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Round 6 Review

COLLEGIANS POWER AWAY UNDER SATURDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Collegians proved too strong in the top of the table clash on Saturday night. Collegians led from start to finish, with a blistering seven goal second term giving the home side a commanding lead at the main break. SKOB showed some resistance and fight in the third term, but Collegians continued to hit the scoreboard and in end the final term it become a rout, with a six goal to one final quarter.  Collegians continue its unbeated run in 2017 with a 90 point win.

For SKOB, Henry Parkes was the sides only multiple goal kicker, with Jok, Kanakis and Cricthley named the sides best. 

There was better news across the grades, our two womens teams had tremendous wins, the Reserves defeated Collegians with Shaun Kennedy booting four, our 19's side recent dominance continued over Old Xavs and both our Premier Thirds chalked up wins. 

SKOB IN THE MEDIA

What just happened in William Buck Premier?

After the Round 5 blockbuster between St Kevin’s and Old Xaverians – a match several doyens of Amateur football rated as one of the greatest ever – the Collegians-SKOB clash was meant to be the worthy successor.

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MAY DAY BALL COCKTAIL PARTY

One of SKOB's favorite nights is the May Day Cocktail Party, that right - the May Day Cocktail Party.Held on Saturday May 27th at the Emerson Rooftop, SKOBBERS young and old will dance the night away.

Tickets are $75 and included Beer, Wine, Champagne and nibbles from 7:30pm to 11pm.

We encourage all players to bring their partners, family and friends to what is always a sensational night.

LOCATION : Emerson Rooftop, 143/145 Commercial Rd, South Yarra, Victoria

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Round 5: SKOB storms home to make it 5 from 5

FROM THE PRESIDENT

We had one of the best teams I've ever seen at SKOB last week, but it was on a Thursday night - Steak Night.

Robin Bowles led superbly and was supported on the BBQ by Ben Garvey and John Gilham. Inside Louise Wood, the driving force behind the change, was assisted by Kate Di Natale and Lisa Ginies who put together the accompanying salads and baked potatoes. We cooked 105 steaks and over 100 hotdogs - there were a lot of hungry mouths to feed!

Thank you to this well-oiled machine. I’m sure this was the reason behind the seniors comeback victory.

We have a special report from Michael Kelly below on Saturday's corker, so I won’t expand on a performance I haven’t seen since the 2015 Grand Final.  Emotionally, it was a de ju and certainly not good for the heart second time round!

Saints Premier had a great win and look setup for the season while Saints Premier Reserves fell short by a point (not enough steak) but are gelling well as a team. Under 19 Premier had a solid win sitting fourth on the ladder. Both Thirds and the other two Under 19’s unfortunately played each other which on a positive guaranteed two wins, hopefully we can get a solution by 2018. SKOB White, the third Under 19 team coached by Will Doble have been up against it each week playing three grades over where they should be but improve every week, another great SKOB team that I am really proud of.

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VALE - JOHN FILGATE

It is with great sadness that we inform the SKOB Community of the passing of SKOB great John Filgate.

Burton (John) Filgate was one of SKOB’s early champions. He commenced in 1952, only 5 years after SKOB’s first entered a team in the VAFA.

He went on to play 154 senior games over an 11 year period.

John was a tall, powerfully built ruckman. In his first year at SKOB, he won the Senior Best & Fairest and was also a member of the D Grade Premiership team. He won the B & F again in the following year and was named in SKOB’s 1950’s Team of the Decade.

John was also a gifted athlete and represented the Old Boys Athletic Club for many years.

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Round 4 Review - SKOB remain unbeaten

ROUND FOUR SUMMARY

St Kevin’s leapfrogged Collegians to take top spot on the William Buck Premier ladder with a comprehensive 84-point victory over Beaumaris at Banksia Reserve. SKOB held the Sharks to just two goals by the half time break, while sending through 8.12 of their own for a 48-point lead. Despite the Sharks more than tripling their score by game’s end, SKOB proved too powerful as their defensive pressure on the ball carrier was again a highlight. Henry Parkes (four) and Zach Ginies (four) combined for eight as Ginies continued his goal kicking form after bagging five last week. Connor Ross provided great run and carry for SKOB alongside standout performances from Gerard Gleeson and Nick Wood.

Our Saints teams were both victorious whilst our Masters notched up its first victory of the season with a sterling performance against Brunswick. Make sure you check out Mako's comprehensive match report below. 

 

SKOB SLAY SHARKS

SKOB won their 4th game of the 2017 season, and moved to the top of the Premier A ladder with a comprehensive victory over Beaumaris.

The game started in cold wet and blustery conditions, with Beaumaris having the advantage of a strong wind in the first quarter.

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Round 3 Review

SKOB IMPRESS AT THE KING

St Kevin’s produced their most impressive performance of the season to date, defeating Old Trinity by 39 points at TH King Oval.

Neither side kicked accurately in the first half but 19 scoring shots to eight gave SKOB a 36-point lead at the main break. Luther Juric and Anthony Scott led the T’s third-term comeback, with the slick left-footer nailing 3.2 and helping to bring the T’s to within 12 points at three quarter time.

However, SKOB proved too strong down the stretch and kicked five goals to one in the final term, with Gerard Gleeson (one) and Zac Ginies (five) leading the charge. Nick Wood continued his standout season and Steven Salopek returned for a successful first match back after announcing his retirement last year.

Young T’s ruckman, Harry Thompson, fought hard against Mark Jamar all day in a standout display. The T’s played a man down when Nick Meerman went off with injury in the first quarter as did SKOB.

(from the VAFA website)

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SKOB make it two in a row

St Kevin’s maintained their unbeaten streak at the top of William Buck Premier with a four-goal victory over De La Salle at Waverley Oval. Ben Dowd was the pick of the SKOB’s as Jay Schulz, Billy Kanakis, Zach Ginies and Mark Jamar kicked two goals each. Adrian Indovino (four) was damaging in front of goal for De La while Tom Humphrey and Jason Tutt led from the front, but they were unable to solidify their first win and sit ninth on the ladder.

(from vafa.com.au)

St Kevin’s showcased the utmost confidence in their pre-season recruitment policy and have since started the season with impressive victories over University Blues and De La Salle. Tall timber was the main ingredient coming into SKOB with the well-publicised enlistment of Jay Schulz, Mark Jamar and Mitch Brown but having defeated the fast-paced De La by four goals at Waverley Oval, pace seems not the slightest issue.

After kicking just one goal in the first term, the engine room of Ben Dowd and Nick Wood accelerated and helped SKOB to 12 of the next 19 goals while somewhat negating the running power of De La on home soil.

Despite their second consecutive loss, De La will certainly hit their straps in coming weeks with Adrian Indovino’s four goals to close out the match as promising as the ball-winning ability of Jason Tutt and the Williams brothers.

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Lizzie's Time to Shine, SKOB Leaders, Round 2 Preview & More

Lizzie's Time to Shine

SKOBFC congratulates Lizzie Wardlaw from the Saints, after her selection to represent the St Kilda Football Club Women's team in an exhibition curtain raiser match before St Kilda v Geelong on Sunday at Etihad Stadium.

The selection recognises Lizzie's great talent whilst also identfying her as a player to watch as the AFL Women's Competition grows in the coming years.

According to team mates, Lizzie is a skillful, intelligent player and lightening quick across the ground. She is a very reserved and humble character. 

All from SKOB wish Lizzie the best of luck on Sunday.

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From the St Kilda website:

On Sunday 23 April at 12:45 pm a dedicated team of women will live out their dream of playing at the beloved Etihad Stadium, in front of an excited crowd, wearing the Saints guernsey. The newly establish St Kilda Women’s team will take to the field before the Round 5 clash against Geelong with high hopes of taking home the ANZAC Challenge Cup.

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Friday Night Lights - Saints v Fitzroy-ACU

The SKOB Saints will be in the spotlight this Friday Night as they tackle Fitzroy-ACU under lights at the hallowed Victoria Park.

The Saints hit the ground full of running in Round 1, with a comprehensive win over Ajax.  Fitzroy-ACU were also dominant in the opening round, defeating the Brunswick Renegades by seven goals. 

We encourage all SKOBBER's to get down to Vic Park and support the Saints as they look to make it two in a row.

First bounce is at 7:20pm.

GO SAINTS.

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Sully named Round 1 Grill'd Rising Star

Congratulations to Lachlan Sullivan who has been named the Round 1 Grill’d Rising Star for his three-goal haul and starring performance in St Kevin’s 42-point victory against University Blues in Round 1.

Lachlan first started playing at St Kevin’s when he was a student at the college in 2010 and played for the school’s first U18 football team from year 10 through to year 12. He commenced his career at SKOB’S in 2016 having also played with Port Melbourne in that year.

Lachlan plays a lot like Jack Ziebell with his attack on the ball and has many strengths; including, being a tough inside mid providing options up forward, skillful with the football and he is renowned for loving his leftovers at St Kevin’s.

Lachlan has a great work ethic and trains very well in every session.

Senior coach, Shannon Grant, describes Lachlan as having a good attitude for a young guy and that is one of the main reasons he has started so well.

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Ladies Luncheon

Ladies of SKOB - it's your turn to enjoy the footy in style.

Saturday 29th April is the date as SKOB tackles Old Trinity

The luncheon is kicking off at 11:45am. Gentlemen are also welcome.

The price is $50 per head and includes a three-course meal.

SKOB in Business Members are complimentary. 

All attendees must book online for catering purposes.

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SKOB triumph at the King

St Kevin's has started the 2017 William Buck Premier season in fine style, defeating Uni Blues by 42 points at the King on Saturday.

SKOB led from start to finish to record the seven goal win, eleven skobbers hitting the scoreboard pleasing coach Shannon Grant. 

Here is a brief summary from the VAFA website.  More to follow shortly on the Seniors great start. 

St Kevin’s vice-captain Nick Wood led from the front as his side secured a comprehensive seven-goal victory over University Blues at TH King Oval. Wood kicked three goals for the match and racked up disposals at will as SKOB outscored their opponents in every quarter. Lachlan Sullivan bagged three for the home side while Mitch Brown registered the first goal for the day with a 55m bomb. Ross Young made a successful return to the Blues after a year in the country and Kieran Harper was hard at the contest all day.

Scores, Goal Kickers & Best Players

Seniors

SKOB 15.15. 103 def Uni Blues 8.13. 61

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Round One is here!

Round One is here!

Finally, after a long and arduous pre-season that's seen the appointment of a new Senior Coach, addition of a second women's team and plenty of blood, sweat & tears behind the scenes, the footy is back this weekend!

It's a significant year for the St Kevin's Old Boys as we celebrate our 70th Year.  In 2017, SKOB will

  • field 10 Teams
  • allow 250+ players to participate each week
  • become the biggest Senior Club in the Country 

It takes a lot of tireless work from a great number of people, and i'd like to acknowledge the tremendous work our committee and volunteers put in prior to the commencement of the season. We still require volunteers on game day, so please put your hand up and don't leave it up to others.

I encourage you also to come down to the King on Thursday night for selection, dinner and a few beers.

That's all from me, but please remember we have our Double Header luncheons this weekend.  I'd like to see the King Rooms packed on Saturday & Sunday, so please get your payments in.

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My Active Life - School Holiday Program

Join SKOBBER's Mark Jamar & Jay Schulz these school holidays!

Registrations are now OPEN for our first school holiday program. Register by Monday 3rd April for your child to have a great time being active these school holidays!

Head to www.myactivelife.melbourne to register.

WHEN AND WHERE

Monday 10th of April – Wednesday 12th of April
TH King Oval and Pavilion in Glen Iris (High Street)
9am to 5pm

TIME

Activities will run between 9:30 and 3pm, with supervision until 5 pm for those parents who need a bit more time to leave work to pick up the kids!

Your child can arrive anytime between 8:30am and 9:15am, We will be there!

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Round 1 Luncheons

DOUBLE HEADER LUNCHEONS TO KICK OFF ROUND 1

Our Luncheons start early in 2017, with University Blues our opponents for the Seniors and Reserves in Round One at the King.  Similarly, our Saints and Masters sides are also at home on the Sunday.

This will be the first time we have had luncheons on consecutive days, and our first luncheons for our Saints & Masters teams. It is going to be a big weekend for the Club and we'd like to see as many parents, supporters, siblings & Weeping Willows join us on Saturday or Sunday to support our teams in action.

Booking your spot or table is easy, it can be done online with a few clicks. 

Weeping Willow member cost is $35 and non-Weeping Willow cost is $50.

It's going to be a great day, so please start organizing your tables now and getting your payments in.

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Pre-Season Update

FROM THE PRESIDENT

It is not long now until the first bounce and the Club is shaping up beautifully for the 2017 season.  We've had great numbers on the training track and we are full steam ahead with our second women's team, which is fantastic.

Our Players have been through a grueling pre-season campaign, including a camp at Barwon Heads, with some of our up and coming players given the chance to impress in a hit out against the home side. 

Off the field there is a lot happening, so I do apologise for a lengthy report, but it's important we get the information out there and to start getting responses from our loyal and ever growing supporter base. 

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2017 Player Registrations & Sub Payments

2017 SKOBBERS & SAINTS,

Two very important registrations must be completed by all players wishing to play at any level of the VAFA in 2017 - VAFA Registration and Subs Payments.

Player Registrations

This must be done if you plan to play for St Kevin's in the Seniors, Reserves, Thirds, U19s, Club XVIII or Women’s.

This applies to new players as well as those who played for the Club in 2016 or in previous seasons.

Please note:  If the system does not recognize your email address, you need to contact Peter Macdonald, SKOB Registration Secretary (m) 0413 754 523 (e) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Wanted - Canteen Manager

St Kevin's Old Boys Football Club is seeking the services of a Canteen Manager for the 2017 Season.

Position Details include: 

Hours: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm on any scheduled game day            

Reports to: General Manager SKOBFC          

Start date: Saturday 1st April 2017                                          

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