Best of luck to Bernard's Boys in VFL

21 September 2012

This upcoming Sunday's VFL Grand Final at Etihad Stadium between Port Melbourne & Geelong will feature two former St.Bernard's players Adam Bentick (Port Melbourne) and Jordan Schroder (Geelong).

We wish both Bernard's Boys the best of luck for the game and hope that both boys play well for their sides.
 
Adam Bentick (Port Melbourne) is the son of current St.Bernard's board member Terry Bentick. Adam played junior & U19 football at St.Bernard's before being selected in the 2003 AFL Rookie Draft by Carlton after captaining TAC Cup U18 side Calder Cannons to a premiership in 2003. Adam played most of 2004 in Carlton's VFL-affiliate, the Northern Bullants. He made a strong impression in the VFL, and was elevated to the senior list late in the season. He played the final five games for 2004, debuting against the Fremantle Dockers in Round 18. Adam began 2005 in the Bullants, and was re-elevated to the seniors in Round 8.. Adam earned both a AFL Rising Star award nomination, three Brownlow Medal votes whilst playing for Carlton. Adam was a regular member of the Carlton senior team from 2006-08. His AFL career average of 5.0 tackles per game was amongst the highest in VFL/AFL history. Adam was injured for most of the 2009 season and was unfortunately delisted by Carlton at the end of the 2009 season after playing 68 AFL games. Since being delisted, Adam has played for the Port Melbourne Football Club in the VFL, and will this weekend be playing in a VFL Grand Final against Geelong.
 
Jordan Schroder (Geelong) is the brother of current St.Bernard's senior player Ryan Schroder. Jordan played junior & U19 football at St.Bernard's before being selected in the 2010 AFL National Draft by Geelong after being a premiership player for the TAC Cup U18 side Calder Cannons in 2009 & 2010. In 2011 Jordan was Geelong VFL team's leading goal kicker. This year Jordan made his AFL debut against GWS in Round 10. This weekend Jordan will line up for Geelong in the VFL Grand Final against Port Melbourne.

Luke Baird