SHORT OF A QUID
If the GWS gets up tonight hit up Al Lawson who took a $50 Sydney v GWS Grand Final at 200/1. Or Ray Johnson who will be on the back of the Doggies tonight at $3.30
The 2016 Broadbeach Football Club Media Award, the 'Merrimac Eye' goes to to co-winners Ash 'Scoop' Wollerman and Jaran 'JucheyProductions' Pantic. Ash played some 140 club games over at least a decade retiring in 1992. And his Mum was there or thereabouts in the top 8 of the tipping comp all this season - a great pedigree. 'Scoop' has consistently supplied quality information, gossip, analysis and leads that puts the historic Cats Whisper, and the various club Facebook/Websites to shame. Long may he contine.
'JucheyProductions' have equalled the form of 'Scoop' in visuals. His particular Game of Drones was incorporated into a series of movie clips and stills that gave credence to the amateur status of club communication. Having retired this year after 105 QAFL games, he should have more time to lift our game next season.
Special mention also goes to Adriana who is responsible for the 'pdfs' that adorn the club digital media informing us all of the various functions and events. They have added class and dignity to what can be a rabble at times. We hope you and Mr Rolfe continue your dream run at the Cattery and your pdf flyers continue to be bling for our eyes.
We thank them all for their outstanding efforts.
A distant runner-up to the co-winners was Al 'GWS' Lawson. 'GWS' has not only deserted the the Tiges but also found time to fill up our email inbox on regular occasions with plagiarised material, and provided the odd tip re sometimes relevant tidbits. Well done you too Al.
A NEW ANGLE ON ANGLING: A GAME OF DRONES
A former player who shall remain nameless in case of illegal activity, has purchased a drone to which he attaches a line and bait, flies it out about a click offshore and drops the line. Fortunately he's caught nothing at this stage, to test the strain power of the expensive drone-rod. But full marks for very agile innovation.
VALE LOIS DICKINSON
The Matriarch of the Dickinson and Rolfe families passed away last weekend. If she could make it, Lois was always at games featuring her grand children, and in true footy style, was a vocal supporter and critic of opposition and umpires when necessary. The last 3 years or so has not been easy, but she maintained her dignity throughout. Loved her family and her footy did Lois. Rest in peace.
The club expresses its sincere condolences to both families.
Australian Football Media Awards. Hmmmm. They seem to miss the very best of 'em? Click here.
THIS IS AS IT WAS
Chris Judd gets down and dirty on top 4 clubs by suggesting they should not be eligible to recruit free agents (but could still trade via a third club). Click here.
NORM SMITH MEDAL
It appears GA can dine out on the fact that he has won four. (Herald Sun trivia) Name 'em.
It appears the QAFL have restructured senior football with minimal consultation of senior clubs. As of next year the age groups for the Juniors will revert to even ages and the under 18s will be included in the Junior remit, or should be if that age group structure is established. The Colts will be disbanded. This is a retrograde step for our football club and notice is given that the senior club will vehemently oppose the restructure. As far as we can ascertain, not one Coast club is happy with the move which might be seen to be pandering to some influential city club(s). Got to wonder sometimes what's going on inside the QAFL.
Take a bow Lobba. One of your more recent charges has been drafted into the NAB Acaedmy for future stars. Kwaby played the last couple in the Twos and was awarded BOG in both. Click here if you're into facebook.
Greater Western Sydney v Greater Western Melbourne
Click here for a rundown on the Grogan Medal and QAFL Team of the Year. Congratulations to Jesse Derrick for his Medal win and to Quickie for making the Team of the Year.
RESULTS: See QAFL results link above masthead for all results. Click on link, then click RESULTS for Seniors, Reserves, QWAFA or Colts
Click here for QWAFA Fixture
SENIORS ROUND 18
2pm Sat 20 Aug UQ v Broadbeach at UQ
Senior Squad (Yet to be announced): Mullins, Dineen I, Palmer, Dienjes D, Chadwick Hawk, Neal, Backman, Rolfe, Searl, Royes, Kavic, Kennedy Finn, Nutting, Pollard, Kerr, Fitzsimmons, Price, O'Rourke, Pantic J, Platell,
OUTs: Backman, Sharp, Sheers, Strong INs:Esam, Platell, O'Rourke, Pantic J
UQ 24 12 153 def Broadbeach 14 9 93
Goals: C. Nutting 3, H. Kerr 2, R. Finn, C. Mullins, J. Esam, T. Rolfe, B. Chadwick, N. Quick, B. Neal, J. Searl, M. Kavic
Best: J. Searl, B. Palmer, C. Nutting, B. Chadwick, S. Price, J. Esam
Retirements: After this game Jaran Pantic's boots will be hung in the laundry never to be cleaned again
What can we say? Beaten on the day in a most uninteresting game of footy made confusing by some decision inconsistency? Esam exudes class? That's twice we have succumbed to UQ in the final round at their dung heap.
None-the-less thanks to coaches and players for the season. Some exhilarating and depressiing moments. Silly Sunday will be some sort of relief although our preference would be for a new season to kick-off now, something like the old night series at the lake Oval for sides not contesting the finals.
Season stats will be on show as soon as we can collect and collate.
RESERVES ROUND 18
11.30am Sat 20 Aug UQ v Broadbeach at UQ
Magoos Squad: Abercrombie, Backman, Boakye, Brewer, Chadwick Dylan, Fitzgerald, Haley, Hyland, Jones, Kern, King, Manzcal, Moshie - Thomas, Nibbs, Ratford, O'Keefe, Tiffin, Turner, Weuffen, Berner, Edwards, Fisher B,
INs: Haley, Hyland, Weuffen, Backman, Tiffin OUTs: The Old Blokes
UQ 29 17 191 Broadbeach 10 8 68
Goals: T. Haley 4, T. Brewer 3, C. Moscher-Thomas , B. Fisher, D. Chadwick
Best: D. King, K. Boakye, C. Moscher-Thomas , D. Chadwick, T. Johnson
This game while not pretty, illustrated a tenacity not often seen in the ranks of a senior competition. Lobby and his cohort have struggled to field sides all season - at times there have been feeble excuses - and yet we have not once yielded to a walkover. The team yesterday exemplified this spirit with blokes pulling on the jumper just because we are Broadbeach. Club volunteers Travis Johnson, Nathan Hobley, Tim Searl, Lobby (coach) and Scotty (Assistant coach) were joined by Taylor Haley, Moshie-Thomas, Pierce Fitzgerald, Grenato Braden?? (someone's mate), Woofa and Peter Kerr, father of Harry. Peter drives from the Sunshine coast each week to watch Harry play in the ones, and he is not exactly in his prime having celebrated his 35th birthday for the last 25 years. Many thanks to these and others, numbering over the ton, in their efforts to avoid besmirching the club. With one proviso: Tim Searl's kick out from full back! Should also relate that everyone was on board, even BA had a waterboy shirt on! Well done all.
COLTS SEMI FINAL
9.15am Sat 20 Aug Southport v Broadbeach at S'port
Squad : Littlechild, Dickinson, Thompson, Hohns, Henderson B, Madeley, McCormick, Summers-Hogg, Rolfe, Dinnen O, Pecotich, Carthew-Zimmer, Stevenson, Lancaster, O'Shea, Nelson, O'Reilly, Gambell M, Bensley, Wallace, Wilson
Southport 13 7 85 def Broadbeach 10 11 71
Goals: J. O''Shea 3, D. Lancaster 2, C. Rolfe 2, M. Hohns, L. Nelson, Z. Somers-Hogg
Best: J. Pecotich, J. O''Shea, D. Lancaster, M. Gambell, B. Wallace, L. Nelson
Well in front at the halfway mark, the Darkside had to bring their A game to knock over a determined Broadie with a weakened bench in the last stanza. They were able to rotate their midfielders through the midfield while we plugged injury gaps.
No player ever gave up and Coach Mayo was extremely proud of the performance on the day and throughout the season, particularly in the context of scratching for sides on the Friday nights. Great season lads. And well done to Mayo and Steve Littlechild.
Click here for For Season archive of Teams and Results
The Broadbeach Sports Club is celebrating its many changes over the past few months.
The impressive club offers a great new menu, expansive space that will treat sports fans to an unprecedented viewing experience. Featuring new TV`s everywhere you look and QTAB in the form of UBET.
Entertainment and dancing are part of the party plan at the sports bar and bistro too. Live music, karaoke, happy hour, lots of sportsman’s lunches and dinners also a great place to celebrate your birthday, work function or Christmas party.
“We are very excited about this new look concept to the club “says new General Manager Craig Devonport.
“We’ve created a venue that appeals to a diverse crowd including family’s, Sports fans, music enthusiasts and food lovers. We offer an upscale atmosphere with very moderate menu and bar prices. The new menu has a range of temping new dishes in addition we have daily meal specials”
“We will also be hosting many sports related and community based events.
When it comes to the live sporting action The Broadbeach Sports Club has it covered”
After 25 years on the Gold Coast Mario’s Italian Restaurant has now opened up a second restaurant Mario’s Bistro right here at the Broadbeach Sports Club! They will be open 7 days a week from 4:30pm and Saturday/Sunday lunches starting from 12pm. Come and join us to enjoy some of the best Italian food Broadbeach has to offer. Book your table today on (07) 5572 3255.
Perko, what you didn't know.
Fults, 637 and the past
Noticed the Bully hopped on Fults re his Robina comeback. Reminded us of the day he went in front of Ray Hughson to become second on the all time QAFL goal kicking ladder.
Click here for a bit of nostalgia. The year was 2009.
Personalities of the future
Post Humaist Footy Click here
TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY......THE BROADY CATS CAME OUT TO PLAY.... LET ME INTRODUCE TO YOU (Think Beatles)
2016 celebrates the twentieth anniversary of footy's holy grail - a ThreePeat in one day! In 1996, our farewell season to the Gold Coast Australian Football League, our Seniors, Ressies and Colts won flags on the hallowed turf of the Cattery. The photo in the slider above is the senior squad of the day. Click here for an expanded view with names attached. Crank up the zoom.
We have also developed a self explanatory summary of the 1996 season in four parts. In them you will find familiar and legendary names associated with the club. A good read will get your knowledge of this rare achievement up to speed for the reunion. Click here for Part I, here for Part II, here for Part III, and here for Part IV. You may need to zoom to read the newspaper clippings.
Part I references a 1996 Grand Final Day Cats Whisper. Click here for selected pages of that document with August and Sept lead-in scores, goals and best players for all three grades.
If you have any memorabilla, particularly of the Ressies and Colts, let's know and we can add to our archives. Any discrepancies between documents, archives and memories may be attributed to the Bully, alcohol or tired eyes of today's or yesteryears' generation.
Having read all that you might be interested in the document about our entry into the QAFL in 1997. This was published on the web site mid season 2015. Click here
The Cult of Personality. Click here
Craigie.D. Click here
The Bloke who ran 320 half marathons, half the time going backwards: Murray Williams. Click here
Supporter of the Moment. Click here
CATS TV by jucheyproductions (with graphics by Adriana Lambert), a Jaran Pantic, inspired, directed, filmed and produced series of insights into players, their training activities, love lives, religious practices, eating habits, politics and hair products.
Now Playing: Why play anywhere else?. Click on the CATs TV remote