575

581

The ACCURATE ONE under the Lights

579

Lazy B&F Under Lights

577

Geez Tink, we coulda worked something out!

578

Brains Trust Under Lights

580

Behold the Light

582

There is a current, very prominent Broady official in this relic of the dark side. Who? And why - he's a Tiger?

583

Will H&A follow suit?

What The?

Mario's Dinner 9th March 6pm
All welcome $25 Pizza & Pasta night RSVP by texting Taylor 0417 558 702 by 3pm 9/3/2015


2016 TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY of 1996 TRIPLE PREMIERSHIP
It will unfold, and if you were there we want you and any photos, articles, 'n stories. Unpack the boxes and send stuff to us.



Spoke to a mate who went to Whitten Oval and he said it was just like the old days. The police say they don't expect to find his car.


INTRA CLUB GAME, FRIDAY NIGHT BOND UNI (or WE'RE COMING TO GET YOU FIELDSY)
The correspondent who knows all the players is yet to submit his copy, however some initial observations might include the following.
The game was played in a very competitive spirit and featured a bunch of colts, familiar stalwarts, name and surprise recruits and at least one new rule. Around 8 -10 who would like to think they are seniors material did not play due to niggling injuries or other committments. 
Ryan Pantic who played with the Burra and Port Colts in Melbourne last year, was shocked given he didn't cop a mongrel blow in the first 5 mins let alone the game. Name recruits Dillion and ex players Rolfe x 2 and Rhino Dienjes stood out.  Hoppo showed class as did second year player Chadwick , and a Yarra Valley podiatrist, Nelson Pollard was handy on his feet.
We could go on but we don't know the names, suffice to say the usual suspects, including coaches, spectators and Dave Moran, provided this supporter with great hope for 2015. Reckon we're in for a good ride (except for the new 'rugby' rule that stuffed up some marking contests)
We think the Cats jumpers snuck in the first half and the SUNs outfit finished the better. Call it a draw, whatever, the ACCURATE ONE, Joy Johnson was recording scores and goalkickers and eventually we'll get hold of 'em.

PS The umpires turned up about an hour late. Thanks to those, including Skrina and a father of a recruit, who ran with whistles cocked and ready to blow for infringements.


COULD BE CLOSE TO THE MARK
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NOTICE
“It has been brought to our attention that someone from an overseas telemarketing company is calling people and businesses associated with the Broadbeach Football club claiming to be us and then attempting to sell them advertising and other marketing products. We would just like to let all our valued members, supporters and sponsors know that this is definitely not the Broadbeach Football club calling and under no circumstances should you purchase anything from this organisation as they are illegally representing us and trying to leverage your relationship with the football club to sell you something that is most likely a scam.

We will be in discussions with the authorities to try and get this stopped ASAP, but until this happens simply hang up on them”
Regards,
Allen Lawson
Treasurer
BSAFC

Tipsters: 2015 competition
Only three financial participants at this stage: GA; Les Sheers & Rick Trewavas. Care to join them to show everyone that you're ahead of the game. Make your payment and leave your name and email address with any committee member or Rick Trewavas (insist on a receipt) A cut off point will be decided as we near the season proper




Broadbeach  Cats  AFC  are  running  a  MIXED AFL 9s Competition.     
Where:   When:   Times:       
Broadbeach  AFC   Starting  Monday  20th  April   6:00pm  to  9:00pm 
For further detail registration steps click here


Leave it to Victorian Rules
In 1897 the newly established Victorian Football League, the AFL’s predecessor,  implemented the world’s first finals system for a team sport where a series of play-off matches was played by the top four clubs at the conclusion of the season.


Scores
Qtr Time: Abbottoirs 9  7  61 Bulls 6  3  39


QAFL Predictions by a certain Club Personalty and Big Footy Forum blogger. Anybody else care to try?
Morningside
Labrador
Broadbeach
Mt Gravatt
PBC
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West magpies
Wilston grange
UQ
Surfers
Sandgate

The ex NEAFL sides to be the top 4. Surfers and Sandgate to be weighing up whether the QAFL is the best comp for them by years end, with speculation Mayne and Noosa to go up or NEAFL sides to drop back.
Morningside the likely premier but I expect the other teams in the top 5 to close the gap and another unbeaten season won't happen.
Whispers of the NEAFL falling over and another comp restructure to get louder by seasons end.
Shelton to make a comeback by round 8.
Baxter to kick 90-100 goals and take the Hughson.
Kinch for the Grogan.
AFL reserves teams to dominate the NEAFL.
Suns seniors and reserves to play finals.



2015 AFL Tipping Comp
Tipsters, Mick Williams will be defending his title of know-it-all in 2015. Same game: $50 and tips in via email or card before match times.
Cards will be delivered when the Carlton United rep has 'em in his hot hands. payment can be made as the $$$ come to your hand.  Please request a receipt from whomever you pay: Perko, Dave Moran, or Rick Trewavas - we do not want a repeat of payment claims of 2014.
You may think I've gone early, but like all good fair dinkum footy fans I'm willing the season to start and the challenge series begins next month (except maybe for some 2012 Bombers?), so get in early, because the season proper will be on upon us in no time.


Club Events
Check out the EVENT CALENDAR for a host of functions now with set dates and venues. Includes Golf Day, Race Day, 100 Club, Pink Ladies, Player Function, Annual Ball and Jumper Presentation. Ink these dates in and support the club and organisational effort of the Board.


2015 QAFL and Colts Fixture

Round 1 QAFL 2015 Preseason Competition Draw
PBC v Broady at Cooly. Click here for full draw. Week 1 matches will be played with a maximum of 27 players per team.  This will decrease in following weeks.
Pool A, Pool B & Pool C will be 4 x 25 minute quarters with no time on.
Pool D will be 4 x 20 minute quarters with no time on.


2015 Community Colts Competition 2015

Click here for QAFL document (pdf) explaining the structure for the Colts in 2015. Bottom line is no more divisions but rather regional conferences that have some regard to Senior club fixture. Broady are currently nominated in a South East conference of 14 sides. Fixture will be released in March 2015 dependent on individual club agreement to competition inclusion.


Seniors and Reserves
Click here for pdf file.

Summary
Home and away split - 9/9
3 Home Sunday Games, 1 Away Sunday Game
Start time and quarter duration for the TWOs is 11.30am and 25min flat (Makes it easier for Ray)
ONEs start time 2pm. Timekeepers to ajudicate 20min plus time on

We were supplied the SUNs and Southport fixtures also???? Click here

Form Guide

CAPITOL DRIVE 2015
Date Meet Result Prizemoney
($)
Per Share
($)
       28 Feb                   Albion Park                    6th                     50              .50     


A CLEAN SHEET
We have now taken over ownership of the horse and he is running this Saturday night at Albion Park Race 9 number 5. Click  here for the link to the field.
Trent Moffatt, who rode him to his last win three weeks ago, is back on board so let’s hope he can bring home the bacon for us.
The trainer's take on the race is as follows:
He was a bit tardy away last week but has had another event free week in training and his work has been good. With a clean getaway he should race well. But off the 10m handicap, each way is the way to go.
For those who like the multiples:
 5 6 9
5 6 9 10
5 6 8 9 10
5 6 8 9 110
 
Giddy Up


       

From Near and Far

Tim the Tassie Tiger Blue
Well born and bred in Tassie (it seems that is a criterion for BBFC coaches) until he adopted the Blues or shifted to Qld, take your pick.
Tim arrived in the tropics at age 13 and developed his Tassie talent as a footballer/gorilla at Wilston Grange until he realised  his stomach was bigger than his eyes and he required regular bromide intake. So our Tim joined the army to become a chef. (This is a popular theme among our ranks with Dozer and Robbie Mathews both ex-chefs who live by the maxim: never eat more than you can lift) We think all are still eating leftovers from an original unknown meal prepared in the mid eighties.This career move entailed a shift to Townsville where he pulled on the boots for the Army team in a league that was the second to be established in Qld outside SE Queensland. We think that’s Tim in the Collingwood strip behind Sgt. Rene Kink, or could it be he is the officer in the foreground who clearly enjoys laying into the team with his swagger stick?


Pioneer footy was Tim’s purpose in life, so when he was posted to North Head Sydney he saddled up for the Manly Warringah wolves which was the only AFL club on the north shore. Crowds took the ferry from Circular Quay. And they arrived in droves in 1985 to see our lad play a starring role in the premiership win over Uni NSW.  He claims that set the genesis for their 2014 premiership

 

 

Somewhere, somehow he met Kris, a north shore rugby lass whom he eventually married after proposing at a footy club luncheon. Admittedly Kris doesn’t look that all that interested – Tim wasn’t up to the deed at close range - but he promised her a great dessert. He got around to that in 2009? when he booked Hamilton Island for their anniversary – it was promptly cancelled due to cyclonic weather.

 

 

The couple made the move to the GC in 1989 where Tim ignited a passion for coaching that remains today.  He started at the Burleigh Bomber U/17s when he and Kris found time in between entrée and the main to increase their number by one in ‘90. Thank goodness for that, SOS Josh is already a legend at Broady! Another more beautiful creation, Rachel, arrived in ’94

Tim’s misguided attachment to the Blues was the background to their collie being named Jezza. It is to Jezza we owe a debt of gratitude - very difficult to write that - given that it was his frustration with Josh tackling him that was responsible for Josh registering at Broady Auskick. Jezza, you beauty!

He transferred his coaching efforts to Broady where he very nearly pulled off the threepeat with the U/16s in 1999 – 2001. Unfortunately we dipped out to Labrador in extra time in ’01. Today’s supporters may be able to recall Mark Harris, Sam Walters, Adam Hall, Sam Edwards and Regan Sheehan (who has returned to the club as part of the senior coaching panel in 2015) as club stalwarts who learned their trade under Tim. (He may also have been the coach who benched Mark Harris after he kicked his 26th?? Ask Peter Harris)

Tim has “worked” for AFL Queensland for over 10 years and has been involved in the GC Stingrays program for 13. His vast footy knowledge and inspiring addresses saw him take the magoos to the finals in 2014 with an 11 and 7 ratio, and coincidentally, pick up last place in the 2014 tipping competition.  But like all great chefs, the best is yet to come.

 

A Bit About BA
Brett "Doc"(?) Andrews (pictured left with Cooly Cup), our Assistant Coach, doesn’t quite appear in Queensland’s richest 100 yet, but Group 1 Building is heading that way. So much so that Brett can now devote more time to ensuring Pedro is on the ball.
BA emerged as a football talent at one of Victoria’s hotbeds of junior development. St Peters Bentleigh has been a constant source of recruitment for the AFL, VFL, VFA and senior leagues in metropolitan Melbourne and country Victoria.  The Hammers, or Sandringham, then competing in the VFA saw enough in Brett to pick him up as a junior in 1987. We’re talking the halcyon days of the VFA with the likes of Terry Wheeler, Barry Round, Gary Brice and Phil Maylin  strutting their stuff. BA accrued 20 goals while clocking a total of 65 games across the seniors, reserves and juniors.  We’re guessing over 4 – 5 seasons which means he floated up this way maybe directly, or not, as he won't tell us.
Whatever, after a season at Morningside he landed at the Cattery in 1995, and according to the only archive we can find played 3 seasons. Extrapolating from the only statistic available (20 games in 1997), we estimate he knocked up about 60 games in all, and played in 3 consecutive final series.  Highly regarded, Brett was skipper in 1995 and appointed co-captain in ’96 – ’97 (under Jason Cotter – was he before his time?), during which time he led the club to successive third, premiers (triple premiership year), and fourth places.
Among his highlights was playing in the local bloodbath against the Demons in ’95; kicking a couple (Al Lawson got one) in a 16 goal first quarter against Robina, final round ‘96 to finish 15 and 3 to Labrador’s 16 and 2; kicked one sausage roll, as did Al Lawson, and named in the best, as was Al, in the premiership win 12 16 to Labrador’s 5  14 (thereby reversing the ladder finish order for ’96.); led the side with players such as Dean Howard in ’97 who picked up the B&F and subsequently was drafted by the Crows. In summary, provided by the Chairman of Selectors in the premiership year “…he is a natural born leader and had great potential as a coach…
BA had a break for a couple of years and despite the best efforts of some to keep him at the Cattery he took the Captain Coach role at Cooly 2000 – 02, taking the club to second in 2000, winning the B&F and representative selection in that year, then winning the ultimate in ’01, and finally another runner-up in '02.
We are fortunate to have the benefit of BA’s presence in his wiser years.

Supporter of the Moment: Brendan Howard


Meet Brendan Howard, Life Member, Lions supporter (wears #15 on his jumper), husband of Janina, and father to Lauren and Thomas, although Janina might argue that relationship during the footy season.
In between studying, travelling, teaching, enduring serious medical problems and an apprenticeship in Gold Coast thinking, Brendan has made the Broadbeach Cats his life’s odyssey. He is a keen blogger on the game (Footy Forum) and a sometime tipster of insight, particularly when the bookies are out and about.
Defying his physical condition, and the odds, he played Broady juniors 1987-1994 including an U13 flag in 1990. He did not report what position he played but we suspect he alternated as an outside half forward/back on the flank in the style of a Brad Hardie. Not content with on-field roles, Brendan added scoreboard attendant (home games) and water carrier (away games – never spilt a drop) to his CV for the period 1990-1995.
Sober habits mean he can recall both Cats premiership wins in 1987 and 1996. And according to his annual pre-Christmas best side selection (which he will not release for fear of offending Mitch Brewer), is ready to watch the next one in 2015!
Janina fondly remembers Sunday 2 May 2004 – the day after their wedding and scheduled honeymoon departure – when Brendan watched the Cats defeat a strong Lions reserves outfit while wearing his wedding outfit and footy tackle. Janina was amused at another event.
In adult life he continued to serve the Footy, Cricket (dabbled as a player for 10 years) and Licensed clubs as a Board member and Treasurer for several years, including founding wheelbarrow runs to collect $$$$ for raffle ticket sales. Generally sighted at work bees wielding a paint brush – under supervision – he has been seen as far away as Canberra cheering on the team (without Janina).
Has since been AFL trained as a timekeeper to ensure he gets home on time on training nights to BBQ the family evening meals. Want to know the INs and OUTs, ask Brendan.
On the social front he has been to at least 8 Annual Balls (with Janina) and 6 golf days (without Janina). IOC member 2014.
Brendan was deservedly elevated to Life Member status in 2012 despite participating in cultural terrorist activities related to Soccer and more recently S*******t .








Mischief
Who would drive from Broady to Taree for 7 and a half hours, stop for 25 minutes and drive back for 8 hours?
Clue 1: Married to David Jones
Clue 2: Does everything but sleep at the club

Rumour file confirmation or otherwise (inspired by B Wilko)

Essendon doubtful starter for AFL preseason competition with players facing doping charges provisionally suspended: FACT as reported on Twitter by ABC Grandstand and they're always on the ball?? Thing is, if they are subsequently found guilty, any suspension period will commence as of their last game (currently 2014)

Mitchy Brewer's knee: FACT  It bends, therefore is

Fraser, Lappin and Davenport to don the blue and white hoops? UNKNOWN AT THIS STAGE, but apparently they're interesting in kicking the air conveyance around a park, any park, H&A park? Who knows? Maybe Contract Manager Smithy?  Ask him or hack the QAFL dbase for recent registrations?

Post Christmas Training has started. FACT, you can read it on the EVENTS CALENDAR

Hales and Sarah, or more correctly, Sarah and Hales, have given birth 5th Jan to Knox Theodore Haley. Confirmed 8th January FACT when hacking Dave Moran's phone. Congratulations and welcome to the youngest Auskicker at Broady.

Pedro is younger than Tim Searl father of porn star Josh. We contacted Ancestory.com and their experts, who after some difficulty,  were able to track the Searl and Peterd lines. Whilst Pedro would like us to think he is younger is in fact UNTRUE. Pedro is 103 and Tim has just attained his majority.

R-Pants is back. Cannot confirm at this stage. The 2013 B&F winner was treated shabbily by selectors at Port Melbourne and has returned home to Qld. Here's hoping brotherly love has an effect. Classy player and will influence games in clutch situations.

Santa Claus came Christmas Eve: FACT, my grand daughter says so!

2011 -14 captain Matt Fife and Darrin Stewart, both 100+ senior gamers have relocated to Melbourne clubs.
Fifey has signed with the same club as ex-Cat Mike Cooke. No job yet but if the scuttlebut is correct, the contract is sweetner. TRUE, confirmed over a Christmas beer with ex-Cat Bulldog Denne. Fifey has not left the coast yet so if you see him, wish him well.
Stewie will be lining up with Norwood (Ringwood area) coached by ex-Cat coach in Stewie's first season at Broady, Dennis Knight. Club has arranged employment as a sparkie and will pay through the nose for his on field presence: TRUE, as related by Howie AKA 11.59 AKA Statistics over a turkey dinner at the club.

Ray Johnson is the oldest ever life member awardee in the QAFL: Five minutes exhaustive research has failed to establish truth but at 85 or thereabouts he deserves the title. Joy on the other hand does not appreciate being married to the oldest ever Life Member!   Life members together for life?        

Mitch Brewer has departed Southport and heading home to Broady:  Mitchy IS back! Confirmed by Tony email from PNG late November 2014.

Gary Fox has also departed our friends at Magpieland: Foxy IS back! Confirmed by Pedro over a beer at the club early Dec 2014.

Rory Walton is living in Byron and has applied to become a Firery at Ballina with time off on weekends to play at the Cattery???:  Yet to be confirmed or otherwise.