Round 1 - SJC v Whitefriars
SJC 14.7 (94) def Whitefriars 10.6 (66)
SJC 2.1 6.4 11.7 14.10.94 defeated
WHITEFRIARS 4.1 8.2 9.5 10.6.66
GOALS: Tommy Henderson 4, Xavier Katos 3, Ben Ryan 2, James Bennett 2, Jack Rawlings,Tom Gribble,Tom Kelly.
BEST: Xavier Katos, Sam Scott,Willis Flanders, Cameron Lewis, Jesse Rapa, Pat Cleary.
Round 3 - SJC v De La Salle
Del La Salle 4.4 (28) def SJC 2.14 (26)
DE LA SALLE 0.2 2.2 3.3 4.4.28 defeated
SJC 0.5 2.6 2.10 2.14.26
GOALS: Jay Lever, James Bennett.
BEST: Gabriel Dillon, Xavier Katos, Zac Sherman, Tom Kingston, Cameron Lewis, Mark Hoare.
Round 4 - SJC v St Bernard's
SJC 14.11 (95) def St Bernard's 9.7 (61)
SJC 4.2 4.5 10.9 14.11.95 defeated
ST BERNARD'S 1.0 4.3 5.4 9.7.61
GOALS: Tommy Henderson 4, Ned Clonan 3, Xavier Katos 2, Jack Rawlings 2, Matt Hose, Tom Kingston, Alex Hickey.
BEST: Sam Scott,Tom Kingston, Ned Clonan, Tommy Henderson, Alex Hickey, JackThackeray.
Round 5 - SJC v St Bede's
St Bede's 8.13 (61) def SJC 8.5 (53)
ST BEDE'S 3.4 3.5 4.8 8.13.61 defeated
SJC 1.0 5.2 7.4 8.5.53
GOALS: Tommy Henderson 2, Matthew Higgins 2, Ned Clonan,Yiddimal Marika,Tom Gribble, Jack Rawlings.
BEST: Sam Scott, Jack Thackeray, Zac Sherman, Cameron Lewis, Xavier Katos, David Cann.
Round 6 - SJC v Parade
SJC 4.5 8.5 16.10 20.13.133 defeated
PARADE 0.0 0.1 1.1 2.2.14
GOALS: Riley Kershaw 6,Tom Gribble 3,Tommy Henderson 2, Blake Keating 2, Ned Clonan, Ben Ryan, Matt Hose, Jack Rawlings,Tom Kingston,Alex Hickey, Josh Hovey. BEST: Riley Kershaw, Ned Clonan, Tom Kingston, Willis Flanders, Josh Hovey, Alex Hickey, Jack Thackeray.
Round 7 - SJC v Mazenod
SJC 4.2 7.3 11.4 13.5.83 defeated
MAZENOD 0.1 2.6 2.7 4.9.33
GOALS: Tom Kelly 3, Riley Kershaw, Ned Clonan, Ben Ryan, Josh Hovey, Gabriel Dillon, Sam Scott, Yirrimal Marika, James Darke, Jack Rawlings, Jackson Kelly
BEST: Sam Scott, Tom Kelly, Riley Kershaw, Willis Flanders, Jack Thackeray, David Cann, James Darke
In stark contrast to 2010, the 2011 team comprised of mainly Year 11 students. With this in mind the coaching staff believed that the year would be about development although a win in the finals was still our goal from the outset.
Throughout the season we struggled to field our strongest side on a consistent basis mainly due to injury and illness. Despite this, results fell our way and we found ourselves in the ACC Grand Final against a very talented St Bede's team. For the first time the ACC organised the Grand Final to be played at night and the venue was Noble Park. Unfortunately St Bede's proved too strong for us in the Grand Final and recorded a comfortable five goal victory despite the best efforts of the St Joseph's boys.
We look forward to 2012 as a genuine opportunity to achieve the ultimate success in senior football that being winning the Herald Shield. I would like to congratulate all the students who represented the College as part of the Senior Football Team throughout 2011. In particular I would like to congratulate our Best & Fairest winner Sam Scott, Runner-Up Jack Thackeray and the team captain and winner of the Most Exemplary award Tom Kingston. I would also like to thank all the support staff particularly Jonathan Holt, Dave Breheny, Bryson Milverton, Shane Dawson, Mick Hinds, Lenny Alford and Greg Vaughan.
Mr Paul Clohesy - Senior Football Coach
Round 1 - SJC v Mazenod
SJC 21.12.138 defeated
GOALS: Jackson Nelson 7, Jean Paul Dumont 3, Darcy Gardiner 2, Jesse Travaglini 2, Jake Lindrea 2, Jayden Brach 2, Matthew Boag 1, Jack Lang I, Ned Grant I.
BEST: Jackson Nelson, Jesse Travaglini, Lachlan Platt, Reid Adams, Jean Paul Dumont, Lachlan Devine, Darcy Gardiner, Luke Maddock.
Round 2 - SJC v Whitefriars
SJC 19.11. 125 defeated
Goals: Jesse Travalglini 5, Paul Dreher 3, Jackson Nelson 3, Darcy Gardiner 3, Lachlan Ansell 2, Joel McMahon 1, Reid Adams 1, Luke Maddock 1
BEST: Jesse Travaglini, Paul Dreher, Darcy Gardiner, Luke Maddock, Reid Adams, Lachlan Devine, Lachlan Platt, Matthew Boag,Will Hardiman
Round 3 - SJC v De La Salle
SJC 9.9.63 defeated
DE LA SALLE 5.6.36
GOALS: Oscar Doyle 2, Jackson Nelson 2, Lachlan Ansell 1, Reid Adams 1, Lachlan Platt 1, Luke Maddock 1, Jean Paul Dumont 1
BEST: Lachlan Platt, Oscar Doyle, Lachlan Devine, Harrison Dolley, Reid Adams, Luke Maddock
Round 4 - SJC v St Bernard's
SJC 26.17.173 defeated
ST BERNARD'S 4.0.24
GOALS: Darcy Gardiner 7, Lachlan Ansell 6, Harrison Dolley 2, Matthew Boag 2, Jake Lindrea 2, Jesse Travaglini 1, Patrick Slack 1, Paul Dreher 1, Jack Lang 1, Jackson Nelson 1, Brad Verfurth 1, Cooper Hyde 1
BEST: Matthew Boag, Darcy Gardiner, Harrison Dolley, Lachlan Ansell, Paul Dreher, Lachlan Devine, Jackson Nelson.
GRAND FINAL - SJC v Parade
SJC 11.13.79 defeated
GOALS: Matthew Boag 3, Ned Grant 1, Paul Dreher 1, Lachlan Platt 1, Reid Adams 1, Jean Paul Dumont 1, Lachlan Ansell 1, Darcy Gardiner 1, Oscar Doyle 1
BEST: Matthew Boag, Darcy Gardiner, Lachlan Devine, Reid Adams, Luke Maddock, Lachlan Platt, Oscar Doyle, Jake Lindrea, Ned Grant
In 2010 St Joseph's College introduced the Year 10 ACC football program. The 2010 boys were a tremendous group who brought home the ACC championship in the first year of being involved. We were told of their success and the high standards that we were going to have to live up to, as well as developing ourselves as people to keep the team alive.
During the first few weeks, the squad underwent fitness testing to see the overall fitness of the group. After these were out of the way, Mr Holt and Mr Harrington introduced the footy's on Zampatti Oval and got on with instructing us on how we would need to play to be successful in the games ahead. We continued our training throughout Term 1, and started to develop the game plans we needed to play such as midfield set up, forward line set up, stoppages and zone.
With these new tools and structures we were ready to take on St Patrick's Ballarat in a practice match.The team headed off to take on St Pats on their home turf. Not only did we gain valuable experience, we managed to beat them by 8-9 goals.
We started Term 2 by getting back on the track preparing for the first game against Mazenod. By the time the game came around all players were ready to go and excited about the opportunity. It was perfect conditions for football at Newtown and the boys managed a convincing 20 goal win.
The Round 2 game was held at Whitefriars College and it seemed to be a long trip. When we arrived we got straight into preparing for the game. They put up a good fight and most definitely were better than Mazenod but the scoreboard didn't show. We were able to come out victors by 100 points.
Round 3 was held at our home ground in Newtown we were playing De La Salle in shocking conditions. De La Salle was easily the best team that we had played thus far. We were behind leading into the first 2 breaks but then after half time we were able to swing the momentum our way and go on to win by 23 points.
Round 4 was an away game against St Bernard's. It was the most polished game we had played thus far and we were able to run away with a huge 149 point victory.
The grand final was what we were aiming for from the very start of the program. We had great faith that we could win and I believe that helped us a lot going into game. We were playing Parade College and they had been winning by huge margins just like us, which showed that it was going to be a tough game to win. We were very fortunate to have the game held at our home ground as we finished on top of the ladder by percentage. The weather on the day didn't start off too well with it raining most of the morning but by game time the day had cleared up and the ground was beginning to dry out. We began with kicking an early goal and never looked back, running away with the premiership by 43 points. I believe we won by being able to run out the whole game strongly, our game plans were put to work and executed perfectly and we all had the mind set of achieving success.
Thanks to Mr Holt and Mr Harrington for the time and work they put into the program and laying the foundations for successful years to come as we embark on making the 1st XVIII next year.
Lachlan Devine & Charles Breen