PRE-SEASON TRAINING

Pre-season at the Port Melbourne Colts Football club in preparation for our 2017 season has now begun with the Pre-Christmas training component.

There will be sessions conducted on Mondays and Wednesdays over the 3 weeks prior to Christmas culminating with our only Friday session on the 16th of December , when we will have a Xmas BBQ at the end of the session. Training will consist of a variety of activities and plenty of work being put in to ensure that both our Senior and Reserve players build a good fitness base for the upcoming season.  We will then break for the traditional Christmas/New Year period and resume with Pre-Season training in mid to late January (date to be confirmed).

Training is from 5.45pm and all that is required of players is suitable training gear (t-shirt/ singlet, shorts), a pair of runners and a towel.

New Players are always welcome.

Any changes to this schedule will be communicated via facebook, web pages or on training nights.

For anybody who may be interested in joining the club, or for further enquiries please contact:

 

Rod Lawson                 email : [email protected]

Pam Snow                   email : [email protected]

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Historic Day for Port Melbourne Colts FC winning both Senior and Reserve Flags!

SFNL TV | A historic day for Port Colts FC Melbourne on Saturday as they capped a stunning debut SFNL season by becoming premiers and champions in Division 2. Their opponent in the senior grand final, Mighty Caulfield Bears Football Netball Club, were competing in their first decider in 22 years and, despite going in as underdogs, served up a great challenge to the undefeated Colts. But it wasn’t to be for the Bears, as Port Melbourne claimed both the senior and reserve premierships and book their ticket into Division 1 next year.

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Colts close out perfect season

Undefeated Port Melbourne a comfortable winner over Caulfield in D2 decider

The Port Melbourne Colts put their unbeaten record on the line in Saturday’s Southern FNL Division 2 Grand Final against the Caulfield Bears. IT was the perfect end to a perfect season.

Picture: Richard Serong

The Port Melbourne Colts celebrate with the premiership cup.In their first year in the SFNL, the undefeated Port Melbourne Colts cruised to the Division 2 premiership with a comfortable 44-point win over Caulfield, 11.16 (82 to 5.8 (38) on Saturday.

“We always considered ourselves a Division 1 side and applied to enter the top division but were knocked back,” said Colts coach Brad Julier amid the after-match jubilation.

“Our players considered it a relegation when we had to start in Division 2 and took on the challenge to prove our point.

“It provided extra motivation for us all season and the boys were determined to get the job done.”

The Colts proved their point in style, going through the season without a loss.

Despite some early inaccuracy in almost ideal conditions, the Colts proved too slick for the brave Bears, with stalwart Steve McAnulty leading the way. McAnulty was rewarded for his ripping performance with the Meneilly Medal for best afield, exactly 10 years after winning his first medal for best-onthe-ground in a grand final.

Brad Sutcliffe and Jake Wood also starred for the winners, while Mitch Clarke was lively early and finished with three goals.

“Our midfield set the tone for us early and although we weren’t too clean with the footy in the first half, I thought we were in a good position at halftime before really getting going in the second half,” said Julier, who admitted to feeling the pressure of an undefeated season.

“I didn’t say anything to the players, but I personally felt the pressure at times of wondering if the bubble would burst, especially in a final.”

But Julier need not have worried. His team was superb, with winners across every line. Jason Butty was always dangerous up forward and finished with four goals, while Torren Bonnett and Trent Chumbley reigned supreme all day.

Again, as it has been all season, the Port defence was stellar, allowing the Bears just two goals in three quarters of football.

But Caulfield lost no friends with its never-say-die attitude and had plenty of goers, including Jake Buggy, Sean Walton, Brandon Turner and Chris Trumble, among others.

The Bears may well wonder what may have been if Port Colts had been admitted to Division 1 … who knows, just maybe!

Port Melbourne Colts 11.16 (82) def Caulfield 5.8 (38). Colts goals: J. Butty 4, M. Clarke 3, S. Massis 2, J. Lawson 2

Colts best: S. McAnulty, B. Sutcliffe, J. Wood, J. Butty, T. Bonnett, J. Taylor, T. Chumbley, B. Twomey.

Caulfield goals: J. Buggy 2, T. Kennedy, T. Heagney, J. Price

Caulfield best: J. Buggy, S. Walton, B. Turner, C. Trumble, A. O’’Shea, C. Barter

Flag men: Jason Butty, Mitchell Clarke, Stacy Massis, Jayme Lawson, Blake Twomey, Trent Chumbley, Justin Taylor, Torren Bonnett, Jake Wood, Bradley Sutcliffe, Steven McAnulty, Jake Knox, Matthew Morris, Lewis Mildenhall, Nathan Spinks, Nathan Davey, Daniel Vuli, David Mcgregor, Joshua Murphy, Jackson Brown, Matthew Alvis, Benjamin Smith, William Cardwell, Robb Jewell and Tim Hanly. Coach: Brad Julier.

SENIORS WIN GRAND FINAL!

Port perfection on debut

IT was the perfect end to a perfect season.

In their first year in the Southern Football League the undefeated Port Melbourne Colts cruised to the Division 2 premiership with a comfortable 44-point win over Caulfield, 11.16 (82) to 5.8 (38) on Saturday.

“We always considered ourselves a Division 1 side and applied to enter the top division but were knocked back,” Colts coach Brad Julier said amid the after-match jubilation.

“Our players considered it a relegation when we had to start in Division 2 and took on the challenge to prove our point. It provided extra motivation for us all season and the boys were determined to get the job done.”

And, the Colts proved their point in style, going through the season without a loss.

The Port Melbourne Colts celebrations start at the final siren. Picture: Richard Serong

Despite some early inaccuracy in almost ideal conditions, the Colts proved too slick for the brave Bears, with stalwart Steve McAnulty leading the way.

McAnulty was rewarded for his ripping performance with the Meneilly Medal as best afield, exactly 10 years after winning his first medal for best-on-the-ground in a grand final.

Brad Sutcliffe and Jake Wood also starred for the winners, while Mitch Clarke was lively early and finished with three goals.

“Our midfield set the tone for us early and, although we weren’t too clean with the footy in the first half, I thought we were in a good position at halftime before really getting going in the second half,” Julier said, admitting he’s felt the pressure of an undefeated season.

 “I didn’t say anything to the players, but I personally felt the pressure at times of wondering if the bubble would burst, especially in a final.”

But Julier need not have worried. His team was superb, with winners across every line.

Jason Butty was always dangerous up forward and finished with four goals, while Torren Bonnett and Trent Chumbley reigned supreme all day.

Again, as it has been all season, the Port defence was stellar, allowing the Bears just two goals in three quarters of football.

But Caulfield lost no friends with its their never-say-die attitude and had plenty of goers, including Jake Buggy, Sean Walton, Brandon Turner and Chris Trumble, among others.

The Bears may well wonder what might have been had Port Colts had been admitted to Division 1 this season.

SFL Division 2 Grand Final

Jack Barker Oval (Saturday, September 24)

Port Melbourne Colts 2.6 4.10 9.13 11.16 (82)

Caulfield 0.3 1.5 2.7 5.8 (38)

Port Melbourne Colts Goal Kickers: J. Butty 4, M. Clarke 3, S. Massis 2, J. Lawson 2 Best Players: S. McAnulty, B. Sutcliffe, J. Wood, J. Butty, T. Bonnett, J. Taylor, T. Chumbley, B. Twomey

COLTS LEGEND REACHES MILESTONE GAME

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Port Melbourne Colts legend Jason Clarke will play in his 300th game this weekend in what will be arguably his greatest achievement since he started playing for the club way back in 1985.

He got his first taste of life as Colts player as an Under-11, winning a premiership in his first season.

He played for the Colts up until 1990, where he joined South Districts, playing three seniors games as a 16-year old.

Clarke jumped to Port Melbourne in 1991 as the club had an under-17’s side, but the following year was again off, this time to play for the Sandringham Dragons in the first year of the TAC Cup.

His travels once again brought him back to Port, as he helped the club win its first and only under-19’s premiership. He added the competition’s goal kicking award (booting 95) to round off a great season.

A knee injury sustained early on in the 1994 season ended his involvement with the Port Melbourne VFL side, as he had made his way onto its senior list.

Back to the Colts, this was his last move for some time as he was at the club from 1995-2011, missing just one season (1998).

This stint proved to be his most successful, as his accolades during the period is some other players can only dream of.

Clarke played in seven grand finals, winning three Division One Senior premierships, became the player-coach from 2003-2009, led Division One in goals five times, and was voted as the Barry Priest Medallist (league’s best and fairest) in 2006, despite missing five games.

Booting 95 goals that season may have helped him earn a few votes.

Clarke says he’s “kicked roughly 1100 goals,” one reason why he was named as the club’s full-forward in its team of the decade for the 2000s.

He played his last senior game for the club in 2011, before briefly moving to Northern Footscray in 2012, adding six senior games to his resumé.

Despite his numerous on field achievements and records, Clarke has helped the club off the field too, as he ran its Auskick program from 2008-2009, regularly helps younger players at training and was the stand-in reserves coach for Ben Brown in 2015.

It is clear to see why Clarke was bestowed with the honour of being a Colts life member, as his passion and love for the club evident through his work on field and off.

If the Colts are to win this year’s Southern Football and Netball League Division 2 Reserves premiership, where they sit 13-1 and just percentage behind top spot, it would grow Clarke’s already impressive football resumé even further.

Article by Connor Pain

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Game 250 for Colts’ Captain

HE’S been a Port Melbourne Colt since he was a colt.

Port Colts player Blake Twomey runs through a banner commemorating his 250th senior game.

Save for stints at the Western Jets and Williamstown in 2001, Blake Twomey, 33, has played all of his football at the Port club.

On Saturday the Colts captain reached his 250th senior game and the fact that his brother Wayde, the former Carlton player, made the trip across from WA added to the milestone.

Other family members were there too. They are most weeks, for the Twomeys are a Colts family.

Blake’s father, Bob, played a lot of football for the club, as did his uncle Michael. His fiancee is Sheradyn Booth, whose father, Gary, coached the Colts to a senior premiership. And she is the granddaughter of the Port Melbourne VFA champion Bob Bonnett.

Twomey has been captain of the team for seven years and played in the 2005-06 premierships.

Chances are he’ll figure in another flag this year. The Colts, reduced to also-rans in the Western Region last year, have flourished in their move to the southern league and have yet to be defeated in Division 2.

“It’s been a big breath of fresh air, going to southern,’’ Twomey said.

“You don’t know who you’re coming up against every week. You’ve got to be on your game, you can’t take anything for granted.

“Winning games, we’ve got supporters back and the place is a lot more fun. Last year was pretty emotional. We did have some good players and everyone tried their guts out week in, week out. The cattle wasn’t there.’’

As for the milestone, Twomey didn’t know it was coming up. He was unfussed about it until people started calling and wishing him well.

He was supposed to play it the previous week, but Sheradyn gave birth to a boy, Hudson James.

Colts Aim to head into the Bye Undefeated

This Saturday Ladder leaders Port Melbourne Colts aim to head into their 1st bye for the year undefeated when they take on Black Rock at McDonald Reserve on saturday,
After being pushed by 2nd placed Caulfield, The Colts will be looking to flex there must before the break give themselves a comfortable standing at the top of Division 2

The Girls have also Continued their winning ways with a 41 point win over the St Kilda sharks
at the weekend, leading from start to finished the girls look in complete control of the contest

The girls have the bye this week will be well rested for the return match again St Kilda.

Following week The club will be holding its Annual Reverse Raffle Draw
Saturday 4th June
1 – 4 pm
$60 per ticket – inc. food and drinks (beer, wine and soft drinks)
1st ticket drawn = money back
100th ticket drawn = money back
200th ticket drawn = money back
LAST ticket drawn = $2,000 !!!
For tickets please contact Paul DeBruyn or Jason Butty or email [email protected]Reverse Raffle Header