Under 13 – Sponsored by Betta Quality Curtains and Blinds

Flagstaff Hill 9 10 64 defeated Noarlunga 1 0 6

Best Players: Jake Slattery, Macklin Brook, Joel Quigley, Conner Cutting, Cooper
Slattery, Charlie Roberts.

Goal Kickers: Cooper Slattery 2, Charlie Roberts 2, Macklin Brook 1, Joel Quigley 1,
Cameron Green 1, Jake Slattery 1, Callum Athey 1.

Blustery conditions met the under 13’s at the slightly later start time of 9:45. Kicking
against the breeze in the first quarter the boys played really well to build a 3.1 to 0.0
lead. The engine room in the middle was purring moving the ball low to the ground
and getting to the outside quickly to create space. When the ball went into our D50 it
was quickly swept away by our strong defensive unit. The second quarter with the
breeze became a scrappy affair as we chased kicks (and goals) and crowded our
forward 50. The result was only 1.4 in a disappointing quarter not through endeavour
but structure. The third quarter was a great correction with another 3.4 being kicked
into the breeze. Again the ball movement and structures held up better into the wind.
The final quarter we fell into the same trap with about 17 Noarlunga players in our
forward 50 we were only able to kick 2.1 to finish off the game. 

Work has been done at training to avoid congestion and spread quickly with the ball.
Against Reynella this week we are looking for a 4 quarter effort against the side that
is now top of the ladder. It is time for us to take a big scalp and press our claims for

See you all at the big game Saturday!

Mark Lemmey – U13 Coach

Under 15’s – Sponsored by Harcourts Tagni




Michael Haslam – Under 15’s Coach

Under 17.5’s – Sponsored by Rainmaker Properties


Craig Bunworth – Under 17.5’s Coach

 B Grade – Sponsored by Flagstaff Hotel

Flagstaff Hill 9 9 63 defeated Noarlunga 1 1 7

Best Players: Blaise Tomkins, Matthew Caire, Darcy Kelsey, Huw Channing, Nash
Mitchell and Leigh O’Malley.

Goal Kickers: Leigh O’Malley 4, Matthew Caire 1, Matt Hunter 1, Adam Kleinig 1,
Saleh Baltagie 1, Brendan Hillier 1.

With some trepidation we headed down to Noarlunga with the weather looking
particularly wet come kick off for the B grade.  Playing against a team that has
caused us plenty of grief we wanted to put our best foot forward and really take it to
them on their home ground.  After a tough night at selections we had a strong team
ready to play

There was a business like atmosphere in the rooms, only a winners approach to
getting the job done.  BT won the toss and we had the breeze in the first quarter. 
Those sneaky shoes didn’t run the flags up the poles but it didn’t take a rocket
scientist to work out the scoring end.  The game started with Huw Channing in ruck
and our on ball brigade working well together.  The ball went forward almost
immediately, and Brendan Hillier (returned to the club this year) came out on a big
lead and crunched the pack!  It was going to be a slog, a tough head over the ball
encounter, and although slight drizzle and wind – we were off to a flyer kicking 5
straight to no score in the first quarter.  The focus in the second quarter was to run
the ball and spread it wide, the weather was overdue.  Noarlunga kicked one goal to
our 3 points and the heavens had opened up.

The second half was good contested wet weather footy with our better skilled players
executing on the day, wet weather makes the better skilled players stand out and BT
and Nash Mitchell clearly demonstrated that, dancing around their players and giving
the ball by hand or foot to advantage.  Matt Caire provided the majority of the heavy
lifting and OMAZ using all his wisdom hung around in good spots and scored 4 goals
on the back of outstanding work up field and a little generosity from Jacko!  Huw
Channing, providing first use and our mids and wings providing razor sharp delivery
to our forwards and having them dine out on many opportunities.  Young Darcey
Kelsey won many admirers with his ability to arrive at contests with speed and force,
break from contested situations and kick well.  His dedication to preseason and want
to get better is to be applauded.

On the back of goal of the year contender T RUSS last week, Adam Kleinig in
atrocious conditions arrived in the goal square to crumb the pack only to overrun the
ball, and get pushed through the goals, on returning to the field of play and realising
the ball had remained in play just prior to the goal line he backheeled the ball over
the line for a goal – simply spectacular!

Once again, against a tough opponent, we showed how structured and disciplined
we are as a team, Noarlunga always up for the fight couldn’t get going -due to our
focus on winning the ball, winning the contest and being steadfast in our desire to

run in numbers.  A great result and this week, we play the wine flies who defeated us
in first round of the year.  A good contest awaits.

Graham Tomkins – B-Grade Coach

A Grade – Sponsored by TechDry

Flagstaff Hill 8 6 54 defeated Noarlunga 9 10 64

Best Players: Adam Bunworth, Bradley Kirk, Kobe Cavouras, Ryan Mountford, David Kearsley, Macca Short.

Goal Kickers: Nathan Beenham 3, Sam Jacobs 3, Sam Smith 1, Blake Aldridge 1,
Ryan Mountford 1.

Round 9 took us to Noarlunga ready for a tight contest and with the weather looking
like a wet game was in store, the boys prepared for a tough battle against a side that prides itself on contested footy. We took in a smaller line up into the game knowing these factors and with this we had a special milestone, with the Burbridge Brothers Ben and Sam playing their first ever game together.

Although by the time the game started the wet weather had set in, the wind that was
present for the B grade fell away and the ground was still in good condition, a great
day for footy. The first quarter we got out of the blocks well as we emphasised a
good start coming off a bye which can sometimes lead to a slow start. Sam Jacobs
was dangerous around the ground with Noarlunga throwing different ruck combos at him but the midfield adjusted, and we Sauce went forward he hit the scoreboard
kicking 3 in the first. With this we took an accurate scoreline into quarter time kicking
6 goals straight to 2 goals 2 behinds for Noarlunga. In the second quarter we lost
Sam Jacobs to a hand injury and we had to adjust our structure all over the ground,
the boys responded well kicking into a slight breeze but our accuracy fell away with us kicking 1.4 for the quarter to take a 25 point lead into half time.

After the half the boys effort and intensity lifted again, unfortunately they weren’t
rewarded for their efforts regarding the scoreboard, but the control of the game and
playing it in our half was the reward. Again unfortunately we lapsed for a 5 minute
period in which Noarlunga were able to score quickly kicking 3 goals and trimming
the margin to 14 points at the final change. With momentum on their side to start the
last, Noarlunga came out hard but the response of the playing group we couldn’t be more happy with. The resilience of the group when a challenge comes their way they don’t shy away from this which is a great trait to have. Each time Noarlunga scored, we responded with scoreboard and territory pressure to hold on to a 10 point win. Again our goal kicking inaccuracy was evident, we kicked 3 goals 10 behinds after quarter time so we still have areas to work on but we are getting shots at goals which
is a good start.

Adam Bunworth was best with Brad Kirk second best, Kobe Cavouras, Ryan
Mountford, Dave Kearsley and Macca Short rounded out our best players with
everyone playing their role on the day. Nath Beenham kicked 3 goals and playing out the game after receiving a corked leg in the first, Sam Jacobs kicked 3 as well with
Mountford, Aldridge and Sam Smith kicking 1 each.

Massive challenge awaits again against the reigning premier Reynella on their home
deck, we can’t wait for the challenge see you there!

Zane Kirkwood – A-Grade Coach

Under 14 Girls – Sponsored by Bliss & Rose


Dave Hodgson – Under 14 Girls Coach

Under 17 Girls – Sponsored by Style FX Hair, Nails & Beauty


 Mark Baker – Under 17 Girls Coach

A Grade Women – Sponsored by KX Pilates



Michael Hegarty – A Grade Women’s Coach

C Grade – Sponsored by Charlesworth Nuts



Wade Stone – C-Grade Coach


Ahmad Baltagie – 50th Senior Game
Brad Draper – 150th Club Game
Adam Kleinig – 50th Club Game

FHFC Debuts

Congratulations to Brendan Hillier on his Senior Debut and Ethan Janisch on playing his first game for the Falcons ❤️💙


Flagstaff Hill Football Club
Coromandel Street

SFL A-Grade
1985, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

SFLW A-Grade
2017, 2020, 2021, 2022

SFL B-Grade
1985, 2013, 2018, 2020