Can you believe that we are already into the second half of the season?

Whilst the long weekend provided a mid-season breather for many of our sides, St Mary’s was represented with significant numbers in many of the YJFL Championship sides. St Mary’s is very proud of everyone who has made these squads. Several of the sides had outstanding performances and have progressed through to the Championship finals. Good luck to all those who will be playing in these games – I know you will do St Mary’s proud!

SUNDAY NIGHT: 18th June – Under 13’s. Free Pizza’s @ 6.30 for all players. Coaches short speeches at 7.

As normal we will be having our Rebel Voucher for lucky Jumper number, as well as our Seafood Raffle, generously supplied by Fishi Business.

Hope to see as many people back at the rooms supporting our other sides.

THIS SATURDAY: St Mary’s Senior Club v South Morang. Big game – 2nd v 3rd on the ladder – if you have nothing on and looking for a relaxing Saturday afternoon, why not come down and support the seniors. Whilst on the seniors, thanks to all the players who have helped with coaching a couple of our junior sides as well as coming down and helping with the Auskick kids – I know they got a huge buzz out of it.

NEXT FRIDAY: 23rd JUNE 2017 Poker Night

Last year our Poker Night raised over $7000, which enabled us to install much needed toilet facilities into Greensborough Park change rooms and finalise the renovations. Thanks so much to the generous support of our members on the night, who all reported back what a great night it was.

This year, to celebrate and reward our members, the night has been designed to be much more a SOCIAL function and less of a fundraiser.

This means more POKER for LESS MONEY!!!

Each player will get 5000 worth of chips to start (last year was 1500) and rebuys will be limited to two opportunities of $10 & $20 (last year was unlimited up to $50).

If none of that makes any sense, don’t stress! Players new to the game are very welcome and tuition is provided before the main event. Mum’s and non-member friends and relatives are also very welcome.

Having said that, there are still fantastic prizes on offer including a Bali Accommodation Package, not to mention the honour of being the St Mary’s Poker Champion.

Presale tickets are just $40 (purchased by Sunday 17th June) or $50 at the door and include ample finger food. The bar will be open and the footy on TV.

To book your spot, please contact Evan Butterworth on 0413 266 484, or via

Payment can be made via credit card or bank transfer (contact Evan for a form) or by cash via your team manager or at the club on Sunday night.

I cannot stress enough how helpful it is for catering and organising, if people can book early! So please let Evan know if you can attend.

GALA BALL fast approaching – Keep Friday 28th July free. A good time to be had by all. Further details to follow.

Good luck to all sides this weekend and hope to see you at the club on Sunday Night.

Paul Tobin
St Mary’s Greensborough Junior Football Club