With good deeds aside, this is still a competition, a fierce one, and the two captains are in it to win it.
Even if you are not a sports fan or have not followed Lance Armstrong’s story, there is enough drama and emotion here to keep you well entertained.
Graham Cornes was a champion footballer, a great coach and is a respected media personality. But last week, his comments about the first televised Women’s AFL match were out on the full.
The Reclink Community Cup is set to fill the void left by the lack of AFL finals here, with what is shapes as the football match of the year, when local musicians and media face off at Coopers Stadium this Sunday.
The AFL has urged fans to stop booing, which has seem to incite people to boo louder. What does that say about our society? When a person has the courage to speak out against bullying, we chastise them and make them feel weak. Are these the values we should we teaching our children?
A champion elite athlete is being bullied and that’s not ok.
As Adelaideans shivered through a cold snap, it was the weekend’s sport which moved us to tears, admiration and disbelief.
In responding to this awful tragedy, the past week has shown us something new through the solidarity demonstrated by both clubs in grieving Walsh’s death. Transcending tribalism, South Australian football has never been so unified.
Walsh goes on to reflect on the commitment he made to re-connect with his son, to remove that wedge and it would appear that he and his son were making strides in renewing their relationship.
Apparently, it was not to be.
There is no guarantee what could happen, nor whether any of the players will have had any prior experience with the game; what is known, though, is that it’s all for a good cause.