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We welcome back Kris Barlow and say how privileged the Under 19 boys wimore
Football Manager, Jeff Rudd on 04123817130.
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See left Kris Bardon at recent trainingmore
The U19's were not in action this week. For the third time this season The Craig Coghlan pewter for best afield went to Robbie Ross whose stellar season continues. All the match details and summaries below:more
For the second week in a row Robbie Ross continues his great start to the season. A tireless worker in the ruck and richly deserved the Craig Coghlan BOG award for this week.more
Daniel Mendes was awarded the Craig Coghlan pewter for a BOG performance to start the season off. Left are Dean Kelly & Jack Besley who obviously enjoyed the day.more
After the disapointment of not getting the call a couple of weeks ago in the main AFL Draft, the boy from Vermont finally hit the big time in the Rookie Draft today when he was taken by the Western Bulldogs. No one could have worked harder than Alex to make the grade, and now he has a foot on the ladder. His success followed the drafting of another ex Vermont boy Matthew Arnott to Richmond. We wish both lads long and exciting careers. One day maybe we might see them back in purple & gold. The only other Ex Eagle in the AFL is Chris Knights at Adelaide.more
With the change of ages for the Colts Competition in 2012 and the fact that we will not get the usual flow of players from
our Under 16's ( who ahve moved up to U17's), we need some additioanal players. Most of our 2011 Colts players, who finished Third last seaso,
will be continuing. This a wonderful opportunity to be at a first Division Club with outstanding Coaches and facilities. Intereste
boys should ring Colts Coach Graeme Hocking 0418367130more
The Vermont Football Club has great pleasure in announcing that KRIS BARLOW has been appointed a non playing Senior Coach for the next two seasons.
Kris joined Vermont as a 20 year old from Scoresby and immediately enjoyed Senior Premiership success in 1994 when Vermont thrashed the almost unbeatable Ringwood in the EFL First Div Grand Final. With his older brother Paul as Senior Coach, they won it again in 1995, were runners up in 1996 and then Premiers again in 1997, this time under Senior Coach Craig Coghlan. Kris was drafted to Hawthorn in 1998 at the age of 24 and with great determination as a “mature age recruit” went on to play 102 Senior games with the Hawks. He returned to Vermont in 2005 as playing Assistant to David Banfield and again played in a Premiership side. So over 5 seasons, he had played in 96 senior games at Vermont and received a Premiership medallion on four occasions. Since then he has played footy at Foster, been a player and Coach at Noble Park, a player and Assistant Coach at Blackburn and this past year has continued to play a game or two whilst helping a mate out with the Coaching at Rowville.
The Football Club welcomes Kris, his wife Lisa and kids (Kye, Jay and Levi) back into the fold where they have so many past friends and look forward to very successful times ahead.
The Club again acknowledges the quite outstanding record of retiring Coach David Banfield over his eight years highlighted by five First Div Grand Finals and of course four wonderful Premierships. David, Lisa and family will always be welcome at Terrara Road which has been like their second home for so long.
The Reserves bounced back last Sunday with a stunning 35 point win over Blackburn and the Colts were sadly over run in the final quarter against Scoresby, but they can get back to the Grand Final next week. So both teams will be playing at Bayswater next Saturday 10th September. Reserves play East Ringwood and the Colts will play Blackburn. Best player in the Reserves was clearly Travis Bird, seen left.more
Last Saturday at Balwyn was a tough hard day in very warm conditions. We had considerable injury issues before and during the game that restricted us greatly. But that said, Balwyn were just physically too strong. We thank them for recognising Dave Banfield’s final game. It was much appreciated.
What a fantastic contribution David has made in so many ways. We will certainly miss his leadership & guidance, but greatly remember so many wonderful highlights.
The Craig Coghlan Award went to none other than the 300 game man himself, Aaron Nummy. This says a bit about how our team is travelling, but more about the determination of Aaron Nummy who has been a champion in every way. Other best players were Ryan Mullett, Xavier Barry-Murphy, Dean Millhouse, Robbie Ross, Mitch Bonuda and young Nick Johnson ( our Colts Captain). The Reserves had picnic with the big man Sam Groth dominating up forward with eight goals. Other best were Travis Bird, Glenn Waters, Jamie Rushton, Kyle Emley and Trent Parker. Sadly of course, the Colts had no game. Congratulations to Aaron Mullett on a great first up game with Nth.Melbourne and many more to come.
Next Saturday is about the youngsters of our Club that play in our Reserves & Colts who are playing in qualifying finals after terrific home & away seasons. These two teams have not only had many massive wins, but played very attractive football all year. Congratulations to Coaches Jeff Rudd and Graeme Hocking for outstanding jobs.
SOCIAL: - Senior/Reserves Vote Count is Frid. 23rd Sept. Colts Presentation lunch is Sun. 30th Sept. Senior Presentation Night is Friday 21st October and the proposed Vermont Day at the Cranbourne Xmas Races is Sat Dec 3rd. If you are interested in sponsoring one of the eight races, contact Rodney Haynes on 0408548001.
On Saturday at Balwyn, Aaron Nummy will play his 300 Senior/Reserves game for Vermont. That on top of over 150 Junior games starting when he was 7. In all he has played 29 seasons of football highlighted by being part of 7 senior Vermont Premierships and a Club Life Membership in 2003. An incredible contribution to the Vermont FC and the Eastern Football League. He has 6 games to catch Club Senior games record holder Mark Cullen, will he come back in 2012 ?
Ryan Mullet will play his 150th Senior game & Dean Millhouse his 100th.
It will the final Senior Coaching game for David Banfield
Last Saturday at Mulgrave went well with all sides having comfortably wins. The Craig Coghlan Trophy went to Ashley Froud for an incredible game up forward. He booted nine goals including 6 in the third quarter. We think that is a Club record shared with Matt Greig. Other best were Daniel Mendes, Ryan Mullett, Robbie Ross, Mitch Bonuda, Xavier Barry-Murphy, Grant McCarthy and Marcus Tippett. For the Reserves, Lachie Ryan got the Perry Fletcher Award narrowly from Jason Youseff, Trent Parker (7 goals), Jason Collins, Jamie Rushton, Tyson Kruse and Clinton Jones. The Colts came home in the final term after going to sleep for a while. The Elite Appliances Award went to Brett Casterton followed by Jacob Sheldon-Collins, Brad Walters, Paul White, Connor McCafferty and Shane Davidson. Congratulations to our Junior Club with a Premiership for the Under 14 D’s. Great effort by all involved.more
A great way to finish Dave Banfield’s Coaching at Terrara Road with three wins for the day. The senior game was spoiled by the rain, but the closeness of the scores kept everyone interested to the final siren. Ryan Mullett continued his brilliant season with another Best on Ground performance and took out the Craig Coghlan Award followed by Daniel Mendes, Robbie Ross, Alex Bull, Michael DellAquila and Grant McCarthy. The Reserves had an easy day and failed to nail a massive score by being wasteful in front of goal. The Perry Fletcher Award was won by Tyson Kruse. Followed by Clinton Jones, Ryan Henderson, Ashley Thompson, Marcus Tippett, Michael Sonsie and Jamie Rushton. The Colts game was very similar to the Reserves. The Elite Appliances Award was won by Brad Walters from Shane Davidson, Paul White, Jacob Sheldon Collins, Luke Strachan and Andy Hackett. Congratulations to three of our legends in Perry Fletcher, George Gislingham and Jack Murphy who received outstanding service awards from the EFL last week, what a wonderful contribution these three have made to our Club. Best of luck to our Under 14D boys tomorrow in the Grand Final. 12.30 at Ferntree Gully. SOCIAL: - Next Sat night after the Balwyn game we are back at Vermont to have a drink or two with Dave Banfield. Presentation Night is Friday 21st October and the Vermont Day at the Cranbourne Xmas Races is Sat Dec 3rd. If you are interested in Sponsoring one of the eight races, contact Rodney Haynes on 0408548001.
We were playing for pride last Saturday at East Ringwood and although the seniors just failed on the scoreboard, they did not fail in the pride division. They were outstanding. To have 9 changes from the week before and 8 of them forced, would have to have been a Club record. Congratulations to the three first gamers Michael Sonsie, Anthony Chiodo and Paul White (from the Colts) you were terrific. The Craig Coghlan Trophy went to Michael DellAquila for a super game. Other best were Ryan Mullett, Travis Bird, Grant McCarthy, Daniel Mendes, Dean Waller. The undermanned Reserves did manage to score a win with Jason Youseff playing a great game and winning the Perry Fletcher Award. Other best were Clinton Jones, Xavier Barry-Murphy, Anthony Thompson, Kalem Post. The Colts also had a very gutsy win with Connor McCafferty getting the Elite Appliances Award followed by Jacob Sheldon-Collins, Bryce Fisher, Andy Hackett, Tom Pretto and Brad Walters. The St.Kida Spinners Jet Boat Award went to Jason Youseff for his best game for the Club. Congratulations to former VFC champs in Todd Power and Matt “Spocky” Smith who will their 300 EFL & Rep games this week at the Basin. SOCIAL: - Presentation Night is Friday 21st October and the Vermont Day at the Cranbourne Xmas Races is Sat Dec 3rd. If you are interested in Sponsoring one of the eight races, contact Rodney Haynes on 0408548001.
As has been widely reported, David Banfield will not be Coaching in 2012 after 8 wonderful years including 5 Grand Finals and 4 Premierships. David advised the Club early in June that he did he was not going to continue next year as his family commitments were now going to be his priority. The Club is very appreciative of his outstanding contribution and will express that further at the end of this season.
Accordingly the Club will be seeking a Senior Coach for 2012 and beyond and will advertise the position shortly. Contrary to some rumours circulated in various forms of the media, the process to find a replacement has not commenced.
Not a good day last Saturday being outplayed in all three games and picking up some unfortunate injuries along the way. But that’s footy. The Craig Coghlan Trophy went to Mitch Bonuda, who is becoming a very important part of our defence. Other best were Ryan Mullett, Lachlan McKirnan, James McLure, Robbie Ross and Dan Mendes. The Reserves had a rare loss and just did not get going in their usual style. The Perry Fletcher Award was won by Alex Bull followed by Travis Bird, Clinton Jones, Anthony Chiodo and Andy Ellis. Colts got away to a bad start then caught up only to fail in final minutes. The Elite Appliances Trophy went to Nick Johnson. Other best were Matt Gould, Connor McCafferty, Shane Davidson, James Symes and Bryce O’Hara. Congratulations to young Matt Gould who was elevated from the U16’s and did very well indeed. Good luck to our Junior Club who again have five sides in finals tomorrow. SOCIAL:- Back to Wantirna Hill Club tonight in Members Bar. Some dates to put in your diary:- Presentation Night is Friday 21st October and thmore
YES, three wins last Saturday for a change. The Seniors were terrific under great pressure in third quarter to come back and then go on in final term for a excellent 27 point win. Our Coach David Banfield was a very happy and relieved man. He had put in a huge week and to his great satisfaction, the players responded. A big thankyou also for the support of some our champions past, particularly Garry Oakman for an inspiring contribution that did make a difference. The Craig Coghlan Trophy was won by Ryan Mullet in a photo finish from Matt Greig and Daniel Mendes. Matt Greig got the Spinners Jet Boat Effort of the day for his 6 goals. Other best were Grant McCarthy, James McLure, Dean Millhouse, Mark Griffiths. Special mention to Ash Froud for his contribution after weeks on the sidelines. The Reserves had a hard fought win without any real spark. The Perry Fletcher Trophy went to Alex Bull, from Matt Geraghty, Trav Bird, Anthony Chiodo and Clinton Jones. Colts had another huge win but will have some real opposition today against Blackburn. The Elite Appliances Colts Best Player was won by James Symes from Nick Mendes, Jacob Sheldon-Collins, Paul White, Shane Davidson, Lucus McCullough. SOCIAL:- The Sportsnight last Wednesday night was a massive success and our thanks go to all those who continue to support us.more
Following the sudden cancellation of our Annual Sportsnight on the 8th June due to a massive power blackout, we are very pleased to announce that we have rescheduled the event to the 20th July, thanks to the wonderful co-operation of the panel members.
BRIAN TAYLOR, JAMES BRAYSHAW and BILLY BROWNLESSmore
Matt Greig has had plenty of accolades over the years as he sets record after record booting an incredible 658 goals in his 149 games and of course playing in 4 Senior Premierships. This Saturday vs Balwyn he plays his 150 Senior game for Vermont, a Milestone he is very proud to have achieved. Our Football Club is also very proud to have had such a fine champion represent us. We wish him well for another big game.more
The 108th meeting of our two Clubs did not go our way and the Richardson/Bidstrup Shield after 4 years finally went to East Burwood. Our two Clubs are the only two to stay in first division over the 50 year journey and it was fitting that we played off in the first game of this special season.more
Apart from running Water for our Seniors, Duxy plays games with Mazenod Panthers on Sundays. Mazenod were runners up in this weekend’s Grand Final and later Shaun won the Seasons MVP Award for Mazenod.Picture below sees Shaun with Senmore
We thank him for his contribution during that very successful period and extend our condolences to his family.more
The Captain, Ryan Mullett’s 100th game was truly inspirational. He dominated all day showing his outstanding skills and courage. Well dmore