Monthly Archives: April 2015

Lest We Forget


Our patron Bruce Newman whilst researching the Football Club’s history and reading the 1919 minutes learnt that in the First World War 44 past and present players enlisted and saw active service.  36 returned home whilst 8 were killed in action.  It is hard to believe that the number 44 represents the entire A and B grade teams.   The 8 that were killed were:

Frank Caddy

Charlie Jenkinson

Billie Fry

Colin Oborn

Len Biggs

Len Gurr

Dick Westley

Jack Daniel

The 36 who were fortunate to return are:

  1. Jenkinson, C. Jenkinson, H. Crago, H. Fry, A. Daws, J. Shoebridge, E. Heinrich, W. Fry, F. Caddy, J. Berriman, A. Carman, N. Carman, F. neate, R. Neate, H. Cook, L, Cook, H. Peake, B. Peake, J. Daniel, J. Dwyer, L. Biggs, L. Gurr, R. Westley, E. Oborn, A. Carlson, G. Austin, F. Davis, A. Lamshed, P. Lamshed, E. O’Loughlin, J. O’Loughlin, E. Ross, N. Davis, J. Watts, W. Pyne and B. Phillips.


On the centenary of the Gallipoli landing we remember them and the contribution and sacrifice that they made to our country.

Dark Days



Dark Days

A despondent “Mob of Roos” leave the Hahndorf arena having suffered their third defeat from as many starts. In the foreground from left to right are Tyson Scott, senior coach Lucas Block (partially obscured), Jackson Field, Stuart Hill, Jamie Groutch, Capt. Jarred Chaplin and Nick Hill.


A close up of the Roos “Anzac” emblem.


 For more action click on the SENIORS and JUNIORS links above.

Many thanks also to resident Hahndorf photographer, Roy Liebich for many of the images (esp the Junior grades).

Words to our Club Song

Junior Football coordinator David Kinchington; has had a number of enquiries from junior players, parents and supporters as to the words to our club song.    To this authors’ knowledge, the song is credited in the early 1980’s by former player Martin Lloyd and 1982-3 senior premiership coach John Mahomet.

To the tune of “Road to Gundagai”.

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We’re the Roos

White and Blue

‘Cos we fight and never lose

We are the MIGHTY Barkeroos

We’ve go the greatest supporters

Out there on the fence

As the opposition tries

To crash our defence

But it’s all done in vain

‘Cos we thrash them just the same

We are the MIGHTY Barkeroos

Roos Honour Anzac Spirit

Anzac Roos

Roos Honour the ANZAC Spirit. Senior Roos players, Ben POMERY and Gus DEWIT proudly wearing their Roos “Anzac Day” guernseys for the big clash against the Hahndorf Magpies this Saturday.



Roos “One goal in Mind”

Lindsay....v Nunan

About sums up the Roos day. Former Roos skipper, Simon Nunan is crunched by a very determined Peter Lindsay (Echunga). The Dees roo-ined Mounts day and ran out victors by 14 goals. More pics to follow Click on the Juniors or Seniors link on the HOME page.


Sponsors’ Breakfast


Former CEO of the Port Adelaide Power Brian “Bucky” Cunningham (centre) was guest speaker at the Mt Barker Football club “Sponsors’ Breakfast” on Friday (17 April). Brian is flanked by (L-R), State MP Mark Goldsworthy, MBFC Vice President Graham Hughes, Club Pres Malcolm Williams and Federal MP Jamie Briggs.


Round One images – click on the SENIORS link above)

In his first match as club Captain, Jarred CHAPLIN has his work cut out in the contest against his Uraidla counterpart. Despite the perfect weather conditions for footy; the Uraidla Demons effectively “Blocked” out the Roo Boys for 3 quarters. The Roos scoring their only 4 goals of the game during the third quarter. Uraidla triumphed 9 goals 5 to the Roos 4 goals 8 behinds. Check out the images from Round One, click on the SENIORS link to the top of the page.