This year’s bumper season has come to a close with 3 x Grand Final winners over the weekend. Our Men’s 45-1As continued their League & Finals dominance with a 2-0 victory over Lane Cove while the 45-1Rs narrowly missed out after drawing 1-1 and losing a nail-biting penalty shootout against North Sydney. Our Men’s 45-2 White squad had inspiring 1-0 victories over Turramurra (As) and Lane Cove West (Rs) respectively while the spirited Women’s 35-1’s team went down 0-3 to current NSW Champs Mt Colah.

It was another great year with 7 x StM teams finishing in the top 4 of their comps, our Men’s AA-2’s winning promotion to the Premier League, the Men’s 45-1As finishing unbeaten as Premiers for a third consecutive year and getting ready to defend their NSW Champion of Champions title

Our year in pictures ….

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MAA-2 after defeating North Sydney 10-0 at Blackman

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Mike Retter and Richard Hawtin during the Mens 45-2 Derby

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The Womens W35-1 after wining their semi-final against North Sydney

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Squad power – the Mens 45-2 White squad celebrating their grand final wins at Naremburn

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The Men’s 45-2 Whites celebrating their grand final victory over Turramurra

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Our mighty Mens 45-1 team after winning their grand final at Cammeray

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The  Mens 45-2R White team just loving their Saturday footy

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The Men’s 45-1R – 2018 Ppremiers and Grand Finalists

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The Mens 45-2R derby – St Michaels Blue vs St Michaels White

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The Womens 35-1 Semi final selfie

 

What are the chances of a footballer being called on to give lifesaving CPR to a player in the opposing team, not once, but twice in three weeks?

John Galicek, a GP,  who is a defender for St Michaels over 45s team in the Northern Suburbs Football Association, on two occasions gave vital heart massage until a defibrillator could be found. At the second incident the team forgot to bring their defibrillator but there was one at the oval.

Mr Galicek said he will now write to Premier Gladys Berejiklian saying state government should oversee the provision and maintenance of the equipment to be used in event of a cardiac arrest.

The first incident was a Division 2 game over 45s fixture between West Pymble and St Michaels at Norman Griffiths Oval, West Pymble.

“We were half an hour into the game when there was a break in play.  I am a defender, this other fellow was a defender and players were saying ’emergency,'” he said.

Read the full article on SMH

Many congratulations to the 45/1A boys on winning the State Champions of Champions comp yesterday!

Going behind to an early bullet header from a corner by Engadine, they dug in and eventually prevailed thanks to goals from Bobby Colville late into the second half and then Pete Blakeley with the golden goal winner in extra time.

Congratulations to our 35-2R’s finishing as title holders for 2017 after a thumping 9-0 victory last Saturday

The Bayern Neverlosen side last night won the Final of the Riverview 6 a side summer (O35) competition. They beat a strong Conquerors (Hunters Hill All Saints FC) team 1-0 to make it the second time that St Michaels have won this comp, the last time being in 2014. Well done to the lads from the O35/2A winter side!

St Michaels Football Club had a very successful 2016 Winter season and are looking to recruit new adult players for the 2017 Winter season.

We will be fielding Men’s teams/squads (meaning Firsts at 3pm and Reserves at 1pm) in All Age Div 2, O35 Div 2, O35 Div 4, O45 Div 1, O45 Div 2 and O45 Div 3.

In Women’s football we will be fielding teams in O35 Div 1 and O35 Div 2 (Sundays). It is hoped we will also be playing in the Saturday pm 6-a-side comp.

We are particularly keen to hear from players interested in playing in Men’s All Age Div 2 (Firsts or Reserves) and Men’s O35 Div 2 (Firsts), however new players at all levels are welcome.”

Please contact us for more information.

Congratulations to the M35/2R team in winning a thrilling Grand Final at Blackman on Saturday. The boys played positive attacking football all game to bring home a 2-0 victory over Northbridge. Both goals were scored by Steve Smith and setup by Craig Smith and capped off a memorable season which included winning the Minor Premiership. The 45/2A’s were not so fortunate in their Grand final debut, going down 3-0 to Prouille later that evening at Blackman. Despite a positive first half, a much needed goal was not forthcoming and a stronger second half by Prouille gave them the edge. At Kingsford Smith, the 45/3A’s wrapped up the Minor Premiership with a solid 3-1 win over Greenwich. Despite hitting the woodwork multiple times, goals to Toby , Marc Bineham and Pete Grantham secured the win and wrapped up a very successful season
So all in all, a memorable season for St Michaels, with 10 of the 13 teams finishing in the top 4 and 5 teams in 1st place. Bring on 2017 and see you all at this Friday nights celebration

500 goals for St Michaels – a fantastic effort StMFC in reaching 500 goals for the season so far. With 10 teams currently in the top 4 we are poised for an exciting finish to the season

 

Helping Hands

Helping Hands

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In a show of admirable sportsmanship, Steve Green and Richard Hawtin recently helped out the Northbridge 45/3 team by switching shirts and playing the second half for the struggling opposition. A mighty effort considering the pair had already played and officiated in 4 other games that weekend. Rumour has it both were keen to put back on our silky smooth new blue shirts.