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Announcement of coaching appointments for 2020!
Congratulations go out to the following parents for coaching for Saint Mary's JFNC in season 2020.
We are excited to announce that these wonderful people are:
Football U/10: Rhys Melville
Netball 11&U: Ange Barry
Football U/12: Michael Brown
Netball 13&U: Sarah D'Orria
Football U/14: Clayton Munro
Netball 15&U: Ruby Martin
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Please make sure you show them appreciation and thank them for taking on such a challenging yet rewarding position.
Thanks so much!
Netball training times and locations to be announced soon. Football training will be held at Chittick Park as per normal (more details to follow).

Article courtesy of Seymour Telegraph

Tatura Milk Netball Academy Representatives

As many as five local junior netball players have had their talents and hard work recognised by being selected in AFL Goulburn Murray Tatura Milk Junior Netball Academy squads for 2020.

Quartet Adison Thornberry (Seymour), Sophie Allen (Seymour), Sophie Munro (Trawool) and Ben Morgan (Avenel) have all been selected in the 13-year-old squad, while Olivia Dorria (Seymour) has also been picked up in the 12-year-old squad.

Coaches and selectors were said to be very impressed with the high level of skill and effort demonstrated by all players through trials, which made selection of athletes for the 2020 Academy extremely difficult.

AFL Goulburn Murray Netball Administrator Peita Sleeth said she was excited to see the program’s progression go from strength to strength in 2020.

“The improvements I have seen in netballers that have been through the Academy can be attributed to the hard work our players and coaches put into every session,” Sleeth said.

“Our goal is to create a positive environment that fosters personal development with a group of passionate netballers that are wanting to improve their skills.

“We are privileged to have dedicated coaches working hard to develop a specialised program, with a focus on player improvement and individual skill development.”

Director of coaching Ann Austin will again oversee the program, in conjunction with returning Academy coaches Emma Clignett, and Ash Bradley, as well as skills coach Jacqui Hudgson.

SMJFNC Expressions of Interest Coaching 2020


Welcome to the Saint Mary's Junior Football Netball Club website.

Saint Mary's (SMJFNC) has a long and proud history of Junior Football and Netball development in Seymour.
The Seymour District Junior Football Netball League (SDJFNL) through AFL Goulburn Murray, governs the competition.

The SDJFNL teams for 2019 include:

Alexandra (Rebels), Broadford (Kangaroos), Euroa (Magpies), Seymour (Lions), St. Mary's (Saints),
Tabilk (Blues), Yea (Tigers) and the Wondong (Warriors).

(Puckarook/Tallarook is currently short on player numbers and has withdrawn from competition in season 2019/20/21.

Age categories for the competition are:

Football - Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, and Under 16 (With Under 16 possibly not going ahead for season 2020)

Netball  11 & Under, 13 & Under and 15 & Under

Parent submitted photos and video images of games are most welcome!

Older images and tales of past players and team photos are also welcome.

Please email the secretary and web administrator, Wayne Aldous at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It is with privilege to report that three very talented Saint Mary's players have been selected in the 2019 Murray Bushrangers V\Line Cup held at Shepparton this year.
Congratulations go out to Alex Elliott, Sam Thomson and Nic Quigg!
On behalf of Saint Mary's JFNC, we are very proud of your achievement and we wish you the very best during the carnival and beyond.
Well done Boys!
(Thanks to Dee Thomson for the photo!


SMJFNC Presentation Night – 24th August, 2019
To celebrate a successful season of football and netball in the SDJFNL, the SMJFNC Presentation Night held at the St. Mary’s College Exhibition Hall on Saturday night. The venue was close to max capacity with close to 300 persons in attendance.
Some outstanding players were recognised, and we look forward to a challenging season of footy and netty in 2020.
Many thanks to Karen Glen whom managed the event.

11/U Netball
• Best & Fairest - Oliver Kingston (Right)
• R/U Best & Fairest - Gabrielle Freeman (left)
• Most Determined - Matilda Fairbridge
• Coaches Award - Sophie Quigg


13/U Netball
• Best & Fairest - Sophie Munro
• R/U Best & Fairest - Sophie Allen
• Most Determined - Finn Hargreaves
• Coaches Award - Emily Homewood


15/U Netball
• Best & Fairest - Mia Allen
• R/U Best & Fairest - Lily Ford
• Most Determined - Kayla Bender
• Coaches Award - Kayla Fairbridge


U/10 Football Participation Awards:
• Udeyveer Bhatti
• Ben Brown
• Billy D'Orria
• Harry D'Orria
• Corey Duncan
• Thomas Enrico
• William Enrico
• Max Fulton
• Jesse Glen
• Aiden Hayes
• Elijah Henderson
• Jacob Holton
• Harry Homewood
• Baxter Loweke
• Jack McGechan
• Finn Melville
• Hamish Melville
• Darcy O'Dwyer
• Harrison Parker
• Samuel Quigg
• Sahibdil Sidhu
• Harvey Smith
• Harry Steele
• Lucy Sullivan
• Harrison Thomson
• Jayden Trodd


U/12 Football
• Best & Fairest - Jesse Brock
• R/U Best & Fairest - Blake Trodd
• Most Improved - Sam Brown
• Most Consistent - Tarkyn Dundon
• Best Backman - Tom Skinner
• Best 1st Year - Ryan Lindner
• Coaches Award - Rogan Puppa


U/14 Football (Premiers)
• Best & Fairest - Samuel Thomson
• R/U Best & Fairest - Oliver Munro
• Most Improved - Cayleb Trodd
• Most Consistent - Fraser Rutherford
• Best Backman - Lincoln Smith
• Best 1st Year - Adam Hanna
• Coaches Award - Carter Grant


U/16 Football (Runners Up)
• Best & Fairest - Nicholas Quigg
• R/U Best & Fairest - Jonty Mann
• Most Improved - Rory Loder
• Most Consistent - Darcy Gleeson
• Best Backman - Beau Smith
• Best 1st Year - Regan Gardner
• Coaches Award - Alex Elliott
• Coaches Award - Tom Kelly
• Coach - Rod Mann




Season 2019 has ended with a great U/14 Football Grandfinal versing the talented Euroa Magpies. The Saints played extremely well to take out the flag and the game could not of been better summarised by the U/14 Team Manager, Mark Manchester:

U14 Grandfinal 18/8/2019
St Mary's 9.3. 57 v Euroa 4.3.27

WE DID IT !!!!!!!!

Well the day arrived and the U14's delivered.
The boys set it up in the 1st quarter, kicking 3 goals into a strong breeze to Euroa's 2 and followed up with another 4 goals to nil in the second. Euroa went defensive in the 3rd quarter which signalled game over as they put their only goal kicking option onto Ollie Munro who had 3 goals up to half time. The silent achiever Cayleb Trodd who gives away inches every week in the ruck kept out jumping the bigger Euroa ruckman and giving the Best and Fairest for the year winner Sammy Thompson and the wounded warrior Fraser Rutherford first option of the ball. Fraser won the award for Best on the Ground and spent the next 4 hours in hospital with a suspected broken wrist. Lewie Lubeck, Benny Lay, Rhys Billen, and Connor Jenkins were winning the ball at ease and kept sending the ball back inside 50 when Euroa were desperatly trying to defend. The backline who have stood up all year and led by their general in Linc Smith and his lieutenants Carter Grant, Izaac Joseph-Hauser, Tyler Ryan, Adam Hanna, Dylan Towt and Nic Wyllie dominated the Euroa forwards and whatever they tried didn't work. Harry Martin and Lukey Allison were creating havoc on the wings and running their opponents off their feet. Big man Jake Best was playing in my opinion his best game for the year and kicked a long long goal into the wind after taking a strong mark. Jake and other big man Rhidian Wilson used their height and size to advantage all day and Euroa had no answer on how to stop them. Braeden Dundon coming off a great game against Tabilk in the Prelim looked dangerous again up forward and was presenting well to the mid field who kept sending the ball inside 50. Little speedster Aiden Gibbons was running his opponent off his feet and his good mate Ronan Sullivan was creating space up forward. Going into the game we had 3 injured boys but we are a team and the rest of the boys and the coaching staff wanted them to have a run on the ground even if it was only briefly. Sammy Manchester playing with a broken rib from the 1st semi against Euroa and Jacob Begley who had a serious motorbike accident 2 weeks early and was battered and bruised got to run on for the last 4 minutes of the game. Jacob was so excited and to see his smile after the game was very rewarding Lachie Canty who was missed for several weeks with a serious foot injury sat on the bench with the boys and was encouraging and cheering his team mates on. Lachie was certainly a part of the team, he may not have got on the ground but he still played his part. After the loss to Euroa in the 1st final the boys seemed to flick a switch, they trained harder, their skill levels finally all clicked together and they were training the house down. If you could have seen the look in their eyes on the last training night you could see we were never going to lose the Grand Final, coaches Thommo and Clayton had the boys at their peak and medico Chris Billen had the boys as healthy as he could. It's been a great team effort and something the boys will never forget, they are now a part of history and mates for life. I'm a very proud dad and team manager today but think i partied a bit to hard with the coaches last night. Hope to see everyone next Saturday night at presentation. This is my last game post for the year........Go Saints.

Mark Manchester

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 Commiserations to the gallant U/16 footballers whom were Runners Up in the GF against Broadford.

It was cold and wet conditions that the boys played in, and they never stopped giving it all that they had. Well done Boys! - You nearly snagged a GF from a last quarter comeback, but alas it wasnt to be.

Please congratulate the following boys and girls in representing the SDJFNL at the Carnival on the weekend.

You all did your club very proud!

U/14 Michael Thomson with Olliver Munro, Sam Thomson, Fraser Rutherford, Lincoln Smith and Lewis Lubeck.


Under 16

Jonty Mann, Regan Gardner, Darcy Gleeson, Beau Smith, Will Weeks and Harry Skinner.



U13 Netball - Sophie Munro and Sophie Allen

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U15 Netball - Mia Allen

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Round 4 down with mixed results against a competitive Alexandra Rebels. Seymour put on the nice weather for the day and images of the round can be found in the Gallery. Next week we host a strong Broadford so we need to bring our A-Game... Good luck to all teams competing! - Go Saints! :)


Welcome to the 2019 season to all St Mary's football and netball players and families! Hoping for another successful and rewarding season this year.


u11 starts THIS Wednesday (20/2) with a light training session at St Mary's College netball courts 3.30 - 4.30pm

u13 starts THIS Friday (22/2) with a full training session at St Mary's College netball courts 4.15 - 5.30pm

u15 starts NEXT Wednesday (27/2). Likely 4.30 - 5.30pm. More details to follow.

Please bring your runners and drink bottle.

Due to resurfacing at King Park netball courts, training will remain at St Mary's College until further notice.

Please tag anyone you think might be interested in playing for the mighty Saints.

If you have any netball related queries, please feel free to contact Louisa Munro on 0423 314 393.



Coaching positions for 2019.

Congratulations go out to the following parents whom will be Coaching Saint Mary's JFNC for season 2019.
These wonderful people are:

Football U/10: Rhys Melville & Eric Loweke
Netball U/11: Sarah D'Orria
Football U/12: James Fulton & Greg Lindner
Netball U/13: Dee Thomson
Football U/14: Michael Thomson
Netball U/15: Jamie Francis
Football U/16: Rod Mann

Please make sure you show them appreciation and thank them for taking on such a challenging yet rewarding position.
Thanks Guys!

Training times and netball training locations to be announced soon - football training will be held at Chittick Park as per normal.

Greetings to everyone!
I hope you all had an enjoyable break, and now that everyone is back at school and work, the days draw closer for the SDJFNL competition to begin.
First round (I believe) commences 7th April, 2019
So it's time to start organising...

The Saint Mary's registration portal for football and netball is now open!

For Football (U/10 - U/16) the registration link is:…

and for Netty (U/11 to U/15) is here:…

Coaching position announcements to be made public very soon, so please keep an eye out for further notices.

After a vey successful year, with three premierships (1 for footy and two for netty) it will be hard to further that in season 2019!

I hope you all had an enjoyable break, and now that everyone is back at school and work, the days draw closer for the SDJFNL competition to begin.
First round (I believe) commences 7th April, 2019 - Full Timetable/Fixture to be posted as soon as it is completed by the SDJFNL.
So it's time to start organising...

The Saint Mary's registration portal for football and netball is now open!

For Football (U/10 - U/16) the registration link is:…

and for Netty (U/11 to U/15) is here:…

Coaching position announcements to be made public very soon, so please keep an eye out for further notices.


Well done to all the girls whom represented the SDJFNL for the Netball Interleague Carnival up at Wangaratta on May 27; by all accounts they did very well - just missing out finals. A fantastic acheivement - Please make sure you congratulate the girls when you see them! :)

SDJFNL 13U Interleague Netball 2018 Team Photo

A fantastic day was had at the 32nd Annual Goulburn Campaspe Junior Football League interleague carnival on Sunday 20 May at Rochester Recreation Reserve.
In a full day of interleague football games started at 9am with the U14 competition with the U12, U13 and U16 competitions following on.
In all 15 teams representing five different Leagues in four different age groups competed in the largest event on the Goulburn Murray’s football calendar.

SMJFNC was represented with in both the U/14 and U/16 squads.

SDJFNL Interleague Football Carnival Rochester

Please congratulate the following players! - For U/16 - Tyler Best, Matty Collard, Lachy Aldous and Ollie Lubeck

For U/14, please congratulate: Lewie Lubeck, Sam Thomson, Regan Gardner, Jonty Mann, Beau Smith, Nick Quigg, Jack Davey & Alex Elliot.

Well done guys! - The club is extremely proud of you! 

Good luck to our netballers for their interlague carnival this weekend!!

Saint Mary's Junior Football Netball club is was well represented this year in the Goulburn Murray Youth Football Academy.

The club and committee of SMJFNC is extremely proud to see so many of their young players being part of the academy.

The Youth Academy is an elite football development program, an initiative from AFL Goulburn Murray to assist in the development of players from across the region - that have been identified as outstanding players for their age group in their respective leagues.
In its third year, the academy is a program that facilitates groups in the U13, U14 and U15 age categories for both the Murray Bushrangers and Bendigo Pioneers aligned leagues. The Academy Program consists of training sessions that aim to incorporate training, skill development, game sense, recovery, strength and conditioning, as well as educational sessions to develop young identified players to achieve and be prepared for high level elite football. 

SMJFNC Academy Players 2018

Pictured Left ro Right: Alex Elliot, Jack Davey, Darcy Gleeson, Nic Quigg & Sam Thomson.

Other local players (not pictured) include Kody Kipping (Seymour Junior Football Club U/15), Ben Bath (U/15) and Angus Murray (U/13) - both from Tabilk Junior Football Club respectively.

As part of the academy U/13 and U/14s players competed in the Academy Challenge against other representative academy sides in Swan Hill in the scorching heat of 33 degrees earlier this year.

U/13s Sam Thomson and Angus Murray were both part of the playing team and were able to win 2/3 games.  Sam received an award for his efforts. Angus put in a solid performance playing exceptional in all 3 games despite the heat.  

U/14s Nic Quigg, Jack Davey and Alex Elliott were all part of the playing team winning all 3 games. Nic Quigg took out player of the carnival and Alex Elliott named in the best players for the final game.

Both sides now continue training in preparation for an intra-club game against the Goulburn Murray Echuca Side in June.

U/15s played an intra club game against the Goulburn Murray Echuca side on good Friday at Mooroopna. They are now concentrating on training in preparation for the U15 V/Line cup in Traralgon in September this year against all other Academy squads from across the state.

AFL GM has released the teams for the Tatura 2018 Academy Squads.

Saint Mary's players of : Sam Thomson, Alex Elliot, Jack Davey, Nick Quigg and Darcy Gleeson have all been selected.

Well done Boys! - Another fantastic achievement! - Please congratulate them if you meet up with them!

The AFL GM has released the 2018 pre-season Murray Bushrangers TAC Cup Squad Reps

A fantastic achievement for Matt Collard in U/16, and Hudson Kaak in the U/18's

Awesome stuff Boys!

Two Saint Mary's Players represented the SDJFNL for the Goulburn Murray Representative squad whom played in the V/Line Cup at Traralgon. First game versing the Gippsland Power and the second versing the Bendigo Pioneers over two days. Very well done to Matty Collard and Lachie Aldous! - Both boys leanred a lot from the expeirence, with Matty named Captain of the GM2 squad and also recieved the Coaches Best player Award!

Lachy Aldous & Matty Collard - SMJFNC V/Line Cup Reps

Great stuff Lachlan Aldous and Matt Collard, you did the club proud, and we look forward to some fine football from you both in U/16s next year.

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