Buccaneers compete in Melbourne

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Buccaneers compete in Melbourne

The city of Melbourne and it's little sister, Geelong, provided a feast of football for our traveling Senior Footballers. We had a good journey to Geelong Grammar and our 20 goal to 2 goal victory was a fine start against the gracious hosts. The School ground with Corio Bay on one flank and the imposing old school buildings on the other wing makes it a picturesque venue and the Century old grandstand managed to survive the voluminous sound waves from the change rooms underneath with a fine rendering of the  of the post-game anthem.

Four AFL games, three of which were close and thrilling were enjoyed by the boys. We appreciated the tour and talk by Mr Bruce Nankervis, Geelong legend, at Kardiania Park and those who attended the Marngrook Football show enjoyed the opportunity and the friendly chat with Hawks legend, Shaun Burgoyne. We had a very good game of Football against a Trinity Grammar team which matched us in size and talent, and outnumbered us through the interchange but could not outrun us. Wise guides like Mr Bandy considered it one of our finest interstate games. The traveling players were keen students of the game, good teammates and great ambassadors for our School.

It was nice to see former student Connor Franey at the Anzac Day Parade in Melbourne and he reports that he is enjoying and finding success in his career in the Navy. Mr Bandy and Mr Dawson gave up their valuable time in the holidays to help make the trip possible and the boys were lucky to have such outstanding men as role models and mentors during the seventh Buccaneers interstate trip.

Mr Brad Goerling :: Buccaneers Tour Co-ordinator