Local Footy: Finals around the corner (over a bridge, down a highway, past the pub….)

For a lot of leagues around the country, the month of September (once known as Septopia around 2007 according to the AFL) represents the opportunity for the best of the best to go after the silverware, pennants and copious amounts of celebratory beverages that are associated with ultimate glory. It does vary a little though [Read more]

LOCAL FOOTY: THE WHEELS ON THE BUS GO……

The humble bus trip, a pleasure that so many footballers around the country so often don’t get the pleasure of experiencing once throughout their time in footy. And before you ask, no the trip that the Richmond players took to get home from Sydney does not really count as a bus trip for that only [Read more]

A DOGGIE FAN IN THE SUN

Normally I would be writing about my exploits on the local field of dreams, and in the near future I will provide an update on the season. But during the local season I set aside a number of weekends a year to travel around the country to follow the fortunes of the Western Bulldogs. In [Read more]

150 GAME MILESTONE STILL MILES AWAY

You may remember last year when I discovered at the Brothers AFC presentation night that I was recognised for playing 146 combined senior and reserve grade matches for the club. Don’t be surprised if you didn’t, I even had to go back to past archives to try to find out if the figure at the [Read more]

Tragedy inspires comeback for an old stager

OK, so I did lie a little, my retirement lasted slightly shorter than an Australian swimmer but I guess the bug hits some people earlier than it does to others. Don’t ask why I’m doing this (I’m about to tell you anyway!), but unfinished business actually has nothing to do with it. I am typing [Read more]

UPDATE FROM THE ROCKY FLOOD

Hey lads, thought people would like to really know what it is like around the Rockhampton region as it does flood. Especially important for the sporting precincts in the area as well that some may or may not know. We are still waiting for the peak, but it’s now at a level where the roads [Read more]

SHORT DRAFT MEMORY (Must have a…..)

[I]”Conquistadors of Peel Thunder, West Adelaide and Northern Knights The Young Falcons of Old Geelong SHORT DRAFT MEMORY Young hopeful from Tasmania, a project player from Canberra Your club’s 2 minute deadline’s up SHORT DRAFT MEMORY Short draft memory must be a shoorrrt draft memory”[/I] Sorry, getting a little carried away with it all, or [Read more]

AGONISING LOWS ERASED BY GLORY

You may need to excuse me for this entry. It has been a long few weeks trying to overcome a roller coaster of emotion that in some ways is still riding out. But as the recent rainfall approaches a record for September (and October), here is my efforts to try to describe the last couple [Read more]

LOCAL FOOTY: TWO DAYS IN AUGUST (AND MAYBE ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER)

I better offer profuse apologies for taking so long between entries. There has been that much going on finding time to do something of this nature is a little too hard but having taken some time out of the grueling schedule it’s time to blog once again. So where do we begin? Well there has [Read more]

LOCAL FOOTY: Some false starts but it’s GO GO GO for the Roos

by Mick Jeffrey So another season has begun in the tropical climate of Central Queensland. For those who don’t know I play in the reserves for Brothers Roos AFC, part of the six team competition in the AFL Capricornia competition. The Roos are one of three teams based in Rockhampton, along with Panthers and Glenmore Bulls with teams [Read more]