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]