PAFC Newsletter 4, 2021
AT LAST BACK TO TOORAK PARK
AFTER 609 days FINALLY we return to play on our home ground Toorak Park for an Anzac Day eve clash with Brunswick.
Our many new players cannot wait to take the field on the pristine Toorak Park surface.
May we enjoy the occasion and hopefully emerge with a second win for the season.
Last Saturday’s visit to Essendon Fields v PEGS was a reality check for all with the home team converting a 22 point quarter-time deficit into a 58 point win.
Given we have fielded so many new players- 15 in the first two rounds- it should not be a surprise that the team is a work in progress under new coach Matthew Boland.
A TRADITION CONTINUES
TEENAGER Ethan Plaza continued a club tradition when he played his first senior game v PEGS last Saturday.
Pictured being handed his jumper by captain James Musster, Ethan is the son of former Southbank player Tony Plaza who played about 35 games for the club.
Club stalwarts Tim Maya (158 games) and Jack Matherson (207) are respective sons former Southbank player and club president Fab Maya and Kevin Matherson, a past president and State Bank and Southbank player.
Ethan is by far the youngest team member and has all the skills to say he will be a regular senior player.
MATCH DAY AWARDS
Australian Venue Company: Riley Hogan
Hagen’s Meats: Callum Wilson
Toscano’s Quality Fruiters Hawksburn: Pat Rhodes
FIRST HOME GAME LUNCHEON MAY 8
TO BRIANNA DAVEY, co winner of the AFLW competition best and fairest this week.
Brianna’s brother Nathan played 39 senior games with the Two Blues from 2012-15.
In a previous sporting life Brianna was goal keeper for the national Matildas soccer team.
And to summer Toorak Park tenant Prahran Cricket Club on its first Premier District cricket premiership since 1984 v Dandenong last weekend.
PAFC'S Matchday Covid QR Code
In the spirit of keeping everyone safe on matchday, upon your arrival at Toorak Park please scan in using the following QR Code.
The Code will be displayed prominently in all entries to the Charles Lux pavilion and other appropriate locations.
SOCIAL CALENDAR, SAVE THE DATES
May 8, Breast Cancer support theme Pink day, first home game luncheon
May 29, Ladies Luncheon, June 19, Sports /auction night
July 3, home game luncheon, Basil Cleary day
July 3, Club ball/cocktail party at The Vincent
July 17, State Bank 1990 re-union
August 7, Team of the decade/2011 premiership reunion
September, Jack Morgan’s luncheon, 1970 premiership re-union, date tbc
September Presentation night date tbc.