29060871 972612109586843 3246783425655635471 oPractice Matches for the Seniors, Reserves, Womens, and 19s is starting soon. Come down and support the players as they battle it out.

The Date's are as follows;

Sunday 3rd March

  • Practice Match away against Hastings, 155 Marine Pde Hastings
    • Games Starting Times
      • U19s 10am
      • Reserves 12am
      • Seniors 2pm

Saturday 16th March

  • Practice Match for U19s away against Bentleigh, Springvale Reserve, Newcomen Rd Springvale
    • U19s start time is 9:30am

Sunday 17th March

  • Practice Match away against Haileybury, 855 Springvale Rd Keysbourough
    • Games Starting Times
      • Womens 9am
      • U19s 11am
      • Reserves 1pm
      • Seniors 3pm

Saturday 23rd March

  • Practice Match home against Knox, Brindisi St Mentone
    • Games Starting Times
      • U19s 10am
      • Reserves 12am
      • Seniors 2pm
      • Womens 4:30pm

If you played for SBMT in 2018 or are new to the Club this year, you must register for season 2019.

1) To Register Online go to - Sports TG

2) Enter your Email Address

3) Check Your Email and follow the instructions to set new password

4) Complete the Application for Registration by following the prompts

5) This year you will be asked to make payment online so please select the correct option for you

  1. Senior Men's $250
  2. Senior Women's $250
  3. U19's $250
  4. Player Sponsorship $550. If you can obtain yourselves a Player Sponsor, then the value of your Subs will be refunded, but you must Register first. Details of what your Sponsor will receive can be found on the SBMT Website. Click Here.
  5. AFL/VFL listed player $0 (please select this zero-payment option if this is your circumstances)

 If you have any queries about registration or what payment to make please contact Tommy Brain at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mobile 0423 433 488, or come and see me in the Office on any Training Night.

SBMTlogocroppedmedVAFA Logo 200hOn behalf of the club, I would formally like to welcome back all our players, partners and their families, along with all our club members, supporters and sponsors from your Christmas break. There has been so much going on behind the scenes since the completion of the 2018 season heading up with the appointment of our new senior coach Michael Hazell. Michael returns to the club after playing in Luke Beveridge's 2008 premiership team and it's great to have Michael back on board.

Women of SBMT logoWe would also like to welcome back Al Gailey as the senior women's coach again for the 2019 season after a tremendous year with the team last year. The numbers at pre-season training has been awesome and may even lead to us fielding a second women's team this season which really reflects highly on what Al, his players, and his support staff have been able to achieve over the last couple of years.

Russell Barnes, another fantastic football person, who has given so much to the club over many years, has agreed to continue on developing our younger players in our reserve grade competition which is really exciting.

Our Under 19's have been greatly strengthened with club icon and life member in Brad Berry returning back to the club after a successful period at the Sandringham Dragons to head up the senior Under 19 team with a wealth of quality assistants to provide an AFL based training system to help fast track the young talent at the club. Dan Young, who did a fantastic job with our bottom age Under 19's last year is back on board to further develop the group which is exciting news.

For the first time in over four years, and with such good numbers at training, that we will definitely be fielding a Club 18 team for the upcoming season ahead. Special thanks go to Finn Neaves and Jake Goodchild for getting out to past players and other members of the club who for whatever reason didn't play last year. The Club 18 competition will allow these players to be able to enjoy their football at a more social level and it will be great to have these players back at the club. 

Although finding ourselves back in B Section this season, after two years of pretty competitive football in the highest division within the VAFA competition, it is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we welcome in the new year. Our playing group have been amazing in their preparation to the pre-season training period with over 50 players at each session in our five-week block leading up to Christmas. Dan Maitland, from Training with Mates, who has headed up our pre-season training has really worked the playing group over and the results are really starting to show. Dan has been really impressed by the willingness to work hard and improve and it will definitely hold us in good stead for the year ahead.

As with any amateur based club, it is nearly impossible to retain every player each year but the enthusiasm around the club, along with a fierce desire to return back to the Premier Division in 2020, has seen only a small number of players leave the club for various reasons. We are also excited to see a great spread of new players joining the ranks this year along with a couple of very important announcements in the coming weeks. This year also sees us resuming acquaintances with a few local rivals in Parkdale, Beaumaris, Haileybury, and Caulfield Grammarians which is quite handy as far as the travel aspect goes. Our furthest trip for the season will be will be venture out to Fitzroy.

On another exciting front, we will soon see development in the construction of our new state-of-the-art two-storey facility at Brindisi Reserve. Although there will be some inconvenience in the short-term, the finished product looks amazing and we can't wait for it to commence. All going well, we should take possession of the facility prior to the commencement of the 2020 season. Special thanks to Peter Davis and Mark Tyquin for all their amazing efforts in making this possible along with local, State and Federal funding.

We will be more prominent this year with our social media/communications to all our club members and sponsors and will inform you of any upcoming events including our season launch prior to the commencement of the 2019 season. Thanks again for your continued support of the club and we look forward to an amazing year ahead.
Kind regards,

Paul O'Toole

President, VAFA

St Bedes/Mentone Tigers AFC

Seniors High5To all senior players, well done on a very good week on the training track.  Numbers were not only good, but the quality of the sessions was very impressive. It has also been pleasing seeing some of our more experienced players hitting the track for the first time since the end of last year - returning after a well earned break. Not to mention seeing the commitment to the club of our VFL listed players, many of whom have trained with us over the past few weeks. A mention also needs to go to our Under 19s from last year who have progressed to seniors this year - you are proving to the coaching staff very early on that you fit very comfortably with the senior group.
A reminder that we have an optional training session tomorrow night commencing at 6.15pm at Brindisi St. Players will have a choice between a specialised goal kicking session, or skills.
Otherwise see you at training on Monday night at 6.15pm at Brindisi St.
Finally, this Saturday (16th) at 5pm is our first major social event at Hotel Brighton, Skybar Level 1. Hotel Brighton is located at 286 Bay Rd, Brighton. Hope to see you all there. 
The Coaching Staff
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