Round 2 Preview

Parkdale, Scotch and Blacks Await

Despite the heading sounding like something you would buy at a bar, an important round of footy beckons at PP this Saturday. We return home for the first time in 2019 and everyone associated with the club is looking for a successful day.

One of the highlights will be the unfurling of the flag, so brilliantly won by the girls last year. The ceremony will take place at half time in the U/19s game which will be about 10.20am. Make sure you get along for this historic event.

On the footy field, the boys will be looking to bounce back after not getting on the board last week. The Seniors teams take on Parkdale who also went down last week. My spies tell me there will be a couple of inclusions from last week’s side with the honeymoon well under way. Our forward line looks quite potent and with more delivery this week, I feel confident we can kick a winning score.

In a replay of last year’s Grand Final (although technically it isn’t a replay as the sides are different. And on that point, did you know that no AFL/VFL Premiership side has ever played together after that historic day) Anyway I waffle. The girls are playing Old Scotch although I am not sure if any of them went to the school. That doesn’t matter as they are a good side and our Hearts will have to bring their A game. Our girls had their scoring boots on last week and I am confident Shanksy and Sarah Allingham will both be at the top of the goal kicking table by noon.

And talking about goalkicking, the U/19s booted 16 last weekend, and although pipped on the post (unlike Winx) they showed that these youngsters, the future of the club, can really play footy. They have brought real energy to the club and deserve a win.

Angus Brayshaw is our special guest at the first luncheon for the year. Kicking off at 12 noon, this will be another brilliant event. Along with Angus, Danny Frawley will provide some insight into the joys of coaching football to a group of enthusiastic females. There will be giveaways, raffles and all sort of fun and revelry. So get amongst it.

And at half time, the Haileybury Mothers (and odd father) are going to once again produce the best half time afternoon tea in the universe. I can’t say you won’t go hungry because punters are coming from everywhere to partake. I would recommend getting in the queue early however!
So what more could you ask for – Footy, Food, Frosties and Friendship – a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. See you there.

                          CARNA BLOODS AND HEARTS. 

Round One vs Caulfield, Mentone and Collegians

Mixed Results to start Season ’19
Results didn’t all go our way on the weekend with only the Hearts picking up the four points in a hard-fought contest. With a few senior boys away, it was a chance for some youngsters to get a taste of senior footy and they generally acquitted themselves well against an outfit that was pretty impressive. The U/19s went down in a nailbiter but the signs were really positive. It is great to have the club fielding an U/19s side again and the boys seemed to enjoy their first outing for the season.

Below are details of Saturday’s activities including the unfurling of the Women’s 2018 Premiership Flag and lunch where we have a very special guest.

BLOODS GO DOWN TO STRONG CAULFIELD OUTFIT
The Senior lads were presented with an opportunity to play some youngsters on Saturday, with three Haileybury Year 11 students Liam Kirkwood Scott, Liam Hall and Luke Cleary. All of them acquited themselves really well and have a really bright future at the club.

Overall it was not the result we were after as our opposition proved far too strong on the day running out comfortable winners. Our pressure was really good up until quarter time but dropped away after that and we were punished by a better outfit. Individually we were really well led by Brodie Steele, Jack Munro and Aaron Toy. In his first game for the club, Emilio Bitters impressed and it was good to see Matty Taylor running around again. Ollie Sharpe down back was fantastic and our forward line looked dangerous when we got it in there with Seccull, Trevo, Sammy Loewe and Corey Connelly providing great targets. Strange to say but the effort was there but things did not go our way.

We will dust ourselves off and look to bounce back next week when we take on Parkdale at our home of Princess Park for the first time this year.

Caulfield Grammarians 2.3-15 9.6-60 16.10-106 22.16-148
Old Haileyburians 1.3-9 4.4-28 7.5-47 9.5-59

OLD HAILEYBURIANS
Goal Kickers: D. Seccull 3, C. Connelly 2, S. Loewe 2, L. Treverton, A. Toy
Best Players: B. Steele, A. Toy, O. Sharpe, J. Munro, L. Treverton, E. Bitters

The Ressies found themselves up against a very strong Caulfield outfit. Our boys were a bit underdone but fought the game out well. Sam Hall, Nick Carey, Ari and Ben O’Leary battled hard all day, but the team generally battled away and there were some sore bodies on Saturday night. The guys haven’t trained much together so will only improve. Sam Hall already has a tight grip on being the leading goalkicker for the season.

Caulfield Grammarians 3.7-25 10.11-71 17.18-120 22.22-154
Old Haileyburians 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1-7
OLD HAILEYBURIANS
Goal Kickers: S. Hall
Best Players: S. Hall, M. Seccull, J. Hurley, A. Ventouras, N. Carey, B.O’Leary

GOOD WIN FOR THE GIRLS

The Hearts ventured to Keysborough to play Old Mentonians on Saturday morning for the first Round of the 2019 season and secured the 4 points winning by 4 goals in a very hard-fought contest.
It was very noticeable in the early part of the game that the standard of the football had risen substantially from the previous year. The progress / development of the girls in the past 12 months has been great to watch.
The Hearts welcomed 8 new players to the team of 24 who played on Saturday. They were Sarah Allingham, Anna Stewart, Claire Weiss, Brooke Allingham, Carla Hewitt, Sarah Kazakoff, Lizzy Stock and Holly Treverton. All the girls fitted into coach Danny Frawley’s team like a glove.
The Hearts had a terrific first half kicking 5 of their 7 goals through Jordan Shanks and Sarah Allingham providing terrific targets up forward (both 3 each for the day).
The addition of Anna Stewart and Claire Weiss has given the Hearts extra welcomed midfield strength. The scoreboard at half time didn’t recognise the evenness of the content. Old Mentonians are going to cause some headaches for the other teams in this competition as the season unfolds.
Claire Weiss played a terrific first up game for the Hearts with a best on ground performance with her versatility, speed and natural competitive nature shining through.
Chelsea Frawley and Holly Treverton made a great team in rotating in the midfield.
Carly Dillon played a terrific 4 quarter game and her quality use of the footy helped set up many attacks for the Hearts.
Anna Stewart showed to all who attended the match what an outstanding addition she will be for the forthcoming season. She is highly athletic, strong overhead and a running player who finished off a great debut game with an outstanding goal on the run.
The Hearts have more midfield depth this season that will assist the Hearts stalwarts Danielle Frawley and Frances Land greatly.

This Saturday the 13th sees the unveiling of Danny Frawley’s Heart’s history-making 2018 flag at home against Old Scotch starting at 1030am. This will be the Grand final replay from last year and expect this to be a high-quality match and you would expect Old Scotch to be fired up to reverse the 2018 result. Our girls will truly need to be on top of their game to secure the 4 points.

Old Mentonians 0.3-3 0.6-6 2.7-19 3.10-28
Old Haileyburians 2.3-15 5.3-33 6.6-42 7.9-51

OLD HAILEYBURIANS
Goal Kickers: J. Shanks 3, S. Allingham 3, A. Stewart
Best Players: C. Weiss, C. Dillon, A. Stewart, J. Shanks, H. Pastore, G. Janssen

U/19s GO DOWN IN A THRILLER

Round 1 up against Collegians on their turf was always shaping up to be a competitive day for the fellas. The first quarter proved this, with scores 32-29 at the first change. Our midfield was on fire with Washy winning the ruck combined with Jordy, Dos and Zu fighting for the clearance and getting it down forward into the hands of Fen. Tavers had a great first half, colliding into packs and using his speed to win the contest. The sun was shining and with a noticeable wind advantage in the second quarter, Collegians played to the conditions and we went into the half time break 56-52, great to see Chuck and Chow combining off the wings to alleviate the Collegians run. Gibbo, our general down back copped a corky to the hip in the 2nd half so we swung big Dova down back and he proved to be a good swingman. At 3 qtr time 81-78 everyone knew this was going to go down to the wire. We swung Fen to CHB and left Mitchy and Haz roaming the forward line. It was goal for goal in the last 5 minutes and Bainy and Martin combined in the back to give us great rebound all day and many thought we were going to run away with the chocolates. However, every coach and players nightmare came true with Collegians getting a goal in the last minute from a dubious ump decision 10m our from their sticks. Full time 101 – 104.

Coach Budge was very proud of the continuous 4 qtr effort from the boys and really good to see those who were injured and didn’t receive game selection supporting and helping out on game day.

Round 2 at home, the boys are looking forward to playing in front of the home crowd when they take on Uni Blacks.

Collegians 4.5-29 7.10-52 11.13-79 15.14-104
Old Haileybury 5.1-31 9.2-56 13.5-83 16.6-102

OLD HAILEYBURY
Goal Kickers: C. Dovaston 3, R. Fennessy 2, J. Johnston 2, C. Highett 2, M. Humbert 2, C. Cho, H. Angwin, A. Coleman, S. Zanelli, B. Taverniti
Best Players: D. Zu, R. Fennessy, J. Johnston, A. Coleman, C. Highett, C. Dovaston

On Saturday, we will return to Princes Park for our first round of home games. This will be a humungous day for the club with plenty to celebrate.

The U/19s will kick things off at 9.20am when they bounce back to record their first win for the year while at approx. 10.15 we will be unfurling the 2018 Premiership Flag so brilliantly won by the Hearts last year. This is a special occasion for the girls and the club, so it would be great for as many supporters as possible to get down to Princes Park. The Hearts will then take on Old Scotch (Grand Final Replay – YOU BEAUTY).

We will be having our thirst luncheon for the year with Angus Brayshaw being our very special guest. A good Haileybury lad, he is really acquitting himself well in AFL circles. Festivities will commence around 12 or as soon as the girls finish off their game. Let hyxy (0407 220952) know if you plan on attending.

And if that isn’t enough, we will have the world famous half – time afternoon tea happening again. Amateur football circles are abuzz, chatting about the delicacies on offer – the best in the ammos.

It is going to be a big day.

Round 1 Preview

Well, the pretend season is over and now the real thing begins. All Bloods and Hearts players will go to bed on Friday night with a few butterflies in anticipation of the game ahead. It is always an exciting time of the year when you try and work out where we sit in the whole scheme of things. We love coming up against Caulfield who I suspect will be a major player this year but we have a great pack of youngsters ready to let fly without any inhibitions.

B Grade is always an interesting division. My spies (daughter at nightclub!) tell me Scotch will be pretty strong, have recruited well and expect to get back into A Grade pretty quickly. Bayside St Bedes/Mentone and Beauy will be interesting as they don’t appear to have been hugely active. Who knows with the Uni teams (Uni Blacks and Monash Blues) as it will depend on how successful O Week was. I always think Fitzroy are capable of surprising and are a bit of a smokey and may be the darkhorse this year. The other side who we will need to be wary of is Parkdale. They tap into their juniors well and look for improvement there. Old Geelong will be in as high a division as they have been since Larry Donohue won the Coleman Medal so will be out to consolidate I suspect.

But the Bloods will be looking to play finals football in 2019. We weren’t a long way off the mark last year and with some natural progression and a couple of handy recruits (in particular Bitters and Jackson) we should be in the mix. We know what to expect from Gledders, Paul, Gooda, Pop, Shak, Toy etc but looking for big years from the likes of Munro, Steele, Treverton and Nicho. We have the nucleus of a very good team and will definitely progress from last year.

The Reserves kick things off festivities on Saturday at Glenhuntly Oval at 11.40 with the Seniors game starting at the unpredictable time of 2pm. Get down and support the boys.

But first of all, support the Hearts who take on Old Mentonians at Mentone Grammar Keysborough Playing Fields. With some solid summer recruiting, the girls will be approaching their Premiership defence with confidence. They have won their praccy games well and there has been some genuine natural improvement. The game starts at the traditional time of 10.45am.

Budgy’s Under 19s take on Collegians on Saturday so if you reside closer to the Chevron, this may be the better early option. The game, taking place at Wesley’s Prahan Campus on St Kilda Rd, will commence at 10.30am. The Budgemeister has done a brilliant job getting a committed group of U/19 players together and the early signs are that they should travel pretty well.

So there you have the details of Round One action. We are in for another brilliant year of footy and we will bring you all the highs and lows throughout the year – thanks to our tremendous sponsors of course.

On the 13th of April, we will return to Princes Park for our first round of home games. This will be a humungous day for the club. The U/19s will kick things off at 9.20 when they win their second game for the year while at 10.15 we will be unfurling the 2018 Premiership Flag so brilliantly won by the girls last year. The Hearts will then take on Old Scotch (Grand Final Replay – YOU BEAUTY) Their game will be followed by a lunch and further football watching with the Ressies in action and of course the Bloods taking on Parkdale. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Practice Matches Begin

This weekend sees the unofficial start to the season with the club partaking in practice matches. The girls kick things off on Saturday when they play Hawthorn AFC at Glenferrie Oval – starting at 9am. On Sunday, the boys take on St Bedes Mentone at the Fisher Oval. The U/19s start at 11am, the Reserves at 1pm and the Seniors at 3pm. See you there.

WELCOME TO SEASON 2019

Training for Season 19 has been going for a few weeks and numbers have been excellent. There is a real excitement around the group with training being conducted with a sense of urgency. The weather and brilliant surroundings certainly help.

 While we enjoy these warm summer months, football will be upon us very soon and everyone associated with Haileybury Football can look forward to another action packed season. The club has enjoyed the taste of premierships over the last few years and we look forward to that continuing.
 
The coaches have been appointed for the upcoming season and it really is a great line-up. Daniel Ward will continue his fine work with the senior team, looking to extract more from this youthful, enthusiastic group. Club legends Stewart Loewe and Darren Seccull will be his assistants, forming an impressive coaching line up. Danny Frawley will be looking to lead the girls to back to back premierships and this year will be assisted by Frances Land. Mark Seccull will take over the reins for the Reserves, no doubt sharing his 2,000 games of experience.
 
In an exciting development, Adam Budge has been appointed coach of the U/19s. This is an important signing as we re-establish the pathway from school to senior football. Adam is a school alumni (2010) and played for the OHAFC at U/19, Reserve and Senior levels. Adam’s playing days at the club were cut short because of injury, but we are very pleased that he remains involved in the club.
 
So there is a wealth of AFL and VAFA football experience in the coaching ranks which is a great platform for club development and success. There wouldn’t be too many suburban clubs with this amount of depth in their coaching ranks. It is a huge positive for the club.
 
There have been changes off the field as well. Mick Constable takes over the Presidency from Mark Seccull, while money man, Phil Witherow has handed over the calculator to Sal Algeri. Mark and Phil made significant contributions in their respective roles and we thank them enormously. Of course they will still be around the club and we look forward to catching up with them during the year.
 
As many of you will recall, Mick Constable was one of the club’s leading players during the late 80s and 90s. He played 167 games, predominantly in the backline, hence his meagre tally of goals kicked – 19. Mick is a dual premiership player and followed his brother John in wearing the infamous No 18. His fierce determination and drive will help propel the club in the right direction.
 
Of course Mick and the committee are going to need support. If you can help out in any way – game day or in any other capacity, I am sure Mick and the team would love to hear from you. The club’s success is reliant on the support it receives from all the Haileybury football community. Mick can be contacted on 0419 504 003 if you would like to help out.
 
Both the boys and girls teams have been able to train at the school’s Brighton campus during the preseason. The club is very grateful for the schools’ support once again. Training for the boys will commence again on the 29th of January in preparation for an exciting 2019. The first game for the boys will be on the 6th of April with a draft fixture having been released. The draws for the girls and U/19s will come out soon.

Off the field, the appointments keep coming. Pat O’Leary is back in the coaching trenches, assisting Mark Seccull with the Reserves. Mark Thompson has been appointed “Director of Fun” meaning he will be co-ordinating the various social activities – a key role in any club. Hyxy will assume the role of General Manager Football, directing the traffic around football matters. Watch this space for further announcements as more appointments are made.

Av Kumar is once again heading up the medical team who are such an integral part of the club. The club is fortunate to have someone with Av’s experience involved at the club. He holds a Doctor of Physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Human Movement/Management from the University of Ballarat. Av is entering his 3rd season at Old Haileybury as the Head Physiotherapist.  
 
Av has wide experience working across several sport codes including, Cycling Victoria National and State Championships since 2014, Cricket Victoria National Championships since 2016 and Melbourne United from 2016. 
 
He is also involved with the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) in a leadership role on Emergency Department Victorian Committee since 2015, primarily helping with professional development for emergency related physiotherapy.

Av has a research role with Latrobe University, helping the Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre in their quest to understand anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) rehabilitation.
As he enters his 3rd year with Old Haileybury he is planning to improve the Allied Health team with a few key developments:

  • Improved concussion management across all teams, with the introduction of a screen program and concussion prevention strategies
  • Improved injury prevention programs to include injury screening and injury prevention exercises incorporated into training and matches
  • Greater professional development for all trainers, physiotherapists and students involved at the club
  • Club wide implementation of an athlete monitoring system which tracks soreness, fatigue, exertion and other key indicators
  • Further use of player GPS for all teams to improve training and strength and conditioning functions at the club

 
Av is passionate about improving and growing our services that we offer each player at Old Haileybury. The players are in good hands.

We are also pleased to announce that we shall be able to use more of the facilities at Princes Park when we return in March. We shall have greater use of the gym area off the home game rooms allowing us to create our own vibrant environment. This will be of great benefit to the players in particular, but indeed everyone will welcome the additional space.
 
Next week, we shall let you know details of the practice games.

On the jobs front Premiership Player Dave Mason is looking for a landscaper/labourer to work for his burgeoning business.

The club is also looking for another physio. This role would be well suited to a new graduate looking to gain experience, mentoring and sports involvement.

Let me know if interested in either of these roles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

PRE-SEASON TRAINING STARTS FOR ALL TEAMS @ HAILEYBURY BRIGHTON

It comes around quickly enough but preseason training is about to commence for all of the clubs’ teams. The girls get in earlier, starting on the 20th of November while the Seniors and U/19s will start a week later on the 27th of November.  Both will be training at Haileybury Brighton at 6.30pm

There will be a break over Christmas, but then the fun will start again in late January.

2019 will be an important and exciting year for the club – defending premierships and aiming for more finals action. Every club looks forward to the new season with anticipation and we are no different.

AWARD WINNERS 2018

The following were recently announced as the 2018 Award Winners. Jimmy Paul, Josh Elston and Frances Land won the respective B&Fs. It was a brilliant night at the Brighton International. The loyal band of volunteers were also recognised for their efforts off the field. Now we look forward to Season 19.

 

 

 

 

 

SENIORS

The TEK Fisher Trophy for the Best and Fairest Player: James Paul

The FN Northcott Trophy for the Runner-up Best and Fairest: Lachlan Treverton

Third Best and Fairest: Corey Connelly

Most Improved Player: Brodie Steele

The GW Patterson Memorial Trophy for the Best First-year Player: Sam Loewe

 

RESERVES

The President’s Trophy for the Best and Fairest Player: Josh Elston

Runner-up Best and Fairest: Jamie Cain

Coach’s Award: Jordan Johnston

Most Improved: Jordan Hurley

Leading Goal-kicker: Sam Hall-Kahan

 

WOMENS

Best and Fairest Player: Frances Land

Runner-up Best and Fairest: Sarah Casey

Third Best and Fairest, Leading Goal-kicker: Jordan Shanks

Fourth Best and Fairest: Danielle Frawley

Fifth Best and Fairest (equal): Taylah Vines-Chapple, Mim Waterman

Runner-up, Competition Best and Fairest: Pulli Gardiyawasam

Most Improved Player: Lauren Oliver, Hannah Pastore

Coach’s Awards: Ellen Russell, Chelsea Frawley

Lawrence Mooney at 2018 OHAFC Grand Final Breakfast

Lawrence Mooney heads an all-star cast of comedians that will once again get the day off to a great start at the Mercedes Benz Berwick Haileybury Football Grand Final Breakfast. He will be supported by Dave O’Neil and Adam Rozenbachs  – both top comedians in their own right.

This will  make it one of the best line-ups ever – a big statement given this event has been going 42 years.

We are once again at the magnificent Grand Hyatt who look after us so well every year. Tickets are only $165ph or $1,550 for a table of 10. There are discounts for Uni students and players. We are to The George after the Brekky. Book with hyxy at hpbureau@iinet.net.au

HEARTS ARE 2018 PREMIERS!!!

HISTORY IN THE MAKING – HEARTS WIN 1ST EVER WOMEN’S PREMIERSHIP FOR OLD HAILEYBURY

YES, DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!!

Danny Frawley’s Hearts created history in trying conditions (30 knot winds) on Sunday at Trevor Barker Oval defeating the competition standout team for 2018 of Old Scotch by 13 points in the VAFA B White Grand final match. 

Haileybury girls had not defeated any of the 3 teams (Old Brighton, Beaumaris and Old Scotch) that finished above them during the home and away season but when the business end of the season arrived all our girls came to play.

The euphoric scenes after the match and later that evening really showed how much this momentous victory meant to the group after scraping into the finals in the last home and away game (we had to defeat old Mentonians to just make the finals) and winning the 3 finals 1st Semi, Prelim and Grand Final by a total of 22 points over the 3 matches was incredible and a testament to this committed group.

Before the game, coach Danny Frawley brought Old Haileybury’s secret weapon to the rooms in our club mascot Winston (the Frawley family border collie) and gave Alistair Clarkson’s 2008 “shark analogy” a run for its money with the message that all Winston wanted today was to have fun and enjoy the experience. The 2nd part of the analogy was that once Winston got hold of his bone, no one would ever get it off him – if our girls played with that free spirit and intensity of fighting every inch of the way we were not going to lose the game despite being rank underdogs for the day.

Danny pre-match address placed our girls in a settled frame of mind and when the ball was bounced to start the game, our girls set the game alight kicking all our 4 goals of the match in the first quarter in a terrific quarter of football (our best for the season).  

Danielle Frawley started the game with a goal “out of nothing” from a stoppage and this was followed by Sarah Casey and Jordan Shanks snapping truly around the corner under pressure.  Pulli Gardiyawasam (runner up in the League Best and Fairest during the week) was electric in the first quarter with her speed and created chaos for Old Scotch defenders as she zipped in and out of congested traffic.
Romy Teubler set the tone of the match with a dominant first quarter from the half forward line with a mark 30 metres out and kicking truly from a set shot to place the Hearts in a commanding position at quarter time kicking with a strong breeze towards the Hampton end. 

Scotch responded with a late goal just before the ¼ time siren to see the Hearts lead by 19 points at the first break. 

The Hearts defence in the final series has been outstanding and again in the Grand Final they kept Scotch goalless in the 2nd and 4th quarters whilst kicking with a dominant breeze. Lauren Oliver, Charlotte Russo, Maggie Dunn, Eliza Solly (before being injured), Mim Waterman, Hannah Pastore and Ellen Russell were impassable for the clear majority of the game and were a key part of the victory. 

Coach Frawley used Sarah, Frances, Jordan and Pulli in defence at various stages as the pressure built with Scotch driving the ball forward on a more than regular basis but our girls continued to repel the attacks to the defensive side of the Trevor Barker oval which helped reduce the Scotch running style of footy that got them to the last game of the year.

Carly Dillon, Taylor Vines-Chapple and Pia Hatt continued to drive the ball forward and their outside run played a pivotal part in the victory. Carly’s 2nd half was terrific using the ball extremely well and setting up the play with Danielle Frawley getting better as the game went.

The Hearts were severely challenged in the first half of the 3rd quarter by Scotch where they dominated the first 10 minutes of the quarter (against the breeze) peppering the goals and narrowing the deficit to 10 points at one stage and we had a game on our hands with Scotch coming home with the breeze.  

At this time of the game we had lost Eliza Scolly with a serious knee injury, Charlotte Russo dislocating her shoulder and used her Doctor skills to pop the shoulder back into place, our number one mid-fielder for the season Frances Land was immobilised with a hip injury and Chelsea Frawley in the absence of Sam Stewart carried tremendously a far heavier workload on the day and was cramping in the 3rd.    At this stage of the game Scotch had all the momentum. 

Charlotte bravely strapped herself up and got out there as she knew the team needed her as our numbers were dwindling.

Sarah Casey (Best on Ground) played an outstanding game whether that was back, mid or forward despite receiving close attention on the day.  Sarah did it all and wholeheartedly deserved the medal for best player on the field. Her outstanding finals series was a major reason for the Hearts achieving its first ever women’s premiership.

Romy Teubler played her best game for the year and created fantastic drive in the forward line for the Hearts over the 4 quarters.  

Chelsea Frawley also played her best game of the year shouldering most of the ruck duties for the day with great support from stand-in ruck person Georgie Jannsen.

Jordan Shanks continued her terrific year with a great final series including  a stand out game on Grand Final day and was like Sarah Casey in that the coach used her at both ends of the ground during the game to stabilize proceedings.  

Mim Waterson played on one of the stand out forwards of the competition and kept her goalless.  Mim was brilliant and tough at the contest during the game taking a handful of strong competitive marks in the heat of battle and was a pivotal factor in the outcome.

Danny Frawley coached out of his skin in the final series to get this team across the line. His commitment to this team has been nothing short of incredible during the entire season.  This team may not have been the most talented in the competition but by gee the girls evolved as a super team who followed instructions to the letter and played to Danny’s direction and we came home with the first ever Old Haileybury female premiership creating history that will stand for ever and a day.

Spare a thought for the amazing team player in Sam Stewart who played all 16 games during the season including the 2 early finals but was unavailable for the last game.  Sam was a huge part in getting us to the last day of the year and we thank you Sam and I know she is fired up for 2019!  Also, Amy Fletcher and Maddy Leyden were unavailable for the last part of the season due to being overseas who helped get our team to the final stages of the season.

THANKS TO THE 36 GIRLS LISTED BELOW WHO PULLED ON THE HEARTS JUMPER DURING THE YEAR TO CREATE HISTORY – 17 games played during the year to achieve the ultimate prize.   

Jordan Shanks, Frances Land, Pulomaja Gardiyawasam, Sarah Casey, Jessica Wright, Pia Hatt, Amy Fletcher, Romy Teubler, Danielle Frawley, Taylah Vines-Chapple, Carly Dillon, Claire Stark, Daniella San Jose, Foley Kate, Georgina Janssen, Mim Waterman, Samantha Stewart, Alana Hall, Candice Sheldon-Collins, Charlotte Russo, Chelsea Frawley, Courtney Coulter, Courtney Marsden, Elaine Donnelly, Eliza Solly, Ellen Russell, Erin Learmonth, Hannah Pastore, Jessica Ravaillion, Kathryn Quinn, Lauren Oliver, Madeleine Leyden, Magdalen Dunn, Maya Bennett, Philippa Harrison, Stephanie Fels

Old Scotch               1.3-9     1.3-9       2.5-17     2.7-19
Old Haileybury    4.4-28    4.4-28    4.8-32    4.8-32

OLD HAILEYBURY
Goal Kickers: D. Frawley, R. Teubler, J. Shanks, S. Casey
Best Players: S. Casey, R. Teubler, C. Frawley, J. Shanks, M. Waterman, D. Frawley

 

 

BLOODS

The boys took on 2nd place Old Carey at Princess Park on the weekend. Our form over the last couple of months had been very good but we were still yet to take a scalp of one of the leading sides in B Grade. This turned out to be the case again as we went down by 33 points in a game where we had some missed opportunities and were made to pay by a quality outfit. Was a great lesson for our side that a few little things can add up to costing you games against sides who are good enough to make you pay for your mistakes.

Individually Tom Rogerson was clearly BOG winning many one on one contests on the last line in defence. Aaron hung in well all day on a bigger opponent as did Will Paul who delivered a selfless role for his team. Up forward Sam Loewe continued his great form over the last few weeks.

Overall the effort was great and has shown how far we have come but we still not where we want to be in winning some of these games against the better teams.
We will be looking to end Season 2018 on a great note by knocking off Beaumaris on their own deck and taking that scalp we are after.

Old Haileyburians    3.5-23    3.8-26    5.10-40      11.11-77
Old Carey                    2.2-14    6.6-42    11.13-79    16.14-110

OLD HAILEYBURIANS
Goal Kickers: N. Gooda 2, W. Paul 2, J. Constable 2, D. Seccull 2, S. Loewe 2, C. Connelly
Best Players: T. Rogerson, W. Paul, L. Treverton, A. Toy, J. Paul, S. Loewe

RAINSY’S WRAP

For the first time all season we had the luxury of too many players, with the return of Torsten, Declan, Ari, HK, Whitey and Mark Irwin as four players missed out and several unavailable. Three of the school boys in the form of Fynn Williams, Harry Traum and Will Barry also fronted up to take on one of the top teams, Old Carey.

Things looked good on paper with a solid backline, mids and forward set up. Early on Ed “Fish” Curtis started off well in the ruck winning tap outs only to do his groin 20 mins into the match along with Whitey whose wrist was in bad shape. Apart from losing the toss and kicking into the wind these were two crucial injuries from a centre clearance point of view and allowed Carey to kick away with four goals early on. The backline stemmed the tide and was ably assisted by Oakesy who gave us some drive as a floating backman halfway through the quarter.

Unfortunately it was a classic four seasons in one day for us as the wind also swung from north to south at the end of the 1st quarter to have us kicking into the wind yet again but some good signs were that  schoolboy Fynn at 6 3′ gave us a real target up at full forward as Ari, and HK fought hard to provide options and we kicked two goals to three to be five down at half time.

Like all the top teams this year with numbers Carey were disciplined and organised in moving the ball out of the backline as their bigger bodies pushed aside our smaller younger players in the midfield.

Nick Carey playing his 50th for the club again did a good job in the backline as usual, Oli and Irwin battled hard as did the ever reliable Jamie Cain.

What was particularly pleasing was the performance of the school boys and the fact that the boys tried hard all day. There were some very good passages of play and flow which were only marred by some poor foot delivery to targets often kicking straight back to the opposition, something that can only be improved by ongoing practice at training.

It was pleasing to see how we fought this out reducing the first round loss by half this time and good to see an improvement and return of many absent players. We look forward to finishing off well against Beaumaris next week. 

Old Haileyburians    0.3-3    2.4-16    3.6-24    5.8-38
Old Carey    4.2-26    7.6-48    12.8-80    15.9-99

 

HAILEYBURY WIN BACK TO BACK APS FLAGS

The 2018 APS Football Season ended last week with Haileybury managing to win its 10th APS Football Flag following its 9th the previous year.

Haileybury Football has become a force to deal with under the steady guidance of Old Haileybury legend and past coach David Lappage.

These flags don’t come easily and it is a credit to everyone involved – not just now but in the earlier years at school where the basic skill are ingrained.

Boys and girl school leavers are most welcome to continue playing in the Magenta and Black.