Finals Week 3 – The (insert names here) Cups

To give this week’s Prelim Finals some real meaning I’ve once more decided to commission some silverware to be awarded to the winners of each of the two matches being played this weekend.

I’ve continued the idea of naming each prize after prominent players that have been poster boys for duplicity proudly represented both clubs, combined with an object for which they are best known (maybe).

Here’s what I’ve come up with this week, a tough week considering that GWS aren’t playing Carlton and that no-one of much note has left recently Adelaide for the region that gave us Cotton On, bollards, the stupid You Yangs and Mandy Rogers or vice versa.


Adelaide v Geelong – The Bruce Lindner Mixed Dozen (promises more than it delivers)



Richmond v Greater Western Sydney – The Anthony Miles Wheelie Bin Ice Bath



I’m not going to the engravers until tomorrow afternoon, so let me know if you think of something (or someone) more appropriate for these awards.

See the full list of these sought after awards here

About Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt

Saw my first SANFL game in 1967 - Dogs v Peckers. Have only ever seen the Dogs win 1 final in the flesh (1972 1st Semi) Mediocre forward pocket for the AUFC Blacks (1982-89) Life member - Ormond Netball Club -That's me on the right


  1. Yes, I think the Patrick Dangerfield Surfboard would be too obvious. If we strayed into coaches you could have the Malcolm Blight Stepladder or the Gary Ayres Mullet or, mixing the two, the Brenton Sanderson Pec Deck.

    As for the other one maybe the Jacob Townsend emergency list.

  2. The Ronnie Burns Beyond Belief Gyroscope. Awarded to the player who kicks the most incredible running checkside goal without once looking at the big sticks. Ronnie to adjudicate and present the award.

  3. Sigh. I guess the Mark Merenda Medal will have to wait another year.

  4. The James Podsiadly Claret Jug.

  5. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Thanks for those clever suggestions.

    PB – it would have been the Peter Wilson Floatation Device anyway.

    The Marty McKinnon Malvern Star would have pleased SANFL history lovers.

  6. The Brett Deledio Calf.

  7. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    i’m surprised that no-one has gone with the Dean Gore Steak Knives

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