It was only last week we were speaking about the task ahead of Trent McIntyre if he wanted to bring up the goal kicking ton for the Southeast Suns this year. Well, he didn’t muck around doing it. Needing 11 over the last two games, McIntyre left nothing to chance, sealing the deal with the first goal of the forth quarter, before finishing with 12. Is 110 now on the cards?
Five more Queenslanders’ draft dreams just got a step closer thanks to an invite to the NAB AFL State Draft Combine. Daniel Charlesworth (Cairns City Lions/Surfers Paradise), Jack Rolls (Morningside), Max Spencer (Palm Beach Currumbin), Blake Grewar (Redland) and Andrew Boston (Southport) will all be tested later this year, after two or more AFL clubs nominate them.
The last touch
They say you’re only as good as your last game, but what about your last possession? With the final kick of Wilston Grange’s Colts season, Patrick Bensted was left one-on-one in the forward 50, had to tap it in front twice, before gathering, and dribbling a pearler past a diving Coorparoo players. I think that story will be rolled out a bit over summer to his mates.
22 for 22
Community footy spirit was on show on Saturday, when the Griffith Moorooka lads employed the help of the Southeast Suns for 22 push-ups. No, they weren’t trying to tire their opposition out, It was 22 for 22, aimed at raising awareness around the fact that 22 war veterans take their lives every day because of Post Traumatic Stress Disease. Check out them going to work below.
— GriffithMoorooka AFC (@GM_Roosters_AFL) August 6, 2016
Speaking of raising awareness, there was a tinge of purple amongst the yellow and black crowd at Labrador on Saturday. The players took the initiative to raise awareness and funds for Chron’s disease, in memory of their good mate, and past Tigers player, Joe Sutton. Funds raised, and a big win… it was a good day down at Cooke-Murphy Oval.
Remember a few months back we spoke about a young umpire by the name of Courtney Gibson who was bouncing the ball in the middle like an AFL umpire? Well her hard work has paid off. This Saturday, Gibson will make her QAFL field umpiring debut in the Sandgate vs. UQ game. If she bounces the ball anything like she did that night at Ipswich, the ruckman will be jumping straight up in the middle.
Last year, the UQ Red Lionesses reached in to their pockets and funded a set of jerseys for St. Saviours School in Toowoomba. Well a few weeks ago, Fox Footy rewarded them for their generosity. A few of their coaches were invited down to the GWS Giants Learning Life Centre with an access all areas pass, hosted by GIANTS coach Leon Cameron. The prize was a part of Fox Footy’s Club Rewards program, which gives back to grassroots coaching.
By Andrew Wiles