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1) Welcome to McPherson Oval for another season of football and netball in 2013, our thanks goes to all those workers who have put their hands up to man the gate, canteen, umpire, timekeep and generally help out around the club. Its volunteers like you that ensure the smooth running and long term survival of this and any other club, thank you.
It’s disappointing that after winning last years premierships in both the u15 and u17 that the majority of the boys from last season have chosen to let the Club down and move on. Especially after all the many hours that the AFL Riverina board and our junior and senior Club executives have put into formulating a competitive AFL Riverina u17 competition for our players graduating from u15 through the u17’s to First grade.
This year our u17s are relying heavily on u15 to enable us to cover these looses and fulfil our commitments in u17, however with school holidays these players weren’t available last week and we forfeited to Turvey Park.
The bus trip to Coleambally resulted in winning 3 from 5 matches, the Saintettes started the season with wins to B & C grades and a modest loss in A grade.
Award winners were in C Grade Cass Flack won the Mug and the Tyre Power $20.00, K Lewis the Scribbles Café award. B Grade Gabby Brustolin took out the Mug and the Sarah Elizabeth Hair award, Maz the Scribbles Café. A Grade the Mug and Hair Intuition Award went to Sarah Reardon and the Scribbles Café to Brit Fitzimmons
The reserves came away with a comprehensive win; D Selby won the Wagga Caltex fuel, D Honeysett the Scribbles Café and Crossy the Mug.
The seniors battled hard all day but were overrun at the end of the last term. Young Sammy and Lachy both marked their initial senior game by each scoring goals, both look to be players of the future. Skeers’y played well to pick up the Caltex fuel award; Matt Harmer the Scribbles Award and the reliable Troy Curtis scooped the Mug.
Today we welcome Marrar and Leeton (u17) to McPherson Oval, all the best of luck to every one involved. We look forward to watching some good games in both Football and Netball
Awards in the clubrooms after the game and then back to the Palm & Pawn to have a great night, Go Sainters!!

2) It was great to see the 17’s run out onto McPherson Oval last Saturday, although beaten by a hefty margin the 16 boys played well against Leeton, last years RFL u17 premiership side and weren’t disgraced by any means. Young Theo Metcalfe stepping up from the u15s played a god game as did Jed and Alex. The 18s that showed their Clubmanship by making up the numbers have the club’s thanks and appreciation. The Award winners were Sam Burgmann the Envy Haircut, Jacob May Scribbles Café voucher and Cam Gaffney the Wagga Caltex fuel. Well done boys you all made me proud to be a Saint keep up the good work.
Reserve grade had a comfortable win over Marrar, our thanks go out to the four players that backed up after playing their hearts out for the 17s. Koetz’y in his first game back picked up 2 goals, 20 kicks and the Mug for the day, R Jamieson will be eating at Scribbles and Isaac took the Caltex fuel.
The seniors played well in patches but we let Marrar pile on too many easy goals in the last 5 mins of the third term cost us the game, losing by around five goals in the end.
Award winners were Matt Thomas the mug, Jesse Margosis the Scribbles Café and Ben Lucas the Wagga Caltex fuel.
The Saintettes were beaten in all grades, A Grade lost by 37, B grade 34 with C Grade going down by a solitary point
In A Grade Alice Mattingly won the mug, Brit Fitzsimmons the Scribbles Café award, B Grade Whitney Margosis took the mug Nod Cross Scribbles Café and in C Grade Bridget Kennedy received The Mug and Kanesha Lewis is off to Scribbles Cafe
Today we travel to CSU, while our 17’s are playing Wagga Tigers, good luck to all teams playing today
For the Diary – 1st June, 2012 Cancer Awareness “pink” Ladies/Sponsors Combined Gala Day,
The 1973, 1983, 93 re-union Ball will be held on July 29th
Awards at the Palm & Pawn starting at 7pm, lets all get back there have a feed and have a great night, Go Sainters!!

3) Not a great day at the footy last week for our 17’s, with the game called off early due to young Mitch breaking his arm in the last quarter. Hope your on the mend Mitch and hopefully we’ll see you back out there later in the season. Jack Gregory and Oscar Rudd both played well in their first run this year, with Sam Burgmann again standing out. Again regardless of the eventual final result we are proud of the efforts and support that the boys have shown us in running out in the Red,White and Black of North Wagga. Keep it up boys, keep working on your soft mates and get them to come help you out on the field.
The Ressies notched up another win against CSU; Blakey was a standout coming back from injury assisted by Matt Honeysett, Jacob Gooden and Jamo. The win could have been a lot bigger but for some inaccurate kicking and patchy playing, all of which can and will improve with training and dedication – we want to go one better this year – don’t we?
“Disappointed” says it all doesn’t it; going down by a measly 4 points is heart breaking especially when so many 1 pointers are kicked. Now is the time when you decide whether on not you want to be a winner, or just go through the motions. Dowds has the game plans in place, all you have to do is follow them, believe in yourself and your team mates and with practice it will work The other disappointment last week was the lack of discipline and the easy 50’s given away – there are only 3 umpires out there and none of them are you, so keep your mouth shut accept the ruling and get on with it.
Sorry I don’t have the award winners in front of me today, congratulations and well done to those that won awards.
Don’t forget to actually use the awards that are given out, as most have expiry dates.
Wagga Caltex Edward St and Hammond Ave has been an award sponsor since we reformed in 2008, another long term award is the Scribbles Café in Fitzmaurice St and Envy hair in Baylis St. This year we welcome Hair Intuition, Tyre Power and Sarah Elizabeth Hair as Netball Award Sponsors.
Today we welcome Ganmain u17’s and TRYC to McPherson Oval, good luck to all teams playing today
Later on tonight will see much anticipated event of this year in the mock wedding, ticket are still available see Alex Lucas or Teash for yours.
For the Diary – 1st June, 2012 Cancer Awareness “pink” Ladies/Sponsors Combined Gala Day,
The 1973, 1983, 93 re-union Ball will be held on July 29th
Awards at the Palm & Pawn starting at 7pm, lets all get back there have a feed and have a great night, Go Sainters!!


4) With much fanfare last years u17 premiership banner was unfurled and flew proudly as the undermanned 17s won their first game this year against he gallant GGGM side. The Award winners were Jacob May the Envy Haircut, Brodie Flynn Scribbles Café voucher and Alister Butt the Wagga Caltex fuel. Well done boys you all made me proud to be a Saint keep up the good work.
Reserve grade revenged last years grand final loss with a comfortable win over TRYC, our thanks go out to the four players that backed up after playing their hearts out for the 17s. Ryan Pollack picked up the Mug for the day, Jordy Durham will be eating at Scribbles and Dan Honeysett took the Caltex fuel.
The seniors played well in patches but we let TRYC pile on too many easy goals, But still not too badly done by, keep working at it boys and a win cant be too far away. Award winners were Matt Harmer the mug, Isaac Rutland the Scribbles Café and Jesse Margosis the Wagga Caltex fuel.
The Saintettes C grade girls notched up another win, B grade was a close fought match with TRYC the victors in the end by 5 points.
In A Grade Emma Leman won the mug & Hair Intuition Award, B Grade Bailey Porter took the mug and Sarah Elizabeth Hair Award, Sarah Cocroft Scribbles Café and in C Grade Cass Flack received The Mug & Tyre Power and Bree Stanton is off to Scribbles Café.
Last weeks “mock wedding” was a cracker, with all in attendance having a ball, well done to Teash, Alex & helpers for arranging a top night.
Today we travel to Gumly Oval, while our 17’s are playing at mangoplah, good luck to all teams playing today
Tickets are now available for the Ladies Day to be held in two weeks, 1st June, 2012 Cancer Awareness “pink” & Sponsors Combined Gala Day,
The 1973, 1983, 93 re-union Ball will be held on July 29th

Awards at the Palm & Pawn starting at 7pm, lets all get back​

5) What a day, started off with the 17s forfeiting to MCUE due to last weeks injury’s and a couple of last minute withdrawals. We know its tough boys playing week in week out without a bench, but keep at it – remember that if your mates had remained loyal and not gone to other clubs you’d be sitting pretty – blame them not the club.
The Ressies are now sitting on top of the ladder after a comprehensive win over the Hawks, Kano and Thomo dominated after being relegated back a grade, with Kane taking the Mug, Thomo the scribbles award and coxie the Wagga Caltex fuel, well done to all the boys. A special thanks to those boys who missed out on playing but still showed their sportsmanship by helping out running water etc.
Gutted, what more can I say – after playing their hearts out, overcoming the hawks 1st quarter lead, holding them basically scoreless for two quarters, to lose by only 1 point is heartbreaking. Matty Thomas played a blinder to grab the mug, Strongy took the Scribbles Café award and Skeersy the Wagga Caltex fuel.
Umpiring is a tough job, if you think you can do better, then put your hand up and get out on the paddock, otherwise shutup. We as a club have worked hard to improve our image and your comments from the side line don’t help.
B grade were our only netball winners with A and B Grades also being close fought games. In A Grade Taylor Paterson won the mug & Hair Intuition Award, Sarah Reardon the Scribbles Café, B Grade Bailey Porter took the mug and Sarah Elizabeth Hair Award, Jill Read Scribbles Café and in C Grade Carly Margosis received The Mug & Tyre Power and k Lewis is off to Scribbles Café.
Today we travel to Temora, good luck to all teams playing today
Tickets are now available for the Ladies Day to be held in two weeks, 1st June, 2012 Cancer Awareness “pink” & Sponsors Combined Gala Day,
The 1973, 1983, 93 re-union Ball will be held on July 29th

Awards at the Palm & Pawn starting at 7pm, lets all get back there have a feed and have a great night, Go Sainters!!​

6) The u17s year from hell continues with young lachy sustaining a broken collar bone, and Jordy waking up in wonderland after clashing heads with a Roo hip last weekend. All I can say is that old adage applies “what doesn’t kill you can only make you stronger” keep at it boys regardless of the games results we are all proud of you. While on this we also thank our fellow clubs for their support and forward thinking in allowing us to use our u15 & u18 players so that we can field a side each week. I must also mention the Roo boys who played for us last week, thanks boys for your sportsmanship and the way you played.
The Ressies hit a reality check at the hands of an in form Roos outfit, Polly after a refreshing break at Surfers took the mug, Brad Jolliffe the scribbles café award and Trav working his way back the Wagga Caltex fuel.
Regardless of the score the boys played well against last years Premiers and did us proud, Jesse scooped the votes to grab the mug assisted by Tom Strong (Scribbles Café) and Jacob May the Caltex Wagga fuel award.
Temora was too strong in netball with all grades going down. In A Grade Em Leman won the mug & Hair Intuition Award, Kell the Scribbles Café, B Grade Sarah took the mug and Sarah Elizabeth Hair Award, Gabby Scribbles Café and in C Grade Bella Oehm received The Mug & Tyre Power and Bree is off to Scribbles Café.
Our annual “pink” round is played to high-light the impact cancer has on so many. This year as well as our auction of players Guernsey’s later tonight, we will be raffling a “pink” saint’s Guernsey signed by all the players at the game today.
Thank you to our Ladies and Sponsors who are here today, we hope you enjoy the festivities we have laid on for you as our way of saying Thanks for your support and understanding during the footy season.
Tonight the awards will be held in the Clubrooms prior to the Guernsey Auction a cover charge of $20.00 applies, finger food supplied. In the last three years North Wagga has donated in excess of $30,000.00 to the cancer council thanks to you, lets show the rest of the league how it’s done, see you later tonight.
Today we welcome the Northern Jets, Gungahlin and Narrandera to Mcpherson Oval for today’s games in Pink
Go Sainters!!

7) Two weeks ago the heavens opened but the dismal conditions didn’t dampen the day’s events, with spectators, sponsors and ladies being entertained by 4 games of Footy. The 17s Kicked off the day with an evenly matched game against Narrandera winning by 17 points in the end. Young Flynny won the Envy haircut, Oscar the Scribbles Café award and Dale Abbott the Wagga Caltex fuel award. We also thank our fellow clubs for their support and forward thinking in allowing our use of u15 & u18 players so that we can field a side each week.

The Ressies got back on stride beating a determined Jets side 70 to 33, Cambo’s class showed to take  the mug, Mitch McDonell the scribbles café award and Brad Curtis the Wagga Caltex fuel.

The Seniors matched their more experienced opponents, after going into the first break 20 points down the boys clawed their way back to being within 4 points of the Jets before 3 quick goals in the last 5 minutes of the last quarter sealed a Jets win. Mark Adams grabbed the mug, Benny Alexander (Scribbles Café) and Dan Smallwood the Caltex Wagga fuel award.

Netball scores were A Grade lost 15 to 39, B lost 9 to 36, C grade won 27 to 25, well done girls in trying conditions, our thanks go to the Jets for agreeing to an early start so the girls could enjoy their Ladies day. In A Grade Brit Fitsimmons won the mug & Hair Intuition Award, Kaitlin the Scribbles Café, B Grade Breanna Cross took the mug and Sarah Elizabeth Hair Award, Whitney Scribbles Café and in C Grade Bri Stanton received The Mug & Tyre Power and Jane is off to Scribbles Café.

The annual Sponsors and Ladies day was a huge success with all attending enjoying the day. The Charity Auction held later that night was even bigger with over $18,000.00 in bids received thanks to the generosity of those in attendance.

Jesse, Dowds and Troy were all mentioned in dispatches all played outstanding games and enjoyed their initial representative games, well done boys.

Today we welcome Coleambally and CAK to McPherson Oval for today’s games, awards will be held back at the Palm & Pawn later tonight – see you there, good luck to all playing today,

Go Sainters!!

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