Representing the Griffos

Congrats to all the talented Griffins representing their club and state in Rep footy games over the June long weekend.

The women’s rep squad received a total of 79 nominations from across the ACT, and Griffo guns Claire Reynolds and Katherine Dellar have made the final cut to the squad of 27. They’ll take on AFL Sydney on Saturday, June 11 at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.

In the mens comps, talented Griffos Tim Robb, Jono Dean and Nathan Arch will make the trip down to Merimbula the same Saturday to take on a combined South and Sapphire Coast rep squad. In another individual honour, Robba has been named as captain for that side.

Congratulations to all players selected. Do us proud!

Bye bye Bisho

ANU’s board short-rocking, goal-kicking Treasurer Sam ‘Bish’ Bishop plays his last game for the club this Saturday (pending selection) in what’s been a short but stellar Griffo knock.

Bisho and his wife are moving home to Melbourne, and Bish’s last Griffo game will pan out exactly how he’d want it- playing against an obscure regional team on an old goat track an hour out of town.

A laid-back character, Bisho made an immediate splash at the Griffos by rocking down to training at South in board shorts and training in them throughout the winter.

He’s knocked up over 50 games in his three and a half years at the club, played in a Magoos flag in 2013, kicked a bunch of goals, and kept the Griffo finances in top shape as Treasurer of the club over the last 18 months.

Bish’s easy-going nature and love of a post-game beer and yarn at the Hellenic belies a hard-working and talented key forward who consistently delivers for the club on and off the field. Get around him this weekend!

Calling all ANU Old Boys

This is for any past or present players who are ready, willing and able to participate in the annual match between the ANU OLD BOYS and the ACT Masters.

Date: Saturday 23rd July (not that far away)
Time: 4:45pm approx. start (twilight match)
Where: ANU South Oval

The game follows on after a triple header of Women’s, Reserves & Seniors. So come on down anytime, catch up with your footy mates & get around them. A post game event has been organised at the sheds for all to attend and there will be activities throughout the day. If you are keen to have a run please RSVP to darryl.symons@defence.gov.au or simon@tuanfamily.com.au.

What do you know?

WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

The committee are building up a database of milestones, playing stats and anecdotes for the new website, newsletter and ongoing digitisation project. Have you got anything you can contribute to the ANUAFC History archive? We are looking for things like:

  • Club newsletters
  • Newspaper articles
  • Photos (of footy games, footy trips, preso nights or Mad Mondays of days gone by)
  • Team/player lists
  • Funny stories/anecdotes
  • Player information

We are particularly looking for information from the 1970- 2000 period, but anything will be gratefully accepted. If you have anything for us, or know anyone who might, please email news@anuafc.com.au and we will publish them in coming weeks.

Congratulations ANU girls!

Get around the Lady Griffs who’ve made it into the ACT/NSW Women’s AFL Academy!

After a tough couple of weeks of testing and some stiff competition on game-day down at Reid Oval, 3 ANU girls have been picked from over 300 hopefuls to be part of the inaugural GWS Giants Women’s Talent Academy. Congratulations to Kat Dellar, Nadia “Nads” Thorman and Claire Reynolds who will spend the year training with the best and most promising Women’s players from the ACT/NSW region. They will receive elite coaching, services and facilities with an eye on being picked for the 2016 Female Football Exhibition Series which will see the girls from ACT/NSW play matches in the GWS Giants and Sydney Swans colours against other state academies. These academies aim to build talent and depth in order to prepare for the National Women’s Draft which will kick off next year – so the girls are sure to be put through their paces! We wish them the best of luck in the academies.