Little Desert (B Group) AFL 9’s Football – Year 7

Little Desert (Group B) AFL 9’s Football Year 7

Thursday 8th June, 2017

Dudley Cornell Park, Horsham

Murtoa College vs Dimboola Memorial Secondary College

Year 7 Boys AFL 9’s Football Team 2017

Paddy Rabl, Brazer McKenzie, Darcy Keel, Lachie Weidemann, Deacan Campbell, Fraser Adler, Lloyd Baker, Blake Downer, Tuskan McAlpine, Jordan Sayers

The nine boys that travelled to Dudley Cornell park were quite pleased that Dimboola were able to field a team so they could at least, play one game together in 2017. With a slight breeze and sunshine, it was a tremendous day for football. The students from both teams really enjoyed the contest, with a couple of Murtoa students offering to play for Dimboola to even up the sides.

The first quarter was a very tight struggle, with Lachlan Weidemann kicking Dimboola’s first goal of the game. He played for Dimoola until Deacan hurt his ankle, and then he returned to the Murtoa side.

After the first quarter, Murtoa was able to kick away with a majority of the students having a shot on goal. Tuskan was amazing up forward, kicking 4 goals in one quarter.

Lachlan Weidemann was terrific, providing a great link up through the middle and using his skills to hurt the opposition. Blake Downer was incredible in the backline, rebounding consistently and constantly showing great sportsmanship towards both Murtoa and Dimboola students. Blake received the MVP award for his positive enthusiasm and effort on the day.  I was so happy with the spirit shown by the Murtoa students and the enjoyment they received from playing with their friends.

End result:

Murtoa 8 goals 16 points
Dimboola 3 goals 5 points

Best players: Blake, Lachlan & Tuskan

Nathan Sachse (coach)

Year 8 Football AFL 9’s (Group B Little Desert Division)


Murtoa College (14) vs Holy Trinity Lutheran College (50)

Murtoa College (63) vs Warracknabeal Secondary College (8)

Murtoa College (38) vs Dimboola Memorial Secondary College (25)

The lads won two out of their three games. Each of the three games had three 10 minute ‘quarters’, and with modified teams and grounds.

We started slowly against the Lutheran College with zero goals to five in the first quarter. We won the second quarter and were competitive in the last term, but ultimately went down to the classy outfit. Rhys and Billy kicked a goal each in that game.

Our boys dominated the match against Warracknabeal, winning every quarter and keeping them to one goal. Bailey kicked five goals, Brayden two, and Rupert and Billy with one each in the big win.

We had a closer game against Dimboola, losing the first quarter, evening it up in the second, then running away with the win in the last term. Our five goals were shared around, with Rhys, Billy, Brayden, Rhyce, and Nic kicking one each.

The boys enjoyed the day and played well as a team. They shared the roles around the ground with everyone getting a run in their preferred position. Well done to Billy, Ben and Rupert who filled in for a quarter each for Dimboola who were a player short (with Billy kicking a goal against us!). Bailey Young was awarded best-on-ground for the day with a good showing of goals, tackling, and running all day. All of the boys played well and fulfilled their role in the team. Good job boys!

Mr Shaun Williams.



Horsham Demons – 19 defeated Burras Black – 11

This week our little u’12’s girls had 4 very consistent quarters of netball. The players and spectators are all seeing improvements in play every week. There were some great goal scoring opportunities & lots of hard work in getting turnovers and moving the ball down the court. The girls are working out what their favourite positions are on court and having lots of fun trying on different bibs and working with their team mates. Best on court this week went to double trouble Ruby and Lily Wilson who played their hearts out in different positions nearly every quarter. The incentive award went to Clare Whyte for her consistent ability in shooting goals and her improvement in working the ball in the goal circle. These girls will definitely be ones to watch on the coming years.


 The girls played a very fast paced game on Saturday against the Shooting Stars. Each week the girls are showing improvement and adapting to new positions. The end score Burra’s losing 4 to Shooting Stars 9.  Well done to Zoe and Leteshya who won the encouragement awards.

Jess Whyte – 0428 847 381 MMFNC JUNIOR COORDINATOR


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Congratulations Maddi Morgan for winning the Wimmera League/Blue Ribbon Spirit of Netball Award

Thank you to all that helped get pies underway in kitchen Thursday night & get them served to the kids, many hands make light work.

Thanks to Gavin Young for organising Craig Jackson to come & chat to kids, much appreciated

Thank you to Michael & Jo Warrick for coming & doing our team photos on Saturday, again it was all run smoothly


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Yr 9/10 Boys Football

AFL 9s – Adam Goodes Shield Monday 15th May – Dudley Cornell Park, Horsham

A fine day for football was had as the 9/10 boys played modified version of Football. (9 per side, 10minute half)

The Murtoa boys dominated in the round robin stage conceding just 9 points in 5 games! Unfortunately they came up against a slick Warracknabeal unit in the final who benefited from a number bench players – our boys had no bench and battled it out, but fatigue across all games probably cost them an outright win.
A great effort boys! Hope you enjoyed the day  ~Mr.Argall

Round robin results:

Murtoa 30 def. Holy Trinity 6

Murtoa 34 def. Edenhope 1

Murtoa 55 def. St Brigid’s B 0

Murtoa 39 def. Dimboola 2

Murtoa 52 def. St. Brigid’s A 0


Warracknabeal 29 def. Murtoa 2

Back: Jordan Weyburg, Jake Little, Jordan Delahunty, Tom Dunlop, Logan Petering, Blake Turner, Cody Bell

Front: Jack Pidgeon, Caleb Hatcher

Best Player votes:      

Jordan Delahunty 15

Cody Bell 8

Jordan Weyburg 7

Logan Petering 5

Blake Turner 2

Jack Pidgeon 2

Top goal kicker:

Jack Pidgeon (16 goals) Best Player for the day:

 Jordan Delahunty



This week saw Minyip Murtoa travel the Western Highway to Ararat, where Ararat did not disappoint with the cold weather!!!  Some good wins from a few of our teams, with a few losses to the sleek Ararat Rats, Saturday 27th May the Burras host Stawell at Murtoa, there should be some super games throughout the day




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5.00pm – 6.00pm

Under 12’s

Under 14’s

Under 17’s



A really solid effort from our under 14’s finished with the Burra Boys kicking 2 goals to 9 against Ararat. Best players included Bailey Young, Rhys Pidgeon and Lachlan Drum.  All the boys contributed and it showed a lot of character to outscore the talented Rats in the last quarter. We are looking forward to taking on Stawell next week.


An under manned Burras line-up travelled down the highway to Alexandra Oval to take on the Ararat Rats. The boys started slowly but played some great patches of football in the 2nd quarter, which saw Aaron McQueen slot a goal from 50m! Although eventually outclassed by the strong Ararat team, the boys’ effort was fantastic and the improvement is noticeable through the first 4 rounds. We look forward to another great challenge against Stawell on Saturday at Murtoa.

BEST PLAYERS:     Mat Spalding       – Schiers

Jordan Weyberg  – Wimpak

Cody Bell            – K & J Baker

Dom Hateley

Hayden Farlow


Under 13’s  –  4.00pm – 5.00pm   @ STADIUM

Under 15’s – 5.00pm – 6.00pm     @ STADIUM

UNDER 17’S  – 5.00pm – 6.00pm   @ NETBALL COURTS


13 and Under

Minyip Murtoa 16 defeated Ararat 6

Best players for MM: 1st – Jenna McCALLUM,

2nd – Finley GOODIN

Achievement Award – Caitlin FUNCKE

Game review:  Although the girls were on a very wet and slippery court the Minyip Murtoa team started strongly with good passages of play.  Great shooting from Bella Powell and Annie Robbins helped the team to a 10 goal lead at quarter time.  With the large lead it gave the team an opportunity for players to try different positions and all did extremely well.  Another excellent win.

15 and Under

Minyip Murtoa 7 defeated by Ararat 71

Best players for MM: 1st – Jessie DELAHUNTY

2nd –  Mackenzie GOODIN

Achievement Award – Breanna BELL


Game review: It was always going to be a very big task for the Minyip Murtoa team to play against a physically stronger and well-polished Ararat side.  Although the score line was tipping heavily, there were some excellent passages of play from the Minyip Murtoa side in all quarters.  With limited scoring opportunities Jessie Delahunty and Cleo Baker converted well with both girls shooting +80%.

Lots of positives to take from this match.

17 and under

Ararat 42 defeated Burras 28

The girls again put up a fight and a half but were beaten by a well-drilled side. Promising signs were seen throughout the game though with some brilliant passages of play from the centre and defence down to the attacking end. Captain Maddi led by example, well supported by the defensive and midcourt.

Awards: Maddi Morgan, Serena Hateley, Courtney Campbell


Burra Blue played a competitive game against Kalkee on Saturday. Everyone showed improvement in areas of their game and there were some great passages of play especially from Mikeala Wright and Bella Noonan. Girls only losing the game during the last quarter but showed determination and kept trying until the end. Another fantastic team effort.

Encouragement award went to Mikaela Wright.

Jess Whyte – 0428847381 MMFNC JUNIOR COORDINATOR

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Years 5/6 Birchip ‘Lighting Premiership”

Congratulation to our years 5 and 6 students who travelled to Birchip on Friday May 12 to compete in ‘Lighting Premiership’! They played both football and netball in the combined Dunmunkle Cluster teams. This year we sent 2 football teams, a grade 5 and a grade 6 team along with 1 netball team. All 3 football and netball teams competed well on the day and represented the college with commitment and enthusiasm. The grade 6 Dunmunkle Football team won the premiership and will now represent Black Ranges at the Greater Western Region competition next week in Stawell. Thank you and well done to all staff, Mrs Noonan, Mr Sachse and Mrs Crawford as well as the parent supporters for a great day. Also, a special mention to MacKenzie Goodin, Shanara Phillips, Cody Bell and Logan Petering for umpiring Netball and Football games on the day.


Last weekend was the bye round for the Football and Netball players at the local level. It was the inter-league round! I would like to congratulate the following student on representing their respective leagues.


Jordan Delahunty             Wimmera League

Seb Relouw                        HDFL

David Horvat                      HDFL


Maddi Morgan                  Wimmera League

Bridget Drum                     Wimmera League

Girls Football

Friday 12th May, 2017

Coughlin Park & Horsham College Oval

Senior Girls with Mr Shaun Bray


On Friday 12th May, twelve girls travelled to Coughlin Park in Horsham to represent Murtoa College

in girls football. The girls were excited but they knew it would be difficult to win the day because of

strong opposition and a draw that had them playing all four games back-to-back with no breaks.

They ended up winning one game out of four but the effort they showed was amazing.

Murtoa College SENIOR Girls Footy Results

Murtoa v St Brigid’s                            10 – 60

Best: Courtney and Eadie

Murtoa v Marian 2                              7 – 3

Best: Montana Petering

Murtoa v Marian 1                              3 – 18

Best: Bonnie and Eadie

Murtoa v Ararat                                    2 – 84

Best: Evie and Eadie


Player Profiles

Eadie Garth – Lindsay: Ended up rucking most of the day and was our best player. Every time she got the ball, she found a way to get it into our forward line. Most similar AFL player: Mark Blicavs.

Bonnie Delahunty: Spent all day in the center with not breaks. Won a lot of contested ball and was our most consistent player. Most similar AFL player: Tom Liberatore

Courtney Campbell: Our only goal scorer for the day with two goals. Broke away from the packs with speed and created opportunities for our forwards. Most similar AFL player: Tom Papley/Caleb Daniel

Montana Petering: Started the first game forward but was moved into defence quickly. Intercepted everything that came her way and rebounded well. Most similar AFL player: Elliot Yeo

Cassie Dunlop: Started at full forward but it wasn’t coming down there much so she was moved to full back. Took numerous goal saving marks. Most similar AFL player: Harry Taylor

Evie Bolwell-Combe: One of two Year 9’s who played under age. Played in the center for the last half of the last game and was arguably best on ground. Most similar AFL player: Jack Ziebell

Breeannan Rundell: The other of two Year 9’s who played under age. Spent most of the day down back with stints in the middle. Tackled strongly all day and laid a bone crunching hip and shoulder. Most similar AFL player: Nathan Jones

Charlotte Newell: Debutant to girls football and played forward all day. Unfortunately, the ball did not come down there very often so she didn’t get many opportunities to kick a goal. Most similar AFL player: Ben Lennon

Amy Stehn: Was playing really well in defence until she hurt her knee and ankle in a tackle in the second game. She did not take any further part after that. We hope she recovers quickly. Most similar AFL player: Matthew Boyd.

Bailey Cox: Played everywhere on ground and ran really hard all day. Her tackling was a highlight. Most similar AFL player: Jarrod Mcveigh

Ellen Huebner: Played up forward all day and unfortunately it didn’t come down there as much as she would have liked. Most similar AFL player: Josh Green

Alayna Toporzisek: Started the day in the ruck but ended up playing the rest of the day as a key forward. Contested really well in the air. Most similar AFL player: Travis Cloke.

Junior Girls with Bailey Young and Brayden Webb

It was a beautiful day for Girls Footy at Horsham last Friday. Coached by Bailey Young and Brayden Webb, the girls took a little time to grow accustomed to this game, their positions and how to play. Without an interchange, the girls did a great job playing six almost back to back 24 minute games.


Kirah Smith and Montana Pickering rose to the occasion and ran all day, spending most of the time at the bottom of packs. Emily Hotker, Nikita James, Sim Singh Bronte Kerrins and Alyssa Whyte spent most of their time in the forward line and battled hard for the scores they achieved as a team. Rhiannon Oxley, Breanna Bell, Annie Robbins, Courtney Mathrick and Lottie Loats were solid in defence and made some great tackles and restricted the score lines from being heavier defeats.


Kirah Smith was awarded ‘Player of the Day’ for Murtoa due to her determined running, hard tackling, and keeping team morale up in the face of stiff competition.

They all returned to school sore, tired, and happy with their day. Well done to the girls for their efforts against tough opposition!

Murtoa College Junior Girls Footy Results


Murtoa v Marian 1                              00 – 42

Best: Kirah, Breanna & Montana

Murtoa v Lutheran                             19 – 26

Best: Kirah, Montana & Alyssa

Murtoa v St Brigid’s 2                        27 – 16

Best: Kirah, Bronte & Montana

Murtoa v St Brigid’s 1                        00 – 96

Best: Breanna, Kirah & Rhiannon

Murtoa v Marian 2                              21 – 14

Best: Bronte, Rhiannon & Breanna

Murtoa v Horsham                              00 – 52

Best: Montana, Breanna & Courtney

HUGE THANKS to Brayden Webb and Bailey Young for coaching the girls so well during the day. They were fantastic and very professional in their job. To Jenny Downer for coming in early to tape the girls up before we left and to Mel Boschen for taking us over and back in his lovely bus and helping when needed for emergencies.