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August 27, 2017 Neil Brindley

Well done on another successful home and away season. We are truly still the envy of every other club in the NFL. Once again three sides in the finals , for the 4th year in a row.

The 19s have responded brilliantly , particularly after the Whittlesea loss to win two big games and secure third spot and the double chance. Just like last year when we secured it last round of the year and we went on to win the flag.
Please get up early and support our future stars.

The Reserves have had a great year and lost just 2 games. We sit on top and have the opportunity to make amends for last years disappointment. Let’s support this young group that have played so well and consistently this year.

The Seniors have performed incredibly well since 0-5. Since then we have played on edge knowing we can’t lose . Amazingly we have secured a spot in the finals and the work of the players and coaches has been terrific. Whilst we didn’t get second chance , we are in a position to continue to prove everyone wrong. “You can’t make finals” You will be relegated”, now they will say “You won’t get further than this week”

We have played on edge all year, why stop, let’s all get behind the team and pull off a huge win this weekend and keep the rest of this competition fearing the mighty Boro for a number of weeks yet.
See you all next weekend , where we edge closer to more success for this great club.

July 5, 2016 Neil Brindley

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Thursday Dinners at the GFC (07/07/0216)
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Mains – $12
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Chicken Parma & Chips
Thai Red Curry Beef with steamed rice

 

Dessert – $3
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Chocolate Pudding with Ice Cream

 

June 15, 2016 Neil Brindley

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$12 Main meals
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– Slow Cooked Roast Beef with Scalloped Potatoes and Vegetables
– Chicken Parma with Chips and Salad

$3 Desserts
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– Sticky Date Pudding with Ice Cream
(only limited serves available)

June 9, 2016 Neil Brindley

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All local football club supporters and players are urged to get behind the Big Freeze Beanie 2 campaign to raise funds to find a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.

Motor Neurone Disease presently affects 2000 Australians by destroying nerve cells causing muscles to weaken and eventually die.

Football club members are encouraged to purchase the new designed $20 blue beanie at the cure for MND website, take a team photo and post it on the club website and the MND social media hashtags #FreezeMND and #walkingwithNeale.

For more information, please visit www.curemnd.org.au

May 23, 2016 Neil Brindley

One of our major sponsors, the Bendigo Bank, is holding an information session titled “Creating Wealth Through Property”.  Attached is the flyer, so if you’re interested, please RSVP to Christine Smith via the email address listed in the flyer.

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May 23, 2016 Neil Brindley

All Boro faithful,

Unfortunately one of our long time stalwarts and Life Member of the GFC, Ray Skals has been admitted to hospital again.  If anyone would like to visit Ray, I’m sure he’d appreciate the visit and he’s always up for a chat. You can find Ray at the LaTrobe Private Hospital, Plenty Rd., Bundoora

Go on in and cheer up a legend.

All My Life!

May 8, 2016 Neil Brindley

GREENSBOROUGH snapped its two-game losing streak with a runaway 27-point win over Macleod in the Meadows Greyhounds Division 1 grand final rematch at War Memorial Park.

Trailing by 10 points at three-quarter time, Macleod reduced the margin to under a kick early in the last quarter, however, a fantastic goal to Tristan Stead kick-started a late surge by the Boro as they ran away with a 12.11 (83) to 7.14 (56) win.

Needing to respond after a fadeout loss to Montmorency in Round 4, the Boro produced the goods late this time around, booting the final four goals of the game to improve their 2016 record to 3-2.

Leading the way for the Boro were Nick Carnell, Matthew Fowler (three goals) and ruckman Michael Hooper, who was the dominant tall on the ground in his return from injury.

The best in defeat for the Roos were Hayden Seivers, skipper Kane Shaw and reigning best and fairest Lucas Hobbs.

A strong wind wreaked havoc in the first half, with neither side able to get a good hold over the gusty conditions. Most scoring opportunities were broken down at half forward, with both sides struggling to hit up a target inside forward 50m.

Greensborough, however, was able to get the slightly better start – kicking the first two goals through Andrew Stellas and Josh Griffiths to take a 14-point lead.

That buffer was reduced to seven at the first break, after an off-the-ball free kick saw Macleod forward Reid Brandt convert a late goal from point-blank range.

The intensity applied from both teams was there for all to see, with the tackling pressure immense during the first quarter, and continuing right throughout the day.

The second term was much of the same, with the sides booting two goals apiece as the Boro held a three-point advantage at the main break.

Despite the Boro holding the lead, it was the Roos who were creating more scoring opportunities in the second term – however inaccuracy plagued the reigning premiers for a second straight week, booting a wasteful 3.8 in the first half.

The third term saw the game start to open up, with both sides creating momentum swings throughout the term, as the lead changed hands four times. Greensborough got on a run late to open up a 10-point buffer at three-quarter time.

Among the highlights of the term were two fantastic marks in defence by Dan McLinden. First he jumped over a pack for a neat hanger, before minutes later hauling in a flying one-handed mark.

With both sides at their desperate best, it took until the seventh minute of the final quarter for a goal to be registered. That major went to Nick Lynch, who made the most of a blunder in midfield by Greensborough and capitalised on the resulting counter-attack.

The Roos kept surging but inaccuracy played its part, before Stead’s 40m shot from the right forward pocket swung the momentum back the home side’s way.

Follow-up goals to Nick Carnell and Matt Fowler (two) saw the Boro storm home and leapfrog the Roos into third place on the ladder.

Greensborough makes the trip to winless, but dangerous, Whittlesea in Round 6, while Macleod is away to a red-hot Montmorency outfit which has won its past two matches to get its season back on track.

Final score: Greensborough 12.11 (83) def Macleod 7.14 (56)

May 6, 2016 Neil Brindley

It is with sadness to hear of the passing of a former Greensborough Premiership Player – Rudolph Sondermeyer.

Rudy was an outstanding Greensborough player during the early 1950’s and played in the drought breaking 1952 Premiership side under the great Percy Adamson (see attached photo)

Rudy grew up in Greensborough and was one the new generation of ‘young guns’ who formed the foundation of our champion teams of the 1950’s.

Rudy is fondly remembered by his old ‘Borough mates’ such as Geoff Butterworth, Don McDowell, Bill Cecil, Bob Towler & Frank LeGassick.

Sincere condolences to the Sondermeyer family.

Rudolph Sondermeyer

May 1, 2016 Neil Brindley

Stop the coward punch

Hi All

As you know initially this idea was meant to be an uplifting gesture for Robyn, Mat, Emma & Lucas for after Patrick’s funeral. However as clubs were approached and responded with such vigour, it seemed fitting to use the power of the support to send a clear message. Countless people are affected by this senseless act- no one wants it to happen to them, let’s put effort into spreading that message and educating people so they know ways they may be able to prevent this. Every sock represents someone saying-“I’ve been affected, I’m listening, what can we do?”

I am deeply grateful to you for your support in this initiative.

Please share this photo to continue to spread the message.

Kind Regards

Marguerite Jones

April 3, 2016 Neil Brindley

The Boro boys had a hit out yesterday versus Doncaster East. The 1st game saw our combined U/19 & Reserves side field a team of around 26 players. Doncaster East fielded a team of 17, so we had a fair few rotations during the day. Our boys got up easily winning by 66 points. Really impressed by some of our bottom age U/19s, who don’t physically have the body size of their opponents, but make up for it in skill and game sense.

The 1sts came up against a very spirited Doncaster East outfit and we were down 3 goals to nothing early in the 1st term. We started to find more of the ball and win more contested footy. The lads pulled away and scored an impressive 74 point win with only a couple of players pulling up a bit sore and no major injury worries. Our field kicking again was impressive and with 6 X U/19 boys in the side and all playing their part, it’s an exciting time to be at the club.

We still need plenty more supporters to get to our games and become a part of our family. The 2016 GFC Season Launch is being held today and if you’re interested in attending, don’t hesitate to check out our events page and get in contact with the co-ordinators.

All My Life!