Allen Christensen & Dyson Bell-Warren
BEST & FAIREST
Record: 5 wins 4 loss
ACC Runners Up
Lost Grand Final by 31 points
players drafted & rookied
Allen Christiensen (Geelong)
Jasper Pittard (Port Adelaide)
Luke Dahlhaus (Western Bulldogs)
Andrew Boseley (Hawthorn)
Jai Sheehan (Melbourne)
Cameron Johnston (Melbourne)
Jye Bolton (Collingwood)
Tom Stewart (Geelong)
The prospect of coaching a senior football side with such a high quality reputation excited me greatly on my arrival at St Joseph's.Witnessing the 80 odd students attend the meeting conducted towards the end of Term I was testament to the depth of interest and talent that exists within the school. Following the painstaking task of sorting through the list of potential players and selecting 22, we were ready to start the first 3 season.
The games were going to be crucial in both the ACC and Herald Shield competitions. These games were against St Bernard's, De La Salle and Parade and we were fortunate enough to win all 3 comfortably. A strong start with other results falling our way, we were in the fortunate position of rotating our squad to even player workloads and to allow opportunities to other students. Our fourth consecutive win against Mazenod virtually guaranteed us a top two finish in the ACC.
The Herald Shield competition was quite a bit tighter. Following a loss to Catholic College Sale we managed to finish top of our pool by percentage alone.This situation meant we had achieved the first step in our season 2009 goals; making the ACC Final and the Herald Shield Semifinals. Effectively this meant our final ACC fixture against Whitefriar's College was of no consequence to the overall standings.
Once again we trialed players who were yet to be given an opportunity. With all preliminary rounds out of the way we met Parade College in the final of the ACC at Elsternwick Park. This provided the first opportunity for the players to be rewarded for their hard work throughout the season. The strong favourites, Parade's superior determination and hard running saw them jump to a 5 goal lead. A second half fight back made the game competitive, however, Parade recorded a well-deserved victory.
Our next challenge, the Herald Shield Semi-final against St Patrick's Ballarat, took place at Port Melbourne on 22 July. This game was almost a replica of the ACC Final. Kicking against a strong breeze we found ourselves down by 5 goals before we knew it. By half time the deficit was 7 goals.The second half saw a different St Joseph's team.Aggression at the footy, courage and hard running quickly closed the gap on the scoreboard.Twice we managed to get within 2 goals but in the end we ran out of time and went down by 4 goals.
A huge thank you to all the players who represented the school along with the staff who volunteered their time and talent to assist, including David Breheny, Bryson Milverton, Paul Hood, Michael Wrigley, Shane Dawson, Mick Hinds, Steve Cacanzariti, Lenny Alford and Greg Vaughan.
- Providing an opportunity for students to represent their school
- 2 Year 10 students winning selection in our Herald Shield Semi-final team
- Witnessing the professional manner in which Senior Football operates
- Being involved with numerous talented and dedicated footballers many of whom have fantastic futures in front of them at local, state and national level
- Playing a number of talented Year 11 students in the senior team which all goes well for the 2010 season
AFL Draft Congratulations
Well done to students Allen Christensen and Jasper McMillan-Pittard on being selected in the 2009 AFL draft. Allen will join the Geelong Football Club and Jasper will join the Port Adelaide Football Club for season 2010. The St Joseph's College community wish them all the best for their future football careers.
Paul Clohesy- Senior Football Coach
SJC FIRST XVIII RESULTS 2009
Round 1 -ACC
SJC Geelong Def St Bernard's
SJC 2.3 9.5 12.9 17.11.113.
St Bernard's 3.4 4.4 7.8 7.9.51
Best Players: Joshua Grabowski,Allen Christensen, Cameron Johnston, Jackson Bright, Luke Dahlhaus, Jasper McMillan-Pittard, Jackson Davis,Tom Stewart.
Goals: Jackson Bright 7, Joshua Grabowski 3, Allen Christensen 2, Cameron Green, Jonathon Rau, Matthew King, Jasper McMillan-Pittard, Jye Bolton.
Round 2 —ACC/HSS
SJC 4.1 10.4 15.6 17.8.110
De La Salle 2.1 2.1 3.1 4.2.26
Best Players: Dylan Watt (HSS Medal), Cameron Johnston, Matt Davies, Luke Dahlhaus, Joshua Grabowski, Dyson Bell-Warren, Jonathon Rau.
Goals: Jackson Bright 6, Allen Christensen 3, Matt Davies 2, Jai Sheahan 2, Luke Dahlhaus 2, Dylan Watt,Tom Stewart.
Round 3 —ACC
SJC 4.3 6.5 11.6 14.9.93
Parade 0.1 1.5 18 5.10.40
Best Players: Dyson Bell-Warren, Dylan Watt, Jackson Davis, Jai Sheahan, Luke Dahlhaus, Matt King, Jye Bolton.
Goals: Jai Sheahan 3, Matt Davies 2, Grant Armistead 2, Cameron Johnston 2, Dylan Watt, Jackson Davis, Luke Dahlhaus, Jye Bolton,Andrew Wooten.
Round 4 —ACC/HSS
SJC 4.3 6.7 7.12 10.13.73
St Bede's 2.3 5.3 5.7 6.9.45
Best Players: Jackson Davis (HSS Medal), Jye Bolton, Dylan Watt, Cameron Johnston, Pat Maloney, Richard Kangars, Joshua Grabowski.
Goals: Jackson Bright 4, Jai Sheahan 2, Joshua Grabowski 2, Cameron Green, Cameron Marchbank.
Round 5 - ACC
SJC Geelong 18.19 (127) def Mazenod 3.5 (23)
SJC Geelong 5.5 9.13 12.15 18.19.127
Mazenod 1.0 1.2 2.4 3.5.23
Best Players: Anthony Littore, Mitch Capra, Cameron Green, Chris Daniel, David Riccardi, Grant Armistead.
Goals: Cameron Green 3, James Finn 3,Tom Marshallsea 2, ,Andrew Boseley 2, Daniel Courtney, Pat Maloney, Chris Daniel, Jesse Manganelli, Matt King, David Riccardi, Jye Bolton, Jackson Davis.
Round 6 -- HSS
Sale CC 2.2 6.2 9.4 15.7.97
SJC 2.2 7.2 12.3 14.4.88
Best Players: GrantArmistead (HSS Medal), Mitch Capra, Dyson Bell-Warren, Cameron Marchbank, Dylan Watt, Chris Daniel, Jay Lever.
Goals: Jay Lever 5, Jai Sheahan 4, Jackson Davis, Grant Armistead, Chris Daniele, Dylan Watt, Cameron Green.
Round 7 - ACC
Whitefriars 2.4 6.5 9.6 12.7.79
SJC 1.1 2.1 4.3 10.4.64
Best Players: Andrew Boseley, Chris Daniele,Tyler Stack,Tom Marshallsea, Peter Riccardi, Mitch Capra.
Goals: Chris Daniele 5,Tyler Stack 2,Andrew Boseley 2,Tom Marshallsea.
ACC GRAND FINAL
Parade 5.4 6.6 10.10 13.11.89
SJC 1.0 3.1 4.2 9.4.58
Best Players: Cameron Marchbank,AndrewWooten, Kane Reardon, Keiren Paliourous, Jonathan Rau
Goals: Matt Davies 3, Jackson Bright 2, Jonathan Rau, Jackson Davis, Joshua Grabowski, Grant Armistead.
St Patrick's 5.1 7.4 8.6 11.8.74
SJC 0.1 0.4 4.6 7.7.49
Best Players: Allen Christensen, Jasper McMillan Pittard,Tyler Stack, Jai Sheahan, Keiren Paliouras, Cameron Marchbank.
Goals: Allen Christensen 3, Jackson Bright 2, Matt Davies, Jai Sheahan.