Greetings fellow Blackmen and Blackwomen and welcome back for another wrap up of all things AUFC.
It is with great sadness that we here at the AUFC learnt of the passing of the Rosewater Football Club. Such integrity and honour, over 130 years of thuggery, down the drain. Our thoughts are with the club captain and we are all praying that the next 20 years pass by in a flash so that he may once again grace the SAAFL with his calm and stoic leadership. Vale.
Last week was a great week for the Blacks which saw 6 wins out of 9 games, a very solid credit considering uni holidays continue to decimate our ranks.
Wins against the Goonians mean two on the trot for the A+B grades as they finished with class in two blockbuster matches at Goon Park. The Showgirls ran out 4 point victors whilst the Budgie Smugglers definitely smuggled their win - a fantastic 1 point victory that tasted sweeter than Crouchy's pineapple Cruisers.
Around the grounds it appears that the Catholics were far too strong for both the C-Men and the Brady Bunch however Dirty made up for it by neutralising Sacred Fart at home thanks to club favourite Snakehips Butler booting 5.
The B@stards and the Scum survived the trek out to North Haven for Homeless with the Scum losing beautifully to set the B@stards up for an easy 10 goal win.
The Womens' divisions sunk Poor-t Adelaide faster than a Collins-class sub, with Poor-t only managing a single goal between both matches. The mighty womens' teams have been dominating the womens leagues this year as evidenced by the fact that 6 of our Division 1 ladies have been invited to train with the Crows Womens squad. CA CAAWWW indeed!
For those whose wallets and livers need a break; rejoice as the senior sides + the Chards have byes this week. Functioning alcoholics (and non-functioning I suppose) rejoice in the fact that there is still some footy on at Bob Neil 1 when the Rising Stars hope to continue their stellar form against Salisbury NSE&W under lights on Saturday.
The C-Men and the Video Show will be venturing out to Goon Park where we hope to make it 4/4 against the Goonians and leave them as emotionally fraught as a Richmond supporter.
The Scum and B@stards are both playing at Bob Neil 2 on Saturday against Hectic-ville and Hopeless Valley respectively. After a brief jaunt destabilising the EU, Holsty returns to destabilise the B@stards in a grudge match of epic proportions. The last time the B@stards played Hopeless Valley, the Hopeless took a leaf out of Rosewater's playbook and went the biff. DJ Selva ended up in the ER with his teeth through his lips whilst everyone else was just relieved that Rocky had gone raving the night before and was nowhere to be found. This week there will be no respite and the Hopeless will soon discover that revenge is best served in a black and white 'V'.
Bob Neil 1 is open for business on Sunday with the Dead Letter Office Raiders playing Salisbury NSE&W at 1:30pm. The beers will be cold and the canteen operating at full capacity so get down and support our Div 1 girls who are the most likely team to win a flag this year.
Cracking week of footy ahead,
Tex gets some airtime
After a controversial start to the season, embroiled in on-field tripping allegations the likes of which we haven't seen since Riverdance Ireland was rocking up to games straight from his 'meditation' sessions, A grade Captain Tom 'Tex' Walker has stepped his game up another notch. Listen to him give a gripping one on one interview with the sole member of the SAAFL media contingent below.
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Six Girl Guides invited to train in Crows squad
Six girl from our Women's teams in total have been invited to train with the women's development squad. This is a testament to the hard work done by the players and coaching staff. We have seen phenomenal results from both girl guides teams this year, and this achievement shows that the women of AUFC can truly cut it with the best.
Goal Kickers: P. Dolan 3, L. Parker 3, A. Hunt 2, S. Penniment Best Players: J. Dearing, J. Keynes, S. Penniment, M. Slade, E. Moore
The Smugglers arrived at Payneham Oval still looking to regain momentum after losses to PAC and Henley, as few remember the win against Unley merely a week prior. Josh Stewart and Hamish Crouch received well-deserved call-ups to the A grade and Sam Harms took the week off to catch Pokemon, but with the welcome return of Greeny and Keynes' recruits Ash Hunt and Michael Yunupingu on for the opening bounce the Budgies were feeling good.
Cracking weather stood to make for a clean and fast paced affair but the game that followed was anything but. Payneham were obviously compensating for something in both grades with their off-ball aggression however the Blacks' mids were dominant inside throughout the day.Matthew Slade was out to prove that it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog when it comes to winning the inside ball and laying tackles, while Ethan 'the Terminator' Moore showed that being a big dog doesn't hurt at all in such situations. Mentions to Nick Warren for continuing to be an absolute tactician around the stoppages and Sam Penniment for providing toughness and intensity all day long, despite death threats from a certain #4.
A relatively small forward line left Hewish to try and present as a target all over the ground, though he wouldn't admit to missing Hamo. Thankfully it was definitely Dolan's game and alongside debutant Ash Hunt the forward line managed to cause enough trouble for Payneham, with Lewis Parkeralso chiming in for a lazy 3 goals.
The back six gave up a few easy goals early on yet Ned Dart and I couldn't ask for better half-backs than Keynesy and Jackson Dearing, who were again commanding, and Dougie Smith's run and carry out of the back lines was vital in a overall stagnant first half for the Blacks.
The Smugglers needed an edge in the fourth and such confidence was demonstrated best by Blythy, who was caught trying to take the game on against all odds by selling candy right into the man on the mark, a move that may strangely sum up Pennes' short run at Claire Slade; bold, shamless and a little painful in the end.
The Blacks seemed to make things harder on themselves throughout the first three quarters, yet it may have only been to prove that the Finishers were back, with the whole team finding their stride late in the game. If Ben Sanders laying tackles didn't get you excited then Michael Yunupingu stretching his legs out on the wing surely did and the Blacks held Payneham within their forward line, looking to surely be the goods when Ash Hunt and Dougie Smith decided to taunt the Payneham crowd one last time before the final siren.
A tough one point win should return the momentum to a team searching to close the season in good form before finals and shows once more that the Budgie Smugglers are just ever so slightly more entertaining than the A grade.
HYB @ THE LONG ROOM - 23 JULY
Just because there are no matches during the day at Bob Neil 1 doesn't mean you miss out on cheap West End and piping hot meat pies - HYB will take place at the special time of 6pm in the Long Room prior to the the Rising Stars match at 7:30.
Cheap beer + warm pies + double footy = happiness
With quite a few byes this week, I know that most of you will be jonesing for a footy fix so don't miss out on quality banter and cheap, cheap tins on offer at BN#1 Saturday night.
The girls will be playing on the main oval and the Crows will be ripping apart the (pussy)Cats live on the big screen - watch both from the warm surrounds of the finest clubrooms in amateur league footy. What more could you want??
Julie Power - Womens Div 1 Captain
Julie Michele (with one 'L') Power
Age: Height: Weight
31, 167, how rude
Games Played: Goals Kicked:
50, 42 for uni - 142 career total
Junior Footy Club:
Woodville West Torrens
Describe yourself as a footballer (In 30 words or less):
Started as a chubby forward, now a running midfielder.. & a premiership captain
Favorite Movie: Actor:
A League of Their Own....Liam Neeson
Favorite Band or Song:
Boo Seeka & Jebediah & Safie - Make Them Wheels Roll
Least Favorite Opposition Club:
White zinc cream...with an exception for night games!
When you were 14, what poster did you have on the back of your bedroom door?
Jason Priestly of Beverly Hills 90210 fame.
Favourite AFL Club: AFL Player:
Gary Ablett Jr
Of the AUFC players you have played with which Player is? (Must not answer with yourself). Smartest: Dumbest: Funniest: Angriest: Best Looking: Coaches Pet:
Courtney Thomas Taylor "Nellie" Nelson Erin Hennessy Alex Cannizzaro Cassie Tsoumbris Indi (such a good listener)
Favorite Player Nickname:
The Fine-Apple (Sarah Watherston)
Best sledge you’ve Given or received:
"You wear too much sunscreen" - vs Pooraka in 2014
Favorite Player at the Club & Why:
Whitney Benson...Always puts in 100% for her team mates
Ask yourself a question and answer it:
Can we win the flag this year?
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Angus McKinnon Young (61 years of age) - Lukas Antoniadis (of the same age)
Dougy Radford had an attempt at growing a mo last year, but it just made him look more like he was due for another American Pie sequel.
CLUBS NIGHT @ THE HAVEY - JULY 30
Coming up on July 30 our generous sponsor pub is hosting a Clubs Night where all the other sporting clubs that are sponsored by the Havey get to come along for a very special HYB hosted by none other than the Pup himself.
Drinks specials will be available all night so lets make this one a ripper and scare the absolute bejeezus out of the non-AUFC players.
Div 1 (Black Jack & the Showgirls) 8.5.53 defeated Payneham Goonians 7.7.49
Goal Kickers: S. Sharley 3, B. Simpson, J. Schulz, M. Swift, S. Paynter, A. Offe
Best Players: M. Taylor, S. Paynter, T. Walker, T. Bateman, D. Bateman
Div 1R (Super Gav and the Budgie Smugglers) 9.7.61 defeated Payneham Goonians 9.6.60
Goal Kickers: P. Dolan 3, L. Parker 3, A. Hunt 2, S. Penniment
Best Players: J. Dearing, J. Keynes, S. Penniment, M. Slade, E. Moore
Div 7 (Sexy Pimp and his C-Men) 7.8.50 defeated by Pope John Paul II 14.16.100
Goal Kickers: CD. Davis 3, D. Polkinghorne, A. Ireland, S. Harris, D. Trezise
Best Players: D. Davis, C. Desmet, A. Ireland, H. Rusby, B. Robinson, D. Trezise
Div 7R (Robert Reid and the Brady Bunch) 9.4.58 defeated by Pope John Paul II 13.9.87
Goal Kickers: N. Dragas 4, N. Ivic 2, T. Bowles 2, H. Wilson
Best Players: C. Ramsey, T. Bowles, T. Carr, D. Conier, M. Veprek, N. Ivic
Div C1 (The Chardonnay Socialists) 12.9.81 defeated Sacred Fart 9.10.64
Goal Kickers: A. Butler 5, M. Stuart 3, N. Noack 2, C. Sulicich 2
Best Players: C. Sulicich, R. Doecke, Z. Hambour, N. Noack, A. Butler, B. Lewis
Div C3 (The B@stards) 11.7.73 defeated North Haven for Homeless 2.2.14
Goal Kickers: S. Garrett 6, D. Harvey, A. Di Silvio, A. Bate, A. Buckby, A. Howes
Best Players: N. Tran, T. Chalk, S. Garrett, D. Collett, A. Bate
Div C5 (The Scum) 5.1.31 defeated by North Haven for Homeless 11.8.74
Goal Kickers:P. Malinauskas 2, S. Lewis, S. Lawrence, S. Ciccarello
Best Players: B. Linford, S. Lawrence, J. Richards, M. Draca, J. Maxwell
Div 1 (The Postie and Her Dead Letter Office Raiders) 16.16.112 defeated Poor-t Adelaide 1.0.6
Goal Kickers: K. Harvey 5, N. Collie 4, S. Richardson 3, R. King, J. Caulfield, S. Li, S. Watherston
Best Players: W. Benson, S. Hare Breidahl, J. Power, J. Edwards, S. Li, N. Collie
Div 2 (Hollywood and His Rising Stars) 25.17.167 defeated Poor-t Adelaide 0.0.0
Goal Kickers: N. Kraemer 7, J. Caulfield 6, T. Lee 5, G. Mills 2, T. Ruediger 2, S. Keech, T. Huynh, L. White
Best Players: E. O''Dea, N. Kraemer, J. Caulfield, T. Lee, S. Holliday, J. Keipert
Saturday 23rd July
Black Jack & the Showgirls (Div 1) BYE
Super Gav and the Budgie Smugglers (Div 1R) BYE
Sexy Pimp and the C-Men (Div 7) v Payneham Goonians @ Goon Park 2.15pm
The Kenny Everett Video Show (Div 7R) v Payneham Goonians @ Goon Park 12.15pm
The Chardonnay Socialists (C1) v BYE
The B*stards (C3) v Hopeless Valley @ Bob Neil #2 2.15pm
The Scum (C5) v Hectorville @ Bob Neil #2 12.15pm
Hollywood and His Rising Stars (Open Women’s Div 2) v Gaza Great @ Bob Neil #1 7;30pm
Sunday 24th July
The Postie and Her Dead Letter Office Raiders (Open Women’s Div 1) v Salisbury NSE&W @ Bob Neil #1 1:30pm
The A and B grade playing list (with Guernsey Numbers) is available here for those who have requested player numbers when attending games. There are a number of players moving in and out of these teams but we have done our best to cover most players. However, we do apologise if this is not all encompassing of the potential Div 1 playing squad.