Milestones reached 2018
All at SKOB congratulate the following players on achieving Milestones this Season. We hope to see them all playing many more games to come
‘David “Shutdown” Sheehy becomes only the 4th player in the club’s history to play 300 games. Shutdown started his SKOB playing career in 1992 at the tender age of 17 and helped the club progress from D Grade to A Grade with his stellar performances being rewarded with selection in the back pocket of the 1990’s team of the decade. Dave was a key member of the Seniors B Grade premiership in 2004. A year later he became a life member of the club notching up his 200th before going on to play many more fine games until his retirement from senior football in 2009. In 2016 with the introduction of the SKOB Masters. Shutdown helped establish the team and went on to win the best and fairest award in its first two seasons and is a fair chance to make it a three peat. Congrats Shutdown - you’re an all-time legend of SKOB - best of luck when you lead the team out in the Grand Final tomorrow against Box Hil
‘Plugger’ played his first game with SKOB’s back in 2003 while still at St Kevin’s College where he captained the First XVIII football side.
In his first full year with SKOBs in 2004, he quickly earned promotion to the Senior team where he has now played all his football. Now in his 8th season as Senior Captain, ‘Plugger's’ career highlights include a B Grade Premiership in 2015 and the Club’s first A Grade Premiership last season.
Along the way, he has won the Senior B & F Award in 2010 and 2013 and was Runner-Up in 2008. He has played Senior VAFA Representative Football for 5 seasons, including captaining the B – Div 4 sides in 2013 and 2015. ‘Plugger’s’ outstanding contribution to the Club was rewarded with Life Membership in 2015.
There were no under 19s in his first year way back in 1987, so Foges made his debut under "Curly" Allen in the Clubbies, before playing under Jezza Nettlefold in D Grade Ressies. The following year an Under 19s team was formed and Foges won the Competition goalkicking, but it was in defence that he spent the bulk of his career. His Senior career was brief, cut short by overseas travel and general lack of ability, but his football life was extended through some great years with the SKOB Dogs until his first "retirement" at the end of 2003. For the next three years, Foges was President at the Club in a role that better suited his footballing skillset, but was lured back onto the park when the SKOB Masters were formed in 2016.
David Makohon came to SKOB as an under 19 player in 2001, and honed his craft with the SKOB Dogs team in the early 2000's before becoming a premiership player with the Reserves team in 2007.
According to SKOB great Matt Lucas "Shark is rock solid, rebounding backman capable of playing on talls and smalls alike, he’s a marvellous clubman and an all-round top bloke."
Jarrod Nash played his 150th game against Uni Blues, bagging 4 goals in his milestone game. Nashy started with SKOBs back in 2006 and is now in his 13th continuous season – an amazing effort! Congratulations Jarrod
Karl Wissell followed elder sibling Dylan down to SKOB, starting in 2007 whilst still a schoolboy. He made an immediate impact in his first full year at SKOB quickly graduating from the Under 19s to the Senior team in B Grade in 2008. He represented the Big V in 2009 and 2010, and was a regular member of the Senior team, culminating in 2015 when Karl was a key player in the Premiership year of 2015. Injury wiped out 2017 for Karl but he returned to SKOB in 2018 to bring up 150 games. Well done Karl.
Jack Murphy-Cruise & Sam Doyle
Sam started at SKOB in 2013 and spent two full seasons with the Under 19s which included a Grand Final appearance in 2014 and the runner-up award in the U19 B & F. In
2015, Sam went one better when he was an important member of the Premier
Thirds Premiership team. This year, he hoping for a repeat performance when he
lines up in this weekend’s Premier Thirds Preliminary Final. Good luck Sam from
all at SKOB.
Jack joined SKOBs in 2010 as an U19 player and co-captained the side in 2011. He moved to the Thirds in 2012 where he was runner-up in the B & F award, as well as making
a Grand Final appearance. In 2014 he was a Premiership player with the Premier
Thirds team. This weekend, he’ll be playing his 100 th game in the Premier Thirds
Preliminary Final and all at SKOB congratulate Jack on reaching this special
Gerard Gleeson played his 100th game in the Round 18 win against Old Melburnians. A true champion of SKOB, Gerard has achieved plenty after coming to SKOB as a schoolboy in 2012 playing a couple of games with the U19s. A promising player with the Sandringham Dragons in the TAC Cup, Gerard launched onto the SKOB scene as an 18 year old playing with the Senior team in 2013. Richmond VFL came calling in 2014/15 limiting his appearances with SKOB, but he was on hand to play a major role in the 2015 Premier B Grand Final win. Gerard’s career at SKOB has gone from strength to strength and in 2017 he tied for the Best & Fairest in the Seniors during their historic Premier Division premiership season. He represented the VAFA Big V in 2014, and again each year from 2016-18.
Ed Ring played his 100th game in Round 18 against Old Xavs Coming off the back of an amazing 15 goal haul in game number 99, Ed is finally enjoying some on field success after a career of near misses. In his first year in 2011, Ed played in the Under 19s Preliminary Final and again in 2012 - on both occasions coming up just short. He made his senior debut in 2013 and was in the Reserves Grand Final team that finished runners up. In 2015, he was again on the wrong end of the stick in a Preliminary Final loss with the Reserves. All that finally changed for Ed when he was a member of the 2017 Thirds Gold Premiership side. Ed has become a spearhead for the Thirds Gold this year and is currently leading the goalkicking in Premier Thirds with 52 goals.
Henry joined the club in 2012 after a very successful career at SKC, a prolific goal kicker and highly competitive player, Henry has continued his success with SKOB, playing a big part in winning Senior Premierships in 2015 and 2017.
Billy joined SKOB in 2013 from SKC where he was part of the 1st XVIII premiership. The skilled on baller has since been a key player in SKOB’s senior line up, already becoming a two time premiership player and runner up B&F in 2016. Billy is currently leading the goalkicking in the VAFA Premier Division and represented Victoria in 2018
Paul Di Natale
Paul reached his 100 games milestone with SKOB in the Round 16 when he played in the Premier Thirds Gold match against Old Xaverians Black. Paul first played with SKOBs back in 2011 with the Under 19s. He has played most of his football with the Thirds, including 3 Grand Finals. He’s hoping to make it 4 this season!!
Nelson Pryor began at SKOB with the under 19s in 2012, and mixed his games between the unders and Thirds in that first year. In his third year with SKOB he won a Premiership with the Thirds Premier C team in 2014 and then backed this up with a flag as a member of the Premier Thirds team in 2015. A popular figure at SKOB, Nelson reached his 100 game milestone in the Round 13 win over Uni Blacks at TH King.
Shaun Kennedy returned to the Senior team this week and celebrated his 100th game with a couple of snags in their big win over Old Brighton. Shaun has taken his game to a new level this season and is now a key member of the forward line. Shaun joined SKOB in 2013 as an Under 19 player and represented the seniors in his first year. Congratulations Shaun!
Julian joined SKOBs back in 2012, playing 19 U19 games that year which included Finals.
He moved up to the Ressies in 2013 and 2014 where he was leading Goal Kicker in both years and, again, he played Finals in both years
He missed the 2015 season but is back, playing great football, now the Thirds Gold team where again he is the leading goal kicker. His Club tally now stands at 170 goals
Well done Julian
In 2010 Luke McDonnell joined SKOB with the Under 19s having a great first season that ultimately finished at the penultimate hurdle - going down in a Preliminary Final. The same fate befell Luke in 2011, but he stuck at it, plying his trade with the Reserves and then Thirds teams for the next few seasons - reaching another Preliminary Final in 2016. The breakthrough finally came for Luke last year when he was part of the Premiership winning Thirds Gold team and this year has continued to play good footy with the Golds. Hopefully more success lies ahead for Luke in his next 100 games.
Thomas Corboy, Michael Davy, Michael Di Natale, William Doble, Alex Favaloro, Brayden Hayes, Thomas Kerr, Liam Mahoney, Samuel McDonald, Thomas McDonald, Nicholas O’Halloran, Hayden Reinwald, Joshua Shannon