PAFC Newsletter 5, 2021
AWAY from home wins are always hard to come by in amateur football which makes Saturday’s clash v Oakleigh all the more important.
While the Two Blues sit third on the ladder with a healthy percentage of 131 it must be noted the two wins have come against the bottom two teams St Mary’s and Brunswick.
So taking on last start winner Oakleigh on its home patch at Scammell Reserve means the stakes are high.
Key to the game will be how the Two Blues curb gun full-forward Aaron Cloke who kicked seven of Oakleigh’s 10 goals last week.
With the Reserves posting their first win of the season last week confidence is high for a bold showing again.
KNOW YOUR NEW PLAYERS
SUCH has been in the influx of new players into the senior team-15 after three rounds and about to be 16 come Saturday- we thought it timely to provide some background and a ‘name to the number’.
Please note our players will wear Prahran jumpers rather than Assumption for away games for the rest of the season for practical purposes as several players need a jumper with an alternative number because of size differences with the Assumption strip.
1-Matthew Boland (playing coach), Parkdale, Subiaco, Kangaroo Flat
3- Jesse Waters, Parkdale
6- Adam Collett, assistant coach, Power House
7- Matthew Clifford, vice captain, Hastings, Kangaroo Flat
9- Zach Podmore, Perth
10- Jackson Boland, Parkdale
13- Ethan Plaza, Prahran Juniors, Parkdale
14- Jake Stent-Powell, Parkdale
16-Aaron Jory, Woollongong (NSW)
20- Kai Bloomfield, De La Salle
21- James Everest, Parkdale
28- Jake Beard, South Australia
33- Shaun Chapman, Parkdale
34- Daniel Price , Parkdale (first game Saturday)
37- Rory Brodie- Adelaide Amateurs
41- Tony Mirabella, Perth
49- Bonar Mahains, Strathalbyn (SA)
MATCH DAY AWARDS
Australian Venue Company: Tony Mirabella
State Bank: Matthew Clifford
Hagen’s Meats: Rory Brodie
Toscano’s Quality Fruiters Hawksburn: Cruze Henshaw
CROSS TOWN RIVALRY STILL EXISTS!
LAST Saturday’s match between Prahran and Brunswick rekindled some old time cross town rivalry enjoyed by politicians, Member for Prahran, Sam Hibbins and his counterpart Member for Brunswick, Dr Tim Read.
Prahran's first premiership was in 1937 when they defeated Brunswick by two points played at Toorak Park in front of some 9000 supporters.
Pictured below at Toorak Park under the Orrong Rd terraces ( left to right) is Dr Tim Reid, Charlie Payne, Alan Payne and Sam Hibbins.
Charlie (aged 97) and son Alan are lifelong Prahran supporters and still attend most games.
Charlie, most likely to be our Club's eldest surviving supporter, recalls being at Toorak Park to see the 1937 premiership and had great pleasure in sharing some vivid memories of the game with Tim and Sam, which they thoroughly enjoyed.
FIRST HOME GAME LUNCHEON MAY 8
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.