Welcome to your weekly wrap up of all things AUFC.
Excellent week for the mighty AUFC last week with the only team losing being the A Grade....I'll take a nice keg of West End thanks Black Jack.
Aside from that minor blip, we are looking very strong heading into September with 5 teams either already playing finals or guaranteed finals positions. The last time the club won 5 flags was also when the Crows won their first back in 1997...I have a feeling that there will be some big reunion celebrations next year!
This weekend promises to be nothing short of spectacular. Not only is the Long Room open tonight for pre-drinks before the Crows game, we have a Saturday triple header against the Sinners with the Chards and Budgie Smugglers looking to cement their spots on the ladder for finals.
Over at beautiful Bob Neil 2 Robert Reid will hopefully be leading his Brady Bunch into a Grand Final as they host a PRELIM FINAL against the Tarnished Spooners at midday. Last week the Brady Bunch recorded a brave 1 point victory to secure this home preliminary so lets get out and cheer them into the GF! Don't worry about the B Grade, they are going to make the finals anyway, this match is much more important!
The womens' teams are on track to bring home some silverware too with the Postie playing in a qualifying final on Sunday at City Mazda Stadium and the Rising Stars in an elimination final at John Bice Memorial Oval.
As the sun sets on another Div 1 minor round make sure to get out and support the Blacks this weekend for some very crucial games. On Saturday all teams are playing at home so there is no excuse for non-attendance. And if you want to be a part of history, come along to the womens' matches on Sunday as we go for double flags.
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Elite AFL Grand Final Package 2016
DATES OF TRAVEL - 30 September - 2 October
2 nights accommodation at the Best Western Atlantis Hotel
4 star accommodation located on Spencer St, close to Etihad Stadium and Federation Square.
Reserved Seating – AFL Grand Final – Ponsford Stand.
Entry to the Elite Grand Final Breakfast (held at the Crown Palladium).
Div 1 (Black Jack & the Showgirls) 5.10.40 defeated by Poor-t Districts 16.13.109
Goal Kickers: B. Simpson 2, T. Maughan, N. Cottrell, L. Antoniadis
Best Players: A. Alesci, N. Cottrell, B. Borg, S. Paynter, J. Grieger, T. Walker
Div 1R (Super Gav and the Budgie Smugglers) 12.9.81 defeated Poor-t Districts 5.5.35
Goal Kickers: A. Offe 3, S. Pittman 2, J. Johnston 2, B. Sanders, K. Green, S. Harms, P. Dolan, N. Warren
Best Players: M. Slade, A. Offe, H. Crouch, D. Radford, K. Green, S. Penniment
Div 7R (Robert Reid and the Brady Bunch) 8.6.54 defeated Smallsbury West 7.11.53
Goal Kickers: C. McMichael 2, N. Ivic 2, J. Harrison, T. Nguyen, M. Freeman, N. Dragas
Best Players: T. Muecke, J. Campbell, C. Ramsey, N. Ivic, R. Laidlaw, M. Makin
Div C1 (The Chardonnay Socialists) 11.13.79 defeated Poor-t Districts 2.1.13
Goal Kickers: N. Noack 3, H. Woods 3, A. Butler 2, B. Meier 2, S. King
Best Players: T. Vickery, H. Woods, D. Blyth, S. Fulton, C. Schiller, R. Doecke
Div 1 (The Postie and Her Dead Letter Office Raiders) 6.9.45 defeated Mudbury 1.4.10
Goal Kickers: F. Clancey 2, K. Harvey 2, H. Beale, R. King
Best Players: S. Li, K. Edwards, J. Edwards, R. King, K. Harvey, W. Benson
Div 2 (Hollywood and His Rising Stars) 17.12.114 defeated Karl Marx University 0.0.0
Goal Kickers: N. Collie 10, A. Cannizzaro 3, G. Mills 3, E. O''Dea
Best Players: N. Collie, B. Corver, S. Holliday, G. Mills, E. O''Dea, A. Cannizzaro
Saturday 27th August
Black Jack & the Showgirls (Div 1) v Goodwood Sinners @ Bob Neil #1 2:15pm
Super Gav and the Budgie Smugglers (Div 1R) v Goodwood Sinners @ Bob Neil #1 12:15pm
Robert Reid and the Brady Bunch (Div 7R) v Tarnished Spooners @ Bob Neil #2 12:15pm - PRELIMINARY FINAL
The Chardonnay Socialists (C1) v Goodwood Sinners @ Bob Neil #1 10:15am
Sunday 28th August
The Postie and Her Dead Letter Office Raiders (Open Women’s Div 1) v Toothless Hounds @ City Mazda Stadium 1:00pm - QUALIFYING FINAL
Hollywood and His Rising Stars (Open Women’s Div 2) v Christ She's a Beach @ John Bice Memorial Oval 2:00pm - ELIMINATION FINAL
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.