Friday, September 19, 2014

A dream 12 years in the making

If you read  my blog regularly then you would of seen my post here about our club teams making it to finals. Sadly our junior teams all went out in the first round, and our under 18's out in the 2nd round after playing a team they had never played before - but that's a whole other story.
Everyone was super excited and proud when both our seniors and reserves made it into the grand final! A huge effort on everyones part and as my title eludes, its been 12 years since the club had both teams in a grand final!

The day started early with John needing to be there just before all the players to set up and be ready to start strapping as soon as they started rolling in. I had the camera out nice and early grabbing shots of the players as they arrived, as well as any spectators bravely being there 2 hours before game time hah. There were alot of nerves and alot of excitement from pretty much everyone involved and soon enough the National Anthem was played and the game began.
I wont bore you with game details too much, I could never say it as good as Stephen Purdy did here. It was pretty intense though and LOUD there was a sea of blue and gold supporters, that loud that we didn't even here the siren go to end the game. All that mattered was the free kick to Dan Bridge  and his super goal that put us 5 points up and WINNERS!!!
The celebrations started, presentations  made and the trophy awarded to Luke, Ben and the boys!!

Not a soul left the ground, everyone was pumped and ready to cheer on our senior side to the same victory! The reserves eventually joined us bringing their very own special kind of loud to the sidelines. Whilst the senior game wasn't as close so not as tense it was just as exciting and that last quarter the boys just kept it going and when the final siren went the boys came away WINNERS by 49 points!!

The crowd went nuts, the ground was invaded and as I said to John later that night, Ive never seen so many grown men cry. Tears of happiness were everywhere! I think the cutest thing I heard was young master Jack who was very concerned that "Daddy is crying"
There were hugs and fist pumps to go with those tears and lots of screaming. I must thank Tish for pulling me out of the huddle after the team song, I was sure I was going to get crushed!
Presentations started and wise words uttered, Zaine was awarded best on ground and the boys couldn't of been prouder. Premiership medals were handed out then the premiership trophy was handed to  Tony and Mark and that's when the celebrations really began.
Celebrations continued back at the club later that night and im sure went well into the morning for most, then the next couple of days for the players celebrating Silly Sunday and Mad Monday.
All the photos have now been uploaded to the Springwood Pumas facebook page, so go have a look and relive the day or just have a sticky.

That now brings an end to the footy season for us, that means weekends are now ours to do as we please.
Thanks everyone for a super great year!

Thanks for stopping by
Lis :)

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