Tuesday Talking Points

Red-hot pre-season

It’s been a very big week for the UQ Red Lions, but not with the Sherrins. First up, UQ’s men’s side took on Mitchell’s Gaelic Football Club in their annual international rules match. For the record, UQ lost, but George Hannaford showed he can do it all after he was awarded best on ground.

On Sunday, a few members from the club headed north to compete in the Mooloolaba Triathlon to cap off their pre-season. Look for a few them running out games well this year, completing and Olympic length tri is a mega effort.


The magician

Harold Houdini? David Copperfield? No, it’s Aspley player Henry Leong who is the latest person to leave us scratching our heads with his magical mystery, showing off his card tricks in the latest episode of Hornets TV. We have no idea how he did this, but we are impressed. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1767253163508012


Home visits

Last week, Dayne Zorko from the Lions and Tom Nicholls from the SUNS paid a visit to a few lucky Auskickers around South East Queensland to present them with their backpacks for the 2016 season, and its fair to say the kids were rapt. As for Zachery, who Zorko surprised, he might want to work on who his favorite player is. Have a look at them both.




Rebound footy

If you’re going to take anything from the Queensland State Academy trial game on Friday night at Metricon between the SUNS and Lions, it’s that Queensland will hurt you on the rebound this year. Both teams were lethal when allowed space out the back to run and carry. If the outside players were given more than a metre head start, no one stood a chance of stopping them. It’s going to be a fast, high scoring, attractive brand of footy this year.


Magpies ready to launch

In the spirit of 150 years of Queensland football, the Western Magpies will be kicking the celebrations off in style this year with their season launch. They will welcome back a host of familiar faces for the event on March 24, a week before the QAFL lads take on Mt Gravatt in round 1.They have one eye forward, but definitely one back on the past. More info HERE

By Andrew Wiles