Old (woollen) footy jumpers: Rare footy photo of international literary star

Haiku Bob


Footballer Rob Scott, then a mere slip of a Haiku-ling, playing for the Aspley Hornets Under 15s in the northern suburbs of Brisbane c1982. Note the very Queensland footy – made by the local company, Steeden.


  1. HB – a touch of the Peter Crimmins in those blond locks.

  2. And the very Brisbanesque colours. Would have made a great strip for the Ablettesque Suns. Say in Red & Gold Hoops.

  3. Apsley have become a powerhouse in Brisbane football. Under John Blair (ex South Melb & Fitzroy, and more recently. Morningside) they took out this year’s NEAFL premiership. A great accomplishment to beat off all the northern AFL teams’ 2nds.

    I sometimes see Blairey around the traps in the Bulimba industrial estate in his coffee van – strategically wearing a Morningside footy polo shirt!

  4. Mate, when I was there, we had two dressing rooms and a canteen. The senior team was in the lowest division and barely won a game. As far as my team is concerned, we won the under 13’s flag and came runner-up in the under 14’s. The following year (this photo), I took over the captaincy and we missed the finals. Obviously spent too much time on the haiku that year.


  5. Terrible footys the Steedens. They mainly make rugby balls and just never got the shape right for the Aussie Rules balls. It was like kicking a miniature blimp.


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