Boy, Oh Boy Wowee of the Week – Round Nine


UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs for their get together with 40 old and existing players at Bondi Junction RSL to wish Michael “Raffles” Blaimschein a speedy recovery in his fight with cancer.

Raffles has been involved with East Sydney, Eastern Suburbs and UNSW Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs for the last 50 years as a volunteer. The nickname Raffles comes from his days selling the old chook raffle to raise funds for the club. He became well known around the local watering holes such as The Grand National and the old East Sydney Bulldogs licensed club in Birrell Street, Bondi Junction.

Among other duties, Raffles’ principle role within the club for the best part of  the last 50 years has been the Team Manager for the Reserve grade side. He’s also been washing all the club jumpers each week with his wife Magdna.

Raffles is well known by most opposition clubs and could regularly be seen, in more recent times, watching games beside the Village Green’s Sam Cracknell Grandstand while enjoying a beer and mixing cordial for the quarter time breaks.

Nomination: Paul Simonson, 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 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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