A couple of brothers winning a flag together is a good yarn. Three in the same team… no we are talking. Four in one team, with one of them the coach? Unbelievable, but that is exactly what the Lakes did on Saturday afternoon. Coach Rory, and his three brothers, Jack, Sam and Josh, were all a part of Coorparoo’s winning QFA South team on Saturday, beating Springwood in the decider. Would have been a happy household that night.
The Palm Beach awards night?
The Palm Beach Currumbin Football Club needed a wheelbarrow to carry all their awards out from the Grogan on Sunday night. Along with Jesse Derrick who won the Grogan, Sean Brookes took out the Bill Clerke Medal for the Reserves Best and Fairest, Chad Owens was QAFL Coach of the Year, Anne Cornish was named the QAFL Club Administrator of the Year, they had five players named in the QAFL team of the year, and to round it all off, the Lions took out the Alpha Sport Club of the Year Award. Talk about cleaning up! I bet they would trade them all for a flag this weekend though.
Whoosha move a masterstroke
Big players step up in big games, and that rang true at Aspley on Saturday. With the game needing someone to open it up, Josh Woolley stepped up…. but not from his usual position. We are used to seeing the Palm Beach number 11 load up from the centre circle or half back line, but this week he did it on a wing. He reveled in the space out wide and was the reason the Lions were up at half time. Not a bad time to be playing your best footy of the year.
Swimming finals underwaa…. hang on isn’t this footy?
The Olympics might have come to a close a month ago, but the Queensland weather did its best to give us some swimming practice on Saturday afternoon. The super cell honed in on Bendigo Bank Oval and turned it into a lake. It was so bad that the QAFL prelim between Yeronga and UQ was postponed, and the QWAFA Grand Final had to be moved to Aspley. Check out the footage!
The best prelim of all time?
A false start with the weather on Saturday did nothing to dampen the intensity of the contest between Yeronga and UQ in Sunday’s QWAFL Prelim Final, with those in the know calling it not only the game of the year, but the best prelim in the leagues history. The only difference in the game was an Emily Bates goal with three minutes to go, which sealed the deal for Yeronga. It was Grand Final like with the way it was played, and if this Saturday evening is anything like it, we are in for a treat.
By Andrew Wiles