Our fundraising efforts are very close to the target so the Club has chosen Solid Signs to erect an electronic video scoreboard at each of our grounds.
Examples to give you an idea of the final product once installed can be downloaded here.
Installation will take place around November this year, ready for season 2018.
The total cost of these projects is $121,000 but we are just a few thousand dollars short.
The club has Australian Sports Foundation 100% tax deduct-ability status for these so I am seeking a small donation from your family to get us over the line. I hope you can assist before 30 June as this will enable the funds to be allocated to the Club in the September quarter and you will receive a receipt to lodge for when you complete your tax return. It can be a personal or business donation.
Please go to: https://asf.org.au/donate/electronic-scoreboards-project/ and complete your details.
Many thanks to the parents and players who have made a donation to date.
In other news, the Club is close to finalising plans for 'once in a generation' new football and social facilities at the Mentone Reserve.Additionally, the State Government and the City of Kingston are in early discussions for funding towards upgrading the playing surface and change rooms at Southern Road.
We are hoping that works will commence during 2018 ready for the 2019 season and full details will be sent as soon as we can make the official announcement. I will send details for you to be part of the announcement once the project is signed off. Please contact me should you have any questions.
0417 357 634
Bunnings Mentone BBQ 3rd June
Thank you to all those wonderful club members who offered their services last Saturday to man the BBQ facilities at Bunnings. It was difficult to get many there at first as it was a game day for seniors and U/19’s. However we had an outstanding result nearly $2900 in sales and a tidy profit for our club. It was full on all day and I appreciate those who stayed longer than planned.
I especially would like to thank Mark Dance, Mark Tyquin, Katrina Wieringa, Peter O’Brien , Andrew Pettinella, Fiona Lawrence, Brad Rowswell, Cathy Bowyer, Paula Alexander, Paul Grimshaw, Doreen Denny ,Stacey Murray, Travis Ryan and daughter Charlotte and Sue Kane.
Special thanks goes to Bill at Mentone Bakery always supportive, John Meyer, Tim Beasley and Peter Davis for their guidance and energy.
Early in the week the St.Bedes Senior women trained with the St.Peters U18 squad at Centenary Park. This was the first step towards creating a pathway for junior girls to experience senior football, and hopefully for some be the stepping stone to elite football with the VFLWomen’s and AFLW. Four St.Peters U18 players joined the senior team for Saturday’s game against Yarra Old Grammarians, the first time this season the Tigers have fielded a full side.Losing the toss the Tigers, kicking into a strong wind, were held scoreless whilst Yarra were able to post 1 goal 3 to lead into the first break. The tables turned in the second quarter with great drive from Meg Geschke in the midfield playing an unfamiliar rucking role. She was supported by the strong run of Ella McDonell and Hayley Efthymiadis, holding Yarra scoreless while posting 2-11 for the quarter. After the main break, Beth Supple was moved into the centre and created some good forward moves into the strong breeze, while the defence of Sarah Butler working hard alongside Monique “Chucky” Blair restricted Yarra to only 3 behinds. After the last change we saw a flurry of behinds with Sammy Fisher closing out the game on 3 goals and Kristal Lugosi putting up the final score for SBMT-St.Peters to run out winners by 40points.
Goals: Sammy Fisher 3, Laura Summers, Beth Supple
Best Players: Meg Geschke, Gen Barns-Dunne, Sammy Fisher, Hayley Efthymiadis, Beth Supple, Gemma Reinhardt
Next week we travel to Brens Oval, Parkville for an early 9:20 start to take on second place UHS-VU
This week saw a depleted SBMT-StPeters side travel to Albert Park to take on Collegians, It was to be third against fourth with SBMT sitting inside the four on percentage. With only 17 players available it was going to be a tough day, but the SBMT girls lifted all around the ground. Collegians opened the scoring with an early goal, but strong work out of the middle by Kate Dempsey saw SBMT post a quick reply into the wind. At times the team was down to 15 on the ground whilst injured players were being assessed, but pressure tackling and hard running out of the back line by Sarah Butler and Monique Blair kept putting the game up to Collegians. Selfless unrewarded running by Eliza Cooper and Gen Barns Dunne stopping any momentum by Collegians meant there was only 2 points in the game going into the major break. Down to 15 players going into the third quarter meant that it was only going to get tougher and by three quarter time SBMT had laid 68 tackles. A further 22 tackles in the last saw Collegians take the points, but with 13 players on the ground through the last quarter the SBMT girls knew they had put up a great fight, and were acknowledged by the Collegians coach as probably being unlucky not to have won. There were a few bruised and tired young ladies at the Cocktail Night but they could hold their heads up knowing they had put in a great team performance. Game total of 80 tackles was measure of their fierce approach on the ball and opposition.
COLLEGIANS 4:6-30 to SBMT-STPETERS 2:2-14
Goals: Brittany Cann, Courtney Ward
Best Players: Eliza Cooper, Kate Dempsey, Meghann Geschke, Monique Blair, Sarah Butler
SBMT-STPETERS V. YARRA OLD COLLEGIANS
Saturday 27th May 22
At Centenary Park, East Bentleigh
Game starts 11:40
This week the SBMT girls train with St.Peters U18 to start building the pathway for the St.Peters to play senior football. With St.Peters having a bye there will be an opportunity to play some of their players in this week’s game against Yarra Old Grammarians