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ElgarPk, ElgarRd, BoxHillNth at 2:45pm
BoxHillNth 7-10-52 b Brunswick 7-6-48
Goals: B. Noronha 3, A. Abbas 2, S. Marquis, L. Farrugia
Best: L. Farrugia, A. Abbas, A. Paglia, B. Noronha, J. Posterino
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Unfortunately our Mudlarks 35s couldn't get over the line, losing by 4 points to Box Hill North in hot, blustery conditions.
Great work rate and effort from all but a slight 10min lapse in the 3rd quarter proved costly.
Our Supers boys came home like a stream train kicking the last 4 goals of the game and keeping Box Hill North scoreless in the final term. Awesome effort!
Although we couldn’t quite get over the line, it was a positive result for a team with over 8 new guys!
Big congrats to guys playing their first game in a Mudlarks jumper - Jules, Trav, Grange, Lawrence, Mikey, Issa, Pete and a HUGE well done to Jeremy playing his first ever AFL game! Honourable mentions to Pags, Abes, Matty and Mada who all ran out the full game without rest, despite the 30 degree heat. Thanks also to those 45s and 50s players who chipped in to help out. Apologies if we’ve missed anyone.
Onwards and upwards for our 1st home game in a fortnight. Go Mudders!

ElgarPk, ElgarRd, BoxHillNth at 12:45pm
Box Hill Nth 5-9-39 lt Brunswick 7-10-52
Goals:
Best:
A great first up win for the Mudlarks 45s over a strong and physical Box Hill North side at Elgar Park.
Conditions were tough on a hot and windy autumn day. The Mudlarks played team oriented football - as evidenced by the spread of goal kickers, with 7 individual goal scorers in total. It was a very even contribution from all players for the entire day.
Well done to the Hulk, leading the 45s in his first game as captain.
Enjoying a stirring rendition of that famous Mudlarks song!

CANCELLED at 10:45am
Beaconsfield v Brunswick
CANCELLED
Coach: PaulSalloum
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Gandolfo,Mark

Jeremy

Posterino,Jul

Brad

Ramaihi,Hass

Paglia,Adam

Miller,Cam
Sullivan,Matt

Behrendorff,Pete

Madda

Lyon,Rohan

M,Steve

Wallis,Grange
Donaldson,Pat

Ryan,Trav

Shev

Abbas,Abe

Matey

Farrugia,Loz
Coach:MagooRiley.0408588613
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Henry,Rog

Davidson,Matt

Greer,Tyler

Daghistani,Mo

Riley,Magoo

Sbeghen,Bart

Filis,Frank
Miller,Cam
Henry,Ro

Sankiri,Naz

Pawsey,Bren

Hardy,Tiger

Jones,Mark

Mann,Nick

Trimboli,Ado
Waddell,Paul
Moore,Clint

Mingot,Liv

Foggiato,Rob

Hutton,David

Foggiato,Tony

Mardini,Tony

Foundas,George
Coach: Paul Cook
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Allman,BJ
Button,Jim
Dolan,Tim
Doughney,Jamie
Gandolfo,Mark
Hutton,David
Laming,Ming
Leggatt,Tom
Lyon,Rohan
Najjar,John
Nardella,Ray
O'Leary,Tim
Perrotta,David
Prestigiacomo,N
Sassano,Pat
Squillaci,Rob
Walker,Kevin
Wareing,Mark

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The volunteer bike program that's wheely good for kids.
SEE FULL ARTICLE in TheAge By Carolyn Webb 4 March 2018

Smile says it all: Abdul Popoola masters a donated bike, his first, with help from Bart Sbeghen, co-founder of Dr Cranky's Bikes for Kids, at Clayton North Primary School.
Abdul Popoola is nine years old and had never ridden a bicycle. But his life changed in an instant when he got his own bike - for free.
"Cool" and "awesome" was the verdict from Abdul as he checked out his smart red and black BMX Ultrasonic.
He said "basically all" his friends had bikes. And now he did, too. At first he wobbled all over the place, but was soon zipping around the Clayton North Primary schoolyard, laughing at the freedom of it all.
Such moments make it all worthwhile for Bart Sbeghen, founder of Dr Cranky’s Bikes for Kids, a volunteer-run program that fixes and gives out donated bicycles to primary school students.
"Did you see the look on his face?" Mr Sbeghen said. "He got the balance and his face just lit up."
Abdul's father, Abdulwahid Popoola, said the boy had begged him for a bike, but with his wife studying and him not
working, they couldn’t afford one. "And he’s here today, with a bike, just for free," Mr Popoola said. "He’s excited, and I’m excited, too. He’s a restless type of person. It keeps him fit, and he can cycle to school. I’m on top of the world right now."
Mr Sbeghen, a father of three, started Dr Cranky’s with fellow Dad Peter Hormann at Flemington Primary School. At the time, Mr Sbeghen was an advocate at Bicycle Network.
In 2014, while picking up their kids, they would adjust bike seats and chains for other students. They set up a 'bicycle hospital' that became a hub to give out donated bikes. The program was dubbed Dr Cranky’s because some staff disliked it commandeering a bin shed.
The scheme now runs in six schools around Melbourne and one in Darwin. It has helped more than 860 kids and gifted 543 bicycles. Kinder kids are offered smaller bikes and secondary students drop by to help with
repairs. Mr Sbeghen, now a stay-at-home dad, spends about four afternoons a week, unpaid, running Dr Cranky’s clinics, helped by parent volunteers.
PE teacher Billy Atkin, who helps run the scheme at Clayton North once a fortnight, said Mr Sbeghen’s work was "fantastic".
"Obviously, he’s got his heart in it. He’s determined to make a difference and that’s what he’s doing. It’s given kids independence so they can ride to school, and they can ride to their friends’ houses on the weekends or after school."
Mr Sbeghen says daily exercise "is the answer to our obesity crisis" and bikes are an alternative to organised sport.
"You see kids out just having adventures, they don’t even know they’re being healthy, they’re just having fun."
Schools wanting their own Dr Cranky’s, and parent volunteers, can go to the website, drcrankys.com.au
Finally we have a Fixture.
(No promises it wont get amended)
Fairly good draw for 35s and 45s. 2 Away Double Headers are R5 at BoxHill (35s/45s) and R6 at DiamondValley (45s/50s).
Tough Nuts Ol50s are on their own every game except R6 at DiamondValley .
R2 Apr-22 is a Bye for 50s so it's a Big Rog BBQ at McAllister Oval
Hi there Mudlarks. Well those who came to our Awards/Presentation night last Friday 20 October enjoyed a great night.
Swainy was at his politically incorrect best form, John Najjar came up with the goods once again with fantastic timber trophies (specially shaped to provide perfect material for Swainy’s jokes) and Ratty worked his magic around presenting the B&F count in an entertaining and speedy format.
The Duke looked after us very well, although Ray Nardella did complain the next day that perhaps his 25th beer might have been a bit off because he felt a bit poorly.
Thanks to everyone who helped organise the night, and thanks for coming along and enjoying good times with your partners, friends and footy mates.
The awards winners as follows:
35s
Best and Fairest:
1st
Adam Paglia,
2nd Pat Malone,
3rd Matt Sullivan
Most Improved: Kyle Dickson-Smith
Coach's Award: Mike Frencham
45s
Best and Fairest:
1st
Liv Mingot,
2nd Tony Hardy,
3rd Cam Miller
Goal Kicking: Rohan Lyon
Coach's Award (Most Improved):
Bart Sbeghen
50s
Best and Fairest:
1st
Mark Wareing,
2nd Tim Dolan, 
3rd Richard Noke
Goalkicking: Mark Gandolfo
Coach's Award: Mick Campisi
Overall Mudlark Club Awards: Magoo’s famous
“Golden Mudlark” Award: Marwan Saoud
(for outstanding service in boundary throw-ins into the wind…)
Best Clubman Award
(Mudlarks)
: Tony Hardy
(finally getting some respect?)
I can’t believe that the season is over and we are well and truly headed into summer!
Don’t forget the AGM on Thursday 7 December, at the Duke. More details soon.
Also Brunny nines and training, starting up soon after cup weekend. More details soon
(might be a different night and place – to be confirmed).
Best wishes to all Kev
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