Boy, Oh Boy Wowee of the Week – Round 11
ROUND ELEVEN WINNER
Southern Power AFC for achieving a clean sweep for the first time in club history!
Since establishing Southern Power AFC (formerly Sutherland Sharks) in 2008 the club has grown to 11 teams in total from Juniors (4) through to Seniors (7). In that time the club has enjoyed success, winning a number of Premierships, but never achieved a clean sweep. All ten teams that took the field in Round 11 brought home the win (one on Bye).
It was no walk in the park for Southern Power on the weekend and there were a number of notable performances that deserve a mention. The Under 19 Division Two side got off to a shakey start, finding themselves down by 15 points going into half time. They came out firing in the second half, kicking five goals to one and walking away with a two point win, 5.7 (37) to 4.11 (35).
It was the opposite game script for the Women’s Premier Division side who were leading by seven at the half. UTS AFC came out in the the third and kicked 20 points to be up by one going into the final term. Southern Power ended up holding off the surging UTS AFC to win by only five points, 5.2 (32) to 4.3 (27).
All other teams won their games quite comfortably, the standout would have to be the Platinum Division Reserves who posted 200 points with Luke Jansson putting 11 through the big sticks.
To celebrate the dream result Southern Power put together a montage of all ten teams singing the song, see below.
Nomination: Abraham Caroca, Southern Power AFC
As part of the AFL Sydney Community Volunteer round, every Club was given the opportunity to nominate a valued volunteer to say thank you to for their support and contribution to their Club.
Michele Roseby from North Shore AFC nominated Stuart Kennedy as the person they would like to say thank you to for all that he does as a volunteer at the Bombers. Not only did this mean Stuart became North Shore AFC’s nominee for the 2019 AFL NSW/ACT Volunteer of the year award but he was also invited to attend the Sydney Swans v Gold Coast game as recognition for his contribution to community football as part of Grass Roots Appreciation Round. Stuart was part of a guard of honour that the Swans entered the field through and was also acknowledged with a lap of honour at half time.
But there’s more… It was a surprise Stuart even made the game as he had been discharged from hospital only 11 days prior and was still on crutches. Not only did Stuart make the game and walk a whole lap of honour on crutches. He did it all after spending the hours prior performing game day duties at Gore Hill. What an effort and worthy nominee!
Nomination: Stuart Kennedy, North Shore Bombers
Our Round Eight winner Troy Luff was at it again on the weekend kicking 11 straight goals and assisting on another four in his 250th game of AFL Sydney football. Luffy seems to be getting better with age as this was his second 10-plus goal performance in three weeks. Something he had not managed for ten years prior to his Round 8 performance. Congratulations Luffy!
Nomination: Erle Lindsay, UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs
We are calling for weekly nominations from individuals to honour the silly, spectacular and special moments at your club.
All AFL Sydney divisions from Men’s and Women’s teams are invited to nominate clutch marks, terrible haircuts, funny moments, after the siren victories, best fans, social media moments, or anything notable that has happened at your club during the week.
Every nomination must come with either a photo or video for the judges to be able to determine a winner.
Please send all nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB on Monday nights.
This competition will run during the main rounds of the AFL Sydney season and does not include the AFL Sydney Finals Series.
Weekly winner: The weekly winner (the individual who nominated the winning nomination) will take home 1 x $100 VISA gift card.
Overall winner: The overall winner (the individual who nominated the overall winning nomination for the year), will win a 1 x $500 VISA gift card, as well as another 1 x $500 VISA gift card for their associated AFL Sydney club. The overall winning nomination will be announced at the annual Phelan Mostyn Medal night.