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A fine bunch of Broadbeach influenced young men

What's That?

Broadbeach Cats Triathlon: Saturday February 7: Rescheduled due to democratic process, yeh.
Regard yourself as  Candice Falzon? Or a Dave Warner? Spectate otr participate, that is the question. Click here for full details. Briefly, registration at 7.45am follwed by a 20 click bike ride, a 6 click run and if you're still alive, a 500m swim. $20 for entry which includes all-day activities (triathlon, volleyball 'n mensa challenge) and 2 meals (lunch and dinner)Mensa members particularly welcome!

Tipster 2015 Update
Neil Lockett first to commit. GA first in with $50, half a neck to Les Sheers. Thanks blokes.

Fancy a share in a racehorse? Pretend to be an owner like Pedro?
Get on board Capitol Drive - see above slide for details. Or just click here on CAPITOL DRIVE tab

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 Recruits
May as well get in early with some announcements before the worst kept secrets or rumours become public. Ryan Pantic the Broadbeach NEAFL side 2013 B&F is back after a year in Melbourne with the Burra and Port Colts. In half a season he wrapped up third B&F for Port Melb's development side. Pants is all class and appears to have been treated shabbily by the selectors after multiple BOG performances in the Twos and not earning a place in the Ones. Port's loss is our gain. Great to have you back Ryan.
Ex Broady
Ex NEAFL players Mitch Brewer (last played 2013) and Adam McConnachie are back, maybe with knees to be managed to best impact; but they are both quality players and on-field leadership provides scoreboard pressure.  
QAFL players (2011), Squiz and Aaron Rolfe are joining their teammate from Surfers, Ryan Dienjes (ex Broady 2011) back at H&A Oval. Ryan has skippered the Demons the last few years and is still a class player of influence at both ends of the ground. Aaron has pulled the boots back on since retiring 2012 (don't let the schoolboy looks fool you) and Squiz is, well, Squiz. Ex GC17 and ball getter extraordinaire.
Kristian Rooks comes to us from Morningside having played back up role to their ruckmen for 2014. Kris played in all Magoos' games before being unceremoniously dumped for the GF. Set to do well and prove a point at the Cats we reckon.
Three PBC lads have come over from the dark side: Matt Dillion, Jacob Gyose and Bryce Tomlinson. All three come with big wraps from those in the know with Matt responsible for a couple of our defeats last year.
Welcome to all. Player profiles will appear in SPOTLIGHT in due course.  There will also be a few surprises before the final list is announced - keep your eye on this page!

Colts Coach 2015
Broadbeach Senior AFC is looking for a Colts(U19) coach for 2015. The club is keen to land a quality coach to take a major role in developing its colts program. The successful applicant will be a member of the Senior club coaching staff with opportunities  to graduate to the club’s senior or reserves coaching staff, whilst also being in the mix to become a club representative involved in the Gold Coast Suns Academy.  Please contact Dale Perkins or AL Lawson if interested. Contact details are on this website under CONTACT

Club Events 2015
All club events (training schedule, practice games, 2015 home and away fixture, social events, etc.) will be available on the EVENTS CALENDAR as dates are released.
Click on SPOTLIGHT, Select EVENTS CALENDAR in the drop down menu, (SELECT month by clicking on next or previous in month heading) and hover your CURSOR over the event of interest for details of location and times.
Preseason training schedule, practice games and first 4 rounds hare currently available.

Asian Cup?
The fair dinkum Asian Cup competition to keep your eye on. http://vietnamswans.com/afl-asia/

The Forwards
A play about Aussie Rules at the Gold Coast Arts Centre 2015! Yep, we are taking over!

Footy, friendship and reckless behavior.
In the small town of Pintoon everyone loves the footy. The local team, the Pintoon Parrots, finally make it to the grand final due to the talent of their three star goal kickers, Rabbits (Hales), Hoges (Searly)  and Tractor (Skrina). Before the big game, the entire town is partying hard and the ‘dream team’ are challenged by the vicious cocktail of grog and jealousy as mateship gives way to anger and violence. The Forwards looks at the pressures on young people to balance their sporting skills, hopes and dreams, with a culture of binge drinking, racing cars and small town rivalries. Zeal Theatre’s internationally renowned style of physical theatre makes this an unforgettable experience.

Recommended for 15+
DATES: Thu 9 Jul, Fri 10 Jul and Sat 11 Jul, 7.30pm.Thu 16 Jul, Fri 17 Jul and Sat 18 Jul, 7.30pm
DURATION: 80 minutes(no interval)
VENUE: The Space
COST: SEASON PACKAGE5+ shows $22.95, 10+ shows $21.60, 15+ shows $20.25,
SINGLE TICKETS Adult $27.00, Concession $24.00, Group 6+ $24.00, (Interested?  Email rtrewavas@bigpond.com)

AGM Monday 9 Dec 2014
President Perko presided over the 2014 AGM, ably assisted by Treasurer Al and newly appointed VP John Haley. The 2014 Board was returned save for Peter Harris and Damien Forsdyke. The Big Fella Wilko has made a comeback to fill the shoes of those two blokes.

Highlights of the AGM included:
Life Membership to Ray and Joy Johnson
Outstanding year of consolidation by Treasurer Al & Co.
H&A Oval voted best facilities in QAFL and Qld NEAFL clubs, which effectively makes us the best place for Aussie Rules in Queensland!
Best practice management for QAFL 2014  finals football
Josh Searl first junior developed player to win club B&F for yonks

Coach Petterd thanked everyone he could bring to mind for his "best year of footy" and suggetsed numbers and quality at pre season training points to an equally successful 2015 season.

All members are invited to make input for a successful 2015, be it in conceptual or real terms for event organisation & development, sponsorship, and game day volunteers. Dave Moran and Percy Baker have already climbed on board to try and fill the very able shoes of Hally who is unable to fullfil managerial duties in 2015. That means we need someone to take some lessons from Chef Dave to ensure our game day menu is at Master Chef level.

2015 QAFL and Colts Fixture

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.

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

 Own a Share in the Broadbeach Cats AFL Trotter – Capitol Drive
·        Only $100 a share limited to 100 shares with no ongoing fees or costs.
·        100% of winnings go back to share holders


Contact Al Lawson for a share application: 0419799839 or allen@callcentral.com.au


From Near and Far

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 .

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)

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.