Boy, Oh Boy Wowee of the Week – Round 17
ROUND 17 WINNER
The game day marriage proposal at Mike Kenny Oval.
It was a cold windy day out at Mike Kenny Oval on the weekend, and it seemed there was nothing anyone could do to keep warm. The siren sounded for the end of the Women’s Division Two game and captain Jessie Donovan was exiting the ground after having herself a best on ground performance. Jessie was met by a big congratulatory hug from her partner who then proceeded to drop the knee with a ‘Will you Marry me’ banner set up behind. The heartwarming proposal helped everyone forget about the cold wind. The banner on the other hand didn’t handle the wind too well. From all of us at AFL Sydney, congratulations to the happy couple on their engagement!
It was also the Pennant Hills Beyond Blue round on Saturday which saw all players wearing blue socks to raise awareness for mental health. The Demons ended up raising over $5,000!
Nomination: Nick Hey, Pennant Hills Demons
All Female Umpire Panel at North Shore
The North Shore Bombers had an all female Club Umpire panel in Round 17. Matilda Eder, Kaitlin Mesiti and Isabelle Smith umpired five matches between them this round, and handled them all spectacularly well. It’s a first for North Shore to only field female club umpires, and Trent Zimmerman MP and the Mayor of Willoughby Gail Giles-Gidney came down to Gore Hill to congratulate them. See photo’s below including one with North Shore’s immensely proud umpire co-ordinator!
Nomination: Thomas Shanahan, North Shore Bombers
UTS AFC, SUANFC and Sydney University Bombers all Celebrate Pride Round
It was a big round for UTS AFC last weekend as they celebrated Pride Round. The Bats are extremely proud to be a club that lists Inclusivity as their key club value, and that’s what Pride Round is all about. UTS AFC had a ‘rainbow 50’ painted on Waverley Oval and many players wore rainbow socks at games played across Trumper and Wavelery.
Sydney Univeristy and Sydney Univesity Bombers also celebrated their Pride Round on the weekend. Every team across the two clubs wore rainbow socks in support of Camp Out, a not for profit organisation that creates safe spaces for young people to explore and express their identities. It is a charity close to the heart of the Bombers in particular, with a number of players volunteering their time to the cause across the course of the season.
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.