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Saints Season comes to an end

Updated: Aug 9, 2018

The focus over the weekend was very much on the Saints playing in the First Semi Final against Kew. Unfortunately they were beaten by a very good side from Kew. It was a tight, low scoring game defined by excellent defence. This ends another great year for our Saints. The Saints were playing their third consecutive year of finals since inception.

Thanks to Tom Purcell, Kim Ledder, Robin Bowles, Chris Morley and Richard Lewis for all their work this year. Also, thanks to Karen Nitschke (assistant coach of Saints Blue), Brian Lynch for specialist coaching and Pat Di Natale for his ongoing support. Mainly, thanks to the great players across both teams for your focus, discipline and effort. Your presence has certainly enhanced the club. We look forward to a big pre season and a push up the ladder in 2019.

Also playing over the weekend were the U19’s. The Premier and Thirds teams had a loss while the Reserves won thereby confirming their position in the top four and finals with two games to go.

Seniors – Sponsor Day this Saturday

With three games to play the Seniors play Scotch, Brighton and OM’s over the next three weeks. We look forward to seeing a big crowd this Saturday at TH King (v Scotch) for Sponsors Day – an event focusing on some of our generous sponsors.

The Firsts will be playing for the Jellis Craig Cup. Jellis Craig are generous sponsors of SKOB and Scotch.

The pre game lunch is sponsored by Liston Newton. Over their long history, they have developed a unique three-phase approach to business development and financial wealth. It's called Get Set, Get Moving, Get Free. They’ve designed it to give you the freedom to live life and work on your own terms. Please get along to lunch to find out more.

You can book your ticket to lunch via the following link:

National Storage will be conducting a Family Day on Saturday 25th August with plenty of giveaways. Bring the kids.  National Storage was established in December 2000, following the merger of Stowaway Self Storage, National Mini Storage and Premier Self Storage. While each company was a leader in its own right, the union consolidated over 30 years' experience in the industry and created a national network of centres that delivered tailored storage solutions for residential and commercial customers.

Jellis Craig Cup. Jellis Craig are a tremendous sponsor of our club. For more than 25 years Jellis Craig has provided support to numerous local schools, community groups and sporting clubs in the area. Their sponsorship of the St Kevin's Old Boys Football Club (SKOBFC) is an excellent example their ongoing commitment to the local community.

Jellis Craig is proud to be supporting SKOBFC, assisting the club with the purchasing of equipment, development, coaching, uniforms and much more.

Above and beyond their sponsorship support, they aim to be active members of the SKOBFC community. Jellis Craig local sales agents, St Kevin’s College parents and past students Steven Abbott, Jonathon O’Donoghue, Simon O’Donoghue and Andrew Macmillan look forward to enjoying the season with you and are committed to supporting the club on as many match days as possible, also attending various clubs events throughout the year.

At the forefront of real estate in Boroondara and Stonnington for over 25 years, Jellis Craig achieves premium prices for clients. With record breaking and award-winning Sales Consultants, Auctioneers, Project Marketers and Property Managers, Jellis Craig can assist you with all of your property needs.

If you have a property to sell please make sure that you at least let them pitch for your business.

If you or any family of friend are in Boroondara (or surrounds) or know Steven Abbott (0407 324 240) or Jonathan O’Donoghue (0412 745 707) – please reach out. If you are in Stonnington (or surrounds) or know Andrew McMillan (0418 142 252) or Andrew McCann (0414 643 744) – call either of them.  

Grand Final Lunch – Save the date:

Friday September 14 at Kooyong Tennis Club (only 5 weeks away)

The Grand Final Lunch is back. Save the date now and start organising your table. It is sure to sell out fast as the VAFA have cancelled their competing event (held over the last few years).

Also, anyone who can donate appropriate raffle or auction items – please contact Steve Browne on 0418 317 248.


Kew won through to the preliminary final following their 10-point win over SKOB Saints at Victoria Park. Leading by four points at half time, the Bears’ Issy Harding kicked the only goal of the second half six minutes into the third term. The Bears had 15 more inside 50’s than the Saints (34-19) and won the disposal count despite losing the ruck battle 82-23. Dani Calautti was named BOG with 20 disposals for the Bears, while Michaela Harding continued her outstanding individual form with a game-high 29 touches and four tackles. Dani Sibosado and Esther Potts each had 16 disposals alongside Lily Barr’s 11 tackles. It was a disappointing day for the Saints with just the one goal to Georgia Cropley, but Scarlett Dunell stood tall as their best player. Bree Doyle was a standout with 21 touches and nine tackles, while Alexandra Hynes did her utmost to give her midfielders first use of the ball with 78 hit outs. The Bears, who are now on a five-game winning streak, will face off with the Mugars in next week’s preliminary.


There was no rest for SKOBBER Billy Kanakis last weekend, the small forward getting his opportunity to impress at VFL level for the Coburg Lions in their match against Werribee.

Leading the Premier Section goal kicking with 45 goals, Billy has earned his chance with a string of big bags and consistent performances so far this season.

The fixture between the two lower ranked sides in the competition was the first match for competition points to trial the AFL's six, six, six starting positions and the 18 mere goal square. Channel 7 also broadcasted the match live.

Billy acquitted himself well in the contest, quickly learning that you have less time on the ball than at the Premier Level. Billy finished with one goal in the Lions 47 point defeat.

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