By Cameron Smith Picture: Highflyer Images
Eight Redland players capped off what has been unusual season by winning premierships for their clubs over the weekend, to add to the three players that won a premiership last week.
Reuben William, Matthew McGannon, Matt Hammelmann and Hayden-Bertoli Simmonds played a significant role in Morningside’s 9-point win over Broadbeach in the QAFL Grand Final on Saturday at Yeronga.
Then on Sunday, Mav Pettigrove, Will O’Dwyer and Seb Rogers played a vital role in Noosa’s 55-point win over Mayne in the QFA Division 1 Grand Final at Burpengary.
Ryan Dadd’s also won a premiership in the QAFL Reserves on Saturday for Morningside.
In the seniors, it was clear to see that Morningside were desperate to avenge for the loss they suffered against the Cats they had in the last home and away round. They suffocated Broadbeach with their pressure and adapted to the windy conditions better.
Reubs was probably the pick of the Redland players on the day kicking three goals and linking up well with the Panthers dominant back six.
Moose and Dos both played well done back for the Panthers, and Hammer was dangerous down forward kicking two goals and creating several others.
On Sunday the dynamic duo of Mav Pettigrove and Wil O’Dwyer both showed off their exciting footballing ability to make it back to back medallions.
Wil and Mav both kicked one, and Seb Rogers who was also very good kicked three as the Sunshine Coast based Tigers just had a bit too much class for an injury-hit Mayne Tigers.
So a total of 39 of our listed players had the opportunity to play some form of footy in 2020 including 11 that played in premierships. The Redland Football Club thanks all of the clubs that housed our players and congratulates AFL Queensland on successfully conducting seasons through such challenging times.