2018 PRESEASON RESUMES

Preseason for 2018 resumes for our Senior Men, Reserves and U19’s, plus our Senior Women’s Squads on 15th January, 2018.  Please meet at 5.45pm at Murphy Reserve, Williamstown Road Port Melbourne.

We cater for players of varying levels and skill abilities.

New players are always welcome!

For more information, please contact portcoltsfc@gmail.com, or follow us on our website, instagram and facebook pages, or complete the contact form below.

Thank you.

 

 

Notice of Annual General Meeting

We extend warm greetings of the season to all, and wish everyone a safe and happy New Year.

Apologies, but due to unforeseen circumstances we had the need to reschedule the PMCFC AGM until 22nd January, 7.00pm in the clubrooms. Please make a note in your diaries.

All members, players and supporters are strongly encouraged to attend.

Once again we apologise for any inconvenience.

2017 Committee
Port Melbourne Colts Football Club

New Senior Coach Appointed for Season 2018

The Port Melbourne Colts Football Club would like to advise all Members, Players and Supporters that, at the conclusion of a thorough search and interview process, we are happy to announce and congratulate the Senior Coach for 2018 – GARETH DALEY.

There will be a ‘meet the coaches day’, and more information regarding pre-season training dates, etc. announced over the next few weeks.

New Liaison between Port Melbourne Colts Football Club and Port Melbourne Football Club

Building on the success of our Women’s Football programs, (Premiers 2015), The Port Melbourne Colts Football Club and Port Melbourne Football Club are launching the Girl’s & Women’s Football Pathway for 2018 and beyond.

The Launch at 6pm-7.30pm on Tues 24th October, will feature Sam Lane, an award winning journalist specialising in AFL, Olympics and cycling, who joined Channel Seven’s AFL broadcast team in 2013. Sam will be our MC for the evening and will be interviewing an all female football panel featuring our past Senior Women’s and Premiership Players, Stacey Livingstone, Jess Cameron and Emma Mackie.

We will also hear from PMFC premiership coach Gary Ayres, who once again has led the Club to bring home the flag for the Borough in 2017.

Join us and find out why joining the Port Melbourne Football Club and being a part of our Port Melbourne Colts Pathway, will be the best football decision you can make for 2018.

                      

Round 2 : Port Colts V Mordialloc (away)

Game details:

SFNL Division One – Round Two – 22nd April (at Mordialloc)

12.00 midday        Reserves                Port Colts               V              Mordialloc

2.15 pm                 Seniors                   Port Colts               V              Mordialloc

Venue:  Ben Kavanagh Reserve, McDonald St, Mordialloc VIC 3195

  

 

Women’s Practice Match Report from Kaila Caterino

On Saturday morning the senior women’s squad had their first hit out for the year in a practice match at Murphy Reserve against Deer Park.

For most of the girls it was their first game of footy, however, it only took a couple of quarters for everyone to band together and play as a team.  A marvellous effort given the lack of game time, and a credit to the leadership group and more experienced players assisting our new recruits.

The third quarter belonged to the Port fillies, kicking 7 goals and the game was ours for the taking. However, the kicking efficiency and experience of Deer Park proved to be too good for the Colts in the final term.

We look forward to season 2017 with lots of new and promising talent emerging over the weekend.  There were many future shining stars!

Reserve Match Report from Coach Ben Smith

Port Melbourne Colts 23.15.153 def St Kilda City 2.1.13

Round 1 for the Port Colts Reserves saw a dominant display of team first  football.

The Colts started with a bang to generate 13 scoring shots to none whilst dominating stoppages and owning the corridor. Arlyn Hagiwara carried his red hot 2016 form into Round 1 booting the Colts first two majors. It was all business after quarter time with the Colts confirming their arrival in Division One Reserves Football with a 140 point victory. The team’s willingness to use the first option coupled with outstanding link up play provided the result the side was after.

Co-Captain Phil Karaminovski was outstanding as were Hery Cristanto, Tom Merrett, Ben Wilson and best on ground – Rob Cornwell.

With many players still to return to this side, selections are tight and the health and depth of the side is in great shape.

 

  

MATCH REPORTS

SFNL MATCH REPORT by Will Hunter

Port Melbourne Colts 7.10 (52) def St Kilda City 6.8 (44)

There are some matches that mean a whole lot more to football clubs than just the four premiership points on offer.   Last Saturday was one of those for the Port Melbourne Colts, as they renewed a fierce local rivalry with St Kilda City at JL Murphy Reserve.

The Colts not only unfurled their Division 2 Senior and Reserve premiership flag before a massive home crowd, but also stood for a minute silence as a Remembrance Round tribute to former player Marcel ‘Bird’ Bouchard, who tragically lost his battle with brain cancer last month.

The two sides played off for the inaugural Bird Cup, so named in honour of the former Colt, and the home side played like a team possessed in the frantic final term to secure an emotion-charged eight-point victory.

It was a tight, congested arm-wrestle in the narrow confines of their home fortress for most of the afternoon, with neither side able to land a knockout blow. But as the torrential rain and lightning lashed Melbourne during the last stanza, the Colts rose to the occasion.

Port booted two final term goals to reclaim the lead, before they held on for dear life as City made their charge. The Saints pumped the ball inside forward 50 time and again in the final 10 minutes, but the home side showed tremendous heart and commitment to thwart each and every attacking manoeuvre.  Jake Knox was simply brilliant rebounding out of defence with poise and vigour, earning himself best on ground honours, but Stacey Massis and Jake Wood were also influential in the trenches. The mercurial Mitch Clarke was also conspicuous with three telling goals, including the match-winner.   St Kilda City remarkably unveiled more than a dozen debutants on Saturday, with recruits Jaydon Styles, Thomas Motlop and Troy Kelm among their contributors.