Sorry Durko, but critics are right to bag Sheens
I COULDN'T help but read Tony Durkin's opinion about the unwarranted wave of criticism of Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens after their loss of the Four Nations.
Now I know Durko is far more qualified to comment than I, but sorry Durko, I am on the crest of that wave. Sheens had a shocker. Injuries aside his positional changes etc were appalling.
Speaking of waves, how good was the Ocean Assault at Alex last week in terrible conditions? A northerly that would have blown a dog off a chain, but some wonderful results over the two days.
Well done to the Castle Media guys who worked hard all weekend; the officials and volunteers, and the athletes - it was great. My standout competitor was Hayden White from Mooloolaba, but there were plenty of others from under 17 to 50-year-olds. We get to do it all again in a couple of weeks with the Murphy Builders carnival at Maroochydore.
Met Caloundra has an U15 to Masters Craft Carnival today and Nippers Team carnival tomorrow - two days of great action at Kings Beach, see you there.
Recently I heard Wayne Bennett talk about his take on the NRL and I was surprised to hear that in his opinion rugby league players in the NRL and the second tier comps are not only faster and more athletic than ever, but tougher. That really surprised me, the tougher comment. With interchange I would have thought not, but I guess Wayne would have a bit more of an idea than me.
Speaking of tougher, what great news for Broncos fans with the signing of Adam Blair. He ticks all those boxes above, particularly the tougher one. I reckon with him in a yellow jersey Sam Thaiday's football might improve as he will stop having to try to be the tough guy (if he makes the side).
Headland Golf Club's John Victorsen puts the cue in the rack come December as the resident pro there after a long association with the club.
I am not quite sure of the circumstances but what I am sure of is the contribution Vico has made to golf and the community on the Sunshine Coast. He is a champion bloke and, like any successful man, there is a wonderful woman, in this case Jenny. I wish them and their family well
Sunday November 30 is the International Day of People with a Disability and what better way to celebrate it than to head to the Caloundra indoor stadium and get involved in wheelchair rugby league with the Sunshine Coast Falcons from 12 pm.
If you have a child with a disability and want them to experience rugby league in a gentle introduction to the game for kids with varying disabilities, they will be catered for.
The clinic will be conducted by NRL development officers Glen Dreger and Steve Belsham who have really embraced Falcons Footy for all who are interested.
It's a Come and Try day and everyone is welcome to come along and stay on for the grand final of the national wheelchair rugby league at 2pm. Ring Laurie on 0407 202 913 or Nadine 0429 958 830.