Woo Hoo; finally we are back into some footy action. We have had a trial game against reigning premiers the Burleigh Bears and came away winners. Although it wasn?t their strongest side there were plenty of positives to come out of the day for the Dolphins.
Ryan Cullen could get a gig on TV show Dancing with the Stars he had that many steps. Starry led the way up front and big Nathan Herbener put a shot on a Burleigh forward that would have knocked him from Burleigh to Tweed. Matt Gruszka was impressive on the wing and Mark Christensen set up a good try for Phil Shilvock with a clever flick pass. Shane Perry and Mick Roberts led the team around the park well especially in the second half when the forwards were on top but all in all it was a good display by everybody.
One thing that has changed over the years seems to be the songs that teams on the bus on the way home from games in the old days there would be a few dirty ditties and when I played we had Richard Ackerman who I swear knows the words to every song ever released. But on the bus home from Burleigh our colts were singing songs by boy bands like Back Street Boys, NSYNC now what?s the go there boys, I might have to get Ackers down to teach you young guys a thing or two.
Now some people will go to any extent to keep in good with Club bosses I have seen Iggy Graham concreting Big Dessy?s driveway and now Daniel Green doing some work on Bob Jones driveway. In all seriousness Greeny actually does a good job with his business Garage Floor Effects he puts down a tinted covering on your concrete that not only looks good but protects your driveway as well. If you want to know more give Greeny a call on 0433 158 010 and tell him Robbo sent you and he?ll look after you. (Now Greeny you owe me $50).
As some of you may know, we here at Keystar are now the major sponsor of the Junior Dolphins from under 7?s to under 18?s some 40 odd sides and we are very proud to be on board. I went down to the junior sign on day and it hit me what a massive job it is to run the juniors over 600 kids signed on the day with another 100-150 expected to sign on in the coming weeks. Leading Edge Sports were there selling boots, shoulder pads, head gear and anything you could possibly need to play footy. Some things never change Ronny Pascoe and his Old Boys crew manned the BBQ for the sausage sizzle like they do every year and the volunteers who gave up their time to man the sign on tables done an awesome job as well. And well done to Crusher and Brian Winney for organizing the day so well with 600 kids and parents it isn?t an easy thing to do. And for administration of the juniors we have the best in the business with Katrina Martini she does a great job organizing more things than I can than I have space for in this column. So here?s to a successful year for the Keystar Junior Dolphins. May you all have winning seasons but more importantly have fun that?s what junior footy is all about.
Until next month Cheers Robbo.