Bomber meets the real Bomber
After 10 seasons at the helm Graham ‘Bomber’ Adams broke the record as the longest serving Sandgate senior coach on Saturday. The clubrooms were packed with people wanting to celebrate the milestone with him, including one special guest. Essendon premiership captain, and Geelong premiership coach, Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson popped in to wish Adams all the best, from one Bomber to another. It was nice of Thompson to stop by, even though he was the second most famous Bomber in the room.
Wednesday night blockbuster
Looking for a mid week footy fix? Tomorrow night, it’s 1 v 3, and the 2015 grand final rematch at Giffen Park, when Coorparoo host Springwood. With Springwood still eyeing top spot, and Cooraproo not in a position to start taking games for granted just yet, this will be red hot. Well worth going down for a look, because the finals have come early. First bounce is at 6:30pm, and you can follow all the action on the live blog at www.aflq-new.fspdev.com from 6:15pm
Former Hawk hits the charts
Former Sandgate player Boyd Fuller, who is the brother of current Hawks’ captain Trent, hit the iTunes charts last week with his debut album, “Windward.” He may perform under the title Boatkeeper now, but his music career began with his three brothers, in their family band ‘Down to Earth.’
It was only earlier this year all four brothers pulled on the red and green and Lemke Road in the reserves and seniors. Maybe we just found the entertainment for the QAFL grand final?
It wasn’t the best of afternoons for the Gold Coast SUNS NEAFL team on Saturday, going down to Sydney by 124-points. The youngsters were the shining light though, with three of the top four possession getters from the Queensland and Gold Coast Academy. Brad Scheer led all comers from the team with 27 possessions and a goal, Jack Bowes was right behind him with 25 and a goal, and Josh Williams was the fourth highest possession getter, finishing with 20 touches. They are more than just ready for senior footy, they are dominating.
Tight at the top
32 points a piece, and just three per cent separating the two, the fight for top spot in the QWAFL doesn’t get much tighter. Coolangatta-Tweed’s five-point win over Yeronga over the weekend put them back on top, but who knows for how long. They don’t meet again until the finals, which means every single goal between now and round 18 is going to count.
By Andrew Wiles