Under 10's - Blue Proudly Sponsored By - Watertower   Coach - Chris Desmond 0418 546 095 Team Manager - Paul Mitchell 0400 363 717 Training Times - Friday, 4.30 - 6.00pm, Greensborough Park    
Round 1 - 29/4/2007 St Mary's 8.7.55 - v - Camberwell 4.6.30
A new season, a new team and 12 players playing their first games for the Club! A terrific, hard fought win, with everyone contributing. Eight different goal-kickers says something about how these young men played as a team. Well Done 10 Blue! Condolences to Liam Mitchell on the sad passing of his Grandfather. You were great, Liam!
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Battye, Vecchio, Hancock, Broadley, Daminato, Chandler, Colletta, Desmond - 1 each! A true team effort - all 19 players! Congratulations to the match day Captains: Nick Jacobson & Jacob Yeomans. Camberwell Medal Winner: Nick Jacobson
Upcoming Social Events: Under 10 Supporters Night - Sunday 20/05/07; Trivia Night - 19/05/07 at Watsonia RSL
Round 2 - 6/5/2007 St Mary's 11.7.73 - v - Richmond 0.2.2
A great first half, followed by a terrible third quarter, and then back to business in the last. When players decide to kick, chase and stop playing as a team, it only helps the opposition to get into the game. Let's work hard on Friday night and get back to playing good, hard team football. Thanks Jack Dean for helping out - up from Tackers. You were great! Match Day Captains - Thomas Spinks & Joshua Hancock.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Vecchio - 3 Barker, Primerano, Desmond, Colletta, Spinks, Andonioff, Battye, Dambrauskas - 1 each Colletta, Vecchio, Spinks, Hancock, Stephens, Battye, Chandler, Daminato, Barker, Broadley. Gatorade Player of the Day - Jack Colletta: never stopped running!
Trivia Night 14/05/07. See Chris for details. Team Night for all Under 10's - 20/05/07
Round 3 - 13/5/2007 St Mary's 6.2.38 - v - Nth Brunswick 4.11.35
Very, very lucky to win against a North Brunswick team that never stopped. One of the toughest Under 10 games I've seen, with plenty of courage required. Happy Mothers Day, Mums - great singing in the circle at the end of the game. Thanks Jim Snell for helping out (Tackers White). Great game Jim. Thanks Mark Yeomans for umpiring - great job!
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Battye, Vecchio - 2 each Broadley, Chandler - 1 each First Half - almost everyone. 2nd Half - almost no-one. Powerade Players of the Week - Jim Snell & Marcus Daminato. Great effort boys!
PIZZA NIGHT - after training 25/05/07 SUPPORTERS NIGHT - after Round 4 game 20/05/07
Round 4 - 20/5/2007 St Mary's 1.4.10 - v - Greythorn 6.7.43
Although outplayed by a better team, the St Marys Under 10 Blue side fought hard all day, but found it very hard to kick goals. After a very physical game last week, we were better prepared to handle the bumps; but unfortunately, we came up against a Greythorn Team which moved the ball well and made the most of scoring opportunities. We have to make a real effort to make the most of training and be ready to work hard. It was a good effort and we will learn from the experience.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Nick Jacobson - 1 Barker, Andonioff, Dambrauskas, Stephens, Desmond, Jacobson, Mitchell, Primerano, Yeomans, Vecchio, Colletta, Battye. Last week's Captains: Liam Mitchell & Marcus Daminato. Match Day Captains - Vincent Vecchio & Daine Barker. Poerade Players Of The Day - Taylor Stephens & Sean Desmond.
Pizza Night after training 25/05/07, NEXT FRIDAY!
Round 5 - 27/5/2007 St Mary's 2.4.16 - v - SFX W/H Colts 5.7.37
Welcome back Jim Plunkett. Sorry we couldn't win in Jim's first game, but for the second week in a row, we came up against a side that worked harder than us. We, once again, had some great individual efforts; but as a team, we weren't willing to run hard enough for each other. Next week, let's show Park Orchards the real St Marys Blue.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Jacobson, Barker - 1 each. Barker, Primerano, Yeomans, Spinks, Colletta, Dambrauskas, Plunkett, Mitchell, Battye, Daminato. Match Day Captains - Jake Battye & Joe Primerano. Thanks Paul Battye for organizing Friday night.
Congratulations to Thomas Spinks on being chosen to represent St Marys in the Yarra League Team. Go Thomas!
Round 6 - 3/6/2007 St Mary's 1.5.11 - v - Park Orchards 8.9.57
Three quarters of hard work, undone by a poor third quarter. Having said that, our last quarter was as good as we can possibly play, and that is a sign of a team willing to work for each other. We just need to do it for four quarters. No training next week - enjoy the break parents.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Vecchio Joel Patniyot, Mark Trainor, Arthur Andonioff, Max Broadley, Harrison Chandler, Josh Hancock, Nick Jacobson, Jim Plunkett, Taylor Stephens. Last week's Powerade Players - Joe Primerano & Daine Barker. This week's Powerade Players - Taylor Stephens & Arthur Andonioff. Match Day Captains - Arthur Andonioff & Mark Trainor.
If you'd like to go to the Dinner Dance, we probably have a couple of seats left, but our two tables are close to full; see Paul or Chris.
Round 7 - 17/6/2007 St Mary's 6.6.42 - v - Balwyn 1.3.9
Firstly, thanks to all the boys who filled in for Balwyn - terrific boys. A game played as we trained, with discipline, strength and great teamwork. See you Friday in mouthguards and helmets.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Spinks & Jacobson - 2 goals each. Yeomans & Vecchio - 1 goal each Mitchell, Yeomans, Hancock, Primerano, Colletta, Patniyot, Trainor, Desmond, Battye, Vecchio Match Day Captains - Matt Dambrauskas & Jim Plunkett. Powerade Players of the Day - Liam Mitchell & Jack Yeomans.
Under 10 Age Group End of Season Father & Son Footy Trip - see Paul.
Round 8 - 24/6/2007 St Mary's 5.6.36 - v - Camberwell 3.3.21
When a team is behind on the scoreboard at three-quarter time against a side that's above them on the ladder, a special effort is required. Our boys gave us that effort to record a victory that may mean the difference at the end of the season. Fantastic game boys!
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Plunkett - 3 goals Yeomans & Battye - 1 each. A great even team effort. Well done boys! Thanks to Jim Snell & Nathan Honey for helping out - up from Tackers; great game boys. Match Day Captains - Joel Patniyot & Max Broadley; terrific leaders! Powerade Players of the Day - Joel Patniyot & Jim Plunkett. Camberwell Medal Winner - Jim Plunkett.
Round 9 - 1/7/2007 St Mary's 14.12.96 - v - Fitzroy 1.2.8
A good effort against a Fitzroy side which never stopped trying. Team work was the key to all our goals and whenever we got a bit greedy, the goals dried up. Training at 4pm this week and no game on Sunday. Next game is at North Brunswick, so let's be ready for a tough game.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Vecchio - 4 goals Spinks - 3 goals Jacobson, Desmond - 2 goals Dambrauskas, Battye, Primerano - 1 each Thomas Spinks, Vincent Vecchio, Arthur Andonioff, Matt Dambrauskas, Mark Trainor, Harrison Chandler, Taylor Stephens, Max Broadley, Jim Plunkett, Nick Jacobson, Daine Barker, Sean Desmond, Marcus Daminato. Match Day Captains - Harrison Chandler & Taylor Stephens. Powerade Player of the Day - Mark Trainor.
Sportsmans Night - Friday, the 13th of July, 7.30pm at the Rooms. Speakers include Rodney Hogg. Great night - see Paul. Get your Raffle Books in as soon as possible. Thanks Boys.
Round 10 - 15/7/2007 St Mary's 4.1.25 - v - Nth Brunswick 5.3.33
Sometimes you walk away from a game and have a feeling of great pride and excitement. It's not often that you feel this after a loss. I can honestly say that what this team produced as a tough, smart, brave, skillful unit, gave us all a great thrill, and I look forward to the rest of the season, expecting bigger and better things. Sensational game boys!
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Daminato, Vecchio, Trainor, Plunkett - 1 goal each. Every player contributed. Fantastic effort fellas. Match Day Captain - Jack Colletta. Powerade Players of the Day - Harrison Chandler, Matt Dambrauskas & Jake Battye.
Get your raffle books in! There is still a couple of seats available for the Dinner Dance - see Paul.
Round 11 - 22/7/2007 St Mary's 11.15.81 - v - Richmond 1.0.6
A good win, with all players contributing evenly. Two tough games to go and maybe finals, if we work hard enough. Friday night's training is very important, so let's be there on time with boots and mouthguards, ready for a tough night. Great Game Boys!
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Spinks - 3 goals Jackson, Dambrauskas, Chandler, Broadley, Stephens, Plunkett, Battye, Mitchell - 1 each. Barker, Battye, Broadley, Stephens, Mitchell, Trainor, Plunkett, Spinks, Yeomans, Vecchio, Primerano, Andonioff, Chandler, Dambrauskas, Daminato, Jacobson, Colletta. Match Day Captain - Nick Jacobson. Powerade Players of the Week - Max Broadley & Josh Hancock.
Raffle Money, Dinner Dance, and End of Season Footy Trip. Please see Paul.
Round 12 - 29/7/2007 St Mary's 4.5.29 - v - SFX Wh Colts 2.10.22
When a team only kicks 2 points after half time, it's going to struggle to win. If not for the courage of our backline players, we'd be missing the finals. But the backs, including the Tackers who helped out, have given this team the opportunity of playing in two weeks time. While we have developed over the course of the season in skill and bravery, we are still having to work too hard because we are not thinking enough. A great effort to finish top four, but it all starts again with Park Orchards this week. Well done boys. Training early at 4pm on Friday.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Yeomans, Broadley, Stephens, Desmond. Harris, Ceraso, Scudieri & the rest! Match Day Captain - Sean Desmond. Thanks to Tom, Mitchell & Luke for helping - great effort fellas!
End of Season Trip - see Paul.
Round 13 - 6/8/2007 St Mary's 2.4.16 - v - Park Orchards 1.8.14
How this team keeps winning games amazes me. As I said after the game, "we're not the smartest team in the world, but we just might be the bravest". Finals time and with hard work, there is no doubt we can match any side left in it. Well done boys!
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Broadley & Battye - 1 goal each Jacobson, Vecchio, Spinks, Desmond, Broadley, Patniyot, Hancock, Trainor, Chandler, Daminato. Match Day Captain: Thomas Spinks. Powerade Players of the Day: Vincent Vecchio, Thomas Spinks & Nick Jacobson.
Training at Greensborough Park this week on Friday at 4.45pm.
SEMI-FINAL: 12/8/2007 St Mary's 2.6.18 - v - Camberwell 4.12.36
Although beaten by a better team on the day, our boys can hold their heads up high. A great season cannot be undone by one game. The improvement these boys have shown in ability, strength and courage has been sensational. Thanks to all the parents for their absolute united efforts in making this a great year and a very harmonious group. See you on Presentation Day.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Colletta, Yeomans - 1 goal each. All 20 Players - just like every other week. Powerade Player of the Day: Jake Battye. Camberwell Medal Winner - Daine Barker.
See you on Presentation Day - the 9th of September.