Brothers and Sisters of the Sherrin,

I hope this note finds you all well and living the dream. What a week of footy! Did Carlton get up?? I think that would make Marto happy, It was a close game between the Crows and Swans and the Tigers are looking strong at the right end of the season. I do hope your team had success.


This week Wednesday training will be held at Strand Park starting at 5.30. Come on down join the guys and have a little fun. Great turn up last week with good numbers but the coach wanted a little change and hence the venue swap for the night. Let me know if you have any problems getting there. Sunday training is back at the Tigers Sunday Morning starting at 10 but we will have to get off as get down to Tony Ireland Stadium for the local finals.

Bar Duties for the AFL Townsville Finals:

Guys we have been asked to man the BAR at next weekend’s final series which is over both Saturday and Sunday between 1 and 6. We are reaching out for 1-2 hours of your time on either or both days. The more that gets involved the lighter the load. Now no drinking while on duty but once you have finished go hard. Can you drop me a line to let me know if you can assist. It is very much appreciated by so many. I don’t think it will be that busy and you can still watch the game from the bar so happy days.

Islah’s Sparkle Day at HPO

Well done to the Hawkies for another great day and a great cause. We had a lot of fun playing the Hawk’s old boys who are more than handy around the field. To all clubs I know you have strong connections and responsibilities with your clubs but there are other such games that can extend your playing enjoyment. For example we have a day up in Cardwell against our Cairns Brothers in November where we raise funds for the locals through the Lions Club of Cardwell. Give it some thought and let me know if you want a run. I believe we have players from both the Towers and Whitsunday coming up this year. Now I do have some words on the Game Plan applied on Saturday. After playing in the backline for 55 years I get put into the forward pocket, I hate forward players so much I had to give myself 3 uppercuts as I ran on and then must have had a sign with don’t kick it to me on me they were worried I might break something?. But every one seem to enjoy themselves which is the main thing and look forward to next year. Thanks guys for putting on such a great day.

Next Weekend:

This coming weekend the Gold City Suns (Charters Towers Brothers) are traveling down to the Whitsunday’s to play the guys there. They have a bus going down so if anyone wants a lift can you give Ted a ring on 0408193005 or if you can make it down on your own steam ring him to let them know you are going. I would love to go but with my other job will be needed at TIS for the local footy.


Only 6 weeks away now so training should be well and truly a major part of everyday now in preparation for what should be a great carnival. I know Denise and I and looking forward to catching up with all our mates from around Australia and find out what is happening in everyone’s lives during the year. I am sure there are a few good stories in there. Any problems, issues or questions just let me know and will follow up.

Club Shirts and Singlets:

Anne has ordered new club shirts and singlets which should not be too far away. Once we know costs will let you know for ordering but all new designs, first in best dressed so be ready for that one legends and legendetts.

That is all for now guys, keep living the dream and hope to talk to you soon.

Warmest Regards



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