The future success of the St Paul's McKinnon Football Club is built on our ability to foster and support local emerging talent through our U19's program.
Register your interest in our 2024 U19's program below.
St Paul's McKinnon has a long tradition of fostering it's talented junior players through the ranks to their Seniors.
Our U19's are a critical and integral part of the sustained success of the St Paul's McKinnon Football Club and we pride ourselves on the number and quality of current Senior players who have come from our local junior clubs incluidng St Paul's and St Peter's among others.
U19s is back in 2024 and we are on the hunt for talented and passionate local footballers who are keen to play their senior football with the SFNL's most successful team.
This new program will include dedicated coaches, access to specialist sports trainers, fitness coaching and physiotherapy.
The U19 cohort will train alongside and be at times integrated with Senior training and will be offerred full participation in our Pre-Season Training Program.
To express your interest email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Paul Commerford on 0407 541 052.
Peter is known to many as he has a long-playing history with St Paul's (U8-U15s) and St Peter's where he played his U16&17s.
Peter went on to play VFL for Sandringham and then played Senior football with St Paul's and Dingley. He is a past Captain of St Paul's having played over 160 games with us and he received best and fairest awards at both Dingley and St Paul's, including playing in many finals and Premierships in 2008 and 2009.
Since then, Peter has assistant coached at Senior level. He is also an experienced Junior Coach and is currently an Assistant Coach at St Paul's with the Seniors.
Peter is also a dedicated family man with three kids and is the owner of Star Fitness Gym and Aquastar Swim School.
Peter Smith: 0417 550 862 email@example.com
Geoff (also widely known as "Mr Mac") is both a sport and high school teacher at Bentleigh Secondary College and current Senior Footballer with St Paul's McKinnon FNC.
Geoff's role as a key defensive player in the current St Paul's McKinnon FNC Seniors is a remarkable achievement having come to Australia to play Baseball and only taking up Aussie Rules in 2019. Geoff's extensive baseball career includes playing College baseball in California, Missouri and Arizona and he was twice Champion for the Regina Red Sox.
Geoff also gained experience as an Assistant Coach in baseball over three years at University and League level.
Geoff has continued his involvement with baseball in Australia as a player and coach for Ormond Glenhuntly Baseball Club including two Senior and one Reserve Premiership in recent years.
Geoff or "Mr Mac" recently coached the Senior Boys Baseball team to victory in the Southern Metro Region.
St Paul's McKinnon are committed to developing talent and ensuring that our young players can progress to play at the highest possible level.
With two Divisions proposed for 2024 within the SFNL we expect to be able to foster both talent development for players that wish to progress through to our senior team while still providing participation opportunities for guys that want to continue to play local footy with their mates and stay fit.
For those players interested in development pathways, we encourage and facilitate engagement with Vic Metro, we support players participation in VFL team opportunities and we put forward our young players for all of the onfield and off-field development opportunities we can identify. This includes the SFNL and St Kilda Development Academy.
We also currently have two Victorian team AFL recruitment and talent identification people engaged in our club.
We know that this investment in a young person's playing career will be rewarded with long term loyalty.