Jason Clarke Appointed Senior Coach

Jason Clarke has been appointed as the new coach of the Port Colt’s senior men’s side, his second tenure in the role.

Clarke’s resume speaks for itself as he has coached Port to two premierships and played in four, was voted to the Team of the Century and has life membership at the club.

His knowledge and skills will be vital for the Colts as we look to continue our winning ways this season in Division One.

We hope that Clarke’s second time in charge will be as successful as his first, and that he can build on what former coach, Brad Julier established in just our first season in the SFNL last year.

The club is behind him and we wish him the very best in his new role.

Farewell Brad Julier

Mid December marked the end of the coaching tenure of Senior Coach, Brad Julier, who has unfortunately stepped down from the role due to family concerns.  We would like to thank Brad for all of his efforts at the Club over the past two years, finishing the 2016 season with an amazing Grand Final win.  We farewell Brad and his family with every good wish for the future, and wish him well in his future endeavours.

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 : lawson_rodney@hotmail.com

Pam Snow                   email : portcoltsfc@gmail.com

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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