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.
The club was saddened to learn of the passing of former club stalwart Don Hosking who passed away on Tuesday 16 May 2017. Don was 94 years of age.
Don was a dedicated volunteer for the club during the 1960’s and 1970’s as Team Manager to our Under 16 and then Under 18’s sides during a particular winning era which saw many of our Juniors move through the ranks into the Seniors. Don’s son Malcom played for the club in the juniors during some of these years.
The position of Team Manager encompasses many tasks but the most valuable one is player welfare and is just as important in today’s game to ensure mental health wellbeing. Don was pivotal is assisting our young cubs on and off the field and was greatly appreciated by all at the club. Don also assisted player with recruitment.
The Under 16's made the finals in 1962, 64, 66, 67 and 69 without premiership success, however the Under 18's made the finals in 1961, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 71 and 77 winning 4 premierships in 1961, 62, 66 and 69.
Many of these players contributed to Seniors Premierships in 1967, 68 and 76 and finals appearances in 1963, 66, 69 and 71. The reserve grade also made the finals in 1967 and 68.
Rest in peace Don. The club thanks you for your service of many years and extends its sincere condolences to the family.
The season has finally arrived after starting training in November last year. Our girls were pitted against last years premiers so Round 1 was going to be a tough initiation for our new team.
We are very fortunate to have 4 new girls in our team Katrina, Laura, Tilly and Johanna - welcome girls!
Our 1st quarter started well and we were out of the gates early Karina provided a target in the forward line with Zoe and Bella proving dangerous up forward. Goals to Bella and Zoe saw us 2 goals to no score at the end of the 1st quarter. Credit to Prahran in the 2nd quarter as they held us to 1 goal (Laura) but a great effort by our back line Siobhan, Olivia, Tilly and Tea, who held Prahran to also 1 goal in the 2nd quarter. Half time and we were 9 points ahead and Prahran had the aid of a slight breeze in the 3rd term. They piled on the pressure with 3 goals whilst holding us scoreless. Again great efforts in the mid filed by Jo, EJ, Georgia R and Daisy. In the final term despite starting 10 points behind, our girls showed real determination kicking 2 goals and holding Prahran scoreless to run out winners by 4 points. Fantastic efforts by Eliza in the backline, Alicia, Georgia W and 2 goals in the last by Jemma sealed the win. Thanks also to the U/16 girls Chelsea, Rose, Taylah and Amelia. The win was a great team effort and showed how committed the girls are in 2017, well done girls.
Final score : Tigers 5 4 34 defeated Prahran 4 6 30. Go Tigers!