Local Footy: Friar Mick’s introduction to footy

Friar Mick Power tells the story of his recruitment to the UQAFC and his first game. Who’d have thought the RE Beer Garden was such a rich breeding ground for footballers.

Almanac Local Footy: Calling all Uni of Queensland Red Lions past players

As a former player of the Uni of Qld Red Lions (half a dozen games, one point v Strathpine FC) I would like to introduce president Tom Lonergan to everyone. Tom’s doing a few things at the moment: creating a database of past players (please contact him), recruiting players for a season of winter sunshine and footy this season, and letting you know about the club. [There’s a section on the club in Loose Men Everywhere


When Len Cuff transferred in his employment to Sydney in 1984 the former Tasmanian Amateur rep just went straight down to Sydney Uni where he found out he didn’t have to learn a new club song. The Sydney Uni victory song, “1-2-3 the uni boys are we”, “4-5-6 we got ‘em in a fix”, “7-8-9 [Read more]

Local Footy: My bump felt brilliant but I still need bread

By Captain Cupcake I really like bread, and over the years I’ve been able to refine my bread-making to something of an art.  My preferred loaf is a 1:2 wholemeal/white combination, dense with sesame, poppy, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds.  To maintain my playing weight, I’ve been known to eat a loaf in a day.  Bread [Read more]

Local Footy: UQ notch a win, and seem to take on the local Ippy lingo

  by Avan Stallard       Div2 Reserves Match Report 16 May 2009 (BAFL)   Uni                  1.5       2.6       4.10    6.13 (49) Ipswich           1.0       2.3       3.4       3.9 (27)   We played really good on the weekend.  In the first quarter we wanted to beat the other side, who were Ipswich. [Read more]

Water, water, everywhere but not a drop to drink

  by Avan Stallard There’s a remarkable little documentary called Cunnamulla.  It tells the story of some of the less fortunate soles in the Queensland town of the same name.  If you’re not familiar with the place, Cunnamulla is a settlement 800km west of Brisbane in the middle of nowhere.  It also happens to be [Read more]

International recruiting still not paying dividends

By Avan Stallard One of the quirks of playing in the lower grades is that it is the way station for new talent. Fellows who have never touched a football in their life get to thinking: ‘That looks like fun. I could do that.’ And, so, they strap on the boots and join our humble [Read more]

Uni of Qld AFC Div 2 Reserves match report

By Avan Stallard In Tasmania, they play on gravel. In The Northern Territory, they play on dirt. In the north they play through cyclones, in Melbourne they play in equal parts mud to grass, and even up here in Logan they play on fields of syringes and broken rum bottles. It is a man’s game [Read more]