Ashley Robinson at Alexandra Headland Surf Club.  Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily
Ashley Robinson at Alexandra Headland Surf Club. Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily John McCutcheon

Some things are more important than footy

THE Falcons have a real crunch game on Saturday at Sunshine Coast Stadium when they come up against Intrust Cup heavyweights Redcliffe Dolphins.

Normally I would go on about how important a game to a struggling club like the Falcons this is.

But something more important than footy is on the line tomorrow, support for a beautiful little girl called Lyla. Tomorrow at the stadium is Lyla’s Family Fun Day with jumping castles, face painting, sausage sizzle, reptile display and monster raffle. Lyla has a rare disease that sadly, is terminal.

The family’s hope is that Lyla can make it to school age and the goal tomorrow is to ease the financial burden for the family so at the very least they can spend some quality timer together.

I can’t imagine what they are going through but I commend Falcon’s CEO Chris Flannery for this initiative. Gates open at 12.30pm with plenty of activities for the kids and the footy kicks-off with the Colts at 1.15pm before the main game at 3 pm. If you can’t make it but would like to donate either ring Chris 0429224376 or donate to SC Falcons BSB: 124161 Acc: 20232537 and make reference to “Lyla”.

- WELL done last weekend with Kawana Dolphins versus Maroochydore Swans Old Boys game that was well received by a solid crowd directly after the Caloundra RSL Cup clash in A Grade, which was taken out by the Dolphins. The Swans reversed the result in the Old Boys, but I had to laugh when I spoke to 80s early 90s Swans player Darren Box Naylor, who thought it was guys of his vintage but in fact over 30s.

But as usual when you ask Darren how he goes at anything the answer is always the same, “Good.”

- ROOSTERS Coach Trent Robinson could easily be labelled with being a whinger, following in the footsteps of the Roosters’ greatest ever whinger in Phil Gould. But seriously, he had a point last week when they were probably robbed of victory against the Dogs.

The good old bunker allowed a try when it was clearly held up, until a supporting Dogs player actually pushed the Roosters hand that was holding the ball off the ground allowing it to make contact with the turf.

A couple of observations from self. Firstly, how long does it have to be to called held as I could have made a cup of tea by the time the referee actually stopped play. Secondly, like Robinson, the bunker with all their technology simply have to get this stuff right. And thirdly, I backed the Roosters, which could be why I am throwing my support the Roosters coach’s way.

Just on the bunker check my column out in tomorrow’s Daily regarding the bunker and the election?

Even though I am a disillusioned voter I have to congratulate all the local candidates, bar one, for cleaning up all those smarmy posters up the Nicklin Way so quickly.

Dead-set on my way home I felt like I was driving past hundreds of used car salesmen saying “Have I got a deal for you!”

At the time of writing the only ones left were from the “Rise Up Australia Party”. Hopefully someone can rise up and pick up their signs.


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