OUR FIRST SPONSORS COME ON BOARD
PRACTICE MATCH v KNOX WOMEN’S FOOTBALL CLUB
Sunday 26 March 2017
Our women’s team played their first practice match for season 2017 against Knox FC in front of a massive crowd as a part of a Charity Football Day in support of Brain Cancer Research. The Knox Women’s Football Club was established in 2014. At the commencement of 2017 they had U/12s, U15s, Juniors, Reserves and a Senior Women’s team and provided pathways into VFL and AFLW. This was going to be a tough contest for our girls!
As always, expectations were exceeded – after leading with 5 minutes to go the Saints went down by 5 points in a thriller!
This game was a part of a huge Charity Football Day in
support of Brain Cancer Research. St Mary’s Salesian Men’s Seniors played the
Glen Waverley Hawks for the inaugural Evan Evans Cup. The game was supported by
St Mary’s Salesian AFC, Glen Waverley Hawks, Knox Cricket Club, Knox Junior
Football Club, Knox Senior Football club, Waverley Golf Club and the EFL who all
came together to raise funds for Cure 4
Brain Cancer research.
10.00am: Reserves: St Mary’s Salesian v Glen Waverley Hawks
12 noon: Women’s : St Mary’s Salesian v Knox
2.15pm: Seniors: St Mary’s Salesian v Glen Waverley Hawks for The Evan Evans Cup
The Saints brought home the inaugural Evan Evans Cup after defeating Glen Waverley Hawks by 20 points.
Friday 31 March 2017
Our men’s and women’s players came together for the first time to launch Season 2017 with a dinner in the clubrooms at Ferndale Park. Our guest speaker was former Hawthorn champion Peter Knights, and the launch was also addressed by Club President David Malcolm and our Women’s (1) Coach Damian Sutherland. The tone was set early for a one-club environment where all players from all teams participate equally in the life of the club.
VAFA LIGHTNING PREMIERSHIP
Sunday April 2, 2017, Sportscover Arena, Elsternwick Park
The VAFA kicked-off it’s first season of Women’s Football with a Lightining Premiership Competion held on the weekend before the first Round. Twenty four teams and over 700 players took part in the Competition. Twelve teams participated each day, and each team played three matches with the top two, based on points and percentage, doing battle in the grand final each day. Each match consisted of 2 x 15 minute halves with no time on and a 5 minute half time interval. We entered two teams in the Competition, and were drawn to play on Sunday April 2.
ST MARY’S SALESIAN (1)
Katrina Aabryn; Jacinta Anderson; Maria Baker; Grace Barry; Steph Binks; Jas Cannizzo; Lisa Davie; Sarah Duldig; Holly Ellis; Vivienne Ellis; Natasha Hastie; Isobel Leggett; Fiona Murphy; Sarah Papadimitriou; Tash Rappos; Nicole Shue; Kayla Smith; Chloe Soderstrom; Eliza Stanley; Mads Stanley; Mieke Thorbecke; Lucy Turnbull; Michelle West; Sarah Yule
Coach: Damian Sutherland
Draw: v Old Mentonians; v Beaumaris; v SKOB (2)
ST MARY’S SALESIAN (2)
Alice Angley; Zoe Baggot; Meg Boyd; Maddie Campbell; Brittany Clark; Shannen Cooper; Madelyn Croxford; Courtney Davies-Kildea; Fran Di Natale; Anna Drayton; Penny Heath; Annie Javernik; Alice MacNamara; Paige Mercer; Maddy Nunan; Alice Nunan; Elly Obradov; Dallis Op’t Hoog; Zali Rayment; Eliza Tivendale; Pip Wallish; Jean White
Coach: Simon Brownhill
Draw: v Mazenod; v Ormond; v Therry Penola
St Mary’s Salesian (1) and Marcellin both went through the round-robin stage undefeated and met in the Grand Final. Kicking with the Elsternwick breeze in the first half, Marcellin shot out to a four goal lead before the Saints rallied and piled on three unanswered goals in the second half. Despite having the ascendancy, the Saints were unable to overcome the strong defence of the Sheagles late in the match. The ball remained locked in our forward half but Marcellin held on to record a seven point win.
St Marys Salesian 3.0 (18) def by Marcellin 4. 1 (25)