Dear SKOBFC Community,
I trust that you all enjoyed a safe and relaxing Easter break.
Season 2022 is off to a great start and the club is proud to feature 10 sides this season (Seniors, Reserves & Thirds in both men’s and women’s, 3 x u/19’s men’s sides and an over 35’s men’s Masters side).
Whilst early days and with a lot of hard work ahead, we are pleased to see both our Senior men and Senior women sides sitting on top of their respective Premier division ladders each with a 2-0 record. The Senior men recorded a tough narrow win in the wet against Old Melburnians in Round 1 and then accounted for Old Scotch by 43 points in Round 2 to give new coach, Anthony “Plugger” Lynch a great start to the season. The SKOB Saints Senior Premier (Gold) side has played some inspired football under coach, Tom Purcell, winning well at home against West Brunswick in Round 1 and then putting in a great team performance in Round 2 against Marcellin at Bulleen to run out 64 point victors. It was also pleasing to see a large turnout of players, parents and supporters from all SKOB
sides in the TH King rooms after Round 1 socialising and catching up after the interruptions of recent years. We encourage all of the SKOB community to again get down to TH King for the festivities this coming Saturday.
Some highlights in the other grades thus far have been a big 75 point Round 2 win by the u/19 Division 2 side coached by Harry Long against Old Scotch, a big win (72-0) by the SKOB Saints Reserves (Blue) side - coached by Christian Strauss - over Marcellin and an even bigger win by the SKOB Saints Thirds (Green) side - led by coach Richard Lewis - against Monash Blues (132-0).
This weekend sees the following games scheduled:
Men’s Seniors vs Caulfield Grammarians @ TH King Oval – 2pm.
Men’s Reserves vs Caulfield Grammarians @ TH King Oval – 11:40am
Men’s Thirds vs Uni Blacks @ Crawford Oval, Carlton North – 11:40am
Women’s SKOB Saints Seniors (Gold) vs St Mary’s @ Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – 2pm
Women’s SKOB Saints Reserves (Blue) vs St Mary’s @ Ferndale Park, Glen Iris – 11:40am
Women’s SKOB Saints Thirds (Green) vs Melbourne University @ Righetti Oval – 12pm
U/19 Premier vs Old Melburnians @ Elsternwick Park – 2pm
U/19 Division 2 – Bye
U/19 Division 4 vs MHSOB @ Melbourne High School – 2pm
Over 35’s Masters vs De La Salle @ Waverley Oval, East Malvern – Sunday 3pm
On the events side of things, we have a match day luncheon prior to the Round 4 Men’s Premier clash against Collegians at TH King Oval on Saturday 30th April. We would love to see a strong turnout on the day. Booking details available here.
We also would like to remind all members of the SKOBFC community that tickets are now on sale for the SKOBFC 75 year anniversary dinner at Crown on Saturday 16th July. We would love to see all players (past & present), partners and supporters in attendance for what will be a great night. Further details and to book tickets click here
Finally, we would like to thank all sponsors and members who are on board for season 2022. Your support is very much appreciated and integral to us being able to field sides each week and provide a great environment for players, coaches and supporters. Details of our 2022 sponsors are available via our sponsors page and our 2022 proud, passionate and paid up members are listed here - with packages starting from $100 it is not too late to join and we would love to see as many on board as possible.