Tuesday Talking Points

Gold Coast teeming with talent

This week and leading into next, the Gold Coast is on display as the epicenter of young AFL talent.

Monday saw the Under 17 boys Queensland state side get a win over NSW/ACT, while the Queensland Under 18 girls side went down bravely to Vic Country.

Today the Under 16 boys will go head to head with Tasmania, before the girls Under 18s take on both Vic Metro and the Allies later in the afternoon. Then on Saturday, the Under 16 boys will play against the Northern Territory.

Exciting times for Queensland footy.

 

QLD U17s

 

Happy Birthday ‘Teapot’

The Wilston Grange Gorillas U12s had a win over Jindalee and not only did they belt out the song, but little ‘Teapot’ celebrated his birthday in the middle of the huddle. Teapot has to be one of the best footy nicknames we’ve heard in a while, what’s the best footy nickname you know of?

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Foggy footy

The Jindalee Jags had an interesting experience, trying to play under ‘Friday Night Lights’, in fog so thick they must have had trouble seeing each other. Photos below.

 

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‘Gooba’ an All Australian

Gold Coast SUNS Academy player and Burleigh Bombers junior, Brayden Crossley was selected in the Under 18 All Australian Team after an outstanding National Championships. ‘Gooba’ showed not only can he play around the ground as a ruckman and have an impact at the contest, he can also push forward take marks and kick goals.

Crossley was the only Queenslander selected as an All Australian and one of only three to make it from the Allies squad.

The ruck talent’s performance against the best young talent from the rest of the country at the championships, cements his place as one of the brightest prospects in Queensland for his age as the draft approaches.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Brayden Crossley in action during the AFL Academy v Northern Blues match at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on April 15, 2017. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 15: Brayden Crossley in action during the AFL Academy v Northern Blues match at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on April 15, 2017. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)

 

Business at the front . . . Party at the back

Noosa Tigers are supporting their junior Tigers with a game of ‘Bogan Bingo.’ It’s time to dust off the sleeveless denim and fire up the commodore, all for a good cause of course! Also, props for this flyer.

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By Sean Melrose

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