You’ll recall that COGG and appointed consultants are preparing a master plan for Drew Reserve. The master plan will detail the plan to deliver the long term facility needs for our club, and also for St Peters CC.

It’s all very exciting and obviously very important for our Club over the long-term. We probably one chance at this every 20-30 years!

The master plan is expected to be finished in May. Jointly with SPCC, we have advised CoGG and the consultants of the following:

Agreed priorities:

  • Future proofing eg provide for growth in areas such as participation, commercial revenues and facilities, ability to encourage inclusion and increased participation for females across all three sports and at all levels
  • Vastly improved drainage
  • Contemporary change rooms, training facilities, arenas and lighting which meet the independent criteria for impaired and able-bodied competitors and umpires of both sexes
  • Contemporary and fit-for-purpose amenities for each sporting section inclusive of administration, storage (eg merchandise, equipment), officials (eg umpires, scorers, timekeepers, coaches boxes, interchange), scoreboards
  • Increased engagement and experience levels eg improved car parking, spectator seating and viewing
  • Increase commercial functionality eg F&B options, function rooms, kiosks, cafes, external hire
  • Greater community use eg schools, community groups
  • Beautification of the reserve, and increased safety

Over the next few months we will be working to make sure we end up with what we need. The team handling this is Fiona Threlfall, Andrew Kelly, Michael Birthisel, Todd Devine and myself.

Rob Threlfall

St Joseph’s Football & Netball Club cares about its members and their welfare.

In recent times, there has been growing concerns about illegal drug use in the broader community. We want to make sure this does not impact or infiltrate our club.

We have joined forces with many other clubs, including GFL clubs Lara, Grovedale, St Mary’s and Leisure Networks to get on the ”front foot”:

  • To establish a Wellbeing Team, who will be your “go to” if you have concerns. We expect to be able to announce the Wellbeing Team in a matter of days.
  • To train our Wellbeing Team around referring people to Alcohol and Drug agencies
  • Provide support to those we have concerns about, and
  • To develop Illegal Drug Policy and Procedures, which will include club sanctions around drug use

Leisure Networks as your Regional Sports Assembly has worked with the Barwon Child Youth and Family and the Australian Drug Foundation to develop the Clubs That Care program, to support clubs to combat illegal drugs and to assist people in the most appropriate ways.

This program has the unanimous support of the Club’s Committee, and the Committee feels very strongly about the effective implementation of the program at our club.

Stay tuned for more information. In the meantime if you have any concerns, or would like to know more about what we are doing, feel free to contact David Tudor on 0448 987029 or David oversees our football welfare program, and is taking a Club-wide leadership role in this matter.

SJFNC Committee

Netball Grading for A, B, C and D Grade will be held on Tuesday 7, Thursday 9, Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 February from 6.15pm to 8.00pm at the club courts, Finchaven Street, Herne Hill.

All players must register their interest by Monday 6 February at 5.00pm by emailing and provide the following information:

  • Name
  • DOB
  • Dates you are available to trial
  • 2 preferred position
  • Previous playing history


Fiona Threlfall

Netball Director

Training details for U14s, U16s and Girls football for Term 1 as follows:
Under 14s
Training will start on Monday 13th February at Zampatti Oval, SJC. Training times will be Monday and Wednesdays from 4.30pm-6.00pm. These are different days from what was previously advised but have been chosen so as to minimise conflicts with the boys other sporting commitments.

Under 16s
Training will commence on Monday 6th February at 4.15pm at Carey Oval, SJC. Training times will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 4.15pm-5.30pm.

Training starts tomorrow night at 5pm at Zampatti Oval. Training will be on Wednesday nights from 5pm-6.15pm.

In Term 2, training for all 3 groups will switch to St Joeys Football Club grounds.

Players will need to wear runners for early sessions and will be advised by coaches when to start bringing boots.
We are always looking for assistance with training and administration of our junior teams, if you are able to help out in anyway please contact the respective St Joeys representative below:
U14As coach – Damian Soraghan – 0418801688
U16As coach – Michael King – 0431463127
Girls Football Coordinator – Sue Cormack – 0428197789
As listed on the AFL Barwon website, the 2017 junior season commences on the weekend of April 22nd.
To register for Joeys for 2017, please go to:…
For further enquiries, please contact


The online registration process for St Joeys junior footballers for the 2017 season is now open. Payment needs to be made via credit card as part of this process.

To start the registration process, please click on this link or copy and paste into your browser:…

Online registration is available to anyone who last played with St Joeys or is playing football for the first time.

If you are transferring to St Joeys from another club, a clearance will need to be arranged first to enable you to register. If this applies to you, please contact the club at the email address below.

One change in the process from last year is the email address of the registered player. If this has changed, you will need to notify the club at the email address below so that we can change it on your behalf and allow the registration to proceed.

For girls footballers who are also playing St Joeys netball in 2017, your footy registration fee will be fully refunded once you have also registered for netball when that registration process starts in February 2017.

We encourage you to register online as early as possible as it is very helpful in finalising the right number of teams in all age groups with AFL Barwon for the 2017 season.

Please note that St Joeys will not be holding a junior registration day for 2017 but we are planning on making club apparel available for trying on and ordering at a season launch to be held in the new year.

For all clearances, email address changes or any other enquiries, please contact the club at

All information regarding netball junior expression of interest, training, grading and fixture dates can be found on Team App – St Joeys Netball or at
Please forward queries to

Next season, St Joeys will be establishing a Junior Football Academy, available to all U14s, U16s and U18s players.
The purpose of the academy will be to develop the skills of all our junior players in these age groups and obtain greater alignment with our senior teams in terms of involvement and game style.
The junior academy is an initiative of our Senior Assistant Coach/Junior Coaching Coordinator Shane Jack, who each week will be assisted by representatives from our senior coaching panel and playing group. Sessions will be run on Tuesdays 5.30pm at Drew Reserve, commencing on 2nd March, 2017.
A small group of players from each of the three age groups will be invited to attend each session on a rotational basis, with the aim that every junior player gets to attend at least 2 sessions.
Players from all grades within U14s, U16s and U18s will be included, as it is important that all our junior footballers get the same opportunities to improve their football skills and be involved with our club.

The program is being offered as part of our normal junior football registration and there is no additional cost.

Further details will be released closer to the commencement of the program.

For any immediate questions, please email

St Joseph’s FNC will be fielding 3 girls football teams in the 2017 Season – Under 12, Under 15 and Under 19.
Come join us for Fun, Footy and Friendship.

Call or Text Sue 0429 197789 with your interest.


St Joseph’s FNC is pleased to announce the following junior coaching appointments for our 2017 season:
Colts As – Matt McCartin
Under 16As – Michael King
Under 14As – Damian Soraghan
Matt and Michael return to their current coaching roles following very successful 2016 seasons, with their teams finishing runners-up and premiers respectively.
Damian takes on the Under 14As coaching role following an excellent season as our U14Ds coach and brings a wealth of football experience from a highly successful playing career in the Footscray District Football League.
In addition, we are also pleased to announce the creation of the new role of Junior Coaching Coordinator, the purpose of which is to provide support to our junior coaches and ensure we apply a consistent coaching approach across our junior and senior teams. Shane Jack, current assistant to our senior coach Heath Jamieson, has agreed to take on this role in addition to his senior duties in 2017.
Based on 2016 registrations, St Joseph’s is planning at this stage on fielding 2 Colts, 3 Under 16s and 3 Under 14s teams in 2017. In the coming months, we will be seeking an indication from our 2016 junior players as to their likelihood of playing with St Joeys again in 2017 to help with our season planning.
Further announcements on coaching appointments for our other junior teams will be announced in due course.
Please email the club on if you require any further information at this time.

Paul Northey
Director – Junior Football


St Joseph’s Football & Netball Club is seeking expressions of interest for senior netball coaches for the 2017 season, including A, B, C, D Grades and U/19.

Sandi Dimasi has advised us that she will not be seeking reappointment as A Grade coach. A huge thanks to Sandi for her contribution over the past 3 years and we look forward to her continuing involvement and support of the club. Thanks to all coaches in 2016 and we welcome them to reapply for positions in 2017.

Coaches should submit their expression of interest stating:
• the Grade/s they wish to be considered for
• relevant coaching and playing experience
• Coaching qualifications (minimum for A Grade is Development, other grades is Foundation)
• Personal coaching philosophy statement
• Other relevant experience, qualifications, employment, other sports

Remuneration is available for these positions dependant upon the Grade, qualifications, experience etc.

Applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

• Fiona Threlfall (Chair)
• Sandi Dimasi
• Kirsten Hood
• Melanie Mullen
• Todd Devine

Queries and applications should be forwarded to Fiona Threlfall, Netball Director at Applicants will be provided with a job description and an opportunity to address specific selection criteria as the next stage in the process.

Applications will close on Tuesday 25 October 2016.

To All Members

The Annual General Meeting of the St. Joseph’s Football & Netball Club will be held at the clubrooms on Tuesday the 8th of November, 2016, commencing at 7.30 p.m..
All members are asked to make every effort to attend the meeting.

Agenda:President’s Welcome
Confirmation of the 2015 AGM Minutes
-Annual Report of the President
-Annual Report of the Treasurer
Election of Office Bearers
General Business

Under the rules of Incorporation, nominations of candidates for election as office bearers must be made in writing and signed by two members and also the consent of the candidate.
The nomination must be delivered to the Secretary not less than 7 days prior to the date of the meeting.

If you wish to nominate a candidate for a position on the committee, please contact me.

Whilst a few members of 2016 committee are not seeking re election, there are a number of committee positions that we need to fill for season 2017 and we encourage all members to seriously consider
nominating so as to contribute to the ongoing success of the club, both on and off the field. If you are interested please contact me to discuss what roles are available.
Brett Bentley
Ph 0438983566

GF lunch

race day

letter signed


You’ll be aware that we had made an application to COGG for funding to build The Wedge.

Tonight, COGG approved $35,000 to fund a master plan for Drew Reserve.

The master plan will detail a plan to deliver the long term facility needs for our club.

This is good long term planning and we look forward to working with the COGG to develop this plan.

Priority is still the provision of the required female facilities.

We will keep you updated.


Rob Threlfall BCom CPA GAICD

AQtive Business Consulting
Mob: 0418 485458

We are currently waiting on the last and final order of apparel that will be given out at the clubrooms. I have been advised by Ghanda that due to their relocation from Torquay to Barwon Terrace in Geelong they have a back log of printing. Therefore our order will be available Thursday 16th June. I will endeavour to dispatch at the clubrooms that evening.

Future orders: Club apparel can still be ordered online, however no time will be put on how long it will take. Ghanda cannot set the printer for a few items, therefore once they have 10 items and over they will then fill the orders. Future orders will incur a shipping fee and will be sent directly to the purchasers address. Please take time to fill out details correctly.

We have had 200 plus orders of clothing ordered this year, which does not include the last order. I think the garments look fantastic around the club. We have the best colours in the league.

I would like to acknowledge Ghanda for setting the web site for us at no charge. This is a huge saving to the club which operates on the generosity of sponsors and volunteers. Overall it has run very smoothly with some minor hiccups.

Kind Regards
Julie Fawkes

$5000 Shopping Voucher
Tickets – $50
Drawn Saturday 2nd July, 2016
Commencing at 7pm with Finger Food and Refreshments until 9pm
SJFNC – Drew Reserve
Tickets from David Tudor or Peter Haintz

Look how much we have grown! St Joseph’s inaugural Youth Girls Football team has had their first win this morning against St Albans 1.7.13 to 5.5.35.

Great to have a chance to sing the song. Grovedale next week at home.

girls first win may 22


alex witherdenThe St Joeys community wishes Alex Witherden a speedy recovery – Alex broke his leg on the weekend in a match for Geelong College. ! ‪#‎TJW


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Anzac Day Team

St Joseph’s 19.12.126   def   South Barwon 14.10.94



Josh Hovey



Rhys Hulgren

St Joeys is fielding a Youth Girls footy team for the first time this year.

Training is on Wednesdays at 5pm at Walker Oval.

For further enquiries, please contact Sue Cormack on 0428 197789.

Download the new app now and stay up to date with all the latest St Josephs Football Junior information.

Install the TEAM APP on your smartphone or tablet and follow the St Joeys Junior Footy now!

Follow these steps …..

  1. Download Team App from the Apple or Google Play app store
  2. ThiTeam App's Profile Photos is what the app looks like
  3. Sign up to Team App.  You will be sent an email to confirm your registration
  4. Log into the App and search for St Joeys Junior Footy

TIP: when requesting access to relevant sections when you have downloaded the app please provide your name and the reason (ie: John Smith I have a son Under 14’s).  This will ensure you are granted access quickly to your relevant sections.

Please note that this will become the point of communication for the club so it would be in your best interests to get on board.  We will however continue with emails but this may fade out over time.

Should you have any questions please let us know,


St Josephs Junior Footy


In short

Our club has made an application to Council for funding of $400,000 for the Wedge Project.

The Wedge will deliver much-needed facilities for females to reach their potential & achieve their sporting aims: Netball – AFL – Cricket.

The new building will primarily comprise change rooms and toilets for netballers, female footballers and participants of all ages with a disability, and be “wedged” between the two current football/cricket ovals and the two current netball courts. , and is summarised below.

Attached are the current designs.

Current status

The Council’s budget is due for release in May 2016. We expect to start construction at the end of the season, with the project complete for 2017.

Peter Murrihy (Kildare ward councillor) has been a champion of the project at Council, along with John Irvine (sport portfolio holder). Big thanks to Peter and John.

Also Christine Couzens (our State member) has fully supported us from Day 1. Thank you Christine.

Be an Ambassador, play your role

If you know a Councillor or you bump into one over the next month or so, be an Ambassador for the project!

  • Tell them you are from Joeys
  • Remind them that:

o   We currently have no netball amenity at all

o   We are 100% committed to female AFL football at the Club

o   We will contribute $100k

If you have any questions, please ask one of our “Wedge Working Group” members – Rob Threlfall, Fiona Threlfall, Todd Devine, Andrew Kelly, Sue Cormack

Thanks for your help.

What is the Wedge?

A new building comprising:

  • change rooms and toilets for netballers, female footballers and participants of all ages with a disability
  • umpires change rooms for both female and male umpires
  • office and storage areas to support the participants of the female sports
  • public toilets for disabled, male and female
  • spectator viewing and volunteer shelter
  • time keepers box to cater for both ovals
  • storage for NetSetGo and Auskick participants (girls also participate in Auskick)
  • storage for St Peter’s Cricket Club
  • future opportunity for female cricketers change facilities


What else is there to know?

Currently there is no netball amenity of any kind at our club, as concluded in the G21 and AFL Barwon regional strategy in April 2015.

  • As we know, girls of all ages from both participating clubs currently change in out-dated public toilets or in an open marquee with insufficient privacy which is set up and packed up for each game. This is also used for office and admin purposes on game days.
  • Our all-abilities team will also be able to use the new facility, and the facility will provide public toilets for all 24/7 – including disabled and ambulate persons.

Our club is establishing female AFL football teams for 2016, catering for 8-12 and 13-18 years age groups

  • This is a key strategic initiative for the club. Sue Cormack is doing a great job leading the charge and numbers are increasing at every training session.
  • All teams for both clubs will be able to fully utilise the new facility for change rooms and toilets, and also for medical care in case of injury.
  • If you would like to know more about the female footy teams, please call Sue on 0428 197789.

Our club has always contributed funds to infrastructure developments at Drew and Walker Ovals, and this project is no exception with the club guaranteeing a commitment of $100,000 to the Wedge project

  • Total project cost is $500,000, so the club is contributing 20%.

What are the broader community benefits?

  • Improved access, equality and opportunities for females to participate in sport
  • Encouragement of greater female participation in traditional (netball) and non-traditional sports (AFL and cricket), and flow-on health and wellbeing benefits
  • Encouragement of greater participation of persons with a disability and flow-on health and wellbeing benefits
  • Provision of access to facilities for local community groups and schools to utilise netball courts and rooms
  • Establishment of toilets for use by netballers, female footballers and cricketers, members and the general public, including a disabled toilet (current toilets are very rarely used given their very poor state)

Saturday May 7th
The band is Test Pilot Molly, RK group are doing the meals again, casino tables, silent auction and main auction. Book your table online – TRYBOOKING.COM/190604

Carmody Found night

Dear Players/Parents/Guardians,

As you know we take the health and safety of our club members very seriously. As such we are adopting a new health and safety application named CareMonkey.

CareMonkey is an innovative controlled electronic medical form for clubs, schools and other groups with a duty of care. It’s an electronic version of the paper based forms you’re always having to fill in for registrations etc. It provides you the opportunity to update medical information promptly and accurately, while providing the club with instant access to the information provided by you in an emergency.

We will be using the CareMonkey app in the best interest of all Players whilst proactively fulfilling our duty of care and risk management responsibilities.

You can use a PC, laptop, tablet or smart-phone to enter the details including:

  • emergency contacts
  • medical contacts
  • medical checklist including asthma, allergies, seizures, diabetes
  • health and ambulance insurance details
  • notes and other care instructions from you
  • and more…


As a Player/Parent/Guardian, after you have completed your paper or online registration, we will send you an email invitation from the CareMonkey system inviting you to enter the details (or for your child) in an electronic medical form.


By following the instructions you can create your own free CareMonkey account and control all data about yourself, child/children. The CareMonkey system stores the information on your behalf and you will be able to grant (or deny) access to your data with our club. You are also able to share this data with any other group or individual you choose (eg. your child’s grandparents, their child-minder, their school, etc).


From the club’s perspective, this information will only be accessible by the coach, team manager or authorised officials looking after your child and will be managed in accordance with the Privacy Act.


You don’t need to do anything until you receive the email requesting the information. Please feel free to contact the club if you have any questions. You can also visit the CareMonkey website for more information:


We appreciate your assistance.

• SENIOR PLAYERS PLEASE NOTE: GFL have added a new logo to playing shorts and it is a requirement that your last season shorts have the new sponsor. Please label them clearly with your name on cardboard and pin to the shorts and give to myself at the clubrooms next Wednesday evening from 4pm – 6.30pm. I will not be chasing up anyone if they are unable to accommodate. The GFL can fine if correct shorts are not worn.
• All apparel is to be ordered online from



MARCH 28, 2016 – APPROX. DELIVERY. APRIL 25, 2016

APRIL 18, 2016 – APPROX. DELIVERY. MAY 16, 2016


• So far there will be two cut off dates for orders : March 28 and April 18, 2016. The later will give the opportunity for anyone to try on items on the Thursday training night. All apparel will come back to the clubrooms for collection. An email will advise when this is available.

• Please note that netball dresses and football shorts are on the website but they are not sourced by Ghanda clothing so please do not contact them directly as they are doing us a favour by having them on. Please contact Rae Hungerford on 0419 710503 for dresses and email for football shorts should you need other information.

Season Launch Melbourne


AFL Barwon have advised that the Junior Football season starts on the weekend of 9th April (last weekend of the school holidays).

Therefore, can anyone who is planning to play Junior Football with St Joeys this year and hasn’t registered to date please do so to enable us to finalise teams and coaches.

Registrations can be carried out on-line at:

If you are having any difficulty registering, please email

Regular junior football updates are available on the St Joeys Junior Footy Team App.

Chapman Welsh Financial Services have produced this short clip which is well worth a look!


Friday 4th March at Highton Bowls Club (Cnr Roslyn & North Valley Rd, Highton)
6:00 – 6:30pm
cost – $20 per person includes game of bowls & BBQ.
All welcome – players, coaches, support staff, committee …..
Notice in change rooms just add your name if attending, or see/text Rhys Hultgren or Katie Atkins by Monday 29th Feb.

Congratulations to Molly Jovic, captain and Emily Post, vice captain representing Victoria at the upcoming National Netball U/21 titles.…/captains-announced-at-state-te…/

sponsorship flyer 2016


girls footy

This year, all VNA and Club membership will be paid online via the MyNetball website via this link:

Details on how to register and pay membership are included here –

 Joeys VNA Step by Step Process 2016.

If you’ve played netball anywhere, anytime then you will have a VNA number (Participant ID) and it’s important not to set up another number, and to look up your current number per the instructions in the attachment.

Do not use this link for NetSetGO, this will have it’s own link which will be circulated soon.

Joeys VNA Step by Step Process 2016

  • Clearances and transfers

If you played at another GFNL or BFNL club in 2015, we will need to apply for a clearance. If you played at another club (outside GFNL or BFNL), or played in a previous year at a GFNL or BFNL club, we only need to transfer but it’s important that we do this before you register. Please email and we will then let you know when you can register. Please do not register until we have submitted a transfer or received a clearance for you to play at Joeys.

  • Already paid VNA in 2016

If you’ve already paid VNA for 2016, please email and we will add your registration to Joeys. You will still need to login and pay your club membership via the Joeys MyNetball link above.

If you have any questions about registering or problems registering, please email

Junior football players are now able to register for the 2016 football season online. Payment needs to be made via credit card as part of this online registration process. To start the registration process, please click on this link or copy and paste into your browser:

Online registration is available to anyone who last played with St Joseph’s or is playing football for the first time. If you are transferring to St Joseph’s from another club, a clearance will need to be arranged first to enable you to register. If this applies to you, please email .

We encourage you to register online as early as possible as it is very helpful in finalising the right number of teams in all age groups with AFL Barwon for the 2016 season.

Alternatively, a registration day is being held at the St Joeys clubrooms, Drew Reserve, Herne Hill on Sunday 21st February from 10am -12pm. Club apparel will be available to try on and order on the day.


Finally, a reminder that U16s training is now being held on Monday and Wednesday nights 4.15pm-5.15pm at Carey Oval, St Joseph’s College and U14s training is being held on Tuesday and Thursday nights 4.30pm – 6.00pm at Noble St Oval, St Joseph’s College.

Contact Julie Fawkes for all apparel enquires –  or  Mob: 0419 523 094

All Joeys apparel is now available through Ghanda – please visit the website below to browse the options and place and pay for your order.

U16 footy training commences Monday 8th February at 4.15pm at Carey Oval, St Joseph’s College.
Training will then be run Monday/Wednesday at Carey Oval. Please bring runners. U16A’s coach – Michael King

U14 footy training commences Thursday 4th February at 4.30pm at Noble St Oval, St Joseph’s College.
U14A’s coach – Russell Scott.

We are pleased to announce that Todd Devine will be coaching the Colts B team for season 2016.

Richie Allen, who has done a fantastic job with the Colts for the last 2 years, will be coaching the U/16 B team to continue his excellent work in developing our juniors.

It is great to have coaches of this quality involved in our junior program and we wish them well for the year.

Chris Humphrey

The St Joseph’s Football & Netball Club Netball Division welcomes players for the 2016 winter season competing in:
· Juniors – 11s, 13s, 15s, and 17s age groups
· Seniors – 19s, A, B, C and D Grades

We will also be running a NetSetGo program in Term 2 for 5 to 8 year olds.

For more information, please contact

Hello Joseph’s Football and Netball Club supporters.

After a very successful debut season, the Joeys Powerball raised $26,000 for the club, as well as paying out $26,000 to lucky winners!
We have had several spots open up for the 2016 season. The way it works is, 50 people pay $20 per week (by organised bank transfer, or $1,040 in one hit) and receive a number between 1 – 50 each. That is your number for the whole of 2016. Every week we draw out the lucky number and the winner gets $500 transferred to them.
This is a really important fundraiser for the club, so your support is very much appreciated!
Please email Nick Maxwell – if you would like to fill one of the places.

The Club is excited to announce the appointment of Matt McCartin as Colts coach for season 2016.

Matt brings a wealth of experience to the role having been a highly decorated player and senior coach.

Further details in relation to training dates will be announced shortly.

Chris Humphrey

Joeys welcomes Ryan, and the team from Whale Logistics, on board for 2016 as GOLD Sponsors. We hope you enjoy being part of Joeys!
We encourage our community to avail themselves whale photoof their services whenever possible! ‪#‎TJW

All coaching positions (other than Sandi Dimasi) are declared vacant at the end of the season, and so we call for expressions of interest for both senior and junior netball coaches for the 2016 season.

For more information please see position descriptions or contact Sandi Dimasi by email or mobile 0417 559 070.

Junior Coaches Job Description 2016

Senior Coaches Job Description

Coaching appointments will be selected by a panel, made up of Sandi Dimasi, Kirsten Hood, Shannyn Leach and myself for senior positions;  Sandi Dimasi, Mel Mullen and myself for junior positions.

Please return (by email to your completed Expression of interest for coaching in 2016, by Monday 7 December 2015

Coaches expression of interest 2016

Fiona Threlfall    (Netball Director)

Congratulations –
Scarlet Sinclair 13 Div 3 Best & Fairest
Maddie Antonac 13 Div 2 Runner/Up
Conique Pirrottina 15 Div 3 Runner-Up
Meg Threlfall – Junior Umpire Encouragement award,
Emily Birthisel – Junior Coaches Encouragement Award

Congratulations also to Emma Brodie for her nomination for the Spirit of Spirt Award

And to our girls who represented the GFNL
13s – Isabella Drenovac, Laura Mrzljak and Lily Hayward
11s – Lily Kelly and Bianca Mrzljak
Well done girls!

Well done to all the players and their families.

Thank you to all the people who helped with the three Under 16 teams this year, in particular the coaches, team managers and assorted helpers who made this season an enjoyable and fruitful year. At our vote count we had a chance to celebrate all that we have achieved throughout the year.

Than you to ….

…Leon who spoke with obvious passion for the players he coached, a passion that comes from him and his love for the club.

…the King Boys who rightfully praised the lads for the immense improvement that they made with each game and who, were in turn thanked by the players not only for their guidance but for their connection to the club and how they can contribute to St. Joeys in the coming years.

… Dan and Hodgy who used their expertise to guide a very young group of players to become a very good team, and taught them how to conduct themselves as representatives of St. Joeys and how they can get the most out of what they have.

Together they have all laid a platform of success that our boys can follow.

Finally, a  special thanks to Andy Heath, the Under 16’s coordinator who oversaw the year. His attention to detail ensured that all three teams represented our sporting club with distinction. Andy’s ability to grasp the big picture and break it down into achievable tasks ensured that each week we performed at our optimal level.

Congratulations to everyone involved. We had a wonderful conclusion to the year and look forward to seeing everyone back next year.

Kieran Whelan  (Junior Football Coordinator)

Brett Jackman (251) and Dave KIng (250) have joined Mark Hill (258) and Dom Podbury (309) as the only players to play 250+senior games for Joeys.

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Our Netball 200+ games players – Kirsten Hood, Shannyn Leach, Caz Morgan and Gabby Hammond, all attended our recent Netball Union.

netball 200 2 netball 200 1


Congratulations to Brett Jackman and Dave King who both played their 250th senior game for Joeys this month and to Gabby Hammond and Laura Bell for 200 and 50 games of netball respectively.



Congratulations to Donna, Jan and Fiona for their great organisation of last weekend’s 15 year Netball Reunion, all those who attended had a great afternoon. It was great to see our 200 game players in attendance.

CLUB sponsor, Emsley Lodge, is inviting St Joseph’s Football and Netball Club members and friends the opportunity to join in the racehorse ownership of an exciting two-year-old called ‘The Joey’s Way’. Shares are a very affordable $3500 (incl. GST) for a 5% share, no more to pay until August 1 2016. Yes, that’s right you own 5% of The Joey’s Way and training fees are paid up for a year! This gelding has a winning pedigree, his sire won the Golden Slipper Stakes, his mother was a winner and her four foals to race are all winners. The odds are in your favour, so jump on board for the ride of your life.

For more information: Contact: Jamie Edwards – 0419 356 165 Janet Edwards – 0417 271 419 Email – Brett Bentley – 0438 983 566 Email

Congratulations Joey, 150 senior games is a great effort!150 for Joe Macula

The final squads for the Geelong Junior Football Interleague games against AFL Goldfields (Sunday July 5th at Hamlyn Park) & AFL Central Victoria (Epson Huntly Recreation Reserve on Sunday July 12th) have been announced.
U13’s – Sam Clohesy, Oscar Courtney, Will Maschio & Tikei Hiku
U14’s – Ryan Holroyd, Brad Edwards, Jack Mullen & Sam Hazelmann
U15’s – Ayden Gras, Liam Dumont, Samuel Torpey, Samuel Walsh, Xander Harrison & Zack Mongelli
U16’s – Tom McCartin

Congratulations to James Hickey and Tom Atkins who were both named in the Vic Country U19 preliminary squad for next month’s clash with the VAFA.

At half time of the ’12 o’clock’ game against Bell Park three year old Cooper Jamieson was presented with his first Joeys jumper from Joe Macula and the ‘2 o’clock’ boys! Coop is their biggest supporter! ‪#‎TJW

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I’m sure all who attended would agree that Saturday night’s SJF&NC/Carmody Foundation Gala Ball (June 13th) was a huge success – delicious food and great service from The RK GROUP, lots of auction items donated by our sponsors and supporters, great music from Test Pilot Molly and the Casino tables were a real hit!! Huge thank you to Brett Bentley, Janine Nicholls and Nick Maxwell and their team of helpers for organising the night – well done, it was s huge job!! Big thank you also to St Joseph’s College for the venue and support and our MC Tom King. ‪#‎TJW‬

Gala ball 2015

Photos curtesy of The RK Group

Congratulations Alex from all at Joeys.

Alex is one of 39 selected in a squad that will clash with the Vic Amateur Football Association’s team on July 11th.

Alex Hickey Brenton Rees Tom Doedee

Article about Heath and Joeys

Jono 100th Dale 100th

We welcome our new sponsor Surfcoast Podiatry to our Joeys community. As part of their sponsorship they would like to offer all our members a 20% discount on an initial appointment.

surf Coast Podiatry

The St Joeys/Morris Finance 2015 Grand Final Lunch will be held on THURSDAY OCTOBER 1st.

SJFNC will be holding a reunion of past netball players, coaches, committee and supporters in 2015. At this stage, we’re gathering contact details to set up a database. Please email Donna Cattanach on if you would like to receive more information about this event.

1.    A reminder to all parents that if your son is not registered with the club they cannot play.


Cadel evans thank you

This year we have a record 8 Joeys boys on the Geelong Falcons list of 50 for the 2015 Season!! Congratulations and all the best for season 2015.

Tom Doedee, Alex Witherden, Pat Kelleher, Sean Holroyd, Jackson McLachlan, Tom Denning, Jack Quinn and Charles McCartin (Development Squad).

Geel Falcon listed players



Congratulations to our Under 13 Div 2 Netball Team who won their Summer Season Grand Final beating St Marys 27 -21. Well done girls!

Please note that training for Under 14 footballers will now be on Monday and Wednesday nights from 4.30pm – 6.00pm starting from Monday 16th March.
Venue will be at our home ground – Drew Oval at Herne Hill Reserve.

Congratulations to our Joeys players who have made this list – Cameron Tudor, Daniel Measures, Tom Atkins, Daniel Gibbs, Kieren Paliouras, Brenton Rees, Brant Haintz and Ryan Williams. Good luck for season 2015!  #TJW

Please find the link to register for NetSetGo with Joeys in 2015 below. The program will run for Term 2 on Monday nights from 4.45pm to 5.45pm at the club, and is designed for 5-8 year olds. Kirsten Hood will be overseeing the program.
The fee to participate is $47.
Payment can be made by credit card by completing the attached payment summary and returning to me by email or alternatively we’ll set up a time that we can accept cash, cheque or EFT payments at the club (date tbc).
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Fiona Threlfall
Junior Netball Co-ordinator

Good luck to Joeys A Grade netball players Molly Jovic and Georgette Paatsch at the U/21 National Championship in Brisbane this week. Molly will be playing in the Victorian team and Georgette will be representing NT. #TJW

Thanks to those who have already registered. If not please do so by Thursday 12th March as teams will be generated over the following weekend.

If you could assist this process by checking that you have included your child’s school in their online details. Coaches will then be appointed and make contact with you regarding training,  by the end of March.


Worth reading! #TJW

Please note that Under 14 training will now commence at 4.30pm and conclude at approximately 5.45pm. Training venue and days  (Tuesday and Thursday) remain the same.
 Kieran Whelan
Hi all Joeys juniors
We are once again running the NetSetGo program for 5-8 year olds at the Club, Hilltop St, Herne Hill.



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St Joeys FNC are delighted to welcome on board for the 2015 season Stockdale and Leggo South Barwon Real Estate.

stockdale logoJan, Laura and David offer a full range of real estate services and are based in High St. Belmont, just up from the ANZ Bank.


So, if you have any needs relating to Real Estate, please contact the team from Stockdale and Leggo South Barwon.

Portelli PaintingPortelli Painting has come on board as a major sponsor via their long association with Director of Coaching and Development, Nick Maxwell.

Portelli Painters & Decorators are high quality specialists in the painting industry. Their  highly trained and experienced painters apply quality finishes that exceed the demands of commercial, residential and industrial builders and contracts, big or small. They  guarantee all  work and customer satisfaction. They are fully insured with public liability and all tradesmen have OHS white cards.

Contact Portelli Painting on ……    0393105093   email

We welcome Portelli Painting to our Joeys community.

We’re pleased to announce the following junior coaching appointments for 2015 (see below). We’re continuing to work on our Tuesday and Friday night coaches, and will finalise these appointments when we have a better understanding of the number of teams. As previously advised, the U/11s will be overseen by Kirsten Hood.
A reminder that training starts for 13s at 4.30pm and 15s at 5.30pm this Thursday. 17s continues as per last week, Thursday at 6.30pm. 11s training tbc.
Save the date – Registration Day at the club, Sunday 22 February, details to follow.


Under 16’s

Training will commence at 4.15pm on Wednesday 4th Feb at Carey Oval. Training should conclude at 5.30pm. We hope to see as many of the players as possible at training however we do understand that at this time of the year, many of the players have other commitments.

Under 14’s

We are happy to announce that Russell Scott has been appointed coach of the under 14 A’s team. Training will commence at 4.15pm on Tuesday 10th Feb at Carey Oval however this may change due to the availability of this oval. Any changes will be published on this website. Any parent help at training would be greatly appreciated.



This year AFL Barwon has introduced a new way of registering players. Parents have the opportunity to register players online.  All football club members (any player who was registered last year) will receive an email early next week that will take you to the online registration form.

Alternatively parents and players can choose to attend our combined Little League, Junior Football and Junior Netball Registration Day on SUNDAY 22ND FEB at Drew Reserve from 10.00 – 3.00pm. Apparel will also be able to be ordered on this day. This option may be easier for families.

Over the last 3 months the team has done a power of work bringing in the recruits
required to go from Preliminary finalists to Premiers, as well as training and guiding
the players through the pre-season.
With this in mind, rather than putting our hand out for money, we have found an
innovative way to raise some whilst also having a bit of fun.
Nick Maxwell is running and launching Joey’s Powerball from the first week in
Each entrant pays $20 per week for the year (52 weeks) and in turn receives a number
from 1 to 50 that is their number for the year.
Every week there is a Powerball draw and 1 winner takes home $500 cash. There is no
limit to how many times you can win – it’s the luck of the draw.
All in all, this will help the club raise over $20,000.

All entrants will be set up with wire transfers to an account each week so we do not
have to chase people for their money (as you would imagine this would be very
The draw takes place Wednesday night during the pre-season and Thursday night during
the season.
All draws will be witnessed and an email will be sent to the group of 50 entrants
every Friday with the winner. The money will be transferred to their account as well.
The players have got behind this and have already contributed to over 20 places in
the draw. We need to fill the remaining 30 odd spots in the next week.
Please email Nick – – if you wish to take part.

We are well underway with planning for 2015.

Please complete the form attached to indicate your interest in playing with Joeys next year and return to by 15 January 2015. We are also providing some information regarding training below. We’re taking a different approach this year in an attempt to give coaches more time to get to know players, and make decisions about team selection. We’re also implementing a different training format in an attempt to see all teams training at the club in 2015.
Please feel free to pass this onto anyone you think may be interested in playing with Joeys in 2015.
Training will commence on Thursday 29 January at 6.30pm at the Club, and will be held in conjunction with the Senior netballers.
Grading nights are yet to be confirmed. We anticipate training will be on Thursday nights.
13s and 15s
The following schedule is set out for these age groups:



Age group


Age group


Thursday 5th Feb


U13’s – All

4.30 – 5.30pm

U15’s – All

5.30 – 6.30pm

Thursday 12th Feb


U13’s – All

4.30 – 5.30pm

U15’s – All

5.30 – 6.30pm

Thursday 19th Feb


U13’s – All

4.30 – 5.30pm

U15’s – All

5.30 – 6.30pm

Thursday 26th Feb


U13’s – All

4.30 – 5.30pm

U15’s – All

5.30 – 6.30pm

Thursday 5th March


U13’s – All

4.00 – 5.30pm

U15’s – All

5.15 – 6.45pm

Thursday 12th March


U13’s – All

4.00 – 5.30pm

U15’s – All

5.15 – 6.45pm

From Wednesday 18th March

Team training

13s Friday night teams

Time tbc

15s Friday night teams

Time tbc

From Thursday 19th March

Team training

13s Saturday teams

Time tbc 

15s Saturday teams

Time tbc

The split between Wednesday and Thursday nights is based on training 2 nights prior to playing, and to ensure all teams will be training at the club.
We’re pleased to announce that our 11s will be coached by Kirsten Hood, experienced Joeys coach, A Grade premiership player and Life Member of the Club.
Training night and date to commence is to be confirmed.
Competition is Tuesday nights at Kardinia Park.
Please let me know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you all in 2015.
Fiona Threlfall
Junior Netball Co-ordinator
0417 485457

u14 2014 premiersSt Joseph’s               8.7 55

Newtown & Chilwell    2.7.19

Goals:  S Torpy 2, B Edwards, A Humphrey, P DeGrandi, J Mullen, X Harrison, O Lewry

Best: A Humphrey, C Dwyer, F Murray, X Harrison, S Torpy, S Walsh


Team Members: S Torpy, B Edwards, A Humphrey, P DeGrandi, J Mullen, X Harrison, O Lewry, C Dwyer, F Murray, S Walsh, J Clark, A Gras, M Witherden, B Jaska, L Antonac, Z Mongelli, L Dumont, A Knight, C Taylor, F Wilson, R Birthisel, H Keane, C Irwin, W Combridge





U12  Leaping JoeysCongratulations to our  u/12 Leaping Joeys side who, on Friday night, won the Newtown Little League Grand Final.

Cyber Safety


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RK kelly ad

nets behind goals

P1330103Breaking News – We have recently been successful in obtaining a grant from the City which will allow us to provide additional shelters at our new netball courts. The SJFNC would again like to acknowledge the great support we receive from our ward councillor, Stretch Kontelj and the City of Greater Geelong.

Paul West Joins Baveras Brasserie

We are excited to announce that Paul West, local legend, formerly the face of the Gold Diggers Arms, has now joined the team at Baveras Brasserie, as restaurant manager.



The Club has recently received advice that we have been successful in our submissions for grant funds, to install a Safety Net behind the goals at the cemetery end of Drew Reserve.

Submissions to both AFL Barwon and Geelong Connected Communities were made and both have seen fit to offer $5,000 towards our project.

This will allow us to address a significant safety issue as well as assist with football training activities.