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Friday, July 09, 2004

Pick a Sport, Any Sport

I went to Aussie Rules practice again last night, despite the tight hamstring. Pushed it out to a about 85% at one point and felt the other one start to tweak... grand.
Anyway, they still think I'm running hard and fast, despite really going about 3/4 pace or less, so I'm on the bench for this weekend's game. My first ever of Australian Rules Football. I probably shouldn't play. I joked earlier about the possibility of snapping a hammy jumping up and down in excitement at Queensland winning the State of Origin. Well I shouldn't have worried too much. There was no cause for excitement in that game. I was safe from whatever ill effects jumping up and down may have had.
Tomorrow, however, it could actually happen... Soccer last weekend, Aussie Rules this weekend. I'll aim for rugby union next weekend just to make things interesting. It really is amazing, the range of choices there are for organised inter-town sporting competition in such a small town as this.
  • Rugby Union: first grade, reserve grade, under-19s and under-17s.
  • Rugby League: first grade and under-18s? (I haven't kept up with the league, so not sure how many they've got.
  • Soccer: three mens teams from 'N' in the local comp which includes about four other towns
  • Aussie Rules: team just started this year
  • Cricket (in summer): about eight teams just in the local town competition.
  • Touch Footy (also in summer): a good 10 to 20 teams, mens, womens and mixed competitions.
And more I wouldn't even know about. Oh, there's netball, fairly large mixed competition. There used to also be a baseball team and inter-town competition, but I'm told that folded several years ago. Probably about the same time the whole national baseball league disappeared.
That doesn't even touch on school sports, which includes pretty much everyone who wants to play, a foreign concept for most Americans.

Not much blogging on news lately, I realise, but somehow Im guessing it's not a point of concern or stress for anyone.
I'll post this now and try and find some work to do. It's 10am on Friday, see you all next week.

the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 7/09/2004 10:08:00 am || || Return to Top