Roos Survive Dogs’ Bite

A stirring last quarter effort from the home side wasn’t enough to take the points away from the visiting Roos. A case of the “Yips” at the goal front kept the home team in the game, when the Roos should’ve put the game to bed by half time. The Roos ran out 12 point winners 12.11 (83) to Onkas 11.5 (71). Pictured here is Henry Bruce getting a handball away with first gamer Matt Chapman and ruckman Luke Giles in support.

First gamer, Matt Chapman receives his jumper from club stalwart David Greenslade.

Henry Johnson attempts a mark over Onkas Tom Jeffries. More Senior footy action to follow on Monday, check out the Seniors link on this Web Page from Monday.

Roos V Dogs @ Balhannah

See you this Saturday (May 5) at Balhannah Oval (The Dog Kennel) as the Mighty Barkeroos take on the Onka Valley Bulldogs. Action starts at 8:45 a.m. (Mini Colts); 9:55 a.m. (Junior Colts); 11:10 a.m. (Senior Colts); Reserves at 12:50 p.m. and the A Grade commences at 2:30 p.m. Go You Roos.


Check out last weeks’ Anzac day action on the SENIORS link above.

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.

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.