New top-dog of the Pups in 2018

10 November 2017

St Bernard’s Junior Football Club has overseen a change at the top in recent weeks with Adrian Fuller deciding to step away from the position as Junior Club President.

A position which has now been graciously filled by John Tormey.

John has had a long connection with St Bernard’s (his Dad is a life member), playing junior football there and in recent times has helped Andrew Brebner on matchday with their boys playing in the same junior side for the club. John has been a committee member at St Bernard’s Football Club and an assistant to the treasurer since returning to the Snakepit. He decided to accept the role and is now getting to work putting plans in place to help St Bernard’s Juniors grow to be even bigger than they currently are. 

With registration day for the boys and girls fast approaching (Sunday, November 19) John is hopeful of the Snowdogs fielding strong numbers in the WRFL across all sides in 2018 and has urged all parents to consider St Bernard’s as their club of choice for their children should they wish to play football.

John telling the St Bernard’s Footycast “Being a community club we’d love to be a club of preference, we’d love to be a destination club for both boys and girls in the community. If you want to play football and improve your football there’s no better place to do that. We do believe that we run a one stop shop for the whole footy club that everybody is catered for from the Auskick up to the 17’s when you go into the senior part of the club”

Due to the tremendous financial support received from sponsors Nelson Alexander, Marbut Stone & Claytons, St Bernard’s has been able to offer the best football value for money in the area.  There’s more “bang for your buck” should you choose to play for the club with a team photo, a training top and a loan footy jumper included in registration packs, the world famous Auskick program run by club legend Ben Hogan goes from strength to strength each year.

At AFL level in the past 2 years we’ve seen significant movement with AFLW becoming a fully-fledged competition and the number of teams will grow from 8 to 12 by the 2019 season.

“We’re flagging our intentions to have 2 girl’s teams. We would absolutely love to have a girls’ team, it would just make the club complete. Once the girls sign up they’ll be part of St Bernard’s history... We’re fortunate enough to be part of the WRFL, they have a girl’s league. All we need is numbers, we fell short by about 5 numbers last year. We’re hopeful this year of getting at least 1 and it would be great if we could get 2 teams up and running.” John said on the St Bernard’s Footycast

St Bernard’s fields 10 teams in the WRFL, there’s a full range of programs at the club starting with Auskick which has been highly successful since 2000, a newly introduced Junior development program for 9yr-14yr old’s with the help of Dynamic Footy Skills and from the age of 15 up to 19 the club offers the world famous Colts Football Academy Program which is run by under 19’s coach Rocky Iannello and has been a staple in the Snowdogs pre-season campaign for the last 8 years.

We wish John Tormey well in his new role and look forward to following many successful St Bernard’s Junior teams in 2018.

For more information contact:

Andrew Brebner – Junior Operations Manager –

John Tormey – Junior Club President –



The Committee