Well we are finally here! Season 2022 officially begins this weekend, and I can’t wait. The teams are confident and our numbers are great. Sure, there will be hiccups due to the ever present restrictions, and there are logistical issues due to the grandstand rebuild.
But we get to play.
To all our supporters, thank you for your support. To our many loyal sponsors, thank you for stickingwith us.
And to the playing groups, it’s your time now. All the best for a great start to the season.
Give them everything.
Go Beena!
Jason Cotsis

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Hi to all the Beena Families & Supporters,
I hope all are well and have enjoyed the extended off season, it was great to see so many of you at the recent practice matches especially those who travelled to Fish Creek to support the squad.
Since appointments were made, the Senior coaching team set out a clear plan not only for this season but for sustained success moving forward.
With a list with 80% under the age of 22 it was clear that we need to build a strong, sustainable culture & be very selective on the people we bring into the club. So, we decided to focus on recruitment from 2 main categories under 25 to grow with the main list or ex Murrumbeena senior players able to help nurture their development while being able to compete at a senior level.
With the ongoing support from Rohan White and Ian ‘Freddy’ Hargrave we are delighted with our additions. Joining the team this year we have recruited some very talented young men such as Lucas Cloke, Josh Cenitich & Will Woodburn.
We have also brought back some very experienced familiar faces. Steve Tolongs (100+ MJFC games), James Shirley, Phillip Zarra, MichaelKinsella, Jack Brammar & Jake Semmel.
Our fitness staff have been incredible this pre- season with big thanks to Jack Brammar running boxing sessions, James Shirley’s boot camp &Sonia De Rose for running blocks.
We have also partnered with Pulse8 centre we’re a huge commitment from over 30 players across all the teams have dedicated themselves on Wednesday nights for strength & Condition training to prepare their bodies to the rigors for high-pressure senior football which we hope to achieve.

The coaching staff of were delighted to be joined in the new year by Murrumbeena legends Joel Statham as Senior Assistant coach/ Defensiveco-ordinator & Will Nash as Reserves assistant coach.
The buy in from all players has been incredible starting with 15 on the track to over 60 last week & has finished off nicely with our previous two weeks of practice matches.
For our first practice match the club travelled to fish creek with a squad of 32 across seniors & reserves where we had a convincing win against a proud Fish Creek outfit which fielded Murrumbeena former players Tom Cameron and the Walker brothers.
For our second practice match we played Elsternwick a team which dominated D4 VAFA last year & both reserves & Seniors came away with victory.
It was a delight to see our senior players adding some serious heat and protection at the contest that our handballing transition and lateral kicking game plan really improved with some notable performances from youngsters in the likes of Josh Godden and Tysen Nguyen in both games.
I am delighted with our entire playing list for there on going commitment to each other lead by
Jordan Cusin – Senior Captain
Jake Semmel – Vice Captain
Josh Cenitich – Transitional Leader
Thomas McDonald – Transitional Leader
Eddie Brown – Reserves Captain
Thank you for your on-going Support, together we can make this a year to remember.
Liam Wilson & Michael Kinsella
“Train hard Fight easy”

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Jordan Cusin #25
Full Back
When did you start playing for Beena?
Started playing for Beena in 2015,previously I played for Moorabbin Kangaroos

Favourite memory on-field
The 2017 Preliminary final against Keysborough. Halfway through the season the Club was not performing on the field. However, something clicked and we went on a 2016 Western Bulldogs-esk finals run. It was a tight game against Keysborough, then late in the 4th our current head coach, Willo, hit a checkside from 50m out to send us into the Grand Final.
Best advice on the footy field
Get the handball off Hicksy.

What are you most looking forward to in season 2022
Firstly getting the Seniors their first win since the 2019 finals series. The bigger picture is building a new Club culture. We have so many new faces atthe Club and we have a unique opportunity to build something that will bein place for many years after we hang up the boots. The buy-in so far hasbeen excellent and it is the most excited I’ve felt at the Club for a long time.

Favourite artist + song
The Strokes or Ben Howard

Favourite teammate
I love them all – but in particular my back six crew

Favourite past time
Long walks on the beach

AFL team
Geelong Cats

2022 19’S CAPTAIN

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Patrick Burrows #17

Ruck Rover
When did you start playing for Beena
Started playing for Beena at u17s and played at the Vampires prior to that.

What are you most looking forward to in season 2022
Enjoying playing a full season with my mates and having a good time along the way

Favourite teammate

Jordan Tranta because he took my spot at fullback

Favourite artist + song
Mr Brightside

AFL team

Favourite memory on-field
Kicking 6 against Dingley in u17s

Best advice on the footy field

Always make the most of it because you never know when footy is done


The Club will be conducting a weekly Lotto Draw
This will last for 25 weeks – First Draw – 14th April
Weekly cost of $10 via direct debit* or $250 up front
The Lotto will be drawn on Thursday Night (streamed on Facebook )
There will be 22 draws with prizes of $300.
1 Draw of $1,000 21st April Thursday before ANZAC Game
1 Draw of $1,000 7th July Thursday before Naidoc Round
Grand Draw $ 1,500 16th September, presentation night.
It will be on all the club’s Social Media formats
All Proceeds to fit out of new rooms.
To enter please email
the following details:
Name :…………………………………..
Lucky Number
( first in basis, get in early )
Or call either :
John Hicks 0401 666 494
Jay Cotsis 0421 459 869
To enter via Direct Debit go to:
Or transfer with your name and number
BSB 633 000 Acc Number 190 492 991

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