Welcome to the Power House Amateur Football Club

The Power House Football Club has a proud history associated with the Victorian Amateur Football Association since 1947. In 2013, Power House is competing in Division 3.

Power House welcome players of all ages and abilities to enjoy our great football and social club.

Power House provides a great social environment and first class facilties, at the same time, striving for the ultimate on field success. Feel free to jump on board as a player or supporter. See you on the track.

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Coaches Blog – The season so far….

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To the Power House community, in what is my first letter to the network this season Id like to touch on a few points about our progress to date, position of the club on field, recruiting programs and hopes and aspirations for the remainder of the season ahead.

Firstly, it has been a great start to our 2014 campaign in both seniors and reserves with the club having launched the year on the back of a unique pre season camp, targeted recruitment campaign and strategic three year football plan that now appears well on track to delivering on objectives.

We had made it our mission to build a culture of success on field which was to be built on hard work, a culture of sharing and enjoyment, learning from successful club and organisational models and gaining the group’s commitment to see these come to life in 2014. Our new recruits are certainly contributing in a significant way and are the result of some great efforts from our committee and football department. We remain confident on delivering an under 19s side in 2015 so stay tuned for further updates here.

So, as round 8 approaches, our determination is stronger than ever to build this club into one admired and acclaimed among our VAFA and community peers. Our football program this year was an evolution on last years plans but has looked to incorporate more creativity of ball movement, predictability of structures and greater skill levels by hand and foot and all indicators are that we are improving in these areas.

Of course, there are still areas of improvement and development both this season and beyond but rest assured we will continue to work on every element of our game and ensure that each player, from the 80th player on the list to the 1st player on the list, develops and learns as they go.

We have a great club here and I am proud to be the senior coach responsible for our on field success, I only implore the PHAFC family to make sure you play your part too and support out great sides. We very much value each and every contribution, whether it be on match day or in the back office.

Best wishes and ‘GO HOUSE’.

Anthony Voyage

Senior Coach

Power House AFC

 

Coming Soon!

2014 Match Reviews will be posted here.

2013 Round 18 v Richmond Central

Seniors

Power House 11.13-79 defeated by Richmond Central 16.13-109
Goal Kickers: L. Johnston 3, A. Collett 3, W. Slater , D. Buckley , S. Watson , L. Stubbs , D. Baker
Best Players: R. Webb, L. Johnston, M. Conomy, D. Burnside, A. Collett, J. Avery

The final games for 2013 was away to Richmond Central at the Snake Pit. The local parking inspectors were in force booking over 100 vehicles while the two games were played in a disgraceful effort! The first quarter was a close tight encounter which saw the sides trade 7 goals with The Snakes ended the first stanza 8 points up. Adam Collett was danfgerous around the ball while Darren Baker and Dave Burnside were proving their worth. Jacob Avery continued his fine form while the Webb brothers were busy. The second stanza saw the boys fall away for a brief period and allowed Richmond to kick clear and we went into the sheds 25 points down. A quick half time snack from Fitzy’s Canteen saw our wallets emptied in exchange for a pricey feed. Things haven’t changed! The boys lifted in the second half and put Richmond to the test. Physical pressure and hard running saw the game tighten up and the Snakes couldn’t break clear as the Power House boys kept fighting back. There were no inches given as the side fought hard to the death to finally succumbed to Richmond by 30 points. Lee Johnston was a hero up forward booting 3 while Adam Collett put in a clear best afield performance collecting disposals at will, soundly defeating his opponents and drifting forward at will to boot 3 goals and have a hand in 5 others. Darren Baker and Dave Burnside contiued their solid end to the season while Mark Conomy and Jacob Averywere solid down back. Ricky Webb took on the opposition with no fear inone of his best games for the club. The Seniors now have a well earned break and look to rest up and recruit in preparation for a crack at 2014 glory. The boys agreed to find one mate each to bring along to play next season as we aim to make a statement in Division 3.

Reserves

Power House 7.2-44 defeated by Richmond Central 12.18-90
Goal Kickers: P Arnold 3, B Lonsdale 2, B Kyne, C Barrett
Best Players:  D. Mitchell, P. Arnold, M. Lynch, B. Cox, B. Kyne, W. Summons

This match was all about Dom Mitchell who earned best on ground votes with stellar performance. He was everywhere and reminded us all of a young Euan Edwards in the way he attacked the ball and moved like a gazelle. Veteran Swingman Patrick Arnold dominated wherever he played reliving past glories with a stellar performance on the eve of his 150th game for Power House. Irish Michael Lynch played his heart out while Nathan Moresi and Grant Murphy were active. Euan “The Human Ego” Edwards decided not to extend himself today as he selflessly put himself in cotton wool in preparation for a huge finals game next week. Best mate Heath “Keith” Miller looked like he had been on the tiles all night but mnanaged to clear his head by half time and put in a solid second half. The German Drinking Machine Mike “Plums” Flindt was at his best again running into umpires, opponents and team mates alike in pursuit of the pill. Benny “The People’s Beard” Lonsdale was in everything as usual offereing plenty of targets up forward while “Philthy” Phil Mackney was at his brutal best. The Reserves did enough to qualify in 6th place for the 2013 finals and move into next week with a bit of work to do to before they face the might of Kew in the Qualifying Final.

2013 Round 17 v St Francis Xavier

Seniors 

Power House 13.17-95 defeated St Francis Xavier 9.8-62

Goal Kickers: R. Webb 4, L. Johnston 3, H. Tomlinson 2, R. Hobson 2, G. Tubridy, B. Lonsdale
Best Players: A. Kuhanez, L. Stubbs, M. Webb, R. Webb, T. Hinck, B. Leske

The game started in unbelievable fashion when the 3rd placed St Francis Xavier coach decided that the centre wicket area was “too hard to play on and that with my team playing finals in two weeks, they would risk an injury”.

The officials were all summoned to the centre of the Ross Gregory Oval to discuss the situation. The centre wicket area was being watered 10 minutes before the first bounce while the officials, along with a representative from the VAFA decided what to do. In the end, sanity eventually prevailed and the St Francis Xavier team agreed to play.

This had a profound effect on the team as they came out of the blocks hard at the ball and the contest to establish a strong lead in front of a massive Sponsors and Family Day function crowd driving the players.

A 5 goal to 2 first quarter saw the boys make a statement. The forward line was functioning well and the ball movement was swift.

1 goal each in the second quarter saw the boys take a 21 point lead into the main break.

Ant Voyage asked for a sustained effort for 2 more quarters and implored his charges not to let up.

Another 4 goals in the third term kept the visitors at bay and an even final quarter left the final margin at 33 points in favour of Power House to record their most emphatic victory of the season.

Ricky Webb was a livewire up forward kicking 4 team lifting goals while Leroy Johnston continued his consistency bagging another 3. A couple each from Hugh Tomlinson and Rowan Hobson.

Best for the House were Andrew Kuhanez and Luke Stubbs who spent most of his time on the ball in a new role. The Webb brothers played well as did Ben Leske and Tyler Hinck.

A great 4 quarters of sustained football was the decider today.

A great win in front of a great crowd

Reserves

Power House 23.12-150 defeated St Francis Xavier 4.4-28

Goal Kickers: J. White 9, C. Barratt 3, D. Mitchell 2, J. Docker 2, P. Arnold 2, A. Reynolds, P. Mackney, C. Plazzer, H. Miller, M. Lynch
Best Players: A. Reynolds, N. Moresi, P. Mackney, P. Arnold, D. Eastey, J. White

This match was summed up simply by the sole performance in front of goals by Justin White. Whitey took all before him and dominated the game booting 9 goals and celebrating each one like he had won Olympic gold.

Even Euan Edwards was not able to match the ego created by Whitey after his massive haul.

This game was a total domination by the Power House boys after putting the foot on the pedal early, they ran away with the result in the most convincing fashion.

They didn’t miss Power Foward Daniel Buckley at all with Key Swingman Patrick Arnold managing to run the whole foward line while booting a couple of goals himself…all while still wearing his sunglasses!

Heath Miller was glad to hand over the goalsquare to Whitey and others as he spent time up the ground running under the centre wicket sprinkler at each quarter break.

“Lucky” Phil Mackney had the time of his life running the whole show while coach Steve “Feathers” Webb had little to do but sit and watch his charges play their best game of the year.

Michael Lynch’s effort for goal of the year was awesome and Chris Barrett continued his great recent form with 3 goals.

Aiden Reynolds was the dominant player on the ground with 2 goals and an all round solid contribution.

Dom “Joni” Mitchell did what he does best…but we are not really sure what that is!

Euan Edwards was seen still in the changerooms hours later admiring himself in the mirror and congratulating himself on his awesome performance.

A massive 122 point victory to put the boys in the box seat for a crack at finals football.