GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" August 21, 1994 - No. 19
The day would have suited John Bertrand in his upcoming America's Cup challenge. But it is an ill-wind that blows no good - for the Swans anyway. In a demonstrated of the adage - a little self belief goes a long way - the Under 18's demonstrated they can play great football and with a very positive attitude, go all the way. Better player included Craig Browne, Matty Kenny, Damon Clark and Tim Schmetzer (collecting the Burke & Donetto Family incentive awards), Mal Burke and Dean Leask.
The Seconds put in an evergreen performance, playing tough scragging football to be in front at the first change, but went down fighting. Big performances from Ron 'Moose' Irvin, Richard Telfer, Jason 'Wadds' Wadley, Scotty Wade, Darrell 'Pin' Collins and Mark 'Pup' O'Bryan. The Bertoldo Bakery incentive award was pooled again.
The Netballers were narrowly defeated 26-21, but in a good effort, the team was well served by Rachel Neville in attack, and Nicole Hathaway and Kylie Simpson in defence. Those interested in the netball vote count on Friday, Sept 2 at Coolamon, are asked to contact Karen or Nicole.
The Firsts were disappointed and frustrated by their performance, but they encountered a Bulldog blitz from the start. Andrew 'Barbs' Barber battled hard all day and was assisted by David 'itch' Eichler, Graham 'Axle' Foley, Mark Brown, Myles Bunn, coach Fitzsimmons covering many miles. The Greg and Rene Wade incentive awards were held over, and a dinner put on after training instead.
Reminders: The annual Swans Auction is coming up soon (offers of goods and help to Ian Wade), as is the Street Stall. The club's vote count will be held at the ground after the Tigers match. The comedian, Billy Cokebottles, will be performing at the Pink Hall on Friday, September 16. Get your tickets for a good night of humour. We look forward to the Eagles. Carn The Swans!