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 St Bedes/ Mentone Tigers consolidated their position at 3rd on the Premier B ladder when they won 'one-for-the-ages' at The Fortress on Saturday as they downed Parkdale Vultures by a solitary point after being 31 points behind at the 24 minute mark of the last quarter. Parkdale kicking with a flukey 2-3 goal breeze, started well only to be pegged back by the Tigers in mid-quarter and finally finished the quarter 13 points up. In the second the Mentone team took better advantage of the breeze and through the agency of tough in-and-under football from skipper Simon Richards and hard running by Michael Barnes banged on 7 goals 2 for the quarter to turn the deficit into an 8 point advantage at the half. The third quarter was tough hard footy and the (once) Two Blues from Parkdale looked to be gaining the ascendency as they took a 9 point lead into the final quarter St Bedes worked hard to regain the lead but Parkdale's cleaner use of the ball enabled them to slowly stretch their lead to 31 points at the 24 minute mark and the game appeared to be over but this didn't take into account the Tiger outfit's history of clawing its way back into games As the quarter wore on Brayden O'Toole and Lachie Mirams had more and more effect and Paul Wintle and Simon Richards showed their experience as the Tigers just willed the ball forward at every attempt and dragged the deficit back to 11 points at the 29 minute mark Not to be denied, St Bedes Mentone attacked and attacked to ultimately take the lead courtesy of a Jaryd Robertson goal at the 32 minute mark - a fine win that will be handy in the memory bank as the season progresses and big games are there to be won under pressure. Good teams win tough. The Development team won another close one by 10 points with Lew Stutterd and Ben Nicoll again the best and Matt Caia bagging another 4 majors. The Thirds journeyed to Williamstown and came ever-so-close going down by 4 points after flying home with 7 goals 3 in the last quarter to just fall ever so short. Corey Bader and Jake Townley were the best with Joel Stewart bagging 4 majors. The Under 19s worked hard in their top-of-the-table clash with Parkdale but fell short by 23 points in a high quality game with Kieren Arthur, Ryley Kennedy and Sam Kappler the best for the Tigers. The Under 19 Development Team continued on their winning way with an excellent 35 point victory away to Latrobe Uni with Tate Stainer, Oscar Adorno and Sam Browne the best. Next Saturday the Seniors and Development Team play the Owen Lalor coached Hampton Rovers at The Fortress The Thirds take on Old Camberwell at Southern Road. The Under 19s are away to another contender in Old Melburnians while the Under 19s Development Team take on St Johns at Southern Road.  Full story.  Posted: 24/05/2016


Old Haileybury Luncheon 4 June with Bevo
 Luke Beveridge and Kieran Collins to Headline June 4 Luncheon. On Saturday June 4 2016 we will travel to Princes Park Caulfield to take on Old Haileybury who will hold a President's Luncheon featuring Western Bulldogs and former St Bedes Mentone Premiership Coach Luke Beveridge and Haileybury Draftee and Western Bulldogs Key Defender Kieran Collins! This will be a very unique opportunity to get an insight into the world of the AFL with a current Senior Coach and Draftee. We would love to represent ourselves properly and put together a SBMT Table on this day Tickets are $30 a head and Tables seat 8. If you are interested in attending please contact Tom Brain on 0423 433 488 to reserve your seat ASAP.  Full story.  Posted: 18/05/2016


Tigers take University honours
 St Bedes/ Mentone Tigers showed their character when they had a hard-fought, come-from-behind 27 point, away win on Saturday against the newly-promoted and quickly-improving Monash Blues at Monash. The Tigers performed well in the first with hard tackling and chasing and held the Blues to a 2 goal lead albeit having missed several opportunities to goal, kicking to the non-preferred end at the windswept Uni ovals. However, immediately after the quarter time break all the hard work into the wind was undone as the Students ran the ball into the wind and goaled at ease. In no time the deficit had blown out to 26 points and Monash were looking the far more accomplished team.  Full story.  Posted: 17/05/2016


Annual Women of SBMT Lunch
 Let's party! Join us at the fabulous Annual Women of SBMT Ladies' Lunch! Theme: Black & White. Sat 28 May, 11am - 2:30pm. Club Rooms, Brindisi St, Mentone. Includes 3 course lunch and drink on arrival. Drinks at bar prices. Tickets selling on TigerMart. Limited seats available - this event will sell out! RSVP by 20 May to events@stbedesmentonetigers.com.au  Full story.  Posted: 15/05/2016


Will Murray Round
 This Sunday is a very special day for U10 Reds Coach Dave Jennings, his team and many others.... We will be wearing orange armbands for Will Murray. I’m sure most of you have heard about Will and the accident he had in January that has left him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. I taught Will’s sister Tess when she was in grade 5 and then coached/trained both Tess and Will a couple of years after that. Will’s mum and dad asked that I work on their endurance as they were both talented sports people.  Full story.  Posted: 14/05/2016


Tigers too good for Jackas
 St Bedes/ Mentone Tigers got back on the winners list on Saturday with a strong 73 point win against old rivals AJAX who, like many other teams, have never been comfortable fronting up at The Fortress. AJAX were slow to take advantage of a blustery 4 goal Brindisi Street northerly as the Tigers moved the ball with speed and tackled like a team determined to put their opposition under pressure at all times. The Mentone team got on the board early and with Dan and Tom Garside in fine form down back repelled the Jackas hesitant forays into attack - the all-ground pressure from the Tigers was reminiscent of powerful and successful St Bede's teams of the recent past and the quarter ended with the home team holding a 7 point ascendency.  Full story.  Posted: 9/05/2016


Welcome back Hervey
 Last year Hervey Gardner and his family packed up and went on the trip of a lifetime driving up to the very top of the East Coast of Australia. Two weeks into their trip Hervey fell off a mechanical bull dislocating and severely breaking his elbow. This would be bad enough however the family were in the middle of nowhere 2 ½ hours east of Weipa. By the time paramedics reached Hervey they were worried that he may lose the use of his arm. .....  Full story.  Posted: 29/04/2016


ANZAC Day honours
 On a brilliant autumn day for football, St Bedes/ Mentone Tigers re-iterated the status of Fortress Brindisi with a tough, uncompromising, come-from-behind 7 point victory over traditional ANZAC Day rivals Old Scotch on Monday. After a respectful ceremony commemorating the country's ANZAC tradition in front of a large crowd, the Cardinals started well kicking with a flukey 12-15 point Brindisi Street breeze but were repelled by a stout SBMT defence with James Tyquin continuing his outstanding early-season form. But, as is so often the case in today's football, defence quickly turned into offence and with the first 3 goals of the game the Tigers looked to be steamrolling their highly-fancied opponent...  Full story.  Posted: 26/04/2016


Field Umpires required for Reserves & Thirds
 The VAFA are about 30 Umpires short of providing enough Field Umpires for the RESERVES and THIRDS Competitions, and thus have put the onus back on us the club's to provide them. Basically the edit from the VAFA is no UMPIRE no GAME Therefore we are calling on all people involved within our club who may want to take up this opportunity and help us out starting this week. It is a Tax Free paid position of $80.00 per game. If interested please contact Tom Brain on 0423 433 488 ASAP.  Full story.  Posted: 13/04/2016


Buxton Mentone Major Sponsors
 St. Bede's/Mentone Tigers is excited to announce that Wes Belt of Buxton Mentone have become a MAJOR SPONSOR for 2016 and beyond. BUXTON have have been a long term sponsor of the club for in excess of 10 years and we are happy that they are committing to our future. Buxton is one of Melbourne's Premier Real Estate groups establishing a proud reputation for their reliability, integrity and an ability to achieve the highest prices for their sellers and landlords.  Full story.  Posted: 5/04/2016


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Seniors  defeated  Parkdale  118 / 117

Reserves  defeated  Parkdale  79 / 68

Thirds  loss to  Williamstown CYMS  94 / 98

U19 Red loss to  Parkdale  50 / 73

U19 Blue defeated  Latrobe Uni  74 / 39

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Local Federal MPs support Electronic Scoreboards

The Club recently applied for funding under the Stronger Communities Programs towards the construction of electronic scoreboards for both grounds. The Mentone reserve is in the Federal Electorate of Isaacs, Southern Road is in Hotham and local community panels were set up to determine the applications. Mark Dreyfus (Isaacs) and Clare O’Neil (Hotham) have both indicated that our applications have been successful at the local level and they now need to be submitted to the department for final approval. Their electorate contributions are $20K & 16K respectfully. The program requires a matching dollar for dollar ratio so will need to undertake serious fundraising over the coming 8 months. We are hoping to install a fairly substantial LED system at Mentone to allow for player and goal highlight graphics, advertising and live AFL football and the Southern Road LED system to allow for advertising. With increased advertising opportunities the Club will be able to enjoy a new income stream which will allow us to better our facilities and equipment for our players. If you would like to be involved in the scoreboard projects, please email secretary@stbedesmentonetigers.com.au or call Peter Davis 0417 357 634. Full story.

Posted: 29/04/2016

In My Head on Sunday Morning

Reflections from a proud dad on the first game of the season and his son’s 50th game for the Tigers.... There’s the alarm. Come on, get up. Take the dog out...yes, don’t look at me like that, I know it’s cold. Upstairs, wake up the boys. Come on. Wake up, now. I know its early – footy, remember? OK, you tell me what’s special about today – yes, it’s your 50th game. Breakfast. Let’s take a photo in front of the banner. Get together, smile. Great, let’s go. Have we got everything? Keys, wallet, phone. Have we got boots, white shorts, socks? Do I know how to get there? “Hey Siri!” It’s your 50th, you can choose the music – good choice. Sing along. At the ground. Perfect morning for footy. Bright sun, clear sky. Getting organised – you got the same number as last year? Good one. Go and have a kick. Coaches get the team together. “Come on Tiges!” Great message coach; simple, clear, positive. Hold up the banner – so proud. Everyone’s lined up, here he comes (must get his looks from his mum). Big cheers. Get organised for the start of the game. “Go Tigers!” “Come on boys.” “Stay on your man.” “Run.” “Come on, ump!” Did I say that out loud? Oh, well. Good quarter boys. Have a drink. Great run down the wing. Great shepherding, super teamwork – and a perfect kick to the leading forward (must have got that left foot from his dad). That’s it, head over the footy. Hold your marks. Great kick. Right in it now boys, one quarter to go. Someone’s hurt. Get out there. He’s OK. Tough nut, that one. Super effort boys. Never mind. You played well, they played well. They were just a bit better today. We’ll get ‘em next time. Andrew, Dad (and trainer) of Under 12 boys. Full story.

Posted: 18/04/2016

Career & Employment Services
St Bedes / Mentone Tigers is able to offer Career and Employment Services. Phil Scott is one of our long term club members and an employment specialist who is willing to help provide assistance to any player seeking employment opportunities, and to employers looking for staff. Our goal is to not only provide to our players a great environment to play football, but to also leverage on their behalf personal opportunities that will benefit their career and/or study development into the future. We also hope that employers see our club as a great resource to support their business. POSITION WANTED: Opportunity in Civil Engineering or Construct Management for recent graduate with Civil Engineer Degree If you are aware of an employment opportunity that may be suitable for one of our players, give Phil a call on 0418391407 or email: mentonejobs@optusnet.com Full story.  Posted: 22/11/2015