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On Saturday the Pakenham Football Club ventured to the bayside town of Tooradin in a typical winters day in Melbourne. In freezing conditions, with plenty of wind, rain and mud, you knew it was going to be a game of football back in the ages.
In both the Seniors and Reserves, Tooradin got the jump on us with the aid of a 4 goal wind and took advantage by applying scoreboard pressure onto us. Both games went down a similar path, with Pakenham having to come from behind in the last quarter to come away with the 4 points.
Due to the atrocious conditions, the games were eventually won by the side that were prepared to slog it out for the full 4 quarters and Pakenham certainly did that. The Seniors keep an ever so slim chance of making the finals alive, while the Reserves further consolidated their spot in top 5.
The under 19s, lost to Narre Warren by 7 goals, but the margin didn’t do the game justice, as our kicking for goal simply let us down. 11 scoring shots for just 2 goals didn’t allow us to put scoreboard pressure on Narre Warren.
Next weekend, We are playing Beaconsfield at Pakenham in what should be another tight contest.

SENIOR COACH – STEVE O’BRYAN
Pakenham Senior coach Steve O’Bryan announced during the week, that he will stand down at the end of the season as Senior Coach of the Pakenham Football Club. Steve met with club officials on Thursday night, and then informed the players after training, of his decision to end his tenure after four years at the helm.
Steve brought solidarity to the club that had a tumultuous 2012, with new appointment Gary Connolly lasting just three rounds before Joe Lenders took over in an interim capacity. Steve changed those negative vibes in an instant.
He won over the playing group, taking the club from ninth to fourth in his first season, winning the elimination final over Berwick, before bowing out to Beaconsfield in the first semi-final.
But that sudden spike has changed into a gradual decline since then. We lost the elimination final to the Wickers in 2014 before finishing sixth last year, a position that looks likely again this season.
Steve has the club at heart and thinks he may have got the best that he can out of the playing group. There’s no animosity between Steve and the Club and he will coach out the rest of the year.
We would love for him to stay on and play next season and Steve will now weigh up his options for whats best for him and his family.
In the coming weeks, we will extensively look around to see who potential candidates are for the Senior Coaching position.
BEAU MILLER
 
On Friday afternoon, Past Pakenham and Tooradin Player, Beau Miller was laid to rest in a massive funeral at Bunurong Memorial Park in Dandenong South. The funeral was attended by the who’s who of the football fraternity and it was a tremendous send off for a much loved person.
On Saturday, the Pakenham and Tooradin Club’s showed solidarity by coming together to show respects to both clubs past player and his family. Before the game, Chase Miller, the son of Beau, came into the Pakenham and Tooradin Rooms before the big clash, wearing a replica number 3 Tooradin jumper in his fathers honour. Both clubs then joined for a minute silence arm in arm. Proceeding the game, both clubs paid one final respect to the Millers, by forming a circle inside the centre square. It was a tremendous send off, to a wonderful person. RIP Beau Miller.

Event – AFL South East Women in Sport Luncheon: Friday 19th August 2016

Celebrate women in sport at the inaugural AFL South East – Women in Sport Luncheon

MC’d by leading sports broadcaster, Tiffany Cherry. Along with a panel discussion with St Kilda FC CEO – Matt Finnis,

former Australian Diamond’s Vice Captain Bianca Chatfield along with two up and coming stars of Women’s football, Georgia Walker and Vicki Sanford.

Tickets @ $85 per head or $800 for table of 10- includes 2 course lunch and beverages

To book, copy and paste the link below in your web browser.
https://form.jotform.co/SEJ_1/aflse-women-in-sport-lunch
LUKE WALKER
Pakenham Senior Player Luke Walker, on Thursday night was on Family Feud. Luke was extremely funny in front of the camera’s, and if you wish to have a look at the episode that had many at the club in stitches, then copy and paste into your web browser the link below, to see Thursday Nights episode
http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/family-feud/2016/7/21
HIGHVIEW ACCOUNTING
 
Pakenham Football Club Sponsor, Highview Accounting, are holding a free Seminar to everyone associated within the Pakenham Football Club.
LIBERAL GOVERNMENT SUPERANNUATION CHANGES THAT MAY AFFECT YOU.
The May 2016 Budget changes may have implications on your SMSF and its likely that some or all of these significant changes will be passed.
Join Highview Accounting for this free focuse SMSF Seminar, providing you with the information you need to be prepared and informed now and into the future
Wednesday 10th of August at 6.30pm at Highview Accounting, 190 Sladen Street Cranbourne.
RSVP by Friday 5th of August 2016 0359901000 or email amy@highview.com.au
Finger Food and Refreshments provided.
www.highview.com.au

STKILDA FOOTBALL CLUB VISIT SHORT VIDEO IS ON YOUTUBE

 
Fox Footy released a short video that has been playing a few fox footy shows during the week on youtube about Pakenham Football Clubs visit to StKilda. Check out Daniel Fry’s goal from the boundary, casual as you like. Click on the link below, to see Pakenham FC v Stkilda FC in a dribble competition.

New Winter gear has arrived. PFC Soft Shell jackets are now in stock at $75 each, PFC Soft Shell vests at $70 each, Hoodies at $55 each, Beanies and Caps at $25 each, Scarves at $20 each and don’t forget this years Polo Shirts are on Sale too for $40 each. Limited stocks are available on Winter Gear, so get in quick.

97.7 Footy -: Casey Radio

 

977 Footy is proud to be a broadcast partner for SEFNL & VFL in Season 2016. With over 10 hours of local footy every weekend make sure you tune into 97.7FM

Don’t forget the Saturday Morning Barrell show is on 8am till 10am. Covering all the news in the SEFNL, ELLINBANK and VFL Football Leagues.

Saturday’s live coverage of SEFNL Match of the day games starts at 1pm
Casey Radio can also be heard over the internet http://www.3ser.org.au/

PAKENHAM FOOTBALL CLUB TV

 
Just a reminder that all Pakenham Senior Games are uploaded to our Pakenham Football Club TV channel on Monday Afternoons. Click on http://www.southeastfnl.tv/clubs/Pakenham to catch up on the weekend’s action
 

WORLD SPORTS MAGAZINE -: Pakenham Football Club Feature

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The PAKENHAM Football Club’s feature article has made it into the Sports World International Magazine for Winter 2015. From the UK to USA via Europe and Australia, Sports World Magazine has an international readership upwards of 8 million and is a trusted source of news, information and guidance to all sports clubs across the world. Click on the link below to see the feature on the Pakenham Football Club. Hope you enjoy the read.

CONCLUSION TO SEASON 2015

On behalf of the Pakenham Football Club Committee, Football Department and Players, I thank you for being a committed and loyal supporter of the Pakenham Football Club in 2015.

While we were disappointed to have missed finals in all grades except the under 18s, we continue to develop our playing list and put in place goals which will take us down the path to future success.

Our ultimate goal remains the same – to win our next premiership, but not at any financial cost. We have undertaken many steps in 2015 to shape our team, both on and off the field, which sets up for an exciting journey in 2016. Already we have signed up Kym Jones – Ruckman and Luke Walker – Utility back to the club next year. Kym is back after spending a year playing in the Barwon Football League and Luke coming back to Pakenham after spending 3 years at KooWeeRup. Luke won last years Ellinbank Football League Best and Fairest and with these two quality players coming back to the club and with Dom Paynter and Sam Blackwood back from Knee Reconstructions, Russell Lehman Glandular Fever, Jason Fisher Broken Hand and Damien Holmes Broken Collarbone, our team will certainly be in good shape. We also have a few more recruits that will add to our depth, which we will be able to communicate in the coming weeks.

This season, due to the amount of injuries through the entire club, we were able to unearth many new Senior Players, from the under 19s and under 18s. These included players like Nathan Johnston, Brayden Baguely, Liam Tyrell,

Players to have improved in the Senior Team like Jarrod Cavalot, Christian Cairns, Stevie Morey and Jake Smith will form the future heart and soul of the club.

Pakenham is shaping up to be a very exciting list for the future, but as Senior Coach Steve O’bryan continually says, there is a lot of hard work ahead.

As we look to next year, we can assure you the preparation for season 2016 and beyond has well and truly begun at Toomuc Reserve. The individuals selected to represent the Pakenham Football Club, as players, coaches and staff, are unified in their hunger for this club to succeed, both on and off the field.

In the coming weeks we will also be communicating our AGM Meeting which we encourage everyone to be in attendance.

While our football season for 2015 concluded on Saturday night, whereby we held our Presentation Night which was a fantastic success.

We would like to thank Nic Muley, Shelly Bevan, Andrew Muley and Jack Anning for their efforts on a fantastic event.

President Steve Moloney thanked all the helpers that make the football club what it is today and made special mention to the Sponsors and Lion Tamers for their contributions to the football club.

As i noted earlier, there will be further announcements in the coming weeks.

Thanks again for your support and lets bring on Season 2016.

Seniors
Best and Fairest Dean Blake
Runners Up Steven Morey
Most Determined Cory Lenders
Most Consistent Damian Holmes
Most Improved Jarrod Cavalot
Coaches Chris Cairns

Reserves
Best and Fairest Jack Kowarzik
Runners Up Brian Cook
Most Determined Aaron Gray
Most Consistent Chris Cardona
Most Improved Tyler Guan
Coaches Nick Verleg

Under 19s
Best and Fairest Liam Tyrell
Runners Up Jack Melbourne
Most Determined Brandon Rich
Most Consistent Brayden Baguley
Most Improved Jessie Pantorno
Coaches Nathan Johnston

Under 18s
Best and Fairest Jai Rout
Runners Up Troy Clacy
Most Determined Matthew Smulders
Most Consistent Anthony Young
Most Improved Jayden Frazer
Coaches Jarred Pene McKeen

CRACKER JACKSON YOUNG GUN AWARD
Jake Smith

LIFE MEMBER AWARDS
Tom Oloughlin
Nathan Brown

CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR
Joe Lenders

RESERVES LEAGUE BEST AND FAIREST FOR THE SEFNL
Jack Kowarzik

SEFNL TEAM OF THE YEAR FOR 2015
Corey Lenders

SEFNL SERVICE AWARD
Nathan Brown for 200 Senior Games

PAKENHAM TEAM APP FOR SMARTPHONE

 
Never miss a thing. Stay in touch with everything and have all our club news at your fingertips. Download our smart phone app and you’ll get all of our club news and events sent directly to your phone. Its easy to do and its completely free to download and use. Go to the Apple App store or Google Play. Download “Team App”, sign up then search for Pakenham Football Club. Join up with us, remember to allow “push notifications” on your phone and you’ll get all the Pakky news and events sent directly to your phone. Its that easy.

NEW 2016 MERCHANDISE ON SALE NOW

Navy Soft Shell Jackets $75

Navy Soft Shell Vests $70

Hoodies $55

Beanies and Hats $25

Scarves $20

Stubby Holders $8

Merchandise onsale from the club on Thursday nights and all Home Games. So grab yourself some new gear and deck yourself out in the Lions colours.

PAKENHAM COMMUNITY MARKET

Just a reminder that the Pakenham Football Club holds a community market on the third Sunday of each month at the football ground which has been getting bigger and better each month. Thank you to Noel and his team of helpers for making the market such a success. For further details about the market, check out http://www.pakenhamfc.com.au/pakenham-community/pakenham-community-market/

PAKENHAM FOOTBALL CLUB FUNCTION ROOM HIRE

We hire out our Football Club function room all year round, which is ideal for any parties, functions, conferences etc. If anyone is looking at needing a room for any event, please check out http://www.pakenhamfc.com.au/pakenham-community/function-venue/ for further details.