Boy, Oh Boy Wowee of the Week – Round Seven


Stevie J’s miracle no-look goal from the boundary line of the forward pocket.

In case you hadn’t heard, a player named Steven Johnson joined the Manly Warringah Men’s Premier Division side last week. Rumour has it this guy won three AFL Premierships, a Norm Smith Medal and had three All Australian selections in a 293 game AFL career. Almost two years after hanging up the boots he decided to come out of retirement and bring his talents to Curl Curl beach. No one knew what to expect when he first took to the field but it turns out he still has some left in the tank.

The Steve Johnson of old was back and slotting goals from all areas of the park. But he wasn’t going to leave the game without stamping down a signature Stevie J Wowee. It came in the fourth quarter when he snapped one in from the boundary line, right in front of a cheer squad consisting of Swans players. As soon as the ball drifted through the goal posts he was met with a loud ovation from the stunned crowd and his cheer squad drenching him in water and beer. It couldn’t have been scripted better and everyone in attendance knew they had witnessed something special.

Stevie ended the day with three goal assists, five goals, 27 touches and thousands of views, likes and comments on social media as the footage went viral.

Nomination: Matt Rawle, Manly Warringah Wolves

The Goal:

Stevie J nails it from the boundary line

Stevie J's still got it! 🙌The former AFL champ bagged five goals for the Manly Warringah Australian Football Club in AFL Sydney on the weekend, including this beauty from the boundary line 👌

Posted by AFL on Monday, 27 May 2019

The Celebration:

Stevie J returns to footy

Footage: Manly Warringah Australian Football ClubMusic: Celine DionSnags: Stevie J (5 in total) making a cameo in the AFL Sydney competition today.

Posted by AFLNSWACT on Saturday, 25 May 2019

The Aftermath:


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 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.

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