Panthers Newsletter June 17th



Panthers Blue played  Wyndham at Williamstown and because Wyndham do not have a second team this year our Black team played Williamstown in a not for points match. Thank you Dave Cousins for taking over the Coordinators job for the day, your assistance on the day is very much appreciated. Dave filed two great match reports for the day.


   MAZENOD BLUE 14.13.97 defeated WYNDHAM 1   6.1.37 at Williamstown .

What a start to the day as we travel over the bridge to sunny Williamstown. Not today though a bitter cold wind blew in from the sea, a light misty rain came and went the sun comes out again what a day it was to show.

A great effort by all to make it the ground to play wyndam for the first match. 15 players for the first game took to the field with super coach David Regan making a appearance after his time away. Chris Vergos coming back after a holiday.

Well the game started with Mazenod kicking 4.3 to 2.0 in the first quarter. It wasn’t a pretty game with some players playing as individuals and not as a team which had the super coach foaming at the mouth at the break. The second quarter saw one our players give away a 50 meter penalty in front of goal through being undisciplined. After not seeing the Blue team play for a couple weeks I was disappointed with the way they played. It seemed nobody was listening to the super coach as all he had said at the break fell on deaf ears with 1.3 kicked by mazenod to 2.0 wyndam.

Super coach gave all a good talking to at half time to get this team fired up and to play as a team. I wasn’t sure if it was mist or steam coming off him at the main break. The third quarter started and it was a different side out there. Team work was starting to happen. With 4.4 kicked to 0.0 the back line showing again all its strength in keeping the opposition quite. A nasty incident saw two players sent off for a little quite time on the sidelines.

The last quarter saw the boy’s play properly and dominate the quarter kicking 5.1 to 2.1 with the final score 14.13. 97 to 6.1. 37. There were some great passages of play with Duxy hand pass in front of goal, John Soles some big bumping runs and a nice snap for goal by Rod Petit .

Best players Jason Gannon, Rod Petit, John Soles, Peter Biscognin, Simon Pollock, Shaun Dux, Chris Vergos and Samson Samason. Goal Kickers Rod Petit 4, Simon Pollock 3, John Soles 3, Aaron Yaksender  2, Duxy and Peter Biscognin 1 each.







                 MAZENOD BLACK  5.14.44 defeated WILLIAMSTOWN  2  4.4.30  at Williamstown


The second game of the day saw some nervous moments as we waited for all the Black team to turn up with a full contingent 5 minutes before the start of the game. The boy’s came out to play even though this was just a scratch match and a big thank you goes out to Williamstown for playing Mazenod and as always a great clean game of football. The super coaches mentor Matty Johnston took control of the black team again and showed why he is so good with nobody on the bench until half way through the first quarter when cries of Rodgerrrrrr could be heard as Roger Winter turned up. With the chilly conditions Matt was making some superb changes around the ground to keep everybody warm. Daniel Hassan backed up and played another game and you could see how playing with the blue team has greatly improved his skills. He dominated all round the ground.

Corey Pollock tried to take on two of the Williamstown players and was gang tackled in front of goal but was still able to get the hand pass out to Daniel with a goal a result. Dan Oakley was playing a blinder until he went down in the last quarter with a ankle injury. Jack Morrison was playing like a man possessed, Nick Crilley played on the wing and didn’t stop running until Matt had to pull him off for a rest a great handball in the center from Nick to keep the ball in Mazenods hands.

Chris Johnson was unstoppable in the back line with Williamstown struggling to score against his defence. With some booming kicks from the backline up to the forward line. With Damien Cousins working across the center getting the ball forward and stopping it from getting to the backline.  The swift feet around goal by Matty Anderson and Daniel Palmer was a joy to watch. Andrew Connor tried a checkside kick from the boundary when he was awarded a free, the skills these boy’s a showing have come along leaps and bounds. Anthony Distasio played a game of football that had the Mazenod bench in awe, with his running chasing and kicking. He was the absolute stand out. Marcel Vermulst kept peppering the goals all day but Williamstown had a solid fullback who kept stopping all the goals. Nick Distasio kicked a brillant first quarter goal to get the panthers started.

Final scores Mazenod 4.12.36 to Williamstown 2.2.14.  Best players, Anthony Distasio, Damien Cousins, Dan Oakley, Toby Crook, James Hosken, Daniel Hassan, Chris Johnson, Marcel Vermulst,  Goal Kickers, Nick Distasio 1 Daniel Hassan 3.

I would like to add that being Sharpie for the day was a great honour and the way both teams conducted themselves was great. But I am sorry that I didn’t give the pep talks like Sharpie during the breaks, but there is only one Sharpie. I also would like to thank everyone for their help today as well because it made it easier to try and fill Sharpies shoes.


Pie nightthis Wednesday 20th June in our clubrooms after we have our team photo taken, all players are to bring their club uniform and club hoodie for the photograph, to allow for late arrivals we will take the photo approx 5pm.








1st JULY  Panthers Blue v Parkside                          11.00am       Central Reserve (Home)

                Panthers Black v Ferntree Gully                12.30pm  


15th JULY Panthers Blue v Coburg 1                         11.00 am  Highgate Arena (Craigieburn

                 Panthers Black v Coburg 2                        12.30 pm


Coburg Ground is at Highgate Arena  Grande Boulevard Craigieburn

Melways reference Map 386 J3


29th JULY Panthers Blue v Ringwood 1                     11.00am  Jubilee Park Ringwood

                 Panthers Black v Ringwood 2                    12.30 pm

Ringwood Ground Jubilee Park Greenwood Ave Ringwood Melways Map 49 H1


5th AUG  Panthers Blue v Cranbourne                     11.00am    Central Reserve (Home)

                 Panthers Black v TBA                              12.30pm


19th AUG  GRAND FINALS                                     Times TBA    Central Reserve  (Home)                     






David West, PC Ligament Knee, 4 weeks,  

John Hamilton, Knee, 3 weeks. Darcy Wells, Arm ligaments 3 weeks.

Mark Vanderven Strained ankle ligaments. 3 weeks.

We hope to have all these guys fit and well for finals in August.


The committee has decided to make recognition of the major milestone games made by players as Mazenod Panthers .

25 games; Certificate of recognition, to be issued during the season

50 games; Medal of recognition, to be given during the season

100 games trophy, presented at Presentation night.

25 Game player awards  Daniel Palmer, Jack Morrison, Andrew Conner, Nick Mitroudis, Marcel Vermulst, Daniel  Hassan, Damien Cousins, Chris Vergos, Chris Johnson, Jason Gannon, Josh Wallace, Rod Pettit, Matthew Pearson, Peter Biscognin, Matthew Anderson .

(All these players have played 25 games, many are close to 50 games played)

50 Game player awards John Hamilton, Roger Winter, Peter Zapantis, James Hosken, Vickram Jholl, Shaun Dux, Nick Crilly, Neil McKinnon, Mark Vanderven, Jake Phillips, David Gorin,



. Our Blue team consist of 15 players with three interchange players only. (maximum 18 players)

If both coaches agree teams can play up to 18 players. If coaches cannot agree, the number of players on the field will be 15. Minimum of 12 to constitute an official game, if one side has only 12,13, or 14 players the other side is allowed to play 15 players. Because of this rule if a player plays more than 6 games in Panthers Blue he is unable to play finals in Panthers Black, plus  to qualify to play in Panthers Black a player must have played a minimum 4 games in that team, our strategy therefore is to qualify every player to be eligible for finals footy in August, we will adjust team lists for the next few games. For our Black team, if both coaches agree teams can play up to 18 players, with no limit to the number of interchange players. Minimum of 10 players constitute an official fixture. Panthers Blue are limited to 3 only interchange. If we make the Grand Finals players are only allowed one game in one team, no player is allowed two games.  



FIDA have recently sent a ruling on club uniforms that black bike shorts are not permitted to be worn, players who wish to wear bike shorts, should have flesh colour bike shorts. Females may wear long tights, the colour of the team uniform.



Any player or family that would like to purchase embroided club merchandise or players wishing update clothing items from Andrew Sharp anytime. Jackets $70,Hoodies $45, Polo Shirts $30, Shorts $25,Caps $10, and if you need extra footy socks $6 pair.



This is another reminder to make sure that you have your name on the inside of the hoody to avoid any confusion on game day. Only one garment per player free of charge, any lost hoodies will be replaced at $45 ( if we have any left)



Club jackets that have not been available since last season are now back in stock, any player or supporter requiring a jacket, they are available from the club $70. Great looking jackets.

Players are reminded that our club polo shirt or hoodie are required to be worn on match day.



Will be played at Parkville next Sunday 24th, this is also a trial match for the state side to go to Adelaide. The state team will fly to Adelaide and back on July 8th.

FIDA has chosen four Panthers players for the North V South match. Rod Pettit, John Soles , Simon Pollock and Jason Gannon. Two games will be played on the day one at 11am the other at 12.30pm, for the players chosen I suggest you get to the ground by 10.30pm in case you are picked for the first game.

Some players from Panthers Black team will be selected later next month for a half time AFL game at Edihad Stadium



Check out the latest news from our senior team and Panther news

Click the FIDA link for Panthers info.



John Hamilton 50 games on 1st July against Ferntree Gully at home.

We missed Roger Winter’s 50th last week, that will be celebrated on the same day 1st July.



Happy birthday guys.

Matty Anderson 20 on Monday 18th,after the Willy game.

Nick Mitroudis 16 on 24th (big boy for 16)

David Gorin (the voice) 34 on 28th

James Hosken 19, just made June on the last day 30th


Comment Guidelines: The SportsTG Network is made up of players, families and passionate sports followers like you who have a strong opinion about sport. That's great - we want you to have your say and share your thoughts with the world. However, we have a few rules that you must follow to keep it fun for all. Please don't be rude, abusive, swear or vilify others. Apart from some pretty serious sport sanctions, we also can ban you and report you if things get out of hand. So play fair and have fun, and thanks for your contribution.

Our Major Partners


Premier B

Photo Gallery