Power House Premiership Star Appointed New Reserves Coach

Some big news here at Power House with the announcement that 2006 Senior Premiership Star Bernard Brady has been appointed as our new Reserves Coach for Season 2018.


Bernard joins us after a long, successful playing and coaching career with South Yarra in the Southern Football League where he has coached the club across all teams, Seniors, Reserves and Masters with great success including a Premiership and 2 Grand Finals.

As a player, Bernard was a passionate, pacy, skilled, nuggety and determined footballer who played hard and tough. He played over 300 games, won 4 Premierships and played in 10 Grand Finals.

As a coach he was close to his players and worked on developing his teams both individually and collectively.

Last week, Bernard and his wife Jaime had their first child, Hope Isabella.

We are delighted to have secured Bernard as our new Reserves Coach and welcome him back formally to the Power House FC.


(L-R  
Director of Football – Ant Voyage, Senior Coach – Dave Matthews,  Reserves Coach – Bernard Brady, President – Nic Pavlou,)

2018 Major Sponsor Announcement: Chapter House

Power House Amateur Football Club are delighted to announce CHAPTER HOUSE as their major sponsor for the 2018 season.

Chapter House offer modern and traditional funeral services. With years of experience behind their team, they are proud to be known for their compassion, integrity and the utmost care.

Chapter House is owned and operated by the parents of PHAFC player Oli Knight-Gravelle, Oli’s Step Father Troy Upfield is the Founding Principal of Chapter House and recently spoke to us about his excitement of coming on board with the club:

“Chapter House is excited to be part of the PHAFC as its commitment to the broader community and celebration of life. I spoke to Nic Pavlou several times during the 2017 season and was impressed with his enthusiasm for football, commitment to the club and to the welfare of the players off the field. PHAFC’s rich history and community ties with the Lord Sommers Camp made the decision easy for us to sponsor the club”. 

Services at Chapter House are guided by you, so that they can provide the appropriate support to respect and honour you and your family. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the services at Chapter House you can learn more about the company on their website: www.chapterhouse.com.au

Troy will be around the club during the season and will also be a guest speaker at our Past Players day in 2018. Please make Troy and the Chapter House team feel welcome in joining the Power House Community.

On behalf of the Power House AFC, we welcome Troy and the team at Chapter House on board and look forward to a successful partnership going forward.

 

2017 Best and Fairest Winners

Last Saturday night the club held its 2017 Vote Count Night.

A boisterous crowd including the complete playing list and coaches attended and reviewed the season and watched the Best and Fairest votes tally round by round.

Over the vote count, the tension built as the rounds were tallied.

Tal Sardone and Fiachra O’Deasmhunaigh TIE to share the 2017 Keith “Bluey” Truscott Seniors Best and Fairest

Tal and Figs both polled 79 votes to defeat Nick Nagel by 1 vote.

2012 winner Adam Collett finished third with 69 votes while 2016 winner Ben Circosta finished fourth on 68 votes.

In his first year at the club, Tal had an excellent season polling in 11 games playing through the midfield. He led the way for his teammates with his fierce attack on the ball and an uncompromising standard and willingness to put his body on the line. He played a number of different roles through the year either attacking or shutting down when required. A great season and a great future at the club.

In his second year at the club, Fiachra was selected in the VAFA Division 3 Team of the Year at Centre Half Back. His ability to close down his opponent while consistently attacking made him a hard match up for opponents and his long kicking was a feature of his great year.
After finishing 8th in the count last year, Figs was moved to defence and has developed as a fine player and the cornerstone of the defence. He polled in 10 games.

Runner up Nick Nagel had an outstanding year polling votes in 11 out of 14 games including 4 best on ground performances on his way to Team of the Year selection and 70 goals. He was selected in the VAFA Victorian Team and will leave this weekend to tour Ireland..

This is only the third tie for the “Bluey” in the clubs history.

Les Gordon and Peter Hutchinson tied in 1962 while Fred Stafford and Glyn Evans tied in 1978.

Steve Circosta wins the 2017 Wal Davie Reserves Best and Fairest

To cap off a great season, Steve Circosta polled 69 votes to defeat Phil Mackney by 12 votes.

Dom Fogarty finished third while Patrick Arnold finished in 4th place.

Steve polled in 8 out of 9 games for the season and managed to play 5 senior games. His form was excellent and he is a deserving winner. Steve has always put the club ahead of his own interests and is the consummate clubman. A great competitor on the field, he leaves everything out on the park each time he pulls on the green, black and white. This is a great reward for a great season

The whole club congratulates Tal, Fiachra and Steve on their outstanding seasons.
The awards will be formally presented to the winners and runners-up at our
Gala Presentation Night on Saturday 28 October 2017

Details of the night are below

This will be a huge night where all award winners will be recognised.

Top 10 vote winners for each team are below.

Seniors 2017 Keith “Bluey” Truscott Best and Fairest Award

T. Sardone 79
F. Ó Deasmhúnaigh 79
N. Nagel 78
A. Collett 69
B. Circosta 68
L. Stubbs 48
R. Carroll 42
S. Confait 35
N. Brown 35
E. Nyary 31

Reserves 2017 Wal Davie Best and Fairest Award

S. Circosta 69
P. Mackney 47
D. Fogarty 43
P. Arnold 42
C. Browne 35
T. O’Sullivan 33
O. Gravelle 32
J. Temme 30
J. Bruton 28
N. Brown 24
H. Miller 24

 

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PHAFC into 2017 D3 Grand Final!

It’s official! Power House have earned promotion to D2 and a spot in the 2017 VAFA D3 Grand Final!

It was a big day out at Garvey Oval Bundoora, there was great support behind the goals from the PHAFC fans as they cheered on every score.

Westbourne threw everything they had at us and looked the goods as they took a 19 point lead into the half time break. Coach Ant Voyage asked his players to lift and they responded, in the 3rd quarter we produced an 8 goal to 1 goal onslaught, it was some of the best football we played all year.

In the last quarter we kicked 3 goals to 1 goal and ended up running out 42 point winners.

All in all it was a fantastic TEAM effort and a just reward for a great season to date.

This week we are up against one of our oldest foes in UHS-VU, they have been ultra-impressive all year and we will need to play at our absolute best to have any chance in taking out the premiership.

The match is scheduled for a 2:20pm start this Saturday at Elsternwick Park! Details of pre-match functions to be released shortly!

GO HOUSE!

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former player President and Life Member, Harry South.

 

Harry passed away this morning after a long illness.

 

Harry came to Power House in 1957 and first played in the Under 19 team.

 

He showed great promise and was a member of the famous 1959 Immortals Champion Team.

 

Harry continued his career at Power House playing his last game in 1984 – 26 years after he commenced.

 

Harry became Club President for 3 years in 1984/5/6 and was elected to Life Membership.

 

Harry was famous for his booming voice behind the goals cheering on the House.

 

He was a big man with a big personality, a big heart with a generous demeanour.

 

He will be sadly missed by all his Power House and Lord Somers Camp friends and family.

 

Harry turned 77 last week.

 

Funeral details to follow

 

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