Matt 'Crackers' Dillon retired Thursday night. That's the second bigger bodied experienced player we've lost in a few weeks. Crackers came to the club - his third in the QAFL - in 2015 and has played 26 games including all 7 rounds thus far into 2016. In 2015 he fullfilled coach BA's tasks to such effect that he ran second to Ryan Dienjes in the B&F with 57 votes. Reckon his decision had something to do with fatherhood (two young daughters), age (only player on the list to be born in the 80s), and the tyranny of distance and work sites (he lives near Sandgate and most of his work is in the Brisbane area). That old body was saying things to him post the Palmy game. Just a pity it's the club and rump playing list who bear the brunt of mid season retirements. All the best in retirement Matt.
ROUND 10 AFL
FRANKLIN v wells
christainsen v RIOLI
jetta v WINGARD
gresham v PEARCE
McDonald-Tipungwuti v RIOLI
betts v PICKETT
jones v COCKATOO
varcoe v STEVENS
BENNELL v harbrow
Ryan's 2016 is over. He was having a shmick season and will be sorely missed. MRI showed a bloody ACL (suspected by our physio but apparentally rejected upon initial medical examination at the hospital. Hmmmmmm.)
Apart from the obvious, Pants was headed for his ton if he'd managed to play out the season, but is now stuck on 87 games - unlucky in Australian cricket circles. Also misses his longed for opportunity to represent Queensland having been selected in the squad. Whilst we all disappointed for you Pants, the best shoulder for some well-placed sympathy would be the current Colts coach/Seniors Runner, Shane Madeley. Mayo was known as 'The Knee' after he did his just prior to the 1996 Grand Final.
Jaran will join him on the sidelines at game breaks as he deals with badly bruised ribs. A condition that limits many activities including acquatics, but fortunately not CATs TV productions. Jazz is already working on episode 4 featuring ladiez around the club to coincide with June 11 Fight Like a Girl day.
The thoughts of Broadie supporters are with you blokes.
FIGHT LIKE A MUM
Those Palmy supporters on the outer were no match for one of our Mums on Saturday. Not only did she control the langauge when it was definitively feral, she also forbade any targetting of number 12. Unfortunately a Mum can only do so much and she was unable to curb the verbal attacks on Roysey. Next time we will have two on duty.
FIGHT LIKE A GIRL
It is with great excitement that we announce Bianca Dye – 92.5 Gold FM Radio Host as the MC for this year’s Ladies Day at the Broadbeach Football Club to be held on Saturday 11th June 12noon.
Bianca has been a strong & cheeky voice in Australian media for 20 years! She began in radio as the host of the national show The Nitemix on Gold FM on the Gold Coast in 1998 for which she won Best Radio Personality (Regional) in Australia. From there it was on to morning presenter on NOVA 96.9 and she is still the only female radio presenter in Oz to win Best Radio Personality in a capital city market two years in a row. During her time at Nova, Bianca's wit and style endeared her to the many celebrities she interviewed for her show - Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Michael Buble, Jusin Timberlake, Robbie Williams, Pink, Silverchair and Kylie Minogue to name a few.
You've probably also seen Bianca on television, as the anchor for her own show "Access All Areas" on Foxtel's Arena and regular opinion pieces on A Current Affair, 20 to 1, Thank God You're Here, Beauty and the Beast and as the music and entertainment reporter on Mornings with Kerri-Anne Kennerley. Bianca is also a regular guest for her cheeky charm & honest opinions on shows like Studio 10 - The Today Show - The Project & The Morning Show - After a successful stint of a # 1 breakfast show at i98fm in NSW Bianca is excited to now be back home on the Gold Coast to host her very own Drive Show at 92.5 Gold Fm.
Bianca has also to co-written a book called "Playing hard to get" and is in the process of writing her second book on living with anxiety.
So come on Ladies with less than three weeks to go book your seats now in what is going to be a very enjoyable afternoon in raising awareness and funds for cervical cancer.
Click here for a booking form or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
FACILITIES AND RECOGNITION
With the completion of the Coach and Steward Boxes, the Ord Minnett Oval is one feature short of being the BEST regional footy ground on the planet. And doubtless, a new scoreboard will bedeck the ground within a season and it WILL BE THE BEST regional footy ground on the planet.
While a lot of people have had inputs to facility development over the years, commencing with those who first pulled on a nail bag to put up the clubhouse, we cannot but suggest that Dale Perkins and Geoff Bower have been the zealots behind the realisation of the 2015 Change Rooms and re-design of former change rooms; the footy oval at Merrimac High School; and the new Boxes. This is not to diminish the contributions made by others, but between the two of them, they have conceptualised, organised the considerable funds, project managed and literally bent their backs during construction and finishing off stages of works. (Perko will never stop)
While the club records the names of those promminent in its history on Honour Boards (which will soon be on display in the renovated clubrooms), it may be time to commit to posterity, the names of these two rare blokes. We've observed aroused emotions on suggestions like this before. Get positive. And it doesn't have to be grandiose. What about the Perkins - Bower Veranda from which one can observe said facilities? A name board over the doorway to the veranda, especially on IOC game gatherings, is little enough for bigtime humungous contributions.
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
Click here for Colts Fixture
2pm Labrador v Broadbeach at Cooke-Murphy Oval
Senior Squad: Pecotich, Nutting, Mullins, Platell, Brennan, Fitzsimmons, Quick (c), Scott, Dienjes D, Dienjes R, Chadwick Hawk, Lancaster, Royes, Neal, Kerr, Palmer, Pantic R, Backman, Dillion, Searl, Rolfe, O'Shea, Spencer, Daffy, and Finn
INs: Pecotich, Nutting, Mullins, Platell, Brennan OUTs: KIng, Scott, Palmer, Dillon, Pantic R (inj - season)
Injection of youth in Pecotich, Nutting and Platell who have recently been honing their games with the SUNs and Academy. Kieran Brennan back from Southport and Connor Mullins has his first senior game for 2016.
Considerable experience having a rest .
11.30am Labrador v Broadbeach at Cooke-Murphy
Magoos Squad: Scott, Palmer, Benson, O'Rourke, Mitchell, McDaid, Cole, Fisher Chris, Moschie - Thomas, Pantic J, Price, Chadwick Dylan, Malone, Kennedy (c), McCaulay, O'Donnell, Turner, Tiffin, Allen-Simpson, Nelson, Gambell M, Edwards
INs: Scott, Palmer, Gambell M, Nelson Edwards OUTs: Mullins (seniors), Pantic J (inj) Fisher B (inj) Leary, O'Keefe
Tough week for the group this week, a few injuries testing our depth but hoping for a resilient effort from the group and a bit of joy back at the cattery! We welcome in two colts Gamble & Nelson who have shown consistent effort and good performances and hopefully we can further their development towards senior footy.
Good to see Billy O'Donnell back last week and butter up this week.
ROUND 6 BWFC:
Zilmere v Broady 2pm at Zilmere
Squad: Bristow, Bright, Bijkerk, Cooke, Collins, Daniels, Davis, Harper, Ffewkes, Gross, Harris, Filmore, Marsh, Lotter, McClelland, Mirfield, Scott, Klyn, Turner
OUTs: J. Collins (away) & C. Bijkerk (sternum) INs: nil (hopefully find a recruit between now and Saturday 2pm)
COLTS ROUND 7
COLTS 9.30am Labrador v Broadbeach 9.30am Cooke-Murphy Oval
Squad: Glover, Bensley, Littlechild, Dickinson, McCormick (c) , Thompson, Henderson, O'Reilly, Madeley, Carthew-Zimmer, Prewett, Gambell M, Rayner, Rolfe, Wilson, Melverton, Hones, Hudson
INS: Stevenson, Summers-Hog, Wakeman, Wallace OUTS: Nelson (Reserves), Gambell M (Reserves)
Struggling for numbers - still.
Debuts: Stevenson, Summers-Hog, Wakeman
Click here for For Season archive of Teams and Results
We are pleased to advise that our 2016 Broadbeach Sports Club Memberships are now open.
Members simply need to complete the 2016 Membership Application form (to download, click here) and drop it off at the Bar to be processed.
Once checked, approved and processed we will keep a record of the members for each Club and the new 2016 Membership card will be available for collection at the Bar
Your cards will alow you to take advantage of member prices on drinks and meals.
The Broadbeach Sports Club is celebrating its new look club after renovations finished this week.
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 the soon to be opened 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 (see below) and bar prices. The new menu has a range of temping new dishes in addition we have daily meal specials”
Broadbeach Sports Club will also be having a fun-filled happy hour that will run Monday to Friday from 6pm – 7pm with various drink specials available.
“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”
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 Episode 3. Click on the CATs TV remote