On Saturday the club honored the Anzac tradition with an on-field presentation of the Ode and a rendition of the Last Post prior to the Seniors game against Parkdale. Seniors and Reserves from both teams lined up as the Australian flag was raised and a minutes silence was observed.
During the afternoon at the pre match lunch, Club historian and Past Players President Ron Nicholson, recounted the special history between the RSL and the BFC with special focus on the establishment of the Football Club 58 years ago and the role the RSL played in that.
On the field our Reserves and Seniors proved too strong for Parkdale in both matches at Oak Street. Parkdale are going through a re-building program so their inexperience was telling on the day.
After 3 rounds both the Seniors and Reserves teams top their respective ladders, but next weekend's round will be decisive when we come up against the undefeated Uni Blacks at Melbourne Uni.
The Seniors match also featured first gamer Luke Cleary, former Beauy Junior and current Dragons player. Luke started playing for the club back in 2010 in the Under 9s and played 96 Juniors games for the club in that time. Luke has won numerous awards over the years and represented VIC schoolboys, but there's no doubt that his first Senior game for the club was a milestone achievement for both him and his proud parents.
In his post game address Senior Coach Bluey McKenna was vivacious in his praise for Luke, awarding him the 'Best Player' award. It was well deserved. Special mention to Chris Grigoriadis who kicked 6 goals and Jackson Voss who was fearless in and around the packs.
In the Reserves we welcomed back to the club Cal Cusack who proceeded to kick 7 goals in a dominating display at full forward.
Earlier in the day at Stradbroke Park our 3rds were well beaten by De La Salle, but the match was significant for 2 reasons. Firstly, it heralded the first game for the club by President Terry Lucas. Secondly, Terry was joined by his 3 adult sons Matt, Sam and Josh, which is quite possibly a first. The older Lucas saw out the match despite tearing his hamstring early in the game. This may be Terry's final game for the club.
But we say well done Tez, you did us proud on a day we should all feel proud.
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Fins Up and GO SHARKS!