Monday, May 08, 2006

News for 2007

Well 2007 is upon us - unfortunately in all likelihood it also means that 2006 was the last season of AFL for the Low Rollers. A restructure of the competition and some absurd demands from the AFLQ makes it very difficult for us to field a team in our own right for this year. Sherwood looks likely to field a team themselves so anyone who is keen for a run is more than welcome to attend training and try and make the team. More details as they come to hand.

Results of AGM held in December provided some not unusual outcomes and one huge surprise.

El Presidente - Pedro

Vice Pres/Treasurer - Greg

Secretary - Jodi

Team Manager - Lisa

AFL Coach - Jeff Peters (God Help us all!)

Chief Trainer/Water supplies - Mel

Stay tuned for more news soon.


  • Low Roller Stubby Coolers $5
  • Polo Shirts $20
  • 2005 Team photos $15

Contact Peter or Greg

2006 Supporter Packages

The Low Rollers are pleased to announce a 2 tiered supporters package for the 2006 season

  • Scum Supporter $5 - Benefits : Official Low Rollers stubby cooler, Free entry to all home & away games, LowRollerMail
  • Low Roller $25 - Benefits : Official Low Rollers stubby cooler, Black Low Rollers polo shirt, free entry to all home and away games, access to the coaching box for 1 game, signed photo of your favourite player, LowRollerMail.

Contact Peter or Greg for more details.

2006 Season is here!

Training commences for the 2006 season on Thursday February 2nd, 6.30pm at Sherwood AFC.

Competition for spots will be fierce this year. We have a few new guys who are real keen for a run and actually know how to spell AFL! 

A draft fixtures draw will be released this Friday, but at this stage the competition will be teams from Wilston Grange, Moorooka, Ipswich, Logan, Bribie, Calamvale, Kedron, Griffith Uni, Kenmore and of course us.

Apparently a few of the Wilston Grange guys have gone to Kedron - so that should weaken WG. Of course that give us absolutely no idea how strong Kedron or Calamvale will be but we will soon find out.

In the meantime it is crucial we get a good attendance to training. We only train 1 night a week, and we are going to be introducing a new concept to the team this year...........tactics. We have quite a few experienced players making their debut for the Low Rollers in 2006 and quite frankly, we'd be mad not to utilise their knowlege and skills. So in order to be ready for the first game - only about 10 weeks away - we need to be rolling now!

Unbelievably I have heard reports of players actually do pre-season fitness work. While somewhat shocked and appalled, I am also a bit worried that the very last goal of the season, kicked by yours truely has motivated the team to such a degree that I may be relegated to forward pocket instead of centre half fwd. Oh well, whatever is best for the team. By the way, if anyone isn't aware of the Goal of the Year - please contact me for more details.

Team photos are available now! See me if you want one, photos will be available at training - only $15


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History of the Low Rollers

The first Low Rollers team was created in 2002 to play touch football in the BMTA touch competition at Whites Hill. Most of the players were from the defunct Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Repatriation Touch Club which had disbanded the year before. The Repat team consisted of DVA employees and the family and friends of players who had played over a period in excess of 20 years. A majority of fund raising for the Repat Touch Team was conducted at the Victory Hotel - the spiritual home of the Low Rollers and the preferred site for all tactical planning sessions.

After successfully winning the Grand Final in touch, a bold plan was hatched to play warehouse cricket in 2003. The core of the Low Rollers touch team fronted again for a winter season at Tingalpa which again saw the team win the Grand Final in stunning style. Highlights of the win would undoubtedly be:

  • The 2 catches by Mark Pius at point (after previous form he was 10 million to one to take them)
  • The magnificint opening stand by Paul Kulpa and Peter Ross (21 off 11 overs)
  • Nordberg's fielding (or lack there of - he was disgracefull)
  • oh.........and possibly the runs scored by Gav & Kingy. Kingy hogged the strike but luckily got a ton.

2004 was a bit of a rest year, but then in June the plan was hatched.......................


It can't be that hard.

Unfortunately the Ross Brothers and beer can sometimes lead to stupid things (no I don't mean Greg's son Matty - he's not stupid just plain evil). An invitation was sent to all prospective players and before too long the possibility of playing AFL started to become reality.

A significant number of players who threw their hat in the ring had never played AFL. Mark Pius our little Indian team mate (don't forget to visit Mark's Curry of the Month) didn't even know how to spell AFL let alone play it. But if nothing else we had enthusiasm and the hunger to socialise and drink beer after a game.

Sherwood Districts AFL club has now become our home and in 2005, the Low Rollers are hoping to again add a premiership to our already swelling trophy cabinet.

Roll low sweet chariot.