With Spring Racing Carnival around the corner, come to breakfast and listen to Industry experts for an insight into the Australian Thoroughbred Racing scene. Accomplished trainers Pat Carey and Simon Zahra, successful jockey Patrick Moloney and other guest speakers will give you all the mail you need to know. Breakfast will be followed by an Ambrose Golf Tournament with plenty of prizes on offer. Woodlands Golf Club, 109 White Street, Mordialloc. Friday 14th October 2016, 7am onwards. Book now to avoid disappointment www.trybooking.com/MHSF Golf: Four Ball Ambrose Ã¢ÂÂ Players can enter as fours, pairs or individuals. If you do not have an official handicap please indicate fair handicap. From 7am for speakers and breakfast. Followed by shotgun start at 8.20am. Attire: Smart golf attire with collared shirt. Breakfast: Full cooked breakfast. Lunch: Buffet served from 12.30pm. Cost: Breakfast only $50. Breakfast & Golf $100. Golf & lunch $100. Breakfast, golf & lunch $150. Prizes: Best Team Ambrose, Runner Up Team, Ambrose, Longest Drive, Nearest the Pin.
With no AFL finals action on this coming weekend, head down and barrack for the Tigers at the Trevor Baker Oval at Sandringham Footy Ground. On Saturday 3 September commencing at 2pm the Seniors play off in the Second Semi Final v Beaumaris and our Ressies Development team play off in the First Semi Final on Sunday 4 September commencing 11.30am v Parkdale. Go Tigers!
St Bedes/ Mentone Tigers ended their home-and-away season in VAFA Premier B in second position with 13 wins and 5 losses. On Saturday, the Tigers play top team and long-time premiership favourite Beaumaris in the Second Semi Final on Saturday at 2.00 p.m. at Trevor Barker Oval, Sandringham. St Bedes recovered from a slow start to the season, when they were 2 wins and 2 losses early on, by winning the next 7 games including wins against all three of the other finalists (Monash Blues and Old Scotch - both away and Beaumaris at home) before rounding off their season winning 11 of the last 14 games. Beaumaris have been the premiership favourites in Premier B since early in the pre-season when they recruited St Kilda AFL duo Stephen Milne and Adam Schneider and remain the bookies hot favourite to return to Premier Division after only one year in the lower grade after being undefeated at the half-way point of the season and topping the Premier B ladder for most of the year. The Tigers with 10 new faces in their senior squad have built their season, as players familiarised with each other's playing style, and have become a very strong unit as the season has progressed winning a handful of very close games and coming from behind when the pressure was on on a number of occasions. Their tackling pressure and willingness to scrap has been a feature of their best wins during the home-and-away season whilst their evenness as a team (not at any stage relying on key individuals) has been on obvious strength. The Development Team, having finished third, play in the 1st Semi Final against Parkdale on Sunday at 11.30 a.m. at Trevor Barker Oval, Sandringham This team has had a very topsy-turvy season with injuries and players' travel commitments impacting the side at various times. However, a positive trait has been that invariably after a poor performance the team has fought back with outstanding mental toughness in subsequent weeks. This Sunday with a full list to pick from and the finals atmosphere in the air a strong showing is expected from a team fully capable of pushing deep into September. The Under 19s after a fine season finished fourth and played last season's premiers Caulfield Grammarians in the First Semi Final and went down by 23 points after a feisty showing. Congratulations to first-year coach Adrian Lane and a group of young men who played their hearts out all season. The Under 19 Development Team also finished fourth and played Mazenod and lost by 27 points. Again, congrats to first-year coach Dylan Cousins and his team who did the club proud all year. Having chosen to field 2 Under 19 teams this year, the club can be only too pleased to have figured in finals in both sides and developed a level of camaraderie that is infectious - let's hope all of these young men continue their football at St Bedes/Mentone Tigers and encourage their mates to join them at our club.
St Bedes/ Mentone Tigers won a hard-fought battle against Old Haileybury by 23 points at Brindisi Street on Saturday and thereby maintained their hold on second position on the VAFA Premier B. Kicking with strong 6 goal northerly (later to develop into a quasi-hurricane....), Old Haileybury failed to take advantage of their on-field dominance and eventually posted a wasteful 5 goals 7 to 1 goal quarter and despite a 31 point lead at quarter time appeared to have squandered their opportunity. The Tigers were also slow to get going in the second with the strengthening breeze/gale but with Alex Smout and James Tyquin dominating the centre of the ground the local team began to get their forward thrusts a lot more co-ordinated to the end that in a quick flurry mid-quarter they took the lead and with a 7 goal 3 to a solitary point turned at the half with a 13 point ascendency. In the third, with the Bloods backed by the aforementioned hurricane....the Mentone team got to work to deny Haileybury any clean ball in the forward half and with John Cayhan and Darcy Holden at the bottom of every pack and barging out into space the Tigers restricted the visitors to 2 goals 7 and a three quarter time lead of a miserable 5 points. In the last, St Bedes demonstrated their desire to participate in the upcoming finals series, and with Chris Mangoni and Jaryd Robertson outstanding, repelled every opposition forward foray and launched countless attacks to ensure the Tigers came home with a satisfying 23 point victory in the most trying conditions of the season. The Development Team recovered from two weeks of well below par performances to defeat the lowly Old Haileybury by over 20 goals with Johnny Dawes, Josh Heron, Mitch Coen and Joel Stewart the best-performed on the day. The Under 19s consolidated their third position on the ladder with a 116 point victory away to Whitefriars with Reagan Maddaford, Zac Calvez, Trent Pastura and Lachie Wigney among the best. Similarly, the U19 Development Team consolidated their fourth position on the ladder with an 119 point victory over Old Paradians with Tate Stainer (6 goals), Adam Thatcher, Ryan Mravljak (3 goals) and Connor Ladds the best. Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Next Saturday the Under 19s and 19s Development Team are at home at Brindisi Street against Old Carey and Mazenod (currently third) in games that will shape the respective teams finals aspirations while the Thirds travel to St Mary's Salesian in one last quest for glory. The Seniors and Development Team have a bye this week before taking on AJAX on Saturday 13th - coincidentally the day of the 2006 Premierships Re-union in which the resurgent Tigers defeated AJAX by a solitary point in in their feted Grand Final victory at Sandringham's Beach Oval in September 2006.