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ST MARYS F.C

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St Marys - A Short History
All St Marys players Games and Goals since 2004/05
Brother John Pye M.S.C. OAM
Interesting Facts
Letter - Just let me play for fun
Lyrics for the St Marys club song
NTFL - 2015/16 Finals Results - All Grades
AFLNT Records - All NTFL Positions in all grades - Summary
NTFL Final Standings - League
NTFL Final Standings - Reserves
NTFL Final Standings - Senior Colts, U/19's,U/18's,U/17's
NTFL Final Standings - Junior Colts,U/16's,U/15's
NTFL Final Standings - U/14's Div 1,U/14's Div 2,U/12's Div 1,U/12's Div 2,Womens,YG
NTFL Best and Fairest Medals - All Grades League - U/12's
St Marys NTFL Nichols Medallists
St Marys NTFL Best and Fairest
NTFL Best on Ground in Grand Finals all Grades
NTFL Leading Goal Kickers
St Marys NTFL Leading Goal kickers
St Marys Grand Final Medal Winners All Grades
St Marys NTFL Rising Star
St Marys Rep Players A - L
St Marys Rep Players M - Z
Anthony Vallejo
Aaron Perry
Benny Cubillo
Bill Roe BEM
Brian Long
Brian Stanislaus
Cadji Dunn
Present Great Player - Cameron Ilett
Clifford "Gympie" LewFatt
Cyril Rioli (Jnr)
Damien Berto
David Kantilla (Snr)
Dennis Dunn
Edmund Johnson
Present great Players - Ignatious Vallejo
Jack Long (Snr)
Jarred Ilett
Present Great Players - John Anstess
John Long
Present Great Player - Karl Lohde
Luke Stapleton
Michael Athanasiou
Noel Long
Present Great Players - Peter MacFarlane
Peter March
Present Great Player - Ryan Smith
Shane Ponter
Present Great Player - Shannon Rioli
St Marys Icon - Sheila Clarke
Super Coach - John Taylor
Ted Liddy
Terry Lew Fatt
The Godparents of the "Green Machine"
The Long Family
The man who started it all Ted Egan AO
Tommy Weetra
Xavier Clarke (Snr)
Premiership Players A - C
Premiership Players D - K
Premiership Players L - M
Premiership Players N - S
Premiership Players T - Z
Every St Mary's player who has played in a Grand Final
All St Marys Player Football Life members and their premierships
AFLNT - Hall of Fame
Records - Page 1
Records - Page 2
Records - Page 3
Records - Page 4
Records - Page 5
Records - Page 6
Records - Page 7
AFLNT Records - Minor Premiers and Wooden Spoons
AFLNT Records - Biggest Thrashings since 1946/47
AFLNT Records - Draw - 6 point wins in year order
St Marys and All NTFL Players who have played VFL/AFL
St Marys players to play with NT Thunder in the QAFL now NEAFL Awards
St Marys All Australian Juniors
St Marys - BOG in a Representative game
St Marys Coach, Captain and Best and Fairests of the Lower grades
St Marys Games summary Year by Year
St.Marys Honour Board
St Marys - Kamwari
St Marys Legends (100 games or more)
St Marys Life Members
St Marys longest Winning and loosing runs against all Clubs
St Marys Men at the Top
St Marys players who have kicked 7 or more goals in a match
St Marys Win - Loss record against all clubs
Summary of all St Marys coaches Win - Loss record
Summary of total number of premierships won by all clubs (All grades)
AFLNT St Marys Womens Football

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Benny Cubillo

 

One of the Territories most outstanding sportsman, athlete and descendent from Darwin’s well known sporting families. Ben was born on 27/6/1938 the third eldest of seven children whose parents were Eddie and Rose Cubillo

 

Ben’s father was also a former champion footballer with both Buffaloes (now Darwin) and the Wanderers Football Clubs winning the most prestigious NTFL’s Best and Fairest (now the Nichols Medal since 1948/49) in 1929

 

Ben is married with five children, a son Ben (Jnr) and four Daughters Veronica, Bernadette, Pacita and Margarette

 

When the St Marys Football Club was formed in 1952 under the guidance of Ted Egan AM and the Reverend Father Aubrey Collins, Ben at the tender age of 14 whilst still attending St Marys Catholic School in Darwin became possibly the youngest ever known player to play first grade Australian Rules football in the Northern Territory at 14 years and 120 days old. (There were no other grades prior to the 1953/54 season when the Reserves were formed).

 

Ben played in St Marys inaugural team on Saturday 25/10/1952 with his brother John which was coached by Mr Jack Sweeny a former league player from Western Australia and was captained by Ted Egan.

 

Ben’s football career first began on old Darwin oval, where he first played in the roving positions and in later years when the venue was moved to Gardens Oval played in various positions including wing, half forward flank and half back flank.

 

Although only standing 5 feet 5 inches tall Ben was known for his speed and ability to kick with both feet and for his uncanny “high screamers”.

 

Comparatively a small player Ben also demonstrated his courage and ability to win and take possession of the football amidst a group of players much bigger and heavier than himself.

 

During his career with St Marys Ben played in three premierships 1954/55, 1965/66 and 1966/67 an played in the loosing Grand Final ides of 1962/63 and 1963/64 and won various awards in first grade such as Best Junior (Under 21)awarded by the NTFL in 1952/53 season. Most Improved player and on three occasions won the most consistent award for the St Marys Football Club.

 

Still a teenager in the 1950’s Ben was also named in the NT Sports Writer’s column as one of he twelve leading Sportsmen in Darwin. His sporting achievements ere recognised for his contribution as a player in Australian Rules, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball and Boxing.

 

Unfortunately due to Cyclone Tracy (when all records were lost) it is estimated Ben played more than 200 senior games with St Marys. Ben retired as a player in 1969.

 

Benny is a Player Life Member of the St Marys Football Club

 

Since leaving school in 1955 Ben was first employed with the Post Master General’s Department then transferred to the Department of Works (Soils Laboratory section) located in RAAF Base Darwin working in conjunction with RAAF 5 Airfield Construction Squadron in constructing the present Airfield in Darwin.

 

In 1957 Ben transferred to the Australian Taxation Office where He was continuously employed until his retirement in 1990 due to ill health.

 

Shortly after his retirement Ben has given most of his time to St Martin De Porres Aboriginal Community where He is involved in various ministry duties in the Catholic Church.

 

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