Monthly Archives: May 2016

Zambrero: A great addition to Mount Barker


Zambrero is Mexican with a mission: A healthy quick-service restaurant franchise and humanitarian enterprise committed to tackling world hunger through its Plate 4 Plate program. Zambrero’s menu is healthy, modern Mexican with burritos, tacos, nachos and quesadillas all made with the freshest ingredients and fresh ideas. Zambrero was founded in Braddon, Canberra in Australia in 2005 by Dr Sam Prince. Now, Zambrero has over 110 restaurants globally across Australia, New Zealand Thailand and Ireland. A great addition to Mount Barker.

Woods Debark Roos


In near perfect weather conditions at ABLE Storage Oval, the Roos were defeated by Blackwood 10.16 (76) to 7.5 (47). Simon Nunan has front position in this contest as he cart wheels ahead of Sam Fotheringham (Blackwood). In a battle to remain in the top 5, the Roos face a tough prospect at Uraidla this Saturday.  Stay tuned more colts and reserve grade action to follow.



Congrats to A grade debutant Jordy Aitchison.  Jordy is very conspicuous with the blonde hair and headband.  A Senior Colt from 2015 he is now playing with the Sturt juniors in the SANFL.



Another A grade debutant Brad Strout; kicked a very slick goal; early in proceedings.



Second gamer, Abe Abraham in action against the experienced Phil Hopton and Troy Edwards.



Kent “Rowdy” Shillitoe duels with evergreen Troy Edwards.



Henry Pope sinks everything into this kick.



Stuart Hill was dynamic in defence.


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Another rookie, Nick Jeavons tackles Blackwood’s Kurt Thompson. Ross “Drill Bit” Brooks looks on.

Reserves action


Jesse Stokes in the thick of the action.


Josh Teakle gets a kick away with Shane Ettridge in close support.


Thomas Gibbon braces himself for an impending bump from his opposite number.


Matt Sampson has the edge in this ruck duel.

Sponsors’ Breakfast


Martin Mattner pictured with Rhys Shaw after the final siren 2012 Grand Final.  He was traded to Sydney from the Adelaide Crows in October 2007 in exchange for Draft pick number 28. Mattner grew up in a small town called Ki Ki, which is 150 kilometres south-east of Adelaide. In the year he was elevated off Adelaide’s rookie list (2002), Mattner was busily studying as he was in Year 12, as well as having to travel up to Adelaide twice a week to train and play football for Sturt. Prior to joining the Sydney Swans, he was the Adelaide Football Club’s leading tackler for the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Mattner played his 200th game in 2012.  He went on to play in the Swan’s fifth premiership (2012).  He retired midway through the 2013 AFL season, succumbing to his ongoing hip injury. He took up a coaching role with the Sydney Swans as a development coach until the end of the 2015 season. In October 2015, Mattner was announced as the head coach of Sturt. 

Dustin Fletcher & Kane Cornes Sportsman Night (June 7)


On the evening of June 7th, (7 p.m.) MBFC will be presenting 2 legends of the AFL in Dustin Fletcher (400+ games for Essendon) and Kane Cornes (300 games with PAFC). The night is expected to be quite compelling for the 2 &1/2 hours the guys will be present. There will also be 2 signed guernseys up for auction. Tickets are $25 per person with under 16’s free. Tickets are available on the night at the door. Food and Bar facilities will be available on the night. Any further details required please email Adam Tischer


Any further details required please email Adam Tischer:

Round 7 Senior action


Groutchy is best placed to win this contest.

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Henry Pope has a vice like grip as he’s tackled by the Devils opponent.


OB gets a little extra help from Alex Weeks after he took a strong mark.


Caine “Sugar” Jinnette breaks a tackle enroute to goal.


Simon “Willy” Williams finds himself the meat in the Devils Sandwich.


Sam Hammond got some air in the first quarter. Sam booted four (4) goals against his old team mates.

Roos do it Uphill.


A Grade debutant Abe Abraham is all smiles after the Roos triumphed 15.11 (101) to the Mt Lofty Devils 7.12 (54). Michael Higgs (Left) also made a welcome return to senior ranks.


Jarred Chaplin and Tom Hughes in action at Heathfield Oval. The Roos added 7 goals going uphill in the final stanza to run out 47 point winners over Mt Lofty. More action pics to follow.

Round 7 this week

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Round 7 action from Heathfield Oval this Saturday 21st May. Under 13’s (Mini Colts) commence at 8:45 a.m. with the A Grade commencing at 2:30 p.m. Stay on for the Women’s clash between the Mount Barker “Flyers” and Mount Lofty Devils. The ladies kick off under lights from 5 pm.

Online Oval booking form now available

To help out our poor overworked president we now have an online oval booking form which can be found at:

On this page you also find a booking calendar with up-to-date details of all current bookings. So there is no more excuses for double booking the circus with a bunch of “petrol heads”!!

Round 6, A + B grade action

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Former Roo, David Carter does battle with Tyson Scott

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Tyson Scott in the thick of the action with part-time Echunga and current Adelaide (SANFL) Captain Luke Carey.


“Fear the Beard”, Mark Obushak sinks the slipper into the Sherrin.


Reserve grade action


Justin McCue is beaten to the punch


More Reserve grade action.


A bit of friendly banter between former team mates; Troy Deron and Jon Oertel.


Roos Dee-moralise Echunga.


The scoreboard says it all.

High Flying Roos. (More action to follow)



A day for the high flyers. Cooper Gluyas takes a great mark near the clubrooms.


Sam Hammond gets some air time.


Tyson Scott is third in line in the goal square. Pud Crompton doesn’t need a third umpire, he is well placed to make the right call.

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Even some high flying action in the colts.

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Arguably the match of the day; a very entertaining Senior Colts match; in the balance until the last minute.