NORTHERN AREAS 2013
Teams: BMW (Booleroo Centre/Melrose/Wilmington), (Port) Broughton/Mundoora, Crystal Brook, Jamestown/Peterborough, Orroroo and Southern Flinders)
Round 8 - June 15, 2013
Best: Crystal Brook - J. Wardle, A. Kupsch, L. Seymour, L. Kapitola, B. Arbon, N. Hayes. Southern Flinders - C. Turner, K. Millington, M. Woolford, D. Woolford, J. Edson, R. Stanbridge. Goals: Crystal Brook - M. Arbon 2, J. Slattery , J. Millard , C. Arbon , S. Kapitola , J. Gale , L. Kapitola , B. Arbon , K. Millard. Southern Flinders - B. Woodards 4, J. Nitschke , M. Woolford , K. Millington , B. Brown , R. Stanbridge
Best: Broughton Mundoora - M. Sullivan, R. Johnson, S. Roberts, C. Elliott, D. George. Jamestown Peterborough - N. Rynne, N. Lang, L. Bray, J. Kenny, R. Simpson. Goals: Broughton Mundoora - B. Harland 3, R. Johnson 3, D. George 2, J. Hewett , W. Hewett , R. Crane , J. Tiller. Jamestown Peterborough - G. Farr 2, N. Rynne , R. Simpson , L. Bray , J. Kenny
Best: Orroroo - D. Hughes, J. Nicholas, B. O''Dea, J. Byerlee, A. Lee, T. Reid. BMW - M. Christopherson, M. Foulis, M. Phillips, B. Lehmann, D. Smith. Goals: Orroroo - A. Lee 6, L. Ellery 4, S. Kuerschner 2, M. Dignan 2, D. Hughes 2, T. Reid 2, J. Nicholas 2, B. O''Dea 2, W. Bennett. BMW - G. Fiebig 2, A. Ayles , J. Woolford , T. McCallum
Round 7 - June 1, 2013
Best: Orroroo - T. Byerlee, D. Ellery, D. Hughes, J. Chapman, J. Byerlee, R. Finn. Crystal Brook - B. Arbon, N. Hayes, J. Millard, T. Arbon, J. Head. Goals: Orroroo - M. Dignan 2, J. Byerlee , A. Lee , I. Chapman , W. Bennett , B. O''Dea , L. Ellery , D. Hughes , R. Finn. Crystal Brook - T. Arbon 2, N. Lambert 2, J. Slattery , J. Wardle , B. Kupsch
Best: Southern Flinders - M. Woolford, J. Edson, K. Millington, C. Turner, J. Nitschke, R. Stanbridge. Jamestown Peterborough - Z. Noonan, T. Phakedi, K. Renshaw, J. Kenny, B. Home. Goals: Southern Flinders - J. Nitschke 3, B. Woodards 3, S. Treloar 2, S. Ballantyne , R. Millington , K. Millington. Jamestown Peterborough - Z. Noonan 3, J. Kenny
Best: Broughton Mundoora - M. Bowley, J. Williams, B. Harland, M. Sullivan, J. McCallum. BMW - T. Carling, A. Ayles, K. Borgas, J. Woolford, B. Battersby. Goals: Broughton Mundoora - B. Harland 6, R. Johnson 2, J. Tiller. BMW - A. Ayles , M. Skull
Round 6 - May 25, 2013
Best: Orroroo - B. O''Dea, J. Byerlee, T. Byerlee, D. Ellery, S. Kuerschner, D. Hughes. Southern Flinders - J. Edson, R. Stanbridge, D. Woolford, K. Millington, J. Palmer, R. Millington. Goals: Orroroo - M. Dignan 3, B. O''Dea 3, A. Byerlee 2, W. Bennett 2, J. Byerlee , I. Chapman , D. Duffy. Southern Flinders - S. Treloar 2, J. Hennessy 2, B. Cunningham , C. Turner , J. Nitschke
Best: Crystal Brook - D. Couzner, J. Millard, L. Kapitola, A. Kupsch, J. Head. Broughton Mundoora - M. Bowley, S. Roberts, J. McCallum, R. Crane, R. Johnson. Goals: Crystal Brook - J. Wardle 5, T. Arbon 2, L. Williamson , J. Slattery , J. Millard , L. Kapitola , M. Arbon. Broughton Mundoora - R. Johnson 3, B. Harland 2, R. Aitchison 2, C. Elliott , R. Crane
Best: Jamestown Peterborough - K. Renshaw, G. Farr, B. Kelly, R. Simpson, T. Jenner. BMW - T. McCallum, K. McCallum, B. Battersby, S. George, B. Lehmann. Goals: Jamestown Peterborough - C. Tonkin 2, R. Simpson 2, T. Jenner 2, G. Farr 2, Z. Noonan 2, C. Stacey 2, N. Lang , L. Bray , D. Williams. BMW - S. Jones , G. Jonker , M. Foulis , Z. Murphy
JAMESTOWN EMBRACES AFL SOUTH AFRICA
from Northern Areas Correspondent James Lang, 23 May 2013
The Jamestown Community has again gone completely outside of the square, this time with regard to local footy. The club has entered in to a program with AFL South Africa which willl see the club host two of the National Squad members for the 2013 season. Attached is a photo of the recently arrived South African footballers who had their first training at Jamestown's Victoria Park last night. They have liteally been here for two days.
Best: Crystal Brook - J. Slattery, J. Cousins, L. Seymour, T. Arbon, J. Gale, N. Hayes. BMW - S. George, A. Ayles, T. McCallum, C. Carling, C. McCallum. Goals: Crystal Brook - L. Williamson 6, J. Wardle 4, J. Slattery 2, M. Arbon 2, T. Arbon , J. Head , S. Arbon , S. Kapitola. BMW - C. McCallum 4, G. Jonker 3, M. Foulis 3
Best: Orroroo - W. Bennett, T. Byerlee, A. Lee, I. Chapman, D. Hughes. Jamestown Peterborough - J. Kenny, K. Renshaw, T. Jenner, B. Home, C. Stacey. Goals: Orroroo - J. Byerlee 4, S. Kuerschner 3, W. Bennett 3, M. Dignan 2, J. Chapman , D. Duffy , R. Finn , K. Blackwell. Jamestown Peterborough - J. Kenny 3, T. Jenner 2, L. Bray 2, G. Farr , A. Amey , K. Renshaw
Best: Southern Flinders - C. Turner, J. Palmer, T. Martin-Page, B. Woodards, J. Nitschke, J. Edson. Broughton Mundoora - J. Williams, R. Crane, J. McCallum, B. Harland, H. Connor. Goals: Southern Flinders - B. Woodards 7, J. Nitschke 3, S. Treloar 2, R. Stanbridge 2, J. Hennessy , K. Millington , M. Woolford. Broughton Mundoora - B. Harland 5, R. Crane 2, M. Lymberopoulos , H. Connor , J. Tiller , J. Hewett
Round Four Season Update
by James Lang, Monday 13 May 2013
With four rounds now completed, the Northern Areas Football Association 2013 season is starting to take shape. The season has shaped to be tighter than 2012 with several sides welcoming new players to strengthen their lineup.
Southern Flinders, looking to avenge the last second defeat to Crystal Brook in the 2012 grand final have emerged with some sound form, collecting wins in each of their first four matches over Orroroo, Jamestown/Peterborough, Crystal Brook and BMW. This week’s match against Broughton/Mundoora should also provide a strong contest, but on form the Tigers should be too good. The side has been strengthened by the return of dual Mail Medallist Matt Woolford, along with a great start to the season from key forward Brett Woodards, who has 15 goals from the last two matches.
Orroroo have been somewhat of a surprise packet, starting the season very strongly, with the only blemish being a twenty one point loss to Southern Flinders in the opening round. Since then, the Roos have enjoyed wins over reigning premiers Crystal Brook, neighbours BMW and Broughton/Mundoora. The Roos should start strong favourites in their round five clash against Jamestown/Peterborough. Orroroo has been strengthened by the three Byerlee brothers reuiniting at the club, adding to the class of players like Mail Medallist Brodie O’Dea in the midfield.
Broughton/Mundoora have continued their promising form from the 2012 season, by collecting wins over Jamestown-Peterborough and BMW, whilst suffering narrow losses to Crystal Brook and Orroroo. The Eagles will face a tough task this week, when they head North to Wirrabarra to take on the ladder leading Southern Flinders Tigers. The Eagles have been strengthened by the addition of star Rian Crane, who has enjoyed a solid start to the season. He will need to be at his best on Saturday to challenge the strong form of the Tigers.
Premier in 2012 and 2013, Crystal Brook have started the season a little slower than in the past, entering round five with two wins and two losses. The Roosters had a very hard fought win over Broughton/Mundoora to start the season, before consecutive losses to Orroroo and Southern Flinders. Saturday saw the Roosters overcome a strong challenge from an improved Jamestown-Peterborough side, eventually running out twenty five point winners. Some good news for the club has been the form of key forward James Wardle, who managed five goals in his most recent outing. The Roosters will have a tough task ahead of them this week against the BMW Lions, but at home they should start favourites.
BMW (Booleroo Melrose Wilmington) have started the season quite competitively, with a strengthened squad from the 2012 season. After overcoming Jamestown/Peterborough in the season opener, the Lions fell just short against Broughton/Mundoora, before suffering further losses to Orroroo and Southern Flinders. The Lions will be looking to return to the winners circle this week, when they travel to Crystal Brook to take on the reigning premiers. Over the past few weeks the club has enjoyed former player Justin Clarke’s entry to AFL ranks at the Brisbane Lions.
Jamestown/Peterborough have presented a far more competitive lineup than in 2012, but are yet to enjoy their first win of the season. A narrow loss to BMW in round one, was followed with losses to Southern Flinders and Broughton/Mundoora before suffering a late fade out on Saturday to go down to the Roosters at Crystal Brook. A huge positive for the club has been the form of midfielder Jess Kenny, who has been able to back up good form in the middle with some sound goal-kicking. Saturday will be a tough task for the Magpies, against the in-form Orroroo side at Peterborough.
Round 4 - May 11, 2013
Best: Orroroo - D. Hughes, R. Finn, S. Kuerschner, D. Duffy, B. O''Dea, J. Byerlee. Broughton Mundoora - K. Bowley, T. Edwards, J. Simounds, W. Hewett, H. Connor. Goals: Orroroo - J. Byerlee 3, A. Lee , C. Hounsell , J. Nicholas , S. Kuerschner , K. Blackwell. Broughton Mundoora -- M. Lymberopoulos 3, B. Harland , W. Hewett , A. Turner , J. Bullen
Best: Southern Flinders - R. Stanbridge, M. Woolford, C. Turner, B. Woodards, K. Millington. BMW - B. Battersby, K. McCallum, S. George, A. Ayles, G. Fiebig. Goals: Southern Flinders - B. Woodards 8, J. Nitschke 3, S. Ballantyne 2, J. Hennessy 2, J. Turner 2, B. Cunningham 2, S. Treloar , J. Palmer , K. Millington , M. Woolford. BMW -- A. Ayles 3, B. Lehmann 2, G. Jonker 2, K. McCallum 2
Best: Crystal Brook - J. Wardle, S. Arbon, J. Slattery, J. Millard, B. Arbon. Jamestown Peterborough - H. Villis, P. Clark, T. Jenner, B. Home, M. White. Goals: Crystal Brook - J. Wardle 5, L. Williamson 2, J. Cousins 2, N. Lambert 2, S. Arbon , J. Gale , K. Millard. Jamestown Peterborough - J. Kenny 6, R. Simpson , T. Jenner , G. Farr , Z. Noonan , P. Clark
Round 3 - May 4, 2013
Best: Southern Flinders - B. Woodards, M. Woolford, J. Palmer, B. Zwar, K. Millington, J. Edson. Crystal Brook - L. Kapitola, K. Millard, M. Arbon, N. Lambert, J. Wardle, J. Slattery. Goals: Southern Flinders - B. Woodards 7, S. Ballantyne 2, J. Hennessy 2, D. Woolford , B. Cunningham , S. Treloar , J. Nitschke , B. Zwar , M. Woolford. Crystal Brook - K. Millard 3, C. Arbon 2, L. Kapitola 2, N. Lambert 2, J. Head , J. Slattery , J. Millard , M. Arbon
Best: Broughton Mundoora - S. Roberts, W. Hewett, B. Harland, J. McCallum, T. Redden. Jamestown Peterborough - J. Kenny, S. Martin, K. Renshaw, B. Kelly, H. Villis. Goals: Broughton Mundoora - B. Harland 6, A. Turner 3, K. Sims , J. McCallum. Jamestown Peterborough - J. Kenny , N. Lang , K. Renshaw
Best: Orroroo - J. Byerlee, R. Finn, J. Byerlee, W. Bennett, J. Chapman. BMW - B. Battersby, T. Carling, B. Lehmann, D. Smith, A. Ayles. Goals: Orroroo - J. Byerlee 6, P. Lock 2, J. Nicholas , J. Byerlee , B. O''Dea , D. Hughes. BMW - B. Lehmann , M. Phillips , A. Ayles , A. Zubrinich , G. Fiebig , A. Grantham , L. Bury
Round 2 - April 27, 2013
Best: Orroroo - D. Ellery, B. O''Dea, M. Ryan, T. Baker, A. Lee, D. Hughes. Crystal Brook - A. Kupsch, L. Kapitola, B. Arbon, J. Slattery. Goals: Orroroo - A. Lee 2, J. Byerlee 2, M. Dignan 2, D. White , I. Chapman , P. Lock , R. Finn , K. Blackwell. Crystal Brook - J. Slattery 2, J. Head , K. Millard , N. Lambert
Best: Southern Flinders – B. Woodards, R. Stanbridge, J. Palmer, J. Edson, J. Cunningham. Jamestown Peterborough - L. Bray, J. Kenny, C. Stacey, S. Martin, G. Farr. Goals: Southern Flinders - B. Woodards 6, S. Brand 2, J. Hennessy 2, B. Cunningham , S. Treloar , T. Woolford. Jamestown Peterborough - S. Martin , R. Simpson , J. Kenny , C. Stacey , D. Hunt
Best: BM - R. Crane, C. Elliott, B. Harland, J. Tiller, M. Sullivan. BMW – B. Battersby, A. Zubrinich, G. Jonker, G. Fiebig, A. Grantham. Goals: BM - B. Harland 6, R. Johnson 2, W. Hewett , J. Tiller , J. McCallum. BMW - G. Jonker 3, A. Grantham 2, M. Phillips , A. Ayles , L. Bury
Round 1 report - Solid Start for Reigning Premiers
from James Lang - Sunday 21 April 2013
Local Football returned to the Flinders Ranges, with the start of the Northern Areas Football Association Season. Reigining premiers, the Crystal Brook Roosters played host to Southern neighbour, the Broughton-Mundoora Eagles, in what was widely tipped to be match of the round.
Round 1 - April 20, 2013
Best: Crystal Brook - A. Kupsch, C. Arbon, J. Millard, B. Arbon, N. Lambert, K. Millard. Broughton Mundoora - R. Crane, C. Elliott, J. Simounds, W. Hewett, S. Roberts, J. McCallum. Goals: Crystal Brook - J. Wardle 2, J. Millard 2, S. Arbon 2, T. Arbon , L. Kapitola , S. Richards , J. Cousins , N. Hayes , J. Head , I. Arbon. Broughton Mundoora - B. Harland 3, C. Elliott , W. Hewett , J. Tiller , A. Turner , J. Bullen , J. McCallum , R. Crane
Best: Southern Flinders - M. Woolford, C. Turner, J. Cunningham, J. Hennessy, D. Boylan, R. Stanbridge. Orroroo - B. Tapscott, R. Finn, D. Hughes, D. Duffy, J. Byerlee, D. Ellery. Goals: Southern Flinders - J. Hennessy 4, M. Woolford 3, B. Cunningham , B. Woodards. Orroroo - J. Byerlee 2, A. Lee 2, P. Lock , B. O''Dea
Best: BMW - S. George, G. Fiebig, A. Zubrinich, M. Phillips, T. McCallum. Jamestown Peterborough - L. Bray, J. Kenny, B. Home, S. Martin, T. Jenner. Goals: BMW - M. Foulis 4, G. Jonker 2, T. McCalllum 2, A. Grantham , S. George , G. Fiebig , A. Zubrinich , M. Christopherson , D. Kwaterski , C. Carling. Jamestown Peterborough - R. Simpson 2, B. Home 2, P. Clark 2, S. Martin , J. Kenny , G. Farr , C. Stacey , K. Renshaw
CRYSTAL BROOK GO BACK TO BACK
WITH GOAL ON THE SIREN
from James Lang at Jamestown
September 17, 2012
A massive crowd of just over 6,700 spectators enjoyed one of the most exciting days of local football and netball finals that regional South Australia has enjoyed in living memory. People gathered at Victoria Park in Jamestown, the birthplace of RM Williams, in anticipation of a great day’s matches. With superb conditions of clear weather and a top of 20 degrees, countless amounts of local malting barley was consumed through the several bars, several local cattle and pigs were a feature of the famous barbeques, countless sandwhiches, cakes biscuits and scones, the famous Ice Cream Giant Twins from neighbouring Laura and there was also some tasty Spencer Gulf squid on offer for the seafood lover.
Along with four grades of football, there is ten grades of netball underway in the community stadum, known as “The Big Shed”. This is a monument to community efforts, volunteering and an ability to innovate. It was a former Hangar from the Edinburgh Air Base, which has been converted to house two international standard netball/basketball courts and a six lane indoor cricket training centre, the Lehmann/Gillespie Centre. An unusual but highly effective method of raising funds occurred back in 2006, when the community held a charity cricket match at Adelaide Oval, with none other than Dennis Lillee and Rod Marsh acting as coaches for the day. Recent visitors to the facility include Nathan Lyon, Dan Christian, the Adelaide Thunderbirds, the South Australian Redbacks and Scorpions cricket squads aswell as State League netball and basketball sides.
What was anticipated to be an close finish, proved to be exactly that as the two most recent premiers of the Northern Areas went head to head at Jamestown. The Southern Flinders Tigers kicked away early, making the most of their opportunities against an inaccurate Crystal Brook Roosters side. The Tigers held the lead at quarter time 5.2 (32) to 2.5 (17).
Crystal Brook began to gradually chip away at the Tigers lead, reducing the margin to nine points at half time and eight points at three quarter time. But it seemed as close as the Roosters would get, the Tigers always had the answers.
Southern Flinders started the last quarter with a bang and began to build the lead, extending the margin to over three goals with around ten minutes remaining. 6,700 spectators looked on and wondered if the Roosters would have anything left to give and whether the extra week off may prove to be an advantage.
The Roosters responded and began to play high risk, fast paced football and in doing so began to straighten up in front of goal. Goals began to become more frequent and with only a few minutes to the Tigers lead had been reduced to a solitary point.
What followed was tense, desperate football with some great tackles, smothers and shepherds. Play was almost exclusively in the Roosters forward line, but the Tigers desperation was superb and they managed to keep the Roosters from scoring. With the ball in contention on the Eastern wing, a sharp kick was sent inside fifty where Roosters forward James Wardle flew high and hung on to what was clearly the mark of the day, as he was sandwiched between other Rooster and Tiger jumpers.
With the siren nearing Wardle went back and from 40 metres out set the kick on its way. No sooner had if left his boot, than the siren sounded, a miss would mean five extra minutes each end and a goal would deliver the flag. But kick truly he did and the party had begun. A sea of Red and White descended on to the ground, whilst the Tigers players and fans felt the ultimate deflation of having worked so hard, only to have it taken away at the eleventh hour.
Not to be outdone, the Roosters also managed to take out the B Grade, albeit through another tight finish holding off the fast finishing Broughton-Mundoora Eagles by a single point.
GRAND FINAL on September 15, 2012
Best: Crystal Brook - B. Arbon, B. Atkinson, N. Lambert, J. Millard, J. Slattery, A. Kupsch, L. Kapitola. Southern Flinders - D. Boylan, J. Palmer, C. Turner, S. Treloar, B. Ballantyne, B. Woodards. . Goals: Crystal Brook - T. Slattery 3, J. Head 2, J. Slattery 2, D. Couzner , A. Kupsch , J. Millard , J. Wardle , B. Heinjus. Southern Flinders - S. Treloar 5, K. Millington 3, B. Cunningham , T. Martin-Page , B. Woodards , R. Stanbridge