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Another successful weekend for the Bombers at both Senior and Junior level.

You can check all the scores, goalkickers and best players by clicking here

Here is what the Senior Coaches had to say:

Cup Men - Corey

Men’s Cup slogged it out in horrendous conditions. Not much that can be taken from the game other than a good gritty win with no injuries and we got the 4 points! Ryan Arthur and Blake Fletcher were outstanding, while Kaylub Druett, Luke Flack, Liam Hassall and Ben Simpson were solid all game. Any chance of sunshine and a dry Saturday…

Cup Women - Brad

Another weekend of footy for the bombers and another game in wet conditions.

After last week's washout, we were keen on playing regardless of the conditions, and that match-up had us at home against bateau bay.

Kicking with the wind, We got off to a strong start, the challenge was going into or against the breeze at the change of quarters, where the girls held strong, putting together a pretty complete game across the 4 quarters and coming away with the wine. win.

Plate Men - Jimmy

The men’s plate side were lucky enough to play on a sunny morning before the afternoon rain rolled in against our neighbours Bateau Bay. As derby’s are the game was fairly physical from start to finish but played in good spirits. The boys were able to build a healthy margin throughout each quarter and more pleasingly kept bateau goal less making it 8 straight quarters at home the backline were able to kept the opposition from kicking a goal. Final Score 15-9-99 to 0-8-8 Best player and the mug winner was the returning James Rigas, supported well by Jesse Horsefield, Jordy Carrick, Jhet McArthur and Brendan Lewis. Big Will Spencer and Matt Weaver were huge up forward kicking 3 and 5 goals respectively

Plate Women - Courtney

The vibe was high, and the ladies were ready to impress at home. Our structure provided points on the board early. The girls continued to work with solid defensive across the ground. Kirra Alvisio put her mark on the game, hitting hard and using her giant kick to clear the ball. Emily Flack utilised her footy knowledge to play all over the field, assisting her teammates throughout. Sarah Woolford was the connection out the back of the contest and providing a lot of run and carry. Georgia Butler won the mug with her best performance of the season, providing the leads and hands to assist with points on the board. Looking forward to seeing what the girls bring next week.

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Round 6 Wrap

Weekend wrap whoich saw all senior matches postponed.

You can check all the scores  by clicking here

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Four Bombers Inducted into AFL NSW/ACT Hall of Fame
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Four people with links to Killarney Vale Bombers will be involved in the induction of the new NSW AFL Hall of Fame.

 

They include:

  • Ian Granland who was club president for 23 years and a founding member of both the Central Coast and Black Diamond Football Leagues as well as founding the Killarney Vale club with a hand in the establishment of both the Wyong and Bateau Bay clubs;  before his involvement locally, he had a long association with football in Sydney and is now the president of the NSW Australian Football History Society;

  • Mark McVeigh who played junior football with the club winning two competition best and fairest awards before playing junior football at Pennant Hills.  He was then drafted by the AFL Club, Essendon and later coached GWS and now the assistant coach at the Sydney Swans.  He also played several senior games with the Bombers following his retirement from Essendon;

  • Jarrad McVeigh, brother to Mark who played junior football with the Bombers, then to Pennant Hills where he was recruited to the Sydney Swans, played in their premiership team and is now an assistant coach at the club;

  • John Grose who coached junior teams at Killarney Vale.  His father (Ossie) is the inductee who played for the Newtown club in Sydney and represented both NSW and Sydney on eighteen occasions.  John will receive the award on behalf of his father, now deceased.

One hundred people were inducted into the NSW AFL Hall of Fame at a prestigious dinner at the Sydney Cricket Ground last Friday, nine of these, some of whose involvement dates back to 1881, wereidentified as legends.

 

Another from the Central Coast who was also inducted was goalkicking legend Maurie Goolagong who played several seasons with Woy Woy and Terrigal-Avoca Clubs.

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Round 5 Wrap
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A tough weekedn on the road for the Bombers with the Women's Cup side the only team to taste success and in doing so kept their unbeaten start to the season

Hers is what the coaches had to say:

Cup Men - Corey Shackleton

Men’s Cup Started slowly and were well beaten in the first quarter by a Cardiff side who were more physical and willing to run. An improved 2nd quarter seen us enter half time just a point down. The 3rd was an arm wrestle, with Cardiff entering the final term just ahead. With both sides decimated with injuries, it was a war of the wounded in the final term and Cardiff proved more determined and polished and ran away comfortable winners Ryan Arthur was outstanding, while Luke Flack proved a hand full with his attacking runs. Ben Simpson, Tom Sawyer and Blake Fletcher also played well all day.

Women's Cup - Brad Edwards

We travelled up the freeway this week to take on Cardiff, and they have made an impressive start to their season. 

The game started in wet and slippery conditions, adding to the challenge of coming up against a quality team. 

The game was a real arm wrestle for a quarter and a half, and to the girls credit they kept fighting and managed to get some reward for effort in the second and third quarters, breaking the game open slightly.

Our defensive unit were brilliant all day, standing up time and time again, and contributing in a big way to help the bombers get the win.

Plate Men - Jimmy Newburn

A undermanned player side took to the field and pushed a handy Cardiff in the first half. Unfortunately Cardiff put some scoreboard pressure on early in the 3rd and with the downpour that came it meant we were up against things. We broke even in the final term in a pleasing sign. Full credit to the boys who battled the game out until the end. Definitely signs of improvement from our inexperienced young players, great signs moving forward Best players were Jesse Horsefield, Brendan Lewis, Nick Metcalfe and Tommy Ralph, special mention to the skipper Joe Crick who ran all day and tried his heart out

Plate Women - Courtney Barnett
The scoreboard did not reflect the effort and intensity by our plate girls. With an early out due to injury, our girls were asked to play out of position at various points of the game. Tackle pressure, communication, and intensity were three goals met throughout. Lacey C dominated at HB provide tackle pressure and plenty of run off the flank, Kim T was the thumping boot to drive the ball out of our midfield and Jessica C who was absolutely everywhere on the field helping her teammates in attack and defence.

Click here to check all scores, best players & goalkickers

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Round 4 Wrap 
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Round 4 saw all teams at Adelaide St Oval for the first time this year. Conditions were excellent both on and off the field. It was mixed results for teh club with The Women's Black Daiamond Cup side continuing their unbeaten run and the Plate Men recording their first win for the year. The Cup Men lost narrowly whilst the Plate Women fought gamely against last year's Premiers.

Here is what the Coaches had to say:

Cup Men - Corey

Cup Men’s had a close battle. After being outplayed in the early stages, we fought back to setup a close finish, but unfortunately wasted some opportunities late and couldn’t get the job done.

Cup Women - Brad

We took on Maitland Saints who have been promoted up to Cup level this year and are looking to put their stamp on the competition.

With great weather conditions for playing, our focus was on getting stuck straight into our game plan, and the girls did exactly that.

The girls took control of the game from the first quarter and didn't look like slowing for the entire game and came away with the win.

It was exciting to have more Bombers make their Cup debut. Congratulations to Holly Flack and Leah Murphy.

Cup Men - Jimmy

Fantastic conditions for our first game at Adelaide st for the year in Men’s Plate against Maitland with the boys looking for their first win after a narrow loss in the rain last week. The boys started well with only inaccuracy in front of goal preventing a bigger margin at quarter time with that continuing through the 2nd quarter to lead by 10 goals at the main break while keeping Maitland goal less. 6 goals in the premiership quarter and 7 goals in the final quarter meant the boys were able to kick 21 for the match in 40 scoring shots and more importantly keeping Maitland goal less. Final score 145-3 Best on ground and the mug winner was Liam Hassall with strong support again from 2nd gamer Zane McLaren, the returning Paul Blain, 5 goals to the experienced Brendan Lewis and 5 goals to big Squid Weaver up forward. The captains award went to young Jhet MacArthur.

Plate Women - Courtney

The ladies started strong against the reigning premiership. The scores were neck and neck right through to the end of the 3rd quarter. Unfortunately, Cardiff bagged 2 quick goals in the last, and we were unable to catch them. Best on grounds were Sophie Schwarz taking on everything on the wing, Megan Jenkins providing support in the forwards and backs throughout the game, Sabrina Tate took on every role she was given and played all over the field and our Mug winner went to Maeve Doherty who was a massive presence in our backline.

For goalkickers and best players click here

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Round 3 Wrap
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Tough day for the Bombers last Saturday, with the Cup Women the only team two bring home the four points in conditions that were suitable for ducks only.

Here is what the coaches had to say:

Cup Men - Corey

Men’s Cup was an arm wrestle in horrendous conditions. Hard to read much into it, or take anything out of it. Ultimately, we didn’t take our chances in the 2nd half and fell short. Rick White and Damien Hector were standouts, with Hayden Mahalm, Kaylub Druett and Enjay Convy playing well all day.

Cup Women - Brad

It was just wet horrible conditions and I'm not sure we can take from the game other than the girls getting a score of 77 points and the four points. Best were Emily Crookes, Holly Gibbons and Nikita Carter.

Cup Men - Jimmy

Men’s Plate was played in fairly constant rain and sheets of water across the ground. Warners Bay got the early jump with 3 goals which we couldn’t peg back. The final margin was just 5 goals Great to see a large volume of the under 17s from last year stepping up into senior footy Best on ground in his first senior game was Zane McLaren with Liam Hassall, Blake Fletcher and Jhet MacArthur having great games also

Plate Women - Courtney

Womens Plate side had a solid opponent with hard hits and wet conditions. The Magpies jumped early with a few goals in the first quarter. Our pressure intensified throughout the game, keeping the Magpies goaless in the last quarter. Best on grounds were Kiara West in her first seniors game across the back line, Eva Murphy dominating in the the mids and Vanessa McQuillan who held strong as full back.

For goalkickers and best players click here

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Round 2 Results

The sun shone on the weekend which enabled the 2024 Season to get underway.

Click here to keep up to date with all the Scores, Ladders, Goalkickers & Best Players

#onebigbomber

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'Bryso' Notches up 150 Games

This weekend we have one of our young bombers Holly 'BRYSO' Bryson notching up 150 club games.

 

Holly will be the first junior Female to reach the 150-game milestone.

 

Holly has had a distinguished junior career winning three premierships from six Grand Final appearances and has also represented the Central Coast for the past five years.Holly has been named co-captain of the under 17 Youth Girls team as they endeavour to go back-to-back.

 

Coming off a really solid pre-season Holly will further her endeavours to play senior football this season at the Bombers and will push to be a consistent member of the Women’s Cup side. Her first opportunity will come against Singleton this Saturday.

 

Congratulations Holly on the 150th, we are all excited to see the footballer you become over the next 150.

 

Come down to Adelaide St Oval and support Holly when she runs out on Saturday vs Singleton at 2pm and Sunday vs Warners Bay at 3.25pm.Good luck Holly.

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2024 Leadership Groups

Congratulations to those players who have been elected to a Leadership Groups this season.

The Leadership Groups as announced at the Season Launch on Friday Night are as follows:

Men's Cup

Josh Mifsud (capt), Ryan Arthur, Alex Bailey, Enjay Convy, Tom Mumford

Women's Cup

Brooke Hoolihan & Kristen Kessler (co-captains), Skye Bailey, Eliza Hand

Men's Plate

Joe Crick (Capt)

Women's Plate

Taylah Hilditch (capt), Courtney Lenihan, Kim Thoseby 

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Season Launch a Huge Success

The opening round of the AFL Hunter Central Coast competition may have been washed out on Saturday but that did not dampen the spirit of in excess of 100 players and supporters who attended the clubs Season Launch on Friday night.

The night saw the introduction of the 2024 Board members and sponsors whilst Coaches Corey Shackleton (Men's Cup) and Courtney Barnett (Women's Plate) gave those in attendance an insight into how pre-season went and what we can expect for the 2024 season.

The coaches and captains also presented guernsey's to a select number of new players.

The Leadership Groups and captains for both Men's and Women's teams were also announced.

A highlight of the evening was Taya White describing the inspiration behind the indigenous guernsey she designed in conjunction with Brooke Turner and will be worn by all four teams on Indigenous Round.

2024 Fixture Released
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The 2024 AFL HCC Season Fixture has been released.

Details of the competitions are:

In summary:

Cup Men

7 Teams

(Cardiff, Killarney Vale, Maitland, Newcastle City, Terrigal Avoca, TEBB, Warners Bay)

17 Rounds (15 matches & 2 Byes)

2 General Byes

4 team finals

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(Cardiff, Killarney Vale, Maitland, Newcastle City, Singleton, Terrigal Avoca, TEBB, Warners Bay)
8 Teams

17 Rounds

2 General Byes

6 Team Finals

Plate Men

13 Teams

(Cardiff, Gosford, Killarney Vale, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Nelson Bay, Newcastle City x 2, Singleton, Terrigal Avoca, TEBB, Warners Bay, Wyong Lakes)

17 Rounds (16 matches & 1 Bye)

2 General Byes

6 Team Finals

Plate Women

8 Teams

(Cardiff, Gosford, Killarney Vale, Newcastle City, Port Stephens, Terrigal Avoca, TEBB, Wyong Lakes/Lake Macquarie)

17 Rounds (17 matches & 0 Byes)

2 General Byes

6 Team Finals

Muswellbrook has withdrawn from all competitions.

Please note the fixture is correct at time of publication but may be subject to change in the future. To keep up to date with the fixture click here

Full fixture will be displayed here in coming days

2024 Indigenous Guernsey Unveiled

Emerging leaders Brooke Turner and Taya White, proud Gumbayggnir and Wiradjuri women respectively, are proud to share the 2024 Killarney Vale Bombers Indigenous Round Guernsey.

Both of these proud First Nations Women have done an amazing job and our players are looking forward to wearing them with pride and honour.

We are looking for local businesses to sponsor these amazing Guernseys and have a range of packages available. Get in contact for more information or email seniorfootball@kvbombers.com

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Supercharged Saturday a Success

The Killarney Vale Bombers Senior Women's Program kicked off their inaugural Supercharged Saturday with a bang!

The day was designed to test our girls physically, mentally, and in leadership. They all pushed themselves beyond their limits and out of their comfort zones, tallying over 16kms in challenges and conditioning throughout the day.

Teamwork and culture building took centre stage as the Pink, Blue, and Green teams battled it out, showcasing intense competitiveness and camaraderie.

Despite the fierce competition, everyone walked away a winner, building on the tight-knit bond and culture already instilled within the team.

The girls are now ready to tackle the 2024 season head-on!

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Senior Men Hold Successful Camp

Well done to our Mens Squad after completing our annual preseason camp at Seal Rocks the weekend before last.

The camp was specifically designed to test the group physically, build leadership and push everyone outside their comfort zone.

The group, a mix of old and new faces, covered over 45km across the weekend (36km on the Saturday alone!) which included dune sprints, beach running, speed and power circuits, team building activities and football craft.

We now shift our focus to our upcoming trial matches which begin on 9 March.

A huge thanks to our senior coaching staff and Michael McGill from our awesome sponsor Gage Roads Brew Co for all their help and support.

Keep an eye our for the report from our Women's "Super Saturday" which was held on Saturday.

#Consistent #Relentless #ruthless #kvb2024 #onebigbomber

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