GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" April 26, 1992 - No. 2
Not the start to the football season against Turvey Park the Griffith Swans were looking for, but there were some glimpses that better things are on the way. It is unfortunate that the club is having problems in raising an Under 18 side and would like to thank Turvey Park for lending us players so that the minimum number could be put on the ground and saved the forfeit.
To the 11 lads who got out of bed early and travelled to Wagga, thanks very much for the effort and hopefully we can raise a side for today's match against Leeton. Both the committee and the coach Ted McKeown have been approaching players to make up the numbers and today could see a full side on the paddock.
The Reserve graders also went down, but it only needed a little bit of luck and they could have been well in the match. Ian Cohen was named captain and played a good game at fullback, while the non-trainer Christian Files got plenty of kicks in the middle. Others to show out were Brent Hathaway, Jamie and Michael Reid, and Paul Crowe.
The Seniors found that fitness is what is required to win matches, but forgot it very soon after with numbers down at training. Their side was still in the match halfway through the third quarter, but when the legs ran out and Turvey had an easy win. Chris Conlan was the best for the Swans and took the top award donated by Quiprite, while Jamie Bennett, Shane Ruyg and Ricky Burdett were also amongst the best. Welcome to the club to Garry Argus, the new recruit from Darwin, and he showed last round that he will be a good player for the club.
The Netball girls have come up with two sides this season and thanks again goes to those girls who travelled to Wagga . Unfortunately, both sides kept up the tradition for the day and lost, but like the football side, it is still early days.
Today we must meet our neighbours at Leeton and with a bit more application, we are hoping this is the first of many wins this season.