Following up last week’s classic photo ( http://aflq.com.au/tuesday-talking-points-64/ ) is this 1978 ripper sent in by Broadbeach supporter Rick Trewavas, featuring ‘Pops’ McKinnon standing on a rubbish dump that would became the Broadbeach Cats’ home ground.
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Two in a row for Queensland
Queensland kicked off its NAB AFL Under 18 Championships campaign in Blacktown on the weekend with wins against New South Wales/ACT and Western Australia, showing the depth of local talent. University of Queensland product Gabby Collingwood was a standout performer. She collected plenty of the footy and was deservedly named best-on-ground against New South Wales.
Sunday saw two national records fall, as Queensland’s most talented under 16s took part in a combine, in conjunction with an elite talent camp in Burleigh. Labrador Tigers product Connor Budarick managed a time of 7.77 seconds on the agility test, while Townsville’s Gracen Sproule clocked an outstanding 103cm on the running vertical jump.
Shortly before lighting up the Gabba and kicking one of the goals of the year in the AFL, Eddie had a little message for the QWAFL’s Zillmere Eagles.
Great QAFL names
Unfortunately last week’s great QAFL names segment somehow missed J.Bond from the Sandgate reserves.
QFA memorial game
This weekend’s Collingwood Park division five game against Ferny Grove will be dedicated to the late Phil Greiger. Phil passed away in 2014 and was a life member of both the Collingwood Park and AFL Brisbane Junior football clubs.
“To get someone like him, that was so dedicated for such a long period of time was extraordinary. It’s hard enough to get people just to help out for one match, let alone take responsibility for the wellbeing of a club,” said Collingwood Park AFC Club Secretary Phil Coombs.
The game kicks off at 7.30pm, at Collingwood Park, Redbank Plains Recreational Reserve.
By Sean Melrose