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August 28th 2007
Season over for Magpies

Maggie Magpie magic Congratulations to the U13's Maggie Magpies AFL Team coached by Peter Young for putting up a hard but unsuccessful fight in a low scoring Preliminary Final against the Tigers Black Team.

According to proud supporter and spokesperson Lynne Marie James, "Both teams played serious finals football and we had a very disappointing loss of only 4 points. Scores: 3.2:20 to 3.6:24. Donal Glavin-Quane kicked our 3 goals".

"There has been noticeable skill improvement in our younger and less experienced players and consolidation of skills for the whole team. Well done to everyone for a great year of football. We are proud of the efforts of all players, coaches & parents as it is very difficult to win two Premierships in a row, and all are better for the experience," said Lynne Marie.

The Premiership Cup is on display at Arcadia News for the rest of this week,

This is the first year since the team began six years ago that they have fielded three teams in the competition.

"Maybe next year we will have an U15's team and be able to field four teams from our tiny little island," says Lynne Marie. This would be unique in that all the teams come from this one community and mostly from our tiny school of 177 students plus a few high schoolers.

In Townsville there are no zones and Townsville players can join whichever team they wish.

Season over for Magpies
David Lowe
August 31st 2007
I would like to congratulate the Magnetic Times for the wonderful article you presented on junior AFL on Magntic Island. Your teams and dedicated supporters are a credit to our league and we are committed to ensuring the Mighty Magnetic Island Magpies continue in our competition. The parents and especially the children are to be commended for their efforts and we the league stongly support the magpies with their endeavours to field an U15 side for 2008.

If there are parents and potential players on the Island or the mainland who are interested in getting invloved with AFL, they can obtain details by phoning:

Richie Lyons, AFL Regional Manager 4772 6271
Joy Bentzen, President AFL Townsville Juniors 0447 586 235
Dave Lowe 0409 782 105

Junior AFL - Where the dream begins

Dave Lowe
Vice President
AFL Townsville Juniors
0409 782 105

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Readers comments
Syl Hayes In reply to Fair raises $15,000 for school
What a wonderful outcome for the school! I had a great time face-painting with Luke and Sasha, met lots of kids and parents,scored some great books at the Trash n Treasure stall, and even remembered to vote. Everywhere you looked people were enjoying themselves...such a tribute to the organisers. Well done!
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