Coach: Joe Phegan
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Assistant Coach: Alastair Henderson
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Team Manager: Tamara Hodgson
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Trainer: Scott Davis
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Team Page Editor: Andrew Cole
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Photographer: Bridgette Vaughan
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Round 14 Match Report

Date: 5 August 2018

Opposition: Park Orchards
Venue: Edinburgh Gardens
Captains: Daniel

The boys’ teamwork was outstanding today with the use of handballing and kicking that really tricked the opposition. We all had a lot of fun playing our last game of the season with a tough side to beat.


It was great to have Joe and Ollie back and Ollie even kicked our winning goal. Aless and Darcy were also great today and Aless was our safe pair of hands in the back line, while Darcy was great and skilful in the midfield.


After the game when we were shaking hands, everyone really showed a lot of respect and was kind to the opposition. Thanks to all the coaches, especially Joe and Al. Forever proud of you Roy boys.



Round 13 Match Report

Date: 29 July 2018

Opposition: Camberwell Sharks
Venue: Edinburgh Gardens
Captains: Zac & Kobe


Last Sunday was an awesome day of footy played by us the “Roy Boyz” against a really tough side the Camberwell Sharks.


Their team really came to play, we started the game well but so did they!


After a tough start we still managed to lead 6-1 after the 1st qtr. With everyone playing their roles so well we showed the Camberwell Sharks what great Teamwork and Respect we have at FJFC, and our score board showed it with us in the lead at the end of each qtr. and then finally the WIN.

By Kobe


Round 12 Match Report

Date: 22/7/2018

Opposition: Kew Comets
Venue: Edinburgh Gardens
Captain: Charlie

They were a tough team the Kew Comets. I thought our teamwork was great and that is what I think gave us the advantage over the other side. It was great how we had some players at the back of the field to defend our goals.

There were lots of players in the mid field that did some really good tackling and we stayed on our man.

We had lots of fun playing the game and at the end of the game we had lots of respect for the other team and the efforts they put in.

It was a close game 31-26 with our team winning. I think we played a really good tight game and I can’t wait to play the next game.
By Charlie Chesna

Round 11 Match Report

Date: 15/7/2018

Opposition: Preston Bullants
Venue: Preston City Oval
Captain: Misha

It was good being back playing footy after the school holidays even though lots of our teammates were still away. We only had 13 players, including a player from Preston, which is the smallest we have ever played with. It was a big ground and we were outnumbered 15-13 which meant we had to run a lot more than usual. Our TEAMWORK was important because when you have less players than the other team, it’s harder to get the ball.

It was sunny but cold, and the wind was so strong that almost all the goals were scored down the same end. Al, our coach today while Joe is away, told us to kick longer using the wind in the second and fourth quarters which we did because we RESPECT his knowledge of the game. It worked well because we kicked all of our goals when we were kicking with the wind and those goals were just enough to win the game.

I thought Alessio played bravely, given that he was feeling sick. He and the other forwards created options by running and leading. Angus, Daniel, and our other midfielders fought hard for the ball all day. Our backs held up under pressure especially when the wind was against us. Great work to Freddie winning the opposition medal.

It was FUN for everyone to come into the rooms at half time and see Angus’ new puppy Nelly.

Round 10 Match Report

Date 24TH JUNE

Opposition: Bulleen
Venue: Edinburgh Gardens
Captain: Will & Tom Hindson
As Co-Captains, we were extremely excited to lead the team out
onto our home ground – the BEST junior footy ground in the YJFL!
Fitzroy used their TEAMWORK well and Tom and I were pretty happy to kick the first 2 goals of the game to get the Roy Boys off to a ripper start.
Full respect to Bulleen because in the 2nd Quarter, Bulleen bounced back
hard, played really well and were in front by 4 points at  half time.
There was two simple and clear messages from our coach at half time.
Joe, It was very funny beause it sounded a lot like chanting! 🙂
Whether it was coaching or chanting, our team responded and played super footy by sharing the ball, defending well and kicking many goals. Remarkably, we kept Bulleen goalless! A fantastic effort by all players!
FINAL SCORE:  FITZROY 54 (we think?)   BULLEEN 24
Did we have FUN chairing off Hamo and Elliott and then drenching them with our water bottles?
Yes we did!
#5 Tom   #6 Will

Round 9 Match Report


Date: 17/6/2018

Opposition: Templestowe, the weather
Venue: Alfred Crescent Oval
Captain: Thomas Wavish



Last Sunday, Fitzroy had one of their hardest, wettest and coldest games for the season. As Thomas led the Roys out to the ground we all knew it was going to be a tough and cold game.


The first quarter it was pretty even thanks to massive TEAMWORK in the backline and one of the best goals of the year from Alessio, which earned massive RESPECT from everyone. The second quarter, Templestowe got away a little bit but not a lot thanks to a confidence boosting goal from the skipper.


In the third quarter the ball was mostly in Templestowe’s half, but only led to one goal thanks to our awesome backline. In the fourth quarter, Templestowe definitely got away from us, mostly because of the wind, and they kicked about 5 goals.


Despite everyone trying their hardest (especially Zac, Seb and Elliot who put their bodies on the line for the team) we didn’t come away with a win. I don’t think anyone had as much FUN as expected, but, that’s footy!


Round 8 Match Report

Opposition: Camberwell Sharks
Venue: Lynden Park Upper
Captain: Angus


On Sunday we had a super intense match against the Camberwell Sharks. It was Indigenous round so we pay our RESPECT to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people. Joe acknowledged this with a speech after the game about the traditional owners of our land on which we train and play our footy every week.

During the warm up it was freezing cold. Angus led the way into what we knew was going to be a tough match against a tall and previously undefeated Sharks.


Some of our boys were playing on very tall opponents. Our defenders were under immense pressure when the ball came down on fast breaks from the Sharks and everyone showed great TEAMWORK by getting back to help in defence. One highlight was when Charlie Chesna held the ball up to let everyone get back.


During the match we lost Misha and Will to injuries. We are really pleased to hear that they’re okay. Alessio, Darcy and Seb kicked our goals.

At the end of the game, with only 16 players left Elliot touched it on the line and Alessio took a goal-saving mark with ten seconds left. Both of these efforts saved us from defeat.


The Joe Johnson medal is awarded to a player that shows Endurance, Tenacity, Courage, Loyalty and Pride. It’s no surprise that Alessio won the medal because of his amazing 4 quarter effort. I won the opposition medal.



We all had heaps of FUN as did coaches and parents while singing the song after the game.


Round 7 Match Report

Date: 27 May 2018

Opposition: Kew Rovers B
Venue: Stradbroke Park
Captain: Freddie



Perfect conditions for football greeted the Roy Boys at Stradbroke Park but the size of the footy ground and the quality of the opposition provided a genuine challenge. This time we were jumped in the first quarter while Angus showed immense courage in a marking contest, earning massive RESPECT from everyone.


Our midfielders, Hugo, Daniel, Freddie and Elliot battled hard all day, running unchanged on the big oval. Alessio put on a powerful display of marking and with Zac, Zion and Misha, kicked truly for goals, Misha’s shimmy and Zion’s ‘back snap’ definitely highlights. However, despite some great TEAMWORK shown by all players with strong marks then handballs to our runners including the Hindson boys it was tough to bridge the gap.


In the back line Tom Wavish and Hamish showed great poise and determination and Charlie put in a great game, acknowledged by all post match. It is never FUN to lose but we played hard until then end and look forward to the return match.

Go Roy Boys. #Freddie11


Round 6 Match Report

DATE: 20 May 2018

OPPOSITION: Park Orchards B


As the siren rang, we proudly ran on to the ground ready to show Park Orchards our best. In the first quarter, we jumped to an amazing start by making space and tackling hard. The ball spent a lot of time in our forward line and our backmen did an awesome job sticking on their players. Well done guys.

In the second quarter, we kept our structure and had some good examples of teamwork. Ollie – what an amazing mark, but what a way to bring your teammate into the game, by passing to Hamish. He nearly scored an awesome goal. Great effort Hamo! Also, Hugo took on two backmen and got it out of there – awesome job.

In the Third quarter, we seemed to get a bit too cocky because that’s when Park Orchards quickly rose their score. We didn’t show the opposition enough respect. Still, with some coaching from Joe (our awesome coach),we got back on track straight away. In the 4qtr, we did an excellent job of locking it in our forward line, by not letting the defenders get it out.

It was close game and Park Orchards really took it up to us. It was fun playing “Roy Boy footy” Max #18

Round 5 Match Report

DATE: 13 May 2018
OPPOSITION: Park Orchards
VENUE: Domeney Reserve



This week we took on Park Orchards at their home ground. They came down from Gold and we moved up from Green. In the first half it was a fight for the ball. Our TEAMWORK was great all across the ground, particularly on the wings where we moved the ball quickly. We were able to score goals and our defence held them scoreless. Alessio and Zion had a fantastic game stopping the Park Orchards’ tall forwards.


After half-time we had to work harder and give full RESPECT to our opponents. They started hitting the scoreboard and pressuring us with the ball. The siren sound and we put in a great performance even without Darcy and Elliot. We had a FUN time singing the song with Mums in the middle.


Zac #3

Round 4 Match Report

DATE: 6 May 2018
VENUE: Alfred Cres
CAPTAIN: Alessio


Today we played our first home game and everyone was very excited. The ground is the perfect size and the sun was shining!

We got off to a great start, but Kew were a hard-tackling team so we had to show them RESPECT and man up. At half time, we had a good lead on the scoreboard. Oscar’s handballs to other players being the best example of our TEAMWORK.

In the last quarter, Seb and Max both kicked goals. I’m not sure who was having more FUN, the boys or their parents!

Ollie #21 & Joe

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