Wet and wild
A mention has to go to the unpredictable and at times violent weather Queensland has witnessed in the build up to competitions all over the state. While training was postponed at the Griffith Moorooka Roosters, there was some talk of swimming lessons instead. It didn’t get in the way though, the Roosters got off to a great start with a big 46 point win over the Hinterland Blues. Here’s their oval around flood time:
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QWAFL Gorillas to get Lions
The Wilston Grange Gorillas have secured the services of two more Brisbane Lions players to add to the collection. Midfielders Jordan Membrey and Jamie Stanton come in and will put the boots on after the Easter break. The duo joins Tahlia Randall and Kate Lutkins on a team expected to improve throughout the season.
Things started to take shape in the first round of the QWAFL. The highlight of the weekend was the University of Queensland clash against league newcomers Maroochydore, who impressed in their first outing. Kelley Woods was eye-catching for the Roos, showing incredible speed for a 36 year old.
Practice makes perfect in the QAFL
It was a weekend packed with practice matches and intra-clubs as QAFL teams take to the field to impress coaches with a round one selection in mind.
The Western Magpies went up against Morningside in their own backyard and got beaten, though showed some promising signs at stages. The Panthers appeared to set up well behind the ball and often had numbers waiting to intercept. Pies coach Brydan Morgan said there was a lot to improve on and he’ll be expecting better come round one.
Matty Serrurier for Morningside looked in great shape across halfback, providing some dash and clean disposal. The medium sized defender looked composed with the footy all day and set up a lot of the Panthers run. Palm Beach Currumbin should have his name underlined.
Hardy Norman kicks a big bag
Maroochydore’s Josh Norman slotted 7 goals on the weekend in a demolition job against the University of Queensland Red Lions in QFA Division 1. The key forward was in full flight and will have Noosa scrambling for a defender to curtail his influence in round three. Teammate Brandon Maki will be disappointed though, after leaving his kicking boots at home and finishing up with 0.6 for the day.
Full stream ahead
Even though the Bond University Bullsharks went down by 45 points against Mayne on the weekend, there was some silver lining for fans with the match available over live stream. In a QFA first, every match played at Bond this season will also be broadcast live online, so diehard Bullsharks supporters can follow along wherever they may be.
By Sean Melrose