Monthly Archives: July 2015

All Clear

Roos on a Roll.  Four from Four with Four to Go.


Key forward Henry Johnson and Liam “The Eskimo” Quinn celebrate a goal as umpire Trevor Morrison signals “All Clear”. The Roos were resounding winners 15.14 (104) to Mt Lofty’s dismal 4.5 (29). The Roos must win their last 4 matches to conceivably make the Finals. Their run home includes Ironbank, Torrens Valley, Lobethal and Blackwood.

More action pics to be added to the Seniors / Juniors link by Monday evening.

Members’ Draw


Members’ draw recipient David Greenslade with Grandson Mason at Balhannah last Saturday.

Reminder:  Every Thursday evening and Saturday post match there is a Members’ Draw.  This week the Jackpot is $50.  Last week $850 went to club Sponsor Greenslade’s Landscaping.  Proviso is that you must be present at the time of the draw to collect your prize.  Good Luck.

Blue & White Ball


“Belles” of the Ball

More pics under the social heading.  Check under Ladies Day or Blue and White Ball heading.


The Roo Boys, with their favourite Canteen Lady, “Bain” Maree Pomery as their mascot.


He’s smooth; Michael Vivian has all the moves, just ask Maree Pom.


Beautillions of the Ball.


More pics under the social heading.  Check under Ladies Day or Blue and White Ball heading.

BLOCK Buster


Four goals down at the first break; here Roos “Brains Trust” plot the Doggies demise. From left club legend David Murphy, Assistant A Grade coach Mike Field and Roos Senior Coach Lucas Block. Blocky led from the front and kicked 5 out of the 8 majors for the quarter. The Roos went on the win by 20 points.



Roos Coach Lucas Block had an outstanding 2nd quarter booting 5 goals.

Milestone Games

The following players are nearing the 100 “A” grade Milestone.

Current after completion Round 13 (July 18).

Tyson SCOTT – 98 games

Jack LORES – 96 games

Lucas BLOCK – 94 games

Luke GILES – 92 games

Ross BROOKS – 81 games

Roos V Dogs “Live”



This Saturday (July 18)

Tune in on your car radio and listen to the “Live” commentary as Hills Huddlers “Pistols and Goldie” call the Roos V Dogs clash from the Dog Kennel (Balhannah).

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And “Tune In” every Wednesday 6 pm – 8 pm to “The Huddle” covering all Hills Sport on 88.9 FM

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Roos Eat “Cold Pies”


Mt Barker Coach, Lucas Block accepting the Rossdale Homes Challenge Cheque from Denny Havriluk (Left) and Bill MAV (R). A very happy Acting Club President Graham Hughes is on hand as well.  The Roos continued their excellent form to defeat Hahndorf 9.7 (61) to 4.4 (28)



Pre game the Roos and Magpies stood as one observing a minute’s silence to honour the passing of Senior AFL coach Phil Walsh.

senior colts courier cup

The Mount Barker Senior Colts won the Courier Cup defeating Hahndorf at Roo Park on Saturday.  (L-R) Front: Reece Slape, Josh Marshall, Jordy Aitchison, Austin Abraham, Billy Stokes, Henry Bruce. (L-R) Middle: Jackson Lane, Samuel Callins, James Marston, Zac Beck, Tom Geyer, Samson Barrett (slightly obscure), Sam Spain, Jackson Field (capt), Andrew Jarred, Tom Gibbon, Ollie Small, Brad Strout, Brett Heinrich (runner). (L-R) Back: Tom Griggs, Jake Yard, Simon Nunan (coach), Tony Shillabeer (team mgr), Jake Parsons, Rob Powell, Jordan Houlahan, Daniel Orr, Dean Shillabeer. Image courtesy Roy Liebich.



Passing of Ian Slade


Ian Slade (centre); in 2010 at a Mount Barker Football Club reunion, flanked by other Roos 100 goal-kickers, Malcolm Willams and Graham Wilson.

Ian Slade, brilliant footballer & all round sportsman. Born 1939, died 10/07/2015

Memories by Robin “Pud” Crompton

It was with deep regret I heard of the passing of Ian Slade, one of my sporting hero’s from years gone by.

Ian Slade was born in Mt. Barker where he spent his youth & the first part of his life.

Ian for many years was a partner in a Butchering   business , Chapman & Slade which operated in the Main street of Mt. Barker  for many years before he decided  changing vocation, becoming a land agent in the town & later transferring to the Victor Harbour district.

Sport is what Ian was famous for in the Hills.

From 1956 till 1960 he played in the S.A.N.F.L . with the Sturt Football Club, firstly as a junior & later in 1959/60 playing 20 odd League games.

1961 saw Ian join the Mt Barker Football Club where he became an  integral member of the Club during a golden era. He was a member of 5 “A” grade premierships, 1961/62 & 65 being in the Hills Central Football Association & 1969/1970 with the Hills Football League. In 1969/70 He Captain/ Coached   “A” Grade sides (1969 undefeated)  & also Coached the successful “B” Grade premiership team.

1961/2/3 saw Ian win the Mt Barker’s  Clubs Best & Fairest awards, At a 40 year Premiership re-union in 2010 Ian spoke of winning enough votes for the Association’s  prestige’s Mail Medal on  three separate occasions  but was only awarded one because of some minor  indiscretions which unfortunately   cost him the odd game or two. One of the reports was for giving a future famous QC, Brian Martin a cuff under the ear. (Not a smart move).

1966 Ian tried his hand at Coaching a Club, Mc.Laren Flat in the Southern Football League which turned out very successful with an “A” grade premiership. He also Capt/Coached the successful Association side to a Lovelock Shield Championship. .  The previous year Ian Captained the successful Hills Central F.A . to the Championship.

As a footballer Ian was a wonderful leader, able to get the very best out of individuals, a tremendous competitor & the type of team mate you wanted on your side. Very few players could kick the ball as long & straight as Ian could. When shooting for goals with a set shot within 40 metres, he’d use a ugly looking flat punt very effectively, rarely missing. When further out  he would use a beautifully executed  drop kick to great advantage. In his last full season of football he managed 153 goals for the year, still a Club & probably Association record to this day. Although only 5’ 11” in statute, he was a magnificent pack mark using superior judgement & body positioning.

He could turn his hand to any sport excelling as a cricketer, golfer, tennis player & bowls champion.

As a cricketer he was a member of premiership sides at Mt. Barker Reds & Wistow Cricket Clubs. He was also a member of multiple Meyer Shield Cricket Champion teams. He got great delight in bowling sharp ,shortish cricket balls at the opposing batsmen rib cage & often even a bit higher on the body. He also handled the cricket bat very effectively making many brisk hundreds. He won many golfing & bowls Championships & only earlier this year won a Singles Championship with the Victor Harbour Bowling Club.

Ian Slade, a True Legend & Champion Sportsman.

Great Memories.

Robin Crompton