Tuesday Talking Points

Rain, rain, go away

They say when it rain, it pours, and that was certainly the case across South East Queensland on Saturday. Extreme rain and lightning forced the cancellation of two Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup matches on Saturday. No one involved likes seeing a game of footy not be played, it is what we all love. All is well that ends well though, as there was an official result to each game determined, which can be found HERE. The two teams that have advanced will play off in respective grand finals this Saturday, as they look to not only win the cup, but also gain pre-season bragging rights.

Female football carnival here to stay

Following the successful launch of the AFL Queensland Female Pre-Season Carnival across the weekend one thing is for sure, its here to say. With a huge representation of 28 teams from the QWAFL, QWAFA, U17, U15 and U13 competitions, the participation numbers will ensure that it is locked into the footy calendar each year.

Talkin’ bout my generation

When the Coolangatta reserves team realised that due to injuries, they were going to be short of players for the weekend’s game, they sent the call out for past players to come down and have a run. What resulted was a representation from players born in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.  Below is a photo of the eight oldest players from the day, all looking very proud of their efforts, as they should be.

UQ to play for Silverware

After making the step up into the QAFL, 2014 was a lean year for UQ. However, after two convincing wins in the first two weeks of the Alpha Sport Pre-Season Cup, the Red Lions are presented with the opportunity to add some silverware to the trophy cabinet when they face Mayne in this weeks Pool B grand final. The young squad will be very keen to continue their winning start to the year.

The tune up

As round 1 draws closer and closer, clubs will be looking to fine-tune their lineups this weekend before the Easter break. With the season official kicking off in just 12 days, teams and clubs will be looking to finalise the months of preparation and hard work that has taken place over summer. Pundits should expect to see near full strength

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