Boy, Oh Boy Wowee of the Week – Round 13
ROUND 13 WINNER
The Inner West Magpies Premier Division Reserves first win since 2017.
Since losing the 2017 grand final, Wests’ Ressies team hadn’t won a game. It had been a long and hard losing streak, but on Saturday that streak was broken and all the team’s hard work and persistence finally paid off.
This year’s team is a mix of Wests juniors that have stuck with the club through thick and thin, and rookies who’d never played a game of AFL before Round One! On Saturday, they coalesced together as a team and rose to the occasion.
The first quarter was a great show of what all the boys had been working on, they dominated play and possession, showing off their skills and structures and kicking 4 unanswered goals. East Coast Eagles showed their class and kept Wests scoreless for the next two quarters while kicking 6 goals, putting them in front by two goals at the last change. It was a nervous wait for all on the sidelines, but the Westies boys came out fighting in the fourth quarter and were able to kick 3 goals to win by a single goal. An incredible win for a persistent and gritty team and an amazing moment for the team and the club.
The boys sung the West’s song loud and proud, although some of the players had no idea what the words were and needed lyric sheets!
Nomination: Amelia Causley-Todd, Inner West Magpies
Nomination: Nick Miller, Inner West Magpies
It wasn’t just the Inner West Ressies that got up in Round 13, their Seniors also got it done against a top five team in the East Coast Eagles. Up by 25 points at halftime the Magpies allowed the Eagles to get back into the competition in the third quarter. Going in the fourth term Inner West were up by 10 points and managed to hold onto that lead until the end. Jacob Bauer’s hanger on the siren right in front of the Magpies clubhouse capped off a pretty speccy day for the Inner West Magpies at Picken Oval.
Nomination: Matt Last, Southern Power
The FaceApp challenge has recently taken the world by storm and many professional sporting leagues (including the AFL) have posted pictures of what their athletes would look like in 40 years time. Southern Power has got on board with this latest craze and put some photos of their players and coaches through the FaceApp filter for all to have a laugh at. See the results below:
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.