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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.
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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
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.
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.
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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 !
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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.
ROUND 2 v SURFERS PARADISE @Ord Minnett Oval
RESULTS: See QAFL results link above masthead for all results. Click on link, then click RESULTS for Seniors, Reserves, QWFA Div. 2 or Colts
Click here for For Seasons 2015 - 16 archive of Teams and Results
2017 INDIVIDUAL PLAYER SPONSORSHIP
SPONSORSHIP IS SINCERELY APPRECIATED BY BOTH YOUR NOMINATED PLAYER AND THE BROADBEACH SENIOR AFC
Increase your involvement with the Broadbeach Cats Senior Australian Football Club (Broadbeach SAFC) by Sponsoring one of our talented listed Senior and Colts players.
Your Player - Sponsor relationship will contribute towards the considerable costs incurred for the 2017 QAFL registration fees, Player insurance, Umpire fees and purchasing new equipment for the playing team.
Build your relationship with your sponsored player and become part of our wider football community.
2017 PLAYER SPONSORSHIP benefits includes :-
Recognition on the Broadbeach Cats website (www.broadbeachcats.com.au) in our Sponsors section. (Submit your jpeg Logo for your company to - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recognition on the Broadbeach Cats website (www.broadbeachcats.com.au) in the Player Profiles section.
Recognition on the 2017 Sponsorship Board located inside the Broadbeach Sports Club.
Recognition on the Broadbeach Cats website (www.broadbeachcats.com.au) in the Business Directory section.
Link to your Website or contact email via the Business Directory section.
Free Car parking entry to 2 x 2017 Broadbeach SAFC home games at Ord Minnet Oval.
2017 PLAYER SPONSORSHIP: ($550.00 (incl. GST) Click here for Sponsorship Form
A Tax Invoice will be supplied upon receipt of your completed 2017 Individual Player Sponsorship form
For Further information or to discuss further please contact Jason Cotter on 0438 112 412 or email email@example.com
The Broadbeach Sports Club phone number to contact for Mario’s bookings which is 5572 3255. For Functions and Events bookings to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy New Year to all our valued members and their families.
We trust that you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year with your family and friends.
Your Sports Club welcomes you to visit the club to catch up with others, enjoy a meal from the very delicious Mario's menu, and a nice cold refreshing drink. We have also taken receipt of our new air-conditioners and these will be installed shortly.
The General Manager has resigned and the Licenced Club has assumed a caretaker role until a suitable replacement is appointed. We have many exciting new events planned for this year and look forward to your continued support to our beloved Sports Club.
Keep your eyes open for details to come soon.
We thank you for all your support in the past but really need your continued support for future events and visiting the club for dinner with your family and friends. Your support will help us to move forward in a positive direction and make our club the best it can be for our valued members.
See you soon at our Sports Club
Broadbeach Cats Sports Club
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.
We’ve created a venue that appeals to a diverse crowd including families, 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 tempting new dishes complemented by 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 0406179917 or email@example.com
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Big night Sat at season launch. A quietly confident room.
Revelation that BA and coaching staff are all volunteers. Pretty unique in a comp at this level. That's 25+ hours/week commitment plus thinking time all week. We also know that BA in particular and Spence make significant contributions to building works goods and services.
And the volunteer Life Member known as Perko had his annual meeting with wife Heather over Easter.
Many thanks to Joy Johnson for tallying the cards during my time in Perth.
Let the games begin next Sunday at Ord Minnett Oval.
AFL fixture cards are in and will be available in the drawer by Wednesday afternoon. If you find you have not been issued one, improvise and let me know - reckon I've got it covered.
Mother Wollerman disappointed with an 8 but took over the lead with a total of 36; one back is Matty who has discovered his father does not have the good inside oil; following them on 34 are the Johnsons, Taylor Haley (who is taking advice from Knox), and Coop Wilko.
In an amazing get Fults picked the card this round, must be listening to/watching Marngrook and it just goes to show the Guru was correct: "that those who think they know everything are annoying to those of us who really do"
Al Lawson has dropped off the Giants and is back on the Tiges.
Pedro has a new moniker 'Bilko' - his unshared racing tips are far superior to those on two leg beings.
JD has been hung out to dry by his family members
The only player, Squiz, is on page 1
The only Treasurer Nathan Hobley counted his best so far with an 8, as did Mark Vowles who stupidly got back on his beloved Pies. It was the Pies and Beagles that let most down this round.
Bringing up the rear on 4 was Brett-the-Butcher who is struggling for the first time in 3 seasons and Chris Barlow who struggles because he is a west coast tragic.
We would appreciate payments this week including myself. All committed, not all paid up as yet. Bit like the Palmer United Party.
PS I could get on the swannies this week. What about you Rad, and GA?
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Thank you for your holiday wishes - mine didn't come true.
Would you believe the QAFL kicks off next week - and we don't figure given the bye! It's the twilight zone. But you can help get us off to a start by attending the jumper presentation Sat night at the clubrooms 6.30pm. And next week's headline will be CATS WIN BIG.
Anybody remember former Broadie ruckman Mitch Andrews? Watched him running around for Mangus' mob Claremont last Friday - had a paid up Angus on my left (former coach) and a never to be paid up Angus on my right (son and only heir). South Freo won in a canter but Mitchy would still get a game with us.
Shinboners, Maybloomers and Blooders: As Guru Bob or the White House Press Secretary was/is wont to say "Life is sport, sport is life. To breathe is to barrack. That is all. Don't answer back. Don't argue. No more questions."
Matty Littlechild still hanging in and has been joined by Mother Wollerman by virtue of her full card. We have organised a photo of said Mrs Wollerman, Nola Wilkinson and the Johnsons (others to pick the card twice) and forwarded to Jupiters casino. Their facial recognition software will ensure NO ENTRY to these fortunate punters.
A few going early for the roughies: Stu Dalgleish, Rad Sheers, Chris Littlechild, Jye Smith and I went for Collingwood.
Newcomers Sandy McDonald and Tales are right up there. Which is not bad for a Zorkos supporter and Head Teacher respectively. Ever wonder what a school principal does hidden away in their office? And Coops has leap-frogged his Wilko grand parents to early prominence while uncle Mark wallows on page 3.
Mangus paid and went from a 2 to a 7. Think about it.
Round 5: Those who usually submit by cards have UTAB card fixtures named and numbered. If for some reason you wish to submit by card and do not find one in the drawers, improvise like Muzza Williams (in town for Easter). Otherwise email or text.
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Important stuff first. Bob and Maree Walters are grandparents! A son to Sam (Broadbeach team of the decade back in the day from memory) and Belinda. Scariest aspect - Stork/Stalk is now an uncle.
AND, the Broadie teams finally had a hit out v Labrador on Sat. Passed all tests I'm informed.
Detail is lacking in this report as I'm in Perth collecting the $50 from Mangus and a tax deduction to see my son (I'm still paying him pocket money). Mangus is a bother as his 2 means he's paying at a rate of a dollar a win for the season. Tales is giggling all the way.
A good round for bringing the field back. Sam Littlechild and Dani Killey topped the list with 6. Good comeback by Dani who opened the season with a 1.
Good pick-ups: Squiz saw something in Freo; Red Edge and Rob Bechan Snr had a hot tip from the Blue Baggers; and BA, Sam Littlechild, Josh Dicko, Tales and moi sniffed the wind at Metricon Stadium.
Very satisfying to see Wilko's son-in-law take the swannies. First time he has gone past his beloved Pies.
The only poll worth worrying about is tipping and Zinger Shorten picked up 5 to total 15 and Agile Mal scored 3 to tally 14. Meanwhile Syria, the US of A, Iran, Russia and the Rest of the World cannot sort out who's playing who.
Regards from the west where we saw the bloods (Sth Freo) cream West Perth.
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Clearly the bar was lowered for this round. 12 of our punters picked the card. (And Pres. Perko is not happy. ) I will make arrangements with Perko for collection of ale awards or in the case of Coops, something non alcoholic (unless mum or dad can convince Coop.....). Inter staters and BrisVegas residents present a different challenge but one that we will solve over the season.
Carringbush led us astray with 25 falling for them while the Hawks seduced 19 of us.
Outstanding losses to Lobba and Dani Killey who thought the Wellers (Freo) would get up, but they pale into insignificance to Lynda D's Carlton. Not even Rad Sheers went near that.
Our ave was 7.6 as was the average of Oz's biggest comp of 530, 832. Personally I am sitting at position 51,832. Our leader is on 16 and would you believe there are 6 punters in the Oz comp that have perfect totals of 18 to this point. I think the White House Press Secretary is one of 'em.
Two members of the Wilko family picked 9 and the one who didn't was the big fella. Coops and Nola are hot on Bryan's heels. The Matthews family have father and son Rob 'n Taylor streaking Uncle Brad;
Matt Littlechild is too far ahead of Sam, Steve and Chris to touch;
The Dickos are bunched with Josh in front , Lynda and JD one back and dicko 2 out and 2 back;
Bechans are Snr and Jnr in that order, as are the Smiths, while the Arthurs are confounding with GA 1 behind son and grandson
Rough rule that current coaches - except for BA - are better at this game than the ex or older coaches. Taylor Haley 14 (Suns academy), Fults 13, Pedro 12, Mangus 10 (and he left the Wellers alone this round), and BA on a lazy 9.
In keeping with the times: TIPSTERW
Mother Wollerman leads Nola Wilko and Maree Walters/Lynda D
Moran Bros of Melb (brunswick) 9 from 9. This from the lads who have tipped the Bombers every week since Hirdy ordered the first batch from Danks. Well deserved.
PS: Some nameless GM thoughtfully asked me on Sat for the telephone code for Sydney. No worries but I hope neither of us is phoning Melbourne next week!
PPS: $50 please.
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Dani Killey you don't want to know 'em.
What about my prediction of a difficult round. It was a 'Barry Crocker'. And thanks for your feedback on that...............wahtever. None of our tipsters bothered the ale stores and only 45 of 510, 783 in Australia's biggest comp tipped the card. That's an effective zero percent. And our result mirrored their average of 4.3 winners!
The feature of the round was FAKE saturday. Most were pretty happy pre saturday but then BANG: 55 of us went for the bloods; 35 for the Saints; and 46 for both the Hawks and BOSTOs. Sunday was OK with our favourites getting up and a significant group of 24 opting for the CROWS over the Flag favourite!
The genius who picked against the Bloods was Chris Littlechild but then again he tipped the Blues so we're guessing all his tips were guesses.
A few tipped the DEMONS - ZORKOs double including Labba, Rob Bechan Snr, Josh D and Matty Littlechild.
Apart from the BOMBER tragics like the Melb Moran Bros., umpire Muzza, coach BA and ex coach Mangus went with 'feelings'. Others to tip with feeling were Wilko who is two up on Nola; and Bob Walters who had a personally satisfying one over Maree. Can't remember when that last happened - DEMONS over the SAINTS we mean.
Beware Lobba, the Johnsons (boring), Wilko, Mother Wollerman, Josh D, Pedro, Taylor Haley (dragged screaming to the comp), newcomer Red Edge, and Sandy McDonald. Don't beware Dani Killey or indeed his challenger Big Al Lawson.
And Peter Hunt is an unknown. But he has paid, and so should you.
Wisdom is a searing temptress and at Broadie it is said that all roads to wisdom lead to the Team and Media Manager's office. Take a bow MATTY LITTLECHILD a seven for. Missed out on the LIONS and PORT.
PS Predictably Australia and IRAQ battled for a draw. Nothing changed there since the first Gulf invasion???
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
The Bloke who ran 320 half marathons, half the time going backwards: Murray Williams. Click here
Supporter of the Moment. Click here
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