Archives 2017 - Update 16/10
BIG WIN FOR SENIOR CATS
Broadbeach have beaten the Wilston Grange Gorillas at their home on the weekend by 55 points. In a great performance from the team to gain the win, it wasn't all smooth sailing in the game with Grange forward Matt Threwella kicking 5 goals and keeping the gorillas in the game in the 1st half. Adam Spackman was named SS Loans Man of the Match. Inclusions Nick Burton, Luke Shreeve, James Royes and Hayden Zimmer scored 2 goals each in their returns to senior footy. The reserves went down by 6 points in a tough game which now makes it a lot harder for them to make finals being 4 points out of the 5. Returning forward Mitch Brewer nailed 5 goals and was named in the best in his return from a quad injury. The colts had a 3rd v 4th match and came out kings with a 2 goal victory. Jacob Sholl continues his standout year with a great performance.
SATURDAY TWIGHLIGHT HOME FINAL FOR THE GIRLS
AFLQ have annouced today the undeafeted BAFC Women's side will take on Kedron in a semi final this week at Ord Minnett Oval at 5:45pm Saturday. As in true Broadbeach fashion, I am sure there will be a big crowd to cheer the girls on to secure their position to a QWFA Div 2 Grand Final.
GLORY GLORY UP THE BROADBEACH
A massive day at Ord Minnett saw Broadbeach in 3 games defeat Sandgate by a total of 328 points! The seniors seeked redemption sure did they get it crushing Sandgate by 94 points. The cats were too good in the 2nd and 3rd QTRs kicking 9 goals in each. In a spiteful game due to the opposition losing interest in football Broadbeach dispayed their dominance by letting their skills and the scoreboard to the talking. SS Loans Man of the Match was awarded to Benji Neal! Big recruit Eddie Sansbury kicked 6 goals! Listen to Eddie here. Rising Star Jack O'Shea kicked 4 goals and was named in the best players for his efforts.
The reserves dominated the hawks and Taylor Rolfe kicked 10 goals in a 107 point win. The colts won by 127 points in a pure 1 sided affair. Academy product Zac Palmer kicked 8 goals in 3 QTRs and was named best on ground.
Senior Photo Gallery - Here
Reserves Photo Gallery - Here
The 2017 BAFC women's side have created history winning the club's first women's minor premiership and will be the first BAFC womens side to enter a final series. The girls easily overcome a strong Kedron at Kedron on the weekend. Congratulations to the womens side and good luck for your finals campaign which starts next week! Details to come. Go Cats!
INJURY RAVAGED CATS JUMPED AT THE POST
15 seconds. 15 seconds was when Mt Gravatt player Zac Stone kicked the winning goal from a Broadbeach turnover. An understrengthed cats side lost by 2 points against a very strong Mt Gravatt side. Braodbeach did very well considering there were a number of outs for the game and the 3 PNG recruits were oustanding for the cats (Bobogi, Kaugla and Oea). SS Loans Man of the Match was awarded to Luke Dempsey-Ceh for his performance in the ruck. Darcy Dienjes was phenomanal in the back line and Evan Panozza was brilliant again in the midfield and down back. The cats slide down to 5th but have Sandgate and Wilston Grange over the 2 weeks and with players hopefully returning the cats will be looking for 2 wins. The reserves were smashed on the weekend with the effect of injuries taking a toll on the club. The colts were disapointing losing a game they should of won but only having 20 players and 2 first half injuries crueled them.
Pictures of the Ball taken by BC Sleep Photography - Click Here
The last round for our womens side before they venture on into finals. They are facing 2nd placed Kedron at Kedron. OPur seniors are playing at Mt Gravatt against a very strong 5th placed vultures. The cats will go in undermanned after losing Shreeve, Burton, Esam and Spackman during the week. The club will be looking for a big win to regain 3rd position on the ladder. Go Cats.
100 CLUB IS BACK!
Get your tickets to win it! Usually a great day at the Sports Club and day to look forward to. Sunday 20th August! Flyer Here
CATS WAY TOO GOOD FOR MAGPIES
Broadbeach have snapped a 3 game losing streak smashing the Western Magpies by 49 points at Ord Minnett Oval. The 2 debutants stared with Hapeo Bobogi kicking the 1st two goals of the game. SS Loans Man of the Match went to Benji Neal for another outstanding performance in the midfield. The cats first QTR set the game alight with a 8 goal first QTR. Broadbeach never looked like losing from their on smashing the magpies all over the ground. The reserves had another great win the colts fell 2 points short and the Women's smashed all comers again defeating Beenliegh by 60 points! Great Day to be a CAT!
MARIO'S MONDAY NIGHT DINNER
This Monday night we take over Mario's again! $25 includes pizza, pasta and soft drink. The dinner begins at 7pm and all players, staff and supporters are welcomed to attend. RSVP to Jason Cotter on 0438112412 or Nathan Hobley email@example.com. Event click here
GOLD COAST BULLETIN - WOMEN'S TEAM
A great article was presented in Saturday's bulletin written by Terry Wilson. Check it out here
CATS GO DOWN IN 3rd LOSS IN A ROW
Broadbeach have fallen to their 3rd loss in a row on the weekend at the hands of local rival Surfers Paradise. The cats inaccurate kicking cost them the game especially in the last QTR when the cats failed to impact the scoreboard. Once again it was Darcy Dienjes earning himself the SS Loans Man of the Match honours. Evan Panozza continues his dominant season in the QAFL and David King was recognised by the coaches as another good player. In the ned the seniors have not won a game since the BYE and our 3rd BYE could not come soon enough for the club. The reserves had a great win against Surfers and the colts moved to equal 1st on the ladder after another brilliant win! The Women's team was challenged but still remain undeafeted!
GEELONG OPEN TRAINING
The Geelong Cats were in attendence at Ord Minnett for the past Tuesday and Thursday this week and bought big crowds to their training sessions. Just another reason why the broadbeach Cats has the best grassroots facilties in Queensland!
CATS GO DOWN AFTER GALLANT FIRST QTR
Broadbeach looked the goods after a great first QTR against the reigning premiers in front of a big crowd at Ord Minnett for Life Members Day. Xavier McMahon started the cats off with a goal followed by a Eddie Sansbury goal. The cats lead by 10 points at QTR time but that was about it for the cats after Labrador proved their class.
R9 SYD GUILFORD NOMINEE
Robert Blood has been nominated for the Syd Guilford nomination. CATS WRAP w/ Blood - Click HERE
LIFE MEMBERS DAY
Attention all Broadbeach AFC life members! This week the Broadbeach AFC invites you to attend the 2017 LIFE MEMBERS DAY! This Sunday July 2, Broadbeach hosts the Labrador Tigers and are the cats are holding an presentation of Life Membership badges for all life members at 1:30pm in the sports club. Then Life Members are invited into the IOC club for the game where food and drink will be provided for the game. Please RVSP your attendance by texting Matthew Littlechild on 0468 337 281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CATS GO DOWN TO FIRST LOSS AT HOME IN 2017
With star midfielder Luke Shreeve being a late withdrawl before the game and the cats already missing other mids Josh Searl, Jarred Ellis and Nick Burton it was going to be a challenging task for the cats. In front of the players from the 1987 premiership side, Broadbeach put up a great fight and looked much improved after the last time the sides met in round 3 this year. Broadbeach debutants Nelson Sorrenson (17 years old) and Ash Palmer (16 years old) held their own as they were named in the best players in their first senior games! Big forward Mitch Brewer was dominant up forward slotting 3 goals. Robert Blood was great earning the SS Loans Man of the Match! But it was a better Palm Beach that got the win after a disapointing last QTR effort from Broadbeach. The RESERVES made it 3 in a row after another great win! Academy product Muhammed Saad pushed his case for senior selction with 5 goals! The colts held on in a nail biter and the womens remain undefeated after crushing the 2nd placed Kedron.
Col Forsdyke, father of 1996 Premiership player Damien and Grandfather to Michael (9 games 2013-14), died early this week. Col, along with Tiny Littlechild, was involved in clubhouse window development which our viewing members enjoy to this day. RIP Col Forsdyke from the Broadbeach AFC community, and our condolences to Forsdyke family..
30 YEAR PREMIERSHIP REUNION
The weekend of June 23rd, 24th & 25th has been locked in and we are trying to contact as many players from the 1987 premiership side along with all the managers, trainers and supporters in that year. Please get behinds us and help bring us all together for this magic milestone! Friday night the 23rd is a gathering at the club house for dinner and a few catch up drinks. Saturday the 24th is lunch at noon and watch our young boys take on Palm Beach. Sunday 24th is a recovery brunch and watch the AFL on the big screen.
CATS CLAWED BY HAWKS
Broadbeach suffered a tie to the last placed Sandgate on Saturday at Lemke Rd. Broadbeach were lucky to gain the tie after Sandgate kicked 7 behinds in the 1st QTR to the cats 1.2.8. Recruit Xavier McMahon was all class again kicking 3 goals and being a brute for the cats and he earnt the SS Loans Man of the Match. Luke Shreeve also bagged 3 and Benji Neal is continuing his hot form in the midfield and up forward. The seniors move on with a reality check and only 2 points. Meanwhile the RESERVES had another great win by 56 points. Omitted forward Harrison Kerr kicked 7 goals and omitted midfielders/wingers Rhys Finn and Jack Boston were stand outs. The colts had a great win and the womens thrashed Sandgate to keep their undeafeted streak alive. This week at the CATS it is the 30 year premiership reunion against PBC.
FRESH OFF THE BYE
The cats are back after the representative bye and looking to be 6 and 1 leading into the 2 biggest games of the year at the moment for the club! Sandgate will have a point to prove remaining winless for the season. The seniors kick off at 2pm, reserves 11:30am, colts 9:30am and womens play Sandgate as well at 4:45pm. Go CATS!
CLUB PLAYER FUNCTION
This SATURDAY NIGHT after the Sandgate game there is a player function at the Sports Club. 7:30pm Start - $10 entry - Theme: Anything starting with B and C.
Broadbeach FC congratulates Captain Nathan Quick on his state selection for Sunday June 11 at Ord Minnett Oval kicking off at 1:30pm.
Join us for the 2017 Broadbeach AFC Gala Ball at the Watermark Hotel on the 8th of JULY!
Black Tie Event - 7pm Arrival for a 7:30pm Start.
- 2 course meal
- 3 hour Classic drinks package
- DJ Provided
- Door Prizes
For tickets please RSVP to Matthew Littlechild on 0468 337 281 or email@example.com
FILL THE FENCE
We are we launching a new campaign and it is to FILL THE FENCE! Help us with your support for the 2017 QAFL season! SPONSORSHIP FLYER HERE
CATS MASSIVE 2ND QTR SETS UP AWAY VICTORY
A massive 8 goal QTR from Broadbeach proved too strong for the Western Magpies at Chelmer Oval. The cats 5th win of the season leading into the bye puts the seniors in a great position! Benji Neal was named SS Loans Man of the Match for his 2 goal performance including the sealer in the last. Evan Panozza was a rock down back again and sharks midfielder Blake Erickson made his presence known. James Royes impressed the coaches again and guided the cats to victory. The reserves at last got the W with a strong side which was too good for the pies. Taylor Rolfe kicked another bag of 6! The colts were disapointing after having a goalless first 3QTRS. All teams have the BYE next week as we HOST the rep game at Ord Minnett Oval on Sunday.
CATS WRAP w/ Benji Neal - Click Here
This Monday 5/6 we are at Mario's for our $25 all you can eat feast! Join us as we enjoy some great food! RVSP to Matt Littlechild - 0468337281
CLUB POLO'S FOR SALE
Club Polo's for sale- $50 each - Please see the bar staff at the club and they will help you out! or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a polo before they SELL OUT!
CATS RUN OVER THE VULTURE
Ord Minnett Oval saw another thrilling home game finish on Saturday as the cats came from 16 points behind in the last quarter to kick 5 goals in a row to secure our 4th win for the season! Josh Searl and Nathan Quick earnt their playing life memebrships whih is a great achievement for both this lads service and commitment to the club! The SS Loans Man of the Match Evan Panozza was outstanding in defence and his leadership on the field when the chips were down was great! Re-called forward Harrison Kerr made his presence known kicking 5 goals for the match! Big man Brayde Palmer was excellent in the ruck and new recruit Xavier McMahon was a bullock in the forward line and midfield.
The ressies went down but are improving, the colts are back with a 77 point victory and the womens are still undeafeted and haven't been scored against had a 132 point victory!
SS Loans CATS WRAP - Click Here
LADIES DAY - MADDIE RIEWOLDT'S VISION
This week BAFC is supporting former Broadbeach Players Nick Riewoldt and his sister who has sadly now passed away Maddie Reiwoldt - Maddie Riewoldt's Vision. You can still support the cause for this day by attending our Maddie Riewoldt's Vision Lunch! Please contact Nathan Hobley on 0423442132. Also the boys special MADDIE'S jerseys will be up for auction post game! There will be auctions and raffles during the function and post game!
RISING STAR NOMINEE
Congratulation to small forward Hayden Carthew-Zimmer on being nominated for the 2017 QAFL rising star!
CATS UNLEASH ON PANTHERS
Broadbeach has not won at Morninside for 6 years before yesterday and didn't the cats win well! Broadbeach were just far too good in the main game destroying the panthers by 80 points. The SS LOANS Man of the Match James Royes was all class making his presence felt in the midfield. Big forwards Josh Baxter and Mitch Brewer kicked 5 goals each whilst former AFL star Eddie Sansbury kicked 3 goals for the cats. David King was mighty strong in defence and whilst Jim Stubbs trophy winners Josh Searl and Ryan Pantic were great in the middle of the ground.
The reserves fought hard and put in a great performance against an undeafeted Morniingside. The colts were disapointing but again our WOMEN'S are still undeafeted and have not been scored against! NEXT week is ladies day and we take on Mt Gravatt at home! For tickets please click the flyer in the slider. GO CATS!
SS Loans Play of the Day - Click Here
SYD GUILDFORD NOMINEE ROUND 4
Our very own Luke Shreeve is the round 4 Syd Guildford nominee in the QAFL. This is a well deserved recognition after 3 games for Luke!
SAVE THE DATE
The club is holding its annual Gala Ball on the 8th of July at the Watermark Hotel! Stay tuned for more details!
CATS SCRAMBLE TO VICTORY
Another close victory at home for the seniors as a youthful Broadbeach were too good for the Gorillas. Opening the game with a Mitch Brewer goal it was all the cats for most of the game. A massive hit to Liam Nelson saw him take no more action in the game but has been released from hospital and is feeling well. Broadbeach felt in control against the grange even when only leading by 3 points with 2 minutes to go in the last QTR but it was a Josh Searl goal that got the cats over the line!
The reserves were outclassed, the colts keep their undeafeted streak and put on their best performance for the year with a crushing 55 point victory. The Broadbeach Women's side also remains undeafeted after smashing Aspley by 82 points! Go Cats!
SS LOANS CATS WRAP with LUKE SHREEVE - Click Here
SS LOANS PLAY OF THE DAY - Click Here
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This year we are supporting the Maddie Riewoldt's Vision! MAY 27 - Pass it to all your friends and help us spread the word! FLYER Click Here
CATS CRUSHED BY LIONS
Palm Beach were too good for a lackluster cats yesterday at Salk Oval. The seniors were too slow and made poor desicions seeing them lose in the end by 10 goals. The boys have a bit of work to do with coach Brett Andrews saying its time to make a few changes. The reserves blew a 14 point lead at QTR time to go down by a couple of goals. But it was the colts who were victorious over a good outfit in the PBC Colts. Our Womens topped off the day gain with a W on the Sunshine Coast when they defeated Pine Rivers by 42 points and remain on top of the ladder! We are back at Ord Minnett Oval next week when we take on Wilston Grange.
ROUND 3 NEWS
The 3 male sides this week travel to SALK OVAL to take on Palm Beach Currumbin Australian Football Club in what should be a good day. Our womens have the trip to Pine Rivers and hopefully they can keep their undefeated run going!
PLAY OF THE DAY
4 WINS 1 DAY
A successful day at Ord Minnett Oval saw the colts win by 4 points, reserves win by 14 goals, women's seniors getting up by 10 goals and the SENIORS getting up in a scrappy and poor game by 1 point! The excited crowd at Ord Minnett Oval of over 1100 people saw the cats get up in a nailbiter and it was experienced heads Luke Shreeve and Robert Blood that guided the cats to victory. Full results to the right! GO CATS
CATS NEWS EPISODE 2
Check it out here. Listen to the GM Jason Cotter about this weekend's game and all the off season news!
Broadbeach AFC is searching for some level 1 sports tariners. Please if interested contact Matt Littlechild (email@example.com) or Nathan Hobley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SEASON LAUNCH PT 2.
The 2017 season Launch was a great success with over 130 people in attendance! Photos from the night are on the way. Awesome night at the Broadbeach Sports Club and a special thank you to sponsor MARIOS for catering the night. Bring on the 2017 season. Make Broadbeach Great Again.
CLICK HERE for photos.
NTRA-CLUB HITOUT RESULT
A great afternoon at Bond Uni and a massive thank you to Bond Uni for the use of their facility. The senior group topped off their final preperations for the season and all 3 grades are ready to take on Surfers next Sunday at Ord Minnett Oval!
Broadbeach AFC is pleased to announce the player signing of Eddie Sansbury. Eddie is pleased to being playing at the cats this season and brings 40 games of AFL experience at North Melbourne, multiple premierships including a NEAFL premiership at Aspley and is currently working at the Gold Coast Suns as a player development officer. Exciting news ahead of a big season, if you see Eddie around the club please make him feel welcome! GO THE CATS
BROADBEACH QAFL 2017 PREVIEW
TIGERS ROAR TOO STRONG FOR CATS
Labrador were too strong for Broadbeach as they were victors in the grades. The cats are happy with the senior performance and the good signs are there for a successful 2017 campaign.
The cats travel to Labrador this Saturday to take on the tigers in the last QAFL Pre-Season Trial game. Our colts kick the day off with a lot of fresh faces donning the cats jersey, this is the same story in the reserves and in the seniors. We look forward to the challenge of taking on the reigning premiers and go the mighty CATS! #makebroadbeachgreatagain
A great hitout for the boys past Saturday. 90 mins of game time and we are ready for this Saturday against Labrador
Sat 1st April - Game cancelled against PBC. MAYBE NEXT WEEK? Only if we are lucky I suppose. GO CATS.
Please check the TIPSTER tab for an updated leaderboard and all tipster news.
Team Selection tonight after training @Broadbeach Sports Club! - COMPULSORY FOR PLAYERS!
The season is upon us and the cats are ready for a great year! Help us launch our season when we have our Jumper Presentation at the Broadbeach Sports Club! The Jumpers presented on the night are the senior team, colts team and senior women's team. GO CATS #makebroadbeachgreatagain
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SPENCER TO COACH DEVELOPMENT SQUAD
Broadbeach FC is pleased to annouce the appointment of Mathew Spencer as a playing coach for the Development Squad (Reserves) for the 2017 season. Spence is ready to implement his plans for the season and wants to help #makebroadbeachgreatagain !
CATS WRAP - BYRON BAY INDUCTION DAY VIDEO
IOC MEMBERSHIP ON SALE NOW!
Become a 'It's Our Club' member now!!! Click Here for more.
2017 JUMPER SPONSOR
Subaru have jumped on board as the Senior Jumper Sponsor for 2017. Should you be considering a vehicle purchase go straight to Ben Nuku on either email@example.com or 0413090744 and like all of our generous sponsors let him know you are from the Cattery. For further detail go to our SPONSOR page and click on the Subaru logo.
Don't forget weare having our 2017 jumper presentation tomorrow night at the Broadbeach Sports Club. Doors open from 6pm for a 6:30pm start. See the announcement of some exciting news and the 2017 leadership groups of the womens, colts and seniors.Entry is $25 and this include pizza and finger food plus a free drink on arrival. Spread the word!
Saturday 22nd April we will be playing an intra-club match at BOND UNI. The game starts at 2PM and will be a possibles v probables match. Your support is much appreciated.
For all the umpcoming club events leading to round 2 please click HERE
SPECIAL GUEST AT TRAINING 28/2
St Kilda 200 game legend Aussie Jones will be taking training on Tuesday at Ord Minnett Oval. Supporters are more than welcome to attend and watch Aussie amd director of coaching Travis Marsham lead the boys on the track. See you at Ord Minnett Oval this Tuesday! GO CATS.
CATS TOO GOOD FOR BULLSHARKS
Both sides had comfortable wins over Bond Uni. The Reserves winning by 22 points and seniors winning by 19 points. A couple of standouts and the 'CATS WRAP' is still to come at we talk to Assistant Coach Scott Abercrombie about today's results. Stay Tuned.
CATS WRAP// Scott Abercrombie// CLICK HERE
CATS NEWS EPISODE 1
Click Here to watch the 1st episode of CATS NEWS which provides an update of the club by Jason Cotter the GM of Football.
MICAH RETURNS TO THE CATS
Micah Fitzsimmons is returning to the cats in 2017! Micah is currently looking for accomadation. Preferably with a couple of the footy boys that he will play with this year. Please if you can help either contact senior coach BA on 0449881999 or Snr Team Manager Matt on 0468337281. Also Micah will be looking for some labouring work during the 2017 season. Micah is happy with any job and is pleased to be returning to the cats. 'PLEASE CHECK THE EMPLOYMENT TAB'
JLT COMMUNITY SERIES GAME A SUCCESS FOR CATS
A great day at Ord Minnett Oval saw an estimate of 3000 people come through the gates to enjoy the Gold Coast Suns defeating the Brisbane Lions by 4 goals. With the gates opening at 1:30pm and after weeks of preperation for the event the club was confident of a good day. A special thanks to the 150 volunteers who made the day a great one for the club. More to come.
FAREWELL PART 2.
As Rick has handed over the reins, Myself and the entire Broadbeach Football Club would like to thank Rick for his 10 years of website service. Rick a Broadbeach Life Member, excellent tipster and a trusty timekeeper has built many relationships with Broadbeach members be it past or present. If you see Rick around the club a simple 'thank you' would give him the respect he has deserved after his service. Thanks Rick!
We have handballed the website to younger and more competent hands (Matt Littlechild).
As a parting gift we were going to go out with Tiny's break out on the pen 'n ink. He hadn't had a drop since he had a 'turn' the night of Harry Kennan's wake but his first training session saw double digit stubbies in the bin. But instead we decided to go with something softer - these days the average AFL footballer has a tad more than one testicle. Think about it.
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED
Broadbeach FC is pleased to announce the signing of Evan Panozza for season 2017.
Evan played the 2016 NEAFL season with Southport and previously captained the Casey Scorpions in the VFL.
Evan brings great leadership and skill to the club and is professionalism personified. If you see Evan around the club please make him feel welcome.
COACHING DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT
Travis Marsham, ex recruiter for the St Kilda football club and over 170 games under his belt as senior coach at Cora Lynn, Gembrook & Ellinbank, has been appointed as Coaching Director. We probably need one given we now have 8 on deck.
The Bond practice game (25 Feb at Bond) will be live streamed. No doubt the Film and TV School are involved. Details to come.