Tom Overman chalks up 100th senior game

03 September 2014

Tom Overman will become the 65th player in St Bernards history to play 100 Senior games in this weeks second semi against Uni Blacks.

From the clubs inaugural Auskick year through Juniors and into senior ranks Tom has been a great credit to St Bernards OCFC. Tom won the U19 Premier B&F and made his senior debut in 2007 and went on to win the senior B&F in 2010 in the same year his brother Harry also took out the U19 Premier B&F. Along the way Tom has won VAFA State Representative honours at U19 and Senior level.

Following a stint in the VFL Tom returned to the snakepit but unfortunately incurred a knee injury and missed much of the 2012-13 seasons. Tom has returned fully fit and in best form this season being rewarded with another State guernsey and has been an integral part of St Bernards improvement in 2014.

A star player and a great bloke ... well done Daws!

 

From Little Acorns Oak Trees Grow!

Since Tom’s dad Mick Overman introduced Auskick to the club in 2000, it has been particularly satisfying to see our original ‘class of 2000’ develop through Junior ranks into senior footy.

Our first crop of Auskickers has included two Senior Best & Fairest winners in Tom Overman and Tom Caven and along with Alex Singleton all three have now played 100 Senior games.

 

With Auskicks growth our Junior program flourished from 110 registered Junior players in 1999 to around 350 Juniors and Auskickers and the Junior program continues to be the key element in providing a sustainable future for the club.

Paul Garth