Canterbury’s team of legends

As we work to assemble Canterbury’s Greatest ever side over the next 12 months, we will from time to time throw in brief bio’s of former clubs legends, so you can see some of the greats who have donned the jumper, and see how many went on to play VFA and AFL at its highest levels. Ex Canterbury boys who captained AFL teams, played in AFL premierships, coached at AFL level, won All Australian honours, and two who became presidents of AFL clubs.

Then we will have a competition for people to pick the best team from a shortlist with bios with a prize for the winner.

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Men Rd 15 – La Trobe Uni

RESERVESSENIORS


Reserves

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Canterbury Football Club 0.2-2 2.4-16 4.7-31 6.7-43
La Trobe University AFC 3.3-21 6.7-43 6.12-48 9.18-72

Goal Kickers: N. Walden 2, S. Woodward 2, B. Robinson, C. Woods
Best Players: C. Woods, A. Panjwani, N. Joseph, N. Stogdale, A. Stals, R. Hawke

Round 15 against La Trobe at the snake pit, last time against La Trobe we were beaten fairly convincingly so with the side we had in I was expecting a better performance today. The conditions over the last weeks have been windy so we should be used to it by now, scoring can be done at either end of the ground.

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Men Rd 14 – Swinburne | Women Rd 11 – Hawthorn

WOMEN | RESERVESSENIORS


Women

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Hawthorn AFC 3.1-19 4.1-25 6.7-43 6.7-43
Canterbury Football Club 0.0 3.3-21 3.3-21 3.9-27
Goal Kickers: M. Yeaman, M. Spillane, L. Rinaldi
Best Players: M. Spillane, A. Mentor, E. Pittonet, M. Yeaman, P. Simon, J. Close

From Assistant Coach Jade Shanahan:

From the bottom of my heart, I just want to thank each and every one of the playing group for your efforts this season. For a group of women who predominantly have not played football prior to this year you can all be extremely proud of yourselves for the way you’ve embraced your training, preparation and game days. I’m incredibly proud of the way you all rose to the challenges of being an inaugural club, learning the game, staying positive all the way, supporting each other and managing your lives outside of the commitment that we asked of you. Well done! Be proud of yourselves, be proud of each other!

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Men Rd 13 – Westbourne | Women Rd 10 – Fitzroy

WOMEN | RESERVESSENIORS


Women

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Canterbury Football Club 0.2-2 2.3-15 4.7-31 4.9-33
Fitzroy FC 0.1-1 0.2-2 0.3-3 0.4-4

Goal Kickers: R. Azzopardi, A. Payne, L. Rinaldi, M. Spillane
Best Players: L. Daw, R. Azzopardi, M. Spillane, T. Hall, Y. Hall, A. Payne

An icy wind and semi blue skies greeted us down at The Snakepit for our final home game of the year against the club whom we’d claimed our very first victory against earlier in the year.

A torrid first quarter resulted in only minor scores being kicked by both sides as the strong left to right wind played havoc with both sides ability to capitalise on goal scoring opportunities. Fitzroy’s physicality was a bit of a worry for our girls for a while, with a lot of niggle going on in the forward line both on and off the ball. Our forwards still managed to find a way to the ball though but unfortunately just couldn’t find a way to counter the wind.

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Men Rd 12 – Sth Melb | Women Rd 9 – Sth Melb

WOMEN | RESERVESSENIORS


Women

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
South Melbourne Districts 0.1-1 3.3-21 4.5-29 5.9-39
Canterbury Football Club 2.3-15 3.3-21 3.3-21 4.3-27

Goal Kickers: A. Dyer 3, M. Spillane
Best Players: L. Rinaldi, M. Spillane, M. Yeaman, R. Azzopardi, A. Dyer, K. Johnson

The trip down to Albert Park was probably the farthest we’ve had to travel so far this season and by far the most ‘difficult’ in terms of grounds for a lot of our players to find!

Thankfully, despite the grey skies and a bit of wind there was also a bit of sunshine hiding behind the rather ominous looking clouds and we were hoping that any rain would hold off until after our game.

Doaky and the Senior men formed a ‘guard of honour’ as our girls, keen to atone for their horror brain fade 1st quarter of 2 weeks ago ran out onto the ground, a great gesture and certainly a ‘spark’ for the Lady Snakes. Continue reading “Men Rd 12 – Sth Melb | Women Rd 9 – Sth Melb”

Men Rd 11 – Albert Park | Women Rd 8 – Swinburne

WOMEN | RESERVESSENIORS


Women

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Swinburne University AFC 6.2-38 7.3-45 8.5-53 9.8-62
Canterbury Football Club 0.0 1.3-9 1.4-10 2.5-17

Goal Kickers: K. Bulluss, A. Dyer
Best Players: M. Spillane, E. Pittonet, E. Hall, L. Rinaldi, K. Azzopardi, S. Giles

A chilly but thankfully sunny morning greeted us for our first away game for a couple of weeks, down at St. James Park. Early weather signs were of a swirly, right to left wind favouring the Burwood Road end of the ground and thankfully the sun was forecast to stay out so despite the wind, the sun would at least be keeping us a little bit warm.

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Men Rd 10 – Power House | Women Rd 7 – St. Mary’s Salesian

WOMEN | RESERVESSENIORS


Women

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Canterbury Football Club 2.3-15 4.4-28 7.6-48 11.11-77
St Mary’s Salesian 2.0-12 2.3-15 2.3-15 4.5-29

Goal Kickers: M. Spillane 3, N. McMahon 3, K. Bulluss 2, A. Dyer 2, A. Payne
Best Players: R. Azzopardi, M. Spillane, N. McMahon, E. Hall, P. Simon, A. Dyer

After overnight and early morning rain, there was still a little bit of moisture on the ground at The Snakepit during our warm up, the centre square being the main offender, where there where a few puddles, but nothing that was going to cause any major concerns for either side. By the time the first bounce came around the sun had broken through the clouds and brought a little bit of warmth with it and a whole lot of a headache if you were playing down the clubrooms end of the ground on the coaches boxes side! Ahh the joys of living in Melbourne! Continue reading “Men Rd 10 – Power House | Women Rd 7 – St. Mary’s Salesian”

Men Rd 9 – La Trobe | Women Rd 6 – Brunswick

WOMEN | RESERVESSENIORS


Women

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Canterbury Football Club 2.5-17 3.11-29 7.14-56 10.15-75
Brunswick Renegades 0.0 0.1-1 0.1-1 0.2-2
Goal Kickers: R. Azzopardi 3, K. Bulluss 2, M. Kennedy 2, A. Dyer 2, L. Daw
Best Players: L. Daw, R. Azzopardi, M. Spillane, A. Payne, J. Lee, K. Bulluss

Another beautiful but slightly cold morning greeted us at The Snakepit as players arrived for what we hoped would be our third consecutive win against the bottom of the ladder, Brunswick Renegades. After a narrow win against Bulleen Templestowe and a week off, the girls had a very focussed week on the training track and coaching staff felt as though we had addressed a number of ‘deficient’ areas in terms of skills.

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Men Rd 8 – UHS-VU | Women Rd 5 – Bulleen-Templestowe

WOMEN | RESERVESSENIORS


Women

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Bulleen Templestowe 0.0 1.2-8 1.3-9 3.6-24
Canterbury Football Club 1.3-9 2.3-15 3.5-23 3.7-25

Goal Kickers: A. Payne, N. McMahon, K. Bulluss
Best Players: M. Spillane, S. Giles, N. McMahon, M. Yeaman, E. Hall, K. Johnson

It was a cold start against Bulleen Templestowe down at Ted Ajani reserve and we were hoping to put together a back to back win.

The girls went out hard in the first quarter and managed to snatch the lead with an early goal. It was a bit of a scrappy start with the dew on the ground and the ball being more slippery than we were used to but a strong back line managed to keep the opponent scoreless for the whole quarter.

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