovers in a practice match. Whilst eventually overrun by a stronger side, enough quality was shown. Will gun for a flying start away at Old Eltham. St Mary’s Salesian finished seventh last year with six wins. After being in Division 2 for a few years this seems the year the club must improve. Through their scholarship program they have recruited a few payers from the Northern Territory Football League that are exciting prospects. With a strong showing against Waverley Blues (EFL Div 2) they look in good shape for 2013. Yarra Valley Old Boys 2012 Division 3 premiers have added to their list over the summer, recruiting a dozen players, including dynamic and rugged midfielder Ryan Amos, who joins his brother and Bushranger’s cult figure James. The club changed long-time captain Chris Beal after leading the club to premiership success and appointed Michael Wines as their new skipper. Grand Final success and promotion to Division 2, all signs lead to a successful 2013 starting against Emmaus St Leos away.

2012 GRAND FINAL RESULTS DIVISION 2 - GRAND FINAL Bulleen Templestowe Prahran Assumption

2.2 3.1

4.4 4.5

8.8 7.10

11.11 (77) 10.15 (75)

Bulleen Templestowe GOALS P. Voglis 4 A. Lucisano 2 C. Azer 2 J. Khouri 1 M. Stella 1 P. Florance 1 BEST P. FLlorance R. Edsall J. Wilson C. Azer D. Tonelli O. Schmidt

Prahran Assumption GOALS A. Simpson 4 A. Parsons 2 A. Sleight 2 E. MacDonald 1 P. Donahoo 1 BEST B. Dempsey E. MacDonald N. Davey D. Barrett P. Donahoo M. Pell

DIVISION 2 RESERVE - GRAND FINAL Bulleen Templestowe Old Paradians

2.2 1.1

5.3 1.1

7.5 4.4

9.7 (61) 6.7 (43)

Bulleen Templestowe GOALS Bulleen Templestowe :D. Follacchio 3 A. Samie 3 G. Chivers 1 D. Dakin 1 D. Voglis 1 BEST D. Voglis S. Pallozzi A. Tehan d. Raneri L. Costa A. Verga

Old Paradians GOALS A. Asdagi 2 S. Rehlicki 2 T. Gibbons 1 A. Mascia 1 BEST D. Strantzen A. Cunningham S. Rehlicki A. Posterino R. Licciardi J. Monro

Therry Penola finished mid-table in 2012 but with new senior coach and favourite son Dennis Castaldi at the helm expect them to be a big improver. The pre-season focus has been on fitness, strength and basic skill work. In practice matches against Bulleen-Templestowe and Prahran Assumption, the players showed promising signs in adapting to the new game plan. After playing off the Grand Final in 2011, Therry will be looking to reach that level again after a disappointing 2012.

For game notes and match information please email details to

rievolver08@gmail.com by 5pm Sunday night THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012



William Balme


A NEW DAWN, A NEW DAY The dawning of a new season is upon us. Whilst the AFL has been plagued by talk of tanking, recreational and performance enhancing drug use and financial inequality, the VAFA remains a very content amateur league with thousands of enthusiastic players, officials and supporters. The season marches through three different seasons: the last days of autumn, the bitter winter and the hazy days of spring until we reach the middle of September and crown the premier. In Division 3 it appears we commence without a clear favourite after the departure of the extremely talented yet rather panicky finals participants Yarra Valley and the true blue boys from Ivanhoe. It has been a long preseason, from the November running sessions, the December and January delusion that the beers won’t hurt your waist line and the February wakeup call where the 2K time trials drain you of every ounce of energy are unfortunately a key part of our football life cycle. March is about promise and potential before April arrives and we start to see if it was all worth it. One of the big questions that I have considered over the pre-season is whether UHS-VU can win the premiership. Last season, their performance in the semi final against Aquinas was heroic as they turned around an 8 goal deficit to win by a single kick. Some smart recruiting and players of the ilk of Nicky Rowland and Captain Kirk himself should hold them in great stead for the season ahead. Albert Park is a consistent mid table side who require a real injection of youth to become Division 3 challengers. They deserve admiration for remaining competitive in one of the toughest regions of Melbourne in regard to retaining and gaining new players. However today it will be UHS-VU by 22. 20

South Mornington has entered Division 3 in turmoil after an historic season in 2012. They’ve lost their coach, many key players including goal kicking machine Jesse Albrecht, and according to the club transfer papers, have barely gained a single player. However, they maintain a very important advantage. LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL. The lads from Swinny are also from Division 4 with former UHS star Ryan Keeley joining gun players Jackson Manning and Ben Higgins. Swinburne suffered a heavy loss to Kew in their final practice match but could still prove a capable side. A toss of the coin for mine! Swinburne by 1. The Snakes underachieved last season on the field however with their impeccable dress sense and strong recruiting, they will finish top four. They’ve suffered a few setbacks with the loss of big man Seb Angus along with key mids Luke Walsh and Ben Ryan. Nevertheless, with Sean O’Connor and Sam Brown returning and the arrival of Luke Carland at Centre Half Back, Elsternwick will not bother the Snakes despite being another consistent mid table side. I don’t expect the ‘Wick to feature in September but if Baz Prior and Lachlan Bedingfield can play full seasons, they may surprise. Richmond Central by 26 Willie Bee’s Clive Waterhouse Match of the Round Aquinas, my prediction for top of the table after the minor rounds, played in two heart-stopping finals last season. One of them went their way TODAY SELECTIONS IN BOLD Kew v Old Westbourne La Trobe Uni v Aquinas Richmond Central v Elsternwick St Francis Xavier v Power House Sth Mornington v Swinburne Uni UHS-VU v Albert Park


SPORTS INJURY CASUALTY - 316 Malvern Road, Prahran

and the other was the catalyst for an infamous Mad Monday for the Ringwood lads. They are a young side with big ambitions and the news of an influx of EFL players being added to the fold only strengthens their claims to feature in the latter part of September. However, La Trobe Uni is one of the great unknowns this season. They are the only team entering from the wrong side of the tracks (Division 2), although a strong win over Yarra Valley in their final practice match is an impressive early indicator, having said that Aquinas by 10. X-men star ‘Dimma’ Dimakopolous had another big year for the jesuits in 2012 and the talented Van Dam brothers will be keen to push for a spot in the top rungs this year. But do I smell an upset? No. Power House was the worst performed side in Division 3 last season and with a new coaching team should be more competitive this year. They also have a large contingent of Irish footballers who are notoriously quick learners. Still, St Francis Xavier pushed Aquinas in their practice match and will be too crisp, SFX by 45. The Bears have a formidable record at the home, winning 8 and drawing one there last year and have had a very productive off season. They’ve managed to retain League B&F runner up Ethan Roberts whilst adding more midfield depth to surround him. However, premierships are not won in March and losing Chad Watts to the fluorescent lights of Las Vegas may trouble ‘Beaser’ Aitken. From all reports, Old Westbourne has seemingly recovered from their disastrous 2012 but will need something special to threaten the Bears at home. Judging upon their transfer list, much needed youth has been added to assist in the climb up Division 2. Today though it will be Kew by 32. THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012



4.8, 8.12,


1.3 ,


19.20 (134)


7.9 (51)

Ivanhoe Goals: J. Harty 3, T. Williamson, B. Richardson, M. Lovell, A. Close Best: T. Williamson, P. Walter, G. Francis, L. Roberts, M. Jacobs, J. Harty Yarra Valley Goals: S. Yeo 5, R. Yeo 5, R. Pollard 3, R. Little 2, D. Pagan, S. Donald, M. Wines, S. Savage Best: S. Collie, S. Savage, M. Wines, G. Coutts, D. Letson, R. Yeo V.B. Zanin Medallist: Sam Collie (Yarra Valley)





12.14 (86)





3.3 (21)

Ivanhoe Goals: A. Horton, J. Brownell, M. Gleeson Best: J. Benson, B. Fleming, A. Horton, J. Brownell, S. Conley, T. O’’Donnell

Yarra Valley Goals: N. Paton 3, H. Cooper 2, J. Hall 2, D. Blewonski , B. Seeger, B. Nicholas, N. Pask, L. Gillies Best: A. Russell, J. Cordwell, D. Blewonski, N. Pask, T. May, D. Mills Best on Ground: Anthony Russell (Yarra Valley)

For game notes and match information please email details to

wbb@deakin.edu.au by 5pm Sunday night 21


Domenic Favata


‘LET THE GAMES BEGIN’ At last, the footy season has returned and Division 4 is shaping up for an excellent season in 2013. The introduction of two new teams adds intrigue to the section, leaving us to ponder an exciting 2013 season. Eley Park Sharks: After an impressive preliminary final appearance in 2012, the Sharks will be hoping to go one better in 2013 and challenge for the flag. The Sharks kick off their season against the Magpies at Whitehorse Reserve, and are looming as the team to beat in 2013. Point Cook: With Saltwater Reserve as their new home ground, the Bulldogs will want to create a home fortress to defend against the teams making the trek down the freeway. A semi-final appearance in 2012 will hopefully lead to bigger and better things in 2013. With a strong youth program and the reigning league best and fairest in Jordan Lampi expect the Bulldogs to be firing come September. North Brunswick: A fifth place finish in 2012 should act as motivation for North Brunswick this year. It is a realistic aim to strive for the top four this season. The Bulls have recruited heavily, poaching several players from other clubs as they look towards establishing depth within their squad. An obvious rivalry with West Brunswick adds some spice to the competition. Manningham Cobras: Word from senior coach Anthony Pezzimenti is that the Cobras expect to play finals after a promising mid-table finish in 2012. They are aiming to do so with the development of several new leaders on the track following the departure of former cocaptain Stephen Rose. A focus on competitive drills during the pre-season will hopefully lead to a solid first up showing against Chadstone in round 2 as they have an extra week off in Round 22

1 with a bye first up. West Brunswick: The Magpies have only one thing on their mind after a mediocre 2012 season, competitiveness. The ‘Pies’ believe they need to claim scalps against the better sides in order to make that leap into finals contention. The competitive drive has been led by the teams leaders, who will need to have the boys primed for a tough first round encounter away to the Sharks. Box Hill North: A first round away clash against Mt Lilydale will prove a stern test for Box Hill North, The Demons will be looking to make their climb up the ladder by knocking off a fellow up and coming team. Winning only five games in 2012 should spur Box Hill North on to greater achievements in 2013. They will be looking at climbing towards the six to eight win mark and improve on last years performance. Mt Lilydale: An interesting first round encounter against Box Hill North at home will display the development of Mt Lilydale AFC. Given they finished very close to Box Hill North in 2012. With no major player transfers to report, Mt Lilydale will rely on a similar team to 2012 with the influx of more youth, however they will be hoping their fortunes change after a tough 2012 season, in which they only won four games. Chadstone: After a breakthrough win in 2012, the ‘Synners’ will want to begin their rise up the table in 2013 and according to senior coach TODAY SELECTIONS IN BOLD Mt Lilydale v Box Hill North Northern Blues v North Brunswick Hawthorn v Dragons Point Cook v Chadstone Eley Park v West Brunswick


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Dave Cafarella, the club are ready to make that climb. Several senior players from 2012 have departed the club, which has lead to an influx of new blood. Unfortunately a pre-season injury to seasoned regular Adrain Steve has put him in doubt for the 2013 season, but Cafarella remains optimistic of the possibilities of his side in 2013. Dragons: The Dragons enter the VAFA for their inaugural season, making the transfer from the Southern Football League. With a tough first round encounter away to the Hawks, Dragons will be intent on delivering a first round upset, and a slice of history. Whilst the Dragons may take time to come to grips with the standard of football in Division 4, they shape as a dangerous side in the 2013 season. Hawthorn: After relegation from Division 3, the Hawks will be keen to bounce straight back and take all before them in Division 4. A strong season looms for the Hawks, who have recruited very well and will be looking to display some eye-catching footy early on in the season. Although a first round home game against competition newcomers Dragons is a tough first up assignment for the Hawks. Northern Blues: After a few seasons in the under 19’s and Premier C Thirds, the ‘Blues’ become an official senior team in Division 4 for the 2013 season, and will be keen to cap off their promotion with a first round win against North Brunswick at Preston City Oval. A stern test against the Bulls will be a perfect gauge on how the Blues might shape up in 2013.

2012 GRAND FINAL RESULTS DIVISION 4 - GRAND FINAL South Mornington Swinburne University

3.5 6.1

4.7 7.7

7.15 10.8

14.17 (101) 13.8 (86)

GOALS South Mornington :J. Albrecht 4 K. Gascoigne 3 B. Price 2 M. Clark 2 M. Heib 2 S. Smith 1 Swinburne University : not provided BEST South Mornington :M. Clark S. Smith L. Fitzsimmons K. Gascoigne J. Albrecht N. Brodie Swinburne University : not provided

DIVISION 4 RESERVE - GRAND FINAL Swinburne University South Mornington

2.2 3.5

4.5 6.9

6.7 7.13

10.8 (68) 7.16 (58)

GOALS Swinburne University: T. Kennedy 2 M. Bonomi 2 C. O’Keeffe 2 L. Morrison 2 A. Carroll 1 D. Elliman 1 South Mornington: K. Debernardi 2 R. Tyrrell 1 J. Dowsett 1 S. Duffield 1 R. McConville-Brain 1 M. Mitchell 1

BEST Swinburne University: A. Pettifer D. Dore R. Hurst D. Elliman L. Morrison J. Loring South Mornington: J. Dowsett Z. Pearton R. McConville-Brain K. Debernardi C. Benton D. Woodruff

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NEXT WEEK’S GAMES PREMIER Beaumaris University Blues St Bernards Old Carey Old Xaverians PREMIER B AJAX Werribee Districts Old Trinity Fitzroy Old Brighton St Kevins Old Haileybury Parkdale Vultures Old Melburnians Caulfield Grammarians PREMIER C Banyule Mazenod Oakleigh Marcellin NOBS/St Pats Monash Blues Old Camberwell Peninsula Old Ivanhoe PEGS DIVISION 1 Old Geelong Old Mentonians Glen Eira Ormond Prahran Assumption Hampton Rovers Whitefriars MHSOB Williamstown CYMS Bulleen Templestowe DIVISION 2 Ivanhoe St Mary’s Salesian Old Eltham Collegians Monash Gryphons St Johns Emmaus St Leos Therry Penola South Melbourne Districts Yarra Valley Old Paradians DIVISION 3 Aquinas Old Westbourne La Trobe University Elsternwick St Francis Xavier Richmond Central South Mornington Albert Park Swinburne University Kew UHS-VU Power House DIVISION 4 Box Hill North Point Cook Manningham Cobras Chadstone Dragons Northern Blues North Brunswick Hawthorn West Brunswick Mt Lilydale Eley Park Sharks Bye UNDER 19 PREMIER Old Brighton De La Salle University Blues Old Melburnians St Bedes / Mentone Old Scotch Tigers St Bernards Beaumaris St Kevins Old Xaverians UNDER 19 SECTION 2 Marcellin Caulfield Grammarians Mazenod Old Carey Old Trinity Werribee Parkdale Vultures Fitzroy University Blacks Collegians

Collegians De La Salle Old Scotch St Bedes / Mentone Tigers University Blacks


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Coach: Trevor Rowe Assistants: Richard Oppy/ Travis Derricott/Chris Casey/ Jon Remmington/Stuart Kofeod

Coach: Mark Hibbins Coach: Simon Arnott Reserves: Troy Harbinson Thirds: Robert Muir

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Alistar Reed Nick Richardson Tim Rule Simon Bramwell Liam Cooney Nic Newhouse Corey Rice Blake Fordham Simon Davidson Sam Pentney Lochlan Hall Henry McqueenMiscamble Tim Angus Lewis Fotheringham Tim Smith James Mcwhinney Robert O’hern Will Cushen William Guiney Tom Gulliver Nic Bayly Geoff Trumble David Bowley Marcus Ramsay Charlie Fitzpatrick Tim Wilkins Sam Landgren Zac Lisle Campbell Wallace Callum O’brien Nick Pryor Kyle Parker Simon Lenders Andrew Bird Rhett Mitchelhill

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Daniel Sands Nick Polce Charlie Holst Nick Ries (C) Andrew Scott Jack Bull (VC) Shura Taft Daniel Strachan Michael Dyer James Jorgensen Nicholas Sautner Simon Hall Barclay Dixon Jay Austerberry Courtney Hylton Trent Zimbachs (VC) Stuart Inglis Sam Troon Dylan Chaplin Burch Ollie Howard Marty Williams Wil Tardif Ben Mason James Kondarovskis Jesse Band Conrick Tom Penberthy Alexander Croft Josh Kamener Nick Roach Sam Hibbins Lachlan Ferguson Harry Croft Anthony Carydias Justin Clark Andrew Howison Chris Jesaueluk Luke Casey Dominic Russo Jack Parsons Ed Malone (RC) Andrew Stone Sam Doupe-Watt

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Drew Maddock Jayden Head James Slatyer James Patterson Billy Riddle Cameron Bonnar Nicholas Brown Calvin Lyon Charlie Simmons Nick Bobeff Sam Cutts Anthony James Ed Cordner Kim Findlay Will Schwab Bernie Morris Ned Withers Huw Forbes Hugh McKenzie Ed Cordner Kim Findlay Bernie Morris Ned Withers Huw Forbes Justin Clark Hugh McKenzie



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Coach: Jason Mifsud Assistants: Craig Tonkin / Josh Bourke Reserves: Marcus Goonan / Tim Hunt

Coach: Mick Dwyer Assistants: Jamie Shanahan/ Greg Siwes Reserves: Brad Berry

Matt Duggan Matt Petering Sean Coote Tom Abbott Tom Dean Josh Ward Doug Pritchard Nick Loucaides Scott Braithwaite Scott Gower Will Murton Luke Casey-Leigh Jackson Leigh Tim Cumming Anthony Carroll Will Edmonds Michael Atkins Cal Buckley Beau Turner Lachlan Boyd Tom Buckley Adam Catlin Andy Clements Michael DeFontenay Brayden Haynes Mick Millar Jordan Thompson Will Mattingley Tom Gandy Joel DiNatale Matt Stephens Tom McMananamy Sean McNicholas Ben McLean Josh Kelly Michael Wilson Luke McNicholas James Bull James Lapa Tim Pritchard Nick Dickinson Luke Atkins

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Greg Roberts Luke Sketchley Mark Ramanathan Jared Evans Luke Slater Bane Suboticki Paul Tolongs Sean Brennan Keith Paisley Matt Blee Jack Richter Germaine Ivanka Mitch Bourne Lucas Bourne Robert Wilson Brad Kilgore Byron Hughes Mark Ensor Germaine Ivanka Mitchell Bourne Matthew Prosser Jack Coleman Mark Ensor

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Paul Wintle Luke Wintle Michael Curcio Patrick Kean Dan Garside (VC) Tom Garside Anthony Scafidi Brendan Dillon Chris Richards Michael Wintle Simon Richards (C) Luke Hulse Pat Tyquin Gavin Brown Hiwab Shakaib Shaun Glennen Alex Kane James Murnane Todd Bastion Michael Barnhoorn Carey Neville Daniel Sceney Jack Hellier Dean Porter (DVC) Dan Lynch Cameron Hansen Daniel Foot-Connolly Darcy Holden Michael Mcgettigan Tony Demacedo Blake Mcgrath David Teasdale George Rowlands Jaryd Robertson Michael Seeber Sam Amon Mark Geshke Jamie Marks Hayden Jeans Chris Roggero Josh Herron Scott Hobson

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Andrew Fyans Steven Kidd Sam Nicholls Jordan Lynch Nick Seeber Nick Munday Ben Hodges Daniel Gilmour John Poutanas Nick Kane Ned Fallon Luke Porter (RC) James Morrison Luke Barnhoorn Damien Waters Joseph Wilson Luke Terrell James Mcdevitt Lawrence Webb Lewis Stutterd Matthew Pitt Anton Vandenblink

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Coach: Nick Bourke & Dom Berry Assistants: Ted Woodruff, Tom Maule, James Walker, Rob Dillon Reserves: Matt O’Hanlon Reserves Asst: Peter Darvell

Coach: Greg McLoughlin Assistants: John McDonough/ Damon Paull Reserves: Dom McInerney Thirds: Steve Brown

Jake Williams Chris Santalucia Andrew Pasceri Matt Jenkinson Marcus Carroll Ben Kennedy Michael Darvell (VC) Andy Biddlecombe Damien Lynch Andy Ryan Luke Howard Brendan Goss Cauley Beetham Josh Douglas Matt Skidmore Brad Rogerson Chris Larkins John Shaw Tim Dynon Marcus Allan Chris Waller Louis Denton Lachlan Smith Sam Tagliabue Pat Ambrose Nick Wynne Damien Ryan Matthew Romanin Matt Handley Murphy Ambrose Matt Ball (C) Oliver Gidley James Ulbrick Ryan Colbert Ed Lachal David Sapuppo Daniel Harangozo Matt Douglas Michael Hannan Sam Lees Esmond Prowse Louis Tiernan

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Nick Pepperell Matt Walsh Lachlan Keith Dan Iacuone Tom Williams Sam Franklin Jonathan Pintal Fraser Paterson Charlie Denton Tristan Parker Jon Mercuri Dan Barry Nick Biddlecombe Dan Curtain Josh Anderson Jack Curtis Robbie Ralph Hugh Symon Julian Darrer Luke Pirrie Ashley Sorrenti Nathan Drummond Jeremy Preece

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Coach: Chris Tankard Assistants: Simon Atkins, Chris Davis, Nick Mitchell Reserves: Damien Sullivan, Peter Wood 1 Matthew Buchanan 2 Ryan Schroder 3 Michael Sullivan 4 Tom Sullivan 5 Adam (Capt) Bentick 6 Jacob Bevanda 7 Michael Angel 8 Nathan Kazuro 8R Justin Evans 9 Jack Solomon 10 Brenton Garth 11 Ryan Houlihan 12 Rhys Moylan 13 Steven Mitchell 14 Nicholas Cooke 15 Luke Madden 16 Kyle Dalmau 17 James Weir 18 Alexander Singleton 19 Andrew Merrington 20 Shaun Clarke 21 Thomas Overman 22 Simon Caven 23 Jacob Forder 24 Brendon George 25 Andrew van Meel 26 Thomas Gleeson 27 Liam Wilkinson 28 Jack Gay 28R Paul Holland 29 Andrew Grosso 30 Tim Harvey 31 Christopher Hoban 32 Thomas (Capt) Caven 33 Steven Cannatelli 34 David Wall 35 Tate Pearson 36 Bradley Cooper 37 Patrick MacDonough 38 Isaac Madden 39 Jack Saundry 40 Joshua Madden 41 Matthew Borzillo 42 Shaun Bergin 43 Andrew Graham

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Coach: Matthew Kempton Assistants: Matthew Ablethorpe, Paul Yeomans Reserves Coach: Xavier Moloney

Adam Cook Harrie Lahy Scott Myers Andrew Willingham Huw Lacey Jake Matthews Jandre Slabbert Scott Hissey Scott Weekley Bede Š Mahon Bart Mill Daniel Hunt Angus Drysdale Simon Thomas Shane MacNamara Cameron Roberts Adam Pattison Joshua Gaylor Ben Saliba Andrew Torney Broc McCauley Tom Howgate Robert Humann Isaac Anderson James Clarke Jackson Roder Nick Batten Justin Crameri Levi Kalms Andrew Jesse Clive O'Sullivan Steven Flight Jordan Foster Andrew Else Dean McKay Jake Gardiner Tyrone Bell Tom Napier Adam Pitt Nick Holt Simon Yule Charlie Richardson

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Coach: Fergus Watts Assistants: Wayne Oswald, Dan Winkel Reserves: Andrew Briggs

Coach: Dean Anderson/Stuart Powell Assistants: Steve Crisp/Josh Kitchen/ Christian Neeson/Kemble Edelsten/Ian Leith Reserves: Christian Neeson Assistant: Anthony Furey Thirds: Terry Kendell/John Daggian

Scott McGlone Jack Townley Jonno Nash Marshall Rippon Tom Maddocks Jeremy Mugavin Ross Young Henry Weddell Andrew Lowcock Peter Summers Hugh Vickers-Willis Matthew Torney (Capt) Tom Girdwood Tom Fairbairn Ben McConnell Nick Smith Rich Langham Dan Zambon Al Austin Jack Watts Max Leishman Ben Millard Tom Calvert Will Cunningham Angus Nice Jack Maxwell Hayden McDonald Albert Weddall Patrick Gardiner Aaron Harris James Van de Pol Riley McMahon Dom Nixon Will Hartnell Jamus Campbell David Withers Tom Foott Ryan Eade Dirk Heinz Henry Hanlon Tom Ruggles Marc James Bennett Merriman John Wood Damien Barton Sean Carr

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David Paton Angus Smith Sam Dalton Patrick Ruggles Ed McMullin Josh Caldow Nathan Pope Danny Aukema Llewyn Butler Tom Rankin Jack Heinz Ed Long James Coumans Andy Christenson Daniel Van de Pol Brant Laidlaw Jack Kershaw Patrick Ferguson Ben Jongebloed Louis Wardle Hugo Steinfort Ben Watson Paddy Hayes Daniel Condon Sandon James Jack Eastman

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Sam Thompson (VC) Ash Lim Matthew Peric Nick Jamieson Matt Tyler Hamish Dick (DVC) George Dick Lachie Hill Scott Sherwen (VC) Mark Passador (VC) Nick Allen James Bowden (DVC) Richard Wilkinson Adam Houlihan Andrew Jelbart Shane Neaves Gene van den Broek Caillin O’Shannessy Tom Harkness Tim Green Ned Walmsley Hugo Perry Max van den Broek Jack Davis Max Davis Will Strange Robbie Ferraro Angus Tummel Chris Watts Mitch Bradley James Long Richard Eva (C) Henry Dick Sam Barnett James Sansom Nick Clay Sean Leith (RC) Andrew Murray Angus Harlock Tom Mckinley Byron Smith Jack Furey Jack Hurley Nich Lawrence Matthew Seed Fraser Macfarlane John Fingleton Alex O’Shannessy John Daggian (3C)

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Coach: Bernie Sheehy Assistants: Mark Segal/Adrian Morrisey Reserves: Darren Seidl Assistant: Gary Blusztein Thirds: Barry Simon

Coach: Michael Pickering Assistants: Mark Murray, Vince Silluzio, Brett Pollard, Steve Hurl Reserves: Paul Diacogiorgis

Nadav Harel Adam Caplan Jason Tendler Sam Bruce Jason Ritterman David Fayman Marcus Jankie Geoff Measey Gary Blieden Warren Steinberg Ezra Poyas Jesse Kochen Jarrod White Rubin Winograd Nick Marks Josh Ludski Richie Simon Sam Chester Josh Kalmus Noah Rischin Luke Peters Ari Lewski Josh Sacks Jake Lew Ben Kalmus Josh Givoni Dean Steinberg Brad Caplan Josh Gottlieb Josh Dorevitch Jesse Osowicki Matt Kaye Jason Samuel Corey Jankie Danny Markov Matt Nissen Luke Jankie Tim Freed Joel Gocs Michael Shafar Ryan White Nick Shulman

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Raph Schlesinger Stuart Fayman Alex Wollan Josh Ivanyi David Burns Yannai Lang Ari Hammerschlag Adam Spencer-Laitt Simon Roth Ash Shenker Ari Wytwornik Alon Abraham Roi Abraham Michael Breckler Ben Michowski Jordan Tonkin Michael Shmerling David Glass Tim Okraglik Sam Friede Eugene Routman Ronen Heine Josh Ivanyi Ben Klein Ashley Moss Ben Rockman Daniel Roth Simon Roth Raph Schlesinger

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Coach: Tim O’Shaughnessy Assistants: Ralph O’Shaughnessy, David Matthews Reserves: Andrew Strain

Coach: Daniel Harford Assistants: Luke Mahoney, Danny Staffieri Reserves: Kornel Dachs Assistant: Jim Jeffers

1 Brett Scott 2 Ben Price 3 Max Slonim 4 Aiden Clarke 5 Jordan Stewart 6 Chris Hammond 7 Tim Nixon 8 Stefan Garrubba 9 Will Edwards 10 Tim Yelland 11 Sean Meredith 11R Nick Edwards 12 Nick Fallu 13 Sam Wood 14 Alex Ford 15 Scott Dickson 16 Gavin Winter 17 Declan Reilly 18 Chris Axais 19 Luke Price 20 Darcy Daly 20R Aaron Gard 21 James Shanahan 22 Zac Parsons 23 Nick Tonkin 23R Chris Fagan 24 Chris Game 25 Jake O’sullivan 26 Matthew Mcternan 27 Louis O’keefe 28 TJ Rothel 29 Dominic O’keefe 30 Josh Rogers 31 Will Osborn 32 Daniel Pelchen 33 Ben Hyland 34 Lachlan Simpson 35 Andrew Spittal 36 Cody Kirby 37 Francis Mcardle 38 Kyle Toohey 38 Luke Spinks


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Steve Howard Will Kingwill Keegan Stewart Mark Liddell Anthony Garrubba Woody Eke Conor MenglerFrancis Tom Allanson Will Peart Nick Karoly Fred Cooper Ryan Lewis Luke Matias Dylan Tobias Jack Mclean Robert Handel Ben Mcloughlin Sam Osullivan Matthew O’connor Matthew Hacket James Cleeve James Gray Ben Schwarer Matthew Wood Jono Taylor Will Conly Peter Mayes Adrian Bednarek Willis Coard William Berry Nathan Guyett Andrew King

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Matthew Murphy Daniel Campbell Ben Dowd (C) Keith Brick Patrick Dowd Steven Salopek Charlie Ring Nick Wood Julian Staffieri Karl Wissell Elliot Waldron Nick McArdle William Coates James Grinter Julian Charles Jason Salopek Patrick Aughton Michael Shanahan Glen Chivers Thomas Steains Josh Taylor Phil Edgar Tom Simpson Zac Ginies Joe Frazer Sam Bishop (VC) Steve Landers Edward Ring Dom Gibbs Tom Cunningham Anthony Lynch (C) Nathan Hobson Jack Weber Anthony White Pat McLennan Matthew Lattanzio Matthew Shannon Jack Mullen Paedar Hanley Matthew Daniel Tom McPherson Peter Murray Ricky Caldow Hamish McPherson Sam Conlan James Mustey John Griffiths James O’Rourke James Betlehem

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Gerrard Holland Phil Longmore Reece Arnott Jack Murphy-Cruise Tom Crooks Pat Murphy Luke McDonnell Pat Keely Brendan Cooke Jason Reynolds Liam Dunne David Wissell Michael Kneebone Connor Fitzgerald Mark Duffy Paul Di Natale Jock Marchesani Tim Fitzgerald Sam Schnider Michael Landers Samuel Carne Nick Marchesani Will Hartley Ben Marchesani Jesse Browne Tim Woolfe Sean Reid Tim Fitzgerald Charles Randles James Syme Sam Browne Daniel Maccarone Mitch Hayward Jarrod Nash Daniel Barrett Jarrod O’Keefe Ray Short Daniel Kerr Tim O’Rourke Tim Sharpe James Leggett Tom Uglow Rory Ellis James Douglas Mitch Austin Tom Johnston Tim Bowden David Geltch



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Coach: Adam Andrews Assistant: Gerard Sholly, Lucien Dean-Johns Reserves: Peter Lawrence

Coach: Nathan Brown Assistants: Daniel Hughes, Peter Nunn Reserves: Chris Jenkins

Dayne CoulsenHoffacker Kristian Butler Harry Tinney Ned Hunt Dan Chamberlain Heath Banfield Brendan Iezzi (C) Ben Howell Andrew Hore-Lacy Jack Osborn Kris Spassopoulos Luke Pacconi Gabe Hamilton Cam McCasker Blake O’Neill Jack Hunt Ed Weatherson Nick Howell (VC) Chris Riggs Tim Howell Brett Barrett Andrew Ramsden Brett Robertson Will Oldfield Andrew Kyriacopoulos Matt Brown David Wildsmith Nick Chamberlain Callum Pohl (VC) Will Bowman Max Lane Jack Gale Tom Fogarty Sean Hanrahan Michael Cooper Jake Steinhart Simon Murphy (RVC) Peter Mescher Fergus Stewart Scott Meighan (RC)

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Tom Healy Tom McQuillen Emerson Satur Ed Bowman Jed Burgess Troy Oakley Riley McDonald Jack Healy Tom Beasley Steve Lawrence Max Burgess Tim Cade Sam Stacker Stuart Cade Andrew Kinross Oscar Fairweather Henry Winter Reg Smith Callum Rae Matt Sutton Nick Meadows Richard Mason Julian Harris Paul Langdon

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Aaron Gregory James Beaumont Tom Paule Tom Healey Cam Beck Chris Righetti Ed Hughes Al Armstrong Pete Kennon Andrew Prowse Tom Bachet Chris Hood John Cooper Harry Jupp Timmy Oman Nick Voyage Tom Seccull Sam Gibbons Cam May Ben McKie Charlie CumbraeStewart Chris Wischer Nick De Steiger Tim McLardy Nick Amato Tom Hywood Harry Macciolli Jeremy Beaumont Lachie Bennett Alex Carter Jack Macciolli Luke Batten Nick Daish Zach O’Neil Paul Kruger Adam Marangon Matt Marangon Nick Madders Lachie Carter Ned Morrison Al Ferguson Alex Crosby Nic Russell

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Charlie Kiel Ted De Fegely Marty McCoy Hugo Dean Ben Smith Lewis Haralambous Adam Armstrong James Bate Nick Molony Eamon O’Leary Guy Brayshaw Matt Demicoli Will Lewis Sammy Peacock Seb Kemmerer Will Fuller James Land Morgan Cottee Cameron Tunbridge Damon Velakoulis Alex Coleridge Tom Brougham Tom De Fegely Sam Quennell Toby Dickson Jay Coverdale Josh Rundell Tom Watson Jim De Fegely Rupert Doyle Ed Fanning Richie Armit Andy Cameron Will Thompson Will Marshall Tom Lackman Nick Yencken Angus Clark Yox Rous Justin De Steiger Nat Nixon Lachie Borthwick Dave Wright Edward Robinson



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Coach: Sam Radford Assistants: Josh Radford, Brett Dunne, Ben Hampton Reserves: Kris Little Assistants: Tony White Thirds: Rhett Adams

Coach: Simon Williams Assistant: Brett Rose Reserves: Ross Stewart Assistant: Daniel Mann

Matthew Boland Mitch Grant Robert Gallagher Liam Platt Anthony Lewis Matthew Hayes Michael Graham Daniel Price Brett Hampton Charlie Dillon Kris Little Michael Meyer Tim Kight Robert Swayn Josh O’Meara Claye Tobin Matthew Ryan Sam L’huillier Shaun Hendricks Paul Sullivan Mark Kidner Stephen Sullivan Dean Miller Shaun Chapman Rick Hayward Lucas Thomas Daniel McCarthy Tim Boland Zeke McCarthy Bryn Richards Darren Rochford Mitch Todd Jesse Balic Guy Crilley Tom Redmond Lachlan Oakley Paul Groves Sam Kelleher Chad Ryan David Robbins Reid Irvine Chris Lacey

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Robert Meade Sam Larkins Ben Hampton Andrew Thompson Mark Ferguson James Lay Dean Kelly Tom McLennan Ben Darcy Stephen Edkins Daniel Graham Rob Heaney Craig Radford Dean Lonsdale Shane Jones Jarrod Pearce

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James North Jack Cannon Tom Jakobi Josh Homann Andrew Edge Jimmy Davis Michael Dewar Jordan Portelli Andrew Dewar Jon Edge Dylan Verney Jarrod Sargent Thomas Clarke Ben Gadsden Kieran Rawlinson Ben Jarick Charlie Kennett Tom Mentiplay Jack Beaton Tim Fogarty Niall Collins Michael Karayannis Jon Perrett Riley Cummin Ben Austen Lachie Nicholls Josh Dickerson Tom Skewes Jack Davis David Jennings Nick Marston Tom Mariani Jordan Pascoe Marshall Pascoe Harry Cannon Callum Nicholls Tom Gunning Zac Alcott Marcel Bruin Leigh Hendra David Fallon Daniel Anthony

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Lachie Anthony Tim Cooney Tom Edwards Will Priestley Andrew Ogilvie Robert Naughton Nick Paterson Chris Hardgrave Oliver Cavallaro Will Bardoel Alex Dick Pat Kelly Brendan Blatt



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Coach: Kirk Norton Assistants: Dan Pelar, Mike Turner, Allan Chadwick Reserves: Stephen Fletcher Assistants: Steve Morrish

Coach: Darren Seccull Assistants: Stewart Loewe, Matt O’Sullivan Reserves: Craig Brockley

Ben Leonard Jameel Sargent Christopher Molivas Ben Morton Aaron Taylor Rhys Stooke Brent Turner Travis Dean Jim Ayling Sam Manita Brett Norton Dan Delaney Timothy Eccles Mark Smith Brett Armstrong Mitchell Chadwick Nick Morrison Matthew Martin Bronson Paech Jesse Taylor Ryan Harrington Bol Kolang Adam Alifraco Conor Purton James Callea Mikael Purton Braddly Apps Wayne Pelar Sean Dean Brett Armstrong Lachlan Patterson Patrick Lake Michael Hill Matthew Dean Dillon Taylor Andrew Taylor Patrick Keogh Lucas Menegazzo Jack Chadwick Andrew Stephenson Rhyse Yassar Robert Tierney

43 William Swaby 44 Hayden Daniels 45 Timmothy Morrish


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Mitch Rafferty Travis Ridgeway (VC) Hamish McLauchlan (C) Sam Langford-Jones Luke Pinot John Nicolopoulos Lachlan Nash Nic Gooda Peter Gleadhill (C) Toby Gill Mark Collins Daniel Newby Tim Lockwood Jarrod Rafferty David Mackenzie Richard Mathers James Paul Rory James Nick Salvatore Michael Meehan Jason Leonidas Adam Schofield Chris Ferguson David McCormack Scott Ellis Brent Rafferty Johnathon Roberts Andrew Mathers Patrick Hutchinson Benjamin White Adam Weekes (VC) Ed Limon Johnathan Spanos Corey Millard Josh Alkemede Chris Smith Adam Floyd Matthew Kelly Tim Hunter Luke Floyd Jason Kurta Travis Wyeth

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Jarrod McLauchlan Lachlan Wyeth James Bell Julian Bayard Michael Stowe Tristan Coles Luke Pitcher Shane Walden Jack Steen Mark Seccull Brent Rafferty Craig Dowling Matthew Mitchell Mad Norde-White Anthony Wright Drew Gilby Luke Skelton Michael Lambert Hamish McWilliam Damian Gauci Brett Carson Adam Vitolin Ben Langford-Jones William McTaggert Mathew Douglas James Chiefado Bryce Kellerman Hamish Melville Michael McKinna Kent Waring Dean Fossey Shane Capron Evan Francis Quentin Boan Jackson Heggarty Rilyn Mosbey



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Coach: Adrian Connolly Assistants: Ryan Power, Ben Phibbs, Kevin Chamberlain, Steve Stanley Reserves: Scott Azzapardi

Coach: Greg Fremantle Assistants: Cameron Crowley, Graham Anderson Reserves: Tim Money Thirds: Tom Money

Nicholas Lewton Mick Chamberlain Dave Hansen Tim Bourbon (C) Dave Chamberlain Rob Mann Francis Reed Ree Thomas Josh Cowan Ben Chamberlain Cameron Smith Paul Iacovangelo Heath Black Ben Phibbs Michael Johnson Nick Thomas Tom Chambers Byron Bonner Sam Jones Nick Gentile Stuart Inglis Gavin Joachim Steve Oldman Ryan Kaye Jace Kelly Gus Patti Louis Grecco Tom Bailey Stephen Welsford Arron Homes John Paul Mailetzis Ben Woods Jamie Cetraro Steve Balloch Dave Regan Dan Mc Lean Nathan Mc Lean Tav Vallance Luke Grecco Dale Grant Michael Adam Luke Hawkins

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Tim Wilson Cameron Raine Shaun Black Daniel Khreish Dale Micallef Adam Bau Lachie Mann Chama Jayaweera Chris Bray Nicholas Jook Patrick Flanagan Patrick Johnson James Matner Matthew Rich Ross Fileccia Steve Mann Damien Mc Cloud Dave Maskill Anthony Bray (RC) Ryan Woolley Anthony Chivarella James Verbyla James Hende James Chater Dale Crotty Luke Terry Jeff Bates James Egan Daniel Ryding Ben Willersdort

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Matthew Bortolotto Jarrod Carlson Liam Mc Cormack Nicholas Birrell Thomas Jones Simon Considine Nicholas Crosbie Matthew Gasparini Peter Augustin Stuart Kemp Patrick Millson Luke Considine Tom Stafford Julian Toohey Jonathan Blanch Matthew Holmes Mathew Bridges Michael Abrahams Jonathan Bortolotto Simon Abrahams Luke Boyd Daniel Jones Derrin Gartner Steven Crapper Mathew Beayni Domenic Bolger Nicholas James Timothy Montagna Daniel Fraser Patrick Chard Trent Carlson Daniel McMahon William Hiser Laine Rice Robert Costanzo Jacob Gasparini Tom Jordan Daniel Redmond Anthony Beaini Anthony McGlin Adrian Coburn Jake Symes Dallas Jarred Liam Brockhus Ashley Viney Timothy Blanch James Coburn Anthony Manakis John Mc Intyre Jordan Bettello Jacob Mahoney Joel Crimmins

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Daniel Isaac Stephan Pesavento Tom Black Adam Lincoln Tim Money Daniel Wallace Ari Loucas Tom Money Thomas Bastiaan Dustin Cracknell Tom Butler Ben Kerton Rhys Bevon Jason Wood David Nicholls Tom Natoli Daniel Bourke Andrew Mc Gree Thomas Crimins Aaron Comerford Mark Grigoruk Daniel Coloe Robert Kemp Michael Ryan Brady Hogan Labinot Aliu Sean Connell William Delahunty Samuel Robson Adrian Bolzonello Matt Mc Cartin Justin Harty Adam Checcomancini Liam Money Paul Symes Sam Ayob Alexander Montalto Dom Carson Samuel Chandler David Montalti Richard Stansbury Ryan Vellios Dylan Potter Dale Juchnevicius Michael Whittle Brett Den Elzen Cameron Maclaren Joel Donnellan Jason Mathews Gerard Mc Mahon Gianluca Romanin Callan Stewart



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Coach: Hayden Stanton Assistants: Shane Paynter Reserves: Shane Chapman, Andrew Costley, Dale Murchie

Coach: Travis Ronaldson Assistants: Daniel Weller Reserves: Darren Toll

Ewan Flanagan Harry Stephenson James Rosengarten Michael Davidson Andrew Young Andrew Hickey Sam Baring Pat Bryce James Taylor George Smyth Tim Powell Joe Cosgriff James McKenzie Zac Ledin Tim McKenzie Gareth Taylor Tom Waters Sam Whatley Ben Amberg Jack Gallagher Andrew Costley Patrick Featonby Callum Dick Rowan Shields Chris Godsil Aaron Williams Nick Petering Matt Hunt Matt McCart Daniel Brogden Adam Jaques James Duffy David Young Luke Leviston Alex Armstrong Matt Mason Darcy Meehan Henry Drysdale Simon Chandler Alex Carr Ben Cailes Jason Henry

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Andrew Beecroft Pat Long Andre Henry Paul Tweedly Scott Wood Ryan McIvor Matt Myers Steve Zarifopolous Scott Robson Jared Samuels Hayden Devanny James Cossins Matthew Stewart Rhys Waller Bill Geary Earl Ree-Goodings

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Rhy Gieschen Luke Lochran Nick Gieschen Sam Geilings Adrian DelMonte Stuart Low Jake McKeon Paul Spurling Chris Sutherland Brett Nagel Nick Butler Alex Vella Ricky Jessop Chris Johnson Kobe Trajanovski Brad Flintoff Zac Keane Michael Mitris Daniel Steele Jake Trajanovski Bernie McDowell James Moio Iza Dawkins Ritchie Butler Evan Byrne Brandt Harrison Haydon Heta (C) Dean Heta Andrew Paine Brandon Lee Christian Gianfagna Aaron Smith Stephen Ward Richard Skok Robert Hondromatidis Sam Wilcox Adam Baldwin Simon Paton Arthur Solomidis Michael Basckos Chanz Crowley Jordan O’Neill

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Robert Glavas Ben Fennel Ben Squires Tyson Hill Craig Nichol Robert DeBrincat Philip Dinakis Mitchell Bodycoat Tim McDowell Ryan Buckley Ryan Coleman Josh Spoor Joel Mathew Jackey Moon Alex Bolzan Luke Bolzan Ash Steer David Madigan Jack Miriklis Michael Golden Sam Pinney David Velli Adam Velli Daniel Mancuso Seton Leggett Mark Moncrieff Chris Basckos Lachlan Phillips Alex Dioretes Ross Stamford James Binney Andrew Sheehan Chris Harder Saul Smith Michael DelMonte Glen Hartrick Adam Karim Evan Spargo

East Ivanhoe




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Coach: Trent Cummings Assistant: Damian Zanic

Coach: Tim Killworth Assistants: Andrew Tsindos / Fraser Cameron / Terry Ymer Reserves: Mick Bennett Assistant: Alex McKenzie

Andrew Frazer Ben Hutchesson David Forrest Daniel Ryan Cal Glassford Chris Goullet Jordan Leask James Lenhart Lain Genovesi Tim Biggs Daniel Roscoe Matthew Ferraro Ryan Jones Ryan Edwards Jarryd Rogers Huw Wilson Sean Towner Daniel Flaherty Jesse Saunders Robert Baddeley Stuart Dale Jake Barrett Trent Skurrie John Hughes Liam Flaherty Bradley Jones Daniel Cantwell Aaron Bell Michael Fahey Liam Fitzgerald David Stewart Mark Wilson Andrew Palmer Cameron Livori Dean Podger Thomas Wilson Chris Tzambazis Stefan Galbo Kain Twentyman Andrew Baddeley Jeremy Watson Nicholas Bartram

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Jordan Williams Blake Anderson Daniel Rowland Jackson Marr John Phillips Lachlan Teal Jack Clarke David Bianchi Mark Mitchell Ben Wilson Matthew Ratcliffe Dane Pound Brent Glassford James Miller Chris Armstead Dean Basar Andrew DeMarco Dohn DeMarte Roscoe DeMarte Daniel Galea George Guicas Andrew Lukat Dane Nankervis Tim Sherlock Jarryd French Ben Briggs James Taylor Dylan Anderson

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Simon Bennett (DVC) Damian McGuigan Steve Romanin Blake Hillier Daniel Desanctis James Kennedy Jordan Eade Josh Kennedy Tristan Beranger (VC) Andrew Rogers Warren Carlyle (C) Jordan Heffernan Rob Deev Nick Latsis Alister Lloyd Nick Tsindos (DVC) Edward Cramer Ken Darby Dominic La Fontaine Greg Tolson Harry Levey Jack Ymer Josh Kennedy Rohan Kapoor James Way Sam Killworth Phil Bennett (DVC) Jackson Eade Jack Le Cerf Tom Byrnes Matt Partington Luke Smith Alex MacKenzie Brett Fields Simon Bonyhady Daniel Toma Andrew Hudson Andrew Clarke Caine Hillier (DVC) Alex Lattuada Chris Bell Jason Hinkley

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Sam Riley Scott Needham Alex Stewart Chris Bell Daniel Schmidt Matt Dyson Steve Derry James Robinson Jason Hinkley James Buckingham Teri Miriklis Matt Berry Jack Duke Stephen Warr Ben Hart (VC) Chris Woodbridge Matt Decarne Andrew Romanin Jason Edwards



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Coach: Brett McIlwraith Assistant Coach: Neil Kent, Stu Nelmes, Steve Parsons, Eiv Bowen

Senior Coach: Richard Peoples Assistants: Peter O’Farrell, Garry Foulds Reserves Coach: Chris Dobson

W Sansom H Whitty S Grigg S Barbour G O’Connor-Price V Clarke S Murray R Stainforth T Coghlan B Southam B Mitchell T Rees S Buchanan W Coghlan A Wood R Bambery J Coghlan T Stainforth T Barbour R Trickey P Coldrey N Fisher R Powney T Grigg Z Kurts H Brodie S Payze L Heron A Creffield A Crean R White B Roberts A Starkins E Coghlan A Granger J Archdeacon D Leversha C Macaulay L Baker T Scarpella M Peirce - retired C Le Clerc M Beggs A Brockley

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D Pinxt J Owens T Shayler L Nickels L Keon S Cain L Vander Sluijs J Rhodes M Sheldon Collins M Stannage M Tuckett J Bland D Huang D Bellsmith Ben Hibell Nick McDonell Todd Reynolds T Cox J O’Connor Price S Nichols A Williams R Laudani

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Josh Cassell Matthew Firman Chris Ford Scott Sleep Brad Holland Todd Patterson Jarryd Browne Matthew Keown Peter Shepherd Chris Le Maitre Alec Fotheringham Jeremy Nettlefold Sam Toose Sam Withers Peter Ryan Tim Brady James Murfett James Lamb Nicholas Thomas Chris Horsley Lachlan Ezard Michael O’Donoghue Ryan Benoit Sam Playfair Dean Beaumont Thomas Gellert James Mirtschin Tom Murfett Chris Hosking Matthew Gillett Chris Dobson Christian Ryan Jack Hume Danny King Hugh Bismire Daniel Tonkin Todd Cleary Jason Sherriff Tim McCullagh Dwayne Delmenico James Hall Mark Dunlop Daniel Vering

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Jye Childs James Hall Johnny Caldow Patrick Kelly James Grinter Edward Grinter Gabriel Williams Alastar Dugdale Daniel O’Donoghue Alex Martin Lachlan McCann Mitch Piazza Luke Dudley Chris Ead Matthew Walkerden Derek MacDonald Alex Dyson Matthew Rawlings Josh Hunter Tim Stevens Jock Laidlaw Sam Caruso Ben Kutcher Adam Oakley Jackson Tennant Tom Saker Michael Rapa David Sagnelli



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Coach: Martin Stillman Assistants: Jon Rutter, Trevor Bromley, Aaron Lord Reserves: Leigh Webster

Coach: Craig Hayes Assistant: Jason Plant Reserve: Craig Thornton-Grimes Assistant: Stephen Quinn

Steve Scott Tim Scott Dermot Cleary (C) Chris Hogan Kieran Hogan Damian Britt Tom Lowden Will Manning Garry Bennett Dave Counihan Austin Deneys Ben Hogan Josh Revere Pat DiSiervi (VC) Pat Ioannidis Steve Buchanan Aisea Valentini James Chapple Jimmy Hunt (DVC) Steve Tolongs Jake Pappon Chris Lavery Jack Hind Tom Golik Aaron Lord Michael Bentham Lee Barrand Baden Wass Rob Holden Peter Holden Trevor Bromley Tom Costigan Peter Jenkin Anthony Ashworth Gerard Roney Nathan Monaghan Andrew Murray Matt Wass Aaron Binns Aaron Shaw Simon Way Simon Edge

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Andrew Mase Luke Daidone Dylan Ruddy Zac Thiessens Matt White Gonzo Valenzuela Nick Seel Dan Mercuri Gareth Dimeck Adam Matthiesson Chris Mercuri Michael Klonaridis Luke Gogis Jake Lever Nathan Miller Jason Olson James Faranda David Morton Andrew Middlemiss Leigh Webster Luke Kioussis Tom Eden Nick Smith

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Hayden Dillon Tim Cusack Zach Cleaver Tom Shepherd Ashley Brown Jeremy Brazzale Matt Eifernann Matthew Holmes Michael Christian Andy Edwards Kyle Shepard-Mueller Sean Driscoll Ryan Hay Jake Truefeldt Chris Taylor Shaun McKenzie Jake Rice Hills Scott Ian Stokes Sebastian Green Angelo Russo Stephen Tindale Jackson Moloney Lewis Melton David Gayfer Ethan Griffiths Zan Wenke Alex Bottomley Shaun O’Callaghan Christian Buckley Nicholas Biscontin Mark Smith Adam Barclay Rhett Masters Bartholomew Walsh Beau Parthenides Jack Langford Brett Cantwell Andrew Hopgood Luke Giles Luke French Michael Sacchetta

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Ethan Griffiths Nick Lynch Dean Nichols Gregory Bell Josh O’Connor Tore Valvo Paul Trovato Jake Hooper Brandon Kelly Dylan Haeusler Matthew Adamczyk Michael Italia Heath McDonald Jarrad Appleby Mark Morgan Darcy Cumberland Simon Tuckman Dean O’Callaghan James Pentland Jonathon Knape Scott Moran Nick Smith Stephen Quinn Ryan Cleaver Luke Delaney Craig Skicko David Stokes Michael Stephenson


CLUB WAREHOUSE RISING STAR 2012 Club Warehouse have been a sponsor of the VAFA’s Rising Star Award for a number of years and in 2013, they have renewed their sponsorship of this prestigious award. Each week a player under the age of 21 is nominated as the week’s Club Warehouse Rising Star. The winner of 2013 Rising Star will then be selected from the weekly winners throughout the season. The award has a great track record in identifying young football talent playing within the VAFA, with many going on to receive higher honours. The 2012 winner of the Club Warehouse Rising Star was Collegians’ midfield/forward Lachlan Ferguson who will play with Collingwood’s VFL side in 2013. Ferguson joins an illustrious list that includes one player (Dan Nicholson) that went on to play

in the AFL, two Woodrow Medallists and many Big V representative players. The winner of the award receives a trophy with the winning club to receive $1000 from Club Warehouse. Good luck to all the young players who are nominated for the Club Warehouse Rising Star award in 2013.




2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Lachlan Ferguson Daniel Garside Dan Nicholson Nick Wynne Trent Lee Brendan Iezzi Damien Rayson Joel Rice James Beaumont

Collegians St Bedes / Mentone Tigers University Blues Old Xaverians Werribee Districts Old Trinity De La Salle Marcellin Old Melburnians

VAFA ELASTOPLAST TRAINER OF THE WEEK The Elastoplast Sport Trainer of the week is proudly supported by Beiersdorf who are the parent company of well known brands Elastoplast and Leuko.

The Elastoplast Trainer of the week acknowledges the work that our club trainers do week in week out throughout the season. Each week VAFA clubs are invited to send through nominations for one of their Trainers to be considered as trainer of the week. Each winning trainer receives a pack of products from Beiersdorf worth $100. The end of season winner receives a prize pack worth $700. Last year’s winner was Jodie Porter from Collegians. THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012

If you would like to nominate one of your club trainers then please send your nomination to brayden@vafa.com.au and include information about you trainer and a photo. 41


Geoff Reilley


5 YEARS AGO – 2008 In A Section, the closest match of the day was at Brighton Beach between Old Brighton and Old Scotch. The lead changed numerous times before the Cardinals prevailed 15.9 to 12.19 and the Tonners’ inaccuracy was certainly costly. Best – Hildebrandt, Houlihan, Thompson, Kennedy, Eva, Aurel-Smith (Scotch) and Perrett, Ainley, M Gadsden, Jakobi, Mentiplay (Brighton). 10 YEARS AGO – 2003 Old Haileybury, with significant additions to their senior list, were far too strong for Old Ivanhoe in the opening A Section round, 19.20 to 13.10. The Bloods led throughout the game and only some inaccuracy in front of goal prevented an even bigger margin. Best – Jenke, Brooks, Barker, O’Farrell (5), Corrigan (3), Bourke (OH) and J Weddle (3), Hope, Young, Spoor, Bereza, Roberts (OI). Senior coaches were Mick Dwyer (OH) and Paul Fahey (OI). Field Umpires were Richard Eastwood and Anthony Damen. 20 YEARS AGO – 1993 Ormond ‘s convincing win over Old Brighton placed them at the top of the A Section ladder. The Tonners started well but faded quickly under typical Ormond pressure and run out of the backline. Best – Jobling, Orr (3), Sebo, Grace, M McDonald (5), B Connell (Ormond) and Hendrie, Mercer, Lennox (3), Brook, Phillips, Anderson (OB). Field umpires were Richard Simon and Wayne Hinton. Respective senior coaches were Mike McArthur-Allen and Mark Parker. 25 YEARS AGO – 1988 It was a thriller in A Section between Collegians and North Old Boys with an outstanding first quarter by Collegians (10 goals straight) to NOBS’ 3.4. NOBS gradually made up ground and had snuck their noses in front by three quarter time 14.8 to 14.3. A great last quarter ensued before Collegians rallied sufficiently to win 17.8 to 16.9, a highly entertaining start to the season. Best players – Williams, K Parsons, Schober, Hibbins, Roberts (6), Conron (Collegians) and Boyd, C Hibbert (3), Alevras, Curulli, Millett, Egan (NOBS). A Section field umpires were – Andrew McCrae, Cameron Swale, Paul Cherry, Kevin Segota, Ken 42

Coughlan, Greg Hardiman, Mark Bushfield, Steve Clinch, Justin Toohey and Steve McCarthy.

35 YEARS AGO – 1978 The start of the season saw two field umpires in A Section for the first time. It was to be a season of trial for the two umpire system. The introduction of the ‘interchange’ system in the previous season had proved so successful, it was decided in this season to add a further refinement; it was no longer necessary for interchanges to be effected during the time on periods or for the umpires to be notified directly. The home club was to provide a suitably attired ‘steward’ to whom the Club runners would pass on detail of any interchange. Reigning premiers in A Section, De La Salle, comfortably won their first encounter against University Blacks 15.10 to 10.15. Best players – Beddoe (4), Groves, Dienne, Connolly, Nugent, Maher (DLS) and Birch, Fisher, Holland, Allanson, Gill, Curtis (Blacks). 45 YEARS AGO – 1968 The season started with the announcement that the VAFA had secured a long-term lease of Elsternwick Park with plans for greatly improved ground facilities and amenities over a period of years. The admission of Old Mentonians to E Section brought the number of competing teams to 123. Reigning premiers in A Section, Uni Blacks, had a good start against Coburg to run out winners 14.6 to 9.13. Best players – Mitchell, Shackleton, Hunt, McGregor, Solly (3), Costello (Uni Blacks) and Galleson, Ebbage, Jebb, Condron, Merrick, Pearson (Coburg). 55 YEARS AGO – 1958 George McTaggart, Editor of The Amateur Footballer, anticipated further success for the VAFA in its second season of a ‘permanent home’ at No 2 Oval, Olympic Park. George also predicted a busy season for football administrators generally with the Australian National Football Council (ANFC) staging a carnival in Melbourne later that year to celebrate the centenary of ‘Australian Football’. In A Section, reigning premiers Collegians, immediately went top of the ladder with a strong win over Uni Blues, 18.14 to 7.4. Best players – Mansfield, Bennett (9), Sunderland, G Daff, McDonald, R Daff (Collegians) and Shaw, Howdern, Langley, Hayden, Woodhouse (5), McMillan (Uni Blues). THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012





U19 Premier with Kristy Slater @KristySlater

U19s is the most difficult level of football to predict. Without detailed analysis of each side and how many of their bottom age players are eligible to go around again it is hard to determine who will be strongest. In Premier U19s eight of last years teams return with the usual suspects likely to feature in finals again. On pure weight of numbers the sides with two U19 teams tend to be more prominent and given their recent histories expect De La Salle

and Old Xaverians to be thereabouts again. The new teams, Old Brighton – premiers in U19 Section 2 and St Kevin’s enter the section and if they have retained their players from last season then will certainly be competitive. For that reason it is safest to go with the home team when making my round 1 selections. We will hopefully determine more by next week. For match reports and information please email kristy_slater@bigpond.com

U19 Section 2 Report @LewisEmmerson

New players and teams, predictions are fraught but I am prepared to have a go. Werribee Predicted: 1st Seeking to avenge loss to Caulfield in the 2012 elimination final & many of last year’s gun U18s should play. Caulfield Grammarians 2nd Runners-up of Sect 2 will be thereabouts again this year. Parkdale Vultures 3rd Won 2012 U19 South and have added several players to their side for 2013. Collegians 4th Premiers in Sect 3 in 2012 will

push for top four. Mazenod 5th Heartbreaking loss to Collegians in the Grand Final will fuel desire in 2013. Fitzroy 6th Down from Premier with only 2 wins, should be more competitive here. University Blacks 7th In the same boat as Fitzroy, should excel at this level. Old Trinity 8th Competitive in Sect 2 last year and will hope to improve. Old Carey 9th Proud club should improve after a disappointing 2012. Marcellin 10th Finished last in Sect 2 with only 2 wins, will be more competitive this year.

U19 Section 3 with Darren Dawson

There appear to be some interesting contests to kick off the Section 3 season, but the highlight looks to be the re-match of last year’s North section grand-finallists Old Geelong and Williamstown. Both teams should be thereabouts this season, but I am tipping Willy to draw first blood at the Fearon. Word has it that Whitefriars have enjoyed good numbers on the track over summer, and they should prove too strong for the visiting Ajax, who are 44


somewhat of an unknown quantity. Haileybury and Xaverians, two ammos powerhouses, face off at Caulfield in what is sure to be a keenly fought contest. I suspect the Bloods may just end up with their noses in front at the end. To continue today’s theme of plumping for the home teams, I reckon Northern Blues will get over the line against La Trobe; and in what should be a cracker of a game, Old Camberwell to prevail over PEGS. Good luck to all for the season ahead. THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012

U19 North with Nick Duxson @nicholasjduxson

Last year’s preliminary finalists Ivanhoe will battle MHSOB at Melbourne High. The home side will be after a big improvement from 2012 after winning just one game. Both teams are unknown quantities heading into Saturday. Old Ivanhoe will host Old Westbourne, with the ‘Hoes looking forward to a big season. Both sides have good numbers, with Sam Wilcox, Nick Kenyon-Smith and Callum Matheson tipped to star for the ‘Hoes, while ruckman Harley

Tunnicliffe vital for the Warriors. Finalists Therry Penola will duel St Mary’s Salesian, who have moved from the U19 South. Ben Andrews will lead St Mary’s on Saturday, while the Lions were competitive in their last praccy match. St Bernard’s were last year’s Sect. 3 wooden spooners, and will hope their Under 18’s talent emerges when they meet Old Paradians at home. North Melbourne premiership player Ian Fairley is a big in as Paradians’ coach.

U19 South with Nick Duxson @nicholasjduxson

Monash Blues have an exciting new crop of Uni students for Saturday’s early morning clash with De La Salle. The Blues had some promising praccy match results, while 2012 runners-up De La had a thumping win last week. Hampton Rovers will trek out to Peninsula on a high with a new coaching panel, and hopefully a full side. The Pirates should continue from a successful 2012, where they narrowly missed a Grand Final berth. Last year’s premiers Parkdale UNDER 19 Premier Beaumaris v St Bedes/Mentone Tigers Old Scotch v Old Brighton Uni Blues v St Kevins Old Xaverians v Old Melburnians De La Salle v St Bernard’s UNDER 19 North MHSOB v Ivanhoe Old Ivanhoe v Old Westbourne Therry Penola v St Mary’s Salesian St Bernard’s v Old Paradians

Vultures have retained coach Luke Borella, and take on St Bedes/Mentone Tigers. The Tigers were also 2012 finalists, but it has been quiet build-ups for both in 2013. Oakleigh will be hoping its victorious U18s side can match it with Ormond at EE Gunn Reserve. The Krushers have been strong in past, while the ‘Monders should improve on their four wins in 2012. Beaumaris and Old Mentonians will battle at Mentone Grammar. The Sharks will be looking to avoid consecutive wooden spoons, with the OM’s another unknown quantity. UNDER 19 Section 2 Caulfield Grammarians v Mazenod Werribee v Parkdale Old Carey v Old Trinity Collegians v Marcellin Fitzroy v University Blacks UNDER 19 Section 3 Northern Bues v La Trobe Uni Old Camberwell v PEGS Old Haileybury v Old Xaverians Whitefriars v AJAX Williamstown CYMS v Old Geelong

UNDER 19 South Monash Blues v De La Salle Peninsula v Hampton Rovers St Bedes/Mentone Tigers v Parkdale Vultures Ormond v Oakleigh Old Mentonians v Beaumaris





5.2 2.2

8.5 3.5

9.6 7.5

15.10 (100) 9.6 (60)

GOALS De La Salle: H. Nicholson 4 C. Haley 4 J. Howard 3 B. Wilson 1 J. Bull 1 J. Fisher 1 S. Gotch 1 Old Xaverians: M. Margin 2 R. Ralph 2 J. Close 1 N. Sharkey 1 T. Williams 1 C. Woodley 1 L. Pirrie 1

BEST De La Salle: H. Nicholson B. Wilson J. Fisher S. Brooks J. Mattiske s. McGraw Old Xaverians: L. Denton S. Franklyn J. Anderson H. Batten J. Skene J. Close

U19 SECTION 2 - GRAND FINAL Old Brighton Caulfield Grammarians

6.1 1.2

14.7 18.12 2.3 3.4

27.16 (178) 6.10 (46)

GOALS Old Brighton: C. King 5 M. Tregear 4 J. Pascoe 3 H. Graham 3 L. Otto 3 M. Pascoe 2. T. JONES 2 N. Hellyer 2 J. Knight 2 H. Johnson 1 Caulfield Grammarians: J. Small 3 N. Tonkin 1 D. Simic 1 S. Hood 1

BEST Old Brighton: R. Naughton C. King J. Pascoe T. Hamilton T. Jones L. Healy Caulfield Grammarians: C. Logan L. Holmes J. Rogers J. Small A. Burtsin D. Dickson

U19 SECTION 3 - GRAND FINAL Collegians Mazenod

2.2 1.5

4.10 4.7

8.13 6.10

13.16 (94) 13.10 (88)

GOALS Collegians :A. Fahie 2 T. Varigos 2 W. Pknee 2 N. Blackney 2 L. Apted 2 S. Madeira 1 H. Pool 1 E. Cattell 1 Mazenod: not provided

BEST Collegians: E. Cattell N. Blackney L. Apted A. Fahie W. Pknee S. Hobbs Mazenod: not provided

U19 NORTH - GRAND FINAL Old Geelong Williamstown CYMS

1.1 5.7

6.2 5.10

9.8 6.12

10.14 (74) 9.12 (66)

GOALS Old Geelong: K. Taylor 6 W. Sloss 1 H. Byrne 1 A. De Fegely 1 S. Hughes 1 Williamstown CYMS: S. Davis 4 M. McLaughlin 2 J. Dawson 1 R. Joy 1 Y. Hemphill 1

BEST Old Geelong: K. Taylor C. Burbury R. Kemp W. Sloss H. Byrne B. Yeo Williamstown CYMS: S. Davis N. Holdsworth C. Matheson S. McVernon R. Ackerly P. Cutajar-Miloser

U19 SOUTH - GRAND FINAL Parkdale Vultures De La Salle

2.2 1.3

6.3 3.6

12.5 4.9

18.6 (114) 10.10 (70)

GOALS Parkdale Vultures: L. Emmerson 7 C. Dillon 2 J. Boland 2 J. Russell 2 M. Dickie 1 D. Glascott 1. C. Welch 1 L. Morgan 1 J. Dunstan 1 De La Salle: J. Hanley 4 M. Hogan 2 J. Tsoutsouras 1 D. Grant 1 P. Hatch 1 K. Wallis 1 BEST Parkdale Vultures :L. Emmerson D. Glascott M. Nixon S. Chitty C. Dillon A. Knight De La Salle : S. Harrington J. Hanley J. Duhau M. Pennachia



U19 – PREMIER De La Salle

Old Xaverians

St Bernard’s

St Bedes/Mentone Tigers

Old Melburnians

Coach: Michael Brown Assistants: Simon Brown, Peter Harte

Coach: Tom Maule Assistants: Hamish Buckley/ Joe Rush

Coach: Rocky Iannello Assistants: Serge Ramano

Coach: Steve D’Andrea Assistants: TBA

Coach: Nathan Brown 2.Chris Jenkins Assistants: Daniel Hughes, Peter Nunn

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4 5 6 9 11 12 14 15 16 17 19 21 23 29 31 35 41 42 44 50 56 60 63 78 81


1 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Steven Berengo Louis Denton Denis Symeopolous Lachie Keith Cauley Beetham Nick Gazdowicz Nathan Drummond Darcy Cotchett Harry Batten Tom Williams Harry Lachal Fraser Lane Johnathon Close Jarryd Skene Terry Reed Luke Pirrie Ben Lyon Ashley Sorrenti Nicholas Sharkey Sam Franklyn Robbie Ralph Charlie Woodley Sam Grigg Marcus Smith Nick Costa Josh Anderson Matthew Margin Jonathan Smarrelli

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37

Nick Bergun Adam Bevanda Taylor Bisognano Alex Boyse Daniel Carey Michael Caven Mitchel Cobby Darren Colaco Marcus DeLeur Matt Dickson Michael Dillon Jack Fenner Jack Fraser Alec Goodson Jack Holland Mitchell Hughes Michael Hughes Lachlan Jowett Thomas Madden Ned McAllister Liam McIntyre Jake Notaro Keiran O’Connor Chris Peart Stefan Piantella Curtis Riley James Riley Patrick Romano Tom Russell Tom Saundry Matt Scarpino Jacob Shine Michael Sulzberger Dayne Tannenberg Liam Whelan Seamus Whelan Jake Wright

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 25 27 28 29 30 31 33 35 37 39 43 45 47 50 52 54 54 57 61 62 63

Cameron Antonuccio Addison Martin Alexander Cross Aaron Hodges Brenton Schubert Alex Whalebone Christopher McCready Jake Townley Benjamin Nicoll Trent Pastura Luke Heywood Steven Lay Ciaran Lawrence Brett Denton Lachlan Dee Jack O’Kearney James Dalzotto Juy Capp Jack Beckwith Benjamin Wighton Mitchell Coen Johnathan Dawes Lawrence Webb Michael O’Connor Jamie Popaz Jack Pollard William Lawrence David Goodchild Taylor Gogerly Jordan Young Dale Tanner Jordan Bichsel Alexander Jackson Charles Kinsey Callum Byrnes Thomas McMahon Declan Hampton Kerwin Cafun Kerwin Cafun Max Worrell Morgan Hampton Joseph Bova Calvin Young

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 38 39 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 52 53 53 54 54 55 56 57

Gregory Aaron Beaumont James Paule Tom Healey Tom Beck Cam Righetti Chris Hughes Ed Armstrong Al Kennon Pete Prowse Andrew Bachet Tom Hood Chris Cooper John Jupp Harry Oman Timmy Voyage Nick Seccull Tom Gibbons Sam May Cam McKie Ben Cumbrae-Stewart Charlie Wischer Chris De Steiger Nick McLardy Tim Amato Nick Hywood Tom Macciolli Harry Beaumont Jeremy Bennett Lachie Carter Alex Macciolli Jack Batten Luke Daish Nick O’Neil Zach Kruger Paul Marangon Adam Marangon Matt Madders Nick Carter Lachie Morrison Ned Ferguson Al Crosby Alex Russell Nic Kiel Charlie De Fegely Ted McCoy Marty Dean Hugo Smith Ben Haralambous Lewis Armstrong Adam Bate James Molony Nick O’Leary Eamon Brayshaw Guy Demicoli Matt Lewis Will Peacock Sammy Kemmerer Seb Fuller Will Land James

Uni Blues

Old Scotch


Old Brighton

St Kevin’s

Coach: Jeff Scotland

Co Coaches: Tristan Foenander &

Coach: TBA Assistants: TBA

Coach: Adam Pirrie Assistants: Ryan Joseph

Coach: Ray Leetham Assistants: Luke Williams Nick Perrett

Timothy Burn-Francis Sean Scotland Matthew Hart Timothy Blakey Sebastian Nixon Alexander Schipp Nathan Green George McFarlane Linford Dean Tom Lanyon Michael Peart Thushira Gammune Jesse Pardo Matthew Welsh James Keough Eddie Sinnott Nick Walsh Jesse Pardo Broden Williamson Ben House Michael Peart Thomas Irwin Charlie Craig Tom Morrison Thomas Welleman

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 51

Jordan Clarke Nick Lindsay Lachlie Smyth Dom Mcdermott Max (Vc) Wills James Parsell Will Carroll Angus Greenaway Nicholas Reddish Lewis Parisi Wilson Li Gus McDonough Jock McKinnon Will (Vc) Michael Kris Paltoglou Charlie (Capt) Long Justin Nikolovski Ed Dalton Harry Philip Ed Spence Ned Walmsley Jono Daggian Seb Armstrong Charlie Fay Daley Mackenzie Daniel Strangward Tom Druitt Phil Allen Aaron Gersch James Voltscos Tom Streat Nicholas Santini Tom Beddison Blood Jumper (S) Jake Clemm William Hewson Blood Jumper (M) Blood Jumper (M) Blood Jumper (L) Sam Neil Jack Carey Jack Mcintosh Lachie O’shannessy Alex Leggo Jack Hurley Lachlan Brown Blood Jumper (L)


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 33 34 35 37 38 39 40 41 43 45 46 53 54 55 58 59 61

Matthew Williams Elliott Harris Sam Burke Matt Zagni Matt Lovejoy Rhys Pierce Alex Smout Todd Douglass Luke Edmondson Lachie Topp Adam Tanzimat Jack Gabron Uhe Daniel Crowe Tom Perkin Taylor Grace Jack Grange Jarryd Pemberton Kyle McDonagh Neil McKenzie David Brearley Joe Considine Harrison Stewart Alex Shulman Chris Baum Richard Ryan Lucas Kelly Jordan Thompson Michael Snowden Matt Banhum Andrew Watson James Colyvan Alex Wearne Doug Ballard Tom Mellick Blake Wadley Greg Pearson Harrison Lynch Lachlan Beatie-Powell Pat Brookes James Carcassi Liam Brennan Cal Griffiths James Murray Matt Bull Paul Tolongs

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 34 35 38 41 56 61

Sebastian Zaia Callum Nicholls Dylan Verney Joe Longbottom Nick Hellyer Jordan Pascoe Marshall Pascoe Dane Robinson Luke Healey Jack Knight Patrick Sands Michael Tragear Sam Baker Hayden Johnson Chris Walker Jackson Moffitt Robert Naughton Nick Paine- Ellis Matt Delaney Chris Hardgrave Kieran Rawlinson Tyler Ellery Ben Jarick Tom Hamilton Marcus Bade Hamish Graham Josh Drummond Will Johnston Kalin Kempster Levi Otto Ryan Kiley Chris Parker Jordan Pascoe Luke Andrew Henry Carlson Thomas Jones Charlie King

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 48 49

Michael Eva Michael Baini Jordan Cellini Tom Soltinakos Joshua Taylor Adam Fricot Pat Der Jeu Nick Bond Julian Gambaro Matthew Lew Tomas Ryan Andrew Hannan Zachary Ginies Sam Kneebone Harry Murphy-Cruise Theo Garrow Joshua Davidson Anthony Giarusso Jim Paull Anthony Barone Ed Chalmers Miles McEldowney Henry Parkes Francis Keely Patrick Moore Oliver Ridge Jackson Ritchie Emmett O’Donnell Lachlan Nankervis Brendan Smart Michael Alexopoulos Ben McIntosh Harry Sargent Anthony Kirwan James Barrie Nicolaas Murphy Tom Lewin Joe Harding Manning Mitchell William Coates Rob McMillan Nicholas Ciurleo Jack Weber Chris Holland



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Caulfield Grammarians

Uni Blacks


Coach: TBA Assistants: TBA

Coach: Bruce Edwards

Coach: Josh McCahon Assistants: Jake McCahon, Alex Sloan

Coach: Steve Cerni

Coach: Rhett Adams

Benjamin Leonard Craig Moloney Adam Imber Matthew Despott Mohamad El Hawli Ethan Turner David Briscoe Brent Turner Jesse Humphreys Matthew Turner Sandrino Di Lallo Matthew Fitzpatrick Dillon Taylor Matthew Brown Ben Stoios Nikko Arias Jesse Taylor Jaxon Cooke Mikhal Secoulidis Joel Patty Jack Chadwick Benjamin McMillan Jackson Brice Daniel Peers

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30

Diarmuid CooneyO’Donoghue Sam Dalton Luke Edwards Mike Matters Calum Ryan Angelo Garcia Luke Baker Oscar Zimmerman Evagora Evan Edward Bryan Sawyer Josh James Steinfort Jordan McDonald Jacob Fraser Joe Hill Orien Pledger Otto Ishak Harrison Simcoe Jules Meltzer Nic Gibbons Nathan Lingris David Herbert Dylan Leech Sam Lynch Fragos Omar Sam Gill Bryce McAdam Aiden Tregillis

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 38 39 40 41 43 44 45

Charlie Logan Sam Flavell Keegan Stewart Tom Stewart Lachlan Kellock George Tselios George Berry Asher Burstin Liam Burke Daniel Meddings Hugh Goodfellow Hamish Scully Lachy Holmes Daniel Goldberg Steve Hood Josh Steiger Drew Dickson Lachlan Gallop Tom Jordan Josh Pavlou Jackson Small Jordan Ceglar James Easton Hayden Cloke Tom Butler Jacob Stone Daniel Gray Damien Simic Jake Griffin Hayden Stewart Travis Mudra Jeremy Anderson Jonathan Mackay Tom Green Tristan Hocking Andrew Clark Jethro Cross Liam Gleeson Lewis Palmer Darby Edgeworth Lewis Bearman Liam Gleeson

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

Alex Mitchell Alex Horton Angus Locke Brad Potts Braden Poole Brent Sheahan Brett Mangan Callum Rose Cameron McNeil Conor Dickson Deniz Kuyucak Grantley Ward Harry Arthur Harry Breidahl Harry Mitchell Harry Ukich Hector Kemp Henry Macgibbon-Parker Hugh Sullivan Jack Anstey Jack Muller Jack Robinson Jake McKenzie Jake Musson James Gunn Jarrod Allen Jeremy Smith Joe Foley Joe Nihill Jonothan Grant Kieran O’Connor Lachlan Wright Lewis Nettlefold Martin Louey Matt Cubis Matthew Hutson Michael Gibney Nick Clarke Oliver Dalton Paddy Kenna Patrick Howe Patrick McDonald Sam Sher Simon Eicher Tom Luff Tyler Walshe Will Brookes Will Davey Will Stewart Xavier Flanagan

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 37 38 39 40 42 44 45 47 49 67

Nick Pearce (VC) Mark Yeoman Tom Bennett Chris Hargreaves (DVC) Sebastian Nicolosi Will Cooper Edward Beasley (C) Darcy White James Taylor Michael Azarnikow (DVC) Bill Syme VC Chris Yapanis Tim Constantinou Eddie Plant Mackenzie Brown Ed Weatherson Alex Syme Ted Mitchell Harry Aikman Duncan Moore Ben Hansen Alex Contos Angus Milham Christos Manoussakis Louis O’Connor Hugh Boyle Taylor Gale James Spassopouols Max Lane Chris Jackson Max Tomkinson Will Salmon Alex Hasiotis (C) Michael France Mitchell Bourke Alex Heuston Sam Horsborough Scott Sarah Nick Brown Zac Aarons

Old Carey



Old Trinity


Coach: Michael Ericson Assistants: Russell Morris

Coach: TBA Assistants: TBA

Coach: Rob Ferguson

Coach: Speros Beasley Assistants: Peter Yeoman

Coach: Gerry Noone Assistants: Peter Riley, John Cincotta, Tony Masters

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Matt Jones Brodie Easton Alex Richardson James Coull Nick Morris Jordan Ceppi Lachlan Addison Henry Pepperwell Harry Maxwell Morgan Evans Charlie Wood Corey Jackson Lachy Mahon Lachlan Macleod Mark Walczak Will Walker Simon Harris Pat Cremean Marcus Cushen Bruno Consalvo Nick Anderson Dave Burgess Jacob Murphy James Shaw Matt Driver Freddie Cator Spencer Cambridge Nick Andrews Christian Virgona Ander Martin Jermaine Wunungmurra

Jeremiah Antypas Adrian Bonato Patrick Chard Andrew D Souza Joshua Edwards Nicholas Giovas Oliver Grant Patrick Hamblin Damian Hannan Andrew Harkin Sean Ioannidis Paul Lacarruba Thomas Manthos Rowan Mc Kenzie Brendan Pearce Jonathon Sammut Nick Watty

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 19 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 31 32 35 37 38

Sam Hynes Tim Phillips Lindsay Apted Ollie Whitehead Wil Hayes Jon Huntsman Drew Mcrae Alister Fahie Tom Cantwell Julian Elmutis Iain Gordon Matthew Yates Harry White Steve Madeira Geoff Farrar Michael Dockery Max Griffin Hunter Poole Callum Reagan Sam King Tim Varigos Will Pocknee Alex Barr Sam Sabbatucci Elliot Cattell Matthew O’Brien Sam Hibbins Toby Goodman Ben McKenzie - Sirrett Nick Blackney

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 37 38 39 40 42 44 45 47 49 67

Nick Pearce (VC) Mark Yeoman Tom Bennett Chris Hargreaves (DVC) Sebastian Nicolosi Will Cooper Edward Beasley (C) Darcy White James Taylor Michael Azarnikow (DVC) Bill Syme VC Chris Yapanis Tim Constantinou Eddie Plant Mackenzie Brown Ed Weatherson Alex Syme Ted Mitchell Harry Aikman Duncan Moore Ben Hansen Alex Contos Angus Milham Christos Manoussakis Louis O’Connor Hugh Boyle Taylor Gale James Spassopouols Max Lane Chris Jackson Max Tomkinson Will Salmon Alex Hasiotis (C) Michael France Mitchell Bourke Alex Heuston Sam Horsborough Scott Sarah Nick Brown Zac Aarons

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35



U19 – SECTION 3 Old Haileybury



Old Xaverians (2)


Coach: Dale Andersen Assistants: Matthew Kelly

Coach: Len Hannah Assistants: TBA

Coach: Jeremy Freeman Assistants: Richard Baker & David Kelsey

Coach: Ben Plant/James Woods Assistants: Pat Kennedy

Coach: Ross Cassidy Assistants: Steve Bratby

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49

Sam Nicholls James Reid Ben Traeger-Haig Michael McKinna Hamish Melville James Young Jarrod Nugara Keelan Hartnett Sudish Perera Nick Jackson Jeremy Faris Steven Kenworthy Harry Shill Brendan Gillen Tim Witherow Alex Woltering Joe Fisscher Zac Connelly Sean Corrigan Tyson George Matisha Vidyaratne Joel DiMartino Daniel Secatore Josh Spazevski Luke Pannunzio Andrew Broadstock Andy Nguyen Dasun Opanayaka Dilshan Mendis Dimitri Siapkas Lachlan Knowles Lachy Grant Nick Brown Pravin Chelvan Lachlan King Matt Hutson Will Russell Nicholas Xanthopolous Jayden Kerr Marcus Duff Michael Knott Joe Cahill Jai Corbett Alex McTaggart Matt Henley Tiv Singland Will Uren Alex Spencer Lachie Howes

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 29 30

Matthew Semini Christian Persano Ken Ng Alexander Persano Travis Livori Lachlan McGuire Brett Hannah Robert Crimmons Stuart Tibbets Matthew Nola Curtis Palamara Lewis Reed Casey Keenan Hugh Braden Russell Navar Sandon McCann Michael McDougall James Federico Luke Shultz Duishan Perera Andrew Petersen Chris Caminiti Josh Ferrie Daniel Rugolina Jack Williams Liam Sudawon Nicholas Karikas


Mitchell MALT

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39

Jack Delmo Darcey Dempsey Matthew Vlahos Darcy Cotchett Harry O’sullivan Max Elliott Patrick Yuen Matt Dvorseck Tim Hannon Anthony Dickinson Tim Fenton Sam Ellis Matt Owen Daniel Hermans Andrew Prowse Harry Healy Pat Monti Richard Thomas Aden Capaul Aden Donohoe Zack Panj Matt Sitch Lachie Dipierdomenico Julian Kaldawi Simon Love Edward Wordsworth Jarrod Dennison Jacob Healy Jonathon Blake Oliver Keogh Paddy Mardling Ben Lyon Ryan Gallagher Hugh Davies Nick Sharkey Jonathon Close Sam Lefebvre Sam Forrest James Wilkinson

1 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42

Mitchell Malt Sean Currie Tom Lewis Luka Di Fabio Ben Di Pietrantonio Ciaran Hickey Michael Ceravolo Tim Nilsson Luke Galtieri Nicholas Adam Nicholas Hee Daniel Nilsson Declan Power Tim Baker Matthew Gasowski Jason Spencer Eamon Gilbert Jack Hardy Bryan Dinh Lachlan Tuke Anthony Giuliano Timothy Petts Daniel De Angelis Matthew Perrin Ben Kelsey Alex Hayes Taylor Battista Tomas Condon Glenn Ibbott Benjamin Tatterson Evan Kalcovski James Allemand Nick Sayers Daniel Jean Matthew Ciardulli Jonathan Deller Matthew Scannell Kane Sardi Nicholas Wright

Northern Blues

La Trobe

Old Camberwell


Old Geelong

Coach: George Wakim Assistants: Neil Langley Zan Useinov

Coach: Zoron Colovic

Coach: Phil Ballis

Coach: TBA Assistants: TBA

Coach: Dan O’Brien & Steve Lansdell

1 2 3 4 9 10 11 13 14 16 17 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 33 35 64

Mark Cigagna Sam Dalton Josh Sims Damon Marcon Mark Langley Josh Rentos Matthew Cottier Liam Carter Mike Matters Jake Powell Mousty Hammoud Paul Dempsey Damian D’amore Leigh Judd Eamonn Maloney Lachlan Holmes Paul Sansonetti Luke Baker Mahmoud Rafhi Oscar Zimmermann Jordan Hull Nicholas Spagnolo Jack Prelorenzo Nick Prelorenzo James King

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Joshua Hickey Thomas Williams Ashley Rae Matthew Stringer Richard Tran Darcy Ingram Iryoung Fan Michael Larcombe Mark O’Brien Dominic Moore Thomas Toohey Dylan Grady Gareth Lingham Braden Brown Edward McKenzie Patrick Hughes Declan Ryan Nicholas Stephens Luke Fraser Tom Quirk


1 2 3 4 5 8 10 11 13 14 14 16 19 20 22 24 26 27 29 31 33 37 38 46 49 53 58 59

Samuel Freeman Victor Murphy Thomas Kanz Francisco Fernandes Matthew Peddlesden Corey McLaughlin Damian Proksa Charlie Urwin Jay Himat Xavier Troy Luke Wang James Howells Michael Young Minh Le Nicholas Russell Thomas Schipper Thomas Stayner Duran Bradley Nicholas Adamson Bryce Frattin Julian Giovannucci JJ Yang Jackson Hrbek Christopher Webster Harry Crothers Matthew De Petro Oliver Lloyd Henry Tun

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 27 28 29 30


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Charles Burbury James Habla Harry Bales George Macdonald Will Evans David Coward Josh Sumura Rory Vocale Will Holmes Henry Byrne Edward Manton Charles Youngman Josh McLennan Tom Wigan Blair Keys Ben Thomson Charlie Coburn Sam Youngman Harry Graham Zac Carroll Alex Carroll Hamish MacMillan Will Lugg Richard Baylis Matthew Allen Oscar Robinson Jock Grimshaw Luke Clancy Hugh McKay Harry Baylis





Therry / Penola

Coach: Mark Elder

Coach: L.Hollow Assistants: Rod Egglestone

Alex Purtell Justin Harty Andrew Dimopoulos James Lagreca William Emerson Charlie Robinson Jack Hogan Jack Delbridge Sam Nix Zac Mowat James Moxon Stefan Zervides Lewis Minney Sam Mowat Dan Plowman Lachlan Roberts Stefan Bettiol James Jones Daniel Jones Benjamin Grigg Jack Normand Dylan Craig-Darroch Michael George Patrick Benson Leigh Read Keke Blackmore-Moore David Ioannou William Cuthbert Mitchell Lovell Joshua Harbottle Joel Langford Jai Swainger Simon Gleeson Mitchell Rees Michael Baxter Joshua Nott Alex Jelic Alex Griffith Jake Brown Nicholas Ring

1 4 5 6 7 8 15 21 22 26 28 29 32 33 36 38 39 40 45 54

Alex Purtell Stefan Zervides James Lagreca William Emerson Andrew Dimopoulos Zac Mowat Sam Nix Charlie Robinson Lewis Minney Stefan Bettiol Daniel Jones Benjamin Grigg Jack Normand Dylan Craig-Darroch Patrick Benson Keke Blackmore-Moore David Ioannou William Cuthbert Joshua Harbottle Mitchell Rees Ed Robinson Max Post Nathan Zervides Alex Gibson Ben McGregor

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

Jerome Ah-Kan Adam Ashton (C) Nigel Ashton Riley Batchelor Stuart Boggett Lawrence Bradford Daniel Bye Tom Connor Brendan Cook Louis Cuthbert Aaron Dimitropoulos Marco Dogliotti Jake Duell Mason Fennessy-Kent Liam Ferris (C) Sam Hayes Michael Hughes Albert Kuang Declan Lee James Mcdonagh Peter Melilli Paul Niklas Sam Shearer Zac Smooker Beau Van Agtmaal Andrew Wheelahan Jackson Wood

1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 20 21 22 24 25 27 31 35 51 55

Keelan Biddlestone Hamish Donohue Anthony Tana Aiden McIntyre Sean Rees Sean O’Sullivan Nathan Clark Joel Costello Ethan Daley Jackson Brown Mitchell Keogh Shae Tatlock Jonathon Tonna Will McIntosh Louis Taylor Gavin Mott Brock Egglestone Darcy Ryan Phouc Nguyen Sam Califore James Burt Connor Kilbane Jacob Gough Chris Skapetis Jackson Mansbridge Michael Jacobson

St Mary’s /Salesian

Old Paradians

St Bernard’s (2)

Coach: Trevor Davies

Coach: Damian Sutherland

Coach: TBA Assistants: TBA

Coach: Trevor Doody Assistants: Rohan Vahland

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Brendan Cain Tom Whittle Sam Murphy Kyle Buchannan Matt Curtain James Gallus Francis Ravida Jacob Kenyon Fergus Tremaine Billy Anderson Alex Bussell Mitch Opt Hoog Sam Shaw Andrew Morris Adrian Saflekos Cam Butler Michael Flora Chris Hill Dylan Cropley Andrew Roll Max Kitchen James Cooney Calvin Tan Daniel Cohen Michael Docker Dylan Gook Adam Ong Kirin Raska Jack Sutherland Fraser Coloe Kyle Durden Jack Brennan Ben Andrews Nicholas Ludwig Jeremy Devlin Patrick Pham Jamie Carolan Nathan Phillips


1 2 3 5 6 9 10 11 12 13 16 18 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 38 40 41 44 46 49 50 51 52 53 56 59


Tate Stiles Richard Draghiciu Scott Ryan Adam Scarpino Jaiden Dineen Hayden Innacone Nathan Borg Cody Harkin Josh Stephens Jared Salloum Abdullah Mohamed Daniel Bean Blake Germon Justin Damons Harley Tunnicliffe Alex Di Gregorio Matthew Duong Michael Bresnan Ashley Collins Ashley Gallina Jake Millsom Mattew Accetta Paul Smith Nathan DiBlasi


Old Westbourne

ls Un

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Old Ivanhoe Coach: Adam Wright Assistants: Bill Emerson


1 2 4 5 6 7 12 14 15 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 32 33 35 36 37 38 39 40 44 45 48 49 50 54

Ivanhoe Coach: Adam Wright Assistants: Bill Emerson

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Matt Bergen Jake Bromley Mitchel Cobby Patrick Comerford Taylor Devers Michael Dillon Tristan Doody Michael Farrant Harrison Firth Ben Hedley Joshua Hedley Chris Hughes Mitchell Hughes Michael Hughes Claude Issa Patrick Maloney Liam McIntyre Daniel Moloney Aidan O’Connor Sean O’Keeffe Callum O’Sullivan Patrick O’Sullivan Timothy O’Sullivan Will Paszynk Stefan Piantella Thomas Riley Sami Sir Jeremy Sullivan Shaun Tamraz Josh Turville Seamus Webb


U19 – SOUTH 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Monash Blues

Hampton Rovers


De La Salle (2)

Coach: Michael Pettingill

Coach: John Cesario Assistants: Peter Rogerson

Coach: Theo Messinis

Coach: Michael Hogan Assistants: Peter Harrington

Ben AMBERG, Tim BERENYI, Jesse BOUMA, Arran BRADY, Jesse BUNCLE, Josh BYRNE, Christopher CAMERON, James CHIEFALO, Cameron DAVEY, Hayden DAVIES, Tom DUFFY, Lance HAMMOND, Andrew HAWES, Peter HOSRI, Jonathan LIBERIS, Angus McCASHNEY, Martin NEWMAN, Calvin OPPY, Sudish PERERA, Nick PETERING, Chris PRENDERGAST, Justin REIMERS-SMITH, Nicholas SCHADE, Drew SILK, Ryan SMITH, Nasser SULTANI, Massaud WAHAB, Jacke WILSON, Hirush YAPA,

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 42

Beaumaris (2) Coach: Luke Buller Rob Wilson Chris Cockburn 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 32 33 34 36 36 38 40 41 43 44 45 46 47 48 51 53 54 55 58 59 61 64 66

James Hooper Tom Perkins Tom McManamy Jackson Miller Anthony Goss Alex Smout Alex Shulman Sam Bennett Josh Ward Chris Smout Luke Edmondson Scott Braithwaite Kurt Mocika Nathan Heaton Jak Jowett Drew Kelly Matthew Zagni Harrison Bennett Douglas Ballard Jackson Leigh Lachlan Boyd Byron Hughes Lucas Bourne Tom Gandy Kyle McDonagh Ben McLean Adam Tanzimat Jordan Thompson Callum Griffiths Sam Holland-Burch Joel DiNatale Liam Brennan Jarryd Pemberton Chris Tilbey Mark Ramanathan Cal Gillespie Nick Vorich Matt Hopkins James Morley Jake Bloomer Scott Sheldrick Jack Graham Lachlan McKenzie Greg Pearson Gus Finney Ben Gray Andrew Dickinson Cleary Matt Hardeman Stuart Montfort Ben Spencer Filip Zalega Jayden Rayner Evan Georgopoulos

1 2 2 3 4 5 6 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 26 28 29 30 31 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 42 43 44 44 47 48 49 50 52 54 56 57 59

Sam Care Jack Campion Lachlan Edgar Joel Emmins Tim Hickox James Massey Luke Morcom Nathan Mullenger Mario Papotto Henry Pryde Christopher Rees-Jones Alex Roney Jackson Sainty Matthew Taylor Gregory Thompson Jay Dillon Jack Zaina Nick Schouten James Short Karl Amon Luke Verma Tim Jones Campbell Jones Bryce Pewtress

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 35 55

Sam Glenn (VC) Nathan Cassano Aaron Brockley Harry Featherby Braden Churcher Scott Cain Jordan Owens Cameron Macauley (C) Nick Messinis Tom Malan Matt Beggs Luke Keon Michael Wilson Andrew Coghlan Seb Barbour Pat Healy Tom Humphris Tom Hussey Jesse Ramirez Laurens Van der Sluijs Hayden Brodie Jeremy Gleeson Andrew Hockenhegger Tom Feldgen Tom LaBrooy Jordan Pomeroy (DVC) Jack Rothery Nick Coy Nick Baron

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St Bedes / Mentone Tigers (2) Coach: Justin Eke 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 25 27 28 29 30 31 33 35 37 39 43 45 47 50 52 54 54 57 61 62 63

Cameron Antonuccio Addison Martin Alexander Cross Aaron Hodges Brenton Schubert Alex Whalebone Christopher McCready Jake Townley Benjamin Nicoll Trent Pastura Luke Heywood Steven Lay Ciaran Lawrence Brett Denton Lachlan Dee Jack O’Kearney James Dalzotto Juy Capp Jack Beckwith Benjamin Wighton Mitchell Coen Johnathan Dawes Lawrence Webb Michael O’Connor Jamie Popaz Jack Pollard William Lawrence David Goodchild Taylor Gogerly Jordan Young Dale Tanner Jordan Bichsel Alexander Jackson Charles Kinsey Callum Byrnes Thomas McMahon Declan Hampton Kerwin Cafun Kerwin Cafun Max Worrell Morgan Hampton Joseph Bova Calvin Young

Parkdale (2)



Old Mentonians

Coach: Rhett Adams

Coach: Dave Matthews

Coach: Ash Lever

Coach: Cameron Jones Assistants: Sven Samild

Josh O’Meara Carl Dicker Nick Zumudio Yannis Zumudio Aaron Matthews Johnny Halton Nick Kane Marc Chitty Kieran Benton Chris Giosis Steve Edkins Brad Fogden Jarod Hunter Brett Cox Chris Wright Nick Fletcher Warwick Kurth Evan Bitner Steve Postle Steve Richards Kris Little Andrew Wingrave Anthony De Zwart Matt Corderoy Tim Matthews Vishnu Rishie Ged Turnbull Matt O’Meara Chris Sullivan Robert Gallagher Tony White Paul White Greg Meier Matthew Hayse Ash Hunter Janitha Katagampola David Perrin Matt Sullivan Robbie Layton Jordan Flack Guy Crilley Pat Kelleher Mitch Wood Justin Smith Brendan Harrison Tom Bishop Brendan Allen Ben Crockford Karl Gurtler Pete Lukas Craig Bowes Paul Krings Phil Emmet


1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 22 24 25 26 27

Stewart McCooke Daniel Rizati Jake Pedersen Chris Olson Michael Tucker Keith Allen Chris Hecker James Raymond Matthew Saunders Andrew Olson Edward Scanlan Michael Bannan James Young Chris Bannan Tom McCrabb Ryan McDonald Nick Topakas Blair Atkins Mark Pappas Tom Hungerford Will Sayce

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Ben Still Luke Daidone Luke Gogis Mick Tate Blake Grizzell Aaron Cloke (VC) Austin Deneys (VC) Alex Seremalis Andrew Mase (C) Timothy Michael Jake Lever Jack Davidson Tex Minchin (VC) Nick Guerin Zach Pearce-Thomas Liam Gillard Andy Weymouth Alex Mezenstaff Jake Benoiton Scott Murray Liam Signoretti Asseeb Osmani Liam Lloyd Matt Jackson Matt Pardy Joed Cook Kaelem Bradley Matthew Aranha Jason Dal Santo Chris Grant


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I’M BACK! Leah: Macca, I’m back! Couldn’t take it that you were with another man and I’m sure neither could AD. However my presence will only be only kept to this page and from outside of the boundary line, so clubs and players can breathe a sigh relief that for the second year in a row I will not be blowing the whistle. So I thank the peacock, Cam Davidson for holding down the fort. Macca: Great to have you back with the poison pen Leah, but sad to see that your foot injury is keeping you away from the action on the field this year. We look forward to your input to this column and of course your ongoing support to the up and coming umpires in your coaching role.

WHAT’S NEW? Well there are a couple of new interpretations this year. 1. The separation of ruckmen at stoppages, ruckmen must be 1 metre apart prior to the ball leaving the umpires hand. Umpires will constantly be reminding the ruckman of this. Seems to have been going well during the practice matches. 2. Forceful contact below the knees, a player who makes forceful contact below the knees of his opponent (this does not apply to smothers with the hands or arms). 3. Dragging or pushing the ball back under an opponent; any player who drags or pushes the ball back under their opponent will be penalised. Also the umpires at some stage will be decked out in new uniforms and a new colour! However that will be happening during the season.

INJURY NEWS Sad to hear of the serious knee injury to our president Dan Silfo who went down after a collision with a player a few weeks ago. Dan is still hobbling around but hopes to re-join us 52

on the field late in the year.Also, after a bit of a health scare, our Fitness Coach, the evergreen Wayne (Chuck) Hinton was laid up for a while with a kidney problem. He’s on the mend now and we’ll see him back out on the park very soon. He’s still managing to flog us on the training track though.

SPORTS SHORTS We welcome back Dave Anselmi after a stint with the VFL but he obviously couldn’t remember what he’d done with his old VAFA uniform last weekend. He arrived at the ground only to realise he had no shorts in the bag. Luckily his running partner Jayde Daly was able to lend Dave her spare pair. Yes, we know, so many lines we can’t use there. But thanks to Jayde for saving the day. SEASON STARTS Last week was the last of the practice matches and now the real stuff happens, during the practice matches some umpires were given the opportunity to impress selectors by running in sections they hope to aspire to. Let’s hope that they took on board the hard work required to umpire these games, set goals to achieve higher sections or better still showed selectors that they can handle the challenge given to them. Unless you’re Simon Stokes in which case your challenge is to keep up! SPONSORS A couple of new sponsors have jumped on board with the VAFAUA this year. More details will follow in the next few weeks, including details about our longstanding and remaining sponsors. Joining us this year is Bendigo Bank East Malvern Branch for all your banking and loan needs. Also with us is LEDified Lighting Corporation who can assist you with all LED lighting products. Thanks to Christian Schaefer for this one. THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012




Olivia Crowe


WELCOME BACK This season sees a variety of clubs joining the Under 18 competition in 2013 for the first time. Collegians enter a side into the U18 competition and will be out to prove a point in 2013. Kew are also new to the competition. With talented juniors will they be the surprise packet for 2013? Oakleigh were last year’s premiers will no doubt be looking to go back to back in 2013. Point Cook’s young Bulldogs are another new team to join the competition for 2013. Glenn McAlpine is coach and they are built for success. Richmond Central are the final new side to join the U18s. Many players on the track should translate to a stellar debut at this level. St Bernards are back following on from their competitive 2012 season, finishing top four, they have a strong chance to contend for higher honours this year. St Mary’s Salesian proved to be a competitive side in 2012 winning 10 of 16 games. Expect improvement on this record. UHS – VU: A season to forget in 2012 winning no games. On field success could be aided by

the approved rule of allowing four overage players? Werribee were last year’s runners-up will be pushing hard for that premiership cup in 2013. The Tigers fell short on the last day but will be a force in 2013. Williamstown CYMS struggled to find the winning formula in 2012, will aim to turn it around in 2013. I wish all the clubs the very best for the season ahead. U18 — SELECTIONS IN BOLD (SEASON TOTAL ???) Kew v Mary’s Salesian Point Cook v St Bernards UHS-VU v Werribee Williamstown CYMS v Richmond Central Collegians v bye





6.6 14.10

Werribee Districts



19.12 (126)


8.8 (56)

GOALS Oakleigh: A. Cloke 6 Z. Pearce-Thomas 3 A. Deneys 3 B. Still 2 R. Khan 1 J. Lever 1 M. Aranha 1 L. Gogis 1 M. Tate 1 Werribee Districts: not provided

BEST Oakleigh: A. Deneys A. Cloke M. Aranha L. Gogis J. Lever M. Tate Werribee Districts: not provided








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St Mary’s Salesian Coach: Chris Docker

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Richmond Central

Coach: David Speedie Assistants: Tim Habel

Coach: Chris Burton

Coach: Bredan Cocks Assistants: Gregor Burgess

Coach: Louie Binios Assistants: Reg Hickey


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Norm Nugent

3 SECTIONS, 22 CLUBS, IT’S GAME ON Another season begins today with the Club XVIII divided into three sections comprised of eight, eight and six teams. We welcome the new clubs to the competition in Masala and Dragons and hope that their tuck shops will put on some of the food from the cultures that these clubs were founded from. We also welcome the new teams to the competition in 2013 with Fitzroy, Hampton Rovers, Whitefriars, Emmaus St Leo’s, Oakleigh and Ormond. We have lost some teams too from the competition and we say thank you. To select winners today is an almost impossible task for many as it will be their first real hitout since last season. With fixtures only relased in the last week teams have had little time to scout their opposition in prcatice matches so as we commence the season I wish a general good luck to all sides.

SECTION 1 University based teams have the reputation of starting slowly as they introduce new players. The home ground advantage prompts me to select Prahran Assumption to defeat Monash Blues. Two of the promoted sides clash at Como Park when Fitzroy travel to take on Old Geelong who will unfurl their 2012 flag and will be victorious on the day. Perennial finalists De La Salle and Old Xaverians at Darling Park. In most of their clashes over many seasons, Old Xaverians have been superior and today I forcast another crocodile victory. St Bernards travel to meet Oakleigh and I believe the home side will take the points. 56

SECTION 2 Hawthorn who have set the minor round pace for some seasons and they travel to take on Emmaus St Leo’s. The Hawks will be strong enough and victorious. Bulleen Templestowe host Therry Penola, who are always competitive, but the Ants will take the points at home. Ormond take the long journey out west to Williamstown where the prevailing winds can prove a nuisance to visiting teams and therefore I see the CY’s to start their season off with a win. Hampton Rovers travel to meet Whitefrairs. Both these sides return to the section after a season break and at home Whitefriars will be to strong. SECTION 3 Richmond Central will host new side competition Masala. It seems the snakes have gained some extra experience and as a result should field a competitive side. With Masala’s President (my namesake) I await their performance with interest, however, I favour Richmond Centrals to win. Eley Park should defeat UHS/VU whose two season involvement with the Club XVIII competition has not brought them much success on the field. The final game between the other new side the Dragons and Kew whose numbers were not great in 2012, I select the Dragons given their enthusiam and home ground advantage.


SECTION 1 Prahran Assumption v Monash Blues Old Geelong v Fitzroy De La Salle v Old Xaverians Oakleigh v St Bernard’s

SECTION 2 Emmaus St Leo’s v Hawthorn Bulleen Templestowe v Therry Penola Williamstown CYMS v Ormond Whitefriars v Hampton Rovers

SECTION 3 Richmond Central v Masala Eley Park Sharks v UHS-VU Dragons v Kew




Grand Final - 26/08/2012

Grand Final - 26/08/2012 Old Xaverians


Old Melburnians


6.10, 8.14, 2.3,


14.16 (100) 5.6 (36)

Old Geelong


4.7, 8.12,





13.17 (95) 6.6 (42)

GOALS, Old Xaverians :

GOALS, Old Geelong :

M. Green 3, S. Chester 3, S. O’Brien 2, J. McDonnell 2, N. Sil;k 1, B. Perry 1, A. Barrett 1, C. McIntyre 1. Old Melburnians : E. Cooper 2, T. Code 2, A. Clark 1.

J. Lewis 2, T. Claeys 2, T. Bayles 2, D. Kimpton 2, D. Creak 1, J. Graham 1,

BEST, Old Xaverians : D. Higgins, C. McIntyre, W. Martin, A. Barrett, D. Quinn, J. Moylan, J. McDonnell. Old Melburnians : M. Conomy, A. Tandy, J. Miller, H. Tomlinson, E. Cooper, S. Buultjens.


A. Carah 1, M. Costin 1. Hawthorn : G. Dellaportas 1, M. Wawrzynczak 1, A. Demetriou 1, C. Armatas 1, T. Demetriou 1, J. Bartzis 1. BEST, Old Geelong : T. Waters, C. Gibbs, C. Waters, E. Harrison, M. Walkom, Z. Taylor. Hawthorn : M. Murray, N. Criticos, A. Hachem, A. Stavridis, W. Ioannidis, J. Farah







2012 Premier Damien Yze Andrew Ramsden Sam Pickett Shaun Glennen Matthew Handley

Old Carey Old Trinity De La Salle Old Xaverians

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Old Xaverians Collegians De La Salle Collegians Old Xaverians

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34 34 33 28 25

De La Salle Caulfield Gramm Old Scotch Collegians Old Xaverians

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AJAX St Kevins AJAX Old Melburnians Old Melburnians

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Old Brighton Beaumaris Old Melburnians St Kevins University Blacks Old Melburnians

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St Bedes/Mentone Tigers

2012 Premier Reserve Christopher Larkins Julian Hampton Nicolas Fyfield Sam Cutts Michael Hannan

2012 Premier Thirds Sam Morwood Brett Scott Charlie Houghton Patrick Timms Michael Hennessy

2012 Premier B David Fayman Henry Parkes Jake Lew Cameron Beck Lachlan Bennett

2012 Premier B Reserve Brendan Blatt Timothy Pritchard Sebastian Kemmerer Matthew Shannon James Bismire Edward Hughes

2012 Premier B Thirds Lachlan McRedmond Cameron Tunbridge Thomas Crookes Nicholas Marchesani Daniel Anthony

Northern Blues Old Melburnians St Kevins St Kevins Old Brighton

2 1 0 1 0

33 30 29 23 22

2012 Premier C Adam Barclay Leigh Brennan Darren Rochford Chamath Jayaweera Jack Duke 58

Banyule Rupertswood Parkdale Vultures Mazenod Old Camberwell

3 6 3 5 1

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Old Camberwell Marcellin Mazenod PEGS Fitzroy

5 1 2 3 1

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2012 Premier C Thirds Shelley Fulton Sam Ayoub Daniel Kerr Brett Cottrell

Fitzroy Marcellin St Kevins Old Camberwell

11 1 6 2

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2012 Division 1 Shaun Payze



2012 Division 1 Reserve Jake Archdeacon



2012 Division 2 Sabastian Ciavola

Old Eltham Collegians


2012 Division 2 Reserve Rick Ellis

Prahran Assump


2012 Division 3 Ashleigh Close



2012 Division 3 Reserve Benjamin Seeger

Yarra Valley


2012 Division 4 Jesse Albrecht

South Mornington


2012 Division 4 Reserve Thomas Kennedy

Swinburne Uni


2012 Under 19 Premier Charlie Haley

De La Salle


2012 U19 Section 2 Matthew Mitchell

Old Haileybury


2012 U19 Section 3 Sam Hibbins



2012 U19 North Jai Swainger



2012 U19 South Jordan Young

St Bedes/Mentone Tigers


2012 - Under 18 Dane Thomas

Werribee Districts


2012 Club XVIII (1) James McDonnell

Old Xaverians


2012 Club XVIII (2) Raymond Steer

Therry Penola


2012 Premier C Reserve Caine Hillier Daniel Fraser Jacob Beard Dean Podger Dimitrios Kynigopoulos



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PREMIERSHIP TABLE OFFERS SOME SURPRISES In the Premier Grand Final Record last September the words “This is what we play for” were emblazoned across the front cover. The words were sitting underneath an image of the LA Adamson Cup, presented to the winner of the Premier Grand Final. However the VAFA is more than a football competition. Whilst the players may not recognise it whilst playing, the relationships they form and networking they are doing by playing in this magnificent competition, will form the basis of friends, business opportunities and general enjoyment for the rest of their lives. Ignoring all the fluffy stuff, the ultimate goal when it comes to football is to play in a premiership. They are notoriously hard to win, and all clubs if they don’t already, should cherish every single one of them. This year 74 clubs will field 251 teams across 26 football competitions of the VAFA. That means another 26 teams will finish the year as Premiers. A senior premiership holds a special place at a club and rightly so, but the VAFA rewards and celebrates the premiership players of Thirds, Reserves, Club XVIII and under age premierships (mind you so too do the players and people involved in that team). Some clubs will win multiple premierships in a season as Old Geelong did last year when they collected three flags from their four teams. Three quarters of the club celebrated, however they missed out on the senior flag and that should drive Frank Dunell and his team in 2013. On the opposite page are two tables showing the total number of Premierships won by current VAFA clubs. The table on the left shows senior premiership wins and the table on the right shows total premiership wins. It’s no surprise that the oldest clubs have won more premierships. Of the top 10 for senior premierships only De La Salle have played in the VAFA less than 60 years. Which means their third place on the total club premierships table even more impressive. St Bernard’s celebrate their 50th year this season and 60

are the youngest club inside the top 10 of total club premierships. ‘You have got to be in it to win it’ is a well known saying and when it comes to chasing premiership glory the clubs with the most teams tend to be near the top of the total Premierships table. De La Salle regularly field two U19 teams and have great depth at that level. Their recent record in U19s has been excellent with them claiming six of the last nine premierships in U19 Premier. Their U19 Premier 2012 premiership takes their U19 premiership wins tally to 10. However, De La Salle sit one behind Ormond for junior flags. The ‘Monders claimed 10 U19 premierships prior to 1986 before claiming an 11th in 2005. Ormond have also saluted on the last day the most times in reserve level competition and comfortably lead all-comers with 19 reserve grade premierships. Interestingly De La Salle sit second in this category too. De La jumped to 12 reserve flags when they won the Premier Reserve Section premiership last year, leaving the runner-up on the day Old Xaverians to share third place with Uni Blacks on 11. Old Xaverians have an unbelievable record when it comes to Club XVIII football. They have dominated the competition since it’s inception and sit comfortably out in front with 18 Clubies flags. The next closest are Old Brighton, St Bernard’s and PEGS all sitting on four. Longevity on the competition doesn’t always bring success. Albert Park (out of ANZ Bank) are still chasing their first senior premiership although they do have three reserve flags in their rooms. Peninsula Old Boys are also missing a senior pennant and added a seventh senior runners up finish to their resume last year, however they too have had some reserve grade success. The other clubs still waiting for a premiership have all been in the VAFA for less than 15 years. Good luck to all 74 clubs chasing the ultimate in football this year because after all, this is what we play for. THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012

TOTAL SENIOR VAFA PREMIERSHIPS 20 19 18 14 13 12 11 10 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4

Collegians University Blacks Old Xaverians Old Melburnians Ormond Old Scotch De La Salle OC Old Paradians Caulfield Grammarians Melbourne High School Old Boys Glen Eira Hampton Rovers Marcellin OC Old Trinity Grammarians St Bernard’s OC Bulleen Templestowe Elsternwick Ivanhoe Kew Old Camberwell Grammarians Old Haileybury Prahran Assumpion West Brunswick Ajax Fitzroy Football Club (Incorp Fitzroy Reds) La Trobe University Mazenod OC North Old Boys/St Patricks College Oakleigh Old Geelong Old Ivanhoe Grammarians University Blues Banyule Beaumaris Old Carey Grammarians Power House

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St Bedes/Mentone Tigers UHS-VU Whitefriars OC Monash Blues Old Brighton Grammarians South Melbourne Districts St Kevin’s OB St Mary’s Salesian Therry Penola OB Williamstown CYMS Yarra Valley OB Aquinas OC Emmaus St Leos OC North Brunswick Old Westbourne Parkdale Vultures Werribee Chadstone Monash Gryphons Old Mentonians PEGS Richmond Central South Mornington St Francis Xavier OC St Johns OC Swinburne University Eley Park Sharks Hawthorn Albert Park Box Hill North Manningham Cobras Mt Lilydale OC Old Eltham Collegians Peninsula OB Point Cook Northern Blues Dragons Masala

TOTAL VAFA PREMIERSHIPS 59 43 35 30 30 26 24 24 21 21 20 19 19 19 18 18 16 16 15 15 15 14 14 14 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 9


Old Xaverians Ormond AFC De La Salle OC Collegians University Blacks Old Scotch Hampton Rovers AFC Old Paradians Old Brighton Grammarians St Bernard’s OC Old Melburnians Bulleen Templestowe AFC Melbourne High School Old Boys North Old Boys/St Patricks College Old Camberwell Grammarians University Blues Ivanhoe AFC Old Geelong Caulfield Grammarians Kew AFC St Bedes/Mentone Tigers Marcellin OC Mazenod OC Glen Eira AFC Monash Blues Old Trinity Grammarians Banyule AFC Old Haileybury St Kevin’s OB Therry Penola OB Uhs-Vu AFC Ajax AFC Prahran Assumpion AFC Fitzroy Football Club (Incorp Fitzroy Reds) La Trobe University AFC Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Whitefriars OC Elsternwick AFC

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Oakleigh AFC Old Mentonians PEGS Beaumaris AFC Old Carey Grammarians West Brunswick AFC Power House AFC Werribee AFC Williamstown CYMS Yarra Valley OB Aquinas OC Emmaus St Leos Oc AFC North Brunswick AFC Old Eltham Collegians St Mary’s Salesian Parkdale Vultures South Melbourne Districts St Johns OC Old Westbourne Swinburne University AFC Chadstone AFC Monash Gryphons Peninsula OB Richmond Central AFC South Mornington Eley Park Sharks Albert Park AFC Mt Lilydale OC St Francis Xavier OC Hawthorn AFC Box Hill North AFC Point Cook Manningham Cobras AFC Northern Blues Dragons Masala




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De La Salle OC






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