Blair Kelly & Sam Hughes
BEST & FAIREST
Record: 4 wins 4 loss
players drafted & rookied
Ben Bucovaz (Fremantle)
Allen Christensen (Geelong)
Jasper Pittard (Port Adelaide)
ROUND 1 - ACC
SJC 1.6 5.7 9.10 11.10 - 76 lost to
St Bernards 1.2 4.2 6.3 12.6 - 78
Best: Blair Kelly, Lachlan Szponar, Cameron Johnston, Matt Davies, Jonathon Casey, Jackson Bright, Damien Flanders,Torn Littore, Gabby Denton.
Goals: Jonathan Casey 3, Matt Davies, Damien Flanders 2, Justin Maher, Jackson Bright, Daniel Hovey, Cameron Green.
ROUND 3 - ACC
SJC 3.3 4.4 6.5 7.9 - 51 lost to
De La Salle 4.4 8.5 14.8 17.1 I - 113
Goals: Ben Bucovaz 3, Daniel Hovey 2, Michael Jennings, Jackson Bright.
Best: Daniel Hovey, Blair Kelly, Ben Bucovaz, Damian Flanders, Lachlan Szponar, Michael Jennings.
ROUND 5 - ACC
SJC 2.1 6.1 8.3 10.5 - 65 lost to
St Bedes 1.3 6.3 8.5 13.7 - 85
Goals: Jarred Hood 3, Chris Daniele, Jake Mongelli 2,Tom Littore, Jackson Bright, Justin Cole.
Best: Kane Reardon,Tom Littore, Jarred Hood, Dylan Morton, Pat Murray, Cam Johnston, Justin Maher.
ROUND 4 - ACC
SJC 2.5 7.9 11.10 16.12- 108 defeated
Mazenod 5.1 8.3 12.3 14.5 - 89
Goals: Jake Mongelli, Chris Daniele 3, Jesse Evans, Dane Wise-Graham, Jarrod Andrews, Justin Cole 2, Mitch Cahill, Kane Pitman.
Best: Dylan Morton, Scott Frangos, Dylan Watt, Jake Mongelli, Ben Carlon, Chris Daniele.
ROUND 1 - Herald Sun Shield
SJC 2.4 7.10 9.10 12.13 - 85 defeated
0.1 0.1 2.4 3.7 - 25
Goals: Daniel Hovey 4, Ben Bucovaz, Sam Hughes 3, Josh Grabowski,
BDeasnti:eBl Ben Gabby Denton,Allen Christensen, Hugh Hunter,
Sam Hughes, James Rock, Josh Grabowski.
ROUND 2 Herald Sun Shield
SJC 5.5 10.9 14.12 20.12 - 132 def
Catholic College SALE 0.1 0.1 3.6 4.6 - 30
Goals: Hugh Hunter 7, Allen Christensen, Chris Daniele 3, Gabby Denton, Jonathon Casey 2, Kane Reardon, Daniel Hovey, Damian Flanders.
Best: Hugh Hunter, Blair Kelly, Kane Reardon, Lachlan Szponar, Gabby Denton, Jayden Fanning, Allen Christensen.
ROUND 3 Herald Sun Shield
Whitefriars 1.1 4.3 5.6 7.9 - 51
Goals: Gabby Denton 3, Jarred Hood, Blair Kelly 2, Lachlan Szponar,
Damian Flanders, Kane Reardon, Josh Grabowski, Hugh Hunter.
Best: Josh Grabowski (AFL Medal),Tom Littore, Lachlan Szponar, Gabby Denton, Sam Hughes, Jarred Hood.
Herald Sun Shield Semi-Final Result
Ess/Keilor College 2.3 7.4 12.9 13.13 - 91 def
SJC 3.0 6.2 6.2 8.3 - 51
Goals: Daniel Hovey 4,Tom Littore 2, Jarryd Hood, Sam Hughes.
Best: Daniel Hovey, Allen Christensen, Sam Hughes, Justin Maher, Lachlan Szponar, Dyson Bell-Warren.
FIRST XVIII AWARDS 2008
Congratulations to the following players who earned awards this
Most Exemplary - Blair Kelly
Coach's Award - Gabby Denton
Best and Fairest -Tom Littore
Runner-up Best and Fairest - Lachlan Szponar
Best ACC Player - Blair Kelly
Best Herald Sun Shield Player - Lachlan Szponar.
Most Determined (Greg Vaughan Trophy) - Sam Hughes
Best Year First Year Player - Allen Christensen.
Best in Herald Sun Shield Semi-Final - Daniel Hovey.
The 1st XVIII this year embarked on a quest to achieve our goals of winning the Herald Sun Shield and the Associated Catholic Colleges competition while providing an opportunity for as many senior students as possible to represent the College. We were successful in the latter, providing over 60 boys with the chance to represent the College, but fell short in the first two objectives.
In the ACC competition we narrowly lost two games to St Bernard's and St Bede's while resting our elite TAC Cup players.This meant that we needed to rely on other results falling our way to finish in the top two places on the ACC ladder. Unfortunately this was not to be and we narrowly missed out on the final.
In the Herald Sun Shield Competition we easily accounted for Parade, Catholic College Sale and Whitefriars in each of our pool games. In the Semi finals we met the highly credentialed team from Essendon/ Keilor Secondary College.With a number of key players missing with injury, our team was right in the game to half time but faded in the second half.
Once again this year we were privileged to have excellent off field support. On behalf of the team I extend our thanks to team manager David Breheny and assistant Greg Vaughan, Paul Hood for assistance with the ACC games, Shane Dawson and Len Alford (N&C F C) for medical support, team runner Steve Catanzariti and the students who acted as officials each week including Andrew Casey, Sam Murphy, Nicholas Parker, Sam Dennis, Jack Rodgers, Daniel Gray, Jackson Moore and of course Tim Carroll who has been with the First XIII since Year 9.
On behalf of the team and teams past I would like to recognise the efforts of Mick Hinds who has been a trainer, supporter and number one barracker for the team for many years.We wish Mick well in retirement and hope that he will get to some games next year.We will know when he arrives by the call of,"Tackle 'em...ball and all!". I would like to congratulate each of the award winners and recognise the outstanding commitment and leadership of the senior players. In particular, I congratulate Blair Kelly and Sam Hughes who captained
the side in the ACC and Herald Sun Shield games respectively and Best & Fairest winner Tom Littore.
Next year the squad will be strong again with the current group of Year I Is joined by some outstanding Year 10 players.We look forward to continuing the proud tradition of excellence in St Joseph's school football teams.
Tony Paatsch, Coach 1st XVIII