Round 2 Preview

Parkdale, Scotch and Blacks Await

Despite the heading sounding like something you would buy at a bar, an important round of footy beckons at PP this Saturday. We return home for the first time in 2019 and everyone associated with the club is looking for a successful day.

One of the highlights will be the unfurling of the flag, so brilliantly won by the girls last year. The ceremony will take place at half time in the U/19s game which will be about 10.20am. Make sure you get along for this historic event.

On the footy field, the boys will be looking to bounce back after not getting on the board last week. The Seniors teams take on Parkdale who also went down last week. My spies tell me there will be a couple of inclusions from last week’s side with the honeymoon well under way. Our forward line looks quite potent and with more delivery this week, I feel confident we can kick a winning score.

In a replay of last year’s Grand Final (although technically it isn’t a replay as the sides are different. And on that point, did you know that no AFL/VFL Premiership side has ever played together after that historic day) Anyway I waffle. The girls are playing Old Scotch although I am not sure if any of them went to the school. That doesn’t matter as they are a good side and our Hearts will have to bring their A game. Our girls had their scoring boots on last week and I am confident Shanksy and Sarah Allingham will both be at the top of the goal kicking table by noon.

And talking about goalkicking, the U/19s booted 16 last weekend, and although pipped on the post (unlike Winx) they showed that these youngsters, the future of the club, can really play footy. They have brought real energy to the club and deserve a win.

Angus Brayshaw is our special guest at the first luncheon for the year. Kicking off at 12 noon, this will be another brilliant event. Along with Angus, Danny Frawley will provide some insight into the joys of coaching football to a group of enthusiastic females. There will be giveaways, raffles and all sort of fun and revelry. So get amongst it.

And at half time, the Haileybury Mothers (and odd father) are going to once again produce the best half time afternoon tea in the universe. I can’t say you won’t go hungry because punters are coming from everywhere to partake. I would recommend getting in the queue early however!
So what more could you ask for – Footy, Food, Frosties and Friendship – a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. See you there.

                          CARNA BLOODS AND HEARTS. 

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