ST BERNARD’S ON THE COODABEENS

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St Bernard’s Football Club is celebrating it’s 50th year in 2013 and the club continues their publicity after the recent book launch on the history of the club. Below you will hear Matthew Mulkearns of St Bernard’s chatting with the ABC’s Coodabeen Champions about the recent book launch and below you will see a media release on the promotion leading up to the naming of their team of the past half century. 
As St Bernards Old Collegians Football Club builds towards the announcement of the Team of the Half Century on June 1st, it has announced the a team of the decade for 1963 –1972 and 1973 – 1982.
St Bernards FC was established in 1963 and today fields all its senior teams in the Premier Section of the VAFA. As part of a year of ongoing celebrations the Club has scheduled a series of events over the course of the football season to commemorate its 50th Anniversary. The highlight will a Gala Ball held in the Docklands on June 1st where it will announce its Team of the Half Century.
The Teams of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s feature names synonymous with amateur football.  
The team of the 1960’s is captained by the inaugural captain of the St Bernards OCFC, Geoffrey Tobin. It features other household amateur names Perrett, Mitchell, Overman and Mahoney.
The team of the 1970’s features several names that made Victorian and All Australian selection and include Greg Wade, Peter Aughton and Anthony O’ Brien. VAFA Legend  Greg Wade has been named Captain of that Team. 
Teams are as follows:
St Bernard OCFC Team of Decade St Bernard OCFC Team of Decade
1963 –’72 
Backs  P. Collins P.Daffey R.Hancox
Half Backs T. Hanneberry B.Mahoney M.Ginnivan  
Centres   G. Tobin C. Overman J Perrett
Half Fwds  M. Iannazzo M.Mahoney D.Collins
Fwrds G.Mitchell J. Sharkey M.Perrett  
Rucks F. McCartney G. Amott D. Burgin
I/Change J Crennan, J, Harvey, G, Foley, J Ryan, D. Kearney and L McCarthey  
Coach: Jack Kent
Assist Coach: Rex Doran

1972 – ‘82
Backs T. Davis R King M.Ginnivan
H. Backs P.Aughton      P. Rackham      J.Doolan  
Centres B.Angel D. Burgin M. Drennan  
H. Fwrds H. Nadzielski M. Mahoney M. Iannazzo 
Fwds G. Mitchell P. Thompson A. O’Brien
Rucks P.Smith G. Wade K. Phelan
I/Change G. Mahoney, W. Schwarzenberg, P. Hogan, F. Sullivan, P. Dalmau and D.Santamaria 
Coach: Gus Mitchell
Assist Coach: Michael Mahoney 
The next two decades will be released next week.