mentone small render 02 oval viewREMINDER – ONE WEEK TILL THE END OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR

We’ve teamed up with the Australian Sports Foundation to allow you and / or your  business to make tax-deductible donations towards our new facilities and hope that everyone will dig deep so together we can achieve our goal!

We need to raise $50K to successfully complete our contribution towards the construction.

Simply complete your details on the ASF website and a receipt for your accountant will be emailed acknowledging your donation. 
https://asf.org.au/projects/st-bedes-mentone-tigers-afc/ 
 
Substantial donator’s names or their business name will be honoured on our sponsors boards in a prominent location inside the new facility and acknowledged in our Annual Report and in club digital platforms 
PLATINUM - $20,000 PLUS
GOLD - $10,000 - $19,999
SILVER – 5,000 - $9,999
BRONZE – 1,000 - $4,999
Minor donators will be acknowledged in our Annual Report.
 
Please share this with your family and friends network and ask them to support the Tigers.

17 BBQ Champs 02It is with great sympathy and sadness that we inform you that Peter O'Brien lost his fight against cancer earlier this morning. For a person who never had a child at our football club, Peter was an amazing contributor and hard-working member of the club for many years. Peter was the Football Club representative on the St. Bede's Old Collegians Committee for many years and always put our club first. He will always be fondly remembered and sadly missed. Peter’s family has been overwhelmed by the tremendous support shown by members of our club in visiting him in hospital over the past couple of weeks and passing on their best wishes to Peter and the family.  We will let you know of funeral arrangements once they become available.

MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

To our dear friends at St Bedes/Mentone Tigers, Peter left us at 2am this morning. He had been surrounded by his family all day and died peacefully holding my hand. He told us that he felt so fortunate to have so many wonderful people reach out during his final weeks. Thank you, Kate, Kristie, Chris, Ruby & Diane.

Image: Peter (centre) fundraising at a Bunnings BBQ.

 

FUNERAL DETAILS

The Funeral Service for Mr Peter George O Brien will be held in the St Bede's Chapel, Gate 13, Palermo St, Mentone on TUESDAY 11 June, 2019 commencing at 2:30pm. Parking in the Mentone RSL carpark, 9 Palermo St, Mentone. Private Cremation. No flowers by family request. In lieu of flowers Donations would be appreciated to the Refugee Council of Australia via https://www.gofundme.com/peterobrien

 

big freeze 5Carolyn Dance, wife of Mark and mum of Ben, is on the fundraising committee for the Fight MND cause on behalf of the Daniher family.  As the Fight MND Big Freeze 5 day falls on the weekends of our bye round, Carolyn has organized to bring down to the football club this Thursday night 100 Big Freeze 5 beanies for purchase.  The beanies are $20 and only cash will be accepted on the night.  These beanies are running out fast and Carolyn will be there to sell the beanies after training from 7:30pm onwards.

President’s Page…
Last weekend we celebrated the third annual Tiger Day at Brindisi St. We were treated with senior footy at home all day with our 3rds taking the win over Beaumaris, and our reserves and senior men playing Fitzroy with both a win and a loss. Our senior women's team has just last week been moved into a new division from C to B. This has presented some challenges, but our women have brilliantly risen above them all and forged ahead last weekend. Incredibly there were twelve senior women players who played in both the reserves and the senior women's match due to so many of our players being unavailable because of injury or playing with VFLW/AFLW teams. Some of our women’s players are in their first season of football, so this is a huge commitment.All of our senior teams embodied the spirit of our club on the weekend and made us so very proud.

During the Tiger Day celebrations with little Auskickers out on the ground, parents helping serve food, music from our U17 team players’ band, women and men senior players all coming together after hard matches, junior players having a kick-to-kick, and later on SBMT people from across the club standing together watching the fireworks, I was struck by how lucky we are. We have a great club, with amazing people.

Looking forward, we will need our community to come together again to raise funds for the new building fit out. This is a new challenge which I’m sure we can all manage if we work together. Our biggest hurdle is having enough volunteers. There are plans for a big fundraising night towards the end of the season, so please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;if you're able to help. If you’ve never known how you can assist at SBMT but would like to try, please email us! Many hands make light work!

Lastly, be good to your mums this Sunday! (Actually, be good to them always but especially on Mother's Day.) I hope all our SBMT mothers/aunts/grandmothers/significant women enjoy a wonderful day being spoilt by their families.

Go Tiges!

Lou Prichard Nicholson
SBMT Club President

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