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2019 Pre-Season Training 

Planning for the 2019 Season is already well underway and our Pre-Season Training sessions for both Men’s and Women’s Teams kick off in November.

The Men’s Team need to get on the track early to be ready to step up and make a move up the Division 2 ladder in 2019.

The Women’s Team have unfinished business this coming season and for us to improve and go further into finals, we need to go hard early and be prepared for a full-on assault in 2019.

All players who attended pre-season last year saw the benefits during the season so don’t get left behind.

It’s a great way to get your fitness up and be pushed by your mates.

All players are encouraged to attend and also bring a mate!

So come on down to the House on Wednesday’s starting in November and let’s get serious about Season 2019!

Christmas Pre-Season Training Dates

Wednesday 14 November – Women’s Team Only
Wednesday 21 November – Men’s and Women’s Teams – FREE BBQ
Wednesday 28 November – Men’s and Women’s Teams
Wednesday 5 December – Men’s and Women’s Teams
Wednesday 12 December – Men’s and Women’s Teams
Wednesday 19 December – Women’s Team Only

All sessions will start 6:30pm at the Ross Gregory Oval.

Runners Only – No Boots!

Contact the coaches to let them know you will be there.

Dave Matthews – Men’s Senior Coach – 0409 008 789
Phil Mackney – Women’s Senior Coach – 0427 364 447

2018 Annual General Meeting and Newly Elected 2019 Committee

It was great to see a solid attendance at the 2018 Annual General Meeting last night.

After a long and sometimes rewarding season both on and off the field, it was an opportunity hear from the off-field leaders on how the club is progressing and what is planned for 2019 and beyond.

At the meeting, the following Committee members did not seek re-election to the committee:-

Darren Baker
Charlie Betts 

Ant Brogan
Darragh Leonard

The club would like to thank all of the four outgoing committee members for their fantastic hard and committed work in 2018.

The New Committee for 2019 was elected.

Nic Pavlou was re-elected President for the 10th consecutive year continuing his run as the longest serving President in club history.

Daniel Buckley was re-elected in the role of Secretary for the 6th successive year. Daniel’s re-election makes him now the equal longest serving Secretary in the club’s history.

Greg Bell was re-elected in the role as of Treasurer for the 4th successive year.

The committee number elected for 2019 will be 16 which is designed to support the Future Growth Strategy and the extra projects we will be working on including growing our Women’s Team and the numerous improvement projects we have planned for 2019.

The club showed its leadership stability with 10 committee members re-elected.

We are also excited to announce 6 new members of the committee:-

Darra Conlon
Becky Mason
Heath Miller
Fiachra Ó Deasmhúnaigh
Anna Kennedy
John Cannon

We are pleased to announce the new 2019 Power House Football Club Committee.


President  Nic Pavlou Re-elected
Secretary  Daniel Buckley Re-elected
Treasurer  Greg Bell Re-elected
Committee  Phil Mackney Re-elected
Committee  Barry Cox Re-elected
Committee  Sally Werner Re-elected
Committee  Gerry Cleary Re-elected
Committee  Matt Leonard Re-elected
Committee  Dom Mitchell Re-elected
Committee  Luke Stubbs Re-elected
Committee  Darra Conlon New
Committee  Becky Mason New
Committee  Anna Kennedy New
Committee  John Cannon New
Committee  Heath Miller New
Committee  Fiachra Ó Deasmhúnaigh New

We were pleased that so many members volunteered their services and help to join the committee in 2019. It’s a testament to our great club culture.

We look forward to another tremendous year from the club driven by the hard work of the new committee.

Round 18 Results

It was a cold wet, sunny, wintery, sunny, then hail storm kind of day out at Brens Oval.

UHS-VU look like one of the teams to beat in both grades of D2 as they took no mercy on the House last Saturday out in Parkville.

Coach Dave Matthews threw the players around into different positions on the day as each of the senior boys had a crack. In the two it was a forgettable day as they went goal-less in Phil Mackney’s 100th game. It didn’t stop big Phil having a smile as he was chaired from the ground.

So that is it for another season, it has been long and hard but we managed to stay up in D2, we now must focus on recruitment and preparing for a big pre-season.

See you all at awards night on October 12th!



Round 17 Results

Even though The PHAFC Seniors lost on the weekend; results fell our way and we will be remaining in the VAFA Division 2 for the 2019 season.

It was a tough game against MHSOB, the House were 20 pints up just before half time and let through a couple of late goal which gave MHSOB the momentum.

For the Reserves it was a day to forget as they went down by 111 points, the less said the better!!!

We take on UHS away this weekend in the last game of the season.



That’s a wrap! – Women’s footy at the ‘House’ in 2018

Last weekend, our women’s team was bundled out of the finals by Westbourne in a disappointing loss that brought to an end their historic inaugural season.


This young team of pioneers came together over the last twelve months to create an incredible group of strong, determined and hard-working players, who took on every challenge this season both on and off the field.


Getting this team on the field was culmination of three years of hard work, with Phil Mackney and Barry Cox spearheading the charge to create Power House’s first ever women’s team.


Congratulations must go to both of them as coach, team manager and mentors for the team, most of whom had never played our game before.

Congratulations also to the leadership group of Inaugural Captain Anna Kennedy, Becky Mason, Sally Werner, Brid Ni Mhadagain, Bri Anna May and Lisa McGowan who led their team into battle each week with outstanding results,


We should also acknowledge the work of a tireless support crew, especially Darra Conlon, Eddie Nyary and Josh Auchettl who managed to run the boundary, wave the flags, run water or messages and time-keep during the season, Your hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed.


As we look back, the team won 8 games and a draw from their 14 home and away games averaging 32 points while conceding an average of only 19 points and showed what commitment and hard work delivers.


Looking forward to Vote Count/ Chug a Lug on Saturday 18 August, to see who will bring home the inaugural Women’s Best and Fairest Award and Friday 12 October for Presentation Night to celebrate the season and some individual achievements for the team.


While the season was filled with ups and downs, one thing will always remain, the connection these women have created that will last for many more football filled years and beyond.



Round 15 Results

It was a big day for Senior team as they got the points in a crucial win against Eltham, it was a hard tussle all day as the valiant Turtles really took it up to us. After a tight first half the boys responded in the second by kicking seven goals to one. The result goes a long way to keeping us in Division 2 in 2019. It was also a big day for Matt Devine playing his 100th game for the House!

The Reserves had an even tougher affair as they overcame a first half deficit, with a 6 goal second half the boys ran out victors by 14 points .

The Women faced a mini-final as they battled it out for second place in the final round of the season. Unfortunately for the girls they just fell short in a very tight affair, they now play Westbourne next Saturday in an Elimination Final.

This rounds summary is as below:


Round 14 Results

The mighty House made it 3 from 3 for the second week in a row. The Guys took on Bulleen Templestowe in another relegation contest while the girls played home to local rivals Prahran.

It was a huge day for the which led into a huge night at the club with Trivia night.

Go House!

Round 14 Results:

Round 13 Results

Round 13 saw the 3 Power House Teams salute! All teams had big wins with fellas knocking off St Johns in a relegation battle, while over town back at the Ross Gregory the girls beat Emmaus St Leos in a hard fought contest.

Round 13 Results:

Mid-Season Report

This is 2018 so far… where are we at the halfway point?

With a bye weekend coming up week we take a look at the season to date. It’s been a tough 2018 for the men of the House, but the Women are flying! There’s been some great performances on (and off) the field, here is a snapshot of the season so far…


What’s gone right? Back-to-back wins in rounds 4 & 5 has us positioned nicely at the start of the season.

What’s gone wrong? Many games this season have seen the House unable to run out a full game, most of the games we have been in early. The unavailability of senior players through injury has not helped our cause either.

Where can we improve? There are always areas to improve, most of it starts at training. There’s no secret that in football the best trainers are generally the best players. A big focus was put on the last training session this week before the break.

Tackling intensity and pressure will be a challenge for us in the second half of the year also.

Players to watch: Luke Stubbs is back to his 2015 Best and Fairest winning form and leads the goals kicking with 25 majors. Ben Circosta and Adam Collett have been consistent as always along with Steve Devine.

Rhys Gregory has played every game in his return year to the club while first year players Vinny Tassone and Brent Ritchie have also been solid contributors.

Focus for second half of year: If you look at the ladder you will see we are in a tight relegation battle. The obvious focus is to do enough to stay up in division 2.

Key games coming up against Eltham, St Johns and Emmaus will determine our fate.



What’s gone right? It’s been a tough year for the men in the twos, but a win over Eltham at home in Round 4 was a highlight. It was funny to see more guys in the middle of the song than there was in the outer circle!

What’s gone wrong? Player availability has been difficult all year with no less than 58 players having a run in the Reserves so far. At times we have started the game with 17 on the field or played games with no bench.

Where can we improve?

Players to watch: Tim Arlington has been a solid performer in his first year at the club; earning a senior call up on a few occasions. Jai Fernandez has played every game in his debut season and has provided some much need pace… and youth!

Sten Weislander has brought an international touch to the team and has played every game this year, the big Irishman John Cannon has also made an impact.

Focus for second half of year: The boys will be keen on getting a couple more wins and finishing the season strong, many of the guys have never played before; so skills and learning the game is focus in the next 2 months.



What’s gone right? The girls have been a hit on and off the field! They have brought so much enthusiasm and energy to the club. Many girls are playing football for the first time and they have really embraced the challenge.

What’s gone wrong? Not too much so far, the girls will be disappointed with coughing up a last minute goal in round 7 which cost them the win! They had to settle for a draw in the end.

Where can we improve? Being the first year for the women there is still much improvement to be had, general ball skills and the rules of AFL are not easy for some of us who have played all our lives… let alone ladies in their first year!

Improved ball skills as well as positioning on the field are key priorities for the second half of the year.

Players to watch: Steph Bell has brought some of her Ice-Hockey experience showing great physicality, she also lead the goals kicking with 8 majors for the year. Sarah Dash has made an impact with 6 goals in her first 2 games.

Captain Anna Kennedy has been solid as a rock across the back line and Ashley Myles has provided much run through the midfield.

Focus for second half of year: Sitting in 3rd place the girls are primed for a finals berth in their maiden season. Much emphasis will be on improving skills and team cohesion, some accuracy on goal will also be a focus as the finals draw near.

Here’s to a big second half of the season and a few more wins!


Round 5 Results


Power House vs St Johns

Power House made it two in a row when they defeated a hard fighting St Johns side at the Ross Gregory. Luke Stubbs lead the way for the House, kicking six of their 12 majors, however, they struggled to get on top of the Jocs early, who were neck and neck in a low scoring first half. Power House missed a massive 20 scoring shots resulting in the final outcome being closer than the way the House dominated. Both sides had a high scoring last quarter, where the House kicked 6 goals and the Jocs kicked five. The defenders prevailed for the House, led by Fiachra O Deasmhunaigh and Rhys Gregory, who held the Jocs to 10 goals. Dec Nannery was also important for Power House. For the Jocs, star forward Timmy ‘Timbo’ Edwards kicked a stellar seven, with Keith Ash and Liam O’Connor as able support.

Goal Kickers: L. Stubbs 6, B. Circosta 2, V. Tassone, D. Nannery, W. Gleeson, A. Collett
Best Players: F. O deasmhunaigh, R. Gregory, D. Nannery, A. Collett, L. Stubbs, R. Yak


For the Reserves it was a gutsy effort as the went down by a couple of goals; the boys were in it all day but ultimately fell short. A stand out performance was that of Sean Marshall with a career high 3 goals, new player Eoghan McNutt not only has one of the best surnames going around but he also slotted a couple of snags.

Goal Kickers: S. Marshall 3, E. McNutt 2, T. Arlington, D. Blamey, G. Cunniffe, S. Shanks, C. Browne
Best Players: M. Nicholson, S. Marshall, T. Arlington, J. Cannon, T. O”Sullivan, P. Dignan


Round 6 Preview:

Bulleen Templestowe vs Power House

The House have showed for two weeks now that they can and will compete in Division 2, however, the Bullants will match up very well against them and are more comfortable at their home fortress. This game is a make or break for the House who have a chance to push for top four, as well as Bulleen who need to avoid dropping into the bottom two. Mohandas (Bulleen) and Stubbs (Power House) will be shooting it out in front of goals, so it will come down to which sides defence holds up for four quarters and stops what could be an on slaught of goals.


Women’s Results:

Power House Women’s team stormed into 2nd place on the VAFA D3 Women’s ladder. They were never challenged as they kept South Melbourne Districts Scoreless.

It was a Bell and a Ferrari who dominated with 2 goals each as the girls ran out 64 point winners.

The House now play a crucial game against Prahran Assumption who are also on 2-2 for the season.

Goal Kickers: S. Bell 2, M. Ferrari 2, A. Myles, K. Benson , K. Crowley, R. Mason, B. Madigan
Best Players: K. Crowley, B. Madigan, L. McGowan, M. Duane, M. Ferrari, A. Gillbee