u10 team report – 2012 - Caulfield Bears

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ANNUAL REPORT


Caulfield Bears


Junior Football Club






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Contents

President’s Report…………………………………
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Treasurer’s Report………………………………………………
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6

Statement of Income
& Expenditure………………………………………………………………………………Page
7

Auskick Report
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U9 Grizzly Report………………………………………………………………………………………………
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9

U10 Team Report……………………………………………
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10

U11 Team
Report…………………………………………
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11

U1
2

Team Report……………………………………………
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12

U1
3

Team Report…………………………………………
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13

U14

Team Report…………………………………………………
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14

U15 Team Report……
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age 16

U16
Team

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President’s Report



Season 2012 saw us grow to 9 teams at Koornang Park. The playing surface is now perfect for footy & the envy of
the league.

The Seniors have returned to Koornang Park with the
intension to remain permanently. The League also went
through some changes, with an independent board created and a name change to the South Metro Junior Football
League (SMJFL).

We continue to reinforce the standards that have been set in the past, with a
ll that are involved with the club, and
make a priority of the way we behave. This, above all else creates an atmosphere that draws people in the local
community to the Bears.

There are a number of challenges ahead of the CBJFC, including the growing pains

associated with getting
additional teams on the park each year, as well as the need to raise funds to support that growth.


The club has many great achievements over season 2012 and in no particular order are as follows:

Over 200 junior players being able

to participate in their chosen sport.




150+ Auskick registrations



9 under age teams playing for CBJFC (up from 8 in 2011)



2 under age Premierships in U 13s and U16s



1 Lightning Premiership in U9s



2 Bears players, Nick Edwards and Theo Thompson were select
ed for the U15 SSAFC against teams from
all over the country. Theo was then selected in the Australian U15 Representative team.



The Bears Community each year participates in fundraising to generate awareness and funds for a charity.
This year the club ran
a Fathers Footy Charity game which raised in excess of $8000.00 in support of
Challenge. Thanks must go to Jon Edgar for co
-
ordinating the night. Apart from a couple of broken ribs,
and a number of ice baths required, a good night was had by all.



6 players

nominated for League Best
&

Fairest, all players finished in the top three of their division’s vote
count, with Ollie Lord (U11)
&
Sean Gunning (U16) winning the Best & Fairest awards.


I would also like to recogni
z
e & wholeheartedly thank many people for
their individual contributions throughout the
season. Firstly
, 1

thank all Team Coaches
&
Team Managers who make a regular commitment to deliver the
football program to each of our teams
-

these people are:


Team

Team Coach

Team Mana
g
er

Team

Team Coach

Team Mana
g
er

U9 Polar

Andrew Beet


Asst: Tim Nichols

Matt Cooper

U9 Grizzly

Jon Edgar

Asst: John Theofilopoulos

John Boglis

U10

Mauro Affinita

Asst: Peter Manakis

Amanda Beet

U11

Simon Anderson

Asst: Sam Kirkham

Peter Stamp
Kathy
Lord

U12

Rod Grace

Asst: Ross Rennick

Martin Fester

U13

Steve Answerth

Asst: Michael Dickson

Chris Di Stasio

U14

David Christiansen
Asst: Peter Manakis

Mick Holmstrom

U15

Gary Birrell

Asst: Noel Macdonald

Jo Burnell

U16

Tony

Nilsson


Asst: Wayne Short

Jim Malady






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Each team is also supported by many people who take on a variety of roles (such as first
-
aid, goal/boundary umpire, runner,
umpires escort, etc)
-

these people are too many in number to name individually

but their contributions are very much appreciated
and have been duly recognised at team presentations.



There were many other people whom assisted our club in performing its various functions namely:



Our club’s bar was superbly supported by
Simon Anderso
n
and
Ross Rennick,
who always ensured
the bar was well
-
stocked for our social gatherings.



Andrew Clarke
who co
-
ordinated the production of our weekly newsletter
“The Bear Facts".



Chris Thompson
who co
-
ordinated the Medical Trainers. He also was an
additional Sports trainer on duty
for the duration of the playing day in 2012. Chris undertook this role for the Bears and was of great
assistance to the team trainers every Sunday.



Jon Edgar
who took on the role of Coaching Co
-
ordinator and oversaw the co
aching aspect of our teams.



Peter Stamp and Christina Welsford
who performed the role/s of Registrar



Simone,
our canteen manager has done a great job juggling dim sims, hot dogs, chips, chocolates on very
long Sundays.



David Cannizzo
(SMJFL CEO) &
Adam Sparrow
(SMJFL Operations manager) and the SMJFL Board
for their efforts in managing the largest junior sporting competition in the SE Melbourne.



We receive great support from the Glen Eira council and I extend our club’s gratitude to
Belinda Griffith
s
(Recreation Facilities Co
-
ordinator).

Sponsors.


Thanks to
Damian Fraser
this year for managing the sponsors in season 2012. This year Damian has managed to grow our
sponsorship income yet again.

Sponsors are vital to the club and its ongoing financial
stability. Therefore it is important that we recognise all of the 2012 Bears
sponsors.


Alfresco
Café

Barry Gardiner Meats

1:1 Architects

Aitken Lawyers and Advisors

Aluminium Industries

of


Australia

B&A Motor Body Repairs

Big
gin & Scott


Graeme

Callan

Business Spectator

Impact Digital

Insurance Solutions

Markat Finance

Ormond Dental

Thompson & Thompson
-

Barrister and Solicitors

Tri Nature
-

Life Style






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The committee were committed and focussed this year.


I sincerely thank:




Chris Welsford
(Club Treasurer) who superbly managed the accounting functions of our club as well as merchandise
and deservedly received the
Most Valuable Club Person 2012
award.



Ross Rennick.
(Vice President) was vital in helping the new President underst
and his roles and responsibilities as well
as attend many of the league meetings. As well as Assistant Coach to the U12s,



Lyn Macdonald
(Secretary) Once again Lyn performed the role with excellence. Lyn knows all the deadlines for
council, SMJFL and perfor
med a myriad of other tasks that
kept the club on the park. With
out Lyn’s diligence and
patience I am sure the Bears year would not have run as smoothly as it did.



Simon Anderson.
Coach again this year. Simon was also available to pack up the rooms after
the last game on
Sundays, fill the fridges, move furniture and do anything that is required. Also handy with a ladder and hammer
whenever called upon.



Larissa Casamento
As well as Auskick Administration co
-
ordinator, did everything asked with a minimum



of
fuss and some new perspective



Sam Kirkham.
Assistant Coach this year and was more than happy to do any running around that was needed during
the year. It has been mentioned earlier, however the amount of time put into Challenge Fund Raising was huge. Sam
h
as now been instrumental in raising over $20,000 over the last few seasons. The Bears have a strong community
focus and Sam’s commitment to this on behalf of the bears committee was outstanding.



Jon Edgar.
Jumped into the role of Coaching coordinator this
year, also taking on the U9 Grizzlies as coach, and
running the very successful Charity Footy match.



Damian Fraser.
Sponsorship Coordinator, and again this year did an incredible job , bringing more new businesses to
the Bears

That was the year 2012. The c
lub continues to grow which brings it own set of challenges. I am sure the committee moving into
2013 will be on track to ensure that the CBJFC will continue to be an institution relevant to parents and children wishing to

be
involved in junior sport.


Jas
on Woods

President


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Treasurer’s Report 2012


I advise that for the year 1 Oct 2011 to 30 Sep 2012 we traded with a profit of $2706.70.

Unfortunately our profit was $5960.20 lower than last year, which was largely due to the limited number of family nights
held due
to ongoing liquor license issues.

Our income and expenditure were both higher than last year. Income was $2711 higher and expenditure was up $8671 higher for
said period.

Our bank balance at 30 September was $45086.92 and we had approx. $16,000.00

of merchandise in stock in preparation for
2013 season.


The notable revenue increases were :

1.

Player registration fees up $5680. We had 204 registered players and increased fees by $15 per player to cover the
leagues $10 fee per player and increased
running costs

2.

Sponsorship was $2300 higher thanks to the efforts of Damian Fraser.

The notable expense variants were:

1.

Our most significant loss was in relation to the bar due to our liquor licencing problems. Our takings were almost $7000
lower than last y
ear. Our kitchen (family nights) takings we also lower.

2.

Communications/website
-

The club launched a new website this year.

3.

SMJFL fees are higher due to fielding an extra team for season 2012.

As at 30 September 20011, an amount of $467 is due as accounts
receivable, (cash receipts in relation to Challenge charity night
not yet banked). $15008.48 is due out of our account as accounts payable, (including Challenge Charity, Trophies and
Photos).These figures have been included in all reports attached.

Our Sta
tement of Income & Expenditure for the 2011/2012 trading period follows.


Christina Welsford

Treasurer


Income

Cash banked 31/7




$8201


Silent auction paid into CBJFC account


$ 150

Reimbursement for Champagne


$ 102

(banked 30/09)

Chq for silent
auction banked to CBJFC


$ 220

(banked 30/09)

Cash for silent auction banked to CBJFC


$ 145

(banked 30/09)

Pies purchased by CBJFC



$ 144







$8962


Expenses

Bar and canteen stock




$ 970

Pies






Donated

Glass Hire





Paid from CBJFC charity fund
($31.60)

Bridge Road Prom
o
tions




Paid
from CBJFC charity fund (334.40)







$ 970


C
heque

to be raised by CBJFC to Challenge for
(8962


970) $7992

Money outstanding from auction items of $545 will be passed to Challenge once received by CBJFC.

Total m
oney raised = $7992 + $545 = $8537
























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S
tatement of Income and Expenditure for 2011/2012 Trading Period









Income





2010/2011


2011/2012









Player Registration Fees



28,070.00


33,750.00

Auskick Registration Fees



3,228.00


2,440.00

Auskick Fundraising






1,606.00

Bar





9,256.00


2,071.30

Canteen





17,188.00


19,990.42

Kitchen





7,215.00


4,651.48

Grants/Donations




1,669.00


1,914.77

Sponsorship




8,000.00


10,300.00

Sponsorship
-

bags




2,920.00


310.00

Photos





2,125.00


2,288.50

Merchandise




6,261.00


3,425.15

Charity
-

Challenge




85.00


8,818.00

Charity Fund




1,000.00



AFL Distribution







Fundraising




3,197.00


1,327.00

Fundraising
-

Etihad tickets



935.00



Sale of Footy Jumpers





1,860.00

Miscellaneous




920.00


11.48

Interest





76.00


91.67

Total Income




92,145.00


94,855.77









Expenditure















Auskick





3,171.00


2,873.98

Bar





6,554.00


4,965.21

Canteen (incl wages)




11,099.00


12,971.92

Canteen capital expenses



2,221.10


322.55

Kitchen





3,532.00


1,434.64

Communications/Website etc



3,121.00


4,794.66

Football Operations




8,971.00


10,379.29

Merchandise




15,307.00


12,934.05

MSJFL Affiliation Fees



9,373.00


12,932.94

Trophies





3,200.00


4,119.05

City of Glen Eira (ground and pavilion fees)


5,181.00


5,394.17

First Aid (supplies, accreditation)


761.00


651.20

First Aid (game day sports trainer)


2,248.00


2,465.00

Photos





1,599.00


2,509.00

Bank Charges




18.00


22.25

Cleaning





464.00


1,710.34

Fundraising







Charity
-

Challenge






8,119.60

Charity Expense fund



289.00


334.40

Lightning Premierships



1,129.00


960.00

Miscellaneous




5,240.00


2,254.82

Total Expenditure




83,478.10


92,149.07

Profit/Loss




8,666.90


2,706.70




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AUSKICK REPORT



2012


Another successful season of Auskick for the Caulfield Bears.

Increased registrations to 150+ for the first time. All age groups increased.

We promoted a program

for the older kids , 9 years + with 10
-
12 kids attending & getting
specialised training.

The annual Monster Raffle with Sausage Sizzle was very successful raising over $1,000. Many
local businesses generously donated prizes & supported us throughout the
season.

We also had an Olympic Day, AFL Players Day, Caulfield Bears Senior Players Day , Kids
Skills Day, Mothers Day Game & finished off the last session with Presentation of Medallions &
Certificates.

We had fantastic support from all the parents whom w
e encourage to participate, and they also
assisted on above days with BBQ & Raffle.

The Coaching Team is to be commended on their enthusiasm & planning the sessions with
variety as well as basic skill development.

So a big thank you to all the coaches :

A
ndrew King, Julian King, Justin Healy & Andrew Beet Grade 2/3 plus.

Mike Gerrand & John Cauchi Grade 1's .

Matt Cooper & Mauro Affinta whom assist myself in Prep's.


Last but not least the amazing Larissa Casamento for her efforts & enthusiasm throughout
the
whole year, she has given me great support & is one of the main reasons the program runs so
smoothly.


We are very passionate about this fantastic community program , it continues to grow & provide
a very important service for our children encouraging
participation, exercise & community
involvement.

This program can only enhance our Football Club as a whole & we appreciate the fantastic
support from the Junior Football Club.


Regards

Marc Bulla
rd






























































































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U
9 POLAR
S

TEAM REPORT



2012



Our first pre
-
season training session was on a balmy Wednesday afternoon early in March:
beautiful green grass, a lot of Sherrins and 3 dozen boys keen to play footy. After a
couple of
weeks the boys were divided into Polars and Grizzlies. Now we could begin to seriously mould
a team, learning team
-
mates’ names, field positions and basic game strategies. Of the 23 Polar
Bears only six had played the previous season so most of t
he boys would be debuting in the
first match of the new season.


Round One had us playing at Mordi
-
Brae. We were soundly beaten, 109 to zero. This was a
baptism of fire and the players and most of the parents looked stunned at the end. Three more
grading g
ames followed and we were well beaten in each of those but each week the boys were
learning by doing and by watching the opposition. The club successfully argued for us to be re
-
graded down 3 grades to ‘Navy’. Round 5 saw us playing in the pouring rain on
Mothers’ Day
and we kicked our first 2 goals of the season, losing by just 3 points. The smiles on the boys’
faces and roar from the parents that greeted that first goal were fabulous.


Throughout the season the boys learnt to kick out from full back to th
e pocket, to run and
spread (the ‘Bear Claw’), to drop/lift their eyes, run and carry, and to kick it to the hot spot. The
boys must be congratulated for the way in which they absorbed these tactics and repeatedly
carried them out on match
-
day. The Polar B
ears were also excellent at holding their position
during games when it must have been so tempting to go kick
-
chasing as our opponents often
did. For the most part they learnt to lose with dignity and to win graciously.


Highlights? Many. The boys’
enthusiasm. Having a very high attendance at training and having
close to the full list playing every week. That training session in the pouring rain the day before
Anzac Day. Heads never dropping during those tough early weeks of the season


the boys
kep
t fronting up to training and games without complaint. That first goal and the parents’ roar.
Three
-
quarter time in that Mothers’ Day game when I told the boys that they did know how to
play the game and the look of recognition they gave me. Our first win,

8
-
6 to 0
-
1, in round 6.

Our come
-
back win at East Sandringham in round 7 when the Polars didn’t give up. And the
dads versus cubs practice match in the mud.


There are many people to thank: the parents for getting their players to training and matches on
time, as well as for not wondering (out loud at least ) what was going on in those early matches,
and for constant support; again the parents for helping with match
-
day roles. Andrew Besnard
and Chris Nicolay (medical trainers), Allan Jones (team runner),
Matt Cooper (team manager, a
huge job), Tim Nichols my 2IC (assistant coach) who knew what I was on about every time. The
Committee, particularly Jason and Lyn, were very helpful and supportive all season.


After re
-
grading we won six and lost two, testament to the Polar Bears’ attitude and endeavour.
We played footy, we learnt some things and we had fun.







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U9 G
RIZZLIES

TEAM REPORT
-

2012



Season 2012 ended on the highest of notes with a most rewarding wi
n in the end of season
lightning premiership. After struggling to match stronger opponents in a higher grade we finally
got our reward for all the hard work and effort throughout the year.


The Grizzlies consisted of many first year players who had to con
tend with opponents in their
second and third season on a regular basis. We were therefore outgunned on some occasions
throughout the year. However we never faltered and stayed true to our mantra of always aiming
to improve our skills and always making a c
ontest. We had many "mini wins" throughout the
year where we set goals to win quarters against more talented teams.


As a result our players improved steadily during the year as evidenced by our fighting
performance in the lightning premiership. We won thr
ee from three on the day that it counted
most and won all games by under a goal demonstrating true grit from the boys.


A successful team relies on a number of helpers each week to allow it to run smoothly so it
would be remiss of me not to thanks the foll
owing people:


John Boglis our team manager was outstanding throughout the year. He allowed the coaches to
coach and the players to play with his thorough organisation and passion for doing things right.
John A our assistant coach, another passionate man w
ho took the reins on several occasions.
He had a great rapport with the players and gave valuable skill instruction to the lads. Lisa
Fabre who was an invaluable resource as our trainer for the majority of the season. Her humour
was appreciated by the coac
hes and who care for our boys was second to none. Andrew Clarke
who wrote our weekly post for the club newsletter was also a burden which he did regularly and
without question.


I would also like to thank the parent group in general for always willing to v
olunteer to help out
and for their great support in trusting the coaches to do the coaching. I enjoyed spending time
with your boys and look forward to following their football journeys into the future.


Jon Edgar








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The U10 team for 2012 had a fantastically successful year. We lost only one of the thirteen
regular season matches for the year, then won two from three on Lightning Premiersh
ip day


having been elevated to the next grade up (and playing the top three teams in that division),
only missing the flag on percentage in the end. Having beaten the only unbeaten team in the
next division up on LP day we are hopeful that 2013 will see
us more than competitive even if
regarded to the next division up.


The boys all put in a super year, and an early season hiccup as far as a minor bullying issue
within the team was quickly resolved by the coaching staff in consultation with parents, and
r
esulted in the same problem at school ending by the Bear team
-
mates sticking up for and
defending the bullied child. Team building and bonding such as this was invaluable experience
for the boys, and the team certainly played FOR one another


rather than
for individuals which
often happens at this age
-

for the rest of the year. A great example of this was that almost
every child in the team kicked at least one goal for the year, and in one game towards the end
they were almost able to achieve everyone kic
king a goal by the team agreeing to not kick any
goals until the goalless ones had! Extreme selflessness was shown this day by several boys
who had the opportunity to kick easy goals but gave off to teammates instead.


The coaching staff made sure that all

the boys played in all positions during the season, and
were all given similar game time. At the same time they were observing where players played
their best football, and towards the end of the season were beginning to start playing certain
boys in thei
r “best” position (surprisingly several have asked to play backline roles), with a view
to beginning to develop them into a more settled team as they hit U11’s.


The parent group of the U10’s have been simply brilliant. Many volunteered to take a regular
m
atch day position, which meant less time wasted before games explaining to different people
each week what to do. The others all did their rostered duties cheerfully and without complaint. I
don’t think I ever had to chase anyone up to make sure they did t
heir duty.


Massive thanks to coach Mauro and his assistant Peter, also to Bully who helped coach on
training nights, and ran the boundary every week on match day. The boy’s skills have
progressed amazingly under your guidance. Our runner Dan Carman who ma
naged to translate
instructions creatively, and medical trainers Andrew Besnard, Marita Carman and Chris Nicolay
all kept the boys in one piece and dragged them on or off the field! Then my personal thanks to
my permanent match day appointments, Tony & Cla
ra Mazzeo, George Duncan, Sebastian
Harvey, Julian King and Helen Stannus


you made my job a breeze! Huge thanks to Jason,
Lyn and the rest of the committee for giving us the chance to play footy with the Bears!


Looking forward to taking the same crew fo
rward into 2013


Go Bears!


Amanda Beet: Team Manager.



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The Under 11’s experienced a wonderful season culminating in a heart stopping five point loss
in the knock
-
out first
semi
-
final against local rivals Ormond. The season started slowly with a 13
goal defeat in the first round, followed by 3 close losses in South Division. The team was re
-
graded to North Division and promptly made a statement by defeating the top side. Afte
r a
hiccup the next round the boys went on to record 7 straight victories to advance to the finals! It
was a wonderful effort from the boys with a couple of these games going down to the wire. The
team developed some real momentum and team spirit and it wa
s a very exciting thing to be a
part of.

It was very gratifying to observe the gradual improvement of the team throughout the year as
well as the development of individual players. Most boys relished their first year of tackling and
it became a real streng
th for the team. Like most teams there were inevitable low points, but
these were great learning opportunities which helped the boys improve. There were many
highs, some great individual performances and plenty of laughs. Hopefully a positive experience
f
or all involved.

Like all Bears teams the support from the parent group was excellent with everyone more than
happy to contribute. Special thanks to the following parents who performed permanent duties:

Assistant Coach: Sam Kirkham was an outstanding coach

to the team this year. Thank You.

Team Managers: Thanks to Pete stamp who trained Kathy Lord who trained Meg Rapp and
Rebecca Kovac! A seamless succession plan. Thank you to all, especially to Kathy who took
over from TM legend Peter.

Runner: Great work f
rom Darren Lord of the yellow bib running messages and contributing
some terrific ideas. Coaching material!

Trainers: David Robinson battled with a strained gastro
ce
nemius most of the year! Great to see
him take on the job and he was terrific with the boys
. Thank you to his back
-

ups Paul Mc
Donough, John Strom and Damian Fraser.

Match Reporter: Reading Guy Stayner’s report was a must do for the team. Great work!

Congratulations to the team’s Award Winners

as listed below.

A special mention to Shamus McDono
ugh who was our best player in the final.


There is a great spirit about this team, and the future is an exciting one.

Simon Anderson



Award

Player

Award

Player

Best & Fairest

Ollie Lord

Most Improved

Nicholas Liolios

2
nd

Best & Fairest

Jack Kirkham

Most Courageous

Max McCulloch

3
rd

Best & Fairest

Harry Shulman

Coaches Award

Jake Quinn



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U
12

TEAM REPORT

-

2012



With 21 players on the list, including several new players, 2012 was a great season that saw
steady improvement by the group. The boys took
a significant step in their desire to support
each other and play team
-
oriented football both on the field and at training, forging a close knit
team that racked up six good wins by the end of the season. Individually, each of the boys
showed an eagerness
to learn and good commitment to working on their skill development.
Congratulations to Jasper Pickering, who not only took out the team’s Best & Fairest award, but
came third overall in the division. Just as importantly, every player in this team played wi
th great
“Bears” spirit in doing all of those critical team things


contesting, backing up and shepherding,
hard running etc.


We’ve had great support from Lyn McDonald as well as from Jason and the Committee. The
involvement from parents was also much ap
preciated, with special thanks to:




Ross Rennick (Assistant Coach)



Martin Fester (Team Manager), supported by Paul Moorthy



Terry and Michelle Pickering, David Collins and Mark Trumble (Runner/Trainer)


2012 was a great season in every regard and has provid
ed a great platform for a successful
and fun 2013.










AWARD

PLAYER

AWARD

PLAYER


Best & Fairest


Jasper Pickering


Most attacking


Spencer Martinez


2nd
Best & Fairest


Jacob Thompson

Best clubman

Jode Moorthy

Most courageous

Sean Bass

Most
improved

Alex Riley





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U
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TEAM REPORT



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The u/13's season had started for me with very little expectation on results as far as win
-
loss
but a determined effort to bring an enjoyment for the game whilst learning on field structures
and improving
each boys footy skills.

After starting the season positively it was quite evident the group were responding incredibly
well and playing some amazing footy, we found ourselves comfortably in the top four most of
the season with only a couple of losses for t
he year finishing 3rd at the end of home &away.


Finals were upon us and confidence was high as we had beaten two of our three opponents
during the year, a solid 5 goal win in the elimination final saw us take on the top of ladder side
Mt Waverley in a pre
liminary final, in what was a tough game and I think our best game for the
year,

I could see unbelievable improvement from boys that had grown in confidence all year and
played the
ir

way into a Grand Final against Murrumbeena. We go on to win the premiership by
7 points because our boys played as a team and for each other.


The season is never possible without great support and important roles so I would like to thank
Chris for all he
r hard work as our team manager,

Dicko as assistant coach,

Simon as trainer,
Mick McDonald &

Kade for running during the season and all the parents who support Chris
with game day duties and allowing me the pleasure of coaching your wonderful boys who are

now premiership players for the Caulfield Bears.

I hope the boys enjoyed the season as much
as I did,

hopefully learned a little along the way but most of all want to come back and have
some fun with their mates.


Thank You


Coach

Stephen Answerth







AWARD

PLAYER

AWARD

PLAYER

Best & Fairest

Andrew Pinna

Coaches Award

Angus Brownlie

2nd Best & Fairest

Ethan Casey

Most Determined

Atu Bose

3
rd

Best & Fairest

Sean Macdonald

Most Improved

Josh Meyer



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TEAM REPORT

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Don’t let the ladder position for the Under 14s determine the levels of enjoyment that we all had this
year. It was the most satisfying year I have personally had and I am sure I speak on behalf of the
volunteers who help with the team
in saying that your sons have all grown this year tremendously.
Testament to that growth was the selection of our Captain for 2012, Lewie Holmstrom who was a great
leader all year in many ways on and off the field.

The first 4 weeks were spent in Division
3 which despite several attempts to be re
-
graded it meant that
our resolve was to be tested early both amongst the team and the officials. Thankfully, we were placed in
the right division and our first win resulted against East Brighton at home on Mothers
Day. A few weeks
of adjustment and some narrow losses gave us all hope that another win was not far away and the
contribution from all members of the team was terrific.

Another 6 weeks and we had a very good game against the eventual premiers, Highett wher
e we went
down by 3 points at home. Following another couple of weeks of hard footy, we met Ajax at home and a
great win much to the horror of our opponents and the delight of the team. A bye in the second last week
and a meeting with the ladder leaders Ea
st Malvern who beat us by 20 goals earlier in the year and we
were determined to give a good account of ourselves. Who would have known that at half time in this
final match for us for the year we would be leading and an upset was very possible? Our seco
nd half
was pretty forgettable and East Malvern got the four points. I remember their coach saying to me that
we were better than what the ladder showed and I said yes, you’re right, we are.

This year we welcomed two new Bears, Yanni and Luca and I sure y
ou will agree, they were very good
contributors and we hope they enjoyed their first season. Our loyal Bears who laced up their boots this
year made me proud and I am certain made their parents proud with how they handled themselves this
year.

To our Team
Manager, Mick Holmstrom, I am enormously thankful to you for the way you handled us all
this year. To Matt Baker, our Medico, your enthusiasm for the role and the strength and conditioning
work you volunteered to do during the year


my thanks to you also.

Dom Margulio, our runner who was
a great help with the boys on match day, Sue and Paul Leary who acted as Umpire escort and
boundary umpire respectively and Alan Howell who was our Goal Umpire, my thanks to you too. Finally,
to Pete Manakis, our Assista
nt Coach, I thank you very much for your support and assistance especially
as this group of boys was not your only match day commitment.

Lastly, to our players, parents and supporters
-

thank you for your support during this challenging but
very enjoyabl
e year. I urge all of the boys to return next year. This is a great club and you are a very
special group of boys who have invested a lot of energy becoming a very united team.

.In signing off, I want to thank Jason, Lyn and the committee for all their sup
port and encouragement and
to you, the parents and players, well done on an enjoyable season I look forward to seeing you all again
next year.

.


AWARD

PLAYER

AWARD

PLAYER

Best & Fairest

Tom Christiansen

Most Consistent

Lewis Holmstrom

2nd Best & Fairest

Oliver Gunning

Most Courageous

Nicholas Stewart

3
rd

Best & Fairest

Evan Polydoropoulos

Most Improved

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Started the season with 15 players which we were able to add a further 7 players over the
following couple of weeks. Our focus this season was to continue to improve our skills and
incorporate a strong running game, to the boys credit we were able to achie
ve this, which in turn
made us a very competitive side .


Division one football can quite often be very demanding and physical, we were able to play
finals football again but unfortunately were defeated in the preliminary final . A credit to the team
on
what was a great season.


There were many highlights throughout the season with a number of boys playing their 100
th

game , SMJFL reps Theo Thompson , Jesse Tonilio , Rob Iudica , Pat Burnell and Ben Kuang ,
Vic Metro Nick Edwards and Theo Thompson , who
also made the Australian under 15 side
which was a great achievement for both him personally and our club.


Boys should be congratulated for their efforts and in particular the way they conduct themselves
on the playing field








AWARD

PLAYER

AWARD

PLAYER

Best & Fairest

Jesse Toniolo

Coaches Award

Conor Cosgrave

2nd Best & Fairest

Robert ludica

Coaches Award

Ben Kuang

3
rd

Best & Fairest

Theo Thompson

Most Improved

Rudi Saniga














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16

TEAM REPORT

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2012




2012 was a great year for the
U16’s Bears, for a number of reasons, but none better that a Premiership flag. Every
player on the list was able to play in the ‘Big Game’ and cap of a successful year for everyone involved.


After losing 5 players from our list of 2011, the remaining play
ers did some recruiting at school and got our
numbers up to 25 with the inclusion of 6 new players. Nick Perry, Tom Hyland, Conail Auty, James Southgate,
Lachie Nixon and Nick Gledhill are all now part of the Bear Cave and all played their role throughout
the year.


At the end of the home and away season we sat 2
nd

on the ladder, behind Dingley, and this set up a great battle of
the 2 best sides in the competition in the 2
nd

semi
-
final. We had beaten Dingley 3 times during the season and the
boys came out p
umped playing some of their best football of the year, At half time we led by 46 points and the
game was ours at the final siren by 30 points. Another Grand Final awaits the group and nothing but a Premiership
was the feeling amongst them.


Dingley won the
ir Preliminary Final and, for the 5
th

time this year, we would meet at Highett Reserve to decide who
was to be Premiers. Dingley threw everything at us all day and tried to unsettle us with an off the ball incident at the
end of the first quarter that cost

them dearly. The game was to and fro for most of the day and there was only 4
points in it with 11 minutes to go. Then the boys hit the turbo button and kicked 5 unanswered goals running out 34
point winners. Will Barker was awarded BOG and there’s anothe
r flag on the way back to Koornang Park.



The on field success is cream on the cake, but the foundation of the Caulfield Bears is the people in it and the
values that they bring. Week after week only positive reinforcement and encouragement can be h
eard from all age
groups at Caulfield. This was certainly evident at all U16 games this year and the parents, families and friends of all
players should be congratulated for the way they conducted themselves.


Special thanks must go to the following people

for their roles this year.




Assistant Coach
-

Wayne Short



Team Manager
-
Jim Malady.



Trainers
-

Greg Wheeler and Mark Trumble



Runner
-

Darcy Singleton


Last, but not least, thank you to the Committee for your hard work and for continuing to steer this great
club down a
path that encourages respect, responsibility and integrity, as well
a
s
, a

pathway towards the best football that our
kids can play.

AWARD

PLAYER

AWARD

PLAYER


Best & Fairest



Sean Gunning


Coaches Award


Kade Answerth


2nd Best & Fairest


Jack Wallace


Most Courageous


Steve Manos


3
rd

Best & Fairest


Will Barker


Most Improved


Jack Wheeler


Most Determined


Christian Trumble