Boy, Oh Boy Wowee of the Week – Week 9
THE WEEK NINE BOY, OH BOY WOWEE OF THE WEEK GOES TO…
The Balmain Australian Football Club for hosting their annual Pemulwuy Shield and Sir Doug Nicholls Round celebrations. Before the game a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony were conducted as Inner-West Mayor, Darcy Byrne and former AFL Commissioner and current Sydney Swans Board member, Sam Mostyn spoke to the crowd in attendance before Balmain’s historic return to Birchgrove Oval. The event also raised awareness for the Uluru Statement of the Heart, calling for constitutional change. Congratulations Balmain and welcome back to Birchgrove!
NOTEWORTHY NOMINATIONS GO TO…
Southern Power, Sydney University, Wollondilly Knights, Balmain Tigers and the Western Magic for sporting special Indigenous designed playing guernseys to celebrate Sir Doug Nicholls Round. We think they all look fantastic! Which one is your favorite?
The Camden Cats for this impressive falcon to Matt Edwards. Matt is a cleaver defender and he certainly thought outside the box on the weekend, using his head to spoil an inside-50 entry by Wests. He is a young player in the team and is part of the leadership group at the club after coming up through the local junior ranks. However, if this attempted spoil is anything to go by, his footy skills are receding quicker than his hairline (quote the nomination, not us!). Rumour has it, he is trying to claim it as a deliberate soccer header to his teammate Shane Doherty, however the inside word from the Cattery is that they aren’t buying it.
The UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs and Camden Cat, Chris Harris for this impromptu set of goal flags. During a Men’s Division Two game at Henson Park a couple of weeks ago there was a crisis – no goal flags to be found anywhere! In swooped UNSW Eastern Suburbs volunteer, Greg Goodieson who rushed two tea towels out of the canteen for Harris to use as flags until proper flags could be found. For this great team work we give the ‘all clear’ to this Boy, Oh By Wowee nomination.
The Penrith Rams for their successful Gotcha4Life charity day at Blacktown ISP on the weekend. Triple M breakfast radio host, Gus Worland preformed the coin toss for the Penrith Rams versus South West Sydney Magpies Under 19’s Division Two match, wearing the Penrith Rams special Gotcha4Life playing jumper. Gus is rumoured to be the first ever resident from north of the harbour to return a coin.
The Auburn-Penrith Giants and Western Wolves formed a guard of honour for the Penrith Giants ‘All Abilities’ players who played an exhibition match at half time of Women’s Premier Division match. The AFL All Abilities program aims to encourage children with a disability to play Australian Football with modified rules. After the exhibition game the kids were presented with medallions by Gus Worland, who is a Gotcha4Life Ambassador.
Boy, Oh Boy Wowee of the Week is looking to honour special moments from all AFL Sydney divisions including – but not limited to – clutch marks, terrible haircuts, funny moments, after the siren victories, best fans, anything notable that has happened at your club during the week. The weekly winner will receive a brand new Sherrin for their club and the overall winner for the year, will receive a $300 Sherrin voucher for their club’s use. It is important that your nominations come with either a photo or video for the judges to be able to determine a winner.
If you would like to nominate a Boy, Oh Boy Wowee of the Week from your club, please send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on each Monday of the season.