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The Saints have three full sides competing in 2021 and anyone interested in joining is welcome to attend training to get a head start for the year.

Training​

Training will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays

“Fantastic to see so many new players down at the club. The passion for the game and the enthusiasm of wanting to learn has been a real credit to all the girls.”

- Coach Tom Purcell

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

1

Date

10/04/21 (Sat)

Caulfield Grammarians

Glenhuntly Oval

11:40

Caulfield Grammarians

St Mary's Salesian

Ferndale Park

10:00

Glenhuntly Oval

9:20

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

2

Date

17/04/21 (Sat)

Marcellin

Bulleen Park West

11:40

Marcellin OC

Monash Blues

Frearson Oval Monash University

9:20

Bulleen Park West Oval

9:30

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

3

Date

24/04/21 (Sat)

St Mary's Salesian

Righetti Oval

14:00

St Mary's Salesian

Melbourne University

Crawford Oval

10:00

Righetti Oval

12:00

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

4

Date

01/05/21 (Sat)

West Brunswick

McAlister Oval

14:00

West Brunswick

West Brunswick

McAlister Oval

10:00

McAlister Oval

12:00

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

5

Date

08/05/21 (Sat)

Old Trinity

TH King Oval

9:20

Old Trinity

BYE

BYE

BYE

TH King Oval

11:40

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

6

Date

16/05/21 (Sun)

Old Xaverians

Elsternwick Park

11:20

Old Xaverians

Monash Blues

Frearson Oval Monash University

14/05/21 (Fri)

Xavier College

9:20

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

7

Date

22/05/21 (Sat)

Kew

Righetti Oval

14:00

Kew FC

West Brunswick

McAlister Oval

10:00

Righetti Oval

12:00

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

8

Date

29/05/21 (Sat)

West Brunswick

Righetti Oval

14:00

West Brunswick

Melbourne University

TH King Oval

10:00

Righetti Oval

12:00

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

9

Date

05/06/21 (Sat)

Old Trinity

Hudson Oval

16:45

Old Trinity

St Mary's Salesian

Ferndale Park

10:00

Daley Oval Trinity Grammar Playing Fields

14:20

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

10

Date

19/06/21 (Sat)

Old Xaverians

Righetti Oval

14:00

Old Xaverians

West Brunswick

McAlister Oval

10:00

Righetti Oval

12:00

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

11

Date

26/06/21 (Sat)

Kew

Victoria Park

9:20

Kew FC

Monash Blues

T.B.A.

25/06/21 (Fri)

Victoria Park - Kew

11:40

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

12

Date

03/07/21 (Sat)

St Mary's Salesian

Ferndale Park

14:00

St Mary's Salesian

St Mary's Salesian

Ferndale Park

10:00

Ferndale Park

12:00

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

13

Date

17/07/21 (Sat)

Marcellin

Righetti Oval

14:00

Marcellin OC

Melbourne University

Crawford Oval

10:00

Righetti Oval

12:00

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

14

Date

24/07/21 (Sat)

Caulfield Grammarians

Righetti Oval

14:00

Caulfield Grammarians

BYE

BYE

BYE

Righetti Oval

12:00

Saints - Premier Women's

Round

15

Date

01/08/21 (Sun)

TBA

Elsternwick Park

14:00

 
SKOB Saints v St Mary’s Match Report

 

In a first for SKOB, three ladies teams took to the field, with the history achieving Greens making their first appearance. Ferndale Park was the venue for the this momentous occasion, as our Saints Green were up against the Saints of St Mary’s; Catholics really need to invest in a marketing agency for their team nicknames, there are more options than Saints people.

Prior to the match we celebrated 12 new players to the Saints sisterhood, including 4 girls playing their first ever game of AFL. The pre match address saw the coach discuss psychology of the colour green, leaving many girls scratching their heads, curious if the coach had been watching ‘Half Baked’ the night before? Tim Straford conducted the ground inspection, looking for Doberman droppings, more likely to be Golden Retrievers in Glen Iris; thankfully Tim approved the ground and the game could go on.

 

The rain cleared and the sun was out with inaugural Greens Captain Dohnt leading the ladies out, the opening play was a text book centre clearance for The Greens with Joyce, hitting to Baker, on to Crough who kicked forward for McDonough to kick the first goal for the day. A first goal before the capacity crowd had sat down. Goals from Nolan and then McDonough again had the Saints with 3 Goals before 5 minutes had passed! St Mary’s sprang into action and moved the ball forward, defenders Carr and Fiorentini excitedly entered the action forcing a point. Cullen’s resulting kick in found Joyce, who found, Doble, then Murray and ended with Atkin opening her goal account; a football movement at the standard of AFLW. Nearing the end of the quarter, first gamer Robinson collected the ball on the wing, ran past one tackler, easily avoided a second and a third, probably was on track to run a sub 10sec 100m, before being called for running to far – easily the fastest 20-30m sprint seen. Quarter time Saints Green 7.2-44; St Mary’s 0.1-1

Langton, Baker and Crough were enjoying Joyce’s ruck dominance and goals continued through Nolan, McDonough and Murray. Cullen moved to a wing and was the beneficiary of a smart tap by Atkin into space, kicking a smart goal, dubbed ‘play of the day’ by boundary rider Tim Straford. Mauri’s work around the stoppages was helping clear the ball, Deng was proving herself as a smart footballer, Carr was revving up from half back and Dohnt ably moved into the ruck as the Greens continued their match dominance. It was smiles all round as the rain started right on the half time siren. Half time Saints Green 11.3-69; St Mary’s 0.1-1

The rain conveniently cleared as the third quarter started, with the Greens taking this as a sign from above that it was the Green’s time to rain; rain goals. Howard showed the way first – improving the angle smartly after a great mark, kicking straight through the middle. Augustes heard about the pending goal party a duly joined in, with Nolan, Baker, Joyce, McDonough and Atkin all RSVPing to the party as well. Tired of playing in defence, McIntosh rubbed grippo in her eye, coming off to plead her case to play forward – it worked. Robinson and Crough continued their in and under work rate at the stoppages; Langdon often first receiver from their work. Carr parallel parking her way in to join the goal party – a 9 goal quarter of football – are you kidding me!!!! Three Quarter time: Saints Green 20.8-128; St Mary’s 0.1-1

To start the last quarter it was clear the only real issue for the coach was, what to have for lunch? (Fish tacos for those playing at home). The magnets were reshuffled, and after dominating defence all game, the Straford cousins both enjoyed kicking their goals, Caroline particularly busy in the final 20 minutes, kicking 1.3. Langton, Cullen and Doble were all excellent across the midfield pushing the ball forward, Augustus, McIntosh and Murray marking everything near them. Baker added her fifth goal, a pending enquiry looms with rumours Meg brought her own footy to the game. McDonough channelling her inner Nick Riewoldt, ran back with the flight and took an amazing mark, played on – had a bounce, in the wet if you don’t mind, and kicked forward for Joyce to convert.

 

Final Score Saints Green 24.17-161; St Mary’s 0.1-1

A history making day for the Saints; our new team, The Greens have arrived and are hungry for success.

Goals: Baker 5, McDonough 4, Joyce 3, Nolan 3, Atkin 2, Augustes, C. Straford, Carr, Murray, Cullen, Howard, A Straford

Best: Baker, Joyce, McDonough, Croagh, Nolan, Langton

© St Kevin's Old Boys Football Club 2020

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