South Melbourne’s Paul Cheevers and his younger brother Robert were in the first Vic Kick as it was known back in the day that was held at South Melbourne Districts and Coordinated by a few of the parents including Sandra Cheevers who, over 20 years later is still deeply involved with the club as one of the main organisers of our Centenary and Hall of Fame Dinner Dance to he held at the Powerhouse Function centre on Sat 28th July in front of a capacity crowd of 600. Paul went on to play all of his football with the club from under 9’s through to under 19’s and then 200 senior games including the 2006 (D3) and 2007 (D2) Premiership sides. Paul was honoured with life membership of the club in 2011. I will arrange an action photo from this weeks game for you otherwise we will send another one to you from a prior year.
Yarra Valley’s Chris Beal is the epitome of the term Fearless Leader. Club Captain for five years, Captain of Team of the Decade, Best and Fairest winner, and one who leads by example on the field. Chris is always fair but always hard at the ball. He is admired by all players and supporters alike, Chris also makes significant contributions to the club with his offfield work.
Yarra Valley’s Michael Wines has played in a number of positions throughout his 200 games and he rarely misses a beat. Michael is most often found at the bottom of the pack working his magic and displaying his strength and tenacity – when heat is turned up, Michael will be found in the centre of the action and he doubles nicely as a back-up ruckman and earned his position in the Team of the Decade.
Ormond’s Luke Russell has been playing for the Club for 25 years now, after starting as a six year old in 1987. Luke played all his Unders at the club before moving into the Senior ranks. His leadership qualities saw him Captain of the U19’s in 2000 and 2001. Luke was runner up for the Senior Best and Fairest in 2007 and in 2008, which saw him play a significant roll in the side’s exciting Premiership win over Ajax. Luke rates playing with brother Ashley another highlight of his career.
MHSOB’s Chris Wright started in the MHSOBFC Under 19’s in 2000 after finishing at the school. The lean midfielder soon became a regular with the Reserves, whom he captained in 2007 and 2008, winning the Reserves B&F in 2007. Chris plays most of his footy on the wing or the ball, where he provides plenty of run and defensive pressure and has been a committee member for the past three years.
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Since joining the club in 2003, MHSOB’s Luke Campbell, a nuggety onballer has played a majority of his footy in the Seniors. A rabid competitor, Luke gives it his all and is often found emerging from the bottom of a pack. Luke Vice-captained the club for three years, and his career highlights include the 2004 and 2009 C-Grade Premierships. He has brought some quality players down to the club over the years, including two of his brothers. THE AMATEUR FOOTBALLER 2012