Under 11's - Green Proudly Sponsored By - The Tyre Factory Coach - Doug Hamilton 0417 889 265 Team Manager - Eric Gayfer 0422 007 605 Training Times - Thursday, 4.30 - 6.00pm, Greensborough Park    
Round 1 - 29/4/2007 St Mary's 0.1.1 - v - Park Orchards 5.7.37
Footy Season is back! We were greeted with wet conditions and our boys played well, but we couldn't put any scoreboard pressure on Park Orchards. We showed some good passages of play and we need to work on our second efforts at the ball. Our backline stood strong; however, lack of numbers at the ball cost us in the end. We have some things to work on.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Jordan Hamilton, Jackson Wolczko, Mitchell Graham, Daniel Castagnini, Aaron Tabone, Trent Daisley Video Ezy Awards to Jackson Wolczko, Mitchell Graham, Aaron Tabone
Round 2 - 6/5/2007 St Mary's 4.4.28 - v - Kew Rovers 13.12.90
The game was played at Whatmough Park and we played some good patches of footy. However, Kew Rovers were too big and strong for our boys. We need to be accountable for our players and work as a team.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
David Castagnini 2 Marcus Cantwell 1 Joshua Livingstone 1 In no particular order: Sean Johnson, Tim Gayfer, Aaron Tabone, Matthew Luciani, Jackson Wolczko, Daniel Castagnini Video Ezy Awards: Ashleigh Daisley, Josh Livingstone, Tim Gayfer
Round 3 - 13/5/2007 St Mary's 2.1.13 - v - Glen Iris 8.8.56
You couldn't fault the boys endeavour today. We were undermanned, and Glen Iris were bigger and a bit quicker than us. Our tackling and shepherding were great but we need to improve our field kicking. A good effort from our backline, who tried all day. We need to help them out by staying on our players.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Daniel Hart & Sean Johnson - 1 each In no particular order - Harry Chapman, Jackson Wolczko, Ashleigh Daisley, Jason Shine, Tim Lau, Aaron Tabone, and the rest of the team. Video Ezy Awards - Ashleigh Daisley & Sean Johnson.
Thanks to Peter Livingstone for filling in for the last 2 weeks, as Team Manager. Great Effort!
Round 4 - 20/5/2007 St Mary's 5.6.36 - v - Kew 8.11.59
A great team effort with the boys doing everything asked of them. Kew put their noses in front in the third quarter and we couldn't make up the difference. Boys (and girls, Ash!) - remember to believe in your own ability; have belief in your team mates and I'm sure a win is just around the corner.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Jason Shine - 2 Daniel (DJ) Hart, Angus (Mango) McHenry, Daniel (Casta) Castagnini - 1 each. A great team effort! Video Ezy Awards: Jason (Hodgie) Shine, Jacob Leonard & Matthew (Gazza) Luciani.
Congratulations to Sean Johnson for a great 50th Game! Please contact Eric if you're interested in the Golf Day. Remember: Under 11 Supporters Night next Sunday.
Round 5 - 27/5/2007 St Mary's 5.1.31 - v - Doncaster 3.7.25
Fantastic team effort for our first win of the season. Our attack on the ball for four quarters was terrific and it was a well deserved win. Well Done Team!
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Daniel Castagnini & Marcus Cantwell - 2 each Matthew Glouftsis - 1 goal. Ryan Cutting, Marcus Cantwell, Tim Gayfer, Daniel Castagnini, Thomas Phillips. Daniel Hart, Harry Chapman, Trent Daisley.
Round 6 - 3/6/2007 St Mary's 2.3.15 - v - Canterbury 6.7.43
The boys started well and were unlucky not to have more than one goal on the board at quarter time. Unfortunately, we didn't carry that through for the rest of the game. Keep working hard at the one percenters (ie. tackling, smothering, etc.) and the rewards will come.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Daniel Castagnini, Jacob Leonard - 1 each. In no particular order - D.Castagnini, A.Tabone, H.Chapman, A.McHenry, R.Cutting, A.Daisley. Tim(Rowdy)Lau, Trent(Bent)Daisley, Harry(Hazza)Chapman.
Remember - training is still on this Thursday.
Round 7 - 17/6/2007 St Mary's 2.1.13 - v - Doncaster Heights 9.8.62
The boys had a slow start after the long break. Doncaster got a jump on us and we were down by 7 goals (7 to nil). However, we showed that when everyone applies themselves and gives 100%, we can play good football. We won the second half (2 goals to 1). We need to be switched on from the start of the game and then we will win some games. Boys (& Ash) - believe in your own ability and you will succeed.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Angus McHenry & Marcus Cantwell - 1 each In no particular order - Daniel Castagnini, Angus McHenry, Marcus Cantwell, Jackson Wolczko, Aaron Tabone. Angus McHenry, Marcus Cantwell, Daniel Castagnini.
Remember the St Marys Golf Day next Saturday (23rd) for those participating. Training Tuesday & Thursday this week (runners for Tuesday).
Round 8 - 24/6/2007 St Mary's 2.9.21 - v - Camberwell 4.11.35
Today I asked the boys to put their bodies over the ball and do the one percenters. They played well but we couldn't snatch a win. We need to open our forward line up to give our forwards some space to kick the goals. Remember to be accountable and a win is just around the corner.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Daniel Castagnini & Aaron Tabone - 1 each. Harry Chapman, Josh Livingston, Angus McHenry, Jackson Wolczko, Thomas Phillips, Marcus Cantwell. Video Ezy Awards - Thomas Phillips, Ryan Cutting, and the rest of the team.
Congratulations to Harry Chapman on getting the Camberwell's Best Player Award. Training on Tuesday & Thursday.
Round 9 - 1/7/2007 St Mary's 3.3.21 - v - St Damians 5.4.34
The boys played their hearts out today. We led all day but we were overrun in the last quarter, as we played with only 18 players. Special mention to Thomas (who got out of his sick bed to play) and Mango, who was off in the last quarter with a bloody nose. We kept St Damians scoreless for 2 of the four quarters. I'm sure if we take that commitment into every game, a win is just around the corner. Keep your heads up!!
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Jackson - 2 goals Angus - 1 goal. Tim Gayfer, Jackson Wolczko, Harry Chapman, Angus McHenry, Daniel Castagnini, Joshua Livingstone. Best Ruckman - Harry Chapman Best Centre - Tim Gayfer Best Forward - Jackson Wolczko.
Training resumes Tuesday 10/07/07 & Thursday 12/07/07
Round 10 - 15/7/2007 St Mary's 3.6.24 - v - Bulleen Temp 5.4.34
The team tried their hearts out today. However, we let ourselves down in the second quarter. We're not that far away from a win. Boys - we have to remember to pick up our players for the whole game. If we can do that, a win is just around the corner. Keep your heads up guys!! Good effort!!
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Daniel Castagnini, Matthew Glouftsis, Marcus Cantwell - 1 each. D.Castagnini, J.Wolczko, A.McHenry, M.Glouftsis, J.Presser & The Rest of the Team. Video Ezy Awards - Matthew Glouftsis, Jess Presser & Jordan Hamilton.
Thanks to Ethan Cutting (Tackers) for filling in today.
Round 11 - 22/7/2007 St Mary's 3.2.20 - v - Glen Iris 5.8.38
Today we had nothing to lose against Glen Iris. We battled hard but once again, we were undersized against bigger and more skillful players. Our third quarter was our best for the year, with the boys (and girl) putting bodies over the ball and getting it into our forward line. We kicked 3 goals for the quarter and pushed Glen Iris all the way. As a team, we need to become unselfish, and do the team-oriented things (sticking to players, playing in front, etc.). Keep your heads up St Marys. Good Effort.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Angus McHenry - 2 goals Marcus Cantwell - 1 goal. In no particular order: Jackson, Matty G., Trent, Angus, Jordan, Thomas, & the rest of the Team. Video Ezy Awards will be handed out next week.
Round 12 - 29/7/2007 St Mary's 3.2.20 - v - Canterbury 8.14.62
Today, the boys (and girl) played their best 1st quarter of football for the year. Unfortunately, we came up against a bigger and stronger opponent, who were playing for a Finals' spot. Our defense was under pressure all day,; however, Canterbury were a well-drilled team. Let's put 100% effort into our last game and earn some respect from our opposition. Thanks to all the parents for their support throughout the year - particularly Eric Gayfer who has done a great job as Team Manager. Also our Runner, Con Glouftsis; our Boundary Umpires, Trainers & Goal Umpires.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Angus McHenry - 2 goals Jordan Hamilton - 1 goal The whole Team in the first Quarter; and in no particular order - Aaron, Casta, Mango, Jacko, & Captains Ashleigh, Daniel Hart & Jason Shine. All Video Ezy Awards handed out to team members today.
Remember after the game next week, to return all footy jumpers - bring a different top to change into. Get down to the Club next Sunday night to celebrate the end of season and check on teams that are in the Finals.
Round 13 - 5/8/2007 St Mary's 5.4.34 - v - Bundoora 7.14.56
Today's game at Whatmough Park started with us kicking against a strong wind. As always, our team tried all day but again, were outsized. We kept ourselves in the game but were beaten by a team who wanted the ball a bit more. Great effort everyone, even though it's been a tough year. Thanks to all the parents who helped throughout the year - particularly Eric as Team Manager; Con as Runner; Damo as Boundary Umpire & all the other parents who helped with Goal Umpire, Time-Keeper, etc. Let's look forward to a better year next year.
Goal Kickers Best Players Encouragement
Marcus Cantwell - 2 goals Mitch Graham, Jordan Hamilton, Matt Luciani - 1 goal each. Good team effort. Thanks to Video Ezy for their Encouragement Awards.
See you all at Presentation Day on the 9th of September.