Fixtures finally confirmed

Gawler girl Chloe Scheer made her AFL debut for the Adelaide Crows women’s side last Saturday night. Photo: Peter Argent
Gawler girl Chloe Scheer made her AFL debut for the Adelaide Crows women’s side last Saturday night. Photo: Peter Argent

At a special meeting last week the Barossa, Light and Gawler (BLG) Football Association delegates finally agreed on their fixtures for the 2019 campaign.

After much gesturing and correspondence with the Community Football Board, the association will play on the weekend of the 2019 Zone Championships during early July.

It has been suggested the association will still supply players to the Central Zone team and further suggested one player from each team participate and two from the side having the bye will be made available for the Central Zone team. However, the BLG will have a round of their season on this weekend.

“It was a unanimous decision by the delegates at the nine clubs,” BLG FA president Mick Brien shared.

“We have had legal advice and are happy to sit down with the Community Football Board, who we have sent a letter to.

“Our fixtures are now set I stone for 2019,” he added.

AFL WOMEN’S DEBUT

Talented teenage Gawler girl Chloe Scheer made her AFL debut for the Adelaide Crows women’s side in last Saturday night’s flash with reigning Premiers the Western Bulldogs at The Parade Norwood.

In a thrilling game with Katie Brennan, Scheer kicked two goals for the visitors and was Crows only goal kicker.

Scheer kicked a goal with her first kick in league football, becoming a part of an unique alumni.

Crows forward coach Narelle Smith confirmed that Scheer kicked the goal after a strong mark running the same way as the ball with Crows kicking towards The Parade end.

“Chloe is a pretty cool and calm character and was measured before the game,” Smith said.

“Chloe made a solid contribution in the first game and we’d expect should develop into a long-term prospect with our club as she learns more about her role as a forward and understands the requirements of elite.”

“We certainly handed the points to the Bulldogs. We need to regroup and reload pretty quickly and get back into the program,” she said.

Western Bulldogs defeated the Adelaide Crows by the smallest of margins – 2.4 (18) to 1.11 (17).

IN THE SPIRIT OF COUNTRY FOOTY

This Saturday, February 9, 9.30pm, a special opportunity exists for the country football community of South Australia to get behind the Nangwarry Football Club in the South East.

Nangwarry’s supporter base suffered the tragedy of having its club rooms burnt to the ground by a suspiciously lit fire.

At the Hotel Richmond in Adelaide, the Southern Slugs Masters Football Club have planned an event, with the proceeds from the tickets sold to a Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) Concert, and a dinner being held beforehand.

“There will be an auction and raffle to raise money for the Nangwarry club rooms to be rebuild,” Southern Slugs president Peter Oldfield added.