SBMT Youth Girls Captain, Georgia Ricardo, was selected to play in the VicMetro squad this year, of which games were played in Geelong and on the Gold Coast. She Captained one of these games, which the team won. Georgia received notification this week from the AFL that after her impressive performance in the U18 National Championships, she has been selected in the 2017 NAB AFL Womens U18 All Australian squad. She is one of only fifty-two players selected into the squad which will be split into two teams and invited to play in a State of Origin game being held in Melbourne on 2nd September.

Georgia has played with SBMT in 2011 as part of the U12 Girls team. Returning in 2016 with her twin sister Zoe to play in the U18 Youth Girls team. In 2017 she was elected Captain of our SBMT U18 Youth Girls team and continues to motivate and inspire her team mates every week.

We are all super proud of Georgia and her achievements and wish her every success in her endeavours withfootball.

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comms collageSt Bede’s/Mentone Tigers Amateur Football Club is looking for a dynamic person to link communications both within the Club and between the Club and the broader local community.

• To promote and market the Club in a positive light at all times.
• Compile news and match reports (liaising with team managers) for Club website & newsletter.
• Promote the Cub through social media.

• Develop / implement communication plans and pathways for the club between the communications role and team managers/coaches from both SBMT VAFA & SMJFL sections of the club.
• Liaise with team managers to prepare club newsletters & update website
• Liaise with sponsorship department to place sponsorship info in newsletters, on website and in social media
• Main contact person for all media requirements
• Assist committee with marketing and new business ideas Relationships, such as flyers for community organisations/schools
• Reports to the Club Board
• Liaises with both the SBMT SMJFL & VAFA committees
• Provide a report on any aspect of the communications portfolio operations to the monthly Board meeting.

 This role would suit someone interested in a career in communications/marketing. This is an opportunity to learn and gain experience in an A Grade amateur football Club. Past players to do this role include Russell Gould who went on to join the Herald-Sun and has been a sports reporter and sports news editor for 15 years with the paper. The SBMT network is broad, far-reaching and supportive, and can get you started. The person to take on this role will find that devoting some time to the Club will be incredibly rewarding both personally and professionally.

 Please direct your interest before 15 July 2017 to Lou Nicholson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Electronic scoreboards 1ELECTRONIC SCOREBOARD  
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: 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.

Peter Davis
Board Secretary

0417 357 634

17 BBQ Champs 04Bunnings 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. 


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