ROUND 1 - SJC v WHITEFRIARS
ST JOSEPH'S 3.1 4.2 8.4 9.6.60 defeated
WHITEFRIARS 2.3 3.7 6.10 8.11.59
Goals: Zac Sherman 2, James Whelan, Darcy Gardiner,Tom Gribble, Riley Kershaw, Matt Boag, Luke Maddock, Sam Scott.
Best Players: Zac Sherman, Cameron Lewis, Luke Maddock, Matthew Boag, Sam Scott, James Whelan, Ned Grant.
ROUND 3 - SJC v ST BERNARD'S
ST BERNARD'S 3.4 3.4 7.6 11.6.72 defeated
ST JOSEPH'S 1.0 7.1 8.2 13.2.80
Goals: Cameron Lewis 3,Tom Driver 2, Sam Scott 2, Oscar Doyle, Matt Boag, Jake Lindrea, Xavier Katos
Best Players: Tom Driver, James Darke, Matt Boag, Lachlan Devine Cameron Lewis, Harrison Dolley.
ROUND 4 - SJC v MAZENOD
ST JOSEPH'S 1.2 4.5 8.7 10.11.71 defeated
MAZENOD 2.1 4.1 4.2 4.3.27
Goals: Matt Boag 2, Sam Scott 2, Cameron Lewis 2, Tom Kelly, Paul Dreher, Jesse Travaglini.
Best Players: Tom Gribble, Sam Scott, Matt Boag, Cameron Fowler, Luke Maddock, James Darke, Jesse Travaglini.
ROUND 5 - SJC v PARADE
ST JOSEPH'S 2.5 5.5 7.9 11.11.77 defeated
PARADE 2.1 4.1 7.3 8.3.51
Goals: Cam Lewis 3, Jesse Travaglini 3, Paul Dreher 2, James Darke, Alex Hickey, Tom Driver.
Best Players: Lachlan Devine, Riley Kershaw, James Darke, Tom Driver, Cameron Lewis, Will Hardiman.
ROUND 6 - SJC v De La SALLE
ST JOSEPH'S 2.4 8.10 9.14 13.18.96 defeated
De La SALLE 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.2.14
Goals: Tom Driver 4, Jesse Travaglini 2, Matt Boag 2,Tom Kelly, Groves,Tom Caldow,Tom Gribble, Riley Ferguson.
Best Players: Tom Gribble, Matt Boag, James Darke,Tom Driver, Riley Kershaw.
ROUND 7 - SJC v St BEDE'S
ST BEDE'S 2.0 3.6 5.9 7.14.56 defeated
SJC 3.3 4.4 5.6 7.8.50
Goals: Matthew Boag 2, Ned Grant 2,Tom Driver, Jackson Nelson, Luke Maddock
Best Players: Matthew Boag, Luke Maddock, Alex Hickey, Cameron Fowler, Lachlan Devine,Willis Flanders
We began preparations for the 2012 season full of optimism as this was the year we had two Year 10 premiership teams combining to make up our senior side. Competition to make the starting line-up was fierce but as the season progressed injuries and representative team commitments took their toll and often we were scrambling for players.
The way the competition is structured means that any team can only afford one loss in order to make the ACC Grand Final. Unfortunately we had two very narrow losses. One of these was to St Bernard's Essendon by 8 points and the second was a one goal loss to St Bede's. On both of these occasions we were unable to field our best team which was disappointing for all the players and support staff.
In 2013 we will again have two Year 10 premiership sides combining and we will be hoping for a much better result for the school.
I would like to congratulate all the students who represented the College as part of the Senior Football Team throughout the 2012 season. In particular I would like to congratulate our Best & Fairest winner Matt Boag, Runner-Up James Darke and the winner of the Most Exemplary award Tom Driver. The Coach's awards went to Lachlan Devine and Luke Maddock and Greg Vaughan's Most Courageous award went to Ned Grant. With so many Year 11 students featuring in the awards, 2013 should see us put together another competitive team.
I would like to particularly note the contribution of our Captain, Sam Scott. Sam represented the school with distinction again this year often playing when he was not 100% fit. I certainly could not have asked for a captain more dedicated to school football.
Finally I would like to thank the hard work of all the support staff particularly Jonathan Holt, Dave Breheny, Bryson Milverton, Shane Dawson, Mick Hinds, Lenny Alford and Greg Vaughan. Many of those listed are willing donate their time and I, along with the school, highly value their generous contribution.
Paul Clohesy - Senior Football Coach
ROUND 1 - SJC v ST BERNARD'S
ST JOSEPH'S 7.12.54 defeated ST BERNARD'S 5.7.37
Goals: Patrick McCartin 3, Dion Wunungmurra 1, Harrison Kol 1, James Hickey 1, Brandon Verfurth 1
Best Players: Tom Scott, Sam Capra, James Hickey, Patrick McCartin, Harrison Kol, Patrick Clifton, Damian McMahon, Jacob Ngawati
ROUND 2 - SJC v DE LA SALLE
ST JOSEPH'S 7.14 .56 defeated DE LA SALLE 1.9.15
Goals: Patrick McCartin 3, Brandon Verfurth 2, James Hickey 1, Harrison Kol 1
Best Players: Jacob Ngawati, Patrick McCartin, James Hickey, Brandon Verfurth Sam Capra, Darcy Caddy, Tom Scott, Max Augerinos
ROUND 3 - SJC v WHITEFRIARS
ST JOSEPH'S 17.7.109 defeated WHITEFRIARS 4.5.29
Goals: Raven Marika 6, Patrick McCartin 4, Tom Scott 2, Patrick Bright 2, Max Augerinos 2, Jack Driver 1
Best Players: Patrick McCartin, James Hickey, Damian McMahon, Raven Marika Max Augerinos, Harrison Kol, Jack Driver
ROUND 4 - SJC v PARADE
ST JOSEPH'S 21.10.136 defeated PARADE 1.4.10
Goals: Jack Driver 5, Raven Marika 4, Patrick Bright 2, Christian West 2, Jacob Nicholson 2, Harrison Kol 2, Curtly Balshaw 1, Nicholas Jones 1, Ben Tekin 1, Nicholas Toohey 1
Best Players: Damian McMahon, Harrison Kol, Jack Driver, Nicholas Swain, Raven Marika, Christian West; James Edwards
ROUND 5 - Sic v St BEDE'S
ST JOSEPH'S 14.18.102 defeated ST BEDE'S 2.2.14
Goals: Patrick McCartin 5, Jack Driver 2, Dion Wunungmurra 2, Casey Meehan 1, Curtly Balshaw 1, Max Augerinos 1, Connor Jervies 1, Christian West 1
Best Players: Patrick McCartin, Max Augerinos,Tom Scott, Nicholas Toohey, Nicholas Swain, Christian West, Harrison Kol
ROUND 6 - SJC v MAZENOD
MAZENOD 14.8.92 defeated ST JOSEPH'S 12.13.85
Goals: Raven Marika 3, Jack Driver 2, Connor Jervies 2, Dion Wunungmurra 1, Tom Caudullo 1, Luke Hovey 1, Curtly Balshaw 1, Christian West 1
Best Players: Curtly Balshaw, Damian McMahon, Nicholas Swain, Christian West, Connor Jervies
GRAND FINAL - SJC v PARADE
ST JOSEPH'S 18.12.120 defeated PARADE 8 .8 .56
Goals: Patrick McCartin 7, Curtly Balshaw 3, Connor Jervies 2, Patrick Bright 1, James Edwards 1, Max Augerinos 1, Christian West 1, James Hickey 1, Patrick Clifton 1
Best Players: Patrick McCartin, Curtly Balshaw, Tom Scott, James Hickey, Sam Capra, Nicholas Swain, Max Augerinos
Due the team's success in previous years, we felt a fair amount of pressure to perform well this year. We played St Bernard's in our first game at home on Elderslie Reserve. After the nerves settled and our game plan was clear in our minds, we started to show our full force and took control of the game, taking the victory easily by 17 points. Our first away game was played against De La Salle. After getting used to the facilities, we played out a game in very heavy rain. Due to the conditions, strength and perseverance was asked of all players and the boys showed their true skills in a hard fought 41 point win.
After Round 3, everything seemed to click and our strength showed in the games to come. We beat Whitefriars at home by 90 points, Parade at their ground by 126 points and St Bede's at home by 88 points with Patrick McCartin kicking a total of 15 goals in these games. We suffered our first loss to Mazenod due to a lack of effort and poor mindset, losing by 7 points. The loss served as a reality check to all of us, enabling us to bring our best efforts into the Grand Final. After losing only one game for the season, we finished on top of the ladder. The top 2 teams play off in the Grand Final and we had the privilege of hosting the final on Tuesday 5 June against Parade College.
Unfortunately due to bad weather we were unable to play on Elderslie Reserve. Drew Reserve was also under water, which meant we had to play on Carey Oval. We were pretty confident as the last time we met Parade, we won by 126 points. However, it still could be anyone's game due to the change in ground size and the conditions. So after a very scrappy first quarter, Parade were up 4.2 (26) to 3.3 (21). In the second quarter we adapted better to the conditions kicking 7 unanswered goals, going into the half time break with a 36 point lead. In the third quarter we were against the wind and ended with 2 goals apiece. In the final quarter we found motivation from the crowd and coach, turning it up a gear by kicking 6 goals, with the final scores being 18.12 (120) to 8.8 (56). Paddy McCartin was the stand out player kicking 7 goals while Curtly Balshaw kicked 3 of his own.
On behalf of all the Year 10 footballers, I'd like to thank the coaches Mr Holt and Mr Scaddan and also the trainers Mick Hinds and Lenny Alford for helping us out along the way.