Tuesday Talking Points

Doing us proud

Last year’s 2016 Female Diversity Championships might be in the rear view mirror, but the good news surrounding it keeps rolling in. Nine Queenslanders have been confirmed for the two national female diversity representative teams for 2017. In the Woomeras team, picked from the Kickstart championships, Shantel Ripa, Tiarna Awang, Rhiannon Blais, Kitara Farra, Saraiyah Piolt have all been selected, while in the Medleys team, chosen for the All Nationals Championships, Zimmorelei Farguharson, Ainslue Rintala-Apps, Alice Savill, Yvonne Bwisengo were given the nod. Well done, girls!


Mueller move

For those that missed yesterday’s QAFL Pre-Season news, Morningside will be one tall down in 2017, with Adam Mueller on the move to Mayne to play in the all new QFA Division 1 Hart Sport Cup. Mueller, who played some outstanding footy across centre-half-back in the second half of 2016, lives over that side of town, so is staying more locally for training nights. Watch out for him taking intercept marks in the yellow and black this year.


Footy’s back

Yep I know, it’s only January, but how good was it to see footy back over the weekend, in a history making game none the less. A bumper crowd filled Coorparoo Saturday afternoon to see the Brisbane Lions AFLW team take on the GWS GIANTS in a practice match. Sam Virgo showed the poise all Yeronga fans loved her for last year, while Victorian recruit Kaitlin Ashmore played a blinder in the second half. Signs are good… very good.


The Eagle has landed

John Taylor played his first game for Zillmere at age 6. Now, he is returning home to the Eagles to coach their QWAFL team for 2017. In term of resumes, they don’t come much better. Don’t take our word for it, hear from John himself in the video below.


Lee the Lion

After Rob Dickfos stepped away from his Moreton Bay coaching duties for 2017, opting to do a bit more work behind the scenes, the Lions have appointed Lee Whitehorn to the top job. Whitehorn played 105 games for Port District in the SAANFL before transitioning into the coaching scene. His most recent role was the West Adelaide’s Under 18 coach, where he won a flag. That’s a great get for the Lions.

By Andrew Wiles

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