28 July, 2014

What A Footy Match!

Edit:  You can read about it here and also listen to their coach, Peter Densley's interview.

 Yesterday Austin's team played their Yarrambat JFC Depression and Anxiety Awareness round match.
For the first time in 35 years, they played in a different colour. Blue for Beyond Blue which is 
the depression and anxiety support group.
 
 It was a hard fought match.
 The boys were playing in memory of our President, Craig.
Final score - Yarrambat 8 13 61 to Diamond Creek 9 6 60.

It was quite a controversial finish. We were 2 points ahead when DC kicked a point. The umpire called the ball back for a free kick. The player faked an injury so the ball was given to one of their better kickers, who then kicked a goal, putting DC ahead by 4 points and winning the game. The DC team all jumped around celebrating and the umpire noticed the "injured" player had had a miraculous recovery and disallowed the goal. The injured player was handed the ball and missed the goal, getting a point. I was time keeping and scoring and it got very confusing.
 In the rooms after the game. 

The match even made it to the 3AW Rumour File on the radio this morning! Their coach was on a little later talking about the game and it also made the 9 o'clock news!

Congratulations to the Under 17's team. 
You played a fantastic game.
I'm sure Craig would have been so proud of you.


12 comments:

Bev C said...

Well done boys, I guess this is where the saying Cheats never prosper comes into play.

Happy days.
Bev.

Noela said...

Glad it got sorted in the end Christine. Good on the boys for playing a great game. Hugs.....

Maria said...

Raising awareness for what is a real problem today...a wonderful idea. What a great effort...well done Under 17! You see cheating type behaviours in international level sport and the young people seem to think it's ok then, so glad the other team got their 'just desserts'!

shez said...

wow what an exciting and close match,ge what a funny ending,lol.It looks a very muddy ground,and what a wonderful thing for all the boys to do by playing to raise the awareness of Depression and Anxiety Awareness,well done boys.xx

Melody said...

Well done boys. A very important cause.

Jo said...

What a memory. How exciting

marina said...

that's amazing, dishonesty penalised and honesty rewarded? unheard of most of the time.
well done to the boys!

Maria said...

Congratulations guys... Well played . Sad to think the other team had to cheat...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well done to all the boys, they can be proud of playing the right way...

Fiona said...

be a good story for ever now....
Hugz

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Well done. Great cause.

Karen said...

Wow. I have never heard of that happening before. Pleased it turned out fairly in the end.