Welcome to “Blast from the Past”. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading.more
The Western Magpies will find out very quickly where they sit in the pecking order when they have the toughest opening two rounds of any club in the 2015 QAFL season as they host 2014 undefeated Premiers Morningside in Round 1 at Chelmer on Saturday, 11th Aprilthen follow up with runners-up Labrador, also at Chelmer, on Saturday, 18th April.more
Sherwood AFC President Chris Dennis has announced that there will be a lighting upgrade for the club’s main oval—Powenyenna Oval—that will bring the lighting up to a standard where QAFL matches can be played at night.more
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Western Magpies are proud to announce the appointment of Quentin Johnson in the role of Colts (Under 19's) and Development Coach for season 2015. Quentin has rejoined the Magpies after formerly being Senior Season Coach at the Western Magpies from 2005 to 2009.more
The Western Magpies Reserves won through to the second week of the finals with a resounding 17 point win over Broadbeach at Broadbeach on Sunday.
The Pies were on song from the first bounce to reverse the two losses to the Cats in the home and away season , winning 9-14-68 to 7-9-51.more
The new Sherwood/Western Magpies changerooms were officially opened by oldest surviving Sherwood AFC Life Member Alex Smith and AFLQ CEO Michael Conlan last Saturday prior to the club’s match against Morningside.more
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The Western Magpies will be seeking redemption when they host premiership favourites and undefeated Morningside at Chelmer on Saturday. The Pies suffered a big defeat at Hawthorne in the first round and were also disappointing against Labrador last week and will be keen to finish the season on a competitive note and push the Panthers all the way.more
The Western Magpies showed they are not far off the pace in the QAFL when they pushed finals bound Broadbeach all the way before going down by 5 points at Broadbeach on Saturday, 16-15-111 to 17-4-106.more
The Magpies travel to Gold Coast to take on the Broad Beach Cats this week off the back of a disappointing number of weeks of football. The Senior Team is very determined to make amends and make a statement in the last 3 weeks of QAFL fixtures this season and let the competition know they will be a force to be reckoned with in Season 2015.more
The Western Magpies had a disappointing loss to UQ on Saturday, going down by 15 points , 13-10-88 to 10-13 -73.
After a tight opening 20 minutes the UQ side were able to kick late 3 goals and held a 2 goal lead and were never headed for the rest of the match. The lead fluctuated from 22 points early in the final term to 8 points late in the final quarter as the Magpies..more
The Western Magpies are now officially out of finals contention after a disappointing 36 point loss to Surfers Paradise at Chelmer on Saturday, 19-17-131 to 14-11-95. In front of a Western Magpies player... and official reunion the Pies were swamped early by the Demons, who also were playing for their finals future. The 36 point final margin flattered the Magpies, who were 64 points down at threemore
The Western Magpies host fellow finals contender Surfers Paradise at Chelmer tomorrow in a match in which a win will either keep them in finals contention for another week but a loss will end their finals hopes for the season.
The equation is simple for the Pies—win 4 of their 5 remaining matches and they can sneak into 5th place on the ladder.more
If you see No 31 running around in the ruck in the Reserves in a Western Magpies guernsey on Saturday you may be interested to know that the player concerned had never heard of Australian Rules Football 2 years ago, let alone played the game.
Rob Mohr is a fast learner as he only took up footy last year when he came to Australia from his native Germany and had a spell at Apollo Bay in Victoria.more
The Western Magpies have had a second Golden Era with 3 premierships from 2006 to 2014. There was a period between the Golden Eras of the 1970s/80s and the 2006-14 era when Sherwood/Western Magpies have had a rocky road with few successes but also have in my opinion been treated poorly by the administrators of AFL in Queensland.
To lay the foundation of the second Golden Era the..more
I was lucky enough to run into Simon (Tutts) Maplebeck at Brisbane’s Adrenalin Bar one night in 1998 whilst on holidays from Victoria when he explained to me the concept of The Western Magpies and asked if I would be interested in coming back to play. Tutts explained to me that the idea had been floated of The Sherwood Football Club resurrecting a senior team to..more
Welcome to “Blast from the Past”. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading. This week we visit the career of nine time junior, five time senior Premiership player, best and fairest winner,coach,captain and Grogan Medallist William “Bill” Peirce.more
The Western Magpies had a thirty minute place either side if halftime which cost them dearly in their 34 point loss to the second placed Palm Beach-Currumbin at PBC on Saturday.
The Pies had more scoring shots than the Lions but went down 17-6-108 to 10-14-74.
The Pies trailed at quarter time as PBC controlled the early exchanges but the Pies held on with same late first..more
The reunion Day will comprise finger food and nibblies courtesy of the club and discounts on drinks for the reunion attendees.
As part of the Sherwood Football Club reunion which will be held on Saturday, July 12th when the Western Magpies host old rivals Mt Gravatt , Des Lashman recalls his time during that Golden Era and some of the players who he played with in 6 of the 8 premierships...more
With a four way logjam in the race for fifth place on the ladder and a finals place up for grabs the Western Magpies face the first of three crucial season-defining matches when they travel south to play long time rivals Palm Beach-Currumbin.
The Pies played their best football of the year against Sandgate last week with more precise delivery and better ball handling skills and...more
The Sherwood and Western Magpies have enjoyed two Golden Eras—the first by Sherwood in the 1970-80s and the second by the Western Magpies from 2006-2012.Below is the story of Sherwood’s dominance in the SQAFA...more
The Western Magpies returned to the winners list with an emphatic victory over Sandgate on Sunday, 19-11-125 to 3-8-26. The 99 point victory sees the Pies back in the five on percentage and with new... confidence going into a crucial part of the season.
The Magpies were out of the blocks from the first bounce and kicking with a blustery wind at Sandgate booted 8 first quarter goals...more
The Western Magpies, in 8th place on the ladder but only 4 points out of the five, face another crucial match against 9th placed Sandgate, who are expected to bounce back after a shock loss to UQ last week. The match is scheduled for Sunday at Sandgate.
The Magpies wilted in the second half last week and once again coach Glenn Humphrey will be stressing the need for a four quarter effort ...more
A reminder that there will be two Old Boys reunions coming up to celebrate two Golden Eras for the club. The first reunion will be on , Saturday July 12th when the Magpies host Mt Gravatt and will involve players and officials from the formation of the senior club in 1968 to the early 1990s.
The second reunion will be held on Saturday, July 19th when the Magpies host Surfers Paradise and ...more
The Western Magpies gave up a 13 point half-time lead in disappointing second half display when they went missing to allow Wilston Grange to take control and go on to a 33 point victory at Chelmer on Saturday. Grange kicked 10 second half goals to the magpies 4 goals.
The loss was a crucial one in the context of a 4-way fight for fifth place on the ladder as the Pies drop to 8th place ...more
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The Western Magpies are at the crossroads of their season with a critical match against Wilston Grange at Chelmer today. The Magpies are currently one match outside the five in sixth place and will be looking to reverse their shock first round defeat by the Gorillas who sit in eight place on the ladder one win behind the Magpies.
The Magpies have made three changes to the side with ...more
The Western Magpies were given a football lesson by the undefeated Morningside at Hawthorne on Saturday.
The Pies were defeated by 93 points 25-21-171 to 11-12-78.
It was the Pies first defeat where they were given a football lesson--except for Palm Beach when a terrible first quarter had sealed the result, in all other losses this season the Pies have been ...more
The Western Magpies face a real test of their credentials when they travel to the Esplen Oval at Hawthorne to take on the undefeated ladder leaders and premiership favourites Morningside on Saturday.
The Magpies have been patchy in most of their matches this season, playing top line football at stages in games followed by lapses when they tend to fall away in applying pressure and ...more
Welcome to “Blast from the Past”. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading. This week we feature recently retired (from QAFL anyway) in and under dual premiership player Reid “Dobbo” Dobson. Reid was a decorated junior who graduated to senior footy ...more
The Western Magpies battled hard in alternating weather conditions on Saturday at Cooke-Murphy oval, but were unable to claim the four points against premiership contenders Labrador, losing 15-10-100 to 7-10-52.
The Pies started well early and slotted the first two majors of the game before the Tigers settled and evened the contest. The Magpies were able to get first hands on the ball ...more
The fifth placed Western Magpies face another test of their finals credentials on Saturday when they travel to the Gold Coast to take on the the fourth placed Labrador, another ex-NEAFL team.
The Magpies have been there own worst enemy in their three losses to date with poor decision making and inaccurate disposal costing them costly turnovers which have been punished on the scoreboard.more
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The Western Magpies were defeated by 20 points, 16-12-108 to 13-10-88, by the second placed Broadbeach in a high pressure clash at Chelmer on Saturday. Both sides were guilty of lapses in concentration and had moments when they dominated only then to be dominated.
The Magpies allowed Broadbeach to take early control to go to a 3 goal lead early before fighting back late in the quarter to ...more
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The Western Magpies have what could be argued as a season defining match against the current second team on the ladder in Broadbeach on Saturday at Chelmer.
This is the first of three matches in a row against strong ex-NEAFL clubs and the Magpies will find out where they sit in the QAFL pecking order after this match. A win sets them up for a strong tilt at a top three place and will instil ...more
The Western Magpies returned to the winners list with a hard fought 25 point victory over an improving University of Queensland team at Chelmer on Saturday. The Magpies had to rejig the side before the first bounce with inform mid-fielder Ben Jaenke-Cain pulling up with a sore calf after a run on Friday and Mitch Stallard was recalled to the starting line-up. The Magpies also brought ...more
The Western Magpies hope to bounce back to the winners list against bottom placed University of Queensland at Chelmer on Saturday.
The Magpies suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of old Pineapple Cup rivals Palm Beach-Currumbin last week and the players will be chomping at the bit to get some redemption against a UQ side yet to win a game this season.more
Long time rivals from Pineapple Hotel Cup days in the Western Magpies and Palm Beach-Currumbin square of in a vital clash on Saturday at Chelmer that will go a long way to determining the fate of both sides in this year's premiership race.
The Magpies only loss was in round one against Wilston Grange when the Pies looked a little underdone after an interrupted practice match schedule ...more
Welcome to Blast from the Past. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading. This week we feature a former club cult figure who was an amazing and entertaining key forward who was renowned for his accurate goal kicking and strong leads from the goal square. An all-round ...more
The Western Magpies had their first victory over Mt Gravatt in over 20 years on Saturday in a dour struggle in windswept conditions at Ron McClennan Oval at Mt Gravatt.
The match was played in blustery conditions with a cold southerly wind buffeting the ground which reduced the match as a spectacle as the wind made kicking the ball with any accuracy difficult. Subsequently there were ...more
One of the oldest rivalries in South east Queensland Football will be rekindled on Saturday when the Western Magpies return to Ron McClennan Oval in Upper Mt Gravatt to play Mt Gravatt.
The Magpies (then Sherwood) and Mt Gravatt had a great rivalry in the now defunct South Queensland Association when they squared off in numerous Grand finals before both went to the QAFL. Mt Gravatt were able ...more
Plenty of women will be playing their first footy games this weekend, as the new Queensland Women Amateur Football Association (QWAFA) kicks off.
Created with the view to providing clubs a chance to lay the foundations for their women�s teams and develop players in a more social environment, the competition will include UQ, Carrara, Coorparoo/Zillmere, Caboolture and the Western Magpies.more
The Western Magpies defeated a gallant Surfers Paradise outfit at Sir Bruce Small Park on Saturday to notch their second win in as many games. The Magpies finished strongly after another slow start to prevail 16-18-114 to 13-15-93 in front of a strong and vocal local crowd.
In a sluggish first quarter which saw the Magpies outscored 4 goals to two, it was poor skill executionmore
Western Magpies travel to Surfers Paradise for their round 3 QAFL match in what shapes as a danger game for the visitors.
Reports indicate the Demons have several returning starts for the clash after a disappointing start which has seen them lose both matches to date quite comfortably. However the Surfers Paradise ground has been the downfall of the Magpies in the past and they will need to bemore
Come and watch the Anzac Day match between Essendon and Collingwood on Friday 25th April at the Western Magpies AFC. Sit back with a mate and enjoy the game with hot dogs, stubbies, and great prizes to be won. The club opens at 1pm and meals will be available.more
Welcome to Blast from the Past. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading. This week we feature a club favourite who was renowned for his never say die attitude, silky skills and swooping roving for the Magpies in the early 2000s. Today we revive the career of former ...more
Western Magpies won their first QAFL match in over a decade when they overcame a sluggish start to win comfortably over Sandgate at Chelmer on Saturday. The Western Magpies won several matches in their first foray into the QAFL in the early 2000s and on return to the QAFL for 2 years in 2009 to 2010 were unable to secure a victory.
Sandgate jumped out of the blocks to open up a 5 goal lead ...more
Club members, families and friends – have you thought of holding your next event at the Sherwood Football Club function room. You may be looking for a venue to host your wedding, your 21st 18th, your Engagement party, business function, Christmas party – any event you desire. Well we have just the facility for all occasions.
We have a fabulous function room at the club, and we encourage all ...more
The opening round of the new look QAFL commenced at Wilston Grange last Saturday under lights in warm conditions and a young Western Magpies outfit were defeated by 29 points.
The 2014 season is full of interest with the new QAFL competiton and in many ways it is difficult to gauge where all the clubs are in the pecking order, with most clubs having substantial changes to their ...more
Western Magpies are looking to join the QWAFA and help establish women’s teams. The Western Magpies AFC has ushered two women onto the board for the first time in the club’s history and are scouting for more women to join the ranks.
The Magpies have also applied to join AFL Queensland’s new women’s league, the Queensland Women’s Amateur Football Association. The QWAFA will act as a ...more
Welcome to another instalment of “Blast from the Past”. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading. This week we feature a player who starred for the Magpies in the mid 2000’s. Today we revive the career of Wagga Wagga product and two time premiership hero, “The Big Easy” Ian...more
Sherwood Football Club and Western Magpies are proud to announce the new Membership Categories available for Season 2014.
There are three categories to choose from:
Black and White - $10
Mighty Magpie - $75
Magpie Family - $100
You will see the added benefits with each different level on the Membership Category flyer. The Board will continually strive to improve the value of our member...more
At the 2014 Alchemy Season Launch party we had the chance to interview some of the guests and see how they were enjoying themselves. Check out the latest news from Magpies TV on our YouTube channel or the Magpies TV section of the website. Click through for the full video!more
Welcome to “Blast from the Past”. Our aim is to cover off on past players, coaches and support staff of The Western Magpies from all over Australia and we trust that you find it interesting reading.This week we feature a player who starred for the Magpies in the early 2000’s. Today we revive the career of former QAFL, AFL and VFL Player, Marty Pask.
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Senior Camp 2014 was a great success and we took lots of photos along the way. Have a look in our gallery to see the full set! If you would like to catch up with any of the stories check out our Facebook page.more
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In this episode Glen Humphrey talks about his journey all the way from the Northern Territory to Head Coach for the Western Magpies Senior Football Team for 2014. Glen talks about the change, how he is enjoying the new club, and what his predictions are for the coming season.
You can watch this episode on the Magpies TV section of our website, or directly on the Western Magpies YouTube channel.more
Sherwood Football Club would like to acknowledge the hard work and effort that Michael McEvoy has contributed in previous years to managing the club at Chelmer, but the time has come for others to take up the challenge.
Michael’s passion for the club is exceptional, and his work ethic has been relentless. Over the past twenty years, he has fulfilled nearlymore
On Thursday, March 13th 2014, the Sherwood Football Club and Western Magpies will be hosting their 2014 Season Launch at the magnificent Alchemy Restaurant and Bar. We would very much like the pleasure of your company to celebrate this very special occasion, and to assist us in raising funds for the club.more
We would like to thank Jimboomba Turf for being a proud sponsor in 2014. It is the continued support of not just our club members and their family and friends, but also our sponsors that keep us going.
Jimboomba Turf is a leading, Queensland-based, family-owned business established in 1973, with a 40-year track record in excellence and innovation.more
Western Magpies AFC has officially met the requirements and achieving bronze level accreditation in the Swisse AFL Quality Club Program. We have met all the criteria of a bronze level club. This criterion assures the following:
All coaches at your club have attained level 1 accreditation
All trainers at your club are accredited in accordance with league...more
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Sign on time for Sherwood AFC is just around the corner. Remember to put the dates February 8th and 9th in your calendar and to spread the word. We are hoping for a big turn out this year and to get plenty of new and returning players enlisted for the 2014 season on the U8's to U16's and Auskick teams. Please help by spreading the word to friends and family, or anyone who may be interested.more
Even though training has finished for the year, club organisers have been busy preparing for the year ahead. There is already a few important dates that have been decided and we thought it would be a good idea to let everyone know:more
Well it is that time again – when the jolly, old fat guy tries to squeeze down your chimney to drop off an array of amazing goodies for you and your family. Please ensure all chimneys have been cleaned, and that you leave the desired beer out for Santa, and the carrots for Rudolf and the team of busy reindeer.more