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Issue #22 - SportsTG
FOOTY
RECORD
ISSUE 22
14 September 2013
$2.00
DIVISION ONE GRAND FINAL
Finals Glory Spread Wide
By Bob Tregear
Lakes in getting their Senior and Reserves teams into
Division 2 Preliminary and Grand Finals respectively;
and Sanctuary Lakes in having three junior teams in
Grand Finals, winning one of them. Manor Lakes also
had a junior team in a Grand Final as well as fielding
an Under 13 Girls team.
Another new start-up club (Tarneit) has already been
admitted to WRFL membership for the 2014 season,
with every indication that they will also field a range
of junior and senior teams from day one. Werribee
Districts has also committed to transferring its Senior,
Reserves and Under 18 teams from VAFA to WRFL
in 2014. The confidence shown by Werribee Districts
and the new start-up clubs is a fitting reward for the
advances made by the WRFL and its clubs in recent
years. With the growth in senior club numbers, there
is a very real prospect that a third senior division can
be formed as early as next year.
A sincere thanks to all of our valued sponsoring
partners, without whose support it would not be
possible to run a successful league. Particular thanks
today to our Division 1 sponsors, Tracys (the A4e
Group); and to our Under 18 sponsors and finals
venue host, Werribee Tigers Football Club. All of our
valued sponsors are featured in the pages of this Footy
Record and all WRFL followers are asked to support
their respective businesses.
Finally, as the curtain is drawn on the 2013 season,
congratulations to all clubs on their achievements and
contributions on and off the field this year. May the
better teams prevail today and may WRFL Football be
the winner.
Six separate Division 1 clubs
remain in the race for success,
as we set out on the final day
of a fantastic 2013 WRFL
football season.
Perennial finalists Spotswood
eased into the Senior Grand
Final after accounting for
Sunshine in the Qualifying Final;
and for minor premiers Deer Park in the Second
Semi. Deer Park earned its Grand Final spot with
a convincing win over Sunshine Kangaroos in last
week’s Preliminary Final. With a win apiece during
the home & away season (both at the opposition
ground), the scene is set for an enthralling Grand Final
decider between this season’s two stand-out teams.
Altona and Sunshine get a chance at the consolation
of a Reserves flag in the curtain raiser; while Hoppers
Crossing and St Albans round-out the program in
the Under 18 Grand Final. Congratulations and best
wishes to all six clubs today, whatever the outcome.
In Division 2, Glen Orden capped-off a great season
with a win over a gallant Parkside in last Sunday’s
Grand Final. Parkside took out the Reserves flag with
a win over first-year club Manor Lakes. Glen Orden
put the icing on the cake by taking out the Under 18
flag in a tight contest with Newport Power in their first
year of competition.
Season 2013 has marked a turning point in the history
of the WRFL, with the injection of two new, start-up
clubs (Manor Lakes and Sanctuary Lakes) competing
at both junior and senior levels. Both clubs have
enjoyed immediate success in different ways – Manor
CONTENTS
ISSUE 22
SATURDAY september 14th, 2013
Division Two Grand Final Results.................. 25
Div 1 U18s..................................................31-34
Umpires.......................................................36-37
Images.........................................................46-48
Editorial.............................................................. 1
Feature article..................................................3-5
WESTERN REGION
FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Div 1 Seniors...............................................
7-13
Div 1 Reserves............................................19-21
Wrfl Footy Record
League
Level One, Whitten Oval, Footscray
WESTERN REGION
Western LEAGUE
Region Football
FOOTBALL
President: Bill Baarini
Ceo: Bob Tregear
Editor: Kirstie Fitzgerald
Front Cover: It‘s showtime for the WRFL’s Division One competition, when the top two senior teams go head to head in what is
set to be one heck of a Grand Final. Led by playing coaches Chris O’Keefe (Spotswood) and Marc Bullen (Deer Park), who will
be the last team standing and earn the right to hold that coveted Premiership Cup? Photos: Darrell Jones.
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WRFL Division TWO
Grand Final Report
They came, they saw and they
conquered. I am of course referring
to the Glen Orden Football Club who
claimed the Division Two title by 43
points last Sunday against Parkside.
From the moment that the Hawks
announced that they were going to
be boasting a forward line consisting
of Adem and Damien Yze as well
as former Geelong and Richmond
player Kent Kingsley, in reality every
opposition club was always going to
be up against it. In the end that is the
way it panned out. Damien kicked five
to take his season tally to 136. Adem
dobbed a couple when the game was
up for grabs and whilst Kingsley
only bagged the one, his body work
and pushing up at the football was an
absolute feature in the victory. Throw
in four majors from John Zangari and
you can understand why Glen Orden
reigned supreme on the day.
Congratulations to Nick Diker and
his men in the brown and gold. Quite We are the champions: Glen Orden capped off their dominant year in the
Division Two competition in style, taking home the coveted premiership trophy
simply they were just too strong, too after a 43 point win over Parkside. Photo: Darrell Jones.
quick and too slick for the opposition.
missed his on field leadership and direction. On a
Glen Orden had winners on every line
and once they got a sniff of victory all the players warm sunny day it also meant that they were one
lifted a cog. Dash Barolli was everywhere and won down in rotations for the remainder of the match.
the medal for best-on-ground in another polished In addition to this, they played all four weeks of the
display. Captain courageous Chris Scudamore led finals. Their qualifying final loss to Manor Lakes no
from the front as did Stefan Angelini and there doubt ensured that Glen Orden had fresher legs also.
was a stark contrast between the way the two sides The Magpies did have their chances in the third
handled the football under the Grand Final pressure. term, registering a goal and five behinds but bad
Rhys Bucktin was superb for the victors controlling kicking is bad football. Up forward Mo Khartabil
the half back line and offering plenty of trademark took a couple of nice grabs and jagged three majors
but Glen Orden had Parkside’s measure when it
aggression which seems to favour finals footy.
counted. The final score 15.12-102 to 8.11-59.
Parkside were brave despite going down to a more
powerful unit. Unfortunately for them it is their Parkside did have some joy earlier in the day when
fourth year as runner-up in the past five seasons. their reserves won a nail biter against Manor Lakes
They went into the game quietly confident having in a seesawing tussle. The Magpies appeared to
knocked off Glen Orden earlier in the year but it have the game in control at three quarter time but
was not to be on this occasion. A key moment in five goals to the Storm in the final stanza had the
the game came when Magpie coach Nathan Juegan crowd on their feet. However, the black and white
who was having a scorching first quarter with seven held on in the end, meaning they would be taking
touches, went off with an Achilles injury late in the the cup back to Henry Turner Reserve.
term and never returned to the field. Parkside really
By John McLaurin
DIVISION TWO
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Bianca breaking ground
in female umpiring
exceptional,
and she really
showed
us
what she is
capable of and
was the best
person for the
role.”
M i c h e t t i ’s
boundary
coach, Leigh
Rowbottom
a g r e e d ,
explaining
that it was her
dedication to
pre-season
training which
has put her in
good stead for
the end of the Bianca displaying her umpiring skills
on the field during the finals series.
season.
Photo: Barry Webster.
“At the end of
the home and away season, most of our umpires were
on the same performance level, but over the finals
series, Bianca seemed to just step it up an extra gear
and run harder to get to the next position.
“It’s clear the hard work she has put in during the preseason has been imperative to getting her to where
she is now as she is running extremely well and is
always happy to take on feedback from coaches and
put them into practice,” Rowbottom said.
“Bianca’s very dedicated to umpiring as a whole. She
is up at the Caroline Springs Academy helping out
every Monday night, and is a regular attendee at our
training sessions, and fully deserves this opportunity
to umpire in the Division One Grand Final.”
Despite running out to an expected crowd of more
than 4,000 people, Bianca said she will treat this
game like any other.
“I’ll just prepare like normal, but the nerves will be
on overdrive thinking about what’s at stake and the
huge crowd!
“My family will be down there to cheer me on, but
I’m sure they will be enjoying the two teams out there
playing too, so it should make for a brilliant day.”
Whilst history will be made on the field this weekend
in the Division One Grand Final, another record will
be also be made on the sidelines.
When 22 year old boundary umpire Bianca Michetti
walks out onto the field this Saturday afternoon,
she will be etching her name in the Western Region
Football League history books, as the first female
umpire to adjudicate in a WRFL Division One Senior
Grand Final.
Having been involved in umpiring at the WRFL for
eight years, Bianca said that she was overwhelmed to
find out she was selected to umpire one of the biggest
matches on the WRFL calendar.
“I found out at appointment night, when they put the
names up on the slideshow and when I saw my name
I was in disbelief....I actually teared up, I couldn’t
hold back my tears of happiness and utter shock!”
Whilst more than a dozen other female umpires
including Monique Auciello, Jessica Lanigan and
Mary Wilson have umpired in Division Two Grand
Finals and Division One Reserve and U18 finals,
none have yet to break into the Division One Seniors
Grand Final.
“I put in a big pre season and have worked the hardest
this year than my previous eight years umpiring,”
Michetti said.
“Having said that I never expected this to happen as
we have so much talent and stronger and fitter boys
in the group.”
In what has traditionally been known as a very male
dominated sport, the interest and participation rate in
females has risen over the years, with more than 700
women currently umpiring in the AFL.
Having gained extensive finals experience since 2007
throughout all levels, Michetti said she is excited to
get the opportunity to promote female umpiring to
the greater western region community.
“I feel pretty privileged to be the first girl to umpire
the Grand Final and it’s a great feeling to beat the
boys at something too!
“Hopefully this inspires girls to take umpiring up too,
as it’s a great sport to get involved in especially if you
enjoy watching footy.”
WRFL Director of Umpiring, Mark Westgarth said
that the choice to have Michetti in the final nine
umpires was an easy one.
“Bianca’s performance in the second semi final was
By: Kirstie Fitzgerald
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POINT COOK FOOTBALL CLUB
The Committee of the Point Cook Football Club would like to thank our
Major Sponsor, Barry Plant Real Estate Point Cook, Platinum Sponsors,
Bendigo Bank Point Cook; Peter Davey Toyota and Sanctuary Lakes Hotel
along with all other sponsors for their Generosity and Valued support for Season 2013.
We look forward to our continued partnership in 2014
JUNIOR COACHING POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2014 SEASON
We are seeking coaches for all age groups between Under 9’s to 18’s for season 2014. All applicants
must be at least Level 1 accredited or be willing to complete the appropriate course which is funded
by the club.
Applications Close Friday, 27th September 2013
Please forward application detailing coaching/playing experience to:
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or Email application to: [email protected]
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Division ONE
Senior Update
It’s SHOWTIME, and I don’t mean the one with the
ferris wheel, performing pigs and sample bags that is
still a few weeks away. It is showtime for the best two
teams in the WRFL - Spotswood and Deer Park.
This is a promoter’s dream - two teams stacked with
talent and class about to face off in an epic battle and it
will be just that from the first bounce when two quality
ruckmen in McGhie and Stewart launch themselves,
and their teams, into the 2013 Division One Grand
Final.
Spotswood are in familiar territory in this, their
seventh consecutive Grand Final appearance, and only
Will Langlands has played in all of those, an incredible
personal achievement. The agony of the one point loss
last year to Altona will still be sitting in the gut of
some of the Woodsmen. The week off will have done
the likes of Tom Langlands, Michael Fogarty, Justin
Dorward and Chris O’Keefe (the engine room) no
harm at all. There is a lot to like about the Woodsmen
with Boyd and McGhie in the ruck, Cloke a key target
up forward and Elliot Wood running a tight ship down
back. They have pace, skill and commitment.
Deer Park looked better last week as every minute of
the game ticked over. Some of their players needed
some game time and got better as the day wore on. The
fitness of Marc Bullen is a key, and while I am sure
he will play, if he is not 100% that will be a mistake.
Shannon Broadbent is in spectacular form and if he is
allowed to run and create he will be a match winner. As
Adam Lux rightly observed on the radio last weekend
“his left leg is like a surgical instrument” and he could
cut Spotswood up. Rhett King is a worker and the class
It’s going to be a tight tussle for the Division One Senior
flag between Spotswood and Deer Park. Who’s you tip?
Photo: Kirstie Fitzgerald.
is there through Ayres, McHarg and Harrison. Chris
Stewart is a star, whether in the ruck, or taking grabs
and kicking goals up forward. The problem is there is
only one of him and he will have his hands full in the
middle with McGhie and Boyd. My concern is where
the goals are going to come from for the Lions. Their
defence is excellent, led by Barling and Hunt, but it is
up forward where I see the chink in the armour.
I think it will be a pretty tight, close fought, grinding
first half but I expect Spotswood to come home flying
and take the cup back to McLean Reserve. My tip Spotswood by 15 points, but I‘ve been wrong before.
By: Kevin Hillier
Division ONE
Detailed Results
SENIORS
PRELIMINARY FINAL
Deer Park 18.12-120 def Sunshine 4.6-30
DEER PARK – Goal Kickers: C. Stewart 3, D.
Nelson 2, C. Trewin 2, H. Ayres 2, R. King 2, J.
Jones 2, S. Harrison, L. Guerra, B. Foley, K. McHarg,
S. White
Best Players: R. King, J. Jones, C. Stewart, S.
Broadbent, J. Barling, S. Hunt
SUNSHINE – Goal Kickers: M. Hahn, K. Murphy, C.
Tripodi, P. Wiggins
Best Players: B. McInneny, B. Humphrey, J.
McInneny, T. Millar, M. Goring, H. Moloney
RESERVES
PRELIMINARY FINAL
Sunshine 11.11-77 def St Albans 11.9-75
SUNSHINE – Goal Kickers: C. Connor 3, S. Hedditch
2, D. Foley 2, L. Allan 2, T. Waring, D. De Santa Ana
Best Players: J. Hilton, S. Smith, M. Williams, M.
Murphy, C. Connor, D. Foley
ST ALBANS – Goal Kickers: K. Wintels 4, A. Pajtak
3, T. Sapountzis, R. Panetas, M. Michetti, Z. Muhtari
Best Players: D. Marshall, C. Priest, N. Tieppo, A.
Webster, Z. Jimenez, R. Panetas
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WRFL FOOTY RECORD
HEAD TO HEAD
Spotswood V Deer Park
ALL TIME (1935 - 2013):
Played: 92 Matches (Spotswood 65, Deer Park 27)
IN HOME & AWAY SEASON: (2000 – 2013):
Spotswood 7.16.58 def by Deer Park 13.13.91
(2000 Round 5 DIV 1 @ McLean Reserve)
Deer Park 20.20.140 def Spotswood 11.13.79
(2000 Round 16 DIV 1 @ John McLeod Oval)
Spotswood 21.8.134 def Deer Park 9.6.60
(2001 Round 10 DIV 1 @ McLean Reserve)
Deer Park 8.11.59 def by Spotswood 28.9.177
(2012 Round 2 DIV 1 @ John McLeod Oval)
Spotswood 26.23.179 def Deer Park 15.8.98
(2012 Round 11 DIV 1 @ McLean Reserve)
Spotswood 8.15.63 def by Deer Park 13.11.89
(2013 Round 7 DIV 1 @ McLean Reserve)
Deer Park 4.9.33 def by Spotswood 15.10.100
(2013 Round 16 DIV 1 @ John McLeod Oval)
IN FINALS:
Played: 10 Matches (Spotswood 7, Deer Park 3)
VENUE RECORDS:
McLean Reserve: 41 Matches (Spotswood 31, Deer Park 10)
John McLeod Oval: 41 Matches (Deer Park 14, Spotswood 27)
Skinner Reserve: 4 Matches (Deer Park 2, Spotswood 2)
Yarraville Oval: 5 Matches (Spotswood 4, Deer Park 1)
Chirnside Park: 1 Match (Deer Park 0, Spotswood 1)
CLUB PREMIERSHIPS:
Spotswood
Div 1 (15 Premierships)
V Port Melb Colts x3 (2007, 2008, 2009)
V Deer Park x3 (1938, 1990, 1995)
V Parkside x2 (1958, 1971)
St Albans x1 (1968)
North Footscray x1 (1972)
Kingsville x1 (1977)
Wembley Park x1 (1984)
Sunshine YCW x1 (1987)
Seddon x1 (1993)
Albion x1 (2011)
Div 2 (2 Premierships)
V Sunshine Districts x1 (1944)
V St Albans x1 (1948)
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Deer Park
Div 1 (4 Premierships)
Parkside x2 (1939, 1941)
North Footscray x1 (1940)
Spotswood x1 (1994)
Div 2 (2 Premierships)
Parkside x1 (2009)
Albanvale x1 (2011)
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DIVISION One GRAND FINAL
Seniors – Spotswood v Deer Park
FINAL WORDS FROM THE COACH:
SPOTSWOOD
This season has been a very good one for us so far, we introduced a number of
new recruits into the team including Murray Boyd, Justin Dorward, Michael
Fogarty and Sam Myors, as well as welcoming back Mick Lewis, and Lachie
McGhie who had missed most of last year with injury. Our pre-season was solid,
ensuring that we had plenty of improvement to come throughout the year. The
season lived up to my expectations with the assumed improvement in a number
of teams showing right from the start of the year. Deer Park, Sunshine, Altona, St Albans
and Hoppers Crossing all recruited well and we had to make sure that we also improved to give
ourselves a chance at another premiership. The team and the club are looking forward to the Grand
Final which will be the seventh in a row, a remarkable achievement given the turnover of players
and increased strength of the competition over the years. In saying this, the playing group are solely
focused on winning the premiership as it is the only measurement of success at Spotswood. The
preparation has been extremely upbeat, especially given that it is new ground winning into the Grand
Final from the semi, for the previous six years we have always played in the Preliminary Final.
Finally, I would like to thank the President and committee, training staff, water boys, coaching staff,
volunteers, players and all our supporters for the help throughout the season and hopefully we can
bring the cup back to Spotty tonight. Go Spotty!
Chris O’Keefe
Spotswood Senior Coach
FINAL WORDS FROM THE COACH:
DEER PARK
The club is very excited to be in last game of the year. The playing group
are very proud to representing our local community, all of our sponsors,
members, supporters, juniors and Deer Park past players who have been
fantastic all season in supporting us. The Deer Park Football Club has been
through tough times in the past and we thank the hardworking committee
members, sponsors and volunteers that have worked tirelessly behind the
scenes to give the playing group an opportunity to lift the cup on Saturday afternoon. The players
have been working hard since the end of October and understand that Grand Finals do not come
around very often. Spotswood are a terrific side full of class lead by their coach Chris O’Keefe
and our playing group are fully aware that all 22 must perform this weekend if we are to succeed.
The coaching staff and players are confident that we have left no stone unturned in our preparation
for this weekend’s game. The players have done the work and the coaching staff know that if we
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Deer Park Senior Coach
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division one – seniors
Grand Final: Saturday September 14th, Avalon Airport Oval at 2.30pm
SPOTSWOOD
Spotswood
(Key Players)
Senior Coach:
Chris O’Keefe
Home Ground:
Donald McLean Reserve
Melways Ref.: 41 K11
Colours – Guernsey:Emerald green with gold V
– Shorts: Green / White
– Socks: Green & Gold
No.Name
1 Elliott Wood
Christian Elliott
Chris O’Keefe
Murray Boyd
Michael Fogarty
Elliott Wood
Goals Behinds
2 Tom Langlands
3 Lachlan McGhie
4 Justin Dorward
5 Ben Perry
Spotswood
(Sharp Shooters)
8 Ahmed Souki
9 Michael Fogarty
11 Christian Elliott
Jason Cloke - 48 goals
Chris O’Keefe - 38 goals
Christian Elliott - 36 goals
Murray Boyd - 24 goals
Mahmoud El-Hawli - 23 goals
12 Mahmoud ElHawli
13 Shaun Ross
15 Brent Dickson
16 Will Krithararis
19 Chris O’Keefe
20 Will Langlands
21 Mick Lewis
22 Matson Lynch
23 Simon Pocervina
Q1
24 Stuart Jones
Q2
Q3
Q4
25 Joel Salmond
26 Murray Boyd
27 Matthew Fogarty
30 Matthew Shaw
31 Luke Ryan
34 Jason Cloke
36 Harley Walshe
38 Kane Liossis
39 Sam Myors
42 Nathan Hall
45 Bryce Miles
49 Ali Ali
51 Imran Saaoud
67 Aaron Floyd
LAST TIME THEY MET: Deer Park 11.16.82 def by Spotswood 15.7.97 (2013 Semi Final @ Avalon Airport Oval)
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DIVISION ONE
division one – seniors
DEER PARK
deer Park
(Key Players)
Senior Coach:
Marc Bullen
Home Ground:
John Mcleod Oval
Melways Ref.: Pg 25, F8
Colours– Guernsey:Royal blue with gold V collar and cuffs
– Shorts: Blue & yellow
– Socks: Royal Blue
No.Name
Kwame McHarg
Chris Stewart
Shannon Broadbent
Jackson Barling
Shaun Harrison
Goals Behinds
1 Cameron Trewin
2 Chris Stewart
3 Craig Morrison
4 Kevin Klix
5 Graeme Catterall
deer Park
(Sharp Shooters)
6 Marc Bullen
7 Shannon Broardbent
8 Joseph Dwyer
Cameron Trewin - 46 goals
Chris Stewart - 43 goals
Kevin Klix - 27 goals
Joshua Jones - 20 goals
Luke Buttigieg - 14 goals
10 Luke Guerra
11 Joseph Laverde
12 Jackson Barling
13 Ryan Crawford
15 Josh Jones
16 Nick Georgiadis
18 Samual Hunt
20 Daniel Nelson
Q1
21 Chris Kelly
Q2
Q3
Q4
22 Shaun Harrison
23 Matthew Towner
24 Luke Buttiegeig
25 Luke Summers
26 Corey Brown
28 Steve White
29 Kwame McHarg
30 Shylo Smith
31 Benjamin Foley
33 Heath Ayres
34 Jake DeSousa
35 Rhett King
36 Shaun Buttigieg-Clarke
37 Garth Daley
LAST TIME THEY MET: Deer Park 11.16.82 def by Spotswood 15.7.97 (2013 Semi Final @ Avalon Airport Oval)
DIVISION ONE
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Please contact Dave Franklin on
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DIVISION ONE
THE HERB PASCARL MEDAL
Division One Senior Best on Ground Award
“They perform at their best week in week out.”
It’s one thing to play in a Senior Grand Final
team and it’s another to win the Herb Pascarl
Medal. Held in high esteem by many WRFL
players, the Herb Pascarl medallion is awarded
to the ‘Best on Ground’ player in the Division
One Senior Grand Final. Pascarl was a key figure
in the establishment of the Footscray District
Football League in 1931, which has expanded into
the Western Region Football League. His status
at the Parkside Football Club, of which he was a
President and Administrator, is legendary and to be
awarded a medallion in his name is to recognize
the amazing ability and dedication of the player.
With both Spotswood and Deer Park boasting some
outstanding players contributing to the team week
in week out, the WRFL Footy Record profiled the
top three contenders from each team who we think
are the ones to watch out for today.
Foggarty has definitely been consistent throughout
the year, leading the clubs ‘one per center’ board for
the season. “He’s certainly a very tough competitor,”
O’Keefe added.
Spotswood aren’t the only ones with some key
performers up their sleeve, with Deer Park set to
give Spotty a run for their money today.
DEER PARK
Captain Chris Stewart, is “a game changer” said
Coach Marc Bullen. “He’s won games off his own
boot”.
A well-respected member of the team, Stewart
consistently works hard and represents Deer Park
admirably. “He’s everything you want in a leader,”
Bullen said.
SPOTSWOOD
Kwame McHarg is the leading goal kicker, with 69
goals for the season.
“We’ll be looking to do the best we can and bring
home our fifth premiership in seven years,” said
playing coach and Herb Pascarl medal contender
for the second year running, Chris O’Keefe. This is
set to be O’Keefe’s sixth Grand Final at Spotswood
and he is certainly keen to bring home another
premiership.
“He’s got power, endurance and break neck speed,
which is everything you want in a footballer.”
McHarg, a fellow recruit from Williamstown VFL,
has contributed greatly to the Deer Park Football
Club and Bullen has been impressed with his skills,
even acknowledging McHarg as an incredible asset
to the team.
Coaching his team to another Grand Final, it’s
clear O’Keefe is an inspirational figure off the
field at the club, and on the field as a consistent
performer throughout the season. As well as having
an outstanding coach, Spotswood also have an
outstanding captain in Tom Langlands.
But it’s not merely the new comers who are set to
shine for Deer Park today, with Shaun Harrison also
a strong contender to take home best on ground
honors.
“He’s hard running and super competitive,” said
O’Keefe. Langlands missed out on some of the
season earlier in the year due to injury but “has
worked hard the past few weeks to get his form
back,” O’Keefe continued.
“Shaun’s a Deer Park boy, he’s just a work horse
week-by-week” said Bullen.
Returning to Deer Park after playing for Werribee
VFL, Harrison has been influential to the Lions
stellar 2013 season.
This will be Langlands second Grand Final in the
green and gold colours alongside Michael Foggarty,
who is returning to the club after playing for
Williamstown VFL.
“He has worked hard every single week and
performed excellently in every game of the season,”
Bullen said.
“Both are extremely competitive, hard running and
display a never say die attitude,” O’Keefe said.
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FABULOUS PHIL TO
SING NATIONAL ANTHEM
Throughout football history, some of the music
industry’s biggest names have had the call up to take
to the stage in front of a full house at the MCG to
sing the national anthem.
With the likes of John Farnham, Olivia Newton
John and Marina Prior all taking to the stage, it’s
clear the task of singing the country’s anthem is no
easy feat.
Whilst the stage may be a little smaller, the pride
and honour of singing our nation’s song is still
just as high, with Hoppers Crossings’ very own
Phil Golotta takes to the stage this weekend at the
WRFL’s Division One Grand Final.
“It’s fantastic for the league to ask me to sing, and I
think it’s a great honour,” Golotta said.
“Having sung the national anthem twice before at
the Werribee Cup, I am very familiar with the tune
but no doubt will practice it before the event.”
But it’s not the first time Golotta will be performing
in front of a big crowd, having performed in front of
many live audiences in his time as the lead singer of
legendary Victorian show group, the Blue Echoes.
The group was renowned for their live performances
and floor shows throughout 1962-1983, having
entertained millions of Australians and achieving
national status as the number one Australian show
group of their time.
the WRFL’s Hoppers Crossing Football Club as a
player sponsor coordinator, which has been his role
at the club for over 20 years.
Since disbanding in 1977, the 74-year-old’s passion
for music has continued to grow, appearing on the
popular talent show X-Factor last year to a crowd of
more than 600 people.
“Sponsorship is very important at a club and I do
it because I don’t want a young player looking
up at that board and seeing that he doesn’t have a
sponsor,” Golotta said.
But it’s not just his voice that has seen him be
successful in the music industry, with Golotta
having dipped his toe in songwriting throughout
his career, winning numerous writing awards and
recently completing his latest album.
Whilst his beloved Bombers have missed out on
the 2013 finals series, you’re bound to find Phil
enjoying the day watching the Hoppers Crossing
Under 18s take on St.Albans.
So when you’re down to Avalon Airport Oval, be
sure to get in early and grab yourself a front row
seat to see Fabulous Phil in action at 2:30pm.
Whilst it’s clear music is Golotta’s passion, his other
passion in life is football.
An avid sports fan and Essendon man through
and through, Golotta also dedicates his time to
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DIVISION One GRAND FINAL
Reserves – Altona v Sunshine
FINAL WORDS FROM THE COACH: ALTONA
This season has been extremely challenging for our group. We have played 57
players throughout the year due to injury and have not had a settled line up for
most of the season. The standard at reserve level has improved a great deal this
year. Sides certainly have improved depth and are more drilled and fitter than
last year. In 2012 went through the season undefeated and this year we have
lost four games. The standard of reserves football has been extremely high
and I believe that anyone of the top five teams can win on any given day. We
are extremely excited to be representing the Altona Football Club in the Grand
Final. Grand Finals are tough to make at any level of sport and I know our
players will leave no stone unturned in there preparation for the game. We have an
opportunity to go back to back premiers which would be a terrific achievement for our football club
and for all players and support staff involved. The boys are extremely dedicated and are making the
most of the two weeks off during the finals. We are making sure that our training ensures we are at our
peak come game day. It will take all of the 24 players picked to play their role for us to win. I want
to highlight the seven unfortunate players that were not selected for today’s match. Their efforts and
commitment during the year has got us to this point and have certainly played a major role in us making
a Grand Final. I just want to personally thank all of the support staff for their efforts during the season.
In particular our trainers, masseurs, our runner, team manager, water boys. I want to thank Anthony
Eames the Senior coach for his ongoing support and Ken Beaton for the effort he puts in to get all of
players prepared physically each week.
Aaron Freeland
Altona Reserves Coach
FINAL WORDS FROM THE COACH:
SUNSHINE
We gave ourselves a goal of finishing top three, to give us the best opportunity
to be successful and think we have certainly achieved our targets to date. We
have a lot of respect for how the Altona Football Club have rebuilt and become a
very strong club with good depth within there playing group. We certainly give
ourselves a genuine chance to win and will need all our players to contribute
for the four quarters. We understand the challenge ahead playing the reigning
premiers, and look forward to meeting it head on. Not too much changed at
training ahead of this week, with a focus early around recovery and just fine tuning what we think will
give us an advantage. As mentioned we need all 24 players contributing, hopefully that is the case and the
contribution is spread across the group. Unfortunately with a strong playing list we will have some good
players with great attitudes miss out and our hearts go out to them. A special mention to the four players
who unfortunately went down early in the season with knee injuries that ended their year. The off field
support has been sensational and hopefully we have a good crowd there cheering us on. As the coach, I
thank everyone for their support and am very proud of the club and how we go about things.
Nathan Wilson
Sunshine Reserves Coach
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division one – Reserves
Grand Final: Saturday September 14th, Avalon Airport Oval at 11.40am
ALTONA
SUNSHINE
Reserves Coach:
Aaron Freeland
Home Ground:
Grant Reserve Sugargum Dve Altona Melways Ref.: Pg 54, G9
Colours– Guernsey:Purple With Gold Sash/Logo
– Shorts: Purple – Socks: Purple With Gold Band Reserves Coach:Nathan Wilson
Home Ground: Kinder Smith Reserve, Braybrook
Melways Ref.: Pg 27, B12
Colours – Guernsey: Gold with royal blue
kangaroo motif.
– Shorts: Royal blue – Socks: Royal blue
No. Name
2
Brett Miller
Chris Dalli
5
10
Glenn Jenkins
11
Adam Camenzuli
19
Ziggy Kadour
20
Bill Souki
21
Josh Saville
22
Shaun Hagger
24
Ryan Green
26
Jamie Cook
28
Adrian Spiteri
32
James Mead
34
Allan Cassar
36
Ben Davies
39 Wes Whitfield
40
David Vivoda
Damian Kirk
42
43
Kevin McDonald
44
Cameron Martin
Ben Fogarty
46
47
Mark Boote
49
Matt Sattout
50
Billy Ward
Brad Comeadow
52
53
Abdulla Abdou
Kyle Spencer
54
57
Brad Mickelssen
58
Rhys Holden
Steve Resic
70
71
Peter Wilson
79
David Molloy
80
Liam Brennan
83
James Stephens
Justin Russo
89
90
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No. Name
7 Joe Hedditch
9 David De Santa ana
10 Aaron Kelly
12 Brad Connor
13 Abera Afewerk
18 Trent Waring
19 James Nardella
21 Luke Allan
22 Ryan Tishler
23 Cory Connor
24 Jack Hilton
27 Ricky Martin
28 Sam Hedditch
29 Matt Wilkie
30 Sebastian Reilly
31 Jesse McInneny
32 Hamish Andrew
34 Dean Foley
37 Declan Moloney
38 Steve Considine
39 Nicholas Wilkie
42 Michael Glowacki
44 Mitch Williams
45 Jon Donovan
46 Mitchell Shellie
47 Vincent Attard
48 Thomas Argus
49 Brenton MacFarlane
50 Tehan White
51 Brendon Hodgkin
53 Joe Ramos
54 Jake Butterworth
55 Danny Glowacki
56 Uchitha Wijesekara
57 Kyle Frahm
59 Michael Murphy
60 Matthew McFarlane
61 Matthew Bongivanni
62 Joseph Blake
64 Anthony Close
Goals Behinds
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AFCA COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Celebrating the best in the West
that I am doing my role
correctly.
They say the athlete of today is not an athlete alone,
but the centre of a team full of doctors, volunteers
and coaches.
“I also love the way
my boys bond and we
become one big family,”
Gatt said.
This year, 12 coaches from the Western Region
Football League have been recognised for their
efforts and dedication to helping their teams, in
the 2013 Australian Football Coaches AssociationWestern Region (AFCA) Coach of the Year Awards.
Yet Gatt won’t be the
only WRFL coach vying
for the Youth award,
with Yarraville Seddon’s
Adrian Webster, Deer Park’s Colin Clohesy,
Sunshine’s James Nardella and Hoppers Crossing’s
Jason Rainbow also nominated in that category.
Created in 1989, AFCA has been recognizing
community football coaches for the significant role
they play in the development of clubs, individual
players and teams.
The Coach of the Year Awards has been designed to
recognise coaches across five main fields, including
Auskick, Junior, Female, Youth and Senior.
Another close category will be the Junior Coach
of the Year with four out of six nominees hailing
from the WRFL, including Williamstown Juniors’
Darren Gibson, Deer Park’s David Foley, Sunshine
Height’s Renato Olivieri and Altona Juniors’ Vinnie
Turcinovich.
The Auskick Coach of the Year category recognises
coaches who introduce beginner footballers aged
5-12 years to the sport, with a main focus on skills
and enjoyment of the game.
Spotswood’s Chris O’Keefe and North Sunshine’s
Daniel Matcham were also nominated for the Senior
coaching category, whilst the league’s first female
Best and Fairest winner, Shae-Lee Murphy-Burke
has been nominated for the Female Coach of the
Year award for the Altona Juniors Football Club.
The Junior section will be awarded to a coach who
teaches children aged 10-12 years concepts of the
game, whilst the Youth category recgonises coaches
who help secondary school aged players foster a
competitive spirit and develop potential.
The Female Coach of the Year will be awarded to
the coach AFCA deems has dedicated their time and
effort into helping develop women’s football, whilst
the Senior category will recognise coaches who
have optimised the individual and team potential in
an open age competition.
AFCA Western Region Executive Officer, Graeme
Pratt said the awards acknowledged and celebrated
the selfless work coaches do week in week out.
“Coaches volunteer their time to assist others and
share their love of Australian Football, and provide
safe and inclusive environments where everyone
can learn and have fun.
Of the 27 coaches nominated by this year’s AFCA
Western Region Committee, 12 WRFL coaches
from across ten different clubs are in the running to
take home the coveted award.
“This is also a time where we recognise the partners
of the coaches who also make a great sacrifice
throughout the year.”
Premiership coach of the new Under 14B Sanctuary
Lakes team, Derek Gatt said whilst he was excited
to be nominated for the Youth Coach of the Year, he
didn’t get involved in coaching for the accolades.
The winners from all Coach of the Year categories
will be announced at the AFCA Western Region
Awards Night held on Thursday September 19.
“I enjoy coaching because I just love watching
the boys improve and it gives me the satisfaction
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WEST FOOSCRAY FOOTBALL CLUB 2014
The West Footscray Football Club is seeking coaches and trainers for 2014 for the
following teams:
Division 2 Seniors and Reserves
Under 9, 10, 12, 14 and 18.
We are also seeking coaches for our inaugural Under
13s Girls team.
Applicants can send their coaching applications to
WFFC PO BOX 4198 WEST FOOTSCRAY or via email to
[email protected]
Applications for the coaching position close 20th September 2013. If you would like to
discuss further please don’t hesitate to contact Darren on 0419 518 298.
The WFFC would like to thank the following sponsors in 2013 Burnham Real Estate, Apex
Steel, Rapid Perforating, Lemans Toyota, Seddon Community Bendigo Bank, Arrow
Transport Logistics, Mastec Eng, Alan Mance Motors, Jayen Consulting, Tobin Brothers
Sunshine, Mona Castle
The St Albans Sports Club, established in
1984, provides a complete entertainment
package with a family bistro, bar, TAB,
Club Keno and large members area.
It also provides training and playing
facilities, equipment and educational
support for local schools and sporting
clubs. For Bistro bookings and enquiries
call the Club on 9367 5956
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Division two
Detailed Results
SENIORS
GRAND FINAL
Glenorden 15.12-102
def Parkside 8.11-59
GLENORDEN– Goal Kickers: D.
Yze 5, J. Zangari 4, A. Yze 2, S.
Crea, C. Scudamore, K. Kingsley,
J. Fortune Best Players: D.
Barolli, R. Bucktin, D. Yze, J.
Zangari, C. Scudamore, S.
Angelini
PARKSIDE – Goal Kickers:
M. Khartabil 3, P. Clemente, J.
Fowler, N. Bone, B. Ashman, N.
Grant Best Players: P. Harris, M.
Khartabil, N. Bone, C. Muratore,
D. McMahon, I. Bera
Reserves
GRAND FINAL
Parkside 12.15-87 def
Manor Lakes 13.7-85
PARKSIDE – Goal Kickers: D.
Davies 5, J. Franklin 2, K. Hoblos
2, M. Alderman, C. Burns, D.
Orchard Best Players: M. Chen,
J. Dunstan, D. Davies, J. Rycroft, Winners are Grinners: Parkside’s Reserves team were smiling from ear to ear after
C. Burns, M. Alderman
their close 2 point win over Manor Lakes. Photo: Darrell Jones.
MANOR LAKES – Goal Kickers:
M. Davis 4, T. Whiting 3, M.
Stratton 2, J. Camilleri, L. Aquilina, D. Sidwell, R. Davis
Best Players: J. Ralph, S. Malual, P. Morris, M. Davis, M. Dorricott, C. Wright
Under 18 Division TWO
Detailed Results
Home of the WRFL Finals
GRAND FINAL
GLENORDEN 10.7-67 def
NEWPORT POWER 9.5-59
GLENORDEN – Goal Kickers: N. Johnson
4, B. Malual 2, B. James 2, M. Palma, J.
Jobson Best Players: N. Johnson, M. Post,
G. MacHar, B. Trewin, M. Giles, M. Dowdle
NEWPORT POWER – Goal Kickers: W.
Taleb 3, A. El Houli 2, A. Khaldi, S. Abdo,
T. Hamad, M. Saoud Best Players: W.
Nasser, M. Saoud, K. El Houli, S. Abdo, A.
El Houli, W. Taleb
Glen Orden’s Under 18s team jump for joy after they
secured the club’s second Premiership win for the day
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LADDERS
From Season 2013
Division One
Division TWO
SENIORS
SENIORS
L
D
PTS
%
Deer Park
18 16 2
P
0
64
227.49
Spotswood
18 15 3
0
60
216.65
Sunshine
18 14 4
0
56
144.58
Altona
18 13 5
0
52
161.18
St Albans
18 11 7
0
44
133.74
Hoppers Crossing
18 8 10 0
32
104.51
Port Melbourne Colts 18 5 13 0
20
78.23
Albion
18 4 14 0
16
70.91
Yarraville Seddon Eagles 18 4 14 0
16
57.63
0
20.81
North Footscray
W
18 0 18 0
Glenorden
Parkside
Manor Lakes
Wyndhamvale
Sunshine Heights
Caroline Springs
Albanvale
Braybrook
Sanctuary Lakes
West Footscray
Laverton Magpies
North Sunshine
RESERVES
P
W
D
PTS
%
Altona
18 14 4
0
56
249.80
Sunshine
18 13 5
0
52
223.95
St Albans
18 13 5
0
52
199.88
Deer Park
18 13 5
0
52
169.89
Hoppers Crossing
18 12 6
0
48
216.65
Spotswood
18 12 6
0
48
159.15
Port Melbourne Colts
18 7 11 0
28
108.04
Yarraville Seddon Eagles 18 4 14 0
16
36.95
Albion
18 2 16 0
8
16.82
North Footscray
18 0 18 0
0
15.32
PTS
60
40
32
32
32
20
0
%
100.00
62.50
53.33
53.33
53.33
31.25
0.00
Parkside
Wyndhamvale
Manor Lakes
Albanvale
Caroline Springs
Glenorden
Sunshine Heights
Sanctuary Lakes
West Footscray
Braybrook
Laverton Magpies
North Sunshine
Hoppers Crossing
Spotswood
Albion
St Albans
Deer Park
Altona
Yarraville Seddon Eagles
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1
2
3
4
8
10
10
11
12
13
17
17
D
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PTS
68
64
60
56
40
32
32
28
24
20
4
4
%
362.01
418.04
244.70
206.54
145.55
92.17
84.69
69.63
65.12
41.19
38.25
20.54
P
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
W
17
16
14
14
10
9
9
6
6
5
2
0
L
1
2
4
4
8
9
9
12
12
13
16
18
D
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PTS
68
64
56
56
40
36
36
24
24
20
8
0
%
450.10
316.54
240.84
210.51
123.99
160.28
114.12
73.54
68.63
50.06
40.91
5.09
PTS
52
48
40
32
28
8
4
%
81.25
75.00
66.67
53.33
46.67
13.33
6.25
Under 18
Under 18
D
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
W
17
16
15
14
10
8
8
7
6
5
1
1
RESERVES
L
P W
L
14 14 0
16 10 6
15 8
7
15 8
7
15 8
7
16 5 11
15 0 15
P
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
18
Glenorden
Hoppers Crossing
Newport Power
West Footscray
Wyndhamvale
Caroline Springs
Manor Lakes
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P
16
16
15
15
15
15
16
W
13
12
10
8
7
2
1
L
2
4
5
6
8
13
15
D
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
NORTH SUNSHINE FOOTBALL
CLUB SEEKS COACHES
NORTH SUNSHINE FOOTBALL
The North Sunshine Football Club is asking for applications for the following positions
CLUB SEEKS
COACHES
for season 2014:
The North Sunshine Football Club is asking for applications for the following positions
Senior
non playing
for season
2014: coach.
Senior Assistant coach.
Reserves
coach.
Senior non
playing coach.
Senior Assistant coach.
If interested send resume to PO Box 68 Sunshine 3020.
Reserves coach.
or email Club President Ray Portelli at [email protected]
If interested send resume to PO Box 68 Sunshine 3020.
or email Club President Ray Portelli at [email protected]
MELTON FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB
Founded 1879
Affiliated with the Ballarat Football League
SENIOR FOOTBALL COACH
(Playing or Non-Playing)
MFNC invites applicants for the position
of Senior Football Coach
for the 2014 season and beyond.
Candidates must possess strong leadership and communication skills,
be tactically astute and highly motivated to mentor and
develop a young and exciting playing group to future success.
Applications to be forwarded to the Secretary by COB 27/09/2013 PO Box 71, Melton VIC 3337
E [email protected] For additional information contact Dallas Normington 0408 550 990
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PSAILA DUBBED AFL STATE
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
It’s safe to say Mick Psaila isn’t one for individual
accolades.
“Some of my
fondest memories
include watching
the
kids
get
focussed and learn
life lessons from
football
which
they may have
otherwise not had
the opportunity to
do so at home,”
Psaila said.
Having dedicated nearly 30 years of his time to
the St.Albans Football Club and Western Region
Football League, the last thing Mick Psaila
expected was to win the AFL State Volunteer of the
Year Award.
“When I found out Bob Tregear had nominated
me for this award, I wanted to get in the car and
drive down to Whitten Oval and kick him in the
backside,” Psaila said.
“Whatever I had
put into the club, I
got ten times back
in return, and it’s
great to see so many of the kids grow up and forge
successful careers and families.”
The AFL State Volunteer of the Year Award
provides leagues with the opportunity to recognises
and thank the tireless contribution so many people
make to our great game.
After multiple nominations from many worthy
applicants across the state, Psaila was selected by
AFL Victoria as this year’s winner, making him the
second WRFL volunteer to have won the prestigious
award following Spotswood’s Len Murphy in 2010.
Having also tried his hand at numerous other roles
including Chairman of Selectors, Chairman of the
Sports Club, Tribunal Advocate , Club Delegate
on the League’s Committee of Management and
President of the club for 11 years, Psaila moved his
attention to the league where he was elected to the
Board of the WRFL.
“To be honest I felt really embarrassed because over
the past 30 years, I have seen lots of people do some
amazing work for their local football clubs and they
do so week in week without being recognised, so
why should I be any different,” Psaila said.
“The main reason I got involved was because I
didn’t like the way things were run so rather than
whinge about it I put my hand up to help.”
As this year’s winner, Psaila receives an AFL Prize
Package including two seats to the 2013 VFL and
AFL Grand Finals, three nights accommodation
in Melbourne’s CBD, two seats to the official prematch AFL Grand Final Luncheon at the MCG and
the chance to participate in the Grand Final Parade.
Appointed as Chairman of the League’s Strategic
Planning Sub-Committee in early 2010, Psaila’s
leadership saw the WRFL create a Rules Review
Sub-Committee which led to the adoption of the
independent governance of the WRFL.
“My wife was pretty wrapped to find out I had won
the prize,” Psaila said.
Having to retire from the Board to attend to his
business earlier this year, the avid Richmond
supporter continues to serve as the Chairman of the
League’s ongoing Rules Review Committee and St.
Albans Sports Club Board.
“It was funny, when she heard I had won she just
turned to me and said ‘finally after all these years
you got something for your effort’,” he laughed.
A promising young basketballer growing up, Psaila
made the switch to Aussie Rules in 1986 to join the
St. Albans Football Club.
“The work Mick has done for not only the St.
Albans Football Club and the WRFL, but for the
development of grassroots football in general has
been outstanding, and he is a worthy recipient of
the award,” WRFL Chief Executive Officer Bob
Tregear said.
Not wasting any time in his new sport, Psaila won
the Reserves Best and Fairest award in his debut
year and was appointed captain the year after.
“Let’s hope next time I nominate him for an award,
I’m out of the country before he finds out!”
Since retiring from playing in 1993, Psaila continued
his passion for football from the sidelines, coaching
numerous junior and senior teams for several years,
and winning back to back flags in 1991-92.
By Kirstie Fitzgerald
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Home of the WRFL Finals
UNDER 18 DIVISION One
Update
The Australian political leadership underwent a
change last Saturday, and so did the Under 18s
Division One competition, with the St Albans
Football Club booking their place in the 2013 Grand
Final.
Their opponents, Spotswood, entered the game
as clear favourites, despite the Saints beating the
Woodsmen twice during the home and away season.
Finishing in second place on the ladder, Spotswood
were the team most capable to knock off Hoppers
Crossing as the competition’s best, after a string of
good performances heading into the finals.
Yet the Woodsmen’s premiership dreams are now
done and dusted for season 2013, after suffering a 26
point loss at the hands of St.Albans in last Saturday’s
Preliminary Final.
St.Albans got out of the blocks early in the match
taking a three point lead in the opening term,
and continued to dominate for most of the game,
extending their lead at each break.
Whilst Spotswood had just as many inside 50s as
the Saints, inaccuracy hurt the Woodsmen the most,
having had just one less scoring shot than their
counterparts at the final siren- the final score, 6.10
(46), to 11.6 (72).
The Saints’ Steven Ryan ran rampant in a best afield
performance, while teammates Jordan Mune, Jesse
Bickley and Jake Romeo featured among the best.
Anthony Fawcus once again had his kicking boots
on, finishing with four goals for the day, to bring
his year’s total to 51 goals. Jayden Farrugia and
Benjamin Kuypers also added to their recent run
of goalkicking form, adding two majors to their
respective tallies.
After concluding the home-and-away season in
fourth place, St Albans have had a very successful
finals campaign thus far, winning an Elimination
Final (against Deer Park), a Semi Final (against
Albion), and now a Preliminary Final, by an average
Spotswood’s Under 18s team could do little to withstand a
very determined St.Albans outfit in the Preliminary Final
last Saturday. Photo: Lavan Ruban.
of 45 points.
Spotswood started their finals campaign strongly,
with a comprehensive 56 point Qualifying Final win
over Albion. They were then sent into a Semi Final
against Hoppers Crossing, where they were crushed
to the tune of 114 points. As restitution for finishing
second, the club had a second chance, which they
were unable to build on. The Saints on the other
hand, now have their chance at premiership glory,
but it’s not going to be an easy task.
Heading into this week’s Grand Final, Hoppers
Crossing is established favourites, by a country mile.
The two sides met twice earlier in the year with the
Warriors coming out on top in both occasions, by 97
points the first time, and 108 the second - in a game
where the Saints were restricted to just eight points
for the entire game.
But as they say, anything can happen in finals football,
and it doesn’t matter how many games you may have
won or lost throughout the year, it’s how you perform
on the last day in September which really counts.
By: Lavan Ruban
Under 18 Division ONE
Detailed Results
PRELIMINARY FINAL
Butler, M. Formosa, B. Green
ST ALBANS – Goal Kickers: A. Fawcus 4, J.
Farrugia 2, B. Kuypers 2, J. Bickley, J. Cini, A.
Michetti
Best Players: S. Ryan, J. Mune, J. Bickley, J.
Romeo, A. Fawcus, B. Kuypers
SPOTSWOOD 6.10-46 def by
ST ALBANS 11.6-72
SPOTSWOOD – Goal Kickers: L. Butler 2, J.
Kilner, R. McIver, H. Ali, N. Knuckey
Best Players: J. Norton, T. Bennett, K. Jaksic, L.
DIVISION ONE – U18
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division Two – seniors
Venue at 2:15 pm
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DIVISION TWO – U18
Home of the WRFL Finals
DIVISION ONE GRAND FINAL
Under 18s – Hoppers Crossing v St.Albans
FINAL WORDS FROM THE COACH:
HOPPERS CROSSING
The players and coaching staff are extremely excited with the opportunity
the Grand Final gives us. One thing I’ve stressed to the playing group is to
make the most of this week, this game, this opportunity because you never
know when, if ever, the opportunity will arise again.
We have had an interesting preparation. Round 18 we had a bye, first week
of finals off, then last weekend off. So heading into the Grand Final we’ve
played one game in 35 days. Probably not ideal, but we have trained extremely
hard, we have done a few extra running sessions, the intensity and skill level at training is at an
unbelievable level so we are in the best possible shape. They have been an amazing bunch to
coach, super determined, extremely coachable and love to win. It has been a tough decision to
select the final team for today. We’ve used 37 players this year, and there is probably 4 or 5 missing
out on the Grand Final that genuinely deserve to be playing, but that’s the nature of football. I’d
like to thank my assistants, Eric Sorrell and Brad Jamison who have done a great job all year,
Daniel Dimech for running the messages all year, Alan Moody and Paul Furniss the trainers and
Dave Jago for being the team manager. And to Brian Robinson for just doing anything at all on
game day to help!!
Brad Murphy
Hoppers Crossing Under 18s Coach
FINAL WORDS FROM THE COACH:
St ALbans
I’ve been at the club for 11 years now, taking up various roles as an assistant
coach for four years but this is my first year as head coach, and I’ve really
enjoyed it. The year has been a lot tougher than we first thought it was going
to be, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. We finished fourth on the
ladder with 8 wins and 7 losses, but we have really shown what we are capable of
during the finals series, knocking off sides who finished above us and living to fight another day
in the Grand Final. There is a huge buzz of excitement right through the players and club for the
big game. Whilst we’re slightly nervous, all the players are taking it in their stride, and enjoying
the moment. Our preparation this week has been pretty normal, we’re just getting them all to
enjoy Grand Final week and control all nerves that will come with it. All the players are a standout
but there are a few that have stepped up over the past few weeks such as Ben Kuypers #9, Kirk
Chetcuti #10, Jordan Mune #12 and Anthony Fawcus #16. As a team we would like to thank all
the volunteers, players, sponsors and St Albans F.C for their support throughout the year. A huge
thanks also goes to all the parents and staff for making the year as easy for me as they could both
on and off the field.
Daniel Gepp
St.Albans Under 18s Coach
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Division One – Under 18
Home of the WRFL Finals
Grand Final: Saturday September 14th, Avalon Airport Oval at 9.15am
HOPPERS CROSSING
ST ALBANS
Under 18 Coach: Brad Murphy
Home Ground:
Hogans Rd Reserve
Colours – Guernsey:Navy blue with white
warrior logo
– Shorts: Navy Blue
– Socks: Navy Blue
Under 18 Coach
Daniel Gepp
Home Ground:
Kings Park Reserve
Melways Ref.:
Colours– Guernsey:Navy Blue with Red yoke
– Shorts: Navy Blue
– Socks:Red
No. Name
1 Lochlan McDonald
2 Hayden Bray
3 Steven Scolaro
4 Josh Doyle
5 Daniel Strnak
6 Lachlan Rule
7 Blake Jago
8 Lachlan Furniss
9 Jaxon Barnes
10 Nick Jones
11 Alex Chrysostomou
12 Michael Maglogiannis
13 James Grubb
14 Jayke Ewer
15 Nathan Williams
16 Mitch Appleby
17 Josh Furniss
18 Luke Henderson
19 Ahmed Zahraman
20 Kier Bol
21 Kane Galley
22 Angus Holmes
23 John Robinson
24 Jordan Hamilton
25 Jesse Shell
Marco Lunedei
Damien McKenzie
Andrew Mifsud
Adam Miriklis
Brenden Wilson
James Farrugia
Goals Behinds
No. Name
1 Mark Azzorpardi
2 Jesse Bickley
4 Steven Ryan
5 Aaron D’Cruz
6 Trent Kennedy
7 Josh White
8 Jutin Cauchi
9 Ben Kuypers
10 Kirk Chetcuti
12 Jordan Mune
14 Jake Romeo
15 Daniel Hubery
16 Anthony Fawcus
17 Rohan Hatfield
20 Anthony Michetti
21 Dylan Farrugia
25 Andrew Tieppo
27 Jayden Farrugia
28 Tyler Shaw
31 Jordan O’Connor
36 Nathan Kennedy
37 Nick Vella
38 John Cini
40 Aaron Briscoe
42 Wade Fawcett
48 Billy Tran
49 Josh Worsley
Goals Behinds
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UMPIRE APPOINTMENTs
Division One Grand Finals
Seniors
Field
Boundary
Goal
Reserves
Under 18’s
• Greg Denison
• Shamus Dundon
• Christian Brenner
• Mathew Westgarth
• Steve Sutton
• Andrew Wilson
• Adrian O’Donnell
• Geoff Williams
(Emergency)
• Bernie O’Dwyer
• Ryan Webster
(Emergency)
• Paul Dimartino
• Andrew Pietzsch
(Emergency)
• Josh McMorrow
• Sam Grouios
• David Melek
• Lewis Spiker
• Michael Wilson
• Shaun Weise
• Bianca Michetti
• Paul Battaglia
• Tim Moloney
• Adrian Terrill
• Trevor Budge
• Roland Caple
• Lachlan Pietzsch
• Michael Lynch
• Dave Voigt
ALBION FOOTBALL CLUB Inc
The President and Committee of the Albion Football Club
would like to sincerely thank each and every sponsor for their generosity and continued support for
season 2014. We would like to also thank all our members and volunteers who have assisted and
supported our great club throughout 2013.
In preparation for the 2014 season the Albion Football Club are seeking the following coaching positions.
A1 Senior Coach
A1 Reserves Coach
A1 Under 18s
U16, U14 & U12
All applications must have accreditation or be prepared to complete the appropriate coaching course.
All junior coaching applications must have Working with children certificate.
Written applications stating previous experience and personal details should be emailed to The
Administrator: [email protected]
For enquiries please contact Debbie Jackman on 0432050097 or Terry Cooper 0411852508
Applications Close Friday 6th September.
AGM will be held on Wednesday 16th October at 7pm at JR parsons Reserve.
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Umpires corner
By Graeme Hodgart
This weekend we look
forward to the last few
games of the 2013 season
with the expectation that
they will provide thrilling
contests. While some
teams will walk away
grasping the Premiership
cup others will be left
to ponder about missed
opportunities.
Of course, for the
majority of teams whose
season has entered into Umpires who adjudicated in the Division Two Senior Grand Final were presented with a special
‘holiday mode’, they can trophy for their efforts. Photo Jesse Johnstone.
relax for at least a couple
Grand Finals), some empathy needs to be reserved
of months before thinking about pre-season training to those who are filled with disappointment. One
for season 2014. Yet what some people may not wise person once said, “Well, there is always next
realise, is that the WRFL umpiring fraternity is very year.” Whilst this may be true, there will be a certain
much the same.
percentage of umpires who will unfortunately not be
returning to the WRFL umpiring ranks next season
As the end of the home-and-away season drew to a
for various reasons.
close, there were a number of field, boundary and
goal umpires, who knew that as soon at the finals The WRFL and the umpiring fraternity realises that
series began, their services would no longer be the retention of umpires is one of the most critical
required. Based on their skills and dedication, some areas facing the league in the present age. Once again
umpires were fortunate enough to be appointed to the WRFL in 2013 had a mass influx of younger
junior finals and/or junior Grand Finals. This was people deciding to try their hand at umpiring.
a chance to reward those who had regularly turned Hopefully many of them will continue their umpiring
out on Sundays to umpire or mentor in the junior careers next season and be an active part in the junior
grades. Others who were not considered to be up or senior finals in 2014.
to the standard of umpiring required for the senior
finals were also given junior finals. This was a great On a personal note, I’d like to thank the WRFL for
opportunity for many umpires to get their first taste of allowing the umpires to have a regular column in the
finals football and gain some finals experience which Footy Record. Thanks also to those readers who take
time out each week to read The Umpires Corner and
they can build on in the future.
I hope that the variety of articles has been enjoyable
As the weeks of the senior finals marched on, less and informative. Special mentions must go those
umpires were required to adjudicate each week umpires who provided personal details for various
as teams too, would drop out of finals contention. articles and to Barry Webster who has provided some
This meant that only a select few progressed to the of the factual information and many photographs
next round and understandably disappointed some used in The Umpires Corner. Finally, a big thankumpires that they were not required for the next you to Kirstie Fitzgerald from the WRFL who has
week. Despite this, those who were chosen would assisted in organising and publishing this column
have been pleased to reach a higher level of umpiring each week.
than in previous years.
Until then, good luck to all the umpires who are
While congratulations are to be given to those who stepping out onto the big stage today and may the
are umpiring in today’s Grand Finals (and also those umpiring Gods be with them!
who were involved in last week’s Division Two
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who will the 2013 Melbourne
InjUry Lawers Unsung hero be?
While we all tend to focus on what happens on the field,
especially around finals time, the Western Region Football
League believes it’s also very important to recognize the
‘unsung heroes’ for without whom, we wouldn’t have a
league to play in. These men and women, boys and girls
work tirelessly for their local club, without looking for or
receiving the public recognition and acknowledgment they
deserve. While we are sure all clubs show their appreciation
in their own way to these volunteers, as a league we also
need to recognize them. An Unsung Hero may be someone
who marks the lines, strap the goal posts, cut the oranges,
clean up the rooms, help out with the juniors, pick up
elderly supporters to take to the game and a million and
one other things that get done around the club every week.
All these jobs are ‘assumed’ by the general public to ‘just
happen’ …….because they always have.
René Van Kuyk
Umpires App. Secretary
Raquel Smith
Braybrook FC
Melbourne Injury Lawyers make this award possible.
Melbourne Injury Lawyers, who have a number of offices
around the metropolitan area, including Altona, became
a sponsor of the WRFL in 2011 and see this award as
a positive way to support the community within they
operate.
Below are the top five nominees who have been
shortlisted for the 2013 Unsung Hero award by their club
and association. Congratulations to all those volunteers
who work tirelessly week in and week out and best of
luck to the top five nominees below, you deserve all the
recognition that comes your way.
The winner of the 2013 Melbourne Injury Lawyers
Unsung Hero Award will be announced on October 4 at
the WRFL Senior Presentation evening and publicized
through our E newsletter and website.
Les Stuart
Port Melb Colts FC
Steve Krstevski
Deer Park FC Treasurer
Jimmy Xydias
Spotswood FC
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MATCH OF THE
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The WYN FM Match of the Round this week will be Division One’s Grand Final between
Spotswood v Deer Park at Avalon Airport Oval this Saturday at 2:30pm.
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of the game with Steve Thom, Kevin Hillier, Adam Lux, John McLaurin, stats King Andrew
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into 88.9 WYN FM from 1pm-6pm for all the latest results and news from around the grounds
that day.
HOPPERS CROSSING FOOTBALL CLUB
The Hoppers Crossing Football club would like to thank all our sponsors for their
generosity and continued support for season 2013.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank all our coaches, players, volunteers
and members for your assistance and support of our football club.
Applications are invited for the following coaching positions for season 2014.
SENIOR COACH – Playing or Non-Playing
RESERVES COACH
UNDER 18 div1 & 18 div 2
Applications are also invited for all junior coaching positions
U16 x 2, U14 x 2, U12 x 2, U11 x 2, U10 x 2, U9 x 2
Please forward applications to [email protected]
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BARRY PRIEST MEDAL
out the silky skills
of St.Albans’ dualBarry Priest Medallist
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Senior Presentation
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WRFL Footy Record
nominated one player
from the final four
teams we think are
the most likely to WRFL legend Barry Priest
be in the mix for the pictured with 2012 winner
Barry Priest Medal Chris O’Keefe.
for season 2013.
Named after one of the Western Region Football
League’s legendary players, the Barry Priest Medal
is one of the league’s most prestigious individual
awards. Held in high esteem by all players, the
award recognises the best and fairest player in the
Division One competition throughout the home
and away season. This year, we have seen many
great standout players from various Division One
clubs, many of whom are sure to poll well. Minor
premiers Deer Park have had an outstanding year to
date, with Chris Stewart, Shannon Broadbent and
Shaun Harrison leading the charge, whilst reigning
Barry Priest medallist Chris O’Keefe has also had a
stellar year for Spotswood and is sure to be a strong
contender this time around. Despite missing a spot
in the big dance this weekend, Sunshine’s Russell
Douglas and Altona’s Steven Kennedy are also likely
to be in the mix, after stringing together numerous
best on ground performances. And who could rule
Shannon Broadbent
Deer Park Football Club
20 matches, 7 goals, 10 x named in the best.
A new face to the club this season, Broadbent has had
a stellar year for the Lions in 2013, taking up the role
of a midfielder. Whilst he may not be the quickest
player in the centre square, Broadbent’s work horse
attitude sees him get his hands on the ball a fair bit,
racking up numerous clearances each week. Whilst he
specialises in the midfield, Broadbent has the ability
to play well in any position on the field. A selfless
team player, Broadbent has been a key asset for the
Lions, feeding the ball out to quick midfielders and
commonly found at the bottom of every pack. With a
strong team around to support him, Broadbent should
poll well this season.
Steven Kennedy
Altona Football Club
19 matches, 22 goals, 12 x named in the best.
Despite a disappointing season for the reigning
premiers, Steven Kennedy was one silver lining
for season 2013. Dubbed Mr. Consistent in an
inconsistent team, Kennedy’s versatility to dominate
the midfield whilst also going forward to sneak a
few cheeky goals proved a key asset for the Vikings.
Racking up numerous possessions week in week out,
Kennedy shone throughout the finals series, finding
a lot of the ball in his Elimination match against
St.Albans. A player who was a long-shot to win the
coveted award at the start of the season could in fact
have done enough to claim the league’s top individual
honour.
Russell Douglas
Sunshine Football Club
21 matches, 12 goals, 14 x named in the best.
Known as one of the Kangaroos’ hard ball getters,
Russell Douglas has returned to the Sunshine Football
Club on a mission. Whilst he may not be as quick as
other midfielders in the competition, Douglas makes
up for it with his hard working, blue collar efforts in
and under the packs. Having being crowned the Barry
Priest medallist in 2007, Douglas is likely to be the
surprise packet of the competition’s most prestigious
award.
Chris O’Keefe
Spotswood Football Club
19 matches, 38 goals, 9 x named in the best.
Taking on the role as playing coach this year, O’Keefe
has lead the way for the Woodsmen both on and off
the field this year, with his determination and silky
skills. Admired by many football fans, O’Keefe
has had yet another impressive year, continuing
his dominance in the centre square as one of the
Woodsmen’s main ball magnets. Whilst his team
will be looking to clinch the Premiership they so
devastatingly missed out on last year by just one
point, O’Keefe’s consistency will no doubt see the
reigning medallist poll highly again this year.
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WRFL CELEBRITY FOOTBALL TIPSTERS
2013 Finals Series
Lyn McLeod
Andrew Muscat
Sarah Melville
WRFL Stats
Luke D’Anello
Leader Newspapers
A4e Group
Division 1 Sponsors
DIVISION 1 SENIORS
Spotswood by 15pts
DIVISION 1 SENIORS
Spotswood by 9 pts
DIVISION 1 SENIORS
Spotswood by 11 pts
DIVISION 1 SENIORS
Spotswood by 10pts
DIVISION 1 RESERVES
Altona by 19pts
DIVISION 1 RESERVES
Altona by 20 pts
DIVISION 1 RESERVES
Altona by 22 pts
DIVISION 1 RESERVES
Altona by 5pts
WRFL EVENTS
DIVISION 1 U18s
DIVISION 1 U18s
DIVISION 1 U18s
Hoppers Crossing by 21pts Hoppers Crossing by 43 pts Hoppers Crossing by 24 pts
DIVISION 1 U18s
Hoppers by 6pts
TOTAL: 24
TOTAL: 18
TOTAL: 17
TOTAL: 22
LEADER
Mark Penaluna
LEADER
René Van Kuyk
Reif Keceli
CEO Werribee Football Club
U18, U16 and U15 Sponsors
Umpires Appointment
Secretary
Liam Twomey
Star Newspaper Group
Trade Institute of Victoria
Division 2 Sponsors
DIVISION 1 SENIORS
Deer Park by 7pts
DIVISION 1 SENIORS
Deer Park by 8 pts
DIV 1 SENIORS
Spotswood by 6pts
DIVISION 1 SENIORS
Deer park 12 pts
DIVISION 1 RESERVES
Altona by 23pts
DIVISION 1 RESERVES
Altona by 19 points
DIV 1 RESERVES
Altona by 10pts
DIVISION 1 RESERVES
Altona 5 pts
DIV 1 UNDER 18s
DIVISION 1 U18s
DIVISION 1 U18s
Hoppers Crossing by 39 pts Hoppers Crossing by 62 pts Hoppers Crossing by 20pts
TOTAL: 21
TOTAL: 26
TOTAL: 26
DIVISION 1 U18s
St Albans 7 pts
TOTAL: 18
TRIBUNAL REPORT
NO TRIBUNAL RESULTS for September 7-8th
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WRFL FOOTY RECORD
2013 Division One
Team of the year
BACKS:
Joey Halloran
(Altona)
Sam Hunt
(Deer Park)
Lucas Hill
(Sunshine)
Half BACKS:
Elliott Wood
(Spotswood)
Jackson Barling
(Deer Park)
Steve Kennedy
(Altona)
centres:
Jessi
BradLampi
Sutcliffe
Shannon
DashBroadbent
Barolli
(Sanctuary
(Port Melb.
Lakes)
Colts)
(Glen
(Deer Orden)
Park)
Michael
Devon
Fogarty
Ellis
(Wyndhamvale
(Spotswood) Falcons)
half forwards:
Todd Finco
Murray Boyd
(Albion)
(Spotswood)
Kwame McHarg
(Deer Park)
forwards:
Christian Elliott
(Spotswood)
Patrick Wiggins
(Sunshine)
Tim Jenkins (C)
(St.Albans)
RUCKS:
Chris Stewart (V/C)
(Deer Park)
Mitch Hahn
(Sunshine)
Chris O’Keefe
(Spotswood)
Interchange:
Justin Dorward (Spotswood)
Marc Dawson (St. Albans)
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Joel West (St. Albans)
Russell Douglas (Sunshine)
COACHcaptain
Brett Jacobs Tim Jenkins
(Sunshine)
(St. Albans)
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WRFL FOOTY RECORD
IMages of the week
Division Two Grand Final
It was a great turn out at the WRFL Life Members Function last
Sunday, where many past greats of the league came together to
celebrate the induction of Parkside’s Jim Lee as a WRFL Life
Member. Photo: Jesse Johnstone.
This Parkside Reserves player was a little excited to say the
least, after securing a nail biting 2 point Grand Final win
over league newcomers Manor Lakes. Photo: Darrell Jones.
Despite winning the Division Two Under 18s Grand Final,
it was great to see this Glen Orden player show respect and
good sportsmanship towards his Newport Power opponents.
Photo: John Tsavdaridis.
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The Yze brothers share a high five, after kicking seven goals
between them in their 43 point over Parkside.
Photo: Darrell Jones.
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The Board of Directors of the SFC would like to thank
each and every Sponsor for their generosity and valued
contribution for the 2013 Season.
Online Strategy Solutions
Seiva
Able Industries Engineering
Mona Castle Hotel
Hi Mark Press
McIver Contractors
JD Electrical
Donkey Hill Olive Oil
Mad Recruitment
Grill’d
A & B Interiors
Jet Couriers
Flip Apparel
Hinbro Milk
Williamstown FC
Reece Plumbing
RP Panels
The Famous Blue Raincoat
Spottiswoode Hotel
Melbourne Indoor Paintball
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WRFL FOOTY RECORD
2013 WRFL-WESTERN
BULLDOGS JUNIOR
HEARTLAND AWARD
WESTERN REGION
FOOTBALL LEAGUE
WESTERN
BULLDOGS
WESTERN REGION
FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Congratulations to every WRFL junior player who received a Heartland
Award this
year. You have all displayed great courage, fairness, determination and sportsmanship
which is fantastic to see in our junior competition.
Werribee Centrals Under 10 Blue player Jessica Spall.
Sanctuary Lakes Under 11B player Declan Boudrie.
Point Cook Under 10 Red player Bowen Ware.
Caroline Springs Under 11C player Caelin Bulner.
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