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FIDA comes to Mentone
 In conjunction with AFL Victoria and the City of Kingston, St Bedes / Mentone Tigers will be hosting two Football Integration Development Association Clinics on Tuesday 1 and 8 September. Training times are between 1pm and 2.30pm. Clarinda Lions Club is providing a BBQ. There will also be a a game on Tuesday 15 September time to be confirmed. Please check this post over the weekend for the commencement time of the match.  Full story.  Posted: 28/08/2015


Frock Up & Frolick
 Women of SBMT Annual Frock Up and Frolick Night, Friday 11 September, 7:30pm. Join us at One14, 114 Nepean Hwy, Mentone - private room with dancing downstairs. Finger food included with drinks at bar prices. Dress as you like with a touch of Bling. Tickets $20 via TigerMart.  Full story.  Posted: 27/08/2015


Under 17 Blue Grand Final Venue and Time announced
 Our Under 17 Blue team will be playing for Premiership glory against East Malvern, Sunday 30 August, commencing at 12.35 at the Trevor Barker Oval, Beach Road Sandringham. Please get the message out and venture out to Sandringham to cheer on the boys.  Full story.  Posted: 24/08/2015


A day in the life of our community club
 A fine winter’s day greeted us on Saturday with our AusKickers enjoying their final run around the Mentone Recreation Reserve for 2015, with the BBQ fired up and trophies being hand out to each participant. Slowly our stream of volunteers rolled in to set up for the final luncheon for season 2015 with eager anticipation of two strong performances from the Seniors and Reserves against AJAX. However there were issues behind the scenes due to the withdrawal of players with soreness from the previous week’s match on the heavy Parkdale ground leaving the 2’s with only 18 players to start the match. Meanwhile, the Under 19’s were travelling to Collegians for their Round 17 match and came away with a solid win. This was a particular pleasing victory as four players also put their hand up to head back to Brindisi Street at the conclusion of their match to fill the bench for the 2’s. Sam Bacca BOG, Kieren Arthur, Josh Fisher, Max Milwood, Ryan Mravljak, Lachlan Palfrey were in the best for the Under’s. The Reserves put in a fantastic performance running out 96 point winners with Lewis Stutterd best on ground with Mark Geschke, Dale Foley, Ben Hubeek, Brenton Schubert and Josh Heron in the best players. During this game, the G H Soppert pavilion was chock-o-block to hear our Board Member and Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge talk about our 2006 Premiership win over AJAX, the 3 flags in a row and was very generous in his time with a Q & A’s session on all matters AFL Luke also took time to speak on girls / womens footy and the anticipated growth in coming years, something our club is passionate in perusing. 2.00pm came around quickly and the Seniors bounced back from the previous week’s ‘just do enough’ effort to win over Parkdale to move straight into top gear and place the result in no doubt by quarter time. It was a beautiful thing to watch the Tigers combine right across the ground. Jaryd Robertson was clearly best on ground with Simon Richards, Dan Garside, Tom Garside, Luke Velluto and Tom McMahon who was called up at the mid-morning to play in the 1’s and perform in the ruck against a much taller opponent. The Seniors also won by 96 points and next week take on Old Brighton at the Beach Road Oval. But to place a great day into perspective, Saturday night at the Kingston City Hall was the icing on the cake with our sensational ‘Women of St Bedes / Mentone Tigers’ and their team of volunteers, Jack Vawdrey’s family and friends put on a night to remember as our club community rallied around him to raise much needed funds for his “Road to Recovery’ There are many thanks you to be handed out for this event and they will be suitably mentioned later on in the Annual Report but to all who contributed thank you. Many thanks to the City of Kingston who waived the hire fee for the hall. It was a very moving evening, a great outcome and a great night. It was an amazing day throughout the club from the AusKick volunteers, the house and kitchen volunteers for the lunch, the canteen helpers and our off the field volunteers who support the players week in, week out, and to back up with a huge effort for Jack Vawdrey just shows us what a special place our Tiger community has become.  Full story.  Posted: 16/08/2015


A Letter from The Chairman
 Dear Players, Members, Supporters and Families, The season is fast coming to a conclusion and we a presently planning for 2016 and beyond. With the finals imminent for many of the teams, we are putting together the structures for 2106 and are looking for people to commit now for next year. You have a chance to shape the club of the future – please don’t only talk about it. 2016 Committees We are looking for energetic players, parents, supporters and families with fresh ideas from for both the VAFA & SMJFL committees. If you have an interest in any of the following areas we would like to talk to you: • Administration • Social & Luncheons • Sponsorship & Fundraising • One off jobs Please contact SBMT Senior President Shaun Napier (0417 758 759 or shaun.napier@ bigpond.com) and SBMT Junior President Tim Beasley (0425 720 157 or pres.smjfl@stbedesmentonetigers.com) Under 19s Much work has been carried out in the past 12 months on the development pathway & transition of our junior players through our ranks and to more elite ranks. In 2016 we intend to field two under 19 teams to provide a game to our young players coming through from our junior system. We are seeking a support group now to put a structure in place for the second U/19 team in 2016 including coach, team manager, recruiting, fitness and the many jobs required to put a team out on the field. Anyone willing to drive & help setup this team please contact Shaun Napier (0417 758 759 or shaun.napier@ bigpond.com) Senior thirds team In 2016 we intend to field a thirds senior team which we believe will complement the two under 19 teams and provide a game for all players each week. If you have a few more games in you or willing to be part of this new team please contact Luke Porter (0403 460 331 or luke@resicon.com.au). Employment & Careers As many of our players are getting to the end of the school year, I remind boys, girls & parents of the services provided by Phil Scott (0418 391 407 or mentonejobs@optusnet.com) Phil a long term club member and an employment specialist who is only willing to help in the following: • Career advice & opportunities • Employment advice & opportunities • Help with resumes & interview techniques 2016 Communications We are looking to improve our communications of the club by provide a team App with the ability for each age group to run team communications. Under 17 Red has been trialing the App in the second half of this season ironing out bugs to launch in 2016. Each team will require a person to manage & input information for their team’s communications. Please contact Carolyn Goodchild (carolyn@melbourneonthemove.com.au) for information. We are also looking to build a new 2016 website. If any player, student or parent is capable & interested in putting a new website together please contact Mick Atherton (club@stbedesmentonetigers.com.au) SBMT Master Plan As many of you will be aware, we are presently involved in the master planning of our future facilities with the City of Kingston. We are actively involved in the process to look at extending the reserve to include the land on the other side of Remo Street for future development and open space. Our vision for the future generations is for a ‘Community facility used 7 days a week by male & female alike with other clubs & the community as a whole’. We are hoping to have a clear direction from council before the end of 2015. Anyone with ideas and comments are welcome to contact Mark Tyquin (0411 384 919 or mark@mttc.com.au) All the best for all teams leading into finals and I ask all members to get out to support our club in the September action. Please remember this is your club and you can make it what you will. I look forward to your support leading into 2016. Yours faithfully, Mark Tyquin SBMT Board Chairman  Full story.  Posted: 12/08/2015


Jack Vawdrey Recovery Fund Raiser
 In November 2014, 19 year old St Bedes/Mentone Tiger player Jack Vawdrey suffered a devastating accident that has left him with irreversible spinal cord damage. A trust fund has been set up to Jack with the costs of his rehabilitation and care services on his long road to recovery. Join us in helping Jack secure his independence. Saturday 15th August, 7:30pm to late. Kingston Town Hall, Nepean Hwy Moorabbin. Finger food provided. Drinks at Bar Prices. Entertainment: Dirty Laundry, Soul Sisters and more. Silent and Live auctions. Ticksts $20 online at www.kingstonarts.com.au or cash at the Club.  Full story.  Posted: 8/08/2015


300 Games Paul Wintle – Let’s celebrate
 This Saturday 1 August will mark the 300th appearance of Paul for the mighty St Bedes / Mentone Tigers and no better match to perform in than 2nd v 3rd at Brindisi Street. Paul commenced in 1998, playing two seasons in the Under 19’s, winning the Under 19 Best and Fairest in 1999. In 2000 Paul’s efforts saw him awarded Best First Year Player and followed up in 2001 winning the Most Courageous E. J. Turner Memorial Award, an award which he also won in the 2008 Premier A Grade Premiership win over Collegians and again in 2009. In 2003 Paul was Runner Up Best and Fairest and went one better in 2004 winning the William Groves Club Champion Memorial Trophy and to top that off, also scored the Most Consistent Award, named and dedicated to Michael Hecker. 2006 was another great year for Paul, part of our magnificent Premiership winning team against AJAX and being presented with the Best Team Player award, named in honour of our 1928 premiership player Doug Patterson. In 2010 Paul won our Leading Goal Kicker award and in 2012 was honoured to be named VAFA State Captain and awarded Life Membership of the club. And to top all that off, he’s a great guy. Well done Paul, what an absolute honour it has been for us to watch you play. Your dedication to the Tigers has been sensational. Let’s celebrate with Paul against Old Melburnians and lock in 2nd spot on the ladder.  Full story.  Posted: 31/07/2015


Tiger's Roar Shiraz
 Tiger's Roar Shiraz 2013 produced by famed Arthur Chapple from Chapple's Cairn Curran Estate. Hand picked fruit and matured in fine quality French Oak. To secure your special purchase be quick. Bottles offered in 6 bottle ($110) or 12 bottle ($200) lots exclusively from TigerMart. To arrange collection, contact Merv Kane on 0417 376 455.  Full story.  Posted: 28/07/2015


Website Expertise Required
 The Club needs a new website. After many years of great services and constant evolution, our current website is approaching the end of its very useful life. We’re looking to ours members for the necessary expertise to create a website that will function as the Club’s online hub, while conveying the values that make St Bedes/Mentone Tigers great. Expressions of interest with a brief description of your web related skills should be directed Mick Atherton at club@stbedesmentonetigers.com.au.  Full story.  Posted: 30/06/2015


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 VAFA / SMJFL Player Milestones

Congratulations to the players on achieving their individual  milestones.


  Damon Schultz


100 Games
Thank you to Kingston Central Ward Councillors
On Saturday 15 August, Kingston Council greatly assisted with a wavier of the hire fee for Kingston Town Hall for the Jack Vawdrey Road to recovery fundraiser. Our three Central Ward Councillors, Mayor Cr Geoff Gledhill, and Councillors Ron Brownlees OAM and Rosemary West OAM contributed $500 each from their ward fund allocations to our fundraising account. The club wishes to acknowledge their support which will be added to other fundraising efforts to support Jack's on-going needs. Many thanks councillors Gledhill, Brownlees and West. Full story.  Posted: 25/08/2015

More News

Vale Mona Collins

It is with great sadness that the club advises the passing of Mona Collins who was an outstanding volunteer over many decades and was awarded Life Membership back in 1997. Deepest sympathy to Dale, Shaun, Matt, Brett and family members. RIP Full story.

Posted: 19/05/2015

Vale Vern Boag

All at St Bedes/Mentone Tigers are deeply saddened by the passing of club icon, Vern Boag. Our deepest sympathies go out to Vern’s immediately family and all those touched by his presence. Full story.

Posted: 17/05/2015


Next Games

Seniors   29/08/2015
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U15Girls  loss to  Prahran  24 / 42

U11 Red loss to  Waverley Park Hawks  13 / 22

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