2015 AGM Notification

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Attention Members

The date for this year’s AGM has been set for Wednesday 9th December @ 7.00pm.
Vice President Geoff Highway has retired from his post, as well as committee member Daniel Holbrook.
With the exception of the President and Secretary, all other positions on the board are up for re election.

Treasurer Mick Gray has been re-elected unopposed.
The Vice President and 6 Committee positions are up for election on the attached Ballot form.

Ballot forms will be at the club or can be downloaded by clicking the attached link.

*Returning Officer is John Bush

The Agenda for the meeting will be as follows:

  • OPEN
  • ATTENDANCE REGISTER
  • APOLOGIES
  • MINUTES OF LAST A.G.M. & BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
  • PRESIDENTS REPORT
  • FINANCIAL REPORT
  • RETURNING OFFICER REPORT
  • QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE
    • LIFE MEMBERSHIPS
  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
  • MEETING CLOSED

Club Committee Nominations for 2016

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logo-webAttention, Attention.

The Kingsway Football and Sporting Club (Inc) is currently taking nominations for the 2016 Committee.

Current Vice President Geoff Highway will be retiring from his position.

Other positions up for re-election are:

Treasurer

General Committee x 6

 

Nominations will be accepted  before 6pm Tuesday 10th November, by email to the club secretary, daniel.bazzo@hotmail.com, or in the entry box located on the bar in the club rooms.

Click here to download the nomination form.

 

Club Newsletter – 10th September 2015

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PRESIDENTS REPORT

Not a lot to report on the football of last week as we had no games.

This week however is a little different with our E2 Thirds into their second successive Grand Final against Collegians at Gosnells Oval at 1-10PM on Saturday, so if you are not doing anything please get along and support the boys and witness them attempting back to back Flags for this great club.

All the best to the players and coaches, Michael Walsh and Scott “Ranga” Howie.

Players, Members and Supporters please remember the Annual Presentation night on Saturday 19th September at the Club. If your needing tickets please get in touch with the Club, Committee or ring Club / Daniel Bazzo or myself . So see you all there.

The Masters were supposed to have their Grand Final this weekend but due to unforeseen circumstances the fixture has been cancelled. Before we all get excited and start accusing the Directors/Executive please read the email that has been sent and if you don’t agree then send your complaint or ideas of what needs to be said to our Secretary Daniel Bazzo and we will forward it onto the appropriate people.

Meals are on still at the club. So come on down and enjoy the meal and a cold bevy with you mates.

Until next week stay safe & come on down on Saturday at Gosnells and support the Thirds Boys.

Rob Steel

President

 

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Dinner and Presentation Night

Annual Dinner and Presentation Night

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Ticket are now available to the Annual Dinner and Presentation Night on the 19th of September. Tickets are $50 per person, but as usual 1 ticket is included in your membership.

If you can’t get to the club, please email daniel.bazzo@hotmail.com or call the club and we can reserve your tickets. Final numbers and payment will be required by Tuesday 15th September.

 

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Dinner and Presentation Night

 

Club Newsletter – 3rd September 2015

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PRESIDENTS REPORT

Not a great weekend with only the Thirds (E2) going through to the Grand Final. The Colts won against Whitford, however it was bought to our attention that a player in that game was ineligible for Finals with Kingsway and as a result unfortunately the Colts season has come to a premature end. We will learn from this outcome as a CLUB and move forward as one.

The reigning Premiers in Integrated went down to CBC GREEN in their elimination final. Well done to Shane Paterson and all his players for a great season.

The Annual Dinner is on Saturday September 19th at the Club. Tickets should be available this Friday for the night. Please get behind the night as it is a great night where you’re team mates get recognised for their season.

Meals are still on Thursday nights so come on down and support the Club and the Thirds on their final few training sessions.

Until next week enjoy and take care.

Robert Steel

President

 

E2 GF

 

Club Newsletter – 27th August 2015

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PRESIDENTS REPORT

Not a good week on the playing fields with the Colts losing to Collegians in the Qualifying Final. The good thing is we have another chance this week to stay alive in the Finals against Whitfords at Wanneroo Show Grounds.

The integrated boys kept the ball rolling with a win against Warnbro and their finals start on Saturday at 3PM against CBC GREEN at Morris Buzzacott Reserve.

The 3rd’s also start their finals campaign this week after a week off for finishing as minor premiers. The game is at the club against Collegians at 2.30pm.

So all the best to all teams on the weekend.

The annual dinner is on Saturday September 19th at the Football Club. Tickets available shortly. The Price is $50.

Meals are still on at the Club on Thursday nights. So if you want a nice meal come on down and enjoy a coldy as well.

Until next week stay safe, enjoy and let’s have 3 wins on the weekend.

Rob Steel

President

 

COLTS MATCH REPORT (QUALIFYING FINAL)

After a good start I think the boys were a bit shell shocked how quickly collegians regrouped and took control, even though we suggested at ¼ time they would regroup. A number of things we knew should be done were not done. However we have 2nd chance so we use and sure will bounce back. One week at a time now. I don’t think we could play that bad again. We will learn.

Greg Hough

Colts Coach

 

INTEGRATED FOOTBALL MATCH REPORT (22/8/15)

Saturday 22/8 saw the integrated team not only play its last home and away match but also front up a bit earlier for our team photo. Thank you to team Bazzo who leapt many an obstacle to take the guys (and girls) photo.

This week’s match saw us play Warnbro, who will not make this year’s finals but they were ready to play from the first siren, whilst most of our players were still smiling for the camera (thanks to the heckler on the balcony for reminding me that I can change the side around but could you please let the game run longer than 30 seconds next time Mr Hewitt).

Quarter time came and we spoke to the team about the slippery conditions from the rain earlier this week and reminded them to secure possession and kick out wide away from the congestion. The team began to patch together some good passages of play and we increased our lead to run out winners 8.7 to 2.1.

This week we play CBC Green @ Morris Buzacott Reserve 3pm in the first final. Win we progress through to the G/F, lose and the season is over.

Good Luck to all other teams this weekend and thanks once again to all the volunteers that get our team on the park each week, but a special mention to Gordon (Yogi’s best mate) for doing the goals and also young Ethan Bazzo for the scoreboard work.

Shane Paterson

Integrated Football Coach

Club Newsletter – 20th August 2015

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PRESIDENTS REPORT

Well the home and away season has finished with mixed results. We achieved our goal of the year in not being relegated back to C1 and we achieved that, so to Kingsley Hunter and his boys well done. To the Reserves and Jamie Wynne unlucky. There were some great performances through the year but it is always hard when over 60 odd players go through the team during the season. To the Colts and Greg Hough, well done on finishing Third and getting the second chance in the Finals. The E2 Thirds and Michael Walsh, well done on Minor Premiers and getting the week off to get ready for the second semi final. The Integrated and Shane Paterson, well done on the season at the moment and all the best in the last game of the season.

The club has been going along ok and there was a good turn up for the Band after the last game of the season. Well done by all. We have finally got Dave’s Deck Licensed and Legal after a lot of running around and hard work by all. A job well done and now all Members and Guests can enjoy another part of our great club. We have now got everything that has been done signed off and legal by the relevant Authorities and a thank you must go to the authorities in working with us to achieve this for all our Members.

This weeks games are
Colts Qualifying Final v Collegians at Pat Goodridge Reserve in Jolimont (Behind Matthews Netball Centre) at 10.40 on Saturday. So come along and support the Colts boys.

Integrated play there last home and away game on Saturday at the Club against Warnbro at 1PM so get along and support the boys. Note there may be a time change if so we will let you all know.

Meals are still on at the Club on Thursdays until football finishes and then we will reassess the situation.

The Annual Dinner to be held on the 19th of September, will be advertised in the next few days.

So in finishing all the best to all teams on the weekend and if you are not doing anything please come on down and support the boys.

Robert Steel

President

 

MILESTONES

Two more major milestone games this week for long time members. Both come from the masters group.

Past President and Sponsor Jayson Bennett plays his 150th club game. Jayson First played at the club way back in 1990 as a 16 year old, filling in for the colts. It was a fair few years before coming back after stints at both Subiaco and West Perth. Jayson played mostly in the reserves through the 2000’s. However his biggest contribution to the club has probably been off the field. In 2007 he joined the committee as Vice President and from 2008 to 2012 he was the president of the club, helping to get the club back on its feet after some difficult years.

The other, Gavin Willey, plays his 250th club game. Gavin also started at the club in 1990 as a colt. After going through the ranks in the reserves for a few years, including playing in the 2007 Premiership, Gav went on to be a Steele Medalist, for fairest and best in the league team in 2000, before taking the reigns as Club Captain in 2002. Retiring after the 2006 season and having a few well deserved years off, Gav began playing again for the Masters Teams in 2010.

Congratulations Gavin and Jayson.

 

LEAGUE MATCH REPORT (Round 18)

The League side couldn’t quite get over the line in the last home and away fixture for the 2015 season against Hamersley Carine. Hamersley with much more to play for with a finals birth at stake proved too good on the day getting over the line by 10 points.

We did have our opportunities though and lead early in the game but unfortunately we couldn’t make the most of our opportunities in front of goal which cost us a victory. The only difference between the 2 sides on the day was a bit of polish with the skill level. But in saying that I was extremely pleased with the way our guys played the game and fought it right out to the very end.

It has been a pretty tough initiation into B grade this year but we achieved our goal and that was consolidating ourselves in B grade. A fantastic achievement and all players and supporters can be proud of what the football club has achieved this season. To be able to achieve this with the terrible luck of injuries this season along with having quite an inexperienced youthful side the outcome was fantastic.

All season we have been able to match it with any side in B grade for a period of time before our slighter and more inexperience bodies and mindset have given out to the more mature, seasoned experienced B grade bodies.

The future for the club is very bright however and with the much needed experience gained this season and with a fit & healthy list moving forward, playing finals football in 2016 is something that we will all be aiming for and can achieve. With the quality of youngsters coming through and much needed experience gained this year the future is bright.

On the weekend we had Peter Ferguson play his final game for the club as he has announced his retirement. I would just like to congratulate him on such a sensational stellar career with Kingsway and I would have to say that Peter would have to be the most respected person at the Kingsway Football Club. To see what he puts his body through each week for the team and his leadership amongst a young group is absolutely incredible.

Well done on the weekend to the Colts & Thirds on their wins and it’s important as a club that we all get behind them and show our support for them as they get ready to play finals football. All the best…

Kingsley Hunter

League Coach

 

RESERVES MATCH REPORT (Round 18)

It’s amazing to think the season is now over for the reserves. I have said all year how proud I am of the effort the boys have put in this season. To play 70+ players is something I have never seen in all my years of coaching and don’t hope to see again. We battled hard on Saturday but went down in the end to a well drilled side that ran really hard all day. The pleasing thing this year is that we have learnt we are not far away from the top teams and there is no reason next season we won’t be back to playing finals footy.

I would like to thank Sticks, Liam and Antz for making themselves available for the last game of the season. They all added significant value and won plenty of the ball. I was blessed this year with great support staff and I really can’t thank you guys enough for making the season a really enjoyable one. Good luck to the teams in the finals. Let’s bring a few flags home and celebrate the great club we all play for.

Jamie Wynne

Reserves Coach

 

COLTS MATCH REPORT (Round 18)

Once again colts went in with a lot of players missing but came away with a 10 goal win. A very even performance across whole side. We are now really looking forward to a tough finals series. We start with the qualifying against Collegians, a very good side, at Wembley. We go in knowing we beat them last time. I know a lot of our boys have a lot confidence our sides ability. We have been building over the last 7 or 8 weeks. When the season ends this will not be left wondering they give everything. It could be enough.

Greg Hough

Colts Coach

 

THIRDS MATCH REPORT (Round 18)

The 3rds took on 6th placed Brentwood/Booragoon in what was basically a finals like contest as a loss would see us relinquish top spot and mathematically B/B was still a chance to make finals.

The first half proved to be a tight contest as B/B were able to capitalise from us turning the ball over too easy moving forward and it was only until half way through the 2nd qtr that we started moving the ball better, refusing a skill errors and were able to swing the momentum our way.

The 2nd half was a dominant display by us and although the scoreboard didn’t really reflect this we managed to run away eventual winners by 7 goals. Bad kicking of  14.11 played a part in this.

There was a couple handy inclusions for the game with one namely Rhys “Beaver” Biebrick proving a standout for the game finishing with 7 goals. Another solid  performance went to Kinga who due to his League commitments couldn’t make it to the game till half time but showed that he still has it, racking up possessions at will from CHB, however he might have to get down to training and work on his kicking if he is to feature in finals. lol

One bloke thought he’d try and match Kinga’s goal of the year from many years ago with a dashing run off HB, couple bounces and unloading with a wobbler from 50…..we’re just not really sure if he was kicking to someone in the left pocket as even Warnie would have been amazed at the angle that it broke at…..everyone needs a little bit of luck now and then but well done Yogi, great goal (this will not be mentioned or talked about again).

Congrats to the “Godfather” of our team, the old fella Baldy in playing his 250th….an absolute pleasure to play with him and he put in another solid performance as he does week in week out slotting 2 goals….one wanders if those old legs will ever give in.

Other solid performers were Kliffy, AJ, Yogi, Buds and Elliot.

The win has seen us finish as “Minor Premiers” giving us a much deserved week off for the first week of the finals.

Make sure we all get down and watch the Colts and Integrated in their quest for finals success, good luck boys!!

Michael Walsh

Thirds Coach

Club Newsletter – 12th August 2015

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PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

Well, the end of the 2015 Season is upon us. Congratulations to all Teams, Coaches, Players and Helpers for the Season.
It has been a trying season with the amount of long term injuries we have been dealt, but it shows the quality of players we have at this great Club that we achieved our goal, and that was to be competitive and not to be demoted. So a big thank you goes out to all involved with the respective teams.
This week’s game is at home so please get down and support the boys and stay for the band after the Awards.
Games this week are:

League, Reserves and Colts play Hamersley Carine at Home.

Thirds play Brentwood Booragoon away.

All the best to all Teams and lets finish the season off on a good note.
Remember kitchen open on Thursday Night so if you want a nice meal and a Cold Bevy come on down.

Robert Steel

President

 

THE END OF THE SEASON

As mentioned above, there will be a bit of a wind up on Saturday Night after the last home and away game of the year.

There will be a band (CHEEK2CHEEK) playing hits from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s for all to enjoy. Everyone is welcome, so please if you can make it and feel like a bit of a night out, come on down.

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MILESTONES

Another Couple of Major Milestones this week.

Firstly Chris Hopkins plays his 100th club game this weekend. Hoppy is a product of our Juniour affiliate club. After joining the club in 2009, he was part of our successful Colts premiership team in 2010, also taking out the Harding Medal for the colts fairest and best the same year. Chris was also a valuable member of the 2014 Reserves Premiership team.

The other milestone is to one of our more senior players.

Dean Baldwin will play his 250th club game. Baldy joined the club way back in 2000. Back then he was already a senior player at 32 years old. A member of our inaugural amateur premiership team in 2008, Dean also played an important role in last year’s Thirds grand final, and continues to be a valuable part of the Thirds this year at the ripe old age of 47.

Congratulations to both Dean and Chris on their achievements.

 

LEAGUE MATCH REPORT (Round 17)

Well under pretty ordinary conditions on the weekend the league side unfortunately went down to inform Whitford by 7 goals. Unfortunately we did not turn up to play in the 1st half where most of the damage was done but after half time the players started to show more pride in their performance and I believe out played Whitford in the 2nd half. Unfortunately however we couldn’t make the most of the opportunities to convert in the 3rd quarter which saw us unable to bridge the gap.

Was pleasing however to get through the game without any serious injuries and with some players coming back into the side getting some much needed match fitness we are set to have a red hot crack at Hamersley this weekend in our final game of the home and away season.

Well done to the Colts for securing 3rd spot on the ladder and a double chance come finals and also the 3rds who continued on their winning ways.

Good luck all grades this weekend as we take on Hamersley at home.

Kingsley Hunter

League Coach

 

RESERVES MATCH REPORT (Round 17)

A tough day at the office with Whitford getting hold of us on a cold, windy, boggy afternoon. We were reasonably competitive for the first part of each quarter but were unable to hold back the run of Whitford for the full 20 minutes and they consequently maintained a healthy margin on us throughout the day. In keeping with the rest of the season we had a core of 14 regulars who tried hard all day with some welcome help from, Tom Pritchard, Ian Hunter and Mitchell Watson from the 3rds, Noah Cantrell- Uyen from Colts, Anthony McLaughlin pulled on the boots and special mention to a Mr K Hunter who turned back the clock for half the game and gave the boys a curly haired target up forward. Special mention to Hoffy for engaging the team and giving focal points at each break and Skeete, Brackers, Brad, Brooksy, Blocka and Dinko for being supportive in Jamie and Wrighty’s absence. (Special congrats lads on what you have added to 16 keen footballer’s lives and a trip they will never forget)

One more week to go gents so let’s get on the track and make sure on Saturday we celebrate a win at home over Hamersley-Carine and finish off this season with the strength of character you have all shown in what has been a tough, long year for the Reserves. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be part of your group it has been a blast. Jamie they’re all yours again mate welcome back!

Todd Bail

Reserves Manager/Assistant

 

COLTS MATCH REPORT (Round 17)

A very good win by the colts in tough conditions against good opposition. With a lot of players unavailable, the boys showed great character and depth. Top 3 is now all but wrapped up, but we still must win this week.

Greg Hough

Colts Coach

 

THIRDS MATCH REPORT (Round 17)

The thirds played at home against the ever improving Noranda side in what was such a crucial clash for both sides, with us trying to seal top spot and Noranda a spot in the finals. The weather looked like it was going to play a part in the result and although there was a considerable advantage to one end the conditions themselves in the first half weren’t that bad.

Winning the toss and kicking with the breeze the boys got off to a good start, slotting 5 goals to 1 in the first. However with such a promising start we weren’t able to build on the lead in the 2nd qtr, squandering what was a handy lead and let Noranda back in the game at half time, leading by only 1 point. This was mainly due to our errant decision making and skill error.

The conditions totally turned in the 3rd quarter with the hail coming down, some saying the size of basketballs, and in what “Boxy” would call “the Premiership Quarter….” we were able to hit the scoreboard and take in a vital 3 goal lead at 3 qtr time.

The last quarter turned out to be a dog fight and credit to the boys, as Noranda hit the front with 4 mins left on the clock, we were able to dig deep when it counted and get the lead back and show some composure in the dying minutes. The final goal coming from Swanny reading a great tap from Ranga and putting it on the left to the top of the square with the experience of our oldest statesman shining through by playing in front, marking and kicking truly!!

Congrats to Ethan putting in a BOG performance in his 50th for the club, with solid contributions coming from Kliffy, Robbie, Damo and Toby.

This week’s clash is a must win against Brentwood Booragoon if we are to hold onto top spot and give some of our aging bodies a rest for the first week of the finals!!

Michael Walsh

Thirds Coach

 

INTEGRATED FOOTBALL MATCH REPORT (8TH AUGUST)

Saturday’s game presented what was always going to be a challenge v High Wycombe, not only are they a much improved football team but we also had up to 10 players unavailable including our 3 state reps away at the national carnival. The days weather also made the ground  very muddy and slippery which meant the team had to adjust to play wet weather football, the last time the players encountered these sort of conditions we were badly outplayed. Pre match we spoke of the opportunity to grab 2nd spot with a win which will give us a home semi final should we remain there with only the last round remaining. This game also presented the opportunity for the players to experience a different role on match day, as we approached half time the game was tight and the players for all of their efforts were unable to kick away on the scoreboard. During the break I asked the team to increase the tackling pressure as our opponents seemed to struggle with the higher intensity when the effort was lifted at the contest, slowly we reaped the reward for the pressure we placed on the opponents and secured a win. Kingsway 6.6 (42) to High Wycombe 3.3 (21). We now have a week break before our last game at Kingsway on 22/8 v Warnbro. Thanks to all of the volunteers especially the Dargie clan for umpiring and of course Mrs Patto who had a busy day with first aid duties.

Shane Paterson

Integrated Football Coach

Club Newsletter – 7th August 2015

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PRESIDENTS REPORT

Dear Members, Sponsors & Supporters
Not to bad of a weekend winning 2 losing 2. The Reserves & Colts won against Wanneroo. The League was outplayed by a bigger, stronger Wanneroo League team & the E2 were defeated by Collegians.

This week’s games see the  League , Reserves  & Colts play Whitford  at McDonald Reserve, E2 play Noranda at home and the Integrated play High Wycombe at Scott Reserve.
So all the best to all teams this weekend, if you are doing nothing please come on down to one of the grounds and support the club’s team’s.

The Best Club Person award nomination form has been posted on the Web and Facebook pages, if you are interested please take a look and fill out appropriate paper work.

Congratulations to our Reserves Coach Jamie Wynne who was awarded Subiaco District Volunteer of the Year. Congratulations from all.

Until next week take care.

Robert Steel

President

CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR

Each year the Kingsway Football Club has many people that contribute their time & resources to helping our club in whatever way that they can. These contributions are highly valued & whilst we cannot always recognise everyone’s efforts, we do attempt to recognise some of the more significant contributions by way of our Club Person of The Year award. We are seeking nominations for each category & if you believe that there is someone within your team, or within the Kingsway Football Club that you believe has gone above & beyond to help our players, teams, or the Club, please nominate them & importantly offer a very brief explanation of their contribution, so that the Committee members who will be voting can understand the contribution that this person has made.

Click here to get the nomination form.

LEAGUE MATCH REPORT (Round 16)

The league side unfortunately went down to 2nd place Wanneroo on the weekend but I was pleased with our guy’s performance especially in the first half. We started the game extremely well applying great pressure to Wanneroo taking a 3 goal lead into quarter time. Again in the second quarter we held our own taking a slender lead into the half time break.

But unfortunately after half time we couldn’t maintain the pressure and intensity we displayed in the first half and continued to turn the footy over with skill errors. Again our young bodies gave out to the more seasoned conditioned bodies of Wanneroo who had several players playing straight out of the WAFL system.

But again we did show we can take it up to any team in B grade competition for a period of time and with a further 2 games of match experience and a solid pre-season under the belt next year the 2016 season looks very promising.

On the weekend we had Michael “Fryzy” Chandler play his 150 games for the club which now makes him legible for Life membership. It is a fantastic achievement and for a guy that has given his heart and soul for the football club, life membership would be well deserved. Michael is one of the key reasons why Kingsway now finds itself in B grade football as his continued leadership amongst the group and his influence with the younger generation has been nothing short of first class. Well done and well earnt Fryzy.

We also played another 1st gamer on the weekend in young Gareth Magee (Dinko) who prior to this year has never played Aussie rules football or had even kicked a football. Dinko has been incredible in the way he has picked the skills of the game and has been the most improved player I have seen come through the Reserves system this year. His attitude and desire to play at the highest level sets himself apart from others.

Well done to the Colts and Reserves on their wins on the weekend and again good to all grades for the upcoming fixture against Whitford.

Kingsley Hunter

League Coach

RESERVES MATCH REPORT (Round 16)

Everything leading up to this game against Wanneroo had it challenges, starting from selections on Thursday night (where at one stage we only had 17) through to the pre-game warm up which was well below our best.

Back in Round 7 our lack of intensity & desire to compete resulted in a 12 goal loss up at the Showgrounds. Fair to say we had a bit to play for this time around.

From the opening bounce the ‘Teal Roos’ dominated the game all over the ground. The midfield group of Stretch, AJ and Fish led by Hoppy continually won the ball, which in turn gave our forwards plenty of opportunities. Bakes is improving every week and was unlucky not to feature in the awards.

Our defence was solid all day, with Ante the general in our back line being well supported by Nick and Matt Trichet and Macca.

Overall our ability to win the ball, use the ball and spread allowed us to come away with a 7 goal win.

Thanks to Tags, J Mac and Blakey coming up from the colts, Barrel and Ethan from the 3rds and Fish for putting their hands up to help out this week.

Congratulations also go to Jamie Wynne on receiving ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award for the Subiaco District.

David Wright

Acting Reserves Coach

COLTS MATCH REPORT (Round 16)

Although not our best performance we did win which is all we need to do for the rest of the year. This week is the big one. Win and we finish top 3.

Greg Hough

Colts Coach

THIRDS MATCH REPORT (Round 16)

The weekends game saw us come up against the 3rd placed Collegians in what was to be a very important game of the season, as a win would have nearly guaranteed us top spot, but coming away with a loss has now allowed Warnbro to level us on points with Collegians and Forrestdale only 1 game behind.

Collegians were able to set up there zones and structures all over the ground and on the very skinny Collegians oval, it restricted our run and carry and ability to spread all over the ground.

However with all this being said and done we had our chances at times throughout the game but we weren’t able to capitalise on the scoreboard and went down by 12 points in the end.

The season is shaping to be an intriguing one and with 2 games left against the 5th placed Noranda and 6th placed Brentwood Booragoon, it’s important that we take momentum into the finals with 2 wins and claim top spot, giving us a first home final…..but in order to do his we need to get back to playing Kingsway football!!!!

Michael Walsh

Thirds Coach

Club Newsletter – 30th July 2015

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PRESIDENTS REPORT

Dear Members, Sponsors and Supporters

Not a bad weekend on the football field winning 3 out of 4 games, with the Reserves, Colts and Integrated teams winning and our League going down narrowly to Collegians.
This week’s games are League , Reserves and Colts at home against Wanneroo and it is also Ladies Day (Our Pink Jumper Day) so if you are not doing  anything please come on down and support the teams. The Thirds play Collegians at Allen Park.

Meals are on again this week so if you would like a nice meal and a cold bevy come on down.

We are currently in the process of getting the decking licensed. Papers were lodged today so if all goes well won’t be to long until we can have a bevy or two on Dave’s Deck.

Until next week take care and enjoy.

Rob Steel

PRESIDENT

MILESTONES

An important Milestone this week, with our League Co-Captain Michael Chandler playing his 150th game and qualifying for nomination as a Life Member. Michael “Frysy” has been at the club since we started in the WAAFL in 2008, coming across from Coolbinia West Perth with then League Coach Jamie Wynne. He won the club champion award that season also being a part of our “D grade” premiership. In 2009 he became the club Captain, a position he has held on his own until this year when he was joined by Luke Shephard as Co-Captain, topped off by last year’s “C grade” Premiership.

Congratulations to Michael and good luck on your big day.

Also our Thirds Coach, Michael Walsh, plays his 100th club game this week. Michael has been at the club since 2010 as part of the club Sunday team in the Mercantile FL. In 2011 when the thirds team moved from Sunday Football to Saturday in the lower WAAFL grades, Michael to the reigns as Coach when the incumbent coach had to stand down for personal reasons. After missing the Grand Final that year by almost the narrowest of margins, the next few years were difficult, winning only a hand full of games each year, until last year when everything came together, winning the 2014 E3 premiership with only one loss for the season. This year again is looking promising with the E2 team sitting on top of the ladder.

Congratulations to Michael and good luck on your big day.

LEAGUE MATCH REPORT (Round 15)

The league side put up a pleasing performance on the weekend against Collegians and if wasn’t for a slow start would have come away with the 4 points. It took a quarter of football for the league side to adjust to the tricky dimensions of Allen Park but in the process gave away a 6 goal to 1 lead at quarter time.

After quarter time however we completely outplayed Collegians getting within 3 points but unfortunately were not able to get our noses in front.

Again we were crippled with key injuries to Matt Kelly & Dave Fasolo through hamstrings and Tim Strong playing with a quad injury which had an effect on our rotations through the middle and meant we only had 2 fit men on the bench for the 2nd half.

But we continued to play the game out to the final siren which was a credit to our young side and never at any stage did we throw the towel in.

On Saturday we had Sam Brooks make his league debut for the club and performed exceptionally well for his debut game but unfortunately succumbed to a broken finger in the 3rd quarter which now looks like he will miss the remainder of the season.

We also saw the return of Kade Hitchcock to the league side that also performed well and now looks certain to maintain his spot in the side for the rest of the season.

From last week onwards I made it clear to the young group that we were not concerned about winning or losing but how we conduct ourselves on the field for the remaining few games. It is important that we continue to learn and grow and experience what it is like playing in B grade footy and as long as we continue to function as a team, play for each other and continue to enjoy playing with your mates the future will be great.

Congratulations to all other grades with their wins on the weekend and hopefully as a club can enjoy a few more before the season is over. This week we face a tough challenge in Wanneroo who will be right up there in contention for a Grand Final birth this year. But if we can bring our A game on Saturday I know we will take it right up to them.

Good luck to all grades.

Kingsley Hunter

LEAGUE COACH

RESERVES MATCH REPORT (Round 15)

The reserves knocked up their 6th win of the season with a well-earned 2 point win over Collegians. What made it even more special was the fact they beat us by the same margin at our ground in round 1. A big thanks must go out to the 3rds boys that stepped up to help us out because we were short and they had a bye. Tags also came up after playing colts and added a great amount of value to the team. I’m really proud of the last 2 weeks especially as we have had some outstanding leadership shown and played a brand of footy that is really based around effort at the contest. In last quarter on the weekend I couldn’t count how many time the boys threw their bodies into a contest and won the ball. It was outstanding.

With 3 games to go it would be great to finish the season on a high and that starts this week with Wanneroo on Ladies Day. The boys have a brand new set of PINK jumpers to wear on the day thanks to our great sponsor Middy’s, Data and Electrical Wholesalers. Thanks to Middy’s for providing the team and club with this opportunity. I know the boys can’t wait to have a real crack in them on Saturday afternoon.

Go Roos

Jamie Wynne

RESERVES COACH

COLTS MATCH REPORT (Round 15)

A very good, win by the colts. To come back from 5 goals down at 3/4 to win against quality opponents showed real character. Hopefully the boys will build on that win as we prepare for finals.

Greg Hough

COLTS COACH

THIRDS

Thirds had a buy.

INTERGRATED FOOTBALL MATCH REPORT (25/7/15)

After an indifferent training session Thursday night I was unsure as to what would be the mindset of the players at Saturdays game. We have emphasized recently on football should be fun and it has certainly brought a new lease of competitive life to the team. The pre-match talk was all about not letting the opportunity to jump from 4th to 2nd pass the team by, and within 10 minutes from the start the boys from Kingsway were playing some great team footy.

We jumped out to a 3 goal lead and with the courageous efforts of players like Hawkesy. The lead was increased every quarter until we eventually ran out 7.15 (57) to 1.5 (11).

The only issue that came out of the day is our inaccurate kicking at goal. It has been poor at training and has already cost the chance to beat the top team earlier in the year. Obviously I will have to up the intensity at finishing off our hard work at training.

Congratulations to Rusty, Hawkesy and Josh Jackson who are part of the inaugural integrated state side that is travelling to Victoria for the Interstate Inclusion Carnival.

Well Done boys.

Shane Paterson

INTERGRATED FOOTBALL COACH