Dear St Marys GJFC Members,

It has been a sad few weeks at St Marys with the unfortunate passing of two of our members.

Dave Williams.
Dave a father in our Under 10 Age group sadly passed away in the past weeks.  Whilst only at the club a few years Dave was an active member who endeared himself to all and will be sadly missed.
Our condolences to Simone, Rory, Mackenzie, Emmerson, Teagan and the entire Williams family.

Andrew Meikle.
A larger than life figure at the club over the last 10 years Andrew sadly lost his battle with cancer earlier this week.  Always the first to put his hand up as a volunteer, and always with his trademark smile, the club will certainly be poorer for his passing.
Our thoughts are with Sandra, Lauren, Adam and family.

Both will be forever missed, but never to be forgotten, and always a part of the St Marys family.

As a mark of respect to both families we request all sides to wear black armbands for this coming round of football.

Highlights of Round 13.

With only two rounds to go it was great to see that a couple of our sides experienced fighting wins on the weekend.

A special mention to our Under 13 Black side that had a stirring 2 point win over Camberwell making it 2 wins out of the last 3 games.  A tough game this weekend against Richmond who is in 2nd position on the ladder….but who knows, anything is possible.  Keep up the fighting effort boys!  Well done to their coach Mark Privitelli who has turned the side around!

A special mention must also go to our Under 14 Blue side.  In what has been a tough year due to injuries and a lack of numbers it was great to see the boys come out and have a stirring win over one of our bogey clubs….Hawthorn Citizens.  The boys may just have knocked them out of the finals race.  The boys fought it out right to the end and got over the line by less than a kick.  Their efforts this year show the true St Marys spirit and all in the side should be commended especially their coach…Rob Privitelli.

Sounds like the Privitellis had a good week!!!

St Marys – Gala Night Friday 2nd August

Our biggest social event for 2013 is fast approaching with the Gala night scheduled for Friday 2nd August.  This is always a great night where we celebrate the success of the season and bid a farewell to our Top Age Colts boys.

$80 a head includes pre dinner drinks, savouries, a 4 course meal, beer, wine, champagne, softdrink and live music.  That’s cheaper than last year!!!

Tickets are going fast.  Contact your Team Manager to make a booking or Sam Gioffre

Final numbers must be in by this Sunday!

Major Raffle 2012.

Tickets to this years major raffle have be distributed via your team manager.  This is the clubs major fund raising effort for the year and we encourage you to get behind the raffle and sell as many tickets as you can.

Prizes this year are again Cold Hard CASH!, with First prize being $3,000, Second Prize, $1,500 and  Third Prize $450.  Please remember to get your tickets back early as we will be drawing the winners at the club on the Sunday night of last weekend of the home and away season.

If you have not received or would like more tickets please contact Chris Sacco on 0419 131 301.

St Marys Senior Club

Netball: The Ladies continue to dominate both their respective comps with 2 wins again last weekend and both well settled in top spot. The A Team beat third placed Thomastown 32 to 22 whilst the B Team won comfortably over Hurstbridge 31 to 17. Great going girls.

Under-19: A bye last week but this week the boys take on the battle for second spot with Diamond Creek.  A huge game for the boys to set up their run into the finals.

Reserves:  What a day to play footy last week? In some of the worst weather conditions seen in many years, both teams battled it out in one of the lowest scoring games.  The boys had to dig deep an in the end saw us victors by just 4 points.  This was a must win game and now gives them a 2 game margin over fifth team Reservoir but with second, third, fourth and fifth spots still not completely settled, wins over the next 3 remaining games are a must.

Seniors: Not by any means were they shamed last week with only a little more than 2 goals in it all day up until the final break as our young brigade took it right up to the Mustangs as we always seem to manage.  The last quarter took its toll though as a combination of Reservoir’s ability to tough it out plus the freezing weather conditions took its toll on all players.  In the end though the game finished well in favour of Reservoir who ran out deserved winners.  Today they have an opportunity to take it up to top team Panton Hill and who knows an upset at this time of the year is certainly possible.


Andrew Sacco
St Marys GJFC