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.
In a first for StMFC, a father and son played in the same All Age Div 3R game last weekend – Alex and superdad Richard Hawtin. Alex acclimatised well from playing AFL the day before and not having played football for 5 years while Dad managed to keep a clean sheet! Dad is the one on the left in case there is any confusion.
The StMFC Committee is pleased to advise that it has made its first donation to the Club’s official charity – StreetWork. An amount of $2,090 was donated last week. The funds will be used to expand the mentor program – a program that is so critical in helping young people aged between 11 and 18 who are “at risk”.
St Michael’s FC was originally formed as a Junior Club in 1973 by the Primary School of the same name in Lane Cove. In 1999, the adult club was created by a number of Dads at the school and after forming one Men’s O35 team that played in the NSFA (formerly KDSA) competition in 2000, we now have thirteen adult teams in both the Men’s and Women’s competitions. The club’s teams include the current O45 men’s NSFA Champions, a Premier League All Age men’s squad, a newly-formed Women’s All Age side and one of the strongest women’s O35 Div 1 teams.