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SPORT | FOOTBALL
SPORT | FOOTBALL
By Stuart Biggins
FISH Creek’s Darcy Berry-
man and Foster ’s Zane Durs-
maa helped the Victorian State
Schools Under 12 football side
to a win in the Australian Foot-
ball Championships in Ma-
roochydore by trouncing South
Australia 59 - 19.
The Under 12 team won its way
through to the grand final by overcom-
Undefeated and on the top of Pool
A the Victorian team defeated QLD
(second in Pool B) 49 – 33 to make
the grand final.
The Victorians were on fire from
the first bounce and unstoppable win-
ning the ball out of the middle and
dominating all over the ground.
They played a solid four quarters
of football in what was truly a whole
Berryman from Fish Creek, a
student at Mary MacKillop College
in Leongatha was chosen from 1000
boys nominated from around Victoria
to represent Victoria in the Under 12s
at the championships.
Darcy Berryman plays for Corner
Inlet in the Alberton Junior football
league as well as the Fish Creek Un-
der 16s and is known for his versatil-
ity, awareness and having a great set
Darcy kicked a goal in every match
and played a strong part in the team’s
He was named in the best players
in the match against ACT and it was a
fantastic opportunity and achievement
for the young footballer.
Selection to the team is regarded
as a high honour given six to eight of
the team end up being drafted by AFL
Names such as Joel Selwood, Dys-
on Heppell, Jonathan Brown and Trent
Cotchin have all represented Victoria
at the Australian Championships.
While surfing, basketball and
fishing on Shallow Inlet are other
pastimes enjoyed by Berryman, it is
football which is in his blood; Berry-
man’s grandfather, Peter Weideman
played for Collingwood in the 1960s
and his uncle, Wayne Weideman
played for the Adelaide Crows in the
His mother and father Kym and
Geoff and his siblings Grace, 10,
Kade, 8, and Eamon, 6, travelled
to Maroochydore to support the team.
Berryman was very grateful for the
support that came from the many peo-
ple who brought raffle tickets as well
as generous donations from the Fish
Creek Football Netball Club, Corner
Inlet Stingrays Junior Football Club
and The Creekers.
Darcy said the team manager,
Cadell Dukes, told the final 23 upon
their selection, “We have six weeks to
build a football club.”
He said the atmosphere amongst
the playing group was ‘pretty matey’
and described the presentation of
jumpers at the Melbourne High School
as one of the highlights of the whole
experience where representatives of
the armed forces were on hand.
The Cameron Baird captain’s med-
al, named after a former team member
who was killed on active duty in Af-
ghanistan was presented with Baird’s
mother and father in attendance.
Victoria has won the champion-
ships 19 of the 21 times they have
Darcy enjoyed the experience of
the opening and closing ceremonies
and the exchanging of jumpers with
other players from other states and ter-
Memories and the friendships
made with his fellow teammates from
across the state will endure for all
THE first Korumburra Bena 12
and Under team, to play a foot-
ball grand final in Giants colours
met a tough opposition in Inver-
loch Kongwak at Sunday’s match
on Phillip Island.
While the Giants was the only team
able to score against Inverloch Kongwak
during the finals campaign, IK was tri-
umphant in winning the match.
The Giants team was tenacious in
its approach and worked well as a team
making it a force to contend with next
The Giants marked the conclusion
of a terrific season of footy with its an-
nual club presentation day following the
The players took on their all time ri-
vals, the parents, in three fun games of
footy that celebrated the family spirit
around the club.
All players received medallions and
award winners in the 14 and Under team
Best and fairest was awarded to Ty-
ler Newton while Aaron Turton was the
Most consistent player was Ryan Hill
with Taylen Loughridge winning most
determined and Rowan Hercus winning
most improved. Jake Anthony won the
The parents of future players should
download the Korumburra Bena Junior
Football teamapp to receive updates
about registrations in 2017.
For more information contact Ko-
rumburra Junior Committee president
Gavin Furness, 0417 332 084.
PHILLIP Island fin-
ished its season and
its Alberton Football
Netball League era
in style with a 127
point win over Ko-
rumburra Bena on
Gippsland league bound
Giants 2016 was a season
of trials and tribulations
For both clubs, the fu-
The Island started the
day in style by dominat-
ing from the first bounce.
It never looked back,
adding eight goals to
It could have been a
lot worse if the Bulldogs
had kicked straight.
With the Bulldogs up
by 35 points at the first
break the pain got worse
for Korumburra Bena.
Phillip Island continued
to run proceedings, kick-
ing away further with a
six goal to one quarter
taking an 80 point ad-
vantage to the half time
The Island came out
asleep in the third quarter
and could only manage
four goals to two for the
Again its accuracy in
front of goals was hor-
rific with another seven
1st Elimination Final
Saturday, August 13
Foster v Stony Creek at
2nd Elimination Final
Sunday, August 14
I-K v Kil-Bass at
Dalyston Rec Reserve
Round 17: August 13
Morwell East v Yarragon
Hill End v Yinnar
Boolarra v Mirboo North
Trafalgar v Newborough
Thorpdale v Yall-Yall North
Round 16: August 13
Maffra v Traralgon
Bairnsdale v Morwell
Leongatha v Moe
Drouin v Wonthaggi
Sale v Warragul
Round 18: August 13
Ellinbank v Nyora
Neerim Sth v Nar Nar Goon
Lang Lang v Koo Wee Rup
Poowong v Nilma Darnum
Catani v Garfield
Bunyip v Dusties
Longwarry v Cora Lynn
Buln Buln - bye
Young star: Darcy Berryman with the championship trophy after Victoria’s
State Schools Under 12s defeated its traditional rival South Australia to be top
of the nation. Victoria has won the trophy for 19 of the 21 times it has been
Young footballers conquer nationals
Awards: 14 and Under Korumburra Bena Junior football award winners, from
left, president Gavin Furness, Ryan Hill, Tyler Newton, Taylen Loughridge,
Jake Anthony, 14 and Under coach Paul Whelan and Aaron Turton. Absent:
Island takes out Giants clash
Phillip Island 24.24.168
Phillip Island Goals: S. Seddon 6,
B. Kimber 3, J. Taylor 3, M. Griffin
3, J. Taylor 3, B. Runnalls 2, M.
Jackson 1, J. Youle 1, C. Batt 1, J.
Korumburra-Bena Goals: W. Jeffs
3, D. Robbins 1, T. Sorrell 1, J.
Phillip Island Best: B. Kimber, S.
Seddon, M. Griffin, M. Mattock, N.
Anderson, H. Moore
Korumburra-Bena Best: B. Fitzpat-
rick, D. Lloyd, W. Jeffs, B. Dorling,
N. Cant, L. Van Rooye
Phillip Island 17.15.117
Leading Goalkicker: B. Van Brum-
PI Best: M. Jones, B. Van Brum-
melen, M. Wright, J. Nicolaci, A.
Redmond, D. Clarke
KB Best: J. Kyle, D. Nicholas,
C. Martin, B. Schulz, C. Wall, J.
Phillip Island 3.17.35
Leading Goalkickers: all singles
PI Best: A. Duyker, A. Farrell, L.
Sullivan, J. Sanna, S. Stanley, J.
KB Best: C. Trewin, A. Walker, J.
Celebrine, J. Harris, M. Snooks,
Phillip Island 4.5.29
Leading Goalkickers: all singles
PI Best: B. Anderson, C. Thomp-
son, N. Anderson, M. Fallaw, N.
Bee-Hickman, J. Asbury
KB Best: T. Halliday, T. Newton, H.
McNeil, T. Whiteside, L. Fievez, M.
to normal in the last quar-
ter with Bulldogs kicking
six majors. The Phillip
Island Seniors season has
come to an end but things
are just starting for the
Reserves, Under 18 and
Under 16 teams which all
look to have big final se-
a 50 Tgts Sim Grd
event on a clear and
mild winter day.
The high gun was
Shaun Silver 48 with the
K.Jacobs 46, A.Mc Don-
A: P.Knox 42, D.Mioni
38, R.Miller 36.
B.Mioni 37, R.Hemphill 35.
C: D.Rodregues 36,C.
Fletcher 33, D.Orr 32.
Vets: G.Hart 37, J.Jennison
34, J.Spinks 23.
Ladies: K.Matthies 39,
T.Jacobs 30, K.Ross 28.
Juniors: A Busana 32,
C.Cook 26, H.Hamilton
The next shoot will be
a 60 Tgts Novelty event
held on Sunday, September
4 (Fathers’ Day) starting at
11am at Hallston.
If you are interested
in trying Simulated Field
Clay Target Shooting,
Fathers’ Day is our Free
All equipment and
safety instructions are pro-
vided (children must be
12 years or older and have
parental permission to par-
Just come along and
you will be made most
South Gippsland Field
and Game also had their
third fox drive for the year
in July which was attended
by eighteen members who
shot two foxes for the day
in very wet conditions.
Simulated Field Clay Target Shoot
• SOUTH GIPPSLAND FIELD AND GAME
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