Monthly Archives: April 2018

Roos show true “Spirit”

Mount Barker & Hahndorf football club players and officials honour the Anzacs prior to their clash at ABLE Storage Oval on Anzac Day.  In a hard fought match, the home side ran out victors 7 goals 13 points (55) to Hahndorf 6 goals eight (44).

Tom Hughes with ball in hands attempts to break through three Magpie opponents. Sam Pfeiffer and Samuel Callins come to their team-mate’s aid.

Mount Barker RSL representative Tom Addington presents the Thomas De Vries trophy to the winning Captains Ross Brooks and Sam Pfeiffer.

Harley Montgomery with the best on ground award (Thomas De Vries) medal for displaying true Anzac spirit; presented to Harley by Mount Barker RSL official Tom Addington.

Four time Mount Barker Murphy Medal winner Tom Hughes is chaired off Able Storage Oval by his team mates after 150 games in the Seniors. Well done Tom.

Roos Rule over Uraidla

For more SENIORS Roo action, click on the SENIORS link above.

More Reserves and Junior action pics to follow from Round 4.

Key Barkeroos forward Henry Johnson celebrates one of his five goals on Saturday at Uraidla. The Roos ruled the local Uraidla Demons to record a 28 point win 13.16 (94) to 10.6 (66). The Roos now have a quick turn around and face their old foe Hahndorf at Able Storage Oval on Anzac Day. Go You Roos.

Sponsors’ Breakfast

The Mount Barker Football club Sponsors’ Breakfast was a well attended event with 100 patrons present featuring entertaining and educational guest speaker Jenny Williams (pictured centre) – Organizational, Performance & Exercise Psychologist at Best on Ground Performance Adelaide, Australia Professional Training & Coaching. Jenny Williams is a South Australian sportsperson who represented South Australia in six sports, namely lacrosse, indoor lacrosse, touch, soccer, cricket and Australian rules football. She is the daughter of Fos and Von Williams, and the sister of Mark, Anthony and Stephen Williams. Williams was inducted into the KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame in October 2013. Also pictured with Jenny (from Left), local MP for Kavel, Dan Cregan, Roos club President, Graham Hughes, HFL President Malcolm Williams and Jenny Fuller.

Roos News 16 April

Available here now.

Literally a wild start to the season for HFL.

Fantastic response to the Purple Day at Able Storage Oval.

Photos from the weekend will be on the website in a day or 2, thanks to resident snapper Andrew Ausserlechner!

The juniors/modifieds programs are being finalised and will be available very soon.


Inside this issue:

5 mins with….

Did you know….more history around the club

Results from the weekend with match summaries

This weeks games.

Roo Debuts

Mount Barker Football club welcomed five new Roos to the Senior team on Saturday.

For more Roos Round One action “click” on the “SENIORS” link at the top of this page.


Father & Son; Proud Dad, Andrew Bruce presents his son Henry, with his Guernsey prior to taking to the field on Saturday. Andrew played in the Roos 2000 premiership team; also having coached the senior team and had a successful coaching stint at Meadows and also coached at SANFL level.


Life Member & past Roos President Gary Leverington presents Mark Thomas with his Guernsey prior to his debut with the Senior Roos.


Peter “Dobber” Heinrich played in the 1983 Roos Premiership team; was recruited to Sturt FC. “Dobber” presented Harley Montgomery with his Guernsey.


2004 Roos premiership coach and 1983 premiership player with the Roos, Steve Geyer presented Tom Worthly with his Guernsey. “Geyser” also played over 200 senior games with Woodville-West Torrens and is a Life member of the SANFL.


Steve Geyer also presented first gamer Ryan Weidenhofer with a Guernsey.




Magnificent Seven

The Barkeroos kicked off season 2018 with a victory over Echunga, 9.17 (71) to the visitors 5.4 (34). With only 2 majors on the board at 3/4 time and trailling by 9 points; the much fitter looking Roos booted away in the final term with 7 goals to the Dees solitary point. Pictured here is Malachi Lines taking a strong mark.

Ethan “Ringer” Bell and Echunga Cam Bates tussle for the ball.

Samuel Callins gets a kick away despite some pressure from Dylan Reinbrecht.

Zain King attempts a big spoil.

Noons outpoints Echunga’s Adam Edwards and Cam Dunn.

Sam Pfeiffer takes a strong grab in the final quarter. Moved from defence; Fife chipped in with 3 last quarter goals.

Echunga’s Adam Edwards feels the heat from the Roos Ethan Bell and Harley Montgomery.

AVNER “Purple Day”

As well as Round One being the Barkeroos season launch; we also acknowledge the AVNER Pancreatic Cancer “Purple Day” as we remember some of our past club heroes who have been afflicted by this disease. Three (3) of those club legends we readily recall from Left – Right; Vic Jones (Jack of all trades) at the Echunga Football club, Peter “Midge” Murphy, a Roos club Captain, Premiership player, trainer, umpire and club volunteer & devoted Father / Grandfather. Mark Whitington, club trainer, champion country footballer and played at SANFL League level.

2018 Season Launch


Thursday evening at the clubrooms saw the 2018 season launch as the senior squads were announced for their round one clash against Echunga this Saturday. Pictured here, Senior “Barkeroos” Coach Scott Tidemann with Major Sponsors (From Left) Gareth Vines (Kennards Hire), Keith George (Hanson Concrete) and David Daddow (Able Storage) at the 2018 season launch where senior players were presented their jumpers and game day club apparel. Many thanks to our Sponsors for their continued fantastic support.

Pictured here is a smart looking Roos shirt presented to the players by some of our wonderful Sponsors.

Club President Graham Hughes and GP care sponsor Jo Teakle congratulate 2018 senior club Captain Sam Pfieffer.

Roos Vice Capt Jarrad Chaplin is presented his jumper.

Co-Capt Ross “Drill Bit” Brooks receives his jumper and club apparel from Graham Hughes and Jo Teakle.

Reserve Grade Captain, Shane Ettridge pictured with Graham Hughes and Jo Teakle.