Under 13 – Sponsored by Betta Quality Curtains and Blinds

Flagstaff Hill 16 19 115 defeated Morphett Vale 0 0 0

Best Players: Callum Athey, Conner Cutting, Liam Beckley, Macklin Brook, Jake Slattery, Declan Stone.

Goal Kickers: Callum Athey 5, Owen Hibbert 3, Kojo Antwi 2, Blair Richman 1,
Macklin Brook 1, Declan Stone 1, Callum O’Neill 1, Liam Beckley 1, Charlie Roberts 1.

A second really strong result for this group who continue to put in good 4 quarter
efforts against sides who are not quite up to the same standard.

The first quarter was all about the scoreboard as although we were playing the type
of footy we wanted to with good ball movement towards the hot spot 20m out from
goal we kicked 2.9 in an inaccurate display.

From quarter time on we polished up our kicking boots to add 14.10 after quarter

It was great to see our captain, Callum Athey, kick 5 goals in a best on ground
display. Callum shows great leadership skills at trainings and sets a high standard for
others to follow. Conner Cutting, Jake Slattery and Liam Beckley continued their
dominant form, while Macklin Brook and Declan Stone were rewarded for their
consistent good form over the first 6 rounds.

Finally it was great to see our regular Centre Half Back Kojo Antwi kick not 1 but 2
goals! Kojo is an absolutely fantastic defender and is always happy to play his role
for the team. It was great to see his teammates get around him and acknowledge all
the work he does for them when he sent his first goal through the big sticks!!

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

Flagstaff Hill 12 13 85 defeated Morphett Vale 3 5 23

Best Players: Brodie Sisson, Benjamin Jeffries, Dylan Smith, James Keating, Jay Scanlan, Judd Grillett.

Goal Kickers: Peter Robjohns 2, Coby Hibbert 2, Dylan Smith 2, Ben Jeffries 1, Jay Scanlan 1, Dan Scutchings 1, Brodie Sisson 1, Josh Lees 1, Ben Hudson 1.

Firstly, Congrats to Sam Burbridge on making his flaggy A grade debut. With West
Adelaide having a bye, this was a great opportunity and he grabbed it with both
hands. Ben Jeffries was also available to play his first game in U17.5s this season.
A back to back road trip saw us travel to the home of the Emus at Morphett Vale.
They had been struggling in the U17.5s so this was a game of opportunity.

Opportunity for players to expand their development in playing a different role and
also build on the confidence in growing as part of a team. A focus with this was
structure. This was the word of the day and for the most part, this functioned well.
We jumped out of the blocks kicking 5 goals in a short time to start the game but
then the rut set in with the Emus sending a couple back and clogging up space. The
footy wasn’t pretty but the boys were determined to find a way and in the end came
away with a 10 goal win. This gave us some handy percentage and jumped us to 4
th on the ladder.

Brodie Sisson continues to impress with his attack on the footy and aggressive run
around the ground. Benny Jeffries enjoyed his run back with the Falcons and Dylan
Smith showed what he can do going forward.

We had a couple of injuries to Cal Coats and Aiden Carney but with the week off due
to a bye, hopefully they are both fully fit for our return game against Port Noarlunga
in two weeks time.

After six games we are now seeing where we are at and all indicators are looking at
an exciting phase of footy ahead.

See you at the footy

Craig Bunworth – Under 17.5’s Coach

B Grade – Sponsored by Flagstaff Hotel

Flagstaff Hill 6 17 53 defeated Morphett Vale 7 8 50

Best Players: Tristan Smith, Saleh Baltagie, James Brennan, Matthew Caire, Bradley Draper.

Goal Kickers: Josh Faizal 1, Leigh O’Malley 1, Angus Fisher 1, Matthew Hunter 1, Saleh Baltagie 1, Darcy Kelsey 1.

Pete Crab stepped up, ably assisted by Wade Stone to take charge for this one with
GT chasing King George Whiting on Yorke Peninsula. Some commented the
coaching duo resembled a couple of well known muppets – Waldorf and Statler, but
that proved to be an act as they did an amazing job and led the boys to a tight win.

Coming up against a well drilled, hard and physical opposition was exactly what the
team needed this week.  The emu’s still smarting from their premature exit in the
finals last year at the hands of the falcons would have had them fired up to even the
score.  The emu’s didn’t disappoint as they presented exactly as expected.  The
game was a lot closer on the scoreboard due to our way ward kicking, our pressure
and intent remained on point however staying in the mindset for the entire game is
something we will work on going forward.  We had a great first quarter and other
than having put on scoreboard pressure we were in charge.  Caire and Baltagie in
the middle and Twisty and Draper dominating in defence.   As is the case thought
with good teams, the Emu’s came back really strongly and a bit of an arm wrestle for
the rest of the game was the result.

We didn’t remain accountable in defensive transition and committed too many
numbers to the contest which at senior footy can hurt you on turnover.   What we did
do well was run in support, kept hitting in and applying pressure which gave us many
scoring opportunities. 

The most pleasing aspect was the teams ability to bond and find another gear, not
dropping their heads as the oppo scored and wrestled the momentum which was
rewarding.   Twisty Smith played his best game for a couple of seasons and his
strength and toughness is exciting, he stands ready to have a long career at
Flaggies and high honours is not beyond him.  Our team continues to learn and
develop with first and second year seniors really showing a bright future at the club.

I watched the game remotely in my mind, getting regular score updates and
watching the boys sing the song after the game, gave me immense satisfaction,
whilst sitting 10kms off Port Victoria.    Thank you once again to my long term
assistants Pete Crab and Wade Stone who took the reins and got the win. 

Ps yes we got some lovely KGW!!


Graham Tomkins – B-Grade Coach

A Grade – Sponsored by TechDry


Flagstaff Hill 9 17 71 defeated Morphett Vale 10 6 66

Best Players: Samuel Burbridge, Sam Jacobs, Adam Bunworth, Aiden Grayson, Ethan Johnson, Blake Aldridge.

Goal Kickers: Sam Jacobs 4, Sam Burbridge 2, Blake Aldridge 2, Reece Milsom 1.

Round 6 we travelled out to Morphett Vale to take on last years Grand Finalists.
Although their year has not started the way they would have liked by only having one
win, they still remain a very dangerous team which was reiterated to the group
pregame. The first quarter saw Morphett Vale get the jump on us and hit the
scoreboard early, we managed to gain back control of the game but were unable to
capitalize on the scoreboard registering only 5 points to MV’s 3 goals 3 points in the
first term. The group remained calm at the break and controlled the second quarter
playing the footy we have produced throughout the year to hold MV to 1 behind for
the quarter and we managed to kick 5 goals to take a 17 point lead into the main
During half time the rain set in which we adapted to well, but again inaccurate kicking
in the third quarter and letting MV get out the back of us a bit too easily saw us down
by 5 points at the final change. At the break again the calmness of the group stood
out to the coaches and the boys were up for the challenge. In a back-and-forth last
quarter, we began to gain back control and hit the scoreboard, but each time we did
it felt like MV hit back straight away keeping their advantage. With around 5 minutes
to go we were down by 7 points and MV seemed to be holding on well, but the group
showed some grit to kick 2 goals quickly to grab the lead and then ground out the
win was exceptional against a quality team. After the game we spoke of the quality of
the opposition and to find a way to get in front and hold on for the last few minutes
and finding different ways to win was a great sign of resilience for the group but we
still had room to grow. Final score saw us kick 9.17 – 71 to MV 10.6-66 to come
away with a 5 point win.
We celebrated a milestone for the day with Sam Burbridge making his A grade debut
and had Mick Shearer and his brother Ben Burbridge present his gurnsey pregame.
Sam then went on to set the tone for the day, especially once it came in wet he was
clean with controlling the ball and hit his targets by foot. Sam was our best player for
the day along with taking out the Players Player award and kicking 2 pivotal goals,
not a bad debut. Sam Jacobs was rock solid in the ruck with his craft and then hitting
the scoreboard with 4 goals up forward, Adam Bunworth was given a job to tag MV’s
Scott Bedford after he kicked 2 early goals and to Adam’s credit he took him out the
game half way through the first quarter. Aiden Grayson and Ethan Johnson were
great up forward applying their pressure and making it difficult for the MV defenders
as well as Blake Aldridge working hard on a tough day for key forwards.


Zane Kirkwood – A-Grade Coach

Under 14 Girls

Dave Hodgson – Under 14 Girls Coach

Under 17 Girls – Sponsored by Style FX Hair Nails and 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


Todd Alexander – 50th Senior Game
James Brennan – 100th Club Game
Kaitlyn Aldridge – 50th Club Game

FHFC Debuts

Congratulations to Sam Burbridge and Grace Langdon on their A Grade Debuts and to Lily Forrest and Cruze Moore for playing their first game for the Falcons ❤️💙

Flagstaff Hill Football Club
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SFL B-Grade
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