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ANOTHER BLOODY LADIES LUNCH!

Welcome to season 2014. My name is Brigitte Duclos and I am one of you – a mother of a Bloods player (U15s). This year I’m taking a turn on the junior footy committee and am spear heading something I am passionate about: getting the mothers more involved with the club – and more connected to each other. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

REVISED COMMUNITY CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE:

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TRAINING CONTINUES – contact your Team Manager for details and to determine if there is training for your team during the school holidays:

U8, U9, U10

U11

U12RED

U12WHITE

U13

U14

U15

U16

GIRLS ONLY FOOTBALL TEAMS!

Starting this season, The Bloods will introduce 1 or more girls-only football teams – and we’re calling for any/all girls aged 9+ who love footy to make contact. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

CLICK HERE FOR 2014 WELCOME PACK / FAQs / WELCOME LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT:

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CLICK HERE FOR PARKING PERMIT APPLICATION – REMEMBER TO ATTACH A PRINT OUT OF YOUR REGISTRATION RECEIPT:

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2013 PREMIERS!

Sunday was a historic day for the club – U14 Whites and U14 Reds won the flags!

In a historic day for South Melbourne Districts we saw both our Under 14 Reds and Under 14 Whites take out the Division 4 and 2 premierships. Both teams field long standing junior footballers who, after coming through the Under 9 ranks finally got their dream of playing finals footy. And what a great day it was to be!

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U14 REDS – 2013 PREMIERS!

The day started out with the Div 4 Reds taking on their season rivals East Sandringham. The game started similarly to their last Home & Away defeat with South inaccurate in front of goals before Julian Musco snapped a beauty to put the boys up 12 points at quarter time. The team spirit and work ethic was high and the boys didn’t let up on the pressure kicking four goals to one in the second quarter. Coach Jeremy kept the boys focused on the job and despite losing their outstanding ruckman, and captain, Charlie Thompson with a leg injury, they were able to maintain their convincing half time lead to run out 32 point winners. It was a great team effort with some notable performances from Blaise who starred in Charlie’s absence in the ruck, Jono Green bagging another two goals to record a staggering 53 goals for the season, and best on ground medallist, Malachy Asmah-Brown. Final scores:

SOUTH MELBOURNE RED 7.13 (55) def EAST SANDRINGHAM 3.5 (23)

Congratulations to 1st year (and now Premiership) Coach Jeremy Ratcliffe, long time Team Manager Jennifer Commerford and all the Players and Parents.

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U14 WHITES – 2013 PREMIERS!

Out to avenge their 2nd semi final loss to Prahran, the Bloods got off to cracking start with Izzy Huntington, in her final game for our club, kicking the first goal of the match in the first 30 seconds. The players were inspired to kick another three goals into the wind playing confident, courageous footy. The second quarter was a tighter contest but a handy break at half time saw Coach Gary calmly address the players and challenge them to win the second half. And what a winning second half it was with the Bloods piling on another 8 goals to 1 for a comprehensive 79 point smashing to claim the flag.

A true team effort with every player contributing to a deserved end to an outstanding season. Some notable performances from Max Capp with a game high 4 goals, Co-Captain Tom Murphy adding another 2 goals to easily finish the competition highest goal scorer for the season, and our talented on-ball group Ben Wardle, Matty March, Zephyr Howson, Zach Patrick and best on ground medalist Harry Gustin, who together worked so hard all day. Final scores:

SOUTH MELBOURNE WHITE 14.12 (96) def PRAHRAN 2.5 (17)

Congratulations to Premiership Coach Gary March, and Team Manager Elaine Stewart, Terrie Palmer and the Players and Parents.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE U9 REDS AND U10 REDS – LIGHTNING PREMIERS 2013!!

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In a generous new initiative to help the Club reach its fundraising target, Directors and Major Sponsors, John Holdsworth and Greg Hocking of Greg Hocking Holdsworth Real Estate in Albert Park, have announced they will donate to the Club 5% of every commission earned on sales of homes of SMDSC families and friends.

Here’s a way you can help the Club to reach its fundraising target!

If you’re considering selling your home … and would like a FREE consultation to discuss the possibilities, call Director John Holdsworth on 0417 318 271 … and remember to mention your involvement or connection with the Districts!


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The SMDSC is thrilled to announce that Podium Sports is a new silver sponsor for the 2013 season. Podium Sports is an SMDSC family-owned sports store chain dedicated to supplying leading sporting and training brands in apparel, footwear and equipment.

To celebrate this occasion, Podium Sports are pleased to offer an exclusive discount of 20% on Adidas football boots plus a soft ball or football socks, to all SMDSC family and friends.

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This exclusive offer is valid until 30th April 2013.

To claim your special offer click here. Simply present the coupon in store before April 30th 2013.

Podium Sport South Wharf DFO South Wharf Basement – Shop 104, 20 Convention centre Place, South Wharf, VIC 3006



Any general club queries please email Scott Murphy, club secretary at secretary.juniorfooty@smdsc.com.au or Registration queries please email Bronwen Slater, club registrar at registrar.juniorfooty@smdsc.com.au.


Congratulations to the U14 Premiers in 2012…..

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Stomachs churned with anxiety and parents paced up and down, as a thriller played out at Le Page Park’s smallest ground where District’s undefeated record for the season was significantly challenged when Hampton snatched the lead for two quarters. In a resounding and thrilling last quarter, the lead see-sawed twice with only minutes to go. With true spirit, the Bloods dug deep and found what it takes, running out two goal winners. It was an exciting and fantastic game of footy to watch.

Congratulations to Coach Brendan Maloney for his years of devotion and hard work with the boys; to Assistant Coach, David O’Connell; to Team Manager, Carmel Benson; and to all the parents and Club supporters who came along to make it a great day. It was a fitting culmination to Season 2012.

For a full match report, see the August 28 eNews with Fixtures & Results….and Cheer Cheer the Red and the White with the boys as they sing the winning song with great gusto!

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