Dear Members,

We are over half way through our home & away season and it seem like it just started yesterday. I trust everyone enjoyed their break from football or got along to Bulleen Park to support our players selected to represent the YJFL in interleague games. From all accounts all of our representatives did our club and our league proud – congratulations.

This weekend we are all about the ladies !!

LADIES NIGHT is next weekend Saturday 20th June – we have had reports that lots of ladies are intending to attend however haven’t booked tickets yet. Can I please encourage you to book your tickets this weekend – either via our trybooking link or over the bar on Sunday night or at the canteen all day on Sunday. Your assistance in booking your tickets greatly helps in organising catering and will save Karen & Ray some sleepless nights leading up to the event. We would also hate to be in the position where we had to consider cancelling early next week through lack of bookings.

This weekend is our GIRLS DAY OUT, where for the first time we have 4 games of female football back to back at Whatmough Park to celebrate the growth of female footy at St Marys. We will also be unfurling our inaugural girls Premiership Flag from last year before the 15 (2) game at approximately 12:30. If you have any daughters, sisters, nieces, girlfriends etc who are thinking about playing footy next year please bring them down to see our fantastic girls in action.

This Sunday night is appropriately is all about the girls. (though we might let the boys in too!)

Speeches – 6PM sharp – we have some special guest speakers lined up – come down to see who they are .
Kids Pizza – served free of charge for all players & siblings, after the speeches approx 6:30
Adult Meals –served after the kids for the budget price of $10
Raffles – Drawn 7 PM: a magnificent seafood platter donated by Fishi Business at Greensborough Plaza and the opportunity to win $250 cash in our joker jackpot.
Lucky balls – a number will be drawn out of the box and one player in attendance who wears that guernsey number this year will walk away with a $25 Rebel Sport voucher.
Giveaways – we have some footyes to give away donated by AFL Victoria Womans Department to some lucky girls in attendance.
Footy Tickets – we have 4 x tickets to Richmond v West Coast to auction off. Bidding will start at $40 for the lot so if you are a tigers fan come along and you might pick yourself up a bargain.

Next Sunday Night 21st June is an open night for the whole club

A special mention this week for our boys in Under 12 Black, who recorded their first win of the year last round, a fantastic fighting 2 point victory over Camberwell. These boys have had a tough start to the season and all credit goes to them for not dropping their heads and persevering to get a result. Quite often our greatest successes come through adversity and you should all be very proud. Best of luck this week.

As we pass way the half way mark of the year it is timely to remind you of our Platinum Sponsors. Without their loyal & continued support it would be impossible for the club to exist as it is, we would either have to significantly raise fees or cut our programs and services, most likely both. As a sign of thanks, I encourage all members to support their businesses wherever possible:

Stuart Broadley & Associates Financial Advisers are long term sponsors of our club. Their aim is to help you achieve financial success and peace of mind providing you with a personalised financial strategy. For all of your financial planning, superannuation and insurance requirements please give Stuart & his team a call. For contact details and more information please check out Thanks heaps for your support.

The Blinds Spot are in the second year as a platinum sponsor. They specialise in the quality manufacturing of blinds for internal and external use and have a team of professional design consultants that can assist in the selection process to suit all your needs. Please mention you are a St Marys member to be guaranteed service and prices over and above the fantastic standard they already offer. Thank Chris & your team for your ongoing support. Please check their entire range and contact details

Banyule Dental are our newest sponsor and we hope this is the first year of a long term relationship. We all need a good dentist and you could do no better than visiting George & his team in Grimshaw Street, Greensborough. They have a special offer exclusively for St Marys members of an initial consultation and clean for just $75 – just mention St Marys when calling for an appointment. Check out their website here Thanks again guys.

Best of luck to all teams this weekend – hope to see you on Sunday,


Evan Butterworth