SWANS CLUB NOTES: Riverina Football Record August 8, 1999 - No.16
THE Club was saddened to hear the news this week of the passing of the long time supporter Ronnie Williams. Mrs Williams has been an ardent supporter of the Club since 1947, through the good times and the bad and she will be long remembered by the many people she was known to in her support of the Club. We at the Club offer our sincere condolences to the Williams family on the passing of Mrs Ronnie Williams.
The committee of the Griffith Swans also wish to offer our sincerest condolences to the Wood family on the death last week of their daughter and long time Griffith Swans supporter Nancy, and to the Files family on the death of Margo's father last week. Our sincere condolences go out to both families at this sad time.
On the football and in the Seniors a second quarter lapse saw Coolamon run away with the game by half time. Despite never giving in we were convincingly defeated. It is time to dig deep and recover some lost pride in the next three games starting today.
Last weeks awards were sponsored by JK Signs and we thank them (John Kupsch) for that. In the Seniors the Exies Dinner was won by on baller Phillip "The Voice" Rowston with another four quarter effort against the odds, the Snuggle Inn Towel was won by backman Damien "The Warhorse" Scott who defended stoutly despite being under extreme pressure all day, the McDonalds Voucher was won by youngster Luke "Punter" Jasprizza with a good effort on the wing, and the McNabb Fuel Voucher was won by running player Myles "Bundy On" Bunn who never stopped trying. The Players' Player Mug was won by hard running defender Shane "The Goose" Ruyg who made many clearing dashes from defence.
The Reserves after a good first half were convincingly outplayed in the third quarter to be well down at the final change. The players never gave up and fought the game out well. The McDonalds Award was won by on baller Corey "The Junkyard dog" Frater with a four quarter effort, and the Griffith Laundry Service Voucher was won by rover Nick "The Desperado" Donnellon who won plenty of possessions.
The Under 18s continued on their way getting the points again despite having to struggle early. The C & P Express JDs Pizza Award was won by forward Scott Rawle who kicked seven goals, the McDonalds Award was won by Under 16 player Leigh Owen who was consistent all day, and the Lowes Socks were won by enigmatic forward Gary Minchin who is running into top form.
Do not forget about the $1000 reverse draw on Sunday 15th August. $20 per person includes food and drink. Also the Mystery bus trip after the Mangoplah Cookardinia United-Easlakes game. Please ring Kelly Ruyg for bookings. Tonight we are going back to the Exies Sports Club after the game for a meal and drinks and all players and supporters are welcome.