Coaches Wrap – Round 2 vs Cove

Under 13 – Sponsored by Betta Quality Curtains and Blinds

Flagstaff Hill 13 6 84 defeated Cove 2 3 15

Best Players: Jake Slattery, Conner Cutting, Fletcher Langeluddecke, Jack Lemmey,
Kojo Antwi, Charlie Roberts

Goal Kickers: Owen Hibbert 5, Jack Lemmey 3, Callum Athey 2, Matthew Marlow 1,
Mitchell Chapman 1, Mason Hall 1.

Mark Lemmey – U13 Coach


Under 15’s – Sponsored by Harcourts Tagni

Flagstaff Hill 0 3 3 defeated by Cove 17 9 111

Best Players: Mitchell Clifton, Tyce Lush, Eutien Boey, Cohen Carlier, Walker Minnie,
Campbell Parslow.

Michael Haslam – Under 15’s Coach

Under 17.5’s – Sponsored by Rainmaker Properties

Flagstaff Hill 16 11 107 defeated Cove 10 6 66

Best Players: Callan Coates, James Keating, Jack Chaplin, Corbin Kennett, Brodie
Sisson, Josh Lees.

Goal Kickers: Jack Chaplin 5, Josh Lees 3, Fraser Knuckey 2, Coby Hibbert 2, Riley
Stone 2, Cameron Brown 1, Judd Grillett 1.

Rd 2 was part of the ANZAC acknowledgement weekend and saw us head to the
home of the Cobras for our first away game. This is always a special weekend for so
many reasons but it’s a chance to acknowledge the sacrifices made by others to
allow us to live as we do as a collective.

During the week we had some devastating news that one of our own, Judd Grillett,
had lost a cousin in a quad bike accident. This is obviously a very difficult time for the
family but Juddy to his credit wanted to continue on with his footy and was keen to
get out with the boys on Saturday to help with some normality in his life. We wish
him and his entire family nothing but our best wishes and for them to know we are
thinking of them through a very tough time.

We welcomed Keiran Smith, Mitchy Lamshed and Dylan Smith in for their first run in
U17.5’s this season and a massive congrats to our Captain, Riley Stone, on reaching
100 junior games for Flaggy. Cove had the bye in rd 1 so it was a little unpredictable
as where they were at so it was purely a focus on our style of footy and put together
our what we have been working on. The first qtr sent a message to the opposition
that we were here to play with a brand of footy that was top shelf. Kicking 8 goals to
zip with relatively no breeze was the perfect start.

Cove, however, came out in the 2 nd qtr with a change of tact and starting with the
verbal onslaught. This sucked some of our players in and took their focus away from
playing the game. Halftime couldn’t come quick enough to be able to reset the
players and remind them of the way we want to go about it.

The 2nd half was a fairly even contest but with the warm weather, our fitness held
strong and came away with a 7 goal win.

Callan Coats was brilliant in the ruck and was a clear winner with his tap work and
work around the ground. Jimmy Keating battled tirelessly (apart from cramping up
late) on the wing and Jack Chaplin enjoyed a day out against his old club kicking 5
goals. Unfortunately for Jack, he sustained a wrist injury which may keep him
sidelined for a bit but fingers crossed his recovery is sooner rather than later.
We look forward to a big challenge this week with the Grand Final rematch from last
season against Christies Beach.

See you at the footy

Craig Bunworth – Under 17.5’s Coach

B Grade – Sponsored by Flagstaff Hotel

Flagstaff Hill 11 14 80 defeated Cove 6 8 44

Best :  Blaise Tomkins, Daniel Mackenzie, Jake Bunworth, Jackson Costello, Mason Carney

Goals: Matthew Hunter 4, Bailey Richman 2, Blaise Tomkins 1, Matt Caire 1, Leigh O’Malley 1, Angus Fisher 1, Andrew Allen 1.

Wow, never been to COVE oval in such wonderful weather, on the hot side, on
making my way into the rooms crossed paths with Hazzie who was in all sorts.  It’s
great to see a club champion and coach of the U15 so passionate about his
team, hang in there mate we all have those days!  Cove we a bit of an unknown and
having not played we knew they would be up and about.  I watched them warm up
and knew that this team was going to be far more competitive than the 2022 version.
We carried a fair bit of disappointment after last week and our boys were keen to
make up for their fade out last week.  We identified several areas for improvement
during the week and trained the house down so I was keen to see how we would go.
The aim of pressing up, taking territory and frontal pressure were themes and the
boys were on point.  Creating turnover and shots on goals from those turnovers were
very pleasing.  We moved the ball with precision giving matt hunter a lot of shots on
goals early – Pete crab was commenting on how well we were moving the ball which
is fair praise from someone who can’t see the other side of the oval.  Stoney as ever
moving the magnets with precision which left me to enjoy the sunshine and the way
our lads were going.  Bailey Richman entered the fray in the second and Cove
showed him absolutely no respect, 4 marks, 2 goals, several possessions was great
reward for the young man, to see our entire team get around him after his first goal
was fantastic. 

We controlled the game for the majority of the four quarters, most pleasing was the
commitment to game structures and style that we are trying to implement, it’s all a
work in progress and doesn’t have to be spot on at this time of the year.
Looking forward to this week, Christies Beach at home should be a competitive hit
out.  Do yourself a favour, it’s a home game and the meals last week were
outstanding –  the caters got through 100 and I’m not aware of anyone being
disappointed. Personally, I had the battered flathead and chips delicious. See ya at
the footy.

Go the falcons

Graham Tomkins – B-Grade Coach

A Grade – Sponsored by TechDry
Flagstaff Hill 31 10 196 defeated Cove 5 7 37

Best Players: Sam Jacobs, Michael Shearer, Aiden Grayson, Reece Milsom, Sam Smith, Nick Bailey.

Goal Kickers: Sam Jacobs 7, Sam Smith 5, Aiden Grayson 5, Ryan Mountford 3, Cameron Blake 3, Nick Bailey 2, Macca Short 2, Blake Aldridge 2, Josh Rosman 1, David Kearsley 1.

We travelled out to Cove for our Round 2 match up for Anzac weekend. We couldn’t
have asked for better playing conditions for the day and we knew with Cove playing
their first game of the year, it would be another challenge ahead for us. The first
quarter we started well and controlled the play, our defence was sound and we hit
the scoreboard setting up a nice lead going into quarter time. The second quarter
unfortunately we went away from the footy that we had played in the first and we let
Cove gain momentum and get back into the game. After resetting at half time, the
coaches were very happy with how the group responded after the main break by
kicking the next 15 goals and 18 of the last 19 goals of the game. It was a good
reminder for the group that if we go away from our structures and how we want to
play, teams can get a run on and gain momentum their way very quickly. But all up it
was a very pleasing day to come away with a big win.

We had 21 contributors on the day and picking the best was extremely tough. Sam
Jacobs led the way for us, his ruck craft at stoppages was instrumental in giving our
midfielders first look and then to go forward and hit the scoreboard was a major
bonus, Mick Shearer along with Reece Milsom were solid in midfield for four quarters
with Mick setting the tone when it was needed at the start of the third, Aidan Grayson
and Sam Smith both applied great pressure all game and were rewarded with having
a large impact on the scoreboard. Sam Jacobs kicked 7 goals with Sam Smith and
Aidan Grayson kicking 5 each, Cam Blake and Ryan Mountford kicked 3 a piece with
multiple goal scorers after that which is pleasing to have a good spread of players hit
the scoreboard and to kick accurately.

Big game again this week at home against Christies Beach as we look to continue
our form, see you at Flaggies!


Zane Kirkwood – A-Grade Coach

Round 2 Milestones

Riley Stone – 100th Junior Game

Round 2 FHFC Debuts

Congratulations to Cameron Nuske, Adam Kleinig and Bailey Richman who all played their
first senior games with FHFC in the B Grade.

Welcome to Mitchell Lamshed, Kobe Pedlar, Jai White, Harper Holland, Matthew Marlow & Aiden Parton who all played their first game for the Falcons last weekend!


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