Solway Smacko's and Weeping Willows in 1st Division;
Pretenders and Assassins Yellow in 2nd Division
Glen Waverley Rovers and Vermont Vets in 3rd Division
all of who made the grand final in their respective Divisions.
*Winners of each division will receive a Premiership cup and adulation from their peers, so good luck Boys.
The Fixture is up on our Website where all teams will be involved. You can also find the fixture on our TeamApp. All Finals will be played at Wesley at 6.30pm, 7.15pm or 7.55pm time slots. Coates Pavillion will be open for after match Drinks and a free Sausage sizzle. All Divisional grand finals will be played at 7.55pm with presentations straight after the game.
A reminder to all teams that our competition is a social competition and should be played in that spirit throughout the night. The old adage of no rules in finals does not apply to AFL9s and we trust that we are all experienced (old) enough to enjoy the night without incident. Bet good to the umpires!!!
Beyond Blue (important)
R40s was originally set up to give middle age men a physical and social outlet they can relax and enjoy while playing social sport with their peers. As a follow up to these ideals we have partnered with Beyond Blue to raise awareness of the mental heath issues men face today. These issues were underlined last week when unfortunately the St.Benedict's Tigers suffered a tragedy in which one of their players has taken his life.
Finals Fund Raiser
With the assistance of our Roaring 40s community we have pulled together and used our finals night as an opportunity to raise money for the affected family and Beyond Blue. As most of you know we asked for some donations to go toward the prizes for a raffle on the night. Well..... the response has been overwhelming with nearly $10,000 worth of prizes donated in just 3 days so far.
All we require now is you support. If everyone could bring ONE extra mate along to support the fund raiser and increase the awareness of men's health that would be great and maybe pack a little more in the wallet for our raffles.
There will be a free sausage sizzle and drinks to be purchased at the bar. Please make an effort to support the night and enjoy the social atmosphere.
Click the file at the end of the BLOG for more details on the night.
R40s is in the process of firming up venues and length of Summer season. The start date will be the 2nd of Feb, the 1st Monday of the school term. Easter will interfere with the season and we are working on the logistics of that. Could all team captains please notify us ASAP of their intention to continue next season. New teams Welcome.
It is very important to get in as soon as possible as the Summer season may have to be capped.
Thanks very much for your support for the season and we look forward to you returning for an even better season in 2015
Merry Xmas to all