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SKOB hold off Tigers, Saints leave it late.

St Kevin’s OB fought off a late charge from St Bedes/Mentone Tigers to runn out 21-point winners at TH King Oval on Saturday. SKOB led by 21 at the half before the Tigers kicked five goals to three and brought the margin to just six points at the last break. SKOB finished strongly with four goals to two in the final term. Ned Reeves and Shaun Kennedy top-scored with three goals each for SKOB, while Mitch Brown continued his outstanding form as BOG. Read the match report here.



The Saints won on the last kick of the day, thanks to Georgie Lupson in it second last match before the finals. In a tight tussle across the four quarters SKOB hit the front in the dying stages to record its 8th win of the season, against the second placed Marcellin.


FROM THE PRESIDENT


Another mixed round for the Club on the weekend.


The Saints Gold had a great win against top side Marcellin. A goal with 20 seconds on the clock saw the Saints come from behind to win. Check the vision on the website for the calm, long range kick from Georgie Lupson that sealed the deal! Less luck for Saints Blue losing to Marcellin. Success at TH King for the Seniors and Reserves versus St Bede’s while the Thirds Gold had a strong win against Collegians. Thirds Green went down by a couple of kicks to the second placed Old Xav’s team. There was no game this week for the Masters.


Finally, our depleted yet resilient Under 19 group again did their best in the face of great adversity over the weekend. Of course, many U19 eligible players have been playing in the Senior teams for much of the year. Unusually large numbers of injuries and holidays in Senior ranks have required some our U19’s to sacrifice their own teams for the greater good of the club. They are to be commended. No less than six U19 eligible players were in the Firsts on Saturday. Many others have played up in the Firsts, Seconds and Thirds throughout the year. If anyone wants an example of great leadership, selflessness and resilience in the face of adversity and challenges – they should look no further than this great young group, their coaches and leaders. Thanks again to all involved. 


Volunteers: 

Thanks to everyone who does something to help out Club. It might be a lot of things (like those our dedicated Committee) or it might be just one or two things.


I was humbled to see Don Martin after the game on Saturday gathering up the chairs from the St Bede’s bench and returning them to under the pavilion. Don has done (and given) so much to the club for so long yet he is still able to help us complete the simple tasks when he sees the need. Thank you Don.


Volunteering leads to better health. Read this and consider:

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/6-ways-volunteering-benefits-your-health


Above and Beyond ….

Thanks to Tom Williams and Guy Martin who were able to spare the time prior their game on Saturday to help out the Seconds by being Runner / Water boy. Hopefully this alerts a few people that we always need help. As we run into finals PLEASE HELP us by assisting on game day. By doing one small job you could make a big difference. Help us by running water, running a boundary, filling some water bottles … anything!


Reverse Raffle

A great Sunday afternoon was had by those attending the Glenferrie Hotel on Sunday afternoon. After some doubts about numbers the event came together well in the end with a good crowd enjoying the great hospitality of the Glenferrie / Mark O’Reilly. Thanks to Lachie Nankervis for his efforts in bringing the day together.


Sponsor Spotlight: 

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With two state of the art facilities Mercedes-Benz Toorak has grown substantially and aims to become the number one dealership in Victoria. The New Car Sales showroom, located at 11 Carters Avenue, showcases the range of Mercedes-Benz new model vehicles and includes the exhilarating AMG showroom. In Madden Grove Richmond is the dedicated Service and Parts centre, and Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned showroom displaying an extensive range of Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.

Please consider Mercedes Benz Toorak if you are looking at a new or used Mercedes. Mention SKOB and the team, led by Lee Matenga are sure to look after you.


Next SKOB event: 

SKOB IN BUSINESS BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY MERCEDES BENZ TOORAK Aug 08, 2018 7:00 AM


An invitation is extended to all of the SKOBFC Community to our annual business breakfast. This year to be held at Mercedes Benz Toorak. Come along and meet a variety of SKOB leaders, coaches, players, sponsors and supporters of the SKOBFC community. Guest Speakers are Wayne Schwass and Paul Roos. Please note that this breakfast is complimentary to SKOBFC Weeping Willows $1000 and $500 coterie members. For Weeping Willows $200 members the cost is $30. Others $50

When:  Wednesday 8 August 2018 at 7:00am. Where: Mercedes Benz Toorak, 11 Carters Avenue , Toorak

Click here to book or go to the Events page at skobfc.com or Contact: Lisa Ginies - skobevents@gmail.com


This Saturday v De La Salle

It would be good to see a few people at the De La pre game lunch this Saturday. The De La people had a table at our lunch earlier in the year so it would be great to return the favour.

Bookings available via trybooking. Click here to book.this link: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=372279&


AROUND THE GROUNDS IN PREMIER


Collegians maintained their spot at the top of the William Buck Premier ladder after they held off University Blues by four points at Harry Trott Oval. The Blues remain one game behind Trinity in fourth.

Old Scotch returned to the winners’ column with a hard-fought two-point victory over Old Trinity at the Daley Oval. Scotch now climb into seventh and above both De La and OMs, while the T’s remain fourth but with the third-lowest percentage (87.51%) in the competition.

Old Xaverians proved too strong for Old Melburnians as they skipped away to a 66-point victory at Toorak Park. Xavs climb from ninth into sixth with a percentage of 103.57% the third-highest.

Old Brighton made it two wins in a row and strengthened their position in the top three after they defeated De La Salle by 12 points at Waverly Oval. The Tonners are three and a half games clear of Trinity in fourth.

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