Saturday September 17th
A-Grade 9 Player Inter-State Comp
Saturday September 17th
A-Grade 9 Player Inter-State Comp
Manly Brothers Sportsmans Lunch
Hotel Steyne, Manly
1:30pm Friday 19th August
Sunday 3rd July
Commemoration Day for Tom Meates
Like to introduce Tom Meates, affectionally known as Meatsy to us.
Meatsy pulled on his boots for Manly Christian Brothers as an Under 10 in 1996.
For the next 7 years he turn up every week to play a level of footy that inspired all around him.
No he wasn’t the best forward, but what made him stand out was his passion to support his team mates and his club.
This passion and pride for our club runs through the blood of the Meates family as Chris his dad, Ann his mum & Michael his brother have always been there to support the club, no matter the job at hand.
In 2003, Meatsy linked up with our A-Grade squad. Not as a player in the starting line-up, but a much needed role that would have made Adam Sandler proud,
Meatsy took on this role with the same passion and pride, as if he was still playing the game. There were times in the season he was called upon to lace up the boots, as player numbers were low. You can imagine the spirit he brought onto the field!
Meatsy developed a bond with the A-Grade players, Coaches & Officials that remains intrenched in their memories today.
Our biggest regret is we cant personally introduce you to Meatsy as he was tragically killed in a car accident in 2015.
We all miss Meatsy, but know every time we feel a sprinkle of water from above he is reminding us, ‘The Water-Boy’ is still in action!
by Manly Christian Brothers Old Boys
A collection will be held for Meatsy’s favourite charity Livin.
Manly got a pummeling from all sides in the last few days, but in true Fortress style, it will only make us stronger.
When we went to play our Saturday matches at our Nolans Reserve home ground, we discovered our pitches had been replaced by a gigantic lake!
No worries. We’ll just train at the beach.
Our trees got knocked down…
…our streets were deep in sand…
…our dunny was washed away…
…and our beautiful cafe…
One of Manly’s favourite cafes is The Bower Restaurant close to Shelly Beach. In the storm the waves smashed in the windows, floated the furniture and got into all the electrical equipment. The only thing they still have working is a coffee machine.
So please help Hardy and the staff recover asap by going there and buying a coffee.
And let him know that Manly Brothers sent you.
Our team the Manly Sea Eagles has been getting a bit of a bashing recently in the press.
However, it has been innuendo and rumour with not too much revealed in the way of facts. So what happened to the presumption of innocence? Our players have been roasted before and then found that the beat up wasn’t justified.
So if you have something real then please put up. If not, be an Aussie, and give them a fair go!
You can show your support for our boys by being at the Brookie Fortress this Sunday (Sunday, 12 June, 4:00 pm). The club has a great offer for primary school children and their families:
This will be going out instead of coming in when Steve Matai puts a tackle on Penrith, now that he has been case hardened by training with the Manly Brothers Under 9s!
World, we’re ready for you…
Score: 6-4 to Manly Blues Brothers
When the NSW Blues team was announced on Fox Sports they called them the Blues Brothers!!
With Coach Gary Oliver Davis (GOD) allocating numbers and playing positions, thought it would be good to review our match in line with the Blues Brothers team playing this Wednesday night.
1. Full Back
Matt ‘Lucca’ Moylan – Like a great fullback had to pull-off some lace-boot tackles today and placed a kick to the corner that just missed out on a great try.
2. Right Wing
Blake ‘Noah’ Ferguson – With ball in hand was unstoppable today. He made so much important territory, which kept the Knights down their end.
3. Right Centre
Michael ‘Nate’ Jennings – His straight up the middle running technique made it hard for the opposition to take him down so we made ground every time.
4. Left Centre
Josh ‘Cameron’ Dugan – Calling him the all-rounder today. Made space when he got the ball and pulled off some very important tackles, that could have lead to tries.
5. Left Wing
Josh ‘Jake’ Mansour – Always stood his ground today and kept his wing positioned perfectly covered. His covering tackles with other team mates made it difficult to break our line.
6. Five Eight
James ‘Beau’ Maloney – Knows only one way with the ball – straight down the middle and look out if your in his way. So much territory gained when ball in hand.
7. Half Back
Adam ‘Willis’ Reynolds – Ducks, weaves, dummies, runs, tackles, not much more he could have done today!
8. Prop Right
Aaron ‘John’ Woods – Captains courageous throughout the match. Lead by example as his tackle count and metres gained were uncountable.
Robbie ‘Will’ Farrah – Like his name sake, loves to get in players faces and did exactly that today. Caused the Knights to cough up a bit of ball.
10. Prop Left
Paul ‘Henry’ Gallon – Watch out teams, we have another enforcer in the Blues Brothers. Supported team mates with great tackles and had the Dummy Half position down pat.
Boyd ‘Billy’ Cordner – Like a bull at a gate, takes that ball down the middle with so much determination and strength….just get out of my way!
Plus we have thank Cooper who helped us out today and can be a Blues Brother anytime – your speed off the mark made us so much ground today – thanks mate.
Blues Brothers we are a tight bunch, but there are times we have to separate and spread out on the field. Watch out other teams when we take full advantage of the field!
Lots of questions about Man-of-the-Match. Right now Gary, Grant and I think you all deserve to be Man-of-the-Match, so we are going to get you each a Rhino footy to practice with at home.
See you at training on Thursday and don’t forget we are going to the Calabria club for some pizzas for dinner afterwards – meet at 6pm – I’m bringing all my other kids, so dont have to cook dinner!
One last thing….
GO THE BLUES BROTHERS (team playing Wednesday night and us!)
Gaz 2 ‘Jake’
Good morning all.
An enthralling game last Saturday against our rivals Beacon Hill, going down 18-14.
Notwithstanding the result, our boys played magnificently – it was an effort that as parents and players should all be proud of, and aspire to repeat. I was so pleased with the excitement from our supporters after the game – our Secretary’s husband said it was the best game of Under 9’s he’d seen – and it was clear that the toughness and bravery the lads demonstrated was recognised.
The first half was dominated by our boys. I think, barring their initial kick off and tap restart, Beacon Hill never made it into our half. Along with a couple of penalties and forcing some turnovers with jarring defence, we had weight of possession as well, so we probably should have been further ahead than 6-0 at the break. (Getting the boys to shift their thinking from one our runs to a wider, multi pass, ensemble game is my challenge at the moment.) Clearly our defence, chopping their runners down hard, caused alot of frustration for Beacon Hll, and I have to say our boys demonstrated a good degree of discipline in the face of some quite ‘catty’ behaviour from opponents who clearly don’t like to be tackled.
In hindsight the break was not our friend. A couple of early mishaps saw them score quickly and I sensed our boys dropped their heads a bit as the big BH runners started to build some momentum. I know a couple of our boys had played earlier games, but it’s a fact that making lots of tackles against big boys takes a physical toll, and this was evident in our defensive intensity. A late try to Luke Dunford to get us close was well deserved – he led by example all day and was the best player on the field.
As I mentioned we played bravely across the park and the team can and should take alot from that effort. The challenge will be to have that focus each week, and to take the overlaps when presented. We play Narrabeen this week who have also been a very competitive game for us, AWAY at 11.15am.
A final note on goal kicking – when we score I default to the boys who I (a) know from the past are good kickers and (b) see practicing successfully at training. Missing kicks in each game this year has been a frustration so I will be focusing on this skill after training each week for 15 minutes given the impact it can have. A ‘kick off’ which focuses on good technique will determine the kicking order for the game on Saturday, which I think is only fair.
Dear Parents and players,
Firstly I like to congratulate the team on a great game and in true “Jake and Elwood” style we did not give up, and to come up with 4 converted tries was very impressive. Nice conversion by Jake on the bell under no pressure to cement the win 24-22.
The last time we played Harbord we struggled with a couple of their very fast runners and the score was very different, some 30 points against.
Very proud of the boys over the last 3-4 weeks, effort-reward balance yesterday was obvious. I’m really enjoying watching the team bond and develop there skills. Thanks again for the Manly Sea Eagles support by providing two amazing NRL players. Daly Cherry-Evans and Steve Matai for inspiration and coming down to present Finn Maker with a signed jersey.
I know at any level of sport there is always room for improvement but I will save that for training next week.
Regards, Coach Gary Oliver Davis. (G.O.D.)
Manly Brothers were thrilled to be visited by Manly Sea Eagles, Daly Cherry Evans and Steve Matai, at training.
Bros Bi-Annual Golf Day – Friday 13/5/16 at Manly Warringah Golf Club
6.30am – Registration, BBQ breakfast at Christian Brothers Clubhouse
7.30am – Player welcome and briefing at Warringah Golf course
8.00am – Tee off (Shot gun start)
12-1pm – Golf concludes and back to Christian Brothers clubhouse
1pm+ – Presentation and post game function
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