The fountain of youth
Youth was the word down at Dittmer Park on the weekend. 44 players took to the field in the Mt Gravatt vs. Palm Beach Currumbin clash, and staggeringly, 19 of them were under the age of 20. Playing that many kids means that they will have their ups and downs, but the future looks bright for both clubs.
Yeronga lay their premiership claim
The Yeronga South Brisbane QWAFL side is the real deal. That may be a big call to make having played just the single game this year, but when you play the footy they did on Saturday, it’s more than deserved. They had a big win over Zillmere, a team many pundits have as flag favorites, having a huge buy in from all 22 players on the ground. The statement has been made, and many will be interested to see how they back it up this weekend against UQ.
Sharing the love
Morningside were big winners on the weekend, but what was most impressive about the result was their spread. Their goal kicking list was more like a roll call, with 18, yes 18, players hitting the scoreboard.
The Queensland State Academy squad has some smooth movers in it, combined with some serious leg speed. When they took the game on and moved the ball quickly in their opening TAC Cup game on Saturday, the ball zipped around. Blokes like Ben Keays and Corey Wagner were fantastic by foot, and Reuben William has got some serious wheels on him. There will be some exciting footy played by the boys in 2015.
The rivalry continues to grow in QClash nine this weekend as the Lions and SUNS battle it out for Queensland bragging rights at Metricon Stadium on Saturday afternoon. There is a real Queensland flavour to both clubs lists, with 10 locals on the SUNS full list, and nine on the Lions. Brisbane lead the head to head 6-2, but this one is anybody’s game.
By Andrew Wiles – @andrewjwiles