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