TITUS AT HIS BEST
Western Bulldog fan Geoff Healey said he was ‘tired but happy’ as he finally returned home from the Grand Final. When it was pointed out that it was December 7 and a missing person report had been filed, Geoff expressed surprise before breaking into a hoarse rendition of ‘Sons of the West’ before falling asleep briefly while still standing up. …
FOXSPORTS DESCRIPTION OF THE CATTERY
The small Gold Coast town of Merrimac will host its first ever AFL game when Gold Coast faces Brisbane at Kombumerri Park. Currently undergoing renovations, the ground plays host to Breadbeach Football Club in the Queensland State League.
Hmmmm. We've sent them the promotional video!
GOOD NEWS - MORE FOOTBALL
Earth's day lengthens by two milliseconds a century, astronomers find.
HUGE 'GET' - WELCOME HOME TINK
Announced this morning (Click here for fixture ) the former NAB Cup, now the JLT Community Series, will feature a Round 1 clash between the SUNs and Lions Sunday Feb 19 to be played at 3.40pm EST on the Cattery deck (Kombumerri Park). It is our understanding that there will be an as yet to be confirmed curtain raiser featuring an AFL Womens game between Collingwood and the Lions.
A lot of hard work by the Right Bower and Al World's Greatest Treasurer, and an AFL recognition of our facilities. Now the work begins again.
Click here for QAFL site comments and here for a copy of the media release.
Eagle eyed Matty Littlechild picked this up in the Melbourne Heald - Sun. Former captain and centurion Matt Fife is now a captain Coach in the Eastern League after a stint in the Southern League. Click here
NEW AND OLD FACES FOR 2017 BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
A Board of 5 plus two non-member seconded persons was announced at the AGM last night.
Dale Perkins continues as President; Nathan Hobley takes over the reins of the Treasurer; Garry Goodman and Alex Lobbianco will provide business and sports management expertise respectively; and Life Member Peter Harris brings plenty of QAFL/Broadbeach experience. Assisting the Board are Bridget Taylor (social events) and Barb O'Reilly (player registration admin). Geoff Bower, past President, will continue to supply his unique talents for the betterment of our club, and Al Lawson, immediate past Treasurer, will also assist on Special Projects.
Stepping down are Life Member Al Lawson, who has presided over the finances for the last four years and is the envy of our federal pollies (surpluses for the last three years); Life Member Wayne Sauer, who has for six years quietly administered the player registration data base (a most pedantic and demanding task), and has contributed to game day duties of team, volunteer and equipment management; and Life Member Bryan Wilkinson who has served this footy club since 1980/81 (more on Bryan later). Our thanks to those who have worked tirelessly to keep our community senior sides on the park, and also to those who have accepted that responsiblity for the next few years.
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 For Seasons 2015 - 16 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