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SKOB features prominently on VAFA Awards Night

Mitch Brown places second in Woodrow Medal

Three votes in the last match of the season between University Blacks and St Kevin’s capped off a stunning 2017 Woodrow Medal count with Bede Mahon saluting on the VAFA’s night of nights at Crown’s River Room.

Sitting equal-first with Mitch Brown (SKOB), Ross Young (Blues) and an ineligible Matt Thomas (OMs) on 14 votes at the end of Round 17, Mahon polled the maximum in the Blacks’ loss to SKOB to win the award three votes clear.

The Blacks’ skipper took five rounds to poll his first lot of votes with a best-on-ground performance against St Bedes/Mentone Tigers in Round 5 before going quiet again until Round 9. However, the star midfielder stormed home with nine votes in the last four rounds, drawing level with a three-vote performance in Round 17 and repeating the effort in the final match of the season.

Brown, Young and Thomas each sat equal-second on 14 votes, while Lachlan Ferguson (Coll) and Jason Tutt (DLS) were equal-fifth on 12. Ferguson led the count after polling maximum votes four times in the first 10 rounds but injury curtailed the remainder of his home and away season.

SKOB and Blues boast the highest number of vote-getters with 16 each, one ahead of Old Xaverians.

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Under 19 Reserves go Back to Back to Back, Reserves progress to GF

From the President

A great weekend of football for the St Kevin's Old Boys with the Under 19 Premier Reserves defeating De La in the Grand Final and our Reserves side joining the Seniors and Premier Thirds Gold teams in this weeks Grand Finals.

For our Under 19 Reserve side, it's three in a row with Ian Ledder guiding the side to victory in 2015, Jon Taylor in 2016 and now Wayne Oswald. Our success in the Under 19 competitions has been outstanding, which is both reflective of the great coaching staff and programs implemented at the Club, but the grounding and tuition that the College Football Program provides them with.  It certainly is a terrific advantage for us.

A quick snapshot:

2011 - U19 South  - Finals

2012 - U19 South - Finals

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SKOB advance to Premier Grand Final

St Kevin’s booked a grand final spot with a 23-point victory over University Blues at Trevor Barker Oval today. Leading by 14 points at three quarter time, SKOB ignited with six goals to four in the fourth on the back of an inspired performance from Steven Salopek. Jay Schulz top-scored with three goals while Gerard Gleeson and Lachie Sullivan continued their outstanding individual seasons with a bevy of disposals for SKOB. Tim Geappen kicked five goals for the Blues and Dale Hinkley gave his best performance for the season, but they suffered their first loss from their past 11 outings.

The Blues will now face off with the winner of tomorrow’s elimination final between Collegians and De La Salle.

Final Scores: SKOB 15.12.102 def Uni Blues 12.7.79

Goal Kickers: J. Schulz 3, S. Gilham 2, L. Sullivan 2, G. Gleeson, J. Salopek, B. Kanakis, T. Jok, M. Brown, J. Holden, J. Wallis, H. Parkes
Best Players: S. Salopek, G. Gleeson, L. Sullivan, W. Coates, J. Wallis, T. Jok

VAFA Premier: St Kevin’s has a shot at first top flight premiership after beating Uni Blues in semi-final

Phil Skeggs, Stonnington Leader

ST KEVIN’S is a red-hot chance to claim its first top flight VAFA flag after a 23-point semi-final win over University Blues at Trevor Barker Oval in Sandringham on Saturday.

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The Finals are here!

St Kevin's will kick off its 2017 finals campaign against Uni Blues this Saturday in their quest for Premiership glory. SKOB have had an outstanding home and away season, as too have the Blues who came home like a steam train in the final rounds to claim second spot. It's going to be a cracking contest, the winner advancing to the William Buck Premier Grand Final whilst the loser lives to fight another day.

The Reserves and both Premier Thirds sides (Gold & Green) are right in the hunt in season 2017. The Reserves have hit form at the right end of the season and with a healthy list, spots in the final 22 will be hard to come by.  Old foe Old Melburnian's stand in SKOB's way of progressing to next weeks Preliminary Final.

SKOB Gold in the Thirds competition once again have been at the top of the table for the majority of the season and will be looking to atone for its straight sets exit in 2016.  Our Under 23 team (Green) recorded 13 wins for the season, showing the great wealth of talent currently playing at the Club.  Old Xav's are the opponents for both our Thirds teams, so there be no shortage of motivation for victory on the weekend.

Finally, the Under 19 Reserves side gets another chance to reach the big dance, again the young men from Old Xavs standing in their way!   

Finals footy is here - GO SKOB!

Finals Fixtures

Saturday September 9th

Seniors
SKOB v Uni Blues
Trevor Barker Oval - 2pm

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SKOB Milestones

Billy Coates

The club would like to congratulate one of our favourites Bill Coates on his 100th game. 
 
Bill started his time at skob in 2012 in the U 19's after a successful couple of years in the SKC first XVIII programme (2011 First XVIII Premiership Player)
 
After enjoying his time with his mates in the 19's, his footballing ability led him to to the senior team late in the year where he made an immediate impact  as a key position forward. 
 
He became somewhat of a utility in his first couple of years in the Seniors. Playing a combination of key forward and ruck before being settled down at centre half back in 2014.
 
In recent years Bill has become one of the premier key defenders in the competition, winning the Jack Douglas Medal as SKOBs best and fairest for 2016 and this year he represented the VAFA at senior level with distinction. 
 
There are not too many more popular figures within our club then Bill Coates and we all congratulate you and your family on both your achievements to date and the great character that you are. 

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Anthony Kirwan

Anthony Kirwan joined SKOBs in 2011, after a successful football career at St Kevin’s College where he was a member of the 2010 First XVIII team.

He went on to play 32 Under 19 games, before gaining Senior selection in 2013.

He has gone on to play a number of senior and reserve games, taming some of the biggest forwards/beasts in the VAFA, but this year he has become a valuable member of the Premier Thirds Gold side, with the hope of adding a Premiership to his SKOB career.

Anthony is not only a huge asset to have on the ground, but it is his off the ground presence and energy that makes him such a loved individual around the club as he provides plenty or laughs and stories that sometimes have a little bit of ‘mayo’ on the top! Well done ‘Maxy’.

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