11 June, 2021
Signed Cats jersey for raffle
A GEELONG guernsey, signed by the 2020 side, and including Gary Ablett (who retired last year), will be raffled off by the Sarina Demons AFL side.
Profits from the sale will help
support the Sarina-based team,
with money raised helping to fund
development and construction
around the Sarina AFL grounds.
The works will include change
sheds and storage for the Demons’
Demons’ president, Shane
Floyd, said the team had been
honoured to have the guernsey,
which had been donated for auction
by local sporting royalty,
The grandson of Charles
Brownlow, whom the famous
Brownlow Medal was named after,
Charlie was eager to help the
“To have someone that significant
to the game is just massive,
especially since it’s such a
huge Victorian sport,” Floyd said.
“With so many people moving up
from the south this game is only
going to keep getting bigger here
and explode soon.
“Sarina Demons consist of Under 8s, 10s and, more recently, Under 12s. And all teams are mixed boys and girls.
“We’re hoping to have under
14s next year,” Floyd said.
“We are growing fast as a club
and are proud to provide Sarina
with a different sport, aiming
to keep kids active and teaching
them some life skills.
“The committee is trying hard
to keep everything community
“We’d like to thank Charlie for his kind donation and supporting our team.”
Floyd said while the hype over the Guernsey was building, many were chomping at the bit to get their hands on a ticket to an amazing piece of sports memorabilia.
“It’s an impressive item to
hang in the living room,” he said.
“When Charlie Brownlow
travelled down to our Club in Sarina
to present the guernsey, he
was particularly impressed by the
number of girls now participating
in the sport compared to years
gone by when it was a male dominated
“While the kids are a bit too
young to understand the huge
presence they had met, for me I
was thrilled to meet the AFL legends
grandson and I got to shake
During the weekend of August
29 we will host a Junior Carnival
and home game: Sarina vs Moranbah.
Most of Mackay AFL U8s and
U10s will also be in attendance.
“We will also be drawing the
winner of the framed, signed
guernsey, Floyd said.
“Charlie Brownlow will be in
attendance and do a presentation
to explain what the Brownlow
Medal is really all about.
“With that happening we will have a large crowd of people down there not only just the two teams.”
Limited raffle tickets will go on
sale from June 11 and be drawn
Tickets are $10 each
or $100 for a book.
They will be available for purchase from: n Mackay Local News: Worley House, 1st Floor, 45 Victoria Street Mackay n Tandara Hotel Sarina n Sarina Burgers & Seafood Sarina n Third Ground Coffee Sarina n Moranbah News Agency n Middlemount News Agency