GRIFFITH NOTES: "Riverina Football Record" September 28, 1997 - No. 26
The Reserve Grade gained a birth in today's Grand Final with a tight four point win against today's opponents Wagga Tigers. The best players were Jason 'Joce' Catanzariti, Rodney 'Slither' Savage, Trent '200' Demarco, Danny 'Mutley' Tuohey, Glen 'B&S' Collis and Tony 'Pitbull' Butcher. Our congratulations also goes to Brent 'H' Harrison who kicked his 100th Reserve Grade goal for 1997 in the second semi-final.
Best wishes go to all the Reserve Grade players in their effort to win the first Reserve Grade premiership since 1978.
Tonight we are going back to the Exies Sports Club after the game. All supporters are welcome.
Commiserations go to Brett Hathaway who was unfortunately injured during the second semi final resulting in surgery and will miss today game. I am sure everyone at the Club feels for Brett and we hope above everything that you have a full and speedy recovery.
Congratulations and thanks to our Miss RFL entrant, and the eventual winner of the RFL Girl of the Year competition, Tanya Gleeson. Michael Elliott on finishing third in the RFL Under 18 Best and Fairest and Brent Harrison on winning the Reserve Grade goal kicking.
Best wishes also goes to Brendan Giason and the Netball girls today in their respective events at half time of the Seniors.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those people who have supported the Club during the season, especially those who have helped out each week with the many jobs that make a football club work. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
This week we are spending sixty seconds with Brent Harrison. Nicknames: Harro, H, Nike, One Armed Bandit. Favourite pastime: Wearing my Leagues Club cricket hat, not training, working Mondays, arguing with indoor cricket umpires, watching Collingwood beat Essendon, doing forward rolls at the Griffith Hotel. Most memorable moments: Introducing Paul Lawrence to his current bussy, leaving Ex-Servicemen's Cricket Club, stumping the white ant Ray Willis in the grand final. Favourite illness: Influenza, bronchitis, tonsillitis, viral infections. Favourite influence: Ray Willis after replacing me as wicket keeper in Griffith O'Farrell Cup team, Jason Weaven. Favourite song: Good old Collingwood forever. Most admired males: Peter Davis, Mick Elliott, Matthew Plunkett. Ambition in football: To take over the full forward spot when Gus retires, to play seniors without training.